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  1. Look nice but these are the larger 4 gallon cans used by the military rather than the smaller 2 gallon type used by civilians and also by the military. However the accessories and items such as the GS cart and various lorries and motorbikes look to be very useful, thanks, Albyn
  2. SHQ miniatures VP33 contains 16 white metal 2 gallon petrol cans plus two funnels! Thanks Albyn
  3. I found some whitemetal ones in racks of five sold by SHQ MINIATURES VP12 or VP33 are for 2 gallon 'flimsies' petrol tins and also racks of 5 VP46
  4. Thank you for the replies, especially the dimensions. i have located some army 4 gallon types alledgedly so will see what they are like, otherwise I shall be making my own, regards, Albyn
  5. Thanks - a colourful display! They were using shell on the K&ESR so red or green?
  6. Thank you for letting me know capacity was two gallons. Yes that is the fall back but nice moulded ones with handles and caps already on would be good! Don't even know the approximate dimensions either. thanks, Albyn
  7. I'm modelling a Colonel Stephens Ford railcar in 4mm scale. These carried several of these 1 gallon petrol cans full of water as the radiators constantly boiled as the engines were over stretched hauling the second car with its engine shut down. Cans were carried on the roof rack or the footboards. Does anybody know of a source for these cans please? Note these were rectangular rather than the much later 'Jerry' cans that came in during World War 2.
  8. Thank you both for filling me in on this interesting topic. A pal has a diecast body for an 'WD' 2-8-0 body in 4mm. No tender or mech though he has substituted a Dublo 2-8-0 chassis, spoked wheels, and found a suitable tender - a much modified proprietary one of Tri-ang origin I think. We've no idea who made it. Anybody got any thoughts? regards, Albyn
  9. Bradshaws marketed a Midland 2P kit made by KMR in the early 1950s. It had a diecast body so it was fairly simple to build. Did they produce any more kits or locos?
  10. Have been working on Gazelle and trailer - photo attached - I realise green could do with a touch up!
  11. I wonder which is smaller - this one or Gazelle! Gazelle weighs 5.5 tons and has a 10ft 6in wheelbase, 17ft 2in long.
  12. It is produced by Simon Dawson of this group who trades on Shapeways as Recreation 21 and is available in all the usual scales. I also used the new Lightmoor press book on the Colonel Stephens Railmotors. This includes drawings of Gazelle and its trailers, with updated drawings by Les Darbyshire of the ones that appeared 50 years ago in the MRN using information that has turned up since then. The first London tramcar trailer that I picture is now much shorter than Les's original drawing. At the time he didn't realise that London horse trams came in two lengths - a long one for flat routes, length known, which was the basis for his original drawing, and a short one for hilly routes which is the one Stephens bought. Crich now have the body for one of these. There are also some great photos reporoduced in very good quality, many never published before from the Col Stephens Rlwy Museum collection (where the preserved Gazelle lives) and a much updated text from the original version that appeared 20 odd years ago. Basically it's a new book. The Pickering steam railmotor features also as well as the Drewrys, Fords and Shefflex cars for which Stephens is famous.
  13. I obtained some suitable wheels from a pal for Derwent and fitted a trial overlay on the wheel. As Romford wheels have a coned tread, as per real railway wheels the overlay is about 0.5 mm too large a diameter and so fouls the the wheel treads. It is also very thick and looks rather overscale. I presume a significantly thinner overlay is not possible if 3D printed. I remember the gentleman who started the job produced a pdf for the wheel overlays so that might be a better option. Perhaps he could please email it to me at [email protected] Ideally I suppose it could be made in etched brass. The planking on Derwent compares well with that on the whitemetal old K's Titfield Thunderbolt/Lion kit. The width and depth are about the same in fact. In 4mm overscale looks more realistic sometimes than exactitude. The gaps could be made smaller fairly easily with plastic strip to reduce the width. edwardian remarked that he had not seen a 3D printed coach. Here is a view of the trailer for the Shropshire and Montgomery's Gazelle, an ex-London horse tram, with the roof and end balconies removed, that was used on the Criggion branch in the 1920s. It is 67mm long in 4mm, the view below being about actual size. The enlarged view shows the finish, suitably tatty with a couple of coats of paint flatted down with flour paper and then top coated in LBSCR brown with a bit of frame dirt. needs a bit of finishing off of course. I am happy with the result but of course others may disagree. regards, Albyn
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