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  1. Ms were curtain sided, introduced before the Tautliners which are familiar now. I've a series of photos https://PaulBartlett.zenfolio.com/brfreightlinercontainer/e228c79b8 They regularly delivered Schweppes product to the warehouse I worked in as a student. Paul
  2. Setting up well underway. Rishworth by group member Dave Ramsden is 2mm Finescale and the paint is still wet! Never exhibited before but going to be a winning layout! Several other interesting layouts and a considerable stock on the 2nd hand stall of 2 and 4mm models. Paul
  3. I'll admit I hadn't noticed that the 3D flying box was a different colour on the road vehicles compared to on the containers - my few are all b/w! Must have been fairly short lived as the Bedford vans appear to have been delivered with a red BR double arrow (there are several on my site as Staines had them scattered around the yard doing nothing when newly delivered) , and NCL followed quite soon. Paul
  4. The l appears to mean they are "non tippable" Although compared to TOPS codes they give more information about the wagon they are far from descriptive of a particular design/batch. Wikipedia gives a good over view and a link to the UIC site itself. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UIC_classification_of_goods_wagons Paul
  5. This topic is nothing to do with the King. Start your own! Paul
  6. No, much more typical of the American design built in considerable numbers during WW2 and shipped to Europe and the Middle East. I'm not aware of any remaining in the UK. https://PaulBartlett.zenfolio.com/iranrailway/e20626f81 I can remember seeing them from passing trains in France, when I was a good deal younger - looking as if they were being used as stores, as we did with older tank wagons. Triang did do a British style bogie tank in ICI and Murgatroyds liveries. BUT that is the other thread which this branched from! Paul
  7. For historical information this journal https://lloydslist.maritimeintelligence.informa.com/LL110434/New-chapter-opens-as-Containerisation-International-turns-50 should be sourced. I only have some from the later 1970s/80s. I've no idea how to find this apart from through the British Library. I've never looked to see if the NRM has them. The CA containers were originally Speedfreight, pre Freightliner from 1964 and carried on the chassis from long Tubes. https://paulbartlett.zenfolio.com/speedfreight as mentioned although few of them they survived well as grounded stores. Paul
  8. This weekend. York open for business, and the hall is well uphill from the rivers! Don't be surprised to see a Viking or two around the city - as usual the show is dated to be at the end of half term and the Jorvik celebrations. Paul Bartlett
  9. And at the Network Rail workshops in York https://PaulBartlett.zenfolio.com/road/e2bb3da71 Alternatively the short lived Freightliner fueling point in York https://PaulBartlett.zenfolio.com/yorkwagonworks/e514d2262 https://PaulBartlett.zenfolio.com/yorkwagonworks/e514d2394 https://PaulBartlett.zenfolio.com/yorkwagonworks/e514d272a https://PaulBartlett.zenfolio.com/yorkwagonworks/e514d272a Paul
  10. The March Model Rail has a full page announcement from K R Models that includes mention that they are at an advanced stage of CAD work for a N gauge model of the SHARK. They are looking for expressions of interest/pre-orders for the Shark ballast brake van in "a broad spectrum of liveries to choose from, will be available to suit different eras from the 1950s to the early 2000s. They have requested some photographs from me - but I will not reveal which - from https://paulbartlett.zenfolio.com/sharkzuv More information about these vans can be found in Gent E (1999) British Railways Brake vans and ballast ploughs. Pub. By HMRS 92pp. ISBN 0 – 902835 – 16 –5. This remains available https://hmrs.org.uk/british-railways-brakevans-ballast-ploughs.html Paul Bartlett
  11. Essery, R, J, & Morgan, K. R. (1977) The LMS Wagons. David & Charles, Newton Abbot, Devon. ISBN 0 7153 7357 9. 128 pages D1890 4mm drawing (not diagram) p26 D1659 4mm drawing (not diagram) p23 and also repeated in Bartlett, Paul W., Morgan, Ken & Whitehead, Arthur (1994) LMS/LMR Brake vans. Modellers' Backtrack vol. 3 (part 6) pp 308 - 315. Paul
  12. Mid 1980s https://paulbartlett.zenfolio.com/brcct Longworth will have the condemnation months. Paul
  13. https://PaulBartlett.zenfolio.com/brtgraincovhop/e296268d4 PAul
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