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  1. Thanks i had not seen anything on the roof so I will look again harder next time. it has got to the stage of being propped up on its bogies. holes drilled for hand rails so bogie pivots to make and the roof detail, then painting. richard
  2. Too far? then fitted. tables and chairs to go. should probably focus on the outside a bit more. I am trying to work out how many pipes on the end there was vacuum, steam heat, but Westinghouse too? So it could run on other systems? richard
  3. The insides have reached a stage where paint will need to be applied before fitting. perhaps a bit much, but if some can be seen then perhaps it is worth it. I still have to solve the issue of the chairs and sofa. After discussion at club with Jim I think I will build it with batteries to run as if it has electric lighting. Still to decide on livery though. richard
  4. The overviews show just how well this is coming along. Just some grass on the front bank and we could convince ourselves it is almost finished, though we all know a layout is never done. great work. richard
  5. One of these days I will get it right. Might partly explain why I went for the GCR. It then is not something I have to think about in the build. richard.
  6. Crownline kits Possibly the best attempt at building a kit that I have done. A crownline V2. I should have said thank you to mr. King for the enjoyment I got from building it. Alas not possible now. Do kit makers ever know how much others appreciate their efforts. Perhaps more so now with Internet forums. Tony will be horrified, it is not weathered yet. my condolences to his family. richard
  7. A long shot. On the carriage which is oil fired for the lights. Does anyone know when it went to electric? Did it pas through a gas phase? the Parker stock from about 8 years later were gas fitted from new in 1898. They converted to electricity some time around 1906-1910 it seems. Would this have followed that pattern or would it have skipped a step/ been slower on the up take as it was as director’s saloon. Or would it have been first because it was a director’s saloon? does any one know or have knowledge of other lines and their approach. it matters as I am torn between teak or chocolate and cream. Teak almost certainly was electric but C and C might have been any of the three options. Do I go for certainty or the livery which looks best on it? richard
  8. It will definately stand out. how about the star in yellow to make it look like the flag. richard
  9. Done bar the couplings. a mixture of lettering. Some with big numbers some will have plates. Some with stars and some with out. Some with coal wagon lettering and some without. With wire mesh siding and not. Oh the variety from a humble 5 plank. the NER lettering was from a sheet of BR restaurant car letter. It still has to have its outs side toned down with weathering too. richard
  10. I hope it comes soon for you. If it is any glimmer of hope, I have been modeling with one eye for many a year. In fact I can’t remember having both to work with. It does make depth perception more difficult but a couple of extra angles helps get pieces to sit in the correct place. richard
  11. The more of these you buy the less you have for modeling.
  12. None of this has been frivolous to me. Thank you both for your advice. So little below on the underframe. At least to start its life. All I need now do is work out when electricity was fitted. richard
  13. Only have these if they help work out if it is oil. Would that do the kitchen too? surely there would be some containers to store the oil. We’re they inside then? richard
  14. The next project begins as paint is drying. A question though. The drawing shows battery boxes below had them at the end of its life however this build photo does not. Show them. now I thought perhaps gas as the earlier builds had transverse gas cylinders. Later builds had battery boxes for the kitchen from the start. So what did this have to start? From the picture it looks like nothing! What am I missing? Anyone who is good at interpretations underframes on photos? many thanks for any thoughts, richard
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