CCT Sand Hoppers

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Mitch stack
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CCT Sand Hoppers

Post by Mitch stack » Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:28 am

Hi folks.
Today i took delivery of my New pieces of rolling stock.
4 Bachmann 20ton ore hoppers.
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Backstory, when the CCT opened there extension to Gembrook in 1917 a year before WW1 ended the increase in sand was massive so the company built 4 sand wagons specifically for this purpose.
Hope you Enjoy this post and the photos.

Mitch
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Re: CCT Sand Hoppers

Post by Big Jim » Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:07 pm

They look rather nice Mitch and they go well behind the loco. I must admit they are new to me. Could the knuckle couplings be replaced with out major surgery?
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Re: CCT Sand Hoppers

Post by ge_rik » Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:43 am

They remind me of the tipplers on some of the ironstone railways and to some extent those on the Snailbeach

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Re: CCT Sand Hoppers

Post by Mitch stack » Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:25 am

Big Jim wrote:
Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:07 pm
They look rather nice Mitch and they go well behind the loco. I must admit they are new to me. Could the knuckle couplings be replaced with out major surgery?
ge_rik wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:43 am
They remind me of the tipplers on some of the ironstone railways and to some extent those on the Snailbeach

Rik

Hi Jim speaking of the knuckle couplings they can be taken out. the three black ones have all metal chassis and wheels and the green one has plastic wheels and chassis. i plan to take the knuckle couplings off and drill a hole in them and get some Brass from my IP kits i have left over and curve the brass into a hook like the IP wagons have.
Hi Rik thanks for the complement.

Mitch

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