This kit has a bit of everything including whitemetal, resin and
etched brass parts, a total of over a dozen components
excluding wire. The brake gear is fully modelled as is the
actuator handle. The style and weight of the finished kit is
comparable with the W G Allen vee tipper and is intended to
be run with these in a rake. In prototype use a single braked
vee tipper would often be coupled to several unbraked tippers
to prevent them running away when not coupled to a loco. The
number of non-braked trucks to each braked unit would vary
depending on the gradients and loads involved but I suggest a
minimum of 1 braked to 3 unbraked and a maximum of 1
braked to 10 unbraked.
Every effort has been made to keep the centre of gravity low and within the wheel base to avoid the truck being
unstable. To this end the brake platform is a resin casting and the brake column a brass etch. The truck is
designed to fit Greenwich coupler looks (available seperately). Although there appears to be a considerable
overhang at the end with the brake platform this is not a problem from the point of view of tight radiuses, I find a
train including this item will negotiate a 6" radius easily when pulled or shunted (pushed).
The kit comes with two pages of comprehensive instructions. Click here for the instructions for this kit.
The braked continental vee tipper is available individually, please note that braked chassis kits are also
available. * Note also that a HOn30/HOe variant of this kit will be released shortly.
A metal wheelsets option is available for this kit, please click here for details.
US Dollar/Euro pricing option:-
1 kit - $14.50 or â‚¬12.00
Braked Continental Vee Tipper - 1 kit - Â£7.75
Postage (P&P) Rates for any quantity:-
Within the UK - Â£1.50
Anywhere outside the UK - Â£3
Payment by cheque on a UK Bank or UK postal orders
payable to N. Lawton or ONLINE SHOP please.
By mail order or online from:
77 Katherine Way
East Sussex BN25 2XF
Shipping & Handling Rates for any quantity anywhere
outside the UK:-
Payment by US Dollar or Euro bills or online - US $6
or â‚¬5 S&H.
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money orders in US $ payable to N. Lawton - US $16
or â‚¬13 S&H.
(Please note the additional handling charge of $10/â
‚¬8 is to cover the Â£5 bank charge which is incurred
when cashing non-UK Â£ checks or Wells Fargo
009* Braked Continental
Vee Tipper Kit