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  1. Not according to the VCT survey - http://www.cs.rhrp.org.uk/se/results.asp The only contender would be your 'Fruitlet', but that seems to have had its Dean replaced with a standard vac cylinder. The Dean system didn't last long (if at all) under Churchward. You might well have several Churchward-era cylinders, which are distinctive in that the outer casing/reservoir is riveted together, but they work in a conventional manner. Pete S.
  2. Leading vehicle is ex-Gloucester Inspection Saloon 80977. It started life as a Manchester & Milford carriage that was absorbed into the GWR pre-WW1. The M&M body was scrapped, & the GW built a new one on the original chassis. Much-modified, now at the Pontypool & Blaenavon. http://www.cs.rhrp.org.uk/se/CarriageInfo.asp?Ref=221 Behind it is Saloon No. 249 - built to the same profile as the 1897 Royal Train but not believed to be a regular part of it. Still on the SDR. http://www.cs.rhrp.org.uk/se/CarriageInfo.asp?Ref=60 At the end is a very sad case indeed… Bogie Clerestory Brake First Open No. 231of 1896. Also relocated to the P&B. http://www.cs.rhrp.org.uk/se/CarriageInfo.asp?Ref=50
  3. Further reading:— Swindon Engineering Society Lectures:— P_018 Railway Brakes - Feb 1894.pdf P_127 Brakes for Modern Express Passenger Trains – Feb. 1921.pdf P_145 Brakes for Long Goods Trains – Nov. 1924.pdf The "Dean Dustbin":— Description of and Instructions for Working the Continuous Automatic Vacuum Brake – Feb. 1883.pdf Original Scan The BR Handbook:— Handbook For Railway Steam Locomotive Enginemen - 1957 Pete S.
  4. A rebuilt "Armstrong" then? https://www.mediastorehouse.com/steam-museum-of-the-gwr/planes-trains-automobiles/locomotives-steam-standard-gauge-armstrong-class-locomotives/16-brunel-425724.html?prodid=694
  5. Thorne Shaded isn't a million miles from the Dean/Collett era: https://www.1001fonts.com/thorne-shaded-font.html What were you hoping to do with it?
  6. Replica of Queen Victoria's carriage built for the Madame Tussaud's display at Windsor & Eton from 1983 to 1997. https://www.flickr.com/photos/trainsandstuff/45011379691 https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8507301891 https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6897021757/in/photostream/ Pete S.
  7. Not a million miles off (assuming we're talking Derek Dougan-era Wolves) I know using Pantones for paint references isn't a good idea, but 135C is pretty close. https://www.e-paint.co.uk/Colour_alternatives.asp https://www.mypantone.info/135C.html Pete S.
  8. Found this:— http://www.steamindex.com/people/engrs.htm So that backs it up to pre-1864 on the GWR. I'd expect that it was patented & thus expensive to implement for 'foreign' companies; by the time it had expired (1880s ?) I'd guess that bolt-ons had become SOP for many & it took a while to catch on. The 1932 date given in the LMS paper ties in with the arrival of Stanier from Swindon. I can remember seeing bolts on the tender wheelsets of the Super D when it was being overhauled at Crewe & being surprised/shocked that it had such antiquated fastenings for something so relatively modern. Pete S.
  9. Prior to Tuesday 17th November 1908: P_089 - Railway Tyres and Tyre Fastenings 1908.PDF
  10. You left out: The door lock escutcheon plate is polished brass & not painted black & the 'Third' is a fanciful interpretation of that applied to Lake stock. Sadly, the whole thing appears to be a flight of fancy & shouldn't be regarded as representing anything other than itself. If you had ever applied lining to the full-size article as I have, you'd find that the lining brush follows the mouldings more readily when applied to the apex of the moulding. The fingers use the moulding as a guiding edge & the brush size determines the lining width - Goose (#6) if memory serves, maybe a Large Duck (#4). The result leaves a narrow (1/8") black 'gap' between the line & the panel. As to the colour... I've only ever seen a solid yellow/buff colour when rubbing down some old doors. That colour is referred to by signwriters as "Gold Colour" or "Old Gold" & has no relation to metallic gold paint, gold leaf, schlag, or bronze powder. The notion that coaches of all classes were lined in some form of gilt is, I suspect, down to a misinterpretation by one or two armchair historians. The Cream = Ivory position is supported by the surviving side of the BG 1st No. 319 held at Bristol M Shed. That's pretty much all-original. At Didcot there's a partial side of a BG 3rd (No. 250) that shows a very pale Ivory/Cream that has the appearance of a very deep cream due to being over-varnished with something very thick & then tarred. It also shows traces of your 'distance line', painted in what I take to be Indian Red. See also this Blog thread Not so. Crop from Drawing 101837 dated July 1934 which states that droplights & the edges of their openings are to be painted 'Mahogany' colour:— Glass Houses, sir. Pete S.
  11. Try this one of the 1842 edition: https://archive.org/details/railwaysgreatbr00whisgoog/page/n616 The scans are decidedly less worse. P.
  12. Have you considered Gauge 1? That's 10mm/ft or 1:32 scale, so pretty close to your 1:35. £12.75 for a yard of bullhead flexi-track: http://www.tenmille.com/gauge1track.html Pete S.
  13. The Wikipedia caption for the second photo reads: "L Class at Ashford shortly after delivery from the manufacturers" and the body text states: "The Borsig locomotives were completed just in time before the outbreak of World War I. They were supplied in kit form and assembled at Ashford railway works by Borsig employees." My money is on the second photo being in second (or third) undercoat after assembly and undergoing some form of live test. The print has some spotting which doesn't help, but there's a line of white spots along the top edge of the smokebox saddle that look an awful lot like filler to conceal flush rivets/countersunk bolts, ditto a swathe of similar over the cab steps on the loco and tender. Not sure about the mess of splodges on the boiler barrel - if they're not defects on the print then someone's been rather careless. There also seems to be either filler or a 'splot' of undercoat on the trailing driver around the 7 O'clock position, and possibly a thin 'wipe' on the cabside between the line of the splasher & the handrail. Something rather suspect about the dome too - the top appears to be shifted over by several inches. Behind our subject lurks a tender that seems to be plated 764 & that's definitely fully painted & lined out. Pete S.
  14. Crossrail Archaelogy Archive:— https://learninglegacy.crossrail.co.uk/learning-legacy-themes/environment/archaeology/archaeology-report-archive/ Archaeology archive – Paddington New Yard & Westbourne Park (Royal Oak Portal):— https://learninglegacy.crossrail.co.uk/documents/archaeology-archive-westbourne-park-and-royal-oak-portal/ This link: https://learninglegacy.crossrail.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/PNY-FW-report-C254-OXF-T1-RGN-CRG03-50251-Rev-2.0.pdf & covers a fair bit of the turntables as well as having some excellent maps & contemporary plans (hence the 16MB file size), not investigated the rest yet. Pete S.
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