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  1. Hi, Does anyone know of a 'off the shelf paint ' for Highland railway coaches C. 1910 please?
  2. Hi, Can anyone tell me the dimensions of the Bachmann wooden barels set please, having looked on the web there is no 'size' ( height and diameter), of them. Below is a photo of the set as supplied, off the web. Yours Peter
  3. Hi, scale link do a brass etched version of the small style, as the 'tenteron' one here is a link to a photo https://www.scalelink.co.uk/acatalog/SLSV03.jpg Peter.
  4. Should there be a partition between the seating in the compartments and the luggage area? Nice work though, Congratulations.!.
  5. This new release, which would have been ideal for going behind one of the 'Showmans road locomotives' is too large - its 1;68 scale. Ref number is sp140 That information is from Hatton's who I asked to check for me as it is listed as scale 'other' - they did, and say it is too large for behind a Showmans road loco.. ' Full Marks' to the staff (John Nickerson) at Hatton's for checking the pair together; I have sent a question (are they going to make a 1:76 vesion?) to Oxford, but don't expect a reply Peter.
  6. The West Highland and its extension (Fort William to Mallaig) were built to relieve the devastation of the Highland Clearances,.with Government cash. The best general book is the David & Charles book by John Thomas, for historical facts look for 'Mountain Moor & Loch , again by D&C - this is a reprint (from 1895!) of the NBR descriptive book for the line - lots of engravings and a lot of details in its 178 pages. New books, by Amberley, are the 'New Railway' and 'West Highland extension' both being photo books. All northbound railway companies sent sleepers but soon t
  7. Hi, Glad to hear that your son is 'on the mend'. The Inspection saloon was a vehicle in regular use on several railways , one of the larger ones for was for was for Mr Webb, of the L&NWR, Here is a link to a photo of the style of vehicle https://hattonsimages.blob.core.windows.net/products/KB315_3198374_Qty1_3.jpg This is a large one, smaller ones are on e-ay on the web,, try 'LNWR inspection saloon', there were several designs The Caledonian Railway used a redundant ( ex WCJS) 6 wheeler that was rebuilt for the same sort of purpose, . A side view is on the caledoni
  8. Hi, Have a look at the following link http://www.009.cd2.com/members/how_to/coach_building.htm, which should assist. Have a look at multi temperature soldering irons (Aldi/Lidl have them at some time of the year) A good thing to have is a steel plate, with an aluminium angle on one side - the you can solder two pieces at 90 degrees to each other, can a friend make on for you?? Clean the brass with 'shiny sinks' from the supermarket - brass can get an oxide on it Solder at the top and bottom then the centre always checking that the join is correct, then you can fill i
  9. Hi, Does anyone know if the CR loco can be easily converted to EM please? Or is a new scratch built chassis needed?
  10. Hi, Trundling through EBAY found this link https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Hornby-DUBLO-VAN-CONVERSION-TRANSFERS-COLMANS-MUSTARD-LHP-HD010-/160540354724 I know nothing about it!
  11. Hi, Jim, that a double picnic saloon carrriage, The clients would be very less than pleased at the accommodation for a long trip - no sleeping facilities. Here is a link to the LSWR bogie Family/Invalid saloon that used to be on the Longmoor Railway https://mikemorant.smugmug.com/keyword/rolling%20stock/i-Dhw5hmr I have a set of sides/ends for one from the much missed 'Trevor Charlton' to build. and a Roxey Moulding carriage for the rest. The CCT's are built, and a horsebox at least! Roxey have a 6 wheel version, the ex LSWR Models kit, in 4mm, here is a link to the 7mm versi
  12. Hi, The Midland ran trains from Liverpool/Southport through Victoria and up to Hellifield via Colne and I would think then to Carlisle. The OA&GB ran through from Guide Bridge (with GC engines and stock) to Oldham. The GC & Midland ran through the Chorlton (the GC branching off to go to Hyde Road and Audenshaw etc for Guide Bridge and Woodhead); the Midland continuing to Marple, and Millers Dale to Derby. Back to Manchester stations the LNW had Exchange(and London Road) which was severely bombed and has disappeared; the GWR ran trains to Chester from there as well as
  13. Hi, Can anyone give me some GCR numbers for the D &S (Danny Pinnock) kit DS 73, the 4 wheel coachbuilt Fruit & Milk Vans please? Peter.
  14. There is a 20 page PDF re corrugated iron buildings in Scotland, though they could be, and were anywhere really at the following link - https://www.arct.cam.ac.uk/Downloads/ichs/vol-3-3097-3116-thompson.pdf Wales also had some: put 'Tintown at Bronaber' into a search engine and the 'images' - that was built when the Army had a Artillery Range in the hills at the left of the (southbound) road. There is not much left now a couple of buidings I think. Bronaber is on the A470, south of Trawsfynydd. Peter
  15. Hi, What is missing re the above are the (cosmetic) outside 'W' irons; is there a supplier of 4mm scale ones? The GNR and the NBR and I am sure others used them, they I would suggest be available in (multiples?) of 2 so should not be expensive? As they are really cosmetic, the inner (standard) one does the work, and to the outer one a (plasticard) block, with a dimple for the 'top hat' bearing, can be fitted between them so the outer, and basically cosmetic, one can even be plasticard? Possibly sold in 10's? Could it be an exercise for an owner of a 'Silhouette' cutter to b
  16. Hi, I have just received two sets of these in a big box with lots of packaging, from Holland. Here is a photo with a couple of rulers so you can see what they are like. The overall length is 125mm. The lower ruler is to 4mm scale. First views are impressive., The first question is what and how to remove them from the sprues, particularly the spring ends! I have reduced the size of the photo but it is still large, hence the thumbnail Yours Peter.
  17. Hi Shez, Excellent work it' s looking very good! Don;t forget to paint the drop windows (in the doors) frames a light brown colour, and the lower panels need lining out. Can your bowpen get into that narrow space between the door vent and the edge of the panelling at all? Congratulations! Yours Peter
  18. Hi, The family saloon you mention is also a Invalid saloon, its has double doors each side for the main compartment. It is available as an 4mm etched kit from 'Branchlines', and transfers are available from Fox. There is also a 6 wheel CCT from Branchlines to run with it. The dark lake colour for both on the web look like a very dark brown, possibly with a touch of red, that does not seem to show up. The colour shown on the KE&SR site much lighter. No connection, just a customer Yours Peter.
  19. Hi, I have taken the liberty of 'tickling the photo' scan to show more detail - here is the result. These were built for the lightly used 'through carriage' services - one of these was the London to Oban, another was to Inverness.. The service still runs with the service now from Euston only with several destinations - The Caledonian Sleeper - leaves with 16 coaches, and is split into sections and gains a few more (non sleeper) coaches en route. When the service started the 3 northbound (and southbound naturally) railways (ECJS/Midland?WCJS) all parcipitated. I have a photo of
  20. Quite right; here is a weblink to the freight version of the cars - http://www.thejumpingfrog.com/?page=shop/flypage&product_id=1383941 Yours Peter.
  21. Hi Peter, The interior is looking very good - I like the electric trunking and I see that there is going to be insulation in the roof as well. Why is the end wall going to be tied into the roof - because of the local weather conditions? Hope adding the cable itself goes OK. Peter Bunce
  22. Hi, A bit back there is an interesting topic on 'saloons', the Midland Railway at Butterley have just finished the restoration of a 6 wheel picnic saloon (they were internally fitted to both 1st and 3rd class. A couple of photos are at the following link http://www.midlandrailway-butterley.co.uk/18-year-restoration-project-nears-completion/ Another one has also been restored at the link below - this one is in M&GN colours and is a nice large photo with others also added below it. http://nnrailway.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/completion-special-m-saloon-no3.html Yours Pet
  23. Hi the 'other stuff' to clean brass before primer is 'Shiny Sinks' brush it on (with an old toothbrush) and rinse off. It used to be in a blue plastic container at your local supermarket. Yours Peter
  24. Hi, Thanks Kieth, that was not there when I looked - that has answered my Question - Many Thanks for the information. Yours Peter
  25. Hi, The new Railway Modeller is out and is in a plastic(?) wrapper thus the contents page cannot be seen - can anyone tell me please if there is any more on the NBR Layout 'Burntisland' please? Yours Peter.
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