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  1. Hi I currently have a couple of projects underway: the Golden Arrow SR 'Q' 0-6-0 and an LNER 6 wheel carriage. (I know I can get both Hattons and Hornby ready to run 6 wheelers - but my current pleasure is making my own). I can get the carriage roof and vent parts easily enough from the MJT range from Dart castings. However what I'm really stumped on is getting a Bullied large diameter chimney for the Q (as most of the Qs I saw did not have the small original chimney as per the Golden Arrow body (indeed I think the whole class finished up with
  2. Hi All Can anybody pin down the location (and possible the duty) of the attached pic of Irish NCC class WT 2-6-4T No.4? The info on the back of the photo indicates that it was taken 8/3/70 and either "PJC" or maybe "PTC" or "P?C" written.
  3. Thank you so much to all responders. Everything I wanted to know! There's a lot more interest in both photos than would appear at first glance. I'm sure the loco is No 186 - probably on an RPSI railtour.
  4. Hi All Two more photos from my collection that I would appreciate some facts for: Photo 6: while quite a lot of the photos in the job lot I bought are Austria (and this one may be) it looks German narrow gauge to me (loco has a sort of Hartz feel)? Photo 7: at first glance I thought this was GWR - but a closer look maybe Irish. There's a number on the front buffer beam which even at 1200 dpi scan I cannot discern. But it should be easy for you buffs as I've also scanned the notes on the back of the photo. Plainly "New tunnel south of ?????? 23/5/70 18
  5. Thanks to all responders. We're really getting somewhere. No 7 really sorted! No 9 probably. Re: 8 I wonder if its the same place as the pic now attached - which I think is Northern Ireland (LMS/ NCC)? Nothing yet on No.11: the Brit
  6. Following Butler Henderson's link to Monk Bar Models I bought the Hornby B2 at their sale price. Ordered yesterday. Came today! Fantastic service. Now got to get the Italia body kit from Hardies. Looks good value for money - even including crew. Like the comment I r ead on another string: "Wish he'd get a hobby and stop spending all that time on model railways"! (I've just been accused of being "obsessed" by the household authority).
  7. I wonder if Hornby are deliberately trying to undermine Hatton's initiative?
  8. Hi All Here are four more mysteries from my collection. The question for all is "what and where" (for 7 & 9 its also "when"): Photo 7 is plainly GWR pannier passing what looks like a disused station - possibly hauling a Mk1 brake non-compartment? Photo 8 looks like some sort of loading platform and / or coaling stage. Is that water bottom right? Date is given as 26 June 1969 Photo 9 may not even be UK. Look at the profile of the carriage windows etc. Photo 11 is Britannia 70024 and dated 22 June 1967. At th
  9. SO Photo 11 not Sharp Stewart but actually built at Brighton Works November 1874. AND a location for photo No 7! Fascinating stuff. Many thanks
  10. Thanks guys. Great and very helpful replies. It looks like the Electrotren for the Fox Walker but must be the Hornby B2 for the Italia. Like most of us I seem to be building up a stock of "I must make that some time" locos and kits! Currently in line are the Q from Golden Arrow and a generic saddle tank from Budget Model Railways (which shall be fettled into a side tank). That's aside from half a dozen Parkside and Dapol wagon kits and couple of 009 coaches/vans! I really want to do the Italia first as its close to the HC 1604 that is being fett
  11. Hi All I'm quite taken by some of the Hardieshobbies loco body kits - especially the Hudswell Clarke Italia outside cylinder 0-6-0T and the Fox Walker 0-6-0T. I see the former is intended to sit on the Hornby Peckett B2 chassis and the latter on the Electrotren 0-6-0 chassis. In both cases you have to buy the original Hornby or Electrotren locos as the chassis don't come up by themselves. The B2 is generally about £90-£100 while the Electrotren is generally in the £50s. I really want to do the Italia first as its very simila
  12. Hi All Fabulous response! That nicely pins them all down - even photo 7. Having looked at the GNR(I) A class pic on the edited great central response, I'm convinced it is a GNR(I) class A. People seem to enjoy looking at these interesting pics and the challenge they sometimes present. If its not getting all too boring I'll put some more up.
  13. Another batch of unknowns from a job lot bought at auction. I'm finding it fascinating to locate and identify these: Photo 7 looks vaguely Irish to me (on the basis that the locos further down the line look pretty well GNR(I)) ? Photo 8 looks rather Caledonian to my eye. Photos 9 & 11 are F Moore's Railway Photographs but, try as I might, I cannot identify them for certain. No. 9 looks Caledonian to me. Aggravatingly I have found photo 11 on a website - but it just calls it loco and train! Any ideas what/ whe
  14. Thanks Phil Think that puts this one to bed too. Certainly seems to be Longdown looking away from Perridge tunnel direction.
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