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dave k

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    http://hallatrow.blogspot.com/

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    Hoyland Common, nr. Barnsley
  • Interests
    The Great Western Railway and its Bristol division.
  1. Mikkel, I’ve had a look in my copy of “Great Western Road Vehicle Appendix” by Phillip Kelly and there is a drawing of a “One Horse Float” which look to be identical to the model. The drawing is dated Swindon December 1908 and has drawing number of 38055.
  2. You probably said this in a previous post are you using foam underlay that is/was sold by C & L?
  3. Just a quick question, are you modelling in “OO”?
  4. Andrew, I seem to remember that Tim Venton had a similar problem when he was building a need chassis for a 55xx. Dave
  5. What variety of Bachman Pannier is it - one of the original one or the Bachman re-vamp?
  6. Which version on Bachmann 57xx do you have, the original or the Bachmann update version? Dave
  7. According to an article by John Lewis diagram AA16 was issued in 9/19 to cover all surviving outside frame timber-framed brake vans. The diagram showed it had self-contained buffers, 8 wheel clasp brakes and OK oil type axelboxes, but he noted 'not all received all modifications'. Some also received instanter couplings and an odd one or two screw coupling.
  8. Am I correct in thinking you are using standard thickness sleepers, and not full depth ones?
  9. Looks like you have been burning the midnight oil. I see in the last photo you have removed the buffers - are you planning on replacing them? Dave
  10. dave k

    GWR Gunpower vans

    The book with the complete history of the Iron Mink GPV's is "all about GWR Iron Minks" which was published by the HMRS, I think it was published in the 1980's but it detail of all the Iron Minks variants built by the GWR and also all the Welsh railways.
  11. The model is .040" plastic sheet covered Wills corse stone sheet, the quoins are Evergreen strip. The first photo, taken in 2004, shown the station building as it was then, as a private dwelling, will be used to get the colour right.
  12. I thought add another photo of the station building, this time with the canopy in place. The valance was an Exactoscale etch purchased many years ago. This photo is taken from the side of the non-viewing/operating side of the layout.
  13. You know what they say Tim about waiting for good things to happen.
  14. Although it has been quite some time since I have not posted anything, things have progressed. This winter I decided to build the signal box. As my model of Hallatrow depicts the station before the footbridge was built and after the re-modelling, i.e. late 1909 - 1910, the type 7 box is required. As I don't have a plan of the box I did not fancy counting bricks but the is a plan of the Bishops Lydeard in the book on the West Somerset Line - "The Minehead Branch". The plan was re-scaled to 4mm and and a mock up made to see how it would look on the layout. This proved to be not imposing enough, Bishops Lydeard box only had/has 33 leavers whereas Hallatrow's had 62.But by cutting and pasting the plan an additional 2 windows are added, making a better looking mock up. The photo shows the box placed on the layout to check for size and to see if it looks imposing enough. The brick work is South Eastern Finecast flemish bond. Fortunately the distinctive windows and doors are available from Modelex, being those from the Chuchward kit, and held in place with blu-tack.
  15. Steve, I've been going through the whole LLS thread and came across the sector plate video and the question and your answer about your "Dynamic Wheel Cleaner" and I've a couple of questions about it. (1) What is the underlay as it look's like cork? (2) Does the underlay not absorb the Iso-Propyl Alcohol? (3) If its purpose is both as wheel/track cleaner - why is it not on both incoming and out going roads? Dave
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