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Weights of C Type and SWB

Post  simonbos on Thu 18 Jan 2018, 3:57 pm

Hi
Would someone be able to tell me the finished weights of the C Type and the SWB empty as it might decide which trailer I buy. Thanks, Simon

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Post  LiveSteam on Thu 18 Jan 2018, 5:44 pm

Website implies just over a ton

http://www.steamtractionworld.com/6inchfoden.htm


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Post  AlfieMoon on Tue 27 Nov 2018, 4:18 pm

Simon,

Did you finally decide on the trailer to buy for your Foden lorry?
I need to pick up my first parts and am considering getting a trailer now to be useful at the end as well.
Weight I have found as 1.3ton

Regards Peter

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Post  mikero on Tue 27 Nov 2018, 11:16 pm

One thing to consider is wether you are going to fill the boiler up with water before you travel to a rally. I find it much easier to fill up my J type at home than at a rally, another consideration is the lighting up coal that you need to take with you plus the firewood, all of this may travel on the trailer. The winch and battery will add a few kilos as will the tarp, especially a wet tarp. Where is the tent or gazebow going to travel.

Try and think of anything that will travel with the engine.

Mike

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Post  AlfieMoon on Wed 28 Nov 2018, 9:34 am

Mike thanks for the reply, I was considering keeping the trailer relatively close to the size required, rather than have a 14' x 6' trailer to tow around. Since the FODEN lorry has a flat back I was thinking of using this to store fuel and tent requirements etc.
How do you find towing and arranging yourself on sites with you engine.Two man job?

Do you have to watch you tap water for the boiler, hard or soft? Is this why you fill up at home.

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Post  simonbos on Wed 28 Nov 2018, 5:11 pm

Hi Peter
I ended up buying an Ifor Williams LM126 with a 2 ton manual winch and 8' long aluminium ramps. Hope it's not too high to load 6" Foden C type when completed but will definitely be fitting an electric winch once build completed. Simon

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Post  mikero on Wed 28 Nov 2018, 10:52 pm

Peter

Its the convience of having a mains tap with the right hose fittings at home, something not available when you get to the top of the hill at the GDSF.
I drive with the engine in the van and the artic trailer on a Brenderup trailer behind. I manage getting set up OK, I sleep in the van with a side awning for cooking, luggage etc. The engine lives in a Gazebo covered with a large tarp, my engine cleaners ( grandchildren ) generally arrive a day later.

One sin I do commit is have enough boxes of tools and spare bits to repair every miniature at the rally.

Mike
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Post  AlfieMoon on Thu 29 Nov 2018, 9:28 am

Simon, thank you for reply, Started looking at Brian James trailers but no dealer in Devon.
So I also am looking at the Ivor Williams range, thought about the plant trailer or GD125 or GD126.
Length 12'-2" by 5'-2" wide.

I was concerned on the centre of gravity of the Foden lorry and getting the load over one of the twin axles, how did you come to your choice? Cannot seem to get this information and the wheel widths if I went for the twin ramps.
Also the plant and GD range have a bed height of 430mm. May be a bit paranoid at sloshing water in the boiler turning a corner tight, keeping the weight low. We are debating on the C or SWB range, and the length of trailers needed for both, and the practicalities of both, storage and transport. I need to pick up the first kit, hence the correct choice of trailer.

Mike sounds as though you have get it sorted on travel and what is required. Must have walked past you at the DGSF over the years.
Its suppose to be not that easy to get a pitch at the show. You must be a good person to know at shows, if you have got lots of spares with you?

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Post  mikero on Thu 29 Nov 2018, 1:50 pm

The essential, of course ,is a big hammer.

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Post  LiveSteam on Thu 29 Nov 2018, 7:34 pm

AlfieMoon wrote:

Do you have to watch you tap water for the boiler, hard or soft? Is this why you fill up at home.

Regards peter

For the 4" Agri I have to admit in taking as much "home" water with me as poss as I know its quality and its not that hard, also I've had some fairly dodgy rally water over the years along with the odd queue at the watering holes.
I might have gone to the extreme last year mind with the installation of 100ltr tank in my van which now gives me enough "home" water for a decent weekend of rallying, although it does depend a bit on evening beer tent running lol!

Yeah I know I'm mad Laughing

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