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Tony Cane

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  1. The roof vents were installed when 54 siphons were converted for use in Casualty Evacuation Trains, this had 12 vents in a staggered pattern. Later many, if not all, of the vehicles were used in military ambulace trains and lost one ventilater to make room for a roof top water tank. Attached is a picture of my model thats shows the arrangement. This is based on a photograph and the drawing in the Siphon G book. This shows the 11 vent arrangement. While the drawing shows the pattern of vents is symetrical as to the intervals between vents it is slightly offset as to the centre line
  2. The nearest I have to what you are looking for is a captured German tank on a British wagon.
  3. That would be Herr Sheen. The picture was taken in 1946 and the patients were wounded POWs, hence the hardware in the background.
  4. Radar towers in the back ground, so definitely Martin Mill. Here is a dramatic screen capture from the video.
  5. The title of the video implies that it is on the Martin Mill line.
  6. The image below comes from an online video from the IWM. My apologies for the poor quality ( you should see how bad the original was) The van is in in front of a heavy railway gun probably Boche Buster, as the description say 14 inch. Though it names it Pooh which is not correct. This looks to me to be a SECR dance hall brake van painted in camouflage colours. I have a record that a van of this type, No 55482 was used on a railway gun train so this checks out. Am I imagining things, or does anyone else concur with my identification? The video is at
  7. The Big Four in Colour has some 30 pages of images from 1948 to 1950 of transitional liveries, 10 are of ex SR locomotives.
  8. I have nearly completed my pail of 4mm scale coaches just need to fix the roof on.
  9. Well nearly. The coach roofs are not fixed yet but I like to check the model carefully before doing this irreversible step.
  10. If you decide to use the brass pins and need some turned up, please let me know.
  11. The 700 class were fitted with superheaters from 1920 onwards. This is the form of the locomotive modelled by Hornby with the extended smoke box, so only a few were in this form while in LSWR livery. Also the Goods engine livery was dark green with black and light green lining.
  12. Here is my take on fiddle yard cassettes. While I would be the first to admit that these represent a significant amount of extra work compared to gluing two bits of aluminium angel to a wood base, the complications are for reliability and ease of use. The cassette shown is for a loco. There is a basic U shaped box with an MDF base and ply sides. I have used the same track as on the layout soldered at each end to copper clad strips. Alignment and electrical connection is provided by square brass pins and tube. This needs to be slight interference fit to give continued good connection. On t
  13. Ex NLR 4 wheel coaches from a WWI ambulance train used on the LMR in the 1920's. The KESR coaches were bogie vehicles
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