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 Posted: Wed May 13th, 2015 05:56 am
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oztrainz



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Hi Bob,
Good to see someone else making their rake of 4-wheel non-air coal hoppers in 1/43rd scale,

Here's some from the Illawarra with fixed hoppers under the screens at the bottom of the Corrimal Incline at the Bowral Narrow Gauge Convention over last Easter


They still need final painting and lettering for CCC (Corrimal Coal company) or SCC (Southern Coal Company), numbering and then weathering. What have you used for your lettering please?

As a 5 year old I used to watch ones like yours go past my front fence opposite Caledonia station, hauled by double headed SMR 10 class 2-8-2T's.

Here's an example of a full size one "parked" on the southern approaches to Muswellbrook

The white star handle on the left of the hopper is the handbrake. the extension of the hopper body below the frame and the flat bottom dump door are also pretty clear in this photo.

Nice job and looking forward to progress with your 59 class,



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John Garaty
Unanderra in oz
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