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  1. If we're talking personal opinions I'd say they're red oxide, especially before Merehead and Whatley chuck their produxt down the sides of them. But if you want to say brown, they're a very red brown, if they are brown. The new hoppers are TOPS coded HOA, but are fundamentally the same design as the earlier Nacco IIA wagons. They appear to be identical, apart from paint, to the VTG HOAs delivered last year (the unpainted ones, not the ones Revolution have done) Jo
  2. Useful colour tip there Phil, I'll try that as my base when I get round to doing my N scale C-Rail ones. The MoD containers have doors on both sides, does the kit only have them on one then? Run them door side outwards on the layout! Jo
  3. The red Toaux boxes are getting mixed into everything. Normally there's a lot of rotation of wagons, but in the last month or so sets have stuck to the same trips generally, presumably due to reduced demand with coronavirus meaning wagons can afford to sit and wait to reload for the next trip to that depot, rather than being reloaded for the next trip to depart Merehead. The Woking has generally been formed of 17 of the new Ealnos JNAs, mainly Touax, with a few silver VTG ones, but there was once or twice that a right mish mash of wagons went on it, including Touax ones and the old O&Ks, along with the Nacco JNAs. Jo
  4. Here's 66192 sat in the New Sidings at Westbury, currently on yard pilot duty. 29/5/20 Jo
  5. I'd be very surprised if anyone in this day and age of data recorders would not do a brake test, it would be a foolish thing to be caught doing. It's a fundamental part of the train prep and I don't know anyone I work with who would even consider not doing a brake test. I agree the brake test should be the last thing in the preparation of a train, and am glad to read that Caledonian Sleeper have revised procedures to make it so. Jo
  6. @lyneux Don't worry too much about the fixed ratio Guy, if you want two sets of outers and six inners do it! Don't forget there'll be some out for maintenance and very few depots take a set of 20. The smallest group I've seen is two outers back to back at one end of a set, ie outer, outer, outer, inners, outer. No doubt someone at an exhibition will come up with "I think you'll find that's wrong..." but really it's pretty much anything goes so long as the depot gets its order. Certain depots may need to have a set of outers midway down the train to allow for shunting when offloading. Jo
  7. Yep that's correct, boxes to both. Another headcode for Eastleigh is 7O43. O43 and O44 alternate as required (both 21.12 off Westbury, 7V98 and V97 return respectively ), 7O40 and 7V33 return empties is an additional afternoon run, usually runs Fridays Jo
  8. I believe the VTG grey tipplers lasted to at least 2015 in the London area Mike, but that's a Brett flow rather than Mendip. MBAs then Ealnos JNAs appear to have taken over on the Brett traffic. The JTA and JUAs on Mendip traffic definitely finished before I started taking photos! At a quick glance, 2005 is the latest photo I can find of a tippler in Mendip service, which may well coincide with the green JNAs coming down for a bit, that or MBAs which came and went from Mendip work many times. Jo
  9. Hi @Ben A and @red death The PGAs are long gone, I believe they were replaced on London area sand workings around 2008 by some VTG owned IIAs. They don't normally get down to the quarries. JTA/JUA tipplers replaced early 2000s by the NACCO/ Caib 39xx boxes I believe. Currently running there are: Hoppers: O&K Yeoman JHA (one design, inners and outers, still pretty much as built). I know Dapol intended to, but who knows now! Merehead only ARC Hanson JHAs (3 designs, prototype 17901 (outer), main batch Powell Duffryn built (inner and outers), Procor add on batch (inners only) Whatley only (also load at Avonmouth, Stud Farm and Machen) NACCO IIA hoppers (mid grey livery, just over 10 years old) Both quarries HOA (per your model) Both quarries HOA (looks very similar to an unpainted NACCO IIA, new in 2019, VTG branding). I think the new Touax hoppers are the same design. Whatley only (thus far) Boxes: O&K Yeoman JYA (one design, inners and outers, still pretty much as built. Only variation is bolt on branding boards). Both quarries NACCO / Caib (later VTG) Marcroft built 39xx JNAs (one body design, inners and outers, variations in brake equipment between NACCO and VTG wagons) Both quarries Ealnos VTG / Touax JNA (per your model, brake equipment differences between VTG and Touax) Both quarries VTG ex Railtrack 34xx JNA (one common body, variations in doors and brakes/ bogies) Both quarries, mostly Merehead though. Possibly displaced by Touax type. VTG owned 31xx / 32xx KEAs. (one general body design, variation in brakes, bogies and wagon ends. Mix of inner, outer and singles. Most ex TML channel tunnel construction, few ex Yeoman) Whatley (and Tytherington) predominantly, very occasional Merehead. Wow, that was longer than I expected! Jo
  10. Something that may be of interest to others, I've knocked together a small table giving some sample formations of Mendip workings that mix boxes and hoppers. By no means is this conclusive, but it gives a taste of how you can mix boxes and hoppers. It also shows that we really need some other wagon types to run mixed with the Revolution HOA and JNAs. The Dapol JHAs will be a good start, but we could do with more boxes! I've included the portion sizes, as it shows that you don't need a massive 40 wagon train to be prototypical, once the train gets to London it splits in to 2 or 3 bits, the smallest portion being 10 wagons. Equally, the Fareham, Botley and Woking are all smaller trains. Jo
  11. Something that may be of interest to others, I've knocked together a small table giving some sample formations of Mendip workings that mix boxes and hoppers. By no means is this conclusive, but it gives a taste of how you can mix boxes and hoppers. It also shows that we really need some other wagon types to run mixed with the Revolution HOA and JNAs I've included the portion sizes, as it shows that you don't need a massive 40 wagon train to be prototypical, once the train gets to London it splits in to 2 or 3 bits, the smallest portion being 10 wagons. Equally, the Fareham, Botley and Woking are all smaller trains. Jo
  12. Something that may be of interest to others, I've knocked together a small table giving some sample formations of Mendip workings that mix boxes and hoppers. By no means is this conclusive, but it gives a taste of how you can mix boxes and hoppers. It also shows that we really need some other wagon types to run mixed with the Revolution HOA and JNAs I've included the portion sizes, as it shows that you don't need a massive 40 wagon train to be prototypical, once the train gets to London it splits in to 2 or 3 bits, the smallest portion being 10 wagons. Equally, the Fareham, Botley and Woking are all smaller trains. Jo
  13. Something that may be of interest to others, I've knocked together a small table giving some sample formations of Mendip workings that mix boxes and hoppers. By no means is this conclusive, but it gives a taste of how you can mix boxes and hoppers. It also shows that we really need some other wagon types to run mixed with the Revolution HOA and JNAs I've included the portion sizes, as it shows that you don't need a massive 40 wagon train to be prototypical, once the train gets to London it splits in to 2 or 3 bits, the smallest portion being 10 wagons. Equally, the Fareham, Botley and Woking are all smaller trains. Jo
  14. Steadfast

    Class 59 in 00

    Masked up ready to lose the Europorte roundels. http://www.carlswatson.com/Trains/Galleries 2020/G202005/20200515ArlingtonEastleighWorks/eastleighworks15thmay20207.html I never thought they sat very well on the 59 and 66s, the simple blue and orange blocks looking much nicer on the body shape Jo
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