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  1. 1ngram,

    I, too, am looking for reference material on ROD rolling stock and came across the thread that you began back in 2014, I think.

    You said that you were hoping to contact the author of British Overseas Railways, regarding the scale drawings in the book.

    Did you, by any chance, manage to get an answer?

    Would appreciate knowing.

    It may be of interest to you that a 3D printed pitch-roof wagon with guard’s hutch has been brought out by rue d’etropal and can be obtained through Shapeways.




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      Just found this today.  Yes I managed to conract him and we exchanged emails.  He also sent me a few drawings of wagons built for them in Britain and sent to France.  I will have to rake around to find this for you but I will try to do so over the next few days.  I'm sure I also have a print out of at least one of the wagon drawings so if I cant find the emails etc I will try to scan what I have.  I have seen the 3D wagons you mention and also been in touch with d'etropal.   My layouit will be in H0.  I'm building two trains, one of British coal wagons using the old Lima H0 wagons (where I can find them) and a second of the French 12/40 wagons mainly.  There are lots of later versions of these available from REE, Jouef, Piko Lilliput which can be used, some with guards hatches as well.  I'm in the middle just now of opening up windows in the very old Jouef versions.  Buit its so cold in my shed I am only going forward at a snail's pace.  I can be contacted more directly at [email protected]

  2. Cheers, rodshaw. It’s always there on the net, if one knows where to look. Appreciate your help.
  3. Many thanks, everyone. I think the best thing to do is to follow Paul’s suggestion and simply paint the balloon onto the backscene.
  4. Thanks, rodshaw. PV, I did wonder about that and you are probably right, but then I got side-tracked by the perspective question and whether there is any kind of mathematical formula that one can use. I am rather fascinated by maths, even if I don’t understand a lot of it and have forgotten even more!
  5. I wonder if there is a mathematical genius out there who can help. We are familiar now with forced perspective so that the illusion of distance can be created in a very small space. My query is, in a way, covering much the same ground. I remember, as a child, being taught perspective in Art lessons and how lines are drawn to the ‘vanishing point ‘ to create a 3D effect in a two-dimensional drawing. Can anyone please tell me how to calculate a notional distance? Thanks to Shapeways and the designers who post on there, it is possible to buy many things in a nu
  6. Simon, I found these, too, over the weekend. Was going to post them in case they were of help. Attached are a few photos which may be of interest/use. The first of these is copyright the National Library of Scotland. The others are simply out there on the net. The last one was British built, specifically for use in France.
  7. Simon, Personally, I was hoping for 1/76, as there appears to be plenty of 1/87 rolling stock around, if it’s not sold out or discontinued. The same applies to the OCEM (is that right?) wagons. The “Hommes 40 Chevaux 8” are what I mean. It looks as though the continental firms start with post-war vehicles. I can’t say that I understand anything really about 3D printing, but as you offer your locomotives in a number of different scales, I am guessing that you could do the same here. The example above looks absolutely splendid, by the way. Hoping t
  8. Some while ago, there was a thread concerning wagons and vans used by the Railway Operating Division in France and Flanders, including British stock requisitioned by the government and used for the movement of men, animals and equipment at home and, via the Admiralty ferries between Richborough and the continent, in the back areas and behind the Front. Some may find the details below, taken from an article written by C. E. R. Sherrington in the March 1933 issue of the Railway Magazine, pp 189 - 194, of interest. The following types were used, though overall numbers are
  9. @rue-d-etropal. Simon, I you could be tempted into doing these in 3D, I’m sure there would be a lot of people who would call down blessings on your head. Similarly, if you thought of producing the ubiquitous Hommes 40 Chevaux 8 vans/wagons, I think there are a lot of uk modellers who would love these in 1:76 scale. All the newer H0 wagons seem to be sold out/no longer available and the ones I have seen on eBay are usually damaged or in poor condition. My 20 and 40 hp Simplexes turned out very well, by the way. Need to get back to you on a couple
  10. Gents, Have come back to modelling after a break of over fifty years. I have no confidence in my being able to scratch build anything at all, let alone a wagon, but if I can find the money, I may give it a go. Thank you all for your advice.
  11. Thanks, Joseph. When (and if) things settle down, i must get to the model shop and do a comparison. Some people think a mixture of scales is ok, others hold up their hands in horror! As the H0 stock would be behind other British WD stock, it will hopefully just look as though it is further away from the viewer.
  12. ‘Affordable ‘ wine is fine by me. In fact, any wine is fine by me! PS Many thanks for the image and reference. Will start searching CF du Midi, but not until after the rugby.
  13. Thanks Pacific. Sadly, although there are a number of books about the ROD, they tend to concentrate on locomotives, rather than wagons/trucks/vans. The number of photographs of rolling stock are comparatively thin on the ground, but I have got hold of a copy of the Railway Magazine for March 1933, which lists the various types and which company they came from. There are also the famous Hommes 40 Chevaux 8 vans with the curved roof, which are available from several manufacturers in H0 (unfortunately not in 4mm!) I don’t think the wagon in the second photo was British made. I
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