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by johnWM
Sat Jul 05, 2014 8:53 pm
Forum: Norfolk & Suffolk Area Group
Topic: Gardening
Replies: 8
Views: 3791

Re: Gardening

The damp patches of recently turned Earth near the potatoes and under the tree, together with the greenery on top of the compost bin suggests someone has done some weeding just before the pictures where taken.
by johnWM
Sat Apr 26, 2014 4:34 pm
Forum: Road Vehicles and Figures
Topic: Horse models?
Replies: 7
Views: 2694

Re: Horse models?

Take a look at the bottom row of pictures here credited to "Mike"
http://www.wdmodels.com/page16.htm
wow.....
by johnWM
Sat Apr 26, 2014 4:13 pm
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Perhaps a not so good idea...
Replies: 58
Views: 19082

Re: Perhaps a not so good idea...

I thought you might like to know what the view between the buildings at the left of your proposed model looks like from the other side. http://www.wellsnextthesea.info/Wellsnextthesea/History/BW/EastQuay/eastquay01.jpg It must be one of the pictures that has influenced Trevor Nunn's superb S scale m...
by johnWM
Sun Apr 20, 2014 10:11 pm
Forum: Road Vehicles and Figures
Topic: pre 1930 vehicles
Replies: 17
Views: 5533

Re: pre 1930 vehicles

This website http://a7ca.org/paints.php gives 1920s colours and the recipes for the colours for Austin 7's built in the 1920s. Between 1923 and 1939 290,000 Austin 7s were built. I remember going to an auction when a garage business closed about 15 years ago and the owners father's collection of car...
by johnWM
Sat Apr 19, 2014 8:17 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: BR BLUE
Replies: 13
Views: 4064

Re: BR BLUE

Are there any worries about what this type of matt varnish can be used on top off?
acrylic paints? enamels? rub down transfers? all okay?
by johnWM
Tue Apr 08, 2014 1:39 pm
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Perhaps a not so good idea...
Replies: 58
Views: 19082

Re: Perhaps a not so good idea...

The large building is a granary. The high gantry allowed loading and unloading of grain from ships without blocking the harbour road. It was built in around 1905. It has now been converted into flats but the gantry is still there. Wells harbour was important for fishing and to supply coal for the lo...
by johnWM
Mon Apr 07, 2014 2:34 pm
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Perhaps a not so good idea...
Replies: 58
Views: 19082

Re: Perhaps a not so good idea...

The picture is a Francis Frith picture and is described as "Whelk boats at the Quay 1929" http://www.francisfrith.com/wells-next-the-sea/photos/whelk-boats-at-the-quay-1929_81998t/ Its only a few weeks ago, i went up to Wells and parked my car more or less where that PO wagon is. The build...
by johnWM
Thu Nov 28, 2013 12:03 am
Forum: Road Vehicles and Figures
Topic: Edwardian Figures
Replies: 91
Views: 25166

Re: Edwardian Figures

Fabulous clip, what a wonderful find. Apart from caps, bowlers, and toppers we have quite a few hats shaped like trilbies, a couple like stetsons, lots of what look like straw boaters (far more than I would have guessed,this is Nottingham not Henley after all) a few without hats, ladies in bonnets a...
by johnWM
Mon Nov 18, 2013 11:35 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: New Street progress
Replies: 404
Views: 109560

Re: New Street progress

Isn't it odd that you sometimes need a prompt to bring back details in memories. Further back up this thread someone commented about weathering and I thought "I'm not so sure, the views undercover are looking pretty good to me" These pictures reminded me that when I knew New Street 1978-82...
by johnWM
Sun Nov 17, 2013 4:51 pm
Forum: Road Vehicles and Figures
Topic: Edwardian Figures
Replies: 91
Views: 25166

Re: Edwardian Figures

Re Request some working figures in either working, industrial, rural or back yard settings - A few (small number) with no Hats I don't think so I absolutely agree with the general principle that Andrew's figures do have and should have hats. The ones produced so far are spot on. Evidence here - http...
by johnWM
Sat Nov 16, 2013 5:33 pm
Forum: Road Vehicles and Figures
Topic: Edwardian Figures
Replies: 91
Views: 25166

Re: Edwardian Figures

PS. The key is probably for us to buy lots of the first 20, then Andrew will see success and be more likely to make more Absolutely. Please buy them, I would like him to make more. These are amazingly good figures, just look at the lady on the left of the bottom set and the bloke on the right of th...
by johnWM
Thu Sep 26, 2013 5:57 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: GWR Wagons, 1900-1910 era
Replies: 41
Views: 8857

Re: GWR Wagons, 1900-1910 era

It looks though as that kit is of the metal ended version which is of a later period if I have read things correctly. Both forms of the AA3 kit are available, metal or timber panels. It is in fact the same kit that was once marketed by Jim McGeown under the Connoisseur kits label. See page 4 of thi...
by johnWM
Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:47 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: GWR Wagons, 1900-1910 era
Replies: 41
Views: 8857

Re: GWR Wagons, 1900-1910 era

AA3 brake vans are available a bit cheaper, but as far as I know not the 6 wheel version.

http://www.dartcastings.co.uk/frogmore.php
by johnWM
Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:30 pm
Forum: Manchester AG
Topic: Progress with Slattocks Junction
Replies: 86
Views: 27187

Re: Progress with Slattocks Junction

It's all good. If you had posted the Jubilee video clip and not told me different I would have assumed it was 7mm finescale.
by johnWM
Sun Jan 09, 2011 3:56 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: New to modeling
Replies: 28
Views: 9979

Re: New to modeling

Hi Tomek You probably have this information anyway, but just in case.... The London Transport panniers were around right at the end of steam, making them prime candidates for being snapped up by the preservation movement. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GWR_5700_Class Some great photos on here. http://...
by johnWM
Thu Jan 06, 2011 11:52 pm
Forum: Road Vehicles and Figures
Topic: Out of the toybox
Replies: 28
Views: 14075

Re: Out of the toybox

I like models that have the little tell tail signs of the prototypes purpose. It really does look as if the driver has scraped those ramps on the road. He had to adjust the lorries position and did not bother raising the ramps to move a few feet. The bare metal soon rusts over. Lovely. My other favo...
by johnWM
Mon Jan 03, 2011 10:35 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Blackgill: Tyne Dock to Consett in P4
Replies: 1
Views: 2408

Re: Blackgill: Tyne Dock to Consett in P4

Ay...may....zing!
Worth a revisit to see the December 2010 pictures.
by johnWM
Tue Dec 21, 2010 1:05 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Hornby vs Bachmann Standard Cl 4 4-6-0 comparison
Replies: 8
Views: 3521

Re: Hornby vs Bachmann Standard Cl 4 4-6-0 comparison

Above the footplate both fireboxes look good to me. Below the footplate both look odd because neither hornby or bachman could get a full width firebox between 16.5mm gauge wheels. Both had to compromise but have done it in different ways. Bachman have gone for a step in the width of the firebox that...
by johnWM
Mon May 31, 2010 6:36 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Weighted vehicles standing on their springs for a long time
Replies: 6
Views: 2352

Re: Weighted vehicles standing on their springs for a long t

I have had stock sitting in a display case fitted with masokits springing since the units were first released. No issues at all. They have been taken out and trundled up and down a test track a few times over the years. A problem I have noticed is that if you have compensated rocking units under pla...
by johnWM
Sat Mar 13, 2010 12:57 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: New Street progress
Replies: 404
Views: 109560

Re: New Street progress

I remember wandering along to the end of that platform on the right. I was bored, a student at the time, waiting for a train. Sometimes you see a picture that makes you go "Yes, that is how it was" because the colours, detail and mood just feels right. The picture of the class 31 does it f...
by johnWM
Thu Feb 04, 2010 11:15 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Type of track ballast
Replies: 49
Views: 18924

Re: Type of track ballast

I remember reading somewhere that during the period around 1900 some railways used stone ballast but then topped it up with sand to completely cover the sleepers in station areas. I remember in the same article it said that the practice was stopped when it was realised that sleepers rotted more quic...
by johnWM
Sat Jan 23, 2010 8:57 am
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: What's inside a goods shed?
Replies: 46
Views: 22915

Re: What's inside a goods shed?

The previously mentioned picture of the inside of Paignton shed shows one of these cranes in position. I am convinced the one in Paington shed is not fixed at the top. The photo also gives a lot of information as to how the ropes or chains where arranged. Apologies for the crudeness of the sketch, b...
by johnWM
Wed Jan 20, 2010 9:50 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: What's inside a goods shed?
Replies: 46
Views: 22915

Re: What's inside a goods shed?

According to the GWR journal index issue 40 has a drawing. Although not gauranteed to be the same type of crane of course.
I don't actually have this edition.

http://www.gwrjournal.com/issue.php?s=40
by johnWM
Mon Jan 04, 2010 10:36 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: What's inside a goods shed?
Replies: 46
Views: 22915

Re: What's inside a goods shed?

GW railway journal No 39 summer 2001. page 381 has one of the best photos of the interior of a goods shed I have seen. It is inside Paignton shed, and shows crane, trolley, sack trucks, barrel, parcels and alsorts of stuff. It also shows the internal timber platform and you can see the top half of t...
by johnWM
Wed Dec 02, 2009 12:07 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: LBSCR and SECR lettering styles
Replies: 7
Views: 3371

Re: LBSCR and SECR lettering styles

Dragon Models do transfers for the LBSCR royal crests, in both 4mm and 7mm scale.
They list buffer beam and tank side numbers as well, but these seem to be only avialable in 7mm scale.

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