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  1. That must have been taken late afternoon. The 315 is waiting to form the 4pm most stations the Liverpool St having arrived a little earlier ECS. It was the only time a 315 would be seen at Chelmsford as they were mostly confined to the Smoke side of Shenfield. Previously I commented that it was rare to see the down loop being used. What I meant was it was rare to see it being used for a rake of coaches without a loco.
  2. I remember a Sunday morning at about that time when I went to Eastleigh open day and a horrible boggie just like that turned up to take us to Liverpool St. It was so so slow and we switched over to the slow line and then back. The only good thing about that journey was that the driver had to blind up so I got to see more. Thanks for rekindling the memories.
  3. I don’t think I ever got that train, anyway it would have been a 307 or similar em; not the Mk1s I photographed and that photo was that morning. I did once get a refurbished 302 that started from the down platform at about 8:12, that would have been in 1989. It seemed odd to sit in the down platform in a half empty train as other commuters packed into a sardine tin that ran 3 minutes ahead of us! But my normal train was just after 7am off Margaretting.
  4. Every week day morning, sometime around 11 - 11:30, there was a north bound postal train that stopped for 5 minutes. I’ve always thought that it was from Liverpool St, but recently I had a search through a GE coach working program and I couldn’t find it. So maybe it started somewhere else? Here is a bog standard GUV, NJV W86370 hauled by 47051. My favourite modern image stock has always been the 309 Clacton units. I remember getting on them in the early evening at Liverpool St and enjoying the buffet car (I think it was officially called a Griddle Car, but why?). Every t
  5. As a kid I used to go train spotting at my local station. By the age of 16 I had my first SLR and was mainly taking train photos. But the cost of film and processing stopped me being prolific. First off is a bog stand (for the Liverpool St GE service) 312 unit. They were used almost exclusively on the services to Braintree, Witham and Colchester. The morning and evening commuter trains were nearly always 12 coaches (3 unit joined together), but the day serviec was normally only 8 coaches. The Norwich servies was loco hauled, being almost exclusively class 47/4s.
  6. I hope you’ve swept them on the road for the big council sucky thing to take away
  7. But the N6 & N13 are so different. You’d be better off trying to make a profit
  8. What strikes me is that the brakes are lever brakes, whereas the GWR diagrams show DCII. Tourett mentions that the first 70 to diagram N10 actually had lever brakes. So the right hand hopper is an early N10, height 3’2. But the taller pair on the left don’t seem to get a mention in Tourett which is a bit odd as they ought to be younger- later N26 were 9.5” taller than N10. Alternately, the left hand pair are the early N10 and the right hand one is only 2’4 - a one off built in 1886. But on the N10, N26 & P6/7 designs, 2’4 is only just above the flare of the hopper so there
  9. Dave Geen does a kit for N6. You might find them on your favourite auction site!
  10. Just a quick word of thanks for the coach drawings available on your website.  I am still working on the LE7N 27ft 6 and 3/4inch U5 composite that was #6621 on the Malmesbury Branch, a class of just two coaches.  The Jack Slinn drawing is, of course, invaluable.  If time ever allows I'd love to build my way through the entire short coach collection.


    I came across the attached diagram by the late F W Chubb in a copy of Model Railway Constructor, August 1973, that I found in Marcway Models.  It was reproduced from the January 1952 MRC 'by popular request'.  I hope it may be of interest to you.  The magazines also included some of the GWR Royal Coach series articles and drawings.   1347198198_GWRCOACHDETAIL.jpg.721d0b8c87445a028b67274a53cf00dd.jpg  

    1. Huw Griffiths

      Huw Griffiths

      This looks interesting.

  11. When drawing a 2mm planked wagon how wide do you draw the grove between planks? PPD guidance gives the minimum as 0.18mm which works out as just over 1” !!
  12. What route did the 1910 Cardiff to Yarmouth/Lowerstoft through coaches take? I've just read part of the carriage register properly for the first time and it mentions that 6 diagram E87 Toplight Bars 1 brake composites were built specifically for that route.
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