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  1. I remember this but I'm not sure it was on gwr.org - it may even have been on here. I recall that it was about backdating a 51XX/5101 large prairie to the original Churchward condition when they were still numbered in the 31XX series though, not a conversion to a large boiler 3150 or the 1938 Collett 31XX.
  2. Thank you everyone, this is all very useful to know. It came with a part built Cotswold/Nu-Cast 16xx with the old solid brass chassis. I'm building it with the original chassis so I know now that the motor will at least be powerful enough to move it around. Thank you again.
  3. Good evening. Does anyone know what type of motor this is please? It's 4cm long, 1.5 cm deep and 1cm wide. There are no identifying marks on it at all. Any advice gratefully received.
  4. Good afternoon. I found this photo on the Warwickshire Railways site: https://www.warwickshirerailways.com/gwr/gwrc2261.htm I don't know much about coaches, but these look like BR Mk 1s to me and the I think the maroon coach is a brake composite of some kind. Can anyone confirm if I'm right/talking rubbish and perhaps identify the specific type of coach please? If the photo is correctly dated then I'm surprised to see a Mk1 still in chocolate and cream as late as 1964. Thank you in advance for any information.
  5. Very impressive. I enjoy seeing older models getting an upgrade.
  6. Great photos - thank you. I'd gone specifically to see 61264 and was very impressed. I agree it was a pity that the Caley failed - I was behind it when it failed on the Churnet Valley earlier this year but at least I'd already had a few runs with it already that day.
  7. Just got back from the GlosWarks Whitsun festival which was excellent - thoroughly recommended. Amongst others, they'd got the blue King from Didcot and Penninsular and Orient Line from their own fleet in service. Two 8Ps at work at a gala is new on me - has it happened often before?
  8. Just caught up with this thread. I'd definitely be up for a kit too.
  9. Good evening. I recently bought a photo of 7828 Odney Manor at Birmingham Snow Hill from the RS Carpenter collection. The picture is undated beyond 'c. 1957'. In the background, in the Wolverhampton and Stourbridge line bay, 2 passenger vehicles are partly visible, one of which has the number W50101. Was this a DMU or a coach? I have no coach or DMU reference books and an online search has drawn a blank. Thanks to anyone with any information on the point.
  10. If you mean the 3150s, yes they were 2-6-2s. The 31xxs were rebuilds of 3150s with high pressure boilers and 5'3" wheels instead of 5'8".
  11. "All my moguls are K's and I a very happy with them, especially as I have inclines to consider. They are useful for other projects. I was given another once recently. As I do not need another mogul, I am in the process of retro converting back to a 3150 prairie tank, using spare castings from a K's 42XX for the tanks and bunker." COACH BOGIE: Just seen this. Sounds like a good way of getting a model of a useful prototype. Do you think a K's/Cotswold 42/72xx could be used with a Wills 41/51/61xx to produce a 1939 31xx?
  12. That's a lovely job.What did you do and how did you do it please? I've seen your 94xx, 97xx condensing pannier and twin car GWR unit adaptations and they've all been impressive.
  13. Sorry, just found this thread. They are definitely appropriate for a wharf layout, even in the middle of the country. Worcester had several examples and they would have been used on the truncated Butts branch down to the Severn waterfront up to its closure in 1957. They were also used profusely on the Vinegar branch which had a canal interchange too - see map at this link: http://www.miac.org.uk/vinegarmap.html They were also definitely used around Gloucester docks, although the only online photos at the location I found in a cursory search were of one of the spark arrester fitted locos. Glo
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