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About phil_sutters

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    Seaford, Sussex
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    I used to model S&DJR and GWR in the 1960s. I have all my father's railway photos, including his Beckerlegge collection of LNER & constituent company photos from around the grouping era, and many of his books. I photograph railways as and when I travel on them. So I am interested in railways, full-sized & models, but I am a fairly light-weight when it comes to technical details.
    I have uploaded photo into albums here. https://www.rmweb.co.uk/profile/14351-phil_sutters/?tab=node_gallery_gallery Dad's and my photos can be seen in full (if I have scanned them!) at http://www.ipernity.com/doc/philsutters/album/538609

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  1. Roden do a 1/72nd scale LGOC bus at £23 - a lot to pay for a chassis I would have thought, even if you can forgive the extra mms. https://railsofsheffield.com/products/roden-pkrod739-lgoc-b-type-bus-model-kit?variant=42090047635647&currency=GBP&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=google%2Bshopping&gad_source=1&gclid=CjwKCAjwgdayBhBQEiwAXhMxtmx2IOdWnDj6XG851vd1u2wSgEOBjotss1q38RTsizIZz7hnrhG1QhoC-lsQAvD_BwE House of Hobbies appear to have it in stock at £19.
  2. Logically that would indicate longitudinal floor boards. I think that this is perhaps an A-type, but finding any photos of the inside of the load area of any similar lorries seems pretty difficult. https://hmvf.co.uk/topic/314-ww1-dennis-truck-find/page/46/ The reconstructed interior is shown about 2/3rds of the way down the page. Interestingly, while skimming through the 80 pages of this reconstruction saga, there are some photos of an old Renault with transverse planking!
  3. Looking at those good looking prints - something that I have noticed, and it applies to the WD Dennis - is that whereas the planking on the floors of railway wagons often seems to go across the wagon, road lorries' planking often goes along the length of the floor. Presumably it is all to do with the structures underneath. Given that model lorries are often shown loaded that is probably not a detail that needs to worry one too much. I have only just noticed and have modelled several lorries with crossways planking, but they have then been loaded up, so I could have used plain plastic card rather than waste more costly planked!
  4. At the rate I use up mine - I probably need to go way beyond 80 - but then I am 78 at the end of the week.
  5. There was some interest in the WD Dennis instruction sheet. Did anyone want a copy PMed? Would there be a copyright issue if I uploaded the pdf here?
  6. Sorry to rub salt in, but here's my demobbed Dennis in company with a cobbled up SDJR Karrier. It is on a JB Models Bedford MK chassis, which has the right wheel-base but has too large a track width. The tyres need further slimming down. The original photo on which it was based is of the Bridgwater delivery lorry in about 1920. It appears to have light grey smooth pneumatic tyres. I have numbered my, Highbridge, lorry with an earlier number as it was a more important SDJR centre. Don't close-up snaps in bright sunlight show up all the crappy bits - more to do! The lining in particular looks a lot worse than it does in the flesh. I realize that modelling from a photo is prone to mistakes in measurements and scale. I used a scale drawing of a similar LYR lorry as a guide to create a reasonable interpretation - I hope.
  7. There was mention of two-wheeled carts earlier. There is one in this photo from Kitchener's Army. Again it looks like a civilian cart requisitioned.
  8. Come on! This is supposed to be a railway website - surely someone can find a photo of a hairy porter!
  9. Here's a challenge for 3D printers. Recreate this scene outside your layout's supermarket. Yesterday I came across this very neat arc of trollies, forming a safety barrier beneath some loose slates on the front of our local Morrisons. It was chained to the railings at either end.
  10. If it is of any use I have the instruction sheet from the WD models Dennis in PDF form, having discovered the range before it disappeared. It might give you some details not otherwise seen.
  11. The villages of Westhay and Meare are actually much nearer the railway than the village of Shapwick. Westhay would have been within walking distance of Shapwick station and Meare as has been heretofore mentioned was near Ashcot(t) station. Shapwick was however the largest village and I believe the administrative Parish covering the station. Shapwick's earlier claim to fame - or infamy - was as the alleged site of the murder of St. Indractus and his companions while on pilgrimage to Glastonbury.
  12. I am a big fan of Scale 3D. They have a huge range of railway and civilian figures from 1930s onwards. The only word of caution is that their groups of workers can be slightly on the small side. Their animals are terrific and they do a lovely little WW1 era farm tractor.
  13. From the styling of the front it looks something like https://www.streetmachine.com.au/features/daniel-armstrong-blown-ls-hr-holden-special
  14. There's a close match via Google Images/Lens - Holden Monaro GTS
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