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Windcutter Wagons

Discussion in 'Heritage Rolling Stock' started by Flying Phil, Dec 11, 2018.

  1. Flying Phil

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    Our two "thin flange" wagons have now arrived at Rothley so we can do a quick re-paint whilst we attend to the wheel sets. DSCF6551.JPG
    Incidentally the container is mounted on the old chassis of coach 4914 to act as a mobile spares store. The container was outside the front of Rothley shed, but was moved prior to the resurfacing project.
     
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    Were the wheels tyred? The obvious long term solution, if so, is to fit new ones. But have an appeal and a good scratch round for any surviving
    spares.
     
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    All the wheels appear to be Monobloc so, if it is possible to machine them and then fit tyres, it will be quite expensive. We do have a spare pair of wheelsets for wagon # 19 - but it is the 10" x 5 1/2" of wagon#23 that is the bigger problem. We cannot easily change to the smaller standard axlebox as the "W" irons have much thicker horn guides.....
     
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    Nor should you, as #23 (& #24) are not 16T mineral wagons. Although I don’t know exactly what they are I believe they probably much rarer (an obscure LMS design is a possibility) and it already saddens me that they’ve had their buffers swapped from the Dowty originals. Are the wheelsets beyond turning?


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    As the pictures show, the spoked wheel still has a reasonable amount on the "tyre" but the other is much thinner..... DSCF8274.JPG DSCF8272.JPG
     
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    I was talking to Jamie about this earlier. I’ve a feeling that iron ore tipplers had the larger journals, so maybe see if another line has scrapped one of those and kept the wheelsets?


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    Hi pmh_74 (Phil?)
    Certainly it would be a lot easier if we could buy a couple of S/H wheelsets for 10" x 5 1/2" axleboxes.....any one know of any for sale?
     
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    Sorry - double post
     
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    I had to change a brake shoe yesterday.....[​IMG]
    The old one on the ground was "excessively worn". This is so the rake can be used on Sunday for this weekends Goods Galore Gala.
     
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    Looks excessively worn to me, good catch. Was it just the one you'd changed on that wagon? If so it's probably been the only one providing braking effort for some time.
     
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    ....and this is why we do it! DSCF6612.JPG
     

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