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#176 47475

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Posted 01 November 2017 - 13:54

Hallo,

if you enter United Molasses Menstrie into Google or Menstrie into Flickr you will find quite a few photos, Blue 27, Railfreight grey 26s, LL 37 split headcode. There is a photo in the results with 4 tanks (Class 26 hauled), so you'll be all set.

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Thanks very much, chaps. It looks like in the 80s they were mainly 'plain rust' in appearance with TOPS numbering and 'caib' or similar branding, however I do have a BR Blue 27 and Railfreight Red Stripe 26, both of which should look the part hauling these.



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Posted 01 November 2017 - 16:17

Double check the wagons in the photos.

 

Searching for "United Molasses Menstrie" on Google returns plenty of images but most appear to be the later air-brake wagon as per the NGS kit. All the photos on railscot.co.uk show the later wagon with the three bands on the tank, metal strips between the solebar and tank, and most telling they're air-braked only.

 

The brake type can be seen from the pipe. Vacuum braked wagons usually have the brake pipe to the left of the coupling hook, air brake pipes are to the right (looking at the end of the wagon).

 

I'd be interested to know when the Class B type were replaced with the TTA.

 

 

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Posted 01 November 2017 - 20:30

I photographed a couple fo them at Whitemoor back in June 1980.


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Posted 21 November 2017 - 23:51

On 24th September someone said the order deadline was after Warley. I pop back this evening, having completed my research on models compatible with my era and find the book is already closed.
A bit disappointed......
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#180 Ben A

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Posted 22 November 2017 - 00:34


Hi dmeaden,

I am sorry you missed the deadline; we tried publicise it as widely as possible with posts here, on our website, on facebook and twitter, and we also sent a newsletter out reminding people. The newsletter goes to everyone who had registered, even if they had not yet ordered.

Several retailers have ordered models to stock, so you should be able to obtain some. The retailers are: C&M Models, Colletts, Kernow, Trains4U, Osborne's, Plus Daughters, East Somerset models and Rails of Sheffield.

Cheers

Ben A.

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Posted 27 November 2017 - 23:56

Hi  Ben good to speak to you at Warley on Sunday.

Following our conversation please see links to a couple of pictures of former Texaco Class B tanks in use in the Eastern Region Weedkiller set of the early - mid eighties. The set consisted of two BG's as stores vans in Engineers Olive, a converted BG as a spray coach in Engineers Yellow, and a converted Mk1 SK as an accommodation coach in Olive with Yellow doors plus 5 - 6 former Texaco class B tanks and sometimes a Brake van / Shark ballast plough.

http://paulbartlett....om/weedkillerbr

https://tonybuckton....31s/i-cnf3BQs/A

 

There are more photo's on a Weedkiller topic;

http://www.rmweb.co....t-worked-where/

 

Thanks,

Tony.


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#182 Ben A

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Posted 30 December 2017 - 13:42


Hello all,

Just a quick update before 2018 is upon us; we have received photographs from the factory showing production of the Class B tankers well underway.

This shot shows rows of black painted tanker barrels - these will be for Esso, unbranded, Regent and Texaco versions.

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More information and images can be found on our website here: http://www.revolutiontrains.com/news/

We are still expecting these wagons to be finished before Chinese New Year.

Cheers, and Happy New Year to all,

Ben A.
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