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    Near to... yet far enough away from... Basingstoke
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    GW&GC Jt - "The New Line" in the period 1910-14... in 7mm S7.
    Helping my son build LNER A4s and Gresley teaks.

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  1. Adam @Adam, I recognise what you are saying, just not in this context - ought your post to have been in another topic (P7 given your mention of a hopper)?
  2. Mike, I am guessing a bit here because I have neither used this product nor seen the details of the etch parts. My take on what I can see goes as:- 1/ The axleguards have a removable section between the legs... either use as is for a fixed bearing or remove for a sprung bearing. Removal of the section between the legs leaves a slot for the bearing and carrier hence the axleguards can be bent up to fit the wagon without worry about fitting the bearings. 2/ The bearing seems to fold up so as to create a slot in the sides, the carrier then fits into the axle
  3. I wish to purchase any un-built Dragon Models 7mm kits for these owners:- 1/ Trimsaran 3-plank open wagon; 2/ Leadbeter of Newport. thank you, Graham Beare
  4. All of the S7 modellers in Basingstoke do just that when required by the prototype... ok, just three of us.
  5. Stephen @Compound2632 , A recent post to the D299 topic, here, reveals a relevant wagon that has previously escaped recognition as one of those AWOL from your copy of Atkins (Tourret). regards, Graham
  6. Well, go on... please tell us what we are missing so as to make night time more realistic.
  7. Although this is not a rigourous answer, I think that very few brake Clerestory coaches survived past grouping, those clerestory coaches which did survive into the 50s seemed to be all-compartment stock which had been transferred to engineering departments. You may choose to implement Rule 1a which is a sub-section of Rule 1... and that sub-section reads "do what you like and like what you do".
  8. Stephen, @Compound2632, please message me with you email-address and I shall forward the full text as supplied by John - what was written above is my precis of John's original message.
  9. Jordan, @F-UnitMad, a question from the back of the class. What is the purpose of a Train Order Board? Your photos and others above seem to show just a signal post with the remains of UQ signal arms... so how does that provide the TOB? Sorry, there is little light at the back of the class and I did not realise that there were two questions - please consider moving the seats out of the tunnel. regards, Graham {ps In the books by OWL on the Norfolk there are several photos of a railway employee holding a forked stick which carri
  10. Stephen, My information came from Mr. John Lewis who is the current HMRS Steward for GWR C&W information. My good fried Chris Brown @Chrisbr keeps me on the straight and narrow in regard to GWR register records for the vast number of four plank wagons built in the late 19th century / early 20th century (even though that "line" seems to be wavy, wonky and wide at the slighest provocation). regards, Graham
  11. If you wish to try and achieve similar results in 7mm and I see no reason why you shall not succeed then I am happy to provide a set of Slater's finest S7 solid spoke 3' 1" diameter wheels. As an aficionado of all-things Midland (ought that to be GWR Northern Division at the turn of the 19th century?) you might even consider using a Slater's D299 kit as the basis of your first foray into the Senior Scale... plenty of suitable drawings in the MRC study centre for the necessary nut and bolt placements). regards, Graham
  12. Not quite if we are to believe what John Lewis has written about the process (Model Railway Constructor Annual (1981)). Swindon took two slices out of a BG body, the cutting was just to the inside of the coach side. Hence the "centre" part of the roof line of the BG coach was retained.
  13. To expand on my earlier answer... I have exchanged e-mails with the HMRS Company Steward for GWR Rolling Stock and I have received information about three wagons which fall within the number range of interest to Stephen @Compound2632. {summary} (1) Broad Gauge Open 10505 became NG 55401 and in due course the wagon was renumbered as ballast wagon 100034. Wood body, 14ft 7½in x 7ft 1in x 2ft 4in body height, Iron underframe, 3ft dia wheels 8 x 3¾ journals OK a/boxes, 9ft w/base, 2 lever brake, 10 tons load, built by Brotherhood 1855, written C.O. Eng Dept. Renumbered
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