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11 hours ago, steve4rosegrove said:

I note that the brickwork recognises the internal wall but I wonder if 9' walls rather than 41/2" would have been used?  i.e. English or Flemish bond i.l.o. stretcher / garden wall bond?  Super research and photo interpretation by the way.
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Thanks very much for that.  It would make sense for the walls to be 9" thick as they wouldn't be a cavity wall so a double thickness one would make sense.  The photo with the bus in it show capping blocks that overlap the edge of the brickwork.  I suspect that those would be about 1' wide.   I'll have to make the internal wall single skinned and make some sort of roof with glass in it over the ladies.  

 

On another tack completely a picture came up on Facebook on a site to do with the Waverley route.

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The group members don't know what it is. It's on a farm near the Waverly route.  To my eyes it's obviously built for being slung from a crane and looks to have a secure end door.  The iron straps and bump stops look very like the ones on the Heysham bunker coal boxes.  My guess is that this is a luggage container like the ones that the Midland used for the Heysham to Belfast service.  I plan to use this as a basis for the four luggage containers that I need to go on my open carriage truck.   Any comments would be much appreciated.

 

Jamie

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On 11/07/2021 at 08:59, Dave Hunt said:

Although I couldn't be sure, Jamie, I like your thinking.

 

Dave

It looks to have an external iron frame with everything bolted to the ironwork. This would leaveva smooth internal surface that wouldn't damage expensive luggage. I'll have a think about how to fabricate 4 of them. Possibly an etched fold up framewkrk that could have wiid lining applied.

 

Jamie

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I started doing a drawing for the luggage container last night and did a bit more today. I measured the interior space of the carriage truck and that gave me the overall dimensions of the containers so that 4 just fill the space.  My plan is to make a fold up etch for the floor sides and ends then use some scribed thin ply for the carcass.  I did wonder about resin casting but if I need to do artwork for one, I might as well get 4 sets of etches.  If I get things right I might be able to get the truck plus 4 containers on 1 sheet.

 

I've also ordered some plasticard brick sheets for the toilet block.  English bond for the outer walls and plain brick for the visible inner ones.  Those will hopefully be brought over by some friends next week.

 

For some relaxation I started a Furness Wagon Co Heysham bunker coal wagon. I've had the kit a wnile and it's now coming on.

 

Jamie

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Judging by the typos, you inhaled more paint than you sprayed!!

 

Mind you, I am Guiltier than most when it comes to typos.

 

4 attempts at this, and the smell chucker has gone out the window

 

Regards

 

Ian

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22 minutes ago, Ian Smeeton said:

4 attempts at this, and the smell chucker has gone out the window

There’s an idea for either a dystopian or humorous science fiction story: world brought down by an erroneous autocorrection in an urgent message…

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32 minutes ago, Regularity said:

There’s an idea for either a dystopian or humorous science fiction story: world brought down by an erroneous autocorrection in an urgent message…

 

My other half has been known to question whether the world has ended already and we just didn't get the email.

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39 minutes ago, sir douglas said:

one you know well but since its local

 

Yes it's a good video. I know it well and have a PO wagon lettered for Claughton Manor Brickwrks that I got from David Jenkinson. There used to be two parallel ropeways but thevother closed in the 60's.

 

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Some progress on two fronts.  A friend has offerred to try to do a 3D print of the luggage containers.  Emails will be despatched in the morning.

 

Also I got on with the Bunker coal wagon.  Here it us awaiting paint.

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7 hours ago, lezz01 said:

Like it! It looks very good Jamie.

Regards lez.

They were a special build for taking bunker coal from Yorkshire for the ships at Heysham.  I've ended up with 5 of them and plan to have some fulls on a down freight and empties on an up freight. After the ships went to oil, they ended up carrying limestone from Derbyshire.

 

Jamie

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On 14/07/2021 at 21:48, sir douglas said:

one you know well but since its local

 

 

I thought it was now the only working gravity ropeway in the world.  I went under it just this morning (twice) as I went up to Hornby and back and it was working.  There was a second one further down towards Caton, and a second set of buildings, and also a protective bridge - all now gone, of course.

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8 hours ago, 45156 said:

 

I thought it was now the only working gravity ropeway in the world.  I went under it just this morning (twice) as I went up to Hornby and back and it was working.  There was a second one further down towards Caton, and a second set of buildings, and also a protective bridge - all now gone, of course.

When I was a callow youth in the early 60's on the Pennine bus to Lancaster, both ropeways were working. On the maps, both brickworks had their own connection to the railway. I believe that there is still evidence of the 2nd ropeway and that the modern brick kiln is on the site of the brickworks that it served.

 

Jamie.

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Looks like really good progress Jamie. Keep it going!   

 

You need a customer for those urinals!  In fact I think a few little people around the layout may really bring it to life.

Does the 2-4-0 still have its headless driver?

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2 hours ago, Shez said:

Looks like really good progress Jamie. Keep it going!   

 

You need a customer for those urinals!  In fact I think a few little people around the layout may really bring it to life.

Does the 2-4-0 still have its headless driver?

Yes there will be a customer. Fortunately  the cubicles will be roofed.  I was told that someone does a cast urinal with customer but haven't had any luck looking on line.  Yes the layout does need people and I have quite a few in stock but have never had any luck at painting figures.

 

Jamie

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There are a lot of figure painting tutorials on YouTube Jamie. Whilst mainly of military figures the same principles apply to railway modelling.

Regards Lez.  

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