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Yorkshire Steam Wagon Drawings ???

Looking for original source.

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Darren Conway13/11/2018 07:39:24
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I am interested in building a miniature steam truck. Specifically a Yorkshire steam wagon seen in this video

This has a New Zealand connection, it is rare, and something different from traction engines and locomotives.

I have also found this site but it is old and doesn't reveal much.

According to Wikipedia, the company lasted until 1993 so there is a reasonable chance that the factory drawings were preserved.

I am aware that there are some archives that may contain original factory drawings. I'd like to get copies but I don't know where to start.


duncan webster13/11/2018 11:24:44
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Try Leeds industrial museum


vic francis13/11/2018 14:31:34
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Hi Darren, i have some info on yorkshire wagons, and a model in 1:4 scale... unable to email you directly...?regards vic

Phil P13/11/2018 17:11:45
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I believe Robert Barker in Huddersfield built a 3" scale model of a Yorkshire. Maybe he has some info.


Robert Barker 113/11/2018 20:14:02
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hi phil

yes i was building a 3" scale Yorkshire steam wagon but i never got very far with it , all parts & patterns , drawings & any other info i collected were sold to vic francis above about 12 months ago

all the best


Darren Conway14/11/2018 04:21:18
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I have contacted the West Yorkshire Heritage Archive Service and the Steam Engine Club in New Zealand of the late member to see if they know where the steam wagon now is. I have also sent an email to the Leeds Industrial Museum. I PMed Vic Francis with my email address.

Nothing heard yet but it's only been a short time. Thanks for the leads. They all look promising.


Darren Conway16/11/2018 08:19:41
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I have contacted the son of the late owner of the York Wagon. The family still owns the wagon and there are a number of drawings there as well. Probably not all the drawings needed for a model build. They have invited me to visit and photograph the wagon.

Vic Francis has been busy feeding with various information relevant to the Yorkshire wagon and provided new leads.

I have also received a response from the West Yorkshire Archive Service in Leeds. They have provided a catalogue of documents held. The catalogue includes the all important drawing register that I need for the specific wagon I want to model. The drawing register will make it a lot easier to identify the exact drawings needed. The only problem is that I am on the wrong side the planet.

I will keep looking for more information.


Darren Conway14/12/2018 20:56:34
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I have received the critically important drawing list for the specific wagon I am aiming to build. This is supplied by the Leeds archive. It is a promising start.


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