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“Highland Sulzers” - Inverness TMD in the 70’s/80's - P4


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5 hours ago, Mark Forrest said:

Bad news, the one I have is for VAA/VBA sides so isn't much use:

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Random question, prompted by something else I found while looking for that; were there any retailing equipment/tool vans based at Inverness during your time period?

 

Intriguing ...

 

I’m not sure what you mean by retailing?

 

Were they delivering parts by rail at this time - Emparts?

 

What have you found in your stash?

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1 minute ago, Indomitable026 said:

 

Intriguing ...

 

I’m not sure what you mean by retailing?

 

Were they delivering parts by rail at this time - Emparts?

 

What have you found in your stash?

Sorry, blame auto correct; for retailing, read re-railing :)

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Any use?

 

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Just now, Mark Forrest said:

Sorry, blame auto correct; for retailing, read re-railing :)

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Any use?

 

 

Interesting - I intend having a crane as you often see one in pictures, although what sort I’m yet to work out.

 

These overlay sides are really taking me back....

 

I’ll do some digging through my photograph collection.

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1 hour ago, Indomitable026 said:

 

Intriguing ...

 

I’m not sure what you mean by retailing?

 

Were they delivering parts by rail at this time - Emparts?

 

What have you found in your stash?

 

Shouldn't that be P4parts? 

 

Or even EnParts?

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15 hours ago, Worsdell forever said:

 

Shouldn't that be P4parts? 

 

Or even EnParts?

 

You are quite right, my usual lack of attention to detail has caught me out again...

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11 hours ago, BernardTPM said:

The left hand van there is one of the 1960s built prototype air brake vans, forerunner to the CoV ABs that became VAA/VBAs.

 

Thats very interesting - I can see it’s really quite different and my be shorter too?

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16 hours ago, BernardTPM said:

I believe the chassis is the same length, but the ends have distinctly angled bracing which means the body corners are set in. It is lower too, being based on the contemporary 4-wheel container wagons, I believe. Certainly an out-of-the-ordinary wagon, unlike the converted VDA with it.

 

Its going on the “to be modelled” list.

 

An interesting prototype - something legitimately quite different

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At least one of the two vans is still in existence at the Strathspey Railway. It was in a siding at Boat of Garten most recently. 
 

They were used as support vans for the snowblower that lived in the shed. I’ll ask at work and see if anyone remembers using it. Still some of the older guys around these days. 

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On 01/04/2020 at 16:36, Mark Forrest said:

Never mind all that; you mentioned having got some wagons - what did you get?  ;)

 

Here’s another one Mark, 12T BR ply door ventilated van 

 

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8 minutes ago, Indomitable026 said:

 

Here’s another one Mark, 12T BR ply door ventilated van 

 

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Nice, I've got a few of those I was thinking about rewheeling to P4.

It either needs renumbering or a new underframe though as I think the number carried would be a clasp braked example.

A Red Panda or Rumney Models underframe would sort it out.

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I’ve taken the tension lock coupling off the pipe wagon - what a diffence that makes...

 

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And I’ve dug this van out, but I’m not sure if it’s usable or not?

 

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6 minutes ago, Indomitable026 said:

 

And I’ve dug this van out, but I’m not sure if it’s usable or not?

 

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Remind me, what era are we talking and would it be in revenue earning or departmental use?

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12 minutes ago, Mark Forrest said:

Remind me, what era are we talking and would it be in revenue earning or departmental use?

 

70s going into the 80s. Departmental/ Parts?

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16 minutes ago, Indomitable026 said:

 

70s going into the 80s. Departmental/ Parts?

Internal user/stores van is probably the most plausible explanation for one surviving that late.  There would have been plenty of redundant newer BR standard vans around by that date.

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