Are Ratio coal bunkers 30% smaller?

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Are Ratio coal bunkers 30% smaller?

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I have been looking online for some coal bunkers to add to the existing ones on my layout. I am sure the ones I have, bought many years ago, are the Wills Kits ones and consist of three bunkers. However, the latest ones consist of only two!

https://peco-uk.com/products/coal-bunkers

Have they got smaller or did I perhaps buy two kits all those years ago? £5.50 seems a lot for these, though not as much as they are on Amazon!

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Wills-Kits-Coa ... ref=sr_1_2
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The Amazon item is located in California. :lol:
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You can make those easily with wooden coffee stirrers. Either from coffee shops or like these. Just an example.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Tea-Coffee-Woo ... NrPXRydWU=
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Walkingthedog wrote: Wed May 26, 2021 8:23 pm You can make those easily with wooden coffee stirrers.
That is a great idea! I suspect they have a host of other uses on the layout.
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You bet. I collect a handful when ever I have coffee out. Got the family collecting them as well. Good for stirring paint and wood loads in wagons etc.
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So last weekend we went to the East Lancashire Railway to see the Union of South Africa. Whilst waiting for the train at Bury we had a cup of tea and a very memorable (in a good way) meat pie. I was delighted to discover they use wooden stirrers. So after going through the bins I procured enough to make the coal yard ‘fencing’ below, which I am very pleased with.

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They look great. When I have a coffee out, for some reason it takes at least 10 stirrers to stir the coffee.
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You've made a really nice job of them, well done.
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