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  1. But Terence could work well with the aggregate hoppers being produced by several manufacturers. It worked at Foster Yeoman Grain, in 1989 - the terminal used for Scottish aggregates destined for the Chunnel. https://PaulBartlett.zenfolio.com/britaingeneralrail/e39498c88 https://PaulBartlett.zenfolio.com/britaingeneralrail/e207c0b23 Paul
  2. Barriers aren't required when shunting. Paul
  3. Is there a kit for these? They are not standard Presflo, they had twin silos with all of the accompanying paraphenalia duplicated. Paul
  4. They are not in the trader lists on the GoG site. I have a recollection they have gone. Paul
  5. Beware there are many different designs of diamond bogies used in Britain. The LNER ones are very distinctive. https://PaulBartlett.zenfolio.com/bdobrlnerdiamondbogie/e4dbcff1a Paul
  6. Brian Which lot do you consider were in red/grey from new? I appear to have the near maroon red finish on all lots of the vans early on. A very elusive colour - I think when new it is the very late quite bright brown - I have lovely photos of the same colour on HUOs. Perhaps it is a maroon, it is how I've described it https://PaulBartlett.zenfolio.com/brvda/e35608512 I'm not convinced it is maroon but it does come close. It is not the red used on some freight stock - This quite early (1977) photo of an early VDA shows the difference between what modellers call bauxite on the ferry van in the foreground, the red on the Bogie bolster in the distance and the VDA inbetween. This is a newly painted BBA on the same day https://PaulBartlett.zenfolio.com/bba/e17fd54cf. But it is possible all of this is simply perception and the effect of different undercoating and/or different means of application? Paul https://paulbartlett.zenfolio.com/brvda
  7. https://www.hattons.co.uk/newsdetail.aspx?id=825 Paul
  8. I dont believe so, as mentioned these are the earlier batch and very noticeably different. This shows the difference. The one on the right is being modelled https://PaulBartlett.zenfolio.com/bardonpha/e2c4f8e67 Paul
  9. Here is a link to my PR blurb https://hmrs.org.uk/publications/books/books-in-print/merry-go-round-on-the-rails.html which includes a link to a pdf I did of a presentation about it. https://hmrs.org.uk/media/wysiwyg/books/1036.pdf A full list of the drawings is provided. Paul
  10. Looks like the Rail Ambassador train https://PaulBartlett.zenfolio.com/brexhibitiontrain/e2ed22c6 Paul
  11. It was the association with Mopok/Kemilway/George Alan that encouraged Adrian to go full time into casting and when they went bust because of the severe financial downturn of 73- 74 he brought out some of his own similar coach kits. I still have 4 unopened BR suburbans. Despite Adrian always being very dedicated to detail accuracy he was quite happy to provide Triang-Hornby bogies for coaches requiring BR1 bogies. By the way, the George Alan footbridge kit is considered to be the first full use of etching for our hobby. Superglue and very fine plastic rodding (used in dentistry) were introductions by Mopok - but their technique of using a clear plastic former and sticking pre-coloured sides to them was introduced by PC Models - but they used it for pre-group coaches that didn't really need flat sides (but had very detailed lining). Whereas the technique worked well for steel sided coaches were the difference between the glass lights and side were infinitessimal when reduced to 4mm - an 1/8thor 1//4in doesn't scale very well for 4mm:ft. Paul
  12. Surely this can be seen from the photos in the appropriate books? Paul
  13. The 037 diagram is 1943 and they had "hardwood sheeting". This means the sides and ends are thinner than on the 032/3s and the internal length and width correspondingly longer and wider. Surprising idea that the expensive hardwood was easier to come by than softwoods at that time! I rather doubt this would have been continued when the planks were replaced and could account for some appearing to have planks of varying thickness, such as https://PaulBartlett.zenfolio.com/gwropenmerchandiseowv/e1b6c53b8 Paul
  14. That seems very unlikely. The boxed style of writing, but more to the point the maintenance panel on the extreme right which has a year in it beginning with 7, probably readable on the original. Blue. Paul
  15. There was a BR Mk1 conversion to a Cinema coach - DB975073 from 24147. It was from the very early lot 30002 and I remember Keith Parkin was excited to see it retained an original door window https://PaulBartlett.zenfolio.com/departmental975000/e48bc5434 Paul
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