Wagon load

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Wagon load

Postby crazypotter » Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:08 pm

Hi. A pal of mine gave me a bachmann "crocodile" wellwagon. I am looking for a load for it to fill the space. Something like a large boiler would suit or suitable large load. Any of you guys know where l can get something of that nature without having to buy the whole wagon. Many thanks.

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Re: Wagon load

Postby stuartp » Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:27 pm

Bachmann apparently sell (sold ?) the boilers separately:

https://www.hattons.co.uk/6979/bachmann ... etail.aspx

JH Russell's book "Freight Wagons and Loads in service on the GWR and BR" shows a variety of heavy castings/forgings and other bits of machinery on various Crocodiles - also a motor boat, a ship's anchor, and a tracked excavator. Failing that, it will have come back empty from wherever it was going (I doubt these were 'loaded both ways' very often) so some timber packing and chains/shackles stacked neatly in the well would give that impression.
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Re: Wagon load

Postby End2end » Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:17 pm

Funny enough I decided to search for "3d printed" in the "model railway and trains" category on ebay today. There's some great items that would suit the bill for loads.
Hope it helps.
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Re: Wagon load

Postby heda » Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:03 pm

Or put a something (anything) on there and cover it with a tarpaulin
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Re: Wagon load

Postby D0260 » Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:20 am

How about a pair of coach bogies, roped down to the crocodile, and a small tarp , which gives a lilttle peek of whats underneath....

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Re: Wagon load

Postby Bigmet » Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:38 am

Large steel fabrications are good too: silos, catalytic crackers, centrifugal separators, overhead crane carriages, bridge deck sections. An attractive feature sometime seen on these is advertising of the maker and/or the item's purpose.

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Re: Wagon load

Postby luckymucklebackit » Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:29 pm

Narrow Gauge Loco?

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Re: Wagon load

Postby Ironduke » Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:47 pm

Have you found anything yet, crazypotter? My effort.

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