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by ben_issacs
12 Jan 2019, 03:23
Forum: Freight rolling stock
Topic: KD60 dump cars - used on ballast trains?
Replies: 4
Views: 505

Re: KD60 dump cars - used on ballast trains?

Folks, Use of KD 60's as ballast wagons. These vehicles dump to one side or the other, an ordinary ballast wagon dumps to the centre or both sides. The one side dump , even if one did alternate left and right hand side dumps, would leave large dumps alternating from side to side along the track. The...
by ben_issacs
10 Jan 2019, 09:12
Forum: Freight rolling stock
Topic: Chinese freight car types.
Replies: 4
Views: 375

Re: Chinese freight car types.

Harvey, With the intermittent interruption of service on this web site, I haven't been able to say thanks to you for the 'chang' translation of 'uncovered' or 'open'. So, the C wagons can be called open wagons, which ties in with most railway administrations usage outside North America. The use of t...
by ben_issacs
06 Nov 2018, 02:00
Forum: Question corner
Topic: What is the correct name of the Chinese railway system?
Replies: 0
Views: 180

What is the correct name of the Chinese railway system?

Folks, I ask this question because there have been references to this system being called CNR (China National Railways). But this was the designation of the national system in the Chiang Shek times, and also applies to the Canadian National railway. Early references were to the Chinese People's Rail...
by ben_issacs
05 Nov 2018, 09:45
Forum: Rolling stock
Topic: KF60
Replies: 3
Views: 317

Re: KF60

Mark, The letters KF would probably have a small 6o suffix. The comments that I made must still be considered rather rubbery, the photo is small and on newsprint quality paper, so not too clear. Possibly checking with an open wagon would give an idea of what are the usual goods vehicle markings and ...
by ben_issacs
04 Nov 2018, 06:25
Forum: Rolling stock
Topic: KF60
Replies: 3
Views: 317

Re: KF60

Mark, Had a look at the KF 60 chapter in Vol. 2 of the Chinese freight wagons book. A lousy shot of a KF 60, but one can work out something from this shot. Left hand end of side, first panel, panel being space between side stiffening ribs, No. 1, obviously No.1 car end, so assume that there would be...
by ben_issacs
04 Nov 2018, 02:58
Forum: Rolling stock
Topic: Internal colour of Chinese open wagons?
Replies: 22
Views: 1384

Re: Internal colour of Chinese open wagons?

Zsolt,
Australia sends some of its recyclable stuff to China for processing there.
I wonder how this is transported?
If by rail, could go in open wagons In bulk, or perhaps compressed into bales?
Difficult to replicate in model form.
Regards,
Bill,
Melbourne.
by ben_issacs
02 Nov 2018, 01:54
Forum: Rolling stock
Topic: Internal colour of Chinese open wagons?
Replies: 22
Views: 1384

Re: Internal colour of Chinese open wagons?

Zsolt, Yes, I was a bit concerned how one would get the large quantity of old tyres to fill an open wagon, but your suggestion that a resin mould could be made up using a small number of tyres is a goody! Also, you mentioned as a load possibility something called 'teff'! What is this? I'm not going ...
by ben_issacs
01 Nov 2018, 02:34
Forum: Rolling stock
Topic: Internal colour of Chinese open wagons?
Replies: 22
Views: 1384

Re: Internal colour of Chinese open wagons?

Zsolt, Here's another idea for wagon loads. Worn out car tyres! Here in Australia there are large dumps of worn out car tyres.Transported there no doubt by motor trucks. There must be similar dumps in China, perhaps the tyres there would be transported by rail. But difficult to replicate! Plastic ri...
by ben_issacs
31 Oct 2018, 01:29
Forum: Rolling stock
Topic: Internal colour of Chinese open wagons?
Replies: 22
Views: 1384

Re: Internal colour of Chinese open wagons?

Zsolt, An interesting set of shots, showing plenty of load variations for open wagons. I reckon that now we have got about ten sorts of open wagon loads as well as the ubiquitous coal, so go to it, fellows, give us some of these loads, or even others, on your layouts! Of course, this is a bit off th...
by ben_issacs
29 Oct 2018, 08:26
Forum: Rolling stock
Topic: Bachmann China D38 (380T)
Replies: 22
Views: 10826

Re: Bachmann China D38 (380T)

Foks,
Was this D38 wagon built in China?.
I ask because I saw a shot of one with a Krupp builders plate, seemingly in the USA.
The Chinese wagon could have been built under licence from Krupp.
Regards,
Bill,
Melbourne.