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A Nod To Brent - a friendly thread, filled with frivolity, cream teas and pasties. Longing for the happy days in the South Hams 1947.


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A heads up on a new ,to me anyway,  GWR Bullion Van kit to the diagram M17, being produced by SRMW. Not a cheap build when you add up all the components but maybe a simpler job than the alternative brass kit from Frogmore via Dart Castings. Remember bogies, roof, buffers and underframe are extras to this body.

 

https://www.shapeways.com/product/HPKJQQHN2/gwr-dia-m17-bullion-van-part-2-body?optionId=58880911

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Always rather suspect of a 3D print compared with brass in terms of the surface finish and the tendency to bow.  But at least with things like this being easier to build it should hopefully result in more people kit building (and hopefully progressing on to brass).  
 

im guessing these wouldn’t be too common in our neck of the woods, but certainly

makes an interesting prototype 

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7 minutes ago, The Fatadder said:

im guessing these wouldn’t be too common in our neck of the woods,

 

Something more useful would be the Siphon J he also does as a print.;)

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49 minutes ago, The Fatadder said:

Always rather suspect of a 3D print compared with brass in terms of the surface finish and the tendency to bow.  But at least with things like this being easier to build it should hopefully result in more people kit building (and hopefully progressing on to brass).  
 

im guessing these wouldn’t be too common in our neck of the woods, but certainly

makes an interesting prototype 

 

You'll find out, as I was the one who tipped off Rob, after I'd order one for a client ;)

 

SRMW wouldn't unleash something on us, until it's right.

 

He also now does the cabside shutters for the oil burners ;) 

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Great Western Album by R. C. Riley. 6023 on Hemerdon bank on a Plymouth to Paddington train. Dated 26 March 1937. The photo is attributed to W N Lockett.

 

What is more surprising is that I knew where to look an found it straight away.

 

Brian

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2 hours ago, toboldlygo said:

Nigel's Modelling Bench

 

Always worth watching just for his methods. Been there from the beginning and I like his frank approach too.

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6 hours ago, 2ManySpams said:

 

I'll have a pint of whatever you're drinking!

 

Good old @2ManySpams, not a peep from him for weeks on end and then bang, he lobs a hand grenade in and scarpers back to his bunker.:rolleyes:

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1 hour ago, gwrrob said:

 

Good old @2ManySpams, not a peep from him for weeks on end and then bang, he lobs a hand grenade in and scarpers back to his bunker.:rolleyes:

 

He'd been let out of the Facility under Pasty armed escort for an hour of exercise, while they did a deep clean of the naughty sofa. Apparently one of his escorts lent him his phone.

 

Consequently he's in solitary (the Green Hole) and the escort is toasting warming nicely on the Air Smoother - so my sources tell me ;)

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17 hours ago, gwrrob said:

 

Good old @2ManySpams, not a peep from him for weeks on end and then bang, he lobs a hand grenade in and scarpers back to his bunker.:rolleyes:

 

Been busy on domestic projects, making the most of no weekends away and no visitors during this 'unprecedented' period of Covid nastiness to trash the house and tick off long overdue tasks.

 

The new Spam Towers west wing is starting to take shape. I'm particularly pleased with the gate house and ballroom. Abnormal service will be resumed in November...

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8 hours ago, 2ManySpams said:

 

The new Spam Towers west wing is starting to take shape. I'm particularly pleased with the gate house and ballroom. Abnormal service will be resumed in November...

 

Obviously cover for your "friends" expansion of their underground facilities, as the Pasty shop was getting too much attention from certain other Railway groups ;) 

 

I had heard you were being released from the Naughty Sofa as you are on the outgoing Grand Inquisitors official pardon list - though I suspect it's actually because the new Grand Inquisitor has elected you as his Number Two :jester:

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3 hours ago, gwrrob said:

If he has a large ballroom then Mrs @2ManySpams is a very lucky lady.:D

 

Perhaps the BBC might consider making a programme ?

 

You never know it could catch on ! 

 

SEVEN !

 

 

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