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IP MoD wagon sizes

Post by JMORG » Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:37 pm

Hi guys,
I have an IP MoD van and brake and I was looking at potentially acquiring a few more MoD wagons to form a typical preservation works train. Just wondering how scale they are,they seem big to me but a photo of Countess in the 60's with an ex MoD brake show's that it's not far off...
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Re: IP MoD wagon sizes

Post by TTHLRMatt » Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:52 am

To see how scale they are, have a look in SMT 111 which has highly accurate drawings of all the MoD stock in. I haven't compared them personally but from memory the brake van does look rather big.

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Post by Sleeper Agent » Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:56 pm

SMT 111? Sorry can you elaborate on what that is. I've a passing interest in MoD vehicles also but i'm sure the van on the TR and IP Engineering's somewhat shrunk down version is too big for my railway's loading gauge.
Actually does anyone have any particular book recommendations on the MoD? I'm trying to work out how they and a civilian railway might cooperate in terms of transporting explosives, munitions and general materials from a main line to their site at the far end of a narrow gauge network.

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Post by JMORG » Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:49 pm

I'll have to have a look! The one box van will need a repaint due to previous damage so I might detail it at this stage to make it more correct.
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Re: IP MoD wagon sizes

Post by SimonWood » Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:45 pm

Sleeper Agent wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:56 pm
SMT 111?
16mm Today - the quarterly association mag.

It's up to issue 158 so issue 111 must be around... 2006? Certainly before I joined!

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Re: IP MoD wagon sizes

Post by Sleeper Agent » Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:17 pm

Ah I see, should of picked that up but I haven't been with you garden lot for that long. I'll keep an eye out on eBay and the like in case one is up for sale, ta.

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Post by Lonsdaler » Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:53 am

Sleeper Agent wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:17 pm
Ah I see, should of picked that up but I haven't been with you garden lot for that long. I'll keep an eye out on eBay and the like in case one is up for sale, ta.
if you go to the association website https://www.16mm.org.uk/publications/16 ... k-numbers/ you should be able to get that issue for £3 plus p&p, although it may be a photocopy.
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Re: IP MoD wagon sizes

Post by Sleeper Agent » Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:03 pm

Yowzer, funds are a little low as i've just ordered a load of Cliff Barker track but there's quite a few handy articles on that index :) Anywoho thanks, very handy resource and i'll see about making a short list of back issues to get :thumbright:

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Re: IP MoD wagon sizes

Post by JMORG » Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:24 pm

Found SMT111; definitely not scale! Probably closer to 1/12 scale...
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