Jump to content
  • 0

Solebars on Goods Wagon Bodies

Rate this question



Was there a standard size for these? 254mm (10")or 305mm (12") were the standard sections available at the time, and in converting to 00 it's either 3.2 or 4.0mm - a substantial difference. Help a desperate triangulated frame builder out wouldja?



Link to comment
Share on other sites

3 answers to this question

Recommended Posts

  • 0

I never checked just take a tracing off the GA and reduce it to OO:D


Its seems to have varied between 9" & 11" depending on the type of vehicle, 9X4 timber and 9X3½ channel seems to have been common enough for wagons.

Edited by Mayner
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

Sorry I'm slow getting back on this. Drawings show 4mm iron solebars on Midland wagons from the late 1890s. GSWR ones seem the same. If you want to measure one, the wagon under the crane at Mallow is a standard GSWR underframe on 3'6" wheels.


For CIE 4 wheelers, the older ones seem to have narrower frames.



Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Answer this question...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...

Important Information

Terms of Use