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Salfords Light Railway

Rollingstock of the Salfords Light Railway

Open wagon #1

Ride on Railways un-sprung 4-wheel chassis - Image courtesy of Ride on Railways

Built on a Ride on Railways un-sprung chassis (right picture) as I do not intend to use it to haul passengers. The sides hinge down, it is not just a tub on wheels.

My first piece of "anything" 5" gauge - I got this before I had any track. This was my "taster" for 5", the first vehicle that led to the rest of the railway.


Tipper wagons #10 - #13

I have always liked the typical "Hudson" V-tipper wagons, and when Paul at Ride on Railways said he was going to make some, I jumped at the chance. I placed an order for 4 of them, and picked up the first 2 after a good test-running at the Ickenham & District Model Engineering club's track on January 1st 2003, and collected the remaining 2 (and 2 "loaners") from Paul on 6th April 2003.

Here's the first 2 of them behind my RoR Trojan. They make a wonderful rattly noise as they run along - quite delightful.

There are 2 pages of illustrations of prototype wagons on this site (including some V-tippers), built by Arthur Koppel and Friedrich Krupp.


Tipper wagon #14

 

Made by PNP Railways, as of June 2003 my only piece of non-Ride on Railways rolling-stock.

RoR tipper on the left, PnP on the right.


Box van #?

Currently just a bare RoR sprung chassis, but it will be a "Talyllyn-style" box van or brake van (perhaps something like the right-hand image). Conveniently, some Talyllyn vans had full-length running boards, which will be just right for my driving-vehicle.

Ride on Railways sprung 4-wheel chassis - Image courtesy of Ride on Railways Talyllyn Railway brake van #5

Note: The right-hand image is of the real thing, not a model I have built. Image courtesy of the Vintage Carriages Trust


Bogie-coach #?

I asked Paul Middleton at Ride on Railways if he could build me a panelled coach based around his "standard" bogie coach. This is the result. Initially Paul didn't want to let on that he was building the coach for me as it is a lot of work and he has "enough on his plate" as it is. However, having seen how well it has come out he's thinking of releasing it is a standard product later in the year. It still needs its final coat of paint so for now, here's Paul's "pre-delivery" photo for you.

It looks really good. Now all I have to do is invest a few hours painting it. Picking out all of the panelling should be fun! NOT.

 Talyllyn bogie coach #16

Note: The right-hand image is of the real thing. Image courtesy of the Vintage Carriages Trust


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