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  1. Poor security for full ones!
  2. Now at Mangapps Railway Essex.
  3. The loco and coaches looked good and ran well Richard. Thanks for sorting Colin G's problem.
  4. Good to know the length is now right. Has the truss structure been checked? The centre area looks long in proportion to the sloping ends.
  5. Richard, your builds seem quite quick given the research involved and what you are putting in the models.
  6. Hasn't this thread become more interesting than simply frothing about the Oxford announcement!
  7. Good drawing there Clive. A lot better than those diagrams in the LMS coaches books. I'm still looking for pics of Stanier catering cars in BR maroon, I have some in crimson/cream. Actually there may be many photos with them in, but well down the train with the focus being on the engine.
  8. Pandemic delays? A year or so of it for a decade of excuses.
  9. 'New competition on Shef-Ex toybrains etc' What is the maximum number of bits Clive can cut to make a coach side? I believe I counted 21 pieces in one of those, but I may have lost count part way along!
  10. If the 12' 6" wheelbase bogies are 6 wheel they well be LMS or Midland ones as used on restaurant and sleeping cars. I have BSL restaurant third with them on. The GWR, LNWR and Caledonian used 6 wheel bogies, there may have been others.
  11. If all are defective I would look to return them.
  12. Many thanks LNER4479. I have already searched Robert's and Paul Bartlett's photo sites. Both are very comprehensive but catering cars could not have been on photographers' agenda at the time.
  13. I have posted the request below in a couple of other places on RM Web and elsewhere but so far with only limited response. With Tony's thread having such a huge following, I'm hoping someone here maybe aware of other resources. Images of LMS Restaurant Cars in BR times. Looking for photos or sources to the above. I have all the usual LMS carriage books by Jenkinson and Essery. The images in these are nearly all official 'as built' type shots with very few in the BR period. I have done some searching of the photographic collections like 'Rail Online' and others. Inevitably many of these are 'loco centric' meaning relatively few rolling stock views. I have a few pics of 'period 1 & 2' vehicles but very few of 'Period 3' Stanier coaches particularly in BR maroon. Many Thanks Jim
  14. There is another thread titled: 'ABS Models (Adrian Swain)'. Maybe it could be used rather than start another thread.
  15. Many thanks TMc. I have already placed an order with HMRS for those. I will look at the RCTS archive. Jim
  16. Looking for photos or sources to the above. I have all the usual LMS carriage books by Jenkinson and Essery. The images in these are nearly all official 'as built' type shots with very few in the BR period. I have done some searching of the photographic collections like 'Rail Online' and others. Inevitably many of these are 'loco centric' meaning relatively few rolling stock views. I have a few pics of 'period 1 & 2' vehicles but virtually nothing of 'Period 3' Stanier coaches. Jim
  17. Info from David Larkin's books seems to be that BR fairly quickly dropped the scheme of black livery with straw lettering for loco coal wagons. They then become grey with white lettering without a 'D' prefix. I have seen it mentioned somewhere (possibly David Larkin again) that 21T coal wagons were transferred to power station and industrial workings with the loco coal work being done using the all wood coal and merchandise wagons supplemented by 16T mineral wagons. The wooden wagons sometimes marked 'one journey only- loco coal' or similar wording.
  18. Hi Mike, yes for post '75 but these wagons date from the fifties and photos in David Larkin's books and elsewhere show shackles up to at least 1968. Matt's wagons are obviously air braked, with tensioners and very good they look too! The wagons in the Flickr photo appear to have a non-standard securing for the chains, maybe prior to ratchet straps becoming common. For the steam era shackles I believe it has to be! Jim
  19. Can we use this reasoning when the 'greens' tell us we must stop eating meat to save the planet?
  20. Clive, that scratchbuild looks brilliant! with its more appropriate sized windows it must show up those on the old Hornby cut and shuts. . . .Dare I say it. . . but the glazing will be simpler as well.
  21. Richard, Fit furniture then paint. Unless you are going for pristine showcase models, some parts are sure to fall off.
  22. They either don't read this or don't know what 'ratchet tensioners' are. As with John Isherwood there will be no purchases by me either. Making the Cambrian salmons into useable working models is not the easiest of jobs, but compared with hacking unwanted detail off of diecast items, it will be easy. Plus they are cheaper.
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