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by Bulwell Hall
Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Carriage loading docks
Replies: 74
Views: 6960

Re: Carriage loading docks

“If all else fails, try reading the instructions.” (Or to put it more succinctly, “RTFM!”) I should have looked at the box of my Fowler ploughing engine. It gives quite a lot of information about this machine. It turns out that it is a model of a Fowler BB1 16nhp engine, built in 1918 (Maker’s numb...
by Bulwell Hall
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Carriage loading docks
Replies: 74
Views: 6960

Re: Carriage loading docks

Martin I would suggest that loose ramps were used to bridge the gap. If you look at pp66 of my book on The Bridport Branch you will find a photo of the stop block of the loading dock at Maiden Newton. In the background may be seen a couple of ramps - one in timber and leaning against the platform fe...
by Bulwell Hall
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: GWR bridge colour
Replies: 7
Views: 1670

Re: GWR bridge colour

I'm assembling parts to build the long girder bridge curving over the estuary on Watermouth. The bridge is inspired by (but not closely based on!) the iron bridge at Barnstaple - image below - iron stanchions on concrete pilings carrying I beam girders with the rails laid on longitudinal baulks. ba...
by Bulwell Hall
Fri May 04, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Scenery and Structures
Topic: Turntable pit
Replies: 4
Views: 1598

Re: Turntable pit

The turntable that is currently at Swanage is not an original LSWR/SR turntable and the table that survived until the end of steam was removed by BR shortly afterwards. The table currently at Swanage - as shown in your photos - was installed by the preservation society and is, I believe, an ex Londo...
by Bulwell Hall
Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Newport and Gwent (NAGNAG)
Topic: NAGNAG Open Day Sunday 29th July 2018
Replies: 30
Views: 9726

Re: NAGNAG Open Day Sunday 4th March 2018

Sorry to hear that you have had to cancel Rod but entirely understandable. I was intending to attend but will now await the re-scheduled dates and hope that I will be able to get along then.

Gerry
by Bulwell Hall
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Railmotors, Railcars and Multiple Units
Topic: DMUs hauling freight
Replies: 8
Views: 1959

Re: DMUs hauling freight

Hi all In the early days DMUs could be seen hauling a wagon or 2 on branch lines. The thought occurred to me, how were these vehicles added or removed? Assuming there wasn’t a convenient shunter handy, were they hand shunted or did they use the DMU? If they did did the passengers stay on the train ...
by Bulwell Hall
Wed Dec 07, 2016 9:50 am
Forum: Craig Warton
Topic: wagon building progress.
Replies: 84
Views: 24881

Re: wagon building progress.

Thanks Craig - I am pleased that you approve of my Dean Goods. I also completely understand what you mean about models looking so much better in a setting and with that in mind, once certain local difficulites have passed, I shall be returning to my Maiden Newton project in the New Year with a view ...
by Bulwell Hall
Sun Dec 04, 2016 8:04 pm
Forum: Craig Warton
Topic: wagon building progress.
Replies: 84
Views: 24881

Re: wagon building progress.

Thanks for posting the photo of your Dean Goods Craig - it is looking very good. I should like to see more photos of it when it is complete and you are happy with it. One comment if I may - there was a drain hole on the top of the tender tank near the manhole so that overflow water would drain quick...
by Bulwell Hall
Thu Nov 24, 2016 11:38 am
Forum: Craig Warton
Topic: wagon building progress.
Replies: 84
Views: 24881

Re: wagon building progress.

It was with more than a little shame that I noted a very considerable period of time has passed since my last update. In truth, my determination to try and stick with things rather than flitting around almost brought me unstuck. I was building 2 x Coopercraft 4 plank wagons and a David Geen 3 plank...
by Bulwell Hall
Mon Aug 01, 2016 7:08 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Sludge wagons ex-loco tender
Replies: 6
Views: 1790

Re: Sludge wagons ex-loco tender

There were sludge tanks at Eastleigh running shed as well - usually to be seen standing next to the water treatment plant. I recall them as being old Drummond six-wheel tenders and do not recall any particular modifications to them except the addition of buffers and couplings where the tender was pr...
by Bulwell Hall
Mon Aug 01, 2016 6:58 am
Forum: Paulhb
Topic: Finishing what I've started! Highland Coaches.
Replies: 18
Views: 5417

Re: Finishing what I've started! Two Highland Coaches.

Very nice work there Paul. Like most of us I too have a number of projects hanging around awaiting completion and it is very satisfying to get them finished! I guess these two will be in Highland Rly livery - what is that please? Are they green?

Gerry
by Bulwell Hall
Thu Jul 07, 2016 7:32 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: GWR E147 B set
Replies: 45
Views: 10758

Re: GWR E147 B set

That'll keep you busy then Mike!

Gerry
by Bulwell Hall
Wed Jul 06, 2016 11:45 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: GWR E147 B set
Replies: 45
Views: 10758

Re: GWR E147 B set

They do look very nice Mike - it was good to see them yesterday evening.

Whats next then........?

Gerry
by Bulwell Hall
Wed Jul 06, 2016 11:39 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Exeter MRS Show 02/03 July please any directions
Replies: 26
Views: 6247

Re: Exeter MRS Show 02/03 July please any directions

I think you will find that the GWR Dia.K18 'Toplight' Passenger Brake Van was built from an early Mallard Models etched brass kit. These models first appeared in the mid 1970s and were later sold under the Blacksmith label. This group of models was built by the late P.G.F. English - aka 'Pat' Englis...
by Bulwell Hall
Sat Jun 04, 2016 9:07 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: RAILEX 2016
Replies: 27
Views: 8189

Re: RAILEX 2016

Congratulations David! It was a splendid weekend and I thank you and all your team for the effort that you put in.

You really are going to have to pull out all the stops to better that for 2017!

Gerry
by Bulwell Hall
Wed Apr 27, 2016 3:28 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Sleeper length Keynsham 1932
Replies: 10
Views: 3698

Re: Sleeper length Keynsham 1932

Hi Micheal Very sorry to have to inform you that the GWR shelters at Keynsham have been demolished and are no more - there is just a void where they once were! There is so little of GWR origin now remaining at the site that you would hardly recognise it as a former Great Western Railway station alth...
by Bulwell Hall
Wed Apr 20, 2016 12:01 pm
Forum: Paul Townsend
Topic: Highbridge reborn
Replies: 14
Views: 2963

Re: Highbridge reborn

45609 wrote:That's what we in the know call a "Bastard" file. For quick removal of irritating bores...sorry....burrs. ;)


Now your are just taking the p...!

Gerry
by Bulwell Hall
Mon Apr 18, 2016 5:30 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour North 2016
Replies: 50
Views: 9074

Re: Scalefour North 2016

Tim V wrote:I count 12 in this picture Noel!
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I rather think he meant that there was more than one that couldn't make it - I was not able to attend this year either.

Gerry
by Bulwell Hall
Mon Apr 18, 2016 4:34 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: What is a reasonable price for a 2 axle etched wagon kit?
Replies: 79
Views: 12570

Re: What is a reasonable price for a 2 axle etched wagon kit?

I am very relieved to see such realistic responses supporting Justin's case. First up, he really doesn't have to make such a case because his products stack up against any criteria for fidelity, quality and any amount of other things. Next, it was refreshing that Justin had taken the trouble to res...
by Bulwell Hall
Wed Apr 06, 2016 5:55 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Sleeper length Keynsham 1932
Replies: 10
Views: 3698

Re: Sleeper length Keynsham 1932

Thank you Martin - a very succinct explanation. Many years ago now - back in the 1980s - I discovered a siding at the former Morris Cowley station in Oxford that was laid in double-headed rail with chairs marked 'DN&SR'. It was relaid shortly afterwards with modern track when the site was upgrad...
by Bulwell Hall
Wed Apr 06, 2016 5:15 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Sleeper length Keynsham 1932
Replies: 10
Views: 3698

Re: Sleeper length Keynsham 1932

Well it's happened - the GWR built canopies at Keynsham are no more! The photo shows the situation at Keynsham station around lunchtime today where major engineering works are underway in connection with the GWML electrification. The canopies - which were provided by the GWR for arriving departing w...
by Bulwell Hall
Tue Mar 29, 2016 11:45 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Sleeper length Keynsham 1932
Replies: 10
Views: 3698

Re: Sleeper length Keynsham 1932

The photo http://www.time-capsules.co.uk/images/pf-time-capsules/916.jpg is taken in 1932 however the sleepers look long and almost 9' in length. Is it the distortion of the camera or could 9' sleepers existed on a main line at this point in time ? There are 18 sleepers per panel so they could be 4...
by Bulwell Hall
Mon Mar 21, 2016 9:11 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: GWR E147 B set
Replies: 45
Views: 10758

Re: GWR E147 B set

Hi Mike I'm afraid you do need to be wary of diagrams - aka weight diagrams - as they were not drawn for constructional use by the workshops. Therefore they are not gauranteed to be accurate in details or in profiles. The same also applies to the (weight) diagrams of locomotives and wagons. GA drawi...
by Bulwell Hall
Thu Mar 17, 2016 9:06 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 534
Views: 100127

Re: Brettell Road

In much the same way, at 101 Not Out last weekend, there were two similar locomotive 'might-have-beens' which looked entirely believable. Pete Hill had a rewheeled Hornby Gresley 2-8-2 'Cock O' The North' in BR Express Passenger Blue whilst Roy Jackson had 2-8-2 'Mons Meg' in BR Express Passenger Gr...
by Bulwell Hall
Wed Jan 06, 2016 11:01 am
Forum: Craig Warton
Topic: wagon building progress.
Replies: 84
Views: 24881

Re: wagon building progress.

Gerry, Thanks for the kind words. This may sound slightly familiar to you, but I am very interested in the Didcot, Newbury and Southampton line. The period around 1923-1924 is the period I am modelling at which time the DNS was home to things like Dean goods, 3232, Stellas and Dukes. Suffice to say...

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