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  1. Thanks everyone. Postage is the killer for me, doubles the price on the two Era II wagons with brake hutch I am after. I will have to find some drawing and finally get around learning CAD. Cheers, Chris
  2. Can I ask the shop/website you are buying these from. I am trying to by myself some as well and am having trouble with the stores responding to emails. Chris
  3. I like your work. What brand are your ETAT wagon couvert? Cheers, Chris
  4. Because you don't want someone, a business, to make a profit from your efforts in creating the CAM file. Which is what would happen.
  5. Hi, I have been trying to access WD Models Website, but it does not load properly. I have also tried to email with no response. Does anyone know how Barry Williams is? Cheers, Chris
  6. I suggest the RECtank’s were only used in the UK for movement of tanks from the factories to the Fit out Depot that fitted out tanks with their stores and tools, followed by the ports until early 1918. They also would have been occasionally been used to move tanks to Bovington, to replace training tanks with newer models, or replacements for vehicles needing major repair. The RECtanks were not suitable for use in France as they did not have the extra chain points for the French/European coupling system. Secondly, there is no evidence of any Parrot wagons being sold to French or Belgian railways, many other British wagons, including the Parrots and other WD specific designs were sold, or gifted to Belgian and French railways post war. In early 1918 when the train ferry service was instituted movement From the Depot to the ports and France was by the Parrot wagons. Parrots had been in France since 1917 as some were used for Cambrai. Note also that the Parrot was selected by the US Army as their tank wagon, these were British built. There are images of knocked down US “Parrot” wagons being unloaded at a French port, and later their version of the wagon carrying three FT tanks. By late 1918 I believe the Parrot was being supplemented with a well wagon (see below) ready for the MkVIII Liberty Tank, which appears to be taller than the MkI to Mk V, the UK and US were going to make for the planned 1919 offensive. This 1918 well wagon was probably the design resuscitated during WW2 as the Warwell. Cheers, Chris
  7. I ended up emailing Bachmann, and was told that there are no jacks in the accessory pack for the LMS Parrot (I believe the LMS actually named these wagons "Quad"). I realise that Bachmann priced the OO Gauge Parrot wagons based at the same price of the WW2 Warflats, which have quite a good Cromwell MkIV tank. But, I must say that I am amused by Bachmann's recommended price of £56.95 for #38-740 WD 40T 'Parrot' Bogie Wagon WD Grey With Sheeted Tank, compared to the LMS "Quad" wagon version minus end jacks for £41.95. There is not £15 in the "sheeted tank" resin blob, which others have pointed out doesn't match the profile of a WWI MkIV or MkV tank, and is poorly represented by the covering "sheet", which has the weave of a fishing net. A great pity Bachmann didn't also release a WD Parrot wagon with jacks without the tank load, as there are a few 3D printed and resin MkIV and MkV tanks that would make much better loads available from small wargaming manufacturers. Cheers, Chris
  8. Does the LMS version come with another headstock and the tank stabiliser end screw jacks?
  9. Smokebox you are certainly quite right that the range of spare parts is quite limited. In comparison Bachmann US sells every part used to manufacture a locomotive. A good example is the Alco 2-6-0. They stock painted and unpainted examples of all the loco body shells which helps with kit bashing a loco to create a specific variation.
  10. G’day all, Do the UK manufacturers provide a spare part service? The US manufacturers, Athearn, Atlas Bachmann and others, each have a webpage where you can find and order the spare parts you may need to repair, customize, or create a unique model, and I was wondering if the UK companies provide the same fast service. Cheers, Chris
  11. Joseph, Thank you very much for your post, I have since been told that he was given coaches by the British North Eastern Railway. Hatton’s seem to have NER examples on their list for future release. May I ask what era the Encyclopedie des Voitures covers? Regards, Chris
  12. It used to be quite common for G Scale to be used overhead in stores and sometimes pubs and restaurants. The suggestion about opening “your” track to local enthusiast and clubs is a good one, as it brings customers, you never know your pub could become a must meet at site on weekends for garden railway enthusiasts.
  13. Hi, I recently read, on her I think, that during WW1 when Sir Eric Geddes was appointed DGTpt for the BEF Railway Operating Division, he was given, by the French, three axle coaching stock. I would like to model this train, would anyone know what coaching stock Geddes was given? Was it German stock? Cheers, Chris Henderson
  14. This and the other photo's of tanks in 1917 were mainly taken at The Plateau before and after the Battle of Cambrai, the yard at The Plateau was built by a US Army railway construction battalion. As for how the tanks got onto the wagon, they drove onto the end wagon via a sleeper ramp, much like cars and trucks have for years. Later in the war, 1918, the four wheel ramp wagon was introduced. The ramp wagon significantly improved the deployability of tanks as a stub siding with end ramp, or a siding with a side loading ramp wasn't needed. Similarly, the ramp wagon most significantly improved the 'operational security" of tank operations, as they didn't have to spend a day or more building ramps that may be spotted by German aerial reconnaisance or balloon surveillance.
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