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    GWR pre nationalisation..............kit building, locos, coaches and wagons

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  1. Hi miss prism…..seems like your thoughts were the same as mine, no wording on the side seems the order of the day……many thanks, dave….
  2. Hi there……I am at present scratchbuilding a macaw A wagon…….all seems to be going well at the moment but I am a bit stumped as to the lettering on the wagon……I have looked at what photos are available, not many that’s for sure, the question I am asking is…..would the wording MACAW. A. have been put on the side of the wagon towards the centre of it, the pictures I have seen suggest not but the majority of macaw wagons do have the wording on the side……if anyone has a photo of the wagon with the said lettering on the side I would be very grateful…….regards…dave brighty…..
  3. Just a line to thank you all for help with these bogies…..it is surprising what knowledge there is out there no matter what the subject seems to be someone usually has the answer…….regards…..dave brighty…
  4. Well I have measured the said bogies and the first ones are 34 mm so could well be BR mk 1 the second Goddard bogies are 32 mm so could be back to square 1……I understood that Larry Goddard did mainly Gwr and LMS bogies so perhaps they are LMS bogies…. as I am a Gwr man neither seem to be much use to me ..dave brighty……..
  5. I have just come across these two sets of coach bogies lurking in the bottom of a cupboard……I have no idea what region they are from, I model Gwr but cannot find an exact match I thought the first set MIGHT be collett 7foot but I stand to be corrected, any help would be gladly accepted…….regards…..dave brighty….
  6. Sorry I cannot take the credit for scribbing the plasticard Will…….it is planked plasticard bought from my local model shop ,Frome model centre…..the width between the Plank’s is 2mm, I believe they do a narrower one for n gauge, and a wider one for O gauge…….dave…..
  7. Well here is the finished wagon complete with transfers supplied by black square decals……when I came to put the wagon number on the side with HMRS they were to big so a quick message to black square decals and they arrived within two days…..all in all I am well pleased and it adds something a bit different to my layout…….dave brighty
  8. Hi there…….just thought I would add a photo showing where we are with the stores wagon……construction has been with plasticard, brass, and white metal parts mainly from Ken line , all measurements are from GWR goods wagons by messrs.Atkins,Beard and Tourett and the roof is from Branchlines roof which I find very good, just a few more additions to the wagon and then it is off for painting and transfers…….regards…dave brighty….
  9. Looks very nice seeing it in gwr colours I must say, I think I am tempted with a kit if one appears from Worsleyworks. dave brighty
  10. Well thank you all gentleman for your input I think you seem to have cracked it for me, I am very grateful for all your comments, it just goes to show how you can sort anything out you are not sure about.......now for the wagon..... kind regards......dave brighty.....
  11. For my next project I would like to scratch build a stores van Diag.BB......in Gwr goods wagons by Atkins,Beard and Tourret I. Chapter 31 are some nice pictures of a stores van .....plate 661 shows an early van number 58140.....the question I would like ask you all is what is the writing on the wagon on the far right, the first line starts with GWR I cannot make out what the word is next to it, the other side of the stanchion, likewise the next line is STORES but I cannot make out the second word, the third line is WOLVERHAMPTON but I cannot see what the 4th line says.......if anyone can help or has an idea of what could be on the side of the van I would be very grateful, I do not want to start the build if I cannot make out what the wording is......your help would be gratefully appreciated......regards dave brighty...
  12. Hi there 37114......thank you for your comments.....I really enjoyed making the wagon even though there seems to be no conclusive proof that there was one in gwr colours, but equally there does not seem to be any proof that there was not one in gwr colours, as I said earlier it is a representation of the wagon and I was very pleased with the outcome.......dave brighty.....
  13. Hi.....I have used black square decals.co.uk in the past and have been very pleased with the results....the proprietor Ian has done a number of custom transfers for me and is very quick and reasonably priced, he can enlarge or make smaller almost anything.....definitively worth a contact.......regards.....dave Brighty
  14. Hi there......I have decided to paint this wagon in gwr colours but I do appreciate that there is no conclusive proof that there was one, I have looked through numerous books and it seems that it is possible there were a few converted large covered vans so I am happy to say it is a representation.......the wagon was based on a ken line chassis kit with the rest made from plasticard, brass strip from eileens emporium and the transfers were from black square decals who I find extremely good both in cost and quickness in supplying my order......next job is another Pooly van the small 10;foot planked van as per Mr Russell, GWR wagon book.....
  15. Hi there............I am just at the stage with this wagon for painting and as can be seen from some of the quotes it could be that H .Pooly did not convert the bloater fish vans from gwr just iron minks .....the question I was asking is is there a definitive reference book or article that confirms when these “bloater” vans were converted to vans for H Pooly into BR stock or I am hoping that perhaps one van may have been converted in gwr days so that I can paint my wagon in gwr colours.......if not I will paint it in BR colours as per Paul Bartlett photos.........your assistance would be appreciated.....
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