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7161Re: [FS32NGModelrail] Re: Wrightlines 7mm / 1:32 skip

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  • Roy C Link
    Oct 2, 2009
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      Only the KBscale (1:43.5) kits are all plastic (metal axles and tyres).

      The Wrightlines kits have cast whitemetal chassis and supports etc, I don't know the current material for the buckets - when I sold the kits the buckets were etched brass.

      The Slater's kits are whitemetal - only the bucket mouldings are plastic.

      Roy C Link


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      On 2 Oct 2009, at 11:09, daniel caso wrote:

       

      Eoy:

          Thank you for the specifications.

           Are the plastic kits you mention still available? So yes, where?

           I bought years ago a batch from  Wrightlines and not being skilled for accurate soldering I gave the task of soldering the brass buckets to an "artist" here who wanted to be paid in advance. So I did just to regret it because once soldered no rivet detail was left.
      So I ended with a dozen of frames to be used as boguies.
           Since then my soldering skills have improved a little but still I would prefer the plastic ones.

           Thank you.

                             Daniel

      --- On Fri, 10/2/09, Roy C Link <royclink@ision. co.uk> wrote:

      From: Roy C Link <royclink@ision. co.uk>
      Subject: Re: [FS32NGModelrail] Re: Wrightlines 7mm / 1:32 skip
      To: FS32NGModelrail@ yahoogroups. com
      Date: Friday, October 2, 2009, 11:20 AM

       

      Gentlemen,


      The KBscale skips are indeed to strict 1:43.5 scale, 7mm to one foot. They are replicas of the Robert Hudson (Leeds) 'Rugga' skip. This is a design dating to the early 1930s and the channel frame is formed with the channel facing inwards.

      The skips sold by Wrightlines come from patterns I made in the early 1980s and, although sold by Wrightlines as 7mm scale are actually 1:32 scale models of a 1/2 cubic yard UK manufactured 'continental' skip.

      The skips currently sold by Slater's are true 1:32 scale and originated with messrs Bantock & Lantz. They are 'Rugga' type. Later, they sold the patterns to Terry VanWinkle in the USA and he used pattern maker David H Smith to improve the patterns and create a plastic injection tool for the bucket (the original was a two part casting. To the best of my knowledge, Dick Christ (a friend of TVW) had no connection with the model that I know of. Made under the name 'Bridge Models' the range moved to Slater's - where David H Smith is now chief designer.

      You can check most of this through the pages of 'Narrow Gauge & Industrial Railway Modelling REVIEW' - it is all there if you care to look for it!

      Roy C Link


      www.narrowgaugeandi ndustrial. com


      On 2 Oct 2009, at 09:28, daniel caso wrote:

       

      Marc:

      You wrote:

      - ex-RCL, current KB scale skip/bogies I have and are way to small for 1:32/35 (e.g. compared to the Slaters).

                                     Those are 1:43,5 (7mm to the foot scale)

      - Slaters, I have and look nice and have a "flat" outside frame (sorry don't know how to discribe it better).

                                      Those are Hudson's, a very specific type.

                                      I've heard that Slater's are not 1/32 but 1/35, but not sure.

      - Wrightlines skip/bogies. I don't have those but have a [ shaped frame and are supposedly more 1:32 than O-scale (designed by Roy C Link ?!?). Due to the frame I would very much like to have those. 

                                     Those are 1/32 and a more "international" prototype: from

                                     Decauville (France) to O&K (Germany)  every factory has

                                     produced that type in several sizes and gauges.

                                               Daniel


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