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Miss Prism

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  1. Have they used the wrong lining artwork on those teaks?
  2. I think what may have happened is a replacement of the buffer beams on the Beyer Goods (to a more normal arrangement) when the wheels were bumped up to 5'2".
  3. Interesting question. Usually, chassis on most GWR NPCCS (horse boxes, siphons etc) were black, and milk tankers in the O series were no different. However, as I understand it, Rotanks were built under the DD series, which are not NPCCS. Moreover they were built under BR, and not GWR, so would fall under a different painting regime. I think black is the most likely colour for the chassis.
  4. On the Beyer Goods, yes, but not on the Armstrong Goods.
  5. Ah, the trademark Kohler all-1st. I bet he's planning a full Pullman livery soon.
  6. My gut feeling is somewhere on the Barnstaple line, which was profusely wooded, but I didn't know it was quite so mountainous. How's about the approach to Venn Cross viaduct? - about half way down this page: https://www.tauntontrains.co.uk/oldsite/MEMORIES-BARNSTAPLE.htm
  7. 6375 at South Molton, 18 April 1960
  8. There can't be many places with wooded slopes so steep, and the milk tank or two on the rear might help spot the location.
  9. It's probably staring me in the face, but I can't find the reply button in an opened PM.
  10. I haven't seen them in the flesh, but from the pics the colour and lining is a good match.
  11. Hmmm - I'm suddenly noticing a lot of Armstrong smokebox doors on 850s and 2101s (the latter not being Armstrong at all). The difference in size between the Armstrong door and a dinky Dean one is remarkable.
  12. This shows indian red on the outer faces of inside frames: https://railway-photography.smugmug.com/GWRSteam-1/Churchward-Locomotives/Churchward-Assorted/Churchward-2900-Saint-Class/2972-2990-Scott-Series/i-7mVptj2/A The current caption of this pic is wrong, btw. The pic is sometime between September 1905 (loco build date) and September 1906 (when it was named). My current thinking is that the application of indian red to the outer faces of inside frames was experimental, and confined to a few express passenger locos.
  13. What is the width of the doors? (They look too wide to me, but maybe it is because the sides are too shallow.)
  14. A study of the seating arrangements will reveal the window position are not quite so 'random' as you imply.
  15. That is just not true. The shape of ridges on the tool will have implications for the electrode shape on the EDM cutting head (assuming the tool is electro-cut), but the shape of the ridge has nothing to do with part release (subject to normal release angles on the tool of course). Also, there is less metal to remove from a tool for a plank gap that is more to scale than an overscale one.
  16. Don't mind me, Graham, I was just having a rant about one of my bete noires, and I wasn't having a pop at that particular model (which is looking rather good, btw, albeit only a tantalising glimpse). Grand canyon crevices are also de rigeur for coaching stock doors and seams on steam loco platework. Model manufacturers have been doing this sort of thing since the dawn of time, and I don't suppose they are inclined to change any time soon. I guess it all helps to keep the kiddie youtubers happy, otherwise they might be a trifle hesitant before exclaiming "Ooooo, look at all the luvverly detail
  17. Not too keen on the grand canyon gaps between the planks, although most rtr has this misguided orthodoxy.
  18. The GWR started using reversibles in 1911. Not sure what diagram they first appeared on.
  19. What is the body width? What is the buffer height?
  20. Good news for Geoff Taylor fans. I am delighted Geoff has kindly given permission for gwr.org to host pictures of his Barmouth Junction, Penmaenpool, Dolgelly and Gwynant Bridge. Enjoy (the page is quite large)
  21. https://www.brdatabase.info/locoqry.php?action=class&id=106052&type=S&page=fleet
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