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7162Re: [FS32NGModelrail] Re: Wrightlines 7mm / 1:32 skip

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  • Woodie Greene
    Oct 2, 2009
      Daniel & all-I built and reviewed for a magazine the 1:32 v tippers from Mr Van Winkle's firm a few years ago and they are/were fine models with accurate details. However, since I operate outside in the sunlight, the plastic buckets lasted one day in the sun! I still have the bogies on a siding but the plastic buckets reside at the bottom of a canyon to represent wrecks. I have learned some hard lessons as to what works out on my railroad and what doesn't. My Daniel Caso laser MDF kits operate on the layout and have actually spent several nights outside under the stars and show no damage. The MDF must be properly sealed and painted, and I do not advocate leaving such fine models outside but they seem to have "weathered" the hot Texas sun.  I do not know if any of this has helped anyone, I just wanted to write something.        Woodie

      --- On Fri, 10/2/09, daniel caso <d.caso@...> wrote:

      From: daniel caso <d.caso@...>
      Subject: Re: [FS32NGModelrail] Re: Wrightlines 7mm / 1:32 skip
      To: FS32NGModelrail@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Friday, October 2, 2009, 5:09 AM


          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.


      --- 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


      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:


      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.

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