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  1. I too have been working on a similar coach. Lav Composite No 352 to Diag 203. It was part of a cottage with 355 (foreground) which stood in Ely until 1985. (Great prototype for you modern modellers) Now looks like this Interesting picture from when the coaches were moved in 1985, still showing the original GER livery. Both coaches were withdrawn in Dec 1924, so obviously the LNER never got around to repainting them. There was some discussion of the vents earlier. Note on this coach the window vents are smaller than the door vents. A couple of questions for the experts here if I may... 1) What is the correct colour for GER maroon/dark red coach livery? Is LMS Maroon close enough? Or are we all just guessing? 2) What was the lining like? Was there any? None is visible on my photo above. Edwardian's pic above appears to show full lining. 355 have gone for just one panel. My pic here: Thanks, Gryffron
  2. To resurrect this ancient thread... I have just heard from David Eveleigh that the 6 wheelers are ready for the etchers. David is taking orders right now. So contact him via his website to get your orders in. Regards, Gryff
  3. Hi, I'm a 10 1/4" driver. Exact scale models are rare in this gauge, though there are a few decent attempts. Even if based on a real prototype, locos of this size are usually built for practicality rather than exact scale. Those pictured have oversized controls, firebox doors and boiler tubes for practicality. Most locos are "a bit" oversized as it more practical to sit IN them, rather than ON them. Which I accept makes them look a bit like OO models. Roughly 1/5 scale, or 2.5"/ft are more typical (yes, I know those are not the same) And btw, the 2 pictured above have scale flanges, which really struggle on most 10 1/4" lines. So I'd go for well oversized. Gryffron (My pictures)
  4. Yes please. I'd take a whole train of 4 wheelers and two of 6 wheelers. Just one suggestion. Wouldn't it make sense to start with a brake? At least then you can make up a valid train. Although the 6 wheelers can at least be mixed with the D&S models of later period. Gryff
  5. Hello Edwardian and others, I found this thread while googling for GER coaches. And it has finally spurred me to sign up to RMWeb. I share your interest in modelling GER 6 wheelers. First if I may share these. The summerhouse at a private property I visited this summer. A beautifully restored GER luggage compo. My photographs The M&GN Circle have a number of drawings of GER coaches. http://www.mgncircle.org.uk/ . Some of them are fairly poor quality photocopies of photostats. But still useful. There's actually more than they show on the online list, because the v.poor quality drawings aren't listed online. Talk to the guy who runs their drawing office. Very helpful. I have acquired a number of D&S 6-wheeler kits from ebay. Those I have are all square windowed and listed build 1897-8. Whilst I have built brass models before, these look hideous complicated, with hundreds of tiny parts. I am somewhat daunted. Did consider trying to run off copies by photocopying and reproducing the etches, since the kits are long out of production and such a precious resource these days, Has anyone ever done this? Does anyone know whether the PeterK 4-wheelers are suburbans or not? Thanks to the links to Guy's parts. I shall definitely be buying some of those. I have found modelling panelled coaches from scratch in OO is hard, although doable larger scales. Very difficult to get the panels square and even. They always look wonky. I also considered using the same 3D printer technique to produce my own coach side panels. Although the panelling is complex, it is basically just the same shapes reproduced over and over. If Guy is reading, do you think that is practical? Did you build your coaches by hand or print them? Happy modelling, Gryffron
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