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

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21 hours ago, gwrrob said:

I do like a parcels van

Any monsters, Robin?

 

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Here's a photo taken under the railway bridge near Aish Emergency Crossovers the other day:

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CTMK and I went for our official governmentally authorised perambulation this afternoon. Here is some footage of a slightly busier A38, as compared with our previous video on 10/4/20:

 

 

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Nice to see the lorries socially distancing!

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1 hour ago, The Fatadder said:

A question for those who have built the Geen Fruit C

 

Could anyone tell me what is this casting and where should it go please?

 

looking at photos I can’t work it out....

 

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Hi Rich,

Just looking at the castings, as I havn't built this kit, I would say Sets of steps?

Cheers

Paul

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1 hour ago, The Fatadder said:

A question for those who have built the Geen Fruit C

 

Could anyone tell me what is this casting and where should it go please?

 

looking at photos I can’t work it out....

 

 

 

My first thought was the steps but the castings don't have the cut out and are horrendous if they are.

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11 minutes ago, Captain Kernow said:

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CTMK and I went for our official governmentally authorised perambulation this afternoon. Here is some footage of a slightly busier A38, as compared with our previous video on 10/4/20:

 

Were those RM lorries delivering to Kernow or taking bought models away from Kernow?

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2 minutes ago, woodenhead said:

Were those RM lorries delivering to Kernow or taking bought models away from Kernow?

They were on the Up road, so it's all part of the dastardly plan to flood the rest of the country with cute little pannier tanks.

 

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10 minutes ago, Captain Kernow said:

They were on the Up road, so it's all part of the dastardly plan to flood the rest of the country with cute little pannier tanks.

 

 

Can you use your influence to let me visit the area in the summer please Tim.

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3 minutes ago, gwrrob said:

Can you use your influence to let me visit the area in the summer please Tim.

Are you saying I'm under the influence?

 

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37 minutes ago, gwrrob said:

 

My first thought was the steps but the castings don't have the cut out and are horrendous if they are.

Definitely not the steps 

they look like springs between two plates...

 

for the moment I’ve left them off, and the van looks complete without them during my lunchtime building...

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There is a GWR Fruit C as per your model at the SVR. GWR Fruit C 2424 :)

 

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14 minutes ago, Garethp8873 said:

There is a GWR Fruit C as per your model at the SVR. GWR Fruit C 2424 :)

 

 

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Very useful as that’s the one I am doing (backdating a 1950 photo in Russell)

 

still can’t work out what that random part is, but it won’t stop me priming it thanks evening (must fix the wonky step as well!)

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I wonder why the bottom left foot board has been extended and is it repeated on the other side?.

 

I wonder if the casting have been packed in error and are for some other kit. I have found some odd castings and sprues in kits.

 

 

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59 minutes ago, Siberian Snooper said:

I wonder why the bottom left foot board has been extended and is it repeated on the other side?.

 

I wonder if the casting have been packed in error and are for some other kit. I have found some odd castings and sprues in kits.

 

 

I was going to say are you sure they are from that kit?

 

They look to me like the additional springs from a Comet 9’ pressed steel GWR bogie.

 

 

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5 minutes ago, Taz said:

I was going to say are you sure they are from that kit?

 

They look to me like the additional springs from a Comet 9’ pressed steel GWR bogie.

 

 

Not at all sure to be honest, they were just in the parts box with the rest of the kit.   I don’t recall missing any Comet vogue springs but will put them away just in case.

 

 

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1 hour ago, gwrrob said:

Back to the fruit D and a great photo find here with one sat coupled to what looks like a SR van.

 

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That photograph just oozes atmosphere!  Interesting to note the chalk scrawls on the SR van. Reminds me of a rather excellent article John Hayes wrote in 1999. 

 

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I always like this pair. 

 

Kind regards,

 

Nick.

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Speaking of brown stock, what were the rules on end colour?  Black or brown? I always thought black but after spending some time looking at photos I’m now not so sure...

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2 hours ago, Brinkly said:

I always like this pair. 

A nice pair seldom offends.

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14 hours ago, gwrrob said:

Back to the fruit D and a great photo find here with one sat coupled to what looks like a SR van.

 

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Lovely photo.

 

The place seems familiar but I can't quite place it.

 

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On 05/05/2020 at 15:12, Brinkly said:

 

Did the fruit C vans last long into BR days Mike (or anyone else)? It is a rather charming little vehicle. I do like the late Edwardian GWR covered van designs. 

 

Kind regards,

 

Nick.

Nick, the Y3 fruit C the kit represents survived until the mid 50s.

However the similar Y9 Fruit C lasted well into the 60s. The main difference was they had twin bonnet ends (like standard GW vans and, I would assume, Morton brake gear.

l’ve got one of these kits in my to do pile which I intend to modify to a Y9.

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13 minutes ago, Captain Kernow said:

Lovely photo.

 

The place seems familiar but I can't quite place it.

 

You can almost read the totem hanging from the roof:

_ _ _ _ G H _ _ ???

 

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48 minutes ago, Harlequin said:

You can almost read the totem hanging from the roof:

_ _ _ _ G H _ _ ???

 

BIRMINGHAM

Moor Street

 

That’s my take on it.

Paul.

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I have blown the picture up on my tablet and I can read Birmingham, so must be Moor Street.

 

 

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