4" Scale Traction Wagon to suit Road Loco / Showman's Engine

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4" Scale Traction Wagon to suit Road Loco / Showman's Engine

Post  Steam Traction World on Wed 08 Sep 2010, 8:48 am

Hi All,

Just to clarify, we WILL be releasing a wagon especially for the 4" Scale Road Loco / Showman's engine at some point in the future. As we did with the Agricultural wagon the new product is likely to be released sometime near the completion of your engine. Pricing will be confirmed nearer the time, however here are a few images of the completed design to wet your appetite.

All the best

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You two are just dreadful

Post  lynnr on Wed 08 Sep 2010, 9:07 am

Hi

Imagine the torment you have caused for the next 3 years. Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

Looks very nice. Exclamation

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Post  Tony King on Wed 08 Sep 2010, 9:30 am

I agree, it looks great, put my name on one!!! I'll start saving straight away!!
Actually I'm getting a bit worried as to where I'm going to store all this stuff I've bought from STW....... Two complete 4" traction engine rigs is not going to fit in my lounge!!! (& they're too heavy to go in the bed room & it's not dry or warm enough in the garage!!)
I'll have to build a "purpose made" steam emporium in the garden!!
Tony King
( Another nutter in the north)

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Post  lynnr on Wed 08 Sep 2010, 11:47 am

Hi

Forgot to say. I would be wanting one if not two!


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I want 2!!!

Post  bjwlancashire on Wed 08 Sep 2010, 3:01 pm

Well these are my first words on this forum, only signed up last night after placing my order for the road loco at Dorset. I did ask Steve about a traction Wagon then and said I would probably want at least 2 - got to have a road train Laughing Laughing Laughing

Is ther a limit on the road how many we can pull?? I thought three was the limit.

Maybe the STW folks will do a deal on three, a bit like Modelworks used to do with the railway mineral wagons Twisted Evil

What about a low loader like the Pickfords one with bogies at both ends, we could get carried away here - I want the engine to work when its finished.


Cheers

Brian

PS: Enjoying following Lynn's progress already, not quite as far north, but still a Northern Git when with the Saunders crews.

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Post  bjwlancashire on Wed 08 Sep 2010, 3:04 pm

I forgot to ask, what are the overall dimensions? I want to see if I could get my wife's mobility scooter in one with a ramp. It will make it easier for her to climb on board - and add to the load!!!

Cheers again

Brian

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Post  lynnr on Wed 08 Sep 2010, 3:09 pm

Welcome and happy building. You will find yourself hiding behind the front door waiting for you next kit to arrive.

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What colour???

Post  bjwlancashire on Wed 08 Sep 2010, 3:25 pm

My duaghter (14) and Nephew (13) are going to be helping too, they are both Steam Apprentices. They have decided on the name but we cannot agree on the livery yet. Need to decide as we are going to Old Warden and I want to get some paint sorted while there. President Black or Duke of Kent red? confused

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Post  craig@STW on Thu 09 Sep 2010, 12:00 am

hello northern folk ??

good to see some real passion for our models and also good to see i'll have something to do in 2 years time Cool

is "Northern Star" a good name for a model from up there ??? Laughing

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Stars

Post  lynnr on Thu 09 Sep 2010, 12:46 am

Hi Craig

I think it is "north star" or Polaris you are refering to. I like Polaris as a name better.

My engine is going to be called "Crystal" in honour of my twin sisters still born Crying or Very sad

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Post  craig@STW on Thu 09 Sep 2010, 1:53 am

lynnr wrote:
My engine is going to be called "Crystal" in honour of my twin sisters still born Crying or Very sad

that's nice. I love you

to me, Polaris is a brand of cycle clothing, so probably not for my engine (not that i have one Shocked )

i wonder now many nearly get called "re-mortgage" or "divorce" Laughing

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It's all in a name!

Post  Tony King on Thu 09 Sep 2010, 3:35 am

I'm thinking "Nortern Light" for my showmans, as we occasionally see them here!!
I was going to name my agricultual engine "Bronwen", in memory of my dear departed wife.
Has anyone any idea where to get brass name plate castings from?
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Post  Steam Traction World on Thu 09 Sep 2010, 5:30 am

Hi Brian

In answer to your question about the wagon size, the internal load space should be about 660mm (26") x 1275mm (50").

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Post  sonick45 on Thu 09 Sep 2010, 8:01 am

Tony King wrote:I'm thinking "Nortern Light" for my showmans, as we occasionally see them here!!
I was going to name my agricultual engine "Bronwen", in memory of my dear departed wife.
Has anyone any idea where to get brass name plate castings from?
Tony King

Nice names you have chosen Tony,

I plan on calling my Road Loco "The Mistress"

As for name plates i'm going to use Diane Carney at http://www.loco-nameplates.com/


Nick


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Post  Bobby's new hobby on Fri 17 Sep 2010, 4:38 pm

Hi Steve&Dean,
Just been on the forum only to discover that you will be doing a Wagon for the Showmans/Agricultural engine so would you please put my name down for one i dont think i ordered one already.Thank you
Cheers
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Post  Tony King on Sat 18 Sep 2010, 9:13 am

Hi Nick,
Many thanks for the link for the name plate maker, I'll be contacting them on Monday to discuss supply of name plates for both my engines!!
They look very professional on the website.
Regards Tony

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Post  DavidDavies on Sun 08 Jan 2012, 10:48 pm

Hi From David

very nice wagon ... I am working on the Hornsby chain track steam crawler wagon circa 1910 technical historic book project ...

How do I get hold of your cad drawings so that I can figure out how your side boards metal locks and hinges are made ...

I would appreciate any help you can supply ... I am working on the Hornsby Crawler history (a significant Canadian and UK historical artifact)

bye for now (Hornsby crawler historical researcher)

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Post  Steam Traction World on Mon 09 Jan 2012, 1:09 am

Hi David

I have sent you a PM

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Post  lynnr on Fri 17 Feb 2012, 2:24 am

Hi STW

Is there any more detail on the Traction Wagon? I am looking for dimensions and weight estimation as I need to start planning the trailer to tow all this wonderful kit.

Also do you have a weight distribution for the Showman? i.e. CofG.

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Post  IanL on Fri 17 Feb 2012, 7:31 am

Hi Lynn,

CofG what are you planning putting wings on it instead of a roof, maybe this will help you fly it to meetings south of the border Laughing

Have just been trying to work out how much space I will have in my trailer with the width now looking like 36" I am not sure what else I will be able to fit in, except some flat pack items.

Ian

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Post  lynnr on Fri 17 Feb 2012, 7:35 am

No I do not want to go to the stress of trying to get a CAA permit to fly but would like it to balance correctly on whatever trailer I build or buy.

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Post  Steam Traction World on Thu 26 Apr 2012, 12:36 pm

Hi All,

You will hopefully be pleased to know that Steve and I finalised the costing on the new 4" Traction Trailer today. I've drafted a letter which will be sent to all current Road Loco and Showman's customers on Monday outlining the planned start date, the number of kits and most importantly the price.

Hopefully you will see that we've really tried to price it as competitively as possible, to encourage orders and kept our margins tight. Please be assured that only the highest quality materials will be used with the best quality ash used for the wooden parts.

All the best

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Post  Robfishman on Thu 26 Apr 2012, 2:15 pm

Great news, can see the pole trailer will have to go though to make some room. Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad

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2 Kits please.

Post  lynnr on Fri 27 Apr 2012, 2:17 am

Hi Steve and Dean

Great news. Hope the price is not too high per kit. I would like to build 2 at the same time. Once as the maintenance wagon and the other kept clean(ish) for passengers.

Wagon Running total 2.

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Post  bjwlancashire on Fri 27 Apr 2012, 4:22 am

Robfishman wrote:Great news, can see the pole trailer will have to go though to make some room. Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad

I may have to talk to you about that then!! Laughing

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