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6892 Oakhill Grange

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    Trains, dark green ones with shiny bits from the 1930s and b4.
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  1. I think in the example of the Lionhearts, the bodies and underframes lengths were identical and as you say the compartment sizes changed to fit the length. Bizarrely the bogies centres changed! I hope there were good engineering reasons for this. Oakhill
  2. OT I know but when did handing of ventilators stop. Were the D109 and E141 sets handed? I would imagine the stopping of handing ventilators would not necessarily have occurred when corridors were no longer handed as there are commercial motives for the corridors. Is any of the above in English? Thanks in advance. Oakhill
  3. I created an Inglenook from Wooden Thomas a few years ago that satisfied me for hours.
  4. Should add that fixing the undersized bolster arrangement was beyond my skills / patience / families patience (delete as appropriate). Oakhill
  5. Brakes, steps and tie-bar and 90deg off horizontal, although the mirror effect from the glass table is quite pretty. Cheers Oakhill
  6. I think I commented several hundred pages ago that that type of County offends me greatly. The other type of ridiculous County that had difficulty staying on the track does not offend me at all.
  7. Hi Nothing wrong with Kings passing outside frame panniers and possible in Bristol division in your timeframe although unlikely at Chippenham. Adrian
  8. Hi again 3.5 years later I have a modified body being painted, a detailed under frame and some detailed bogies. THEN I GET THE CRISIS OF CONFIDENCE: All the photos I have seen show the right side (van at rear). This side does not have a guards window. For reference the photos are in Russell, on the HMRS website and in the flyer issued by Lionheart to advertise their product. I have never seen a photo of the other side, although I think there is a video somewhere showing a non corridor brake this on a Welsh branch. I though this was a D109 and it showed no window on the other side. I now realise that it may have been a D117, which has no window of te left side. So can anyone confirm if the D109 had a guards window on the left side (with the van at the rear) like the E140/145 or if there were no guards windows either side. Thanks Oakhill
  9. The real WMR was the West Mercia Railway tracing its origins back to the Uxbridge and Amersham of 1839. This was the largest absorbed company into the Great Western although not as profitable as the Taff Vale. The WMR connected London with Oxford and twith Birmingham and Manchester or Cheltenham, Gloucester, Hereford and Ireland via Cardigan. It was the only pre grouping company that could offer you a one stop shop for Manchester to Southampton.
  10. I think (I can’t get at any of the books today) that the coupled wheelbase is different between a 39xx and the Dean Goods. So the commercially available chassis’ are not suitable. If memory serves the wheelbase is 7ft3in + 7ft3in Adrian
  11. Post 88 shows a poor photo of my Bogie upgrade and the headstock replacement. I wish I could show a completed picture of the D109 that this is becoming but my modelling proceeds at a pace similar to earth tectonics but without the occasional jump. http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/116180-comet-k40-brake-airfix-b-set-conversion/page-4 Oakhill
  12. In your roughly 4mm to the ft photo (on an iPad screen) I cannot see the splashers.
  13. True about the photos. Those in Maidment’s book are both BR era with the smokebox plates clearly visible.
  14. In Maidment’s Moguls and Prairies, there is a photo of 5380 showing old type and 5384 showing the later (Pages 124 and 128).
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