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Michael Delamar

Modelling a traditional parcels train

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12 minutes ago, The Johnster said:

Newspaper packers required gangwayed vehicles in order to access toilets. 

 

Of course...... :)

 

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On 07/07/2020 at 09:49, Enterprisingwestern said:

 

Diagram CC8 Mink D?

 

Mike.

Agreed

Not a Fruit, no sign of ventilation between planks on the side. The Enparts has the X bracing at either end and V in the centre. The closest that comes to that is a Mink D and there were Enpart conversions of them in 1948 - although the centre V was a pair of Xs. The externally framed door also fits with diag V11 Mink D. Very nice photo of the Enparts conversion in the Tourret GWR wagon bible. Some were still in use in 1980.

https://PaulBartlett.zenfolio.com/enparts/efcb46ab

https://PaulBartlett.zenfolio.com/enparts/e74929f7

https://PaulBartlett.zenfolio.com/enparts/eb571e76

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4 hours ago, leopardml2341 said:

 

 

22 hours ago, leopardml2341 said:

Provided for newspaper packing IIRC.

 

5 hours ago, The Johnster said:

Newspaper packers required gangwayed vehicles in order to access toilets. 

 

4 hours ago, leopardml2341 said:

 

Of course...... :)

 

 

But they were never short of material to hang on the back of the door.

 

Mike.

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The Manchester Victoria definitely has a Les Nixon feel to it.   Five vehicle types in the first seven too.

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4 hours ago, Northmoor said:

The Manchester Victoria definitely has a Les Nixon feel to it.   Five vehicle types in the first seven too.

It really has, hasn't it?  It's brim-full of that unique Manchester Victoria character of the 1970s and 80s: grimy, grim, busy and bristling with throwbacks to the steam age.  So much more interesting than Piccadilly!  One of my favourite railway haunts in that era.

 

Pete T.

 

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About the only thing still extant on that Victoria photo is the bridge!

 

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31 117 passes Subway Junction on vans from Paddington

Subway Junction (Paddington)

 

60102

Eaton Wood

 

01.08.85 31221 Southend Victoria

Southend Victoria

 

30.06.84 25060 Derby

Derby

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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3 hours ago, Metr0Land said:

31 117 passes Subway Junction on vans from Paddington

Subway Junction (Paddington)

 

Nice. Only 1 BR-built vehicle in the first 5. Looks like 3x ex-SR PMV/CCT, 1x ex-GWR Siphon and 1x BR CCT.

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Love that Subway Junction shot with one of Old Oak's skinhead twins - have you got a date for it....?

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1 hour ago, Rugd1022 said:

Love that Subway Junction shot with one of Old Oak's skinhead twins - have you got a date for it....?

Click on the picture to go to the Flickr page, where date given!

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1 hour ago, 26power said:

Click on the picture to go to the Flickr page, where date given!

 

Just looked - there's no way it was taken on 13th August 2011...!

 

Some very evocative photos in that whole collection though, very nice.

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33 minutes ago, Rugd1022 said:

 

Just looked - there's no way it was taken on 13th August 2011...!

 

 

Yes it's a shame when the date shown is the upload date, not the original. I keep finding great images with no actual date.

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On 01/08/2020 at 14:33, Ramblin Rich said:

Nice. Only 1 BR-built vehicle in the first 5. Looks like 3x ex-SR PMV/CCT, 1x ex-GWR Siphon and 1x BR CCT.

The Siphon G's one of the ones with sliding vents on the lower sides (Dia O62?), built by BR in the 1950s.

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5 hours ago, Rugd1022 said:

 

Just looked - there's no way it was taken on 13th August 2011...!

Doh!  Sorry.

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2 hours ago, Fat Controller said:

The Siphon G's one of the ones with sliding vents on the lower sides (Dia O62?), built by BR in the 1950s.

...and possibly plated upper vents? Is it a newspaper van like this one on Paul Bartlett's site?

https://PaulBartlett.zenfolio.com/gwrsiphon/e34a1e996

 

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31.117 was alloc to 81A/OC 1968-1987 - given the quality of the pic I'd suggest it's towards the end of that period.

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19 minutes ago, montyburns56 said:

GWR 150 7819 Hinton Manor and 31117 at Gloucester

 

 

GWR 150 7819 Hinton Manor and 31117 at Gloucester

 

Plymouth 1976 and not a BR vehicle to be seen!

 

A skin 'ead from Plymouth

 

That's definitely Reading and not Plymouth (perhaps the vans were from there?) as that's guarded 3rd rail in the bay on the left.

Nice shots though, the second has some real "action" to it.

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1 hour ago, Enterprisingwestern said:

 

Apart from the Siphon G's then?

 

Mike.

Do my eyes deceive me, or does the second Siphon have roof-vents?

I wonder if the Stanier van is the one that was branded 'For Use On West-of-England Newspaper Train Only'

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1 hour ago, Fat Controller said:

Do my eyes deceive me, or does the second Siphon have roof-vents?

I wonder if the Stanier van is the one that was branded 'For Use On West-of-England Newspaper Train Only'

The second vehicle was one of the Siphons that was converted to an Ambulance Car during WWII and designated M.34 when it reverted to normal use after the war. M.34 had a number of the bodyside top vents plated over and two windows added on each side, another batch of Siphons had their top vents reinstated but also kept their roof vents and these were designated O.59 after the war.

 

By 1976 2758, 2765, 2774, 2791, 2793, 2799, 2930, 2977 and 2978 were to diagram M.34; 2794, 2800, 2926, 2927, 2979 - 2984 were to diagram O.59. All of these except for 2800, 2926, 2927, 2977 and 2979 - 2984 were classed as Newspaper Vans and were steam heated as opposed to being merely steam piped.

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21 hours ago, Northmoor said:

That's definitely Reading and not Plymouth (perhaps the vans were from there?) as that's guarded 3rd rail in the bay on the left.

Nice shots though, the second has some real "action" to it.

 

Yeah, it was actually coming from Portsmouth. 

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