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Brighty1674

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    Sunny Shepton Mallet, Somerset.
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    GWR pre nationalisation..............kit building, locos, coaches and wagons

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  1. 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.....
  2. Thank you for your information, much appreciated, looks like it will be a BR Pooly van now instead of GWR one....I have found the one Will saw the CC2 in Russell wagon book but as you say no sign of a “bloater” conversion for gwr......thank you again........dave Brighty......
  3. Hi miss prism......here is the van...it looks to me that this could be the BR colour all be it very faded and scruffy, when converted would Pooly have left it brown as per the original colour of the “bloater” or had they their own colour scheme, I have since found a iron mink converted to one of their vans and it is gwr grey with the round all still present, your thoughts would be appreciated.....dave.....
  4. Hi there.....I am in the process of scratchbuilding a Pooley gwr ex “bloater” fish van ......the van is from the excellent Paul Bartlett photos which are very good for detail......the question I would like to know is what colour would these vans be painted in GWR days....would they stay the same as the “bloater” ...brown, or would they have been painted gwr grey or did Pooly have their own colour.......I have looked on the internet And found some BR vans in different colours and read the excellent article “little didcot” by Castle but Do not seem to find what colour they would have been painted in GWR days.......any help would be gratefully received.... regards.......dave Brighty......
  5. Hi.....I have used www.blacksquaredecals.co.uk in the past......Ian is very good at creating any transfers you may require....just contact him with a picture and size and colour and he is very quick to sort you out.....I have been very pleased with his results......dave Brighty.....
  6. Hi......I have built several of the gwr Rotank wagons all based on the Hornby Dapol, Lima 6=wheel milk tanker which I have Used as the wagon.......the actual milk road trailer I have used the coopercraft trailer which occasionally comes up,on e bay I must say that they do not come up very often nowadays........there are a number of pictures of the wagon and trailer in Jim Russell’s great western wagon appendix book which gave me the original idea, unfortunately I have not found any plans for this wagon.....I have attached a photo of the latest offering.......dave Brighty
  7. I have just read this post and so sorry to hear of Fred’s passing......he was a lovely man and helped me immensely in my early modelling years.......I met Fred when he moved to Camberley and then when he opened his shop in camberley I helped him out for just one week before we moved down to Somerset.......I kept in touch and still have a nice collection of his kits both built and waiting to be built from the Mallard range.....such a shame about his passing a true gentleman...........dave........
  8. We’ll know it’s really serious when shops run out of SPAM..............wot no spam fritters........
  9. A very positive response to a difficult situation......well done Derek.....
  10. I can certainly remember seeing a parcels railcar coming into Slough from Paddington around the 60’s whilst train spotting on Slough station.....ah happy days me thinks........dave Brighty......
  11. Hi Neil......have just found this article after e mails to you on your e bay item.......I will follow on here and if it is not too late I would be up for a kit as well.......regards dave brighty......
  12. I am indeed indebted miss prism, thank you very much.........Dave brighty.....
  13. Hi there.......I have just started on 2 of the above kits, one kit is complete and the other is missing the four axle boxes, bought off e bay allegedly all complete.......could some kind star please tell me what type of axle box they are and more importantly where I might be able to buy four.......I have looked at mjt on dart castings but am not quite sure if they have them.......regards....Dave brighty.... ps definitely a case of checking kits when they arrive me thinks.....
  14. If dart castings are visiting any exhibitions or shows, contact them and he will bring kits he has left from the range, I have purchased numerous gwr wagon kits this way........I do not know how the supply of locos and tenders is......I have found the owner very friendly and agreeable in this respect.....Dave brighty.....
  15. Hi there......does anyone out there know of a supplier who does “shunt with care” transfers in white please....dave brighty
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