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Mike, did you get any further with yours? Your photos are very helpful (by the way).

 

I've got a short rake of two to one the workbench for Oldshaw. Have started on the Stenson Models bogies.

 

Guy

 

Other than finally badgering Colin into doing rigid bogies, no.

The reason being that, having discovered a man who can, (that is, design, draw and produce etches and 3D prints), once the bogie cement wagon is done the palvans are the next taxi off the rank, hopefully sometime this year.

 

Mike.

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Hi Guy,

 

RBS plus Lloyds &Scottish acted as funding providers for the lease of these wagons.

 

I had opportunity whilst working with Lloyds group to do some archive enquiries but came up with very little.

 

How little?

 

Just a 3 page leasing contract with director details plus the pre-funding checks.

 

This was done in a very timely manner - less than 28 days from initial enquiry to funds being paid out to the wagon company.

 

Thanks

Phil H

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Hi all, got a couple of these on the way to fettle up. @jonhall might be a bit of a long shot but have you any etches still? 

Also, are the bogie sideframes still current with SKits? (Stenson rigid ones out of stock) Im away from my usual bench so cant check the price list. My Dad has emailed George with an order for some bits so could tag these on.

 

Cheers

James

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21 minutes ago, jessy1692 said:

Hi all, got a couple of these on the way to fettle up. @jonhall might be a bit of a long shot but have you any etches still? 

Also, are the bogie sideframes still current with SKits? (Stenson rigid ones out of stock) Im away from my usual bench so cant check the price list. My Dad has emailed George with an order for some bits so could tag these on.

 

Cheers

James

 

Personally I'd wait for the Stenson ones, no comparison.

 

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1 hour ago, Enterprisingwestern said:

 

Personally I'd wait for the Stenson ones, no comparison.

 

Mike.

Thanks Mike, hows your builds coming on? Ill be taking notes from your end detailing/rebuilds when i get mine.

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James

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1 hour ago, jessy1692 said:

Hi all, got a couple of these on the way to fettle up. @jonhall might be a bit of a long shot but have you any etches still? 

Also, are the bogie sideframes still current with SKits? (Stenson rigid ones out of stock) Im away from my usual bench so cant check the price list. My Dad has emailed George with an order for some bits so could tag these on.

 

 

 

James, I still have some of both my trusses (£2.50) and Lee's bogie frames (Truss+bogie £6) I don't supply Lee's bogie frames on their own. PM for payment and postage info.

 

I'll probably keep small stocks of my truss etch, but once my stock of Lee's bogies are gone, that's probably the last of them.

 

Jon

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1 hour ago, jonhall said:

 

 

James, I still have some of both my trusses (£2.50) and Lee's bogie frames (Truss+bogie £6) I don't supply Lee's bogie frames on their own. PM for payment and postage info.

 

I'll probably keep small stocks of my truss etch, but once my stock of Lee's bogies are gone, that's probably the last of them.

 

Jon

Awesome, cheers Jon, ill have a chat with my old man later and see if theres any reply from George at S Kits, if not ill hold fire on the bogies and wait for Stenson. Ill send a PM later on as iv been ordered to sort the back garden. Speak soon

James

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Yes, sorry I'm a bit all over the place at the moment, I'm in the process of moving sites at work (to a new lab building that isn't really ready), living at home, and in a rented flat, and trying to buy my first house, all with Covid's complexity on top - I'm a bit knackered by the time I get home - I'll reply this evening once I've looked postage up..

 

Thanks for your patience.

 

Jon 

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2 hours ago, jonhall said:

Yes, sorry I'm a bit all over the place at the moment, I'm in the process of moving sites at work (to a new lab building that isn't really ready), living at home, and in a rented flat, and trying to buy my first house, all with Covid's complexity on top - I'm a bit knackered by the time I get home - I'll reply this evening once I've looked postage up..

 

Thanks for your patience.

 

Jon 

Thanks Jon, sounds a real knackering time! Just replied to the PM, will sort payment tomorrow, no massive rush for you to post, sounds like you have enough on with normal life, model trains can wait.

All the best

James

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Evening all, just thought id pop a few snaps up of my nearly finished ones ive been working on. 2 with trusses from @jonhall and one without. Home spun transfers applied for the logos and lettering and bogies from S Kits which i think ill upgrade to Stenson at somepoint.

Just acquired a couple more so im going to have a bash at representing a couple of curtain sided original ones, Jon, do you still have any trusses in stock?

Cheers

Jamed

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Oh and heres some pics from my Dad that he took back in 1984 just before the demolition gang moved in to Harrogate goods yard and shed. UKF had a depot there so we think the long train was to empty it out. Note the blue liveried one in the consist, is it an early Kimera one does any one know?

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8 hours ago, jessy1692 said:

 

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Very nice indeed, unrecognisable from their humble origins.  I would love to turn my Fisons examples into these but must admit they are about #94 on my list of priority projects.

 

Your line-up of firepower in the background is very impressive too!

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11 minutes ago, Northmoor said:

Very nice indeed, unrecognisable from their humble origins.  I would love to turn my Fisons examples into these but must admit they are about #94 on my list of priority projects.

 

Your line-up of firepower in the background is very impressive too!

Thanks Northmoor, yeah the plane storage field is getting a bit full, what you cant see is the XB70 Valkyrie hanging above, its huge! What a plane.

Ill be re jigging my artwork file i made for the transfers at somepoint so if you want a copy when you get round to it just drop me a message.

Cheers

James

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8 hours ago, jessy1692 said:

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Evening all, just thought id pop a few snaps up of my nearly finished ones ive been working on. 2 with trusses from @jonhall and one without. Home spun transfers applied for the logos and lettering and bogies from S Kits which i think ill upgrade to Stenson at somepoint.

Just acquired a couple more so im going to have a bash at representing a couple of curtain sided original ones, Jon, do you still have any trusses in stock?

Cheers

Jamed

 

Probably - I need to check, but could order another sheet if need be.

Jon

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8 hours ago, jessy1692 said:

Oh and heres some pics from my Dad that he took back in 1984 just before the demolition gang moved in to Harrogate goods yard and shed. UKF had a depot there so we think the long train was to empty it out. Note the blue liveried one in the consist, is it an early Kimera one does any one know?

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Might be an early shellstar blue one?

 

Jon

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4 minutes ago, jonhall said:

Might be an early shellstar blue one?

 

Jon

Hmm did the hard side rebuilds get the Shellstar blue livery before the UKF brown and white? Could be an interesting variation. 

 

Ill send you a PM about some more trusses.

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James

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1984 is definitely too early for Kemira and the livery is too light and is missing the big white stripe down the side. It looks more like the Shellstar blue to me.

 

Here's a couple of pics of similar liveried wagons from Flickr. If you search for photos from 1980-82 you will find a few others similar:

 

Shell Star - Truro leaves Hooton 1976

 

Shellstar at Westbury

 

 

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26 minutes ago, lyneux said:

1984 is definitely too early for Kemira and the livery is too light and is missing the big white stripe down the side. It looks more like the Shellstar blue to me.

 

Here's a couple of pics of similar liveried wagons from Flickr. If you search for photos from 1980-82 you will find a few others similar:

 

Shell Star - Truro leaves Hooton 1976

 

Shellstar at Westbury

 

 

Smashing, more research required!

Cheers

James

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Evening all, been working on a couple of curtain sided PWAs for last couple of weeks. I have made up my own transfers for these and have done a few more transfers for UKF/Shellstar branded ones and some others, if anyone wants the artwork just drop me a message, will have some spares too which im happy to send on if you want for cost of postage.

Cheers

James

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