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Posted: Mon 15th Feb 2010, 11:06am
Disabled access

Hello All!
Has anyone built a wagon suitable for wheelchair use? I envisage a well type bogie wagon with drop sides that form ramps with carer seats front and rear and tie downs in the floor for the wheelchair! i expect there is a mountain of hse stuff to comply with, and any help greatly appreciated! best regards, Ian Arnott.

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Posted: Mon 15th Feb 2010, 2:24pm

At the last AGM at the Leyland track they were using their new wheelchair coach, which has drop down sides/ramps and carer seats. It looked very professional, why not try to get in touch with them. Best Regards, Colin Edmondson


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Posted: Tue 2nd Mar 2010, 9:33pm

Cromar white supply disabled carriges it's definitly worth checking out their web site


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Posted: Tue 2nd Mar 2010, 10:39pm

The truck seen at the Leyland AGM is our recently-acquired Cromar White product. You're welcome to have a closer look at it at any time.
Trevor Collyer.


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Posted: Fri 5th Mar 2010, 9:58am

Brian Howorth from Parkside Electronics built a very successful wheelchair coach which was in use at Burnley & Pendle Miniature Railway for several years, as well as being used commercially. It can be seen at the rear of this set



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Posted: Fri 5th Mar 2010, 9:55pm

Cheers for all the help guys, I will doing some negotiation between max wheelchair width and loading gauge, and will start drawings soon!
watch this space.....


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Posted: Fri 16th Apr 2010, 5:02pm

I would like the & 1/4 Gauge Society to produce guidelines for building such a carriage.
So that all passenger carrying railways at 7 1.4 can use it and have clarification that links to the Disability Discrimination Act 1993. part 3. (good and services) - rather than transport.


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Posted: Sat 17th Apr 2010, 10:40pm


It would be excellent to have such guidelines, but as with all these things it takes someone to volunteer to do it. We are a totally volunteer run Society, even the Committee members are volunteers and their workload is already at straining point. If someone were to produce some guidelines we would certainly discuss giving access to them on the website and printing them in the next copy of the member's handbook. The same goes for any other things, that we dont have in there already, that the membership thinks suitable.



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Posted: Thu 13th May 2010, 11:12am

Hi Andy,
Great idea, sounds like you are 1/2 way there with your knowledge of the [Disability Discrimination Act 1993. part 3. (goods and services)]. Perhaps you can continue the research into wheelchair widths, loadings, strapping points etc. If you can start the ball rolling, I am sure other members will be happy to help you with the design.

Various designs of wheelchair carriages are already out there at different locations. I am sure the different clubs will discuss with you the pros and cons of their designs, from which some standards could be produced. Good luck, John.
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