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1 hour ago, polybear said:

 

Tony/Robert:  Do you think you could post an updated list of what you have available once you've received & sorted it please?

 

 

Though is quite possible that those ships may have sunk with less hits than that, albeit possibly more slowly.  There must be a very large degree of "making sure" and also stopping them from firing back at you even though they're doomed to sink.

Good morning Brian,

 

I'll be seeing Robert again before long, and then I'll post an updated list.

 

The initial interest has died down, and there are still plenty left.

 

I've also got a fair bit of obsolete RTR from three different sources - same tale; bereavement, illness, age, winding down, down-sizing ............... It goes on. Some of this includes a Hornby-Dublo breakdown crane, a couple of SD tinplate carriages, Pullman cars (boxed), plus various wagons (none SD). There are also some Tri-ang bits. In all honesty, this is not what I wish to get into, and will probably get shut of it via a trader. 

 

It was certainly not a new career-path decision for Mo and me to get involved in this way. It's just that (abstracting ourselves), if able to, any right-thinking persons would help bereaved families, the infirm and the old (though one chap is my age!) if they could, especially if a percentage of sales goes to CRUK.

 

My, what a diverse thread this is - building model railway items, modifying RTR locos, an emporium of SH kits, battleships and memories of past exhibitions. I think we'll all have to accept (not except) that that's what Wright writes is all about. What's next? Racing cars? Aeroplanes? Anything? 

 

Regards,

 

Tony.  

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1 hour ago, t-b-g said:

 

I recall Roy telling me that he went to the very first one. I think he might have mentioned some at the World Trade Centre too.

 

My first was at Paddington very likely in 1980. That time we stayed at the hotel at Kings Cross. A few years later, possibly around 1984, we exhibited again after it moved to Bletchley, which is why I know Bletchley Park was still available to use as accomodation in the 80s as we stayed there for my second trip.

 

We were all young then!

 

I remember Roy mentioning an exhibition or exhibitions at the World Trade Centre. The World Trade Centre was in London by Tower Bridge. At some point in the nineties they dropped the name and it became International House.

 

How do I know this? I worked in this building for 16 years in the 90s and 00s but I was totally unaware of there having been exhibitions there until Roy mentioned it.

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6 minutes ago, sandra said:

I remember Roy mentioning an exhibition or exhibitions at the World Trade Centre. The World Trade Centre was in London by Tower Bridge. At some point in the nineties they dropped the name and it became International House.

 

How do I know this? I worked in this building for 16 years in the 90s and 00s but I was totally unaware of there having been exhibitions there until Roy mentioned it.

 

I learn something every day!

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44 minutes ago, sandra said:

 At some point in the nineties they dropped the name and it became International House.

 

 

Probably because they built a new WTC at Canary Wharf in 1991, which five years later was bombed by the IRA.

 

 

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46 minutes ago, sandra said:

I remember Roy mentioning an exhibition or exhibitions at the World Trade Centre. The World Trade Centre was in London by Tower Bridge. At some point in the nineties they dropped the name and it became International House.

 

How do I know this? I worked in this building for 16 years in the 90s and 00s but I was totally unaware of there having been exhibitions there until Roy mentioned it.

The show at the World trade Centre, St Katherines Wharf was my first Expo. I'm struggling to remember the year, though I recall it was a superb venue with easy unloading arrangements.

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4 minutes ago, Roger Sunderland said:

I think the coach sides and loco frames would sell well on here Robert. I would certainly be interested.

I need to sort out what they all are first. There are lots and they are spread over quite a few boxes and mixed in with other things. Some coach sides are Comet, others Bill Bedford, some MJT, and some are loose in boxes and I don't know the origin or in some cases even the types.

 

The loco kits I have found include DJH, Proscale, Brassmasters, Jidenco, GEM, Caley Coaches, Alan Gibson, Nu-Cast, Martin Finney and possibly others. Frames also include some from Dave Bradwell and various others as yet unidentified. 

 

I would like to dispose of the 30 or so boxes or RTR things before tackling the other kits as they are taking up lots of space in my house. To give one example, there were eight Bachmann Austerity 2-8-0s, five with the same number (90423) and the other three also with the same number (90732 Vulcan). One of the latter has been sold so seven to go.

 

The tale is similar with other types. The chap was clearly into Bachmann Fairburn tanks (8 of which 2 have been sold) and Standard 4MT moguls (8 of which 5 have the less common 1B tender), amongst other things. 

 

Almost all the RTR locos have either never been out of their boxes or if they have it was only for brief examination and possibly testing.

 

What does baffle me somewhat is why there were blue/grey DMUs, and one in Network SouthEast, and a few Inter-City livery Mark 1s, but hardly any blue diesels or blue/grey stock. There was also little in the way of crimson and cream Mark 1 stock, just one of each of most of the Bachmann types. There were about 40 maroon Mark 1s. Before anyone asks, the Mark 1 stock is already spoken for.

 

This is going to be a long project.

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6 hours ago, Tony Wright said:

 

 

My, what a diverse thread this is - building model railway items, modifying RTR locos, an emporium of SH kits, battleships and memories of past exhibitions. I think we'll all have to accept (not except) that that's what Wright writes is all about. What's next? Racing cars? Aeroplanes? Anything? 

 

Regards,

 

Tony.  

 

I've just been flying, does that count?

 

I've been taking instruction down at my local radio control flying field, with a view to getting my "A certificate" in basic rc competence.

 

Three take-offs today, but only one landing, as the plane conked out on us twice in the air and my instructor brought it back in dead-stick, luckily with no damage. The motor had been struggling with a too-lean fuel mix and possibly an oversize prop.

 

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I would be interested in some of the wagons depending on what they are, also possibly some of the carriage sides, there are a couple of ones I would like if they are in the pile, a Mousa (Bedford) GWR BT for a start.

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6 hours ago, Tony Wright said:

My, what a diverse thread this is - building model railway items, modifying RTR locos, an emporium of SH kits, battleships and memories of past exhibitions. I think we'll all have to accept (not except) that that's what Wright writes is all about. What's next? Racing cars? Aeroplanes? Anything? 

 

Hold my beer, someone.....

 

Not racing cars, but this is usually the month of the Isle of Man TT, one of the last great un-sanitised motor sport events in the world.  The weather at the moment would have been ideal for some even more bonkers lap times than previously.  Can you imagine driving from London to Preston in about an hour and forty minutes, using only the B-roads?

 

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7 hours ago, Tony Wright said:

My, what a diverse thread this is - building model railway items, modifying RTR locos, an emporium of SH kits, battleships and memories of past exhibitions. I think we'll all have to accept (not except) that that's what Wright writes is all about. What's next? Racing cars? Aeroplanes? Anything?

 

Well, now you come to mention it Tony as well as my fascination for all things aeronautical I do love a nice Lotus 49.   

 

And to help get the thread back on track, there is at least a quick reference to "The Flying Scotsman" in the video ..... :D

 

 

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3 hours ago, MJI said:

I would be interested in some of the wagons depending on what they are, also possibly some of the carriage sides, there are a couple of ones I would like if they are in the pile, a Mousa (Bedford) GWR BT for a start.

I don't think there is much, if anything GWR. The chap was focused on LNER and LMS types.

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4 hours ago, Northmoor said:

Hold my beer, someone.....

 

Not racing cars, but this is usually the month of the Isle of Man TT, one of the last great un-sanitised motor sport events in the world.  The weather at the moment would have been ideal for some even more bonkers lap times than previously.  Can you imagine driving from London to Preston in about an hour and forty minutes, using only the B-roads?

 

Rob

Been there, done that. (Racing on the Isle of Man, not driving to Preston)

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17 minutes ago, GH in EM and O said:

Been there, done that. (Racing on the Isle of Man, not driving to Preston)

 

Been there, done that, moved there.....happy life.  Even better, happy wife, who now works for fleet services - which includes the railways!

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10 hours ago, Tony Wright said:

My, what a diverse thread this is - building model railway items, modifying RTR locos, an emporium of SH kits, battleships and memories of past exhibitions. I think we'll all have to accept (not except) that that's what Wright writes is all about. What's next? Racing cars? Aeroplanes? Anything? 

 

 

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M-497_Black_Beetle

 

If you fancy a model remember these from the 60's ? You would need a very long straight track. You would need some smoke units too (cough cough) !!

 

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 Wot no trains !!

 

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35 minutes ago, APOLLO said:

 

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M-497_Black_Beetle

 

If you fancy a model remember these from the 60's ? You would need a very long straight track. You would need some smoke units too (cough cough) !!

 

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 Wot no trains !!

 

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Brit15

 

And a lot of luck to get it to ignite after the late 60s / early 70s!   

 

I think they changed the formulation of the fuze material around then (probably to make it safer) with the result that the material, which surrounded a very fine wire, was brittle and would crack when it was wound into the required spiral and passed through the nozzle.   Often the flame would not jump across such cracks resulting in many a misfire in my experience.   On one occasion I did manage to get the motor running and the Keil Kraft Hawker Hunter to which it was attached flew away from the hand-launch in a graceful climbing turn.  Only to be totally consumed by flames as the doped tissue covering caught fire ...

 

Alan

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3 hours ago, MJI said:

Wagons depends, as mainly need for early and 80s BR period

I'm not a wagon expert but the kits I have looked at seem to be pre-nationalisation and first 10-15 years of BR designs.

 

I have now been relieved of the mountain of railway documents that I had collected from the house so, after taking some time to have a rest after a hectic couple of weeks, I shall make a start on the kit mountain. Locos will be first. 

 

The railway documents, such as working timetables, special traffic notices, etc that were still at the house and those that I had already collected to give the family some room for manoeuvre pretty much filled a 3t GLW van today. They are all going to a society so will be looked after. 

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11 hours ago, robertcwp said:

I To give one example, there were eight Bachmann Austerity 2-8-0s, five with the same number (90423) and the other three also with the same number (90732 Vulcan). One of the latter has been sold so seven to go.

 

3 hours ago, robertcwp said:

The chap was focused on LNER and LMS types.

 

Appreciate you have a lot on your plate Robert sorting all this out but just to say that a lot of what you mention is of interest to me. Anything BR 1950s (LMR, ScR and NeR, as might seen in an around Carlisle). I'd certainly be interested  in one of those WDs for starters. Wagon kits, old loco bodies plus chassis kits sounds all sound equally as interesting.

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6 minutes ago, LNER4479 said:

 

 

Appreciate you have a lot on your plate Robert sorting all this out but just to say that a lot of what you mention is of interest to me. Anything BR 1950s (LMR, ScR and NeR, as might seen in an around Carlisle). I'd certainly be interested  in one of those WDs for starters. Wagon kits, old loco bodies plus chassis kits sounds all sound equally as interesting.

Thanks, I shall keep that in mind. 

 

If you fancy a spot of kitbuilding, there are a couple of DJH Duchesses and various other LMS types. There is even what appears to be a kit for 6170 as rebuilt but I cannot remember the make and it's currently buried away under the layout along with most of the kit stuff. The RTR stuff was all purchased a few years ago so not all is of the current standard, but for example there are four identical Jubilees (Hong Kong) which are essentially the same as the current Bachmann model and at least two 9Fs with 1B or 1C tenders (one with a 1G tender has been sold and there wasn't one with a 1F otherwise another one would have been sold). There is a kit for a Highland TPO van too.

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1 hour ago, robertcwp said:

If you fancy a spot of kit-building, there are a couple of DJH Duchesses and various other LMS types. ... The RTR stuff was all purchased a few years ago so not all is of the current standard, but for example there are four identical Jubilees (Hong Kong) which are essentially the same as the current Bachmann model and at least two 9Fs with 1B or 1C tenders (one with a 1G tender has been sold and there wasn't one with a 1F otherwise another one would have been sold). There is a kit for a Highland TPO van too.

Oh crikey, Robert!

 

Yes, I would like to build (another) DJH Duchess. 'Utility' front style, like Tony's 46245 ...

 

Jubilees (Hong Kong) - already got two of them ... but would have two more in a shot. Lovely runners. I absolutely agree with you re RTR stuff from 10-15 years; with one or two exceptions, perfectly good enough for present day use.

 

Oh, me poor old wallet ...

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