Tipper wagons

Want to talk about Sir Arthur Heywood's 15" gauge railways? About modern day minimum gauge lines? Have you found a minimum gauge line you've not seen mentioned on the website? Want directions to one of the railways that is mentioned? Whatever your interest in real minimum gauge lines, post your questions (and answer other modellers' questions) here.

Moderator: GnATTERbox Moderators

User avatar
GnatterBox Centurion
GnatterBox Centurion
Posts: 238
Joined: Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:24 pm
Location: Wirral,UK
Interests: Small gauge railways, photography

Tipper wagons

Postby Thorness » Tue Jul 19, 2016 8:42 pm

I know there was some discussion in Modelling Matters recently about V tipper but I thought this was more appropriate here.
I came across this when looking for something else:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/waymansmo ... datetaken/
Unfortunately the photographer does not know the gauge.

Anyway as a result of that I looked up Nenthead mines and found their Facebook page that has some pics of different styles of skips, again gauge info is missing as are any dimensions.
https://www.facebook.com/NentheadMines/ ... =3&theater

Some of it looks quite narrow:
https://www.facebook.com/NentheadMines/ ... =3&theater

Edit. A response to Facebook query : Nenthead Mines 18 inches if my memory serves me correctly, which it does occasionally... Nick


Thrubwell Hall
R/C is the way to go.

GnatterBox Centurion
GnatterBox Centurion
Posts: 103
Joined: Wed Jan 19, 2005 9:59 pm
Location: oswaldtwistle[up north]
Interests: most itams ng

Re: Tipper wagons

Postby steerngo » Sat Aug 27, 2016 7:21 pm

I think thay are u tubs.


User avatar
Posts: 830
Joined: Sat Apr 12, 2014 8:33 pm
Location: Nevada
Interests: model trains, model steam
Gn15, G, 1:24ish people and scenery

Re: Tipper wagons

Postby Nevadablue » Sun Aug 28, 2016 6:52 pm

Whatever they are, they are GREAT! That first pic is perfect. The design is much easier to build than some other tippers I have prototype pics of. The tipping mechanism, rocker thing, is much more simple. Thanks!

Return to “Prototype Prattles”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests