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PWL3 ‘Dog Bone’ Pig Iron Loads for Plate Wagons Approx 180 Pcs per Pack Weathered & Crafted by TMC

£18.95
SKU:
PWL3
Brand:
TMC
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Product Description

PLEASE NOTE PLATE WAGON NOT INCLUDED IN PRICE

 

Pig iron was supplied to foundries where it was used to make iron castings. A small foundry suitable for a model railway layout is described in the section on Lineside Industries. Given a size for the pigs of three foot by four inches by three inches (1m x 100mm x 75mm), which works out at about 123 lbs (56 Kg) or twenty pigs to the ton, a ten or twelve ton wagon would carry about 200 of these bars of iron. From photographs I would suggest having a layer about 1 or 2mm high with a few extra bars added in the middle, however wagons were not always fully loaded a consignment might be just a few tons. In 'British N' 6mm lengths of 30x20 thou strip would be about right, with one end carved about to represent the point where the 'pig' joined the main sprue. They were dark reddish brown to black in colour with occasional streaks of lighter red where fresh rust had formed.

The pigs were not stacked neatly as a rule as it didn't matter if they were damaged, prior to the introduction of specialised wagons they would be loaded carefully however as they could damage the wagon floor.

Other Details

Material:
Plastic
Range:
Plate Wagons

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