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  1. Talyllyn Railway already done by Bachmann, in Thomas the tank engine guise.
  2. North British Railway brakevan. There should a handrail on top of the balcony uprights.
  3. Definitely a building as shown on 1906 25in Ordnance Survey map https://maps.nls.uk/view/105992296 Enlargement of black and white version.
  4. The photo of Launceston is of the LSWR station , virtually every wagon and coach belongs to that company. The peaked roof next to the cattle wagons is a hut built over the buffer stops.
  5. This all sounds fairly feasible , but the numbers you have chosen were allocated to T9 and C8 4-4-0s. The LSWR class designations follow lot numbers starting with A1 then B1 C1 etc for locos built at Nine Elms or Eastleigh. Which makes X1 an Adams loco built in 1889. However classes where the first member was built by an outside contractor such as Dubs, would take the the number of the first built, hence 700 class. Yours would be the 300 class, but 300 was a T9.
  6. The longest serving B4 at Dover was 30084 from 1951 to 1959. 30083 and 30086 also made appearances.
  7. B4 tank was was used on the Dover seafront line in the 1950s. Cant get much further east.
  8. I don't know if this has been mentioned before,but there is a short film on the BFI website called 'Rover Makes Good'. Which is set near Callington. The opening has an O2 with gate stock arriving at a station ,and close up of the gated vestibule. Also a brief shot of a gate stock train with an Ivatt 2-6-2T at the end of the film.
  9. The cabs were most definitely were extended at the rear . Look at any pre WW1 photo with original cab it finishes in front of the bunker,after modification the cab has been extended to the rear of the now unused bunker exactly as in post #229. Also post #219 has photos of large and small cabs and if you look at lower picture.you can just see the join where extended
  10. Wadhurst on the SER Hastings line. Very distinctive with the coal siding set down in front of the station approach.
  11. According to SEMG No 10 did not ever receive a Drummond boiler , only Nos 11 , 15 , 63 and 361. Muz,s model would need an Adams firebox grafted on a Drummond boiler it did not ever happen.
  12. I don't think a T1 ever looked quite like that , with a Drummond dome and safety valves and Adams ramsbottom safety valve on the firebox . One or the other but not both.
  13. The artwork shows 488 as preserved with Adams livery and later modifications to cab roof ,coal rails and tank filler.
  14. Stirling single is modern image compared with a Triang Rocket of 1829.
  15. The Adams radial at the Bluebell is not in either of the liveries on the Hornby M7s. It is in Adams pea green livery 1887-95, but has some later modifications. The cab roof , coal rails on the bunker , taller water filler and lack of balance beams between the driving wheels were modifications by Drummond , also a mechanical lubricator between the frames possibly fitted by the Bluebell. So preserved locos usually are not perfect representations of a past period .
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