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  1. Depending on the bogies. Brassmasters has a robinson 8ft bogie they have sold on separately. It could be adapted or start with a fox bogie and add/ adapt to look accurate. richard
  2. The end detail of the gcr inspection carriage already done if it helps in anyone’s build. richard
  3. Shall I just leave these here. The other two gcr inspection / officer carriages. plus another photo showing details of the end of the one already drawn. Need several posts due to file size. richard
  4. By the other one did you mean this one? would make a great little coach. There must be a drawing for it somewhere. I will look, it would be great to have both. richard
  5. It did, those fancy scrolls are the sides so you could get on to the next carriage/ wagon in the train without stepping down. ....or step of an end loading dock as here, or just get much closer to the ballast as the train rolls on. The other end does not have these. richard
  6. Directors saloon, you have my attention. It will happily run along side the gcr railcar I built from your 3d print. I was going to have to scratchbuild it, but you have saved that hassle. many thanks richard
  7. It’s true, many an honest feedback given. I had the brake gear pulled off my o4 because I had glued it on and was told to go away and solder it on properly. In fairness if it had been left super glued on it might not still be with the loco today. With two elder brothers and a boarding school education I was going to develop a fairly thick skin which came in handy. Under it all I knew it came from the right place no matter how it might have been phrased. richard
  8. Retracted gangways different width plasticard to look like the bellows, paper on top and brass front. Depth of plasticard was 0.25 and 0.5 alternating. not perfectly accurate but once mucky black and at speed..... richard
  9. A long list of of half done projects, I know that feeling. That’s why I try now to be disciplined and focus on one project at a time. It does not mean I don’t have a list which is quite long of future builds. richard
  10. That is a nice steam railmotor. I have a soft spot for them, not sure why.
  11. Carriage axle boxes and springs are the poor relation as wagon ones are definitely available. So a source for those would be great. The 3d print ones I think are from Mike trice, but I could be wrong. They are cosmetic sides so need a sub structure. it is really not intrusive. If it is in any way connected and helps someone then happy to have comments on the thread. I enjoy seeing others work as it spurs on my builds / standards. I have enjoyed some of your builds immensely. richard
  12. Streak lines in the clear might work in your favour as it will look like the uneven deposits of ash and soot / water run off which build up on a clean loco. As long as the lines go top to bottom to replicate gravity. richard
  13. Word on the street is that Worsley works are shrinking the 7mm suburbans they do down to 4mm and these will be available for 40pds each which seems reasonable to me for all etched bits floor and above. Drop him a line if interested. The more gcr people are buying the more who are going to want to make stuff to support it...........like 6ft, 8ft, 10ft6 bogies.......hint hint any manufacturers out there. Richard
  14. Thank you for these, as always some curve balls in there for bogies. I will have to look and see if any need different bogies as they are all on 8ft ones. Though if it is only 8ft6 I might ignore it, will anyone notice that little. I base mine around fox bogies of different lengths mostly from dart castings, which I add to to make them look right. I pick the most simple so that I have the least to cut back. Though these mostly have brass ones designed by Gibbs. richard
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