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  1. Finally found time to modify a Trackside Foden Balleat Truck as well as ceate a suitable trailer. The original model is rather toy-like but i've always liked the quality of the paintwork and lining which is otherwise so hard to reproduce. As well as changing the Ballest body, window pillars were filed, rear window created and RTI wheels fitted. Just some wing mirrors to add still.
  2. I came across this thread and hadn’t seen the Neal Pelican front loder before. I had it in mind to have a go at recreating it at some point based on the Oxford Diecast Fordson. Finally got around to it using a lot of styrene bits and pieces but really pleased with the result. Thanks for the inspiration!
  3. Having seen some photos of the original I couldn’t resist creating this mobile crane by bringing together a cannibalised trackside Coles crane with an RTI Foden cab, some old airfix bits and some styrene.
  4. Here is one example I produced from RTI cab and Base Toy chassis/body with a few additions - A 1958 Bedford
  5. I was looking for a front shovel loader for a long time. Finally bought a Wiking HO scale model but with a new larger cab I think it looks in keeping with 1.76 sca;e
  6. Had another go with a RTI cab and chassis plus a mixer from a 1/87 Herpa Mercedes - shortened to fit. My favourite Foden this time
  7. Thank you - ebay purchases - Kibri Mercedes Cement Mixer and Base Toys Thames Trader (shortened)
  8. Inspired to come up with something myself. Nothing glued together yet but comprises of: Foden cab from RTI, Base toys chassis and a Kibri 1/87 body. Was worried about the scale of the body but I think it just about works
  9. I suppose what I'm really trying to ascertain is what the set might have looked like going from London to Dover. It sounds like it might have been two 4's and two 5's together and then just split at Dover to go on the Ferry, rather than a short working?
  10. I'm coming back to the subject of the 5 (or 4?) set Freightliner Service to Paris in the late sixties featured in these two great little videos https://www.britishpathe.com/video/london-paris-freightliner-service-inaugurated-at-s https://www.britishpathe.com/video/freight-liner-trains/query/freight+train They still leave me with a few questions: Was it a 5 or 4 set? If it was a 5, would it have been two sets of outers and one inner? Or two outers and three inners? Is it likely to have travelled from London to Dover as just a 5 (or 4) set? Tantalisingly, on the second video, the Frieghtliner set is unloaded coupled to a number of traditional conflat type wagons. Might this have travelled as a mixed set between London and the coast? Any thoughts?
  11. Would love to see if anyone could get a Scammell Scarab working using this system. I've seen it achieved on this site using Faller System and even a RC version, but with my limited modelling skills this looks a much easier option.
  12. The Maidstone and District bus used to go through our village from Maidstoneon its way to Sheerness on the Isle of Sheppy - This was the last bus type and livery I remember, late 70's/early 80's http://www.ebay.ie/itm/Bus-Slide-MAIDSTONE-DISTRICT-NBC-BCD-806L-3500-/262939368780?hash=item3d38685d4c:g:MPkAAOSwVm5Y803f
  13. This is the dairy I always remember seeing from the A3 (scrol down on the link) http://www.guildford-dragon.com/2012/08/31/days-of-the-guildford-co-operative-society-and-the-divi/
  14. Found this photo of what appears to be an A and B in the same rake http://www.warwickshirerailways.com/gwr/gwrs2308.htm
  15. Does anyone know if mixed rakes of Esso B and TTA tank wagons ever operated? And if so, over what years? I have a lovely set of a dozen TTA's already but really couldn't stretch to another new rake of B's, as much as I like them.
  16. Just found another great image of a Western Region chocolate & cream Freighlifter at work that I haven't seen posted on this thread before. A London depot I presume by the Scarab trailers? https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8250388563
  17. I've wanted this model to come along for so long and it looks fantastic
  18. Hi Brian. It was this very book and images that first inspired me along with the fact that I then realised that many years later, after the demolition of the warehouse, I used to pass this spot quite regularly without realising what a busy yard it had once been. Thanks for this - even easier
  19. Thank you Paul - more great clues in some of those backgrounds. Now convinced that the warehouse wasn't open at the rear at ground level from one of your images of a guards van.
  20. I gladly acknowledge your great images. I'm not quite clear how to do this correctly but certainly without photos like yours so many details of history would be lost. Many thanks
  21. Fantastic lead. Who would have thought prog rock would have held some invaluable answers. I looked through other images connected with the Animals photo shoot on pinkfloyd.com and found an ariel photo that includes the back of the warehouse which I hadn't seen before. It seems to show that the rear was open at the back at ground level where the single track runs through the warehouse.
  22. Many thanks for the map links, very much appreciated.
  23. i've been trying to work out how many tracks went into this warehouse and what the internal platform configuration would have been in this warehouse at South Lambeth. I have the GWR book with some plans and looked at various ariel photos but there seem to be contradictions and I just can't figure it out. Is it just one road towards the back of the warehouse, two together? I would love to know.
  24. I have seen this photo of South Lambeth from the cover of British Railway Wagons and always presumed the Freightlifter was maroon and cream but perhaps this one is brown and cream? hard to tell http://www.amazon.co.uk/British-Railway-Wagons-Their-Loading/dp/B00PH7FT4S
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