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  1. Today at Crymlyn A Shop 1143, a locomotive built under contract for the Peckett locomotive Company a few years ago, has retuned for a service, clean and repaint. Dai the Paint touches up some paintwork while our foreman has been discussing its progress with Owen the Spanners. Percy Veerance is doing something at the rear of the locomotive while some of the girls from the local leisure centre inspect Baldrick's wheelbarrow. When Arwel ap Iolo Pain finishes his newspaper he will fit the new glass to the rear cab spectacles. 359 "ORLA", 679 and No.1 "HERCULES" are also visible resting on shed after their exertions in Graig Wen Colliery at the W.W.O.G. show in Carmarthen last Saturday.
  2. Today at Crymlyn A Shop No.29, the rebuild contract locomotive for the GWR, is found outside the works. The cylinders have been fitted and Percy Veerance and Owen the Spanners make final adjustments. GWR 359, the hudswell Clark contract locomotive for the Llanelly & Mynydd Mawr Railway Company, waits patiently outside the shed for her plates to be fitted. Dai Larfin, the Crymlyn A Shop stores person, will have to chase up this order as it is now several weeks overdue. 1140 is the only other locomotive on shed. Dai the Paint is also just out of shot standing on the front footplate of 359 but his paint tin is just visible. Baldrick, the A Shop gofor, rests on his shovel while our foreman studies a couple of the ladies from the local leisure centre. Just visible in the second picture are 1338 & No.1 HERCULES.
  3. I have an unmade Barry Railway F class kit from Redcraft Models. Does anyone have a set of instructions?
  4. Here at Crymlyn A Shop our foreman has been reprimanded by the Works owners for not updating work progress. Unfortunately the Boyos have been busy without much progress being visible. Hopefully a comparison picture of 359 and 29 rear ends will help to illustrate progress. 359, the Hudswell Clarke locomotive for the Llanelly & Mynydd Mawr Railway Company, has successfully passed her acceptance trials at Swindon and Pantyffynnon Junction and will have her plates fitted soon (watch out for her naming ceremony). In fact she performed so well that a decision was made to remove some of the ballast. GWR 29, the Manning Wardle rebuild subcontracted from the GWR for the CM&DPLRly has had its bunker sheeting formed by our sub contractors the Minerva Engineering Company and has been erected by Percy Veerance under the watchful eyes of our Foreman and a few of the girls from the local leisure centre. Baldrick, the Crymlyn A Shop gofor, leans on his shovel while Dai the Paint and Percy make a few minor tweeks to 359. 679 is visible, resting on shed, near right. If anyone is wondering how it is done the second picture explains all.
  5. Almost ready to start duties at Graig Wen colliery. Let’s hope the Boyos keep her this clean or the Foreman will have something to say!
  6. Today at Crymlyn A Shop things are getting back to normal after the naming ceremony on GWR 359. This locomotive was built under contract from Hudswell Clarke for the Llanelly & Mynydd Mawr Railway Co. All the Directors and other Dignitaries of this company were invited to the official naming and handing over ceremony. This all went very well until the Chairman's wife of the L&MMR, whose name incidentally is Hilda as well as our foreman's wife, uncovered the name plate to find that the locomotive was carrying different name. However everything settled down and everyone departed leaving 359 to be collected in the morning to start duties at her new home. Orla Board, the Crymlyn A Shop char lady whose name also appears on the locomotive, discusses the day's events with our foreman while the other A Shop reprobates resume their duties. We must wonder if the rumours about our foreman are true while a few of the girls from the local leisure centre relax before another busy evening.
  7. Today at Graig Wen colliery Pecketts 679 (ex Alexandra Docks & Railway Co.) and No.1 Hercules (acquired by B.R. from Ystalyfera Tin Plate works) await their duties at the W.W.O.G. show on Saturday 2nd. in Bronwydd Village Hall, Carmarthen. Near the Gwilli Railway.
  8. Apparently it (he) was painted in a "pseudo" GWR livery at Danygraig in 1948. It was then out sheded at Guernos for many years before migrating to Reading signal works circa 1954 to replace 1153 which produced too much smoke??? A friend, now unfortunately deceased, saw it at Swindon dump in 1955 and swore it was black. It had a black background to the No.1 on the cab sides so if the loco was black this wouldn't have shown up. Plenty of clues but nothing concrete. I painted mine green as until then all my models were finished in black. Notice the brakes are on the rear wheels only! Hope this helps. David
  9. Today at Graig Wen colliery, ALSRM, Reading, 679 worked the exchange sidings while Hercules shunted the coal loading shed. Several views of 679 can be seen outside the shed with 1140 and also a close up of her builder’s plate. Hercules can be seen outside the coal loading shed. Several of the Boyos can be seen while Rhys ap Rhys still studies form. Let’s hope our foreman is happy with the day’s work. Is it worth me starting to post here again? The number of views and likes will swing it.
  10. Sorry guys the foreman can't be doing with this new site layout. He's more important work to do than try to learn his way round all this revised electronic trickery. There will still be reports on the Boyos activities but not here. (See the top of this page). What's really annoyed him is that all his previous posts have had the pictures removed and when he has done a few of them they display todays' date.
  11. Sorry guys the foreman can't be doing with this new site layout. He's more important work to do than try to learn his way round all this revised electronic trickery. There will still be reports on the Boyos activities but not here. (See the top of this page). What's really annoyed him is that all his previous posts have had the pictures removed and when he has done a few of them they display todays' date.
  12. Follow me 'Davey4270' on www.westernthunder.co.uk for further posts from Crymlyn A shop or see posts from 'Dave Roberts' on Facebook group O Gauge/Scale modellers Meanwhile, here in Crymlyn A Shop 679 has been pushed outside ready for her test runs with Hercules her little sister (brother?) at Pantyfynnon Junction Tonight. Our foreman points out a bit that Dai the Paint has missed while Owen the Spanners tightens the cotter puns on 679’s trailing wheel set.
  13. Haven't got a clue what that means but it's still only showing half the picture. So it's goodbye from all at Crymlyn A Shop.
  14. Early evening at Graig Wen Loco and all the Boyos have gone home leaving 1143 to its own devices overnight. Looks like Baldrick, the Crymlyn A Shop gofor, will have some more ashes to clear up in the morning!
  15. Minor details to complete, hope to send to POWSides early next week. This particular wagon was fitted with a steel underframe which meant kit bashing a Slaters PO wagon kit before sending to POWSIDES for the transfers to be applied.
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