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Post by jay1976 » Thu Apr 17, 2014 10:29 pm

I did look at them binnie hoppers at Peterborough as well and had seen them on a web page but actually touching items for quality as well as size is much better.. I will proberbly end up buying a few of them later in the year as well and i heard someone talking on there about adding a bit of concreate mix with sand to ge a nice weigh inside them..

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Post by Chris Cairns » Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:38 am

Couple of ways to weigh down the Binnie Tippers for better running.

Fit replacement steel wheels - available from the likes of RWM Steam but depends on your budget.

Add weights to the longitudinal bracing girder - I epoxy in small fishing line weights like this - http://trains.laurell.nu/kits/binnie-02.html

And as you have already posted put a load inside the tipper bucket. I've decided to run mine with a load of sand but was surprised how much sand you need to mix with a watered down PVA solution to get a nice removable load - need to get some more sand to complete my loads.

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