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World of Wagons by Don Rowland - Model Railway News 1967-1968


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Does anyone have a full list of the 'World of Wagons' articles by Don Rowland that appeared in the magazine 'Model Railway News' in 1967 and 1968. I believe they appeared each month in both years.

 

I know the March 1967 article was entitled 'Part III - More Minerals' but it would be very helpful to know what the other topics were in each edition to help me track down the ones I am interested in.

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Below are the issues I have with items:

Feb 68  P 67 Part x111 BR Insulated Van/Palvan

March 68 Nothing

April 68      "

May 68       "

 

Wagons of Private Traders starts in Jan 69

 

Khris

Just to mention that a slightly frail but charming as ever Don Rowland was at Scalefour North on Saturday.  I am sure he would be delighted to know that his writings of 40 years ago were still of interest and use.

 

Stan

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I was talking to Don at Wakefield. Not so quick on his pins but still of sound and incisive mind and still controversial.

Hope I am doing as well in, in my case, not too many years.

Jim P

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Jan 67 - World of Wagons

Feb/Mar 67 - Mineral Wagons

May 67 - 4 - Plate, Tube and Pipe wagons

June 67 - 5 - Boplates, trestrols etc.

July 67 - 6 - Open and Fitted Wagons

Aug 67 - 7 - Shock Absorbing Wagons

Sept 67 - 8 - Hopper Wagons

Oct 67 - 9 - Special Hopper Wagons

Nov/Dec 67 - 10/11 - Vans

Jan/Feb 68 - 12/13 - Special Vans

Part 14 not showing

July 68 - 15 - Container wagons

Aug 68 - 16 - Presflos, Lowmac, Trestle, 4w Well wagons

Sep 68 - 17 - Goods Brake Vans

Oct 68 - 18 - Goods Brake Vans and Conclusion.

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Cheers, and if anyone knows what part 14 was then I'd be very grateful

Whatever it is, June 1968 is the place to look.

 

http://www.payhost.net/modelling/acatalog/Mod_Rail_News_June_1968.html

 

edited to add.

 

Could it be cattle wagons, as this seems to be a major wagon type missing?

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From my collection I can tell you the following :-

 

Pt..1 - January 1967 - Introduction

Pt..2 - February 1967 - Minerals

Pt..3 - March 1967 - "More minerals"

Pt..4 - May 1967 - "Plates, Tubes & Pipes".

Pt..5 - June 1967 - "Boplates, Trestrols and so on". (incl. Pig Iron)

Pt..6 - July 1967 - "Opens and Fits" .

Pt..7 - August 1967 - Untitled but continues the theme from Pt.6

Pt..8 - September 1967 - "Hoppers" (icl. Tipplers)

Pt..9 - October 1967 - "Special Hoppers" e.g. Tyne Dock iron ore etc.

Pt.10 - November 1967 - "Vans"

Pt.11 - December 1967 - "More Vans"

Pt.12 - January 1968 - "Special Vans"

Pt.13 - February 1968 - Untitled but continues the theme from Pt.12

Pt.14 - June 1968 - "Cars and cows"

Pt.15 - July 1968 - "Conflats"

Pt.16 - August 1968 - "The rest of the specials"

Pt.15 - September 1968 - "Brake vans"

Pt.18 - October 1968 - "Conclusion"

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Where the 'World of wagons' article is sub-titled, the sub-title is shown above in inverted commas.

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Note, Part 15 appears twice in the July 1968 and September 1968 editions - obviously a 'typo' as the article in the September 1968 edition should be Part 17.

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Brian R

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Thanks for the comprehensive list. Shame they are not more than 1 page long but I guess were ahead of their time as no one knew anything about wagons in those days.

 

What does the Pt.14 - June 1968 - "Cars and cows" cover?

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Thanks for the comprehensive list. Shame they are not more than 1 page long but I guess were ahead of their time as no one knew anything about wagons in those days.

 

What does the Pt.14 - June 1968 - "Cars and cows" cover?

 

At a guess - since I don't have the articles to hand - cattle wagons and, presumably, things like MOGOs (ex-GW motor car vans) and car flats/cart trucks?

 

Adam

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Thanks for the comprehensive list. Shame they are not more than 1 page long but I guess were ahead of their time as no one knew anything about wagons in those days.

 

Not quite - a couple of years earlier the Railway Modeller ran a series by the LMS Society - "LMS Wagons" which included a 4mm scale drawing, brief details of the type and a description of how the wagon was modelled. This was a very good series, and the same group produced other articles on LMS coaching stock and locos.

 

What does the Pt.14 - June 1968 - "Cars and cows" cover?           

 

Cattle vans, MOGOS's etc.

 

Brian R

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Thanks for the comprehensive list. Shame they are not more than 1 page long but I guess were ahead of their time as no one knew anything about wagons in those days.

 

What does the Pt.14 - June 1968 - "Cars and cows" cover?

The sum total of wagon writing at this time would seem to have been these articles, some slightly-later one-page photo pages by David Larkin i Modeller, and (very)occasional plans in MRC or MRN. However, even with these limited resources, some Plasticard, and various Kenline bits, I built a few odd wagons.
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