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    LNWR - South Wales circa 1910, EM gauge.
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  1. They don't waste money 'Up North' on fancy looks on something that nobody will notice
  2. Well the first two and 6th could be L&Y bar the fact they don't have the destination chalk plate this side of the doors. The next two look to be Midland, after that they all look like varieties if Ventilated vans similar or the same as the LNWR D445A's. All E.& O.E.
  3. When, eventually, you come to the point of adding scenic details, one of the things I haven't fathomed is how the coal for Helston Gas Works was loaded into lorries for transfer across Helston Town to the Gas Works. The Coal wagons appear to have been unloaded onto the loading dock, but I don't recall seeing any photo's of the dock with an 'elevator' there to load the coal onto lorries for transfer across Town. As far as I can see, the coal wasn't unloaded anywhere else in the station area, e.g. so a lorry could back up and the floor of the lorry be basically level with the coal wagon floor. The project is coming along very well.
  4. I would leave it alone, it has patina, looks 'comfortable', sit's nicely on the track. What's not to like.
  5. Ah, somebody else who likes an Ammeter in the circuit
  6. I shall be 'Off-Air' for a couple of days, no internet connection, after I've posted this..... I will catch-up on Wednesday.
  7. A bit off topic, but some help needed. I use to have the LMS Wagons Volumes many years ago, but they seem to be out on long term loan, well my interest is pre-grouping, so I'm not to bothered, however I'm aware in the books there are references to pre-grouping designs. What a colleague is looking for are the LNWR GAS OIL wagons, not the carriage lighting gas supply wagons, but the oil wagons that the gas was manufactured from. There were 11 of them at one time in LNWR days. I suspect they would be a smaller version of the LMS Dia 1816 etc., wagons as shown in Essery & Morgan's 1977 book 'The LMS Wagon' (which I still have). And on page 83 of that book is the Carriage gas twin tank wagon, NOT oil. If somebody can flick through their volumes of LMS Wagons and see if there's a mention or photo of the LNWR Gas Oil wagon I and my colleague would be very grateful.
  8. Some 15 years ago at an exhibition, exhibitors had to have their circuit breakers tested. I always carry a 240v outlet tester with me to exhibitions, to test supply (e.g. is it on?). The inset floor supply sockets allocated to my layout and a couple of others at the (very large) premises, was wired wrongly. They weren't happy that I pointed this out to them.
  9. I thought 'C. Eng.,' was supposed to cut out all that proliferation of titles
  10. And he produces excellent numberplates - I had some arrive the other day
  11. 1956, 'Modelling the Old Time Railways' by Edward Beal. Year Leader in Mathematics at Kynaston Comp, then we moved down to Winchester and a Sec Mod., Still have the book, though to safeguard the cover, it has a further brown paper wrapper on it.
  12. NOoooo, an interesting modelling detail is the different styles of cattle dock fencing
  13. The staff at Worcester Shrub Hill where appointed GWR / LMS / GWR / LMS.......... as each vacancy came along, but all a long time ago.
  14. A link? https://www.pen-and-sword.co.uk/Worcester-Locomotive-Shed-Engines-and-Train-Workings-Hardback/p/17954 Unfortunately the description doesn't mention the former Midland Railway shed at Worcester, OK, title is western region etc., but a brief review may have been useful. It of course may well be in the book, but I don't have a copy. This is a copy I traced from a 1:500 O.S Map back in the 1960's.
  15. Agh, now I have pictures, thank you. This week has been a sorry tale of lots of things going wrong in all sorts of ways so I was not surprised that there was a problem earlier........
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