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  1. Could they be for loading double-deck sheep vans? I think the Highland Railway had some. Pete
  2. Interesting L&Y Dia 92 wagon on the right, with metal underframe. built 1920 ( L&Y wagons vol 1 p187). I pointed out a similar one in Jan 2021 in another thread.
  3. I googled Shadwell Basin and found a plan here---> trainsonline from 2003 HTH Pete
  4. IIRC Iain Rice based a small layout on this goods station in his "Designs for Urban Layouts". Pete
  5. A bit of a long shot for finishing off Colin Ashby's kit, but is anybody aware of a photo of the internal bracing/brackets on these? The Tatlow drawing/diagram in the original LNER volume implies wooden ones I think, but the drawing on the HMRS website shows metal triangular brackets with the tops curled inwards, presumably to stop the plate load sliding over the end planks after a rough shunt. They may well have been renewed over their lifetime of course. I don't know of any other plate wagons which had this feature, so maybe it wasn't thought to be a problem. ( I've seen the photos in the new Tatlow volume, and the build on the LNER encyclopaedia website) Best wishes for Xmas and New year Pete
  6. I remember reading in an article on pooling wagons ( maybe an early MRJ Chris Crofts piece? ), where the author wrote that if you hesitate to put a GWR open with sheet bar and a coal load onto an LMS coal stage, you haven't understood the concept of wagon pooling. The photo illustrates this perfectly.
  7. In Wein die Wahrheit. In Wasser die Klarheit. Aber es liegt die Kraft in Goesser Saft is a little rhyme/slogan I was told when I lived in Klagenfurt as a student. Apologies if it's not quite right, but it was nearly 50 years ago. ( Truth in wine, clarity in water, but strength lies in Gosser juice ). Pfiat di Gott Pete
  8. L&Y 1 plank wagons ( diagram 74 = 12' wheelbase; diagram 80 = 10'6" wb) were never vac-fitted, so you can leave it off. (Source: Noel Coates L&Y Wagons vol 1)
  9. If it's the picture on page 7, can I suggest early Midland, similar to plates 37 and 39 in Midland Wagons?
  10. The wagon on the left matches up pretty well to the 3-plank loco coal/coke wagon drawings in Coates LYR Wagon books. ( Early 8 ton in Vol. 1 figure 8 , with the 10 ton in Vol. 2 figure 106 ). If the 1850 date is correct, I'd plump for the 8 ton version.
  11. Not mentioned so far (afaics), Arthur Wolstenholme also did some of the colour centre spreads in the Profile booklets. I don't possess the full set, but he painted Royal Scots, British Single Drivers, and Jones Goods, and maybe others. The other artists were David and Peter Warner, separately and jointly, presumably there were more. Pete
  12. Congratulations and ditto! Other news is I'm a grandad again ! My middle daughter in Australia Leeds gave us a baby girl boy this morning.
  13. Chris This is at the top of the gearbox instructions... I assume the guidance section contains additional notes for the gearbox assembly. I can't see this on the new website anywhere. Have I missed it, or has it not been uploaded yet? Pete
  14. Eric "Winkle" Brown's favourite From Wikipaedia As regards his preferences Brown states: My favourite in the piston engine (era) is the de Havilland Hornet. For the simple reason it was over-powered. This is an unusual feature in an aircraft, you could do anything on one engine, almost, that you could do on two. It was a 'hot rod Mosquito' really, I always described it as like flying a Ferrari in the sky.
  15. or "basers" (= baseball boots, obv.) round our way in South Shields in the 60s. I think they had a round piece of rubber where the ankle bone sticks out.
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