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Came back to lunch with a lovely big box containing my order. Opened up one set to have a quick look at and they are stunning and delighted to see how free rolling they were. Well done lads, you've produced another first class product.

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A few better pics of my attempt at quickly weathering one of these fabulous wagons. Takes me back to 1974 :) 

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On 2/11/2020 at 12:22 AM, Broithe said:

So a 40mm height change in that case, if nothing else alters.

 

Effectively yeah. Though I'm not sure you'd notice, particularly scaled down for a model! ;)

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Delivered this morning- had a quick look and they're great....all safely packed away until the Blackstairs Railway Line opens for business later this year. Thanks guys. 

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Mine arrived today much to the chagrin of the Ladies in the office as they got SFA on Valentines day!! Great timing,

Very impressed with the faded CIE wheel too.

Having made a good few MIR Ferts the difference in additional detail is astonishing and would of taken hours and hours of extra work to try to get somewhat close so I can really appreciate these masterpieces in their RTR Glory!

 

 

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Great job with the weathering @Noel. Really shows off the great detailing. They were a familiar sight at my local freight yard. I remember on one occasion seeing a set of them behind an A Class and a 121.

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I wasn't going to bother with fertilisers but I'm glad I did, a nice addition to my two containers and three bubbles, and quite enough to be running on a 4' layout!

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Received by Fert wagon's today and what can I say the word sublime comes to mind.

I am wondering will at some stage in the future IRM make available the sambre et meuse Y25 bogies as an accessory?

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I understand, from my Goods Receiving personnel, that mine have arrived.

I'm currently assembling the necessary quality assessment protocols and should be able to give a preliminary report in a few day's time.

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Another box of Fertiliser wagons arrived yesterday. Love these stunning master pieces. Really appreciate the finess and fine detail. They run free as a bird too. Watching some old videos earlier I noticed these wagons below. Fertiliser wagons with what looks like steel mesh sides. Did they start out line this and switch to sold doors later? Presume the fertiliser bags were plastic so rain proof. Also was there a reason the centre compartments were not fully loaded (eg load limit, etc)?

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On 2/18/2020 at 4:09 PM, Broithe said:

I understand, from my Goods Receiving personnel, that mine have arrived.

I'm currently assembling the necessary quality assessment protocols and should be able to give a preliminary report in a few day's time.

A preliminary assessment has taken place - as before, the brakes appear to be seized on the 'off' position  - and there seems to be no oil in the buffers for damping purposes - otherwise, they seem OK.

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5 hours ago, Noel said:

Another box of Fertiliser wagons arrived yesterday. Love these stunning master pieces. Really appreciate the finess and fine detail. They run free as a bird too. Watching some old videos earlier I noticed these wagons below. Fertiliser wagons with what looks like steel mesh sides. Did they start out line this and switch to sold doors later? Presume the fertiliser bags were plastic so rain proof. Also was there a reason the centre compartments were not fully loaded (eg load limit, etc)?

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Quick version (sorry) This was discussed somewhere  maybe earlier on this thread (I don't recall off hand) bother started with mesh doors which proved (more) problematic than the final doors. There was some debate as to whether they only ran that way in trials or in traffic iirc but in any case it was short lived. CIE logos on the mesh. The fertilizer bags themselves were waterproof and they were shrink wrapped in a secondary plastic on 5 sides (I think) while on the pallet. Two centre: load limit momentum arm so far from the bogies

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19 hours ago, Sleeper said:

 Ferts waiting to be loaded. Well impressed with the models 👍

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Those loads look fantastic. All you need now is a fork lift truck. Wonder if I would be brave enough to model an open door on one of those lovely wagons for a yard scene such as this.

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