IP Engineering wagon hinges

Northsider

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Has anyone used the IP Engineering working dropside hinges? I've got a couple of IOM H wagon scratchbuilds on the go and would like to have working hinges, but I'm not sure what size these are: Working hinges for centre drop door | IP Engineering
Can anyone tell me the key dimensions, please?
 
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That hinge set appears to be similar to those I bought from Brandbright some years ago. As their once excellent range of parts has generally not re-appeared following take over, perhaps Ivan has acquired the more useful bits?
Measurements are: hinged post 40mm, receiver post 33mm, hinge width 13.5mm.
I found them to be rather delicate castings, but they do add some fun to your modelling...

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SevenOfDiamonds

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Can anyone tell me the key dimensions, please?
That hinge set appears to be similar to those I bought from Brandbright some years ago.
Measurements are: hinged post 40mm, receiver post 33mm, hinge width 13.5mm.
I agree with those dimensions, but I think that the IP Engineering "Homebuilder Parts" for wagons were formerly made by P & J Models (Paignton). Maybe they could be bought from Brandbright. I've detailed a goodly number of scratchbuilt wagon bodies with P & J Models' castings. I used to buy them from PPS Steam Models in Frome (no longer trading) en route to business meetings.

Perhaps the most notable difference is the cost. In my "castings" box I still have an unused set of "Working Dropside Hinges" (item W28) made by P& J Models with a price ticket of £4.80 still attached. I know there has been some inflation since I bought them (to my surprise, it seems that this could have been no later than 2012!) but the current price is slightly more than three times what I paid. I suspect that's the difference between "a cottage industry" and a commercial producer.

All the best

David
 
Northsider

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That hinge set appears to be similar to those I bought from Brandbright some years ago. As their once excellent range of parts has generally not re-appeared following take over, perhaps Ivan has acquired the more useful bits?
Measurements are: hinged post 40mm, receiver post 33mm, hinge width 13.5mm.
I found them to be rather delicate castings, but they do add some fun to your modelling...

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Not the best of photos; my excuse is that I have reduced resolution for the sake of the Forum's storage.;)
Thanks for all the feedback -I'll have a measure of the intended wagons and see how they look. Whilst I note the price rise over the years, I don't imagine they will be the biggest seller, so it's a case of paying for all the ones that don't get sold as much as the ones that do.