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Darryl Tooley

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  1. No, but you're on the right road. It's Lord Hastings' private platform at Melton Constable. D
  2. The roof (also in the third bag) has way larger cut-outs than were ever used on the V1/V3. Everything that I can make out looks as if it belongs to an Ivatt 2MT. D
  3. This may have been the way the coal trade looked at it; it was emphatically not the view of the railways. See, for example, the Report of the Royal Commission on the Coal Industry (1925), Chapter IX, and in particular the comments on substituting railway ownership for private ownership on pp100-101 http://filestore.nationalarchives.gov.uk/pdfs/small/cab-24-179-CP-109.pdf The private owner wagon was a thorn in the side of the railway companies for a number of reasons, not the least of which was the considerable amount of time and money expended in sorting out the emptie
  4. Dave The one thing that leaps out at me - and I'm surprised nobody has commented on this - is the graining on the doors, which should be horizontal on the lower panels, in line with the rest of the carriage. Oddly enough, Hornby made the same mistake with the first run of their 00 Gresley corridor stock. D
  5. I don't want to worry you but the bolster/flat wagon looks like two half kits: as far as I can see all the bodyside castings are for the left-hand half. D
  6. It looks like the ABS kit for an LNER Quad/Flat S to me (although I think Genesis did one as well). The Flat S was originally a flat wagon of NER/WD origin, later fitted with four bolsters (in which form there is a Parkside kit for it). Later still the bolsters were removed from 40 of the 'Quads' to become flat wagons again. D
  7. The two or three examples of this diagram in the Seabrook Collection all have rainstrips. They are also indicated on LNER drawing No 13232N. D
  8. There is a photo of NER dia P14 hopper No 100011 as built in An Illustrated History of LNER Wagons Volume 2 (Peter Tatlow, 2007). It can be seen to closely resemble the wagon in the OP's photo, except for plate frame bogies, a rather shallower solebar, and extra platework partially infilling the area below the diagonals at the sides. The lettering on the OP's wagon is LNER era, and the colour is presumably correct; these wagons were AVB fitted, at least when new. Tatlow tells us that these wagons were sold for colliery use in the 40s, where they survived till the mid 6
  9. If I had to take a wild guess, I would say that the lorry is also a rail vehicle, and the structure in front of it, its refuelling point. D
  10. According to the late Chris Bishop, writing in issue 186 of the LNER Study Group Newsletter, the first six of dia 310 built in 1941 were steel-panelled as per the official diagram, but the other half-dozen were built in teak. In compiling his carriage monographs, now published by the LNER Society, Chris Bishop had access to record cards which were not, I think, available to Harris. The vehicle in the prototype photograph is clearly wooden-bodied, and if I have read the number correctly, your model is right in being wooden-panelled. D
  11. 2858 got a GE pattern tender when it was renamed. As far as I'm aware, all these had spoked wheels. This is certainly the case in the photo of 61658 on p22 of Yeadon's Register Vol 5.
  12. As far as I know only 61639 was so fitted, but it was a B2 by then. D
  13. From your description this is most likely the old Coopercraft/Mailcoach dia 168 Tourist Stock Buffet Car. E9145E was one of these. D
  14. The insignia on LNER carriages was a deal more florid than that on locomotives - enough to be noticeable in 7mm, I should have thought, but it's your call. D
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