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A Nod To Brent - Fun , friendly, frivolity and happy days in the South Hams 1947.

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Have you the link young duck please.

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3 hours ago, gwrrob said:

Picked up the new 2020 Hornby catalogue today and was intrigued by this toad I had missed in last years announcement. Late GWR with no branding. So why did it not come up on my radar I wonder.

 

https://www.Hornby.com/uk-en/gwr-aa15-20t-toad-goods-brake-van-56705-era-3.html

It’s a nice looking toad as well! Better yet, no branding! I had just bought this recently too

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11 hours ago, Ribird said:

It’s a nice looking toad as well! Better yet, no branding! I had just bought this recently too

 

 

Interesting that the GW and numbers are different on the model to the one on Hornby's website.

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Morning Rob et al. 

 

I have a query and I'm pretty sure this is the right place raise this......

 

I am after images of lamp irons as fitted to 57xx. In particular the smoke box fitting. 

 

Any help would be appreciated. 

 

Rob. 

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47 minutes ago, NHY 581 said:

Morning Rob et al. 

 

I have a query and I'm pretty sure this is the right place raise this......

 

I am after images of lamp irons as fitted to 57xx. In particular the smoke box fitting. 

 

Any help would be appreciated. 

 

Rob. 

PM sent.

 

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Well, it would seem that yesterday my mate Jesse was "mainly not concentrating" !

 

He thought he had finished his Cattle Wagon when he noticed that the sign writer had a lapse in concentration.  ( 3 )

 

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He will be going back at some point to rectify his mistake prior to which a planned visit to his optician is on the cards.

 

Yours,

 

Not Jesse.

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4 hours ago, NHY 581 said:

Morning Rob et al. 

 

I have a query and I'm pretty sure this is the right place raise this......

 

I am after images of lamp irons as fitted to 57xx. In particular the smoke box fitting. 

 

Any help would be appreciated. 

 

Rob. 

 

The Pannier Papers No.3 is useful purchase, but having 'enhanced' a few of them (from Mainline, Replica & Bachmann) - the top bracket sits on top of the smoke box usually ;) 

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5 hours ago, gwrrob said:

 

Interesting that the GW and numbers are different on the model to the one on Hornby's website.

 

Indeed, and the actual model does in fact sport GWR freight grey - not the unusual 'blue' grey on the Hornby website image.

 

Just my luck to snap-up three of the previous toad issue (large GW insignia branded Rogerstone) from Rails in their sale 18 months ago to re-brand into post-1936 Toads, right before Hornby announce this post-1936 liveried one anyway!

 

Oh well, at least it gives me some modelling to do!

 

CoY

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Anybody have any thoughts on this announcement by Hornby of the ex- Oxford Rail GWR water tower. [R7284] I've never seen a decent photo of the one at Brent to wonder if it was of some use.

 

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I hope my BR black pannier 9678 seen on a well known layout influenced you Rob.:D

 

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49 minutes ago, gwrrob said:

Anybody have any thoughts on this announcement by Hornby of the ex- Oxford Rail GWR water tower. [R7284] I've never seen a decent photo of the one at Brent to wonder if it was of some use.

 

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Looks too tall to me, and not wide enough. 
 

here’s my effort, utilising a Ratio tank on a scratch built building.  It’s a little too wide I think thanks to the use of the ratio tank.  The brick section was cut with my Silhouette cutter. 

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There was a great model shown on the old rmweb (I can’t remember the builder)

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38 minutes ago, Miss Prism said:

 

Like this larger tank in Swindon? (on Penzance Drive)

 

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Historic England says it was the Pattern Store and Water Tank.

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1355885

 

Recently (until May 2017), Bottelino's Italian Restaurant, but now closed.

https://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/15279903.bottelinos-swindon-closes-its-doors-for-good/

 

It might be redeveloped into office space, like other GWR buildings all around the Steam Museum.

 

 

 

 

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2 minutes ago, KeithMacdonald said:

Historic England says it was the Pattern Store and Water Tank.

Certainly was in 1975. I was in there and saw old wooden loco number patterns. Can’t renember th3 numbers though!

Paul.

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27 minutes ago, gwrrob said:

I hope my BR black pannier 9678 seen on a well known layout influenced you Rob.:D

 

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Where have I seen that loco before?

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27 minutes ago, The Fatadder said:

 

There was a great model shown on the old rmweb (I can’t remember the builder)

 

Peter Leyland [gravy train]

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8 minutes ago, gwrrob said:

 

Peter Leyland [gravy train]

Indeed it was, I saved this photo from old RMWeb so hopefully ok to share here

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Michael Portillo is doing Bodmin to Totnes tonight on his Great British train journeys series. BBC2 6.30pm

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Bodmin to Totnes - A Great British Train Journey?:secret_mini:

     Brian.

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2 hours ago, brianusa said:

Bodmin to Totnes - A Great British Train Journey?:secret_mini:

     Brian.

 

With not even a glimpse of Brunel's masterpiece, the Tamar Bridge. :huh:

I'm shocked, shocked!

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