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by ben_issacs
14 Jun 2019, 08:46
Forum: Rolling stock
Topic: MTC X70
Replies: 6
Views: 523

Re: MTC X70

Folks,
Can't see any sign of handbrake wheels in the shots, or are they on the other sides?
Bill,
Melbourne.
by ben_issacs
01 Jun 2019, 11:29
Forum: News
Topic: New steam tourist line in Southern China
Replies: 3
Views: 635

Re: New steam tourist line in Southern China

Folks,
Those coaches don't look to be standard Chinese coaches, they appear to have inset doors, and carry no classifications.
Bill,
Melbourne.
by ben_issacs
12 Jan 2019, 03:23
Forum: Freight rolling stock
Topic: KD60 dump cars - used on ballast trains?
Replies: 4
Views: 935

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: 707

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: 391

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: 13
Views: 946

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: 13
Views: 946

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: 2700

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: 2700

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: 2700

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...