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  1. Depends on your barrier vehicle, of course - I can think of plenty which had no bodywork ......... but could a simple coupler bar not have been devised for the rear end ?
  2. Yet the Power Car carries something a little simpler to permit recovery from the sharp end - presumably that's always been a more likely necessity !!?!
  3. I know the feeling - my scanning's approaching the end of 1989 ! Though there are a number of more recent blocks done.
  4. Yes, the LB&SCR had colour coding for their motor train hoses - but possibly only after an incident in 1912 when hoses were incorrectly connected. A 1909 drawing suggests that red or brown* were used for the Westinghouse connector and orange or yellow for the 'storage' line ..... presumably the incident resulted from confusion between orange and brown. 1911 & 1913 drawings showed black for the Westinghouse line ( and green for 'storage' ) - so I'd guess black was in general use thereafter. [ Yes, the dates are confusing - it's suggested ( LB&SCR Carriages vol.3 ) that the 1909 drawing might have been back-dated.] * might these have been loco frame colours at the time ?
  5. Depends whether we're talking about 'hoses', couplings or standpipes. The hose, itself, would have been rubber with some sort of woven reinforcement incorporated - so probably brownish / blackish / greyish. Standpipes would have been painted and the colour might signify the use - though this would have varied from railway to railway and probably varied over time too ..... the hose couplings might have been plain cast aluminium ( or similar ? ) or could have been painted to match.
  6. If the brass roof is intended to fit the Ratio van, will it be wide enough for an ABS kit ??
  7. Could be after all ....... the 'wrong side' signal is in the right place : https://www.s-r-s.org.uk/html/srp/R181.htm
  8. Surely you'd see some evidence of the crossing from that angle ??!?
  9. Patience is - as they say - a virtue ! ................ If you've received notification of 'despatch' that might only mean the computer's generated a despatch note - mine actually went in the post two days later ! ( YES ! - I was impatient and chased them up ! )
  10. There's a photo in "The Bishops Waltham Branch" ( Wild Swan, 1988 ) that claims to be "A post-1935 view ... following the removal of the signalbox." .... there's certainly no 'box in sight but only the quality of the photo would suggest anything close to 1935 ( lovely fingerprint too ! ). The geography might suit Butts Junction though the box ( Was it just the base ? ) I remember there was quite a long structure. Winchester Junction can be ruled out as the vent wasn't on the ridge and the rear of anything stopped at that signal would be fouling the main line. ( Looks like a former L.M.S. good brake.)
  11. The sides appear to be very light colour with dark lettering - which would suggest a 'perishables' variant ...................... the end might throw doubt on that as it's sort of half & half !
  12. They were built well into BR days ..... by which time the old crocks were long gone !
  13. There's vans an' there's vans ! ............ the six-wheeler were largely BRAKE vans and the Southern didn't produce any replacements 'til shortly before the war. Yes there was a massive building programme of passenger van building ( with & without guard's compt.) and the only pre-grouping vans surviving at nationalisation were a handful of WW1 Ambulance Car rebuilds, a handful of Specie ( bullion ) vans and a handful of Post Vans.
  14. ..... but did it ever run in traffic ? - we shall never know. ( Apologies for any confusion : this should have followed Skinnylinny's last post on the previous page and makes absolutely no sense when read in conjunction with Compound's first post on this page ! )
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