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MOC: Ballast Wagon

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I've been busy again........

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How this for a ballast wagon, comments welcome and I'm a conformist! ! :sweet:

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What will you use for ballast?

1x1 round plates are the smallest round piece, since the various ball pieces are too big.

Interesting to test a hopper to see how well it unloads your chosen ballast.

Does it empty straight downwards, through the track, or to the sides?

Mark

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Thanks for the reply 'Mark Bellis', I have based this hopper on the one's used in Oz and yes, it dumps in the middle not the sides.

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Here we have ballast cars used on the Adelaide to Darwin railway (took nearly a hundred years to do but we got there in the end), although these have radio control pneumatic operated hoppers - they dump dead centre of the track.

Mine is of course manually operated, I have tried some 1x1 tiles and they were fine - it worked.

I'm a conformist! ! :sweet:

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Please watch the extra large images Lightningtiger. Our site guidelines are 800 x 600 max. -thanks.

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Nice MOC! Good functionality there, perhaps you could build an elevated unload station. Are you familiar with the dumping facilities?

And what loco is in the photo, I don't recognise it...

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Nice MOC! Good functionality there, perhaps you could build an elevated unload station. Are you familiar with the dumping facilities?

And what loco is in the photo, I don't recognise it...

Thanks 'Captain Zuloo', might just build that station you said, oh that train was the track laying of the Adelaide to Darwin railline a few years ago.

I'm a conformist! ! :sweet:

P.S. sorry 'The Brickster' about the oversize photo I'll watch what images I upload here. :blush:

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