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Saturday, 9 January 2021

The 'Meldon' breaks cover

 After two years of searching, painting and upgrading, the train of six* 40t ballast hoppers from Meldon is complete.


The wheels have been replaced with RP25 11,5mm wheels from Germany, the couplings replaced with discrete wire hooks/loops and everything nicely painted early BR black.

Bringing up the rear is a venerable exLBSC brake van that must be 40+years old.

Thanks to Dave and Mike

 

*Six hoppers were the limit for exSECR N class, eight hoppers for 4-6-0s and BLPs.  

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