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#1 Compound2632

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 19:52

Years ago I bought some excellent 4mm scale MR wagon sheets at an exhibition. The maker, Thomas Petith of Cardiff, still has a website www.wagonsheets.co.uk/ but I've had no response to email - does anyone know if he's still trading? I confess I've not yet tried good-fashioned post.

 





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Posted 18 April 2017 - 00:24

Itd be a shame if he wasnt. I ordered from him about a year and a half ago and I was very happy with the sheets.

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 05:53

Itd be a shame if he wasnt. I ordered from him about a year and a half ago and I was very happy with the sheets.

By mail to the address on the website? 



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Posted 18 April 2017 - 06:13

By mail to the address on the website? 

 

I had success in contacting him about 3 years ago when I tried to order some tarps. I also got a reply about 18 months later (!). I tried contacting him again last year whereupon my ISP blacklisted my IP address as I tried to send to his hotmail account. Not game to try again after that. a great shame as the tarps look very interesting.

 

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Posted 25 April 2017 - 22:19

Years ago I bought some excellent 4mm scale MR wagon sheets at an exhibition. The maker, Thomas Petith of Cardiff, still has a website www.wagonsheets.co.uk/ but I've had no response to email - does anyone know if he's still trading? I confess I've not yet tried good-fashioned post.

I'm still alive and the wagon sheets are still available. Contact me at wagonsheets@hotmail.com or 02920844135.


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Posted 26 April 2017 - 20:35

I'm still alive and the wagon sheets are still available. Contact me at wagonsheets@hotmail.com or 02920844135.

 

Tom, the email address quoted on your site is incorrect, it shows @hotmail.co.uk, not .com.


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Posted 26 April 2017 - 21:06

I'm still alive and the wagon sheets are still available. Contact me at wagonsheets@hotmail.com or 02920844135.

 

Thanks, that's great to know! I'll be in touch presently.


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#8 3D Print Tom

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Posted 02 May 2017 - 20:32

Tom, the email address quoted on your site is incorrect, it shows @hotmail.co.uk, not .com.

Thanks I will try and get it changed to hotmail.com.


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Posted 13 May 2017 - 17:29

Arrived in the post a few days ago:

 

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Thanks to Tom for the prompt service (and the bonus LSWR sheet - I now have a plan for that) and to RMwebbers for helping find the cause of the contact problem - to confirm, the address is: wagonsheets@hotmail.com.

 

I'll be getting to grips with the LNWR ones first but have plans for the rest. The SER ones are because I can't get this picture out of my head - lovely line-up of antique SER wagons, such a shame SERKits are 7 mm scale only. Note also the SER sheet 'borrowed' for factory purposes in this view - behind the horse-drawn wagon and the telegraph post - presumably demurrage charges were mounting up!


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Posted 13 May 2017 - 18:35

Thanks very much Compound for illustrating the sheets. I wish you hadn't linked to that H&P photo though, those photos are so disruptive :-)

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#11 LooseHead

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 17:06

Hmm, I think I know what Mikkel means - that inset tandem turnout in the final photo has set some track-building hankerings going that I thought I'd put to bed with a simple cobbled dockside diorama a year or so ago ...


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#12 Furness Wagon

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 20:43

Not seen them before but they look good I have a number of 7mm wagons that could have tarps fitted. Any chance of some S&DJR ones?
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Posted 19 August 2017 - 07:44

I bought some of these recently, once I had got round the wrong email address.  They are very good.

 

I was also supplied, on request, with a sheet of plain black tarps for use with road vehicles.



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Posted 06 December 2017 - 22:42

Bought some of these recently in n gauge, good product and good service. A happy customer.

Here they are in N gauge

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 01:57

I think that the sheet would go over the load and the wagon sides, rather than be "tucked in" inside the wagon sides?    Some info here: http://myweb.tiscali...ads/9-tarps.htm but a quick Google didn't find examples images of real wagons.

 

Perhaps your "modeller's licence" to allow the load to be removable?

 

 

Bought some of these recently in n gauge, good product and good service. A happy customer.

Here they are in N gauge

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 07:17

I think that the sheet would go over the load and the wagon sides, rather than be "tucked in" inside the wagon sides?    Some info here: http://myweb.tiscali...ads/9-tarps.htm but a quick Google didn't find examples images of real wagons.

 

Perhaps your "modeller's licence" to allow the load to be removable?

 

One does see both arrangements in photos, although over the sides is much more common. It depends on the load - if it needs protection from rain etc., then over the sides - and ideally not with a dip in the middle, though there are plenty of examples! Some loads were double-sheeted, once with the sheet tucked inside the wagon, then a second sheet over the outside.

 

This can be viewed two ways - either frustration at covering up one's handiwork, or, with more planning, an opportunity to be lazy...


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Posted 07 December 2017 - 21:23

Thanks guys for the feedback, it was done this way as I did use a plasticard base to put the load on so the loads could be removed if needed.

I'm going to see some prototype pictures but if not now that I know how to best stick these tarpaulins down and that they wont harm the underlying wagon then it'd be easy enough to put another tarpaulin over but draped down the sides of the wagon.

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