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Offline river6109  
#1 Posted : 27 June 2011 13:24:11(UTC)
river6109

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I've collected these carriages for some time and unfortunately 6 carriages fully loaded with cars had been taken unlawfully from my garage some years ago.
So I'm hunting down more carriages and hopefully will have a total of 20 and may be down the track it will increase to 30.

I've changed the coupling so the carriages are closer together.

You can see with the photo below, there are 2 original holes in the coupling, I've taken the axle assembly apart, drilled a bigger diameter in the first hole, inserted a bolt with a Benzing circlip (originally from 4663)

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Offline Oliver SBB-CFF-FFS  
#2 Posted : 17 July 2011 21:41:40(UTC)
Oliver SBB-CFF-FFS

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Looks very nice. What era are the cars, and what loco will be pulling them?
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Offline river6109  
#3 Posted : 19 July 2011 07:42:01(UTC)
river6109

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Oliver,

The era of the Volkswagen and beyond, a BR 218 would be nice with a sound decoder, may be a BR 212 and they may also have been pulled by a steam loco ?
Have to research a bit more into it.

I've just read a quick history of these cars. 10 VW's or 8 other motorcars.
It wasn't very economical to transport cars, the weight of the carriage weighing 23 t and the cars may be 8 tons. they've lasted until 1964 and than other versions had been constructed.
These Car transport wagons always came in 2 permanent coupled carriages.


John

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Offline Oliver SBB-CFF-FFS  
#4 Posted : 19 July 2011 11:44:44(UTC)
Oliver SBB-CFF-FFS

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Thank you for the information John. Always interesting to learn more about the item's prototypes.
Intersting also how the carriges were innefficient. I always thought (from looking at the model) that they had low capacity compared to size and length and it proved to be correct.
None the less I think that your consist looks great and it must look very cool on a layout.
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Offline river6109  
#5 Posted : 19 July 2011 12:46:54(UTC)
river6109

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Originally Posted by: Oliver SBB-CFF-FFS Go to Quoted Post
Thank you for the information John. Always interesting to learn more about the item's prototypes.
Intersting also how the carriges were innefficient. I always thought (from looking at the model) that they had low capacity compared to size and length and it proved to be correct.
None the less I think that your consist looks great and it must look very cool on a layout.


Although you may not have to worry about economics and never looked at it from this angle, I've always liked the parade of auto transportcars, the same goes for tanker cars.

regards.,

John
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Offline albert222  
#6 Posted : 16 March 2012 10:27:03(UTC)
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Via your shared pics it clears that they are best Auto Transport services provider. I want to know that is that an insured company and what they charged for local services?

Auto Transport - http://www.eztransportcorp.com
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