Can you identify these buffers?

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jon price
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Can you identify these buffers?

Postby jon price » Thu Oct 29, 2015 5:37 pm

I began making these wagons several years ago and I've forgotten where I got the buffers from. Does anyone know what they are and who makes them. I think the all-whitemetal ones are a self contained GWR buffer used to renew dumb buffered wagons, but does anyone make a version with steel heads?The first photo appears to be duplicated. Don't know why as it only appears once on the post
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Re: Can you identify these buffers?

Postby grovenor-2685 » Thu Oct 29, 2015 5:45 pm

If you click edit and look at your post in the editing window you will see that the first picture has been "placed in line" twice and the second one has not been "placed in line" at all. Once you see that it is easily corrected.
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Re: Can you identify these buffers?

Postby jon price » Thu Oct 29, 2015 6:06 pm

thanks Keith. Like everything it is easy when you know what you are looking for!

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Re: Can you identify these buffers?

Postby David B » Thu Oct 29, 2015 6:14 pm

The buffers in the second photo are similar to GWR self-contained. They are about half way down this page on the Parkside Dundas site. You might fine the other buffers here.

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Re: Can you identify these buffers?

Postby John Palmer » Fri Oct 30, 2015 12:11 am

The buffers in your first photo look like 51L's Caledonian self-contained buffers, see http://www.51l.co.uk/crwcom.htm

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Re: Can you identify these buffers?

Postby jon price » Sat Oct 31, 2015 2:21 pm

Thanks for the responses David and John

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Re: Can you identify these buffers?

Postby Tim V » Sat Oct 31, 2015 4:50 pm

I think the self contained buffers were from Kenline, I found a couple in a drawer of mine.
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Re: Can you identify these buffers?

Postby Noel » Sat Oct 31, 2015 5:37 pm

Tim V wrote:I think the self contained buffers were from Kenline,


I would suggest ABS as possibly more likely than Kenline, which haven't been around for quite some time. Kenline ones also generally had domed heads, not flat, although I don't know about the GW self-contained specifically.

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Re: Can you identify these buffers?

Postby jon price » Sat Oct 31, 2015 6:18 pm

Thanks Tim and Jon, though if these are Kenline or ABS it doesnt seem likely that I can get more.

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Re: Can you identify these buffers?

Postby Tim V » Sat Oct 31, 2015 6:23 pm

I have found 8 of the buffers in the second picture in my drawer, no further use to me, make me an offer?
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Re: Can you identify these buffers?

Postby David B » Sat Oct 31, 2015 6:50 pm

jon price wrote:Thanks Tim and Jon, though if these are Kenline or ABS it doesnt seem likely that I can get more.


ABS is available. There is no on-line presence and I don't have a current catalogue. Contact details here - send for a catalogue. Look for Adrian Swain at exhibitions.

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Re: Can you identify these buffers?

Postby jon price » Sun Nov 01, 2015 9:57 am

Thanks Tim, but David just offered me enough to keep the wagon construction going for a long time..


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