View Full Version : Well, well, well. Wot's goin' on 'ere then?

December 13th, 2007, 10:18 PM
I was absolutely determined to get the bogies in the new QR well wagons to protrude through the bodywork on ridiculously tight curves...

http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/9797/well1dh8.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

This is my one board "test track" used for new items of rolling stock. I used one of the new C38s with a number of well wagons with an assortment of loads. Because the original track wasn't "tight" enough I added two completely impossible reversing loops.

http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/5937/well2mi9.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

The first QR goes round the tightest part of the curve. You can just see the tyre and flange of the wheel nearest the camera sticking through.

http://img527.imageshack.us/img527/9427/well3dq9.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Not a lot to see.

http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/462/well4we2.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

The next QR doesn't do any better.

http://img527.imageshack.us/img527/5668/well5ce6.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Truth is it needs to be even tighter than this.

I declare that the myth that QR wagons cannot take sharp corners is well and truly busted! :hehe:

Sorry VicTrainz but I gave it my best shot.



December 14th, 2007, 03:37 PM
What is the Mythbusters trainz edition:hehe:

December 14th, 2007, 06:40 PM
I think you'll find that is because they are standard gauge wheels... :P

The broad gauge ones would be closer, but I think I works it out to be about 18deg turn to get them to stick though :P

Good job though, nice to see people having fun with them :) Oh, BTW, they are QB not QR :P

A QR is a wooden open wagon (I may get around to doing a new one :P ).

December 14th, 2007, 06:48 PM
Oh, BTW, they are QB not QR :P

A QR is a wooden open wagon

You're absolutely right Zec. That's what comes of typing with insufficient coffee to drive the finger muscles... :hehe:

Your old QRs are rather nice little wagons. All you really need to do is make them loadable.



December 14th, 2007, 07:06 PM
They weren't mine, but Pete C's. I'm going to make a new set with new (correct) bogies, and at the same time backdate the QB to the 1920s :D

December 15th, 2007, 06:48 AM
Yay, I did it!!

Firstly I had to severely tighten the curve...

http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/1204/wellwell1ue0.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

And going back in time a little...

http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/1890/wellwell2mz9.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

And jus' look at those wacky couplings!

http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/5726/wellwell3sm2.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

I'm so sorry Zec, but your wagons are too restrictive for my layout. I can't allow them on it; it's too unsafe... :hehe::hehe::hehe:

Of course for my normal layouts they're just fine...



December 15th, 2007, 06:59 AM
QR, did someone say QR??, where's the 1502s then, or the 2100s.:p