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  1. I was brought up to believe the North started at Potter's Bar. Actually the word was that civilisation ended at PB which I took to be much the same thing... I now live in Norfolk AKA the North East.
  2. I don't know where 1498 was, but 1499 often worked the Marlborough branch in the late '20s-'30s so was presumably shedded somewhere in the division.
  3. Guy is correct, but they both had the rather more common type 93 bunker with a concave curve to the 'shoulder['. You could always attack it with a piercing saw :-)
  4. Ah! This one has the type 91 bunker with the convex curve known to have been fitted to about a dozen or so example – one of them 1459, withdrawn in March 1936 and probably the last of that configuration to go. So only '1' out...
  5. As in "you drive all ze vay there, and vauxhall ze vay back..."
  6. Could we perhaps have a photo of the model? If it's the Finecast kit then chances are it'll be the most common variant with medium tanks, B4 boiler, closed cab with concave shoulder to the bunker, etc. Probably quite a few numbers to choose from in the 14xx series.
  7. According to the RCTS "bible" (part 6) 1458 was a 'medium' Metro tank built at Swindon in 1882 and withdrawn in April 1919 still carrying a round-top firebox (S4 boiler class) and of course with an open cab. This agrees with the reference quoted by ChrisN but I doesn't fit the loc bought by the OP.
  8. Burniston & Co was a Canterbury coal merchant – details in John Arkell's PO wagons of the South East (Lightmoor Press).
  9. Can I just add the caveat that the kit uses the same under frame moulding as the 16ft long 4 plank wagons but the 3 planners were only 15ft 6in long, should that matter to you.
  10. The Midland had quite a large yard at High Street, shared with the MSW I believe.
  11. Pretty close, though I'd guess the colour was grey, and there was no lettering on the ends. This is of course long after Wainwright sold the colliery.
  12. The problem these days is that there rarely is an effing manual to read...
  13. Here is a photo of a wagon loaded with coke fresh from the ovens at Newbury Colliery. It was destined for the ironworks at Westbury.
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