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  1. Thanks Andrew. I look forward to hearing more. It will be preferable to get the livery of the DX container as correct as possible. Gerry
  2. P.S. Interesting also to see the pre-war liveries of the people at the exhibition! That will come in useful when it comes to painting some of those lovely Modelu passengers. Gerry
  3. Thank you Andrew - exactly what I needed to know and wanted to hear! Interesting also to see that the containers had white roofs. Should the lettering on the DX container be white or yellow do you think - or am I just being too pedantic? Very helpful indeed. Best wishes Gerry
  4. I hope that that this is the correct place to ask the assembled LNER experts on here a couple of questions regarding LNER freight stock liveries: I am sure that I read somewhere recently that LNER vans were painted in bauxite brown - similar to BR bauxite - rather than red oxide during WW2? The trouble is that I cannot now remember where I read it so am unable to check. If this is the case would it therefore be appropriate to simply re-letter a van from BR bauxite to LNER style rather than have to repaint it first in red oxide? Were the DX type open containers painted blue or red oxide? I have some Powsides transfers to letter a Parkside kit but I am uncertain about the colour. I can understand that the box type containers would have been blue but the open containers seem less likely to have been blue also? Any assistance would be gratefully received. Gerry
  5. The page number on which this post appears gives a good idea of which particular breed of pannier would be most appropriate! But Arun Quay is such a stunning model it would be a shame to loose that 'Southern' atmosphere - perhaps a B4 would be suitable - Eling Wharf perhaps?.
  6. Fabulous - I'm very much looking forward to seeing more of this! Yet more superb GWR atmosphere.
  7. Beautiful photo - full of GWR atmosphere! Gerry
  8. Completely brilliant news! I have only just started thinking about building the point work for my storage sidings and how best to do it - now I have my answer. This really is a most positive move and I look forward to EM compatible locos and stock in due course - the forthcoming Dapol 63xx would be a most excellent place to start! Gerry
  9. Very nice work Frank. This should be a lovely model of a very characterful loco - as a GWR modeller myself I had to google 'LNER J7 class' to see what it looked like and it is delightful. Gerry
  10. Bulwell Hall

    The Engine Shed

    Tanner Oner? Gerry
  11. Lovely work Robin - much more to my taste than a b....y diesel! I look forward to seeing it very soon.
  12. Very nice work John and beautifully weathered - I seem to recall that such things were coated in tar for protection rather like some buffer stops and bridge girders. There was an iron bunker very similar to yours at Maiden Newton where it functioned as a coal bunker for the steam engine in the pump house which raised water from a well for the locomotive water supply. I could bore for hours on the 'dodgy' locomotive water supply at MN but I won't! Isn't there something similar still extant at Didcot - it's certainly something that was found elsewhere on the GWR and seemingly provided by the Locomotive Dept. And don't you think your bunker looks to be related in some way to an 'Iron Mink' which probably dates it and indicates that it was made at Swindon? Well done - a very characteristic GWR item! Gerry
  13. Amongst my photographic collection I have a postcard view of a shop front in West St, Bridport, Dorset. It is difficult to date but I would take a guess at 1920s or early 1930s. Hanging by a cord from a nail in the wall by the shop door is a large card - roughly 8" x 12" landscape format - marked with G.W.R. in large and shaded capital letters with 'Carman to Call' in smaller unshaded capital letters beneath. It looks rather grubby so is obviously well used. Unfortunately I am not able to scan the photo at present but I thought it worthwhile mentioning it as I have not seen such a card anywhere else but guess they would have been commonplace at one time. Hope this is of interest. Gerry P.S. There is a healthy pile of horses..te in the road outside the shop as well!
  14. Hi David The van nearest the camera looks very much like a GPO van and I believe it is a Morris - circa 1940s or early 50s. I think that Langley do a kit of one or something very similar. Keep up the good work. Gerry
  15. I have a photo showing a Birdcage set at Yeovil Pen Mill with an M7 in the late 1940s. At the opposite platform face was a GWR Saint on a down stopper to Weymouth - what a delightful combination of motive power and stock! But I have no idea if the Birdcage set was a regular working or a one off. Gerry
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