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philkelly



Location : Vienne, France and Islington. London

PostSubject: One axle trailer   Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:14 pm

OK, railbus done, on to the next. I want a two wheel trailer to run behind the De Dion, like this



I think most of these were pretty well home made, so it's the look I'm after, but I've forgotten where I got this pic from and can't find any references. Does anyone know where there are pics (or even better, drawings) of single axle trailers? The wheel set will be this, nicked from a Playmo wagon. At least then I know the axle will be square - I don't do chassis!



Phil
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Clarkmeggs



Location : Drome

PostSubject: Re: One axle trailer   Thu Apr 07, 2011 8:39 pm

Phil

Looks like the Vivarais but pictures I have seen look less home made - more chopped De Dions. Looks a good project though - just need to get the springs below the axle to satisfy the rivet counters Smile

Sorry do not have a link and my Vivarais books are in France and I am here in London.

Peter

PS / stop press photo 3.17 in John Organ's Southern France Narrow Gauge shows one being loaded at St Privat de Vallongue on the Lozere plus photo 3.2 shows your one parked at Yssingeaux.
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mikeyh



Location : Dordogne France

PostSubject: Re: One axle trailer   Fri Apr 08, 2011 4:24 pm

Phill; In Voie\libre magazine a year or so ago there was an article with drawings etc of the very thing. I*ll dig it out and post later if you like
Mikey
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philkelly



Location : Vienne, France and Islington. London

PostSubject: Re: One axle trailer   Fri Apr 08, 2011 6:26 pm

Mikey: That's great. I've got some back copies of Voie Libre: can you let me know the issue number?
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mikeyh



Location : Dordogne France

PostSubject: Re: One axle trailer   Sat Apr 09, 2011 7:29 am

Hi Phill, it was further back than I thought! Issue 45, November 2007. Although the model made is in O there are some great drawings and photos of the trailer in use?

mikey
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philkelly



Location : Vienne, France and Islington. London

PostSubject: Re: One axle trailer   Sat Apr 09, 2011 10:41 am

Mikey:
Terrific - many thanks. I've got issue 45, so the problem is solved! Construction guide, drawings and more pics. On y va!

Phil
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Paulus



Location : The Netherlands

PostSubject: Re: One axle trailer   Sat Apr 16, 2011 11:58 am

Nice idea Phil! I'm really looking forward to your work on this one.

Although you already have the information you need I thought I just post a link to a drawing that you can find online: http://www.passion-metrique.net/pagesweb/notices/RemorqueRB.jpg

I found it on this page that contains a lot of interesting stuff and plans:
http://www.passion-metrique.net/pagesweb/notices/notices.htm

Paul

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philkelly



Location : Vienne, France and Islington. London

PostSubject: Re: One axle trailer   Mon Jun 13, 2011 1:56 pm

Reports of my absence from modelling have been greatly exaggerated. Thanks to Mikey (Voie Libre 45) and Paul, I have begun work on the trailer.

First, Playmobil wheelset glued to base:



Second, coffee stirrer sides - glued to plasticard with plasticard t-strips on top: I know the De Dion trailers don't have boarded wooden sides, but I am imagining that mine was home made by the railway out of wagon bits to hand...



First assembly:



Now, on to construction of tilt, painting, etc. I am going to wait until I get back to France and have access to the railcar to work out the best way of constructing a coupling that both works and looks enough like the real thing...
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Paulus



Location : The Netherlands

PostSubject: Re: One axle trailer   Mon Jun 13, 2011 2:09 pm

Great start!
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