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by Noel
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis
Replies: 209
Views: 40011

Re: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis

The HMRS booklet I mentioned states "The staff in the locomotive drawing office and in the paint shop kindly produced and loaned colour samples to which the colour card was matched." Paint and print technologies being different, this is not an absolute guarantee, and it's certainly not con...
by Noel
Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis
Replies: 209
Views: 40011

Re: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis

I have now started painting the body is in red undercoat as I am going to paint her in the Crimson Livery. I presume you are referring to the 1912-1922 livery? This was actually crimson lake, which is a very different colour to crimson, more or less maroon. In the case of the GWR this was a particu...
by Noel
Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: GWR P22 Ballast hopper. Lot numbers.
Replies: 1
Views: 155

Re: GWR P22 Ballast hopper. Lot numbers.

You will need access to GWR records, I think, Gordon; hopefully the NRM may be helpful. I would offer the thought that steel for home market use was in very short supply after the war, with demand well above supply and government controls affecting allocations, which were only made for work the gove...
by Noel
Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Ermefer Wine Wagons
Replies: 2
Views: 299

Re: Ermefer Wine Wagons

While the first few images on this website show them in 'rebuilt' condition with lagging for China Clay traffic. I'm a bit confused by this, as modern China Clay traffic, apart from powder in sacks, is carried as a slurry or bulk dry powder, both at ambient temperature, and requires no lagging so f...
by Noel
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Queensbridge Road Wharf
Replies: 62
Views: 15110

Re: Queensbridge Road Wharf

The small door would have had a visible lock; even if there was nothing particularly valuable inside, theft and arson would be known risks which insurers would want addressed. The double doors can be assumed to be secured inside, the small door being the final exit door. Also, the small door would h...
by Noel
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Chassis kits for CSB
Replies: 26
Views: 1794

Re: Chassis kits for CSB

But when calculating the effects of moving vehicle body inertia, the value of "a" in F=ma is zero when stationary and only increases gradually as the vehicle speed increases. Acceleration is certainly zero when the mass is stationary, but is also zero at any constant speed. It may mean th...
by Noel
Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Trains: Model and Prototype
Topic: Berry Wiggins tank wagon movements
Replies: 11
Views: 1083

Re: Berry Wiggins tank wagon movements

I wasn't much interested in wagons then... I did get to go round both NA and Laira sheds in the mid-1960s [with my father to supervise] thanks to the husband of a cousin who lived in Newton Abbot and had a son my age. He worked in Bristol Divisional offices, so had contacts... No surprise to find sh...
by Noel
Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Trains: Model and Prototype
Topic: Berry Wiggins tank wagon movements
Replies: 11
Views: 1083

Re: Berry Wiggins tank wagon movements

Since writing the foregoing, I have had another look at David Larkin "PO Freight Wagons on BR" and "Non-Pool Freight Stock 1948-1968" Vol 1. Of 12 photographs [one appears in both books], two are 'location unknown'; the others are all at Hoo Junction, with the exception of one at...
by Noel
Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Trains: Model and Prototype
Topic: Berry Wiggins tank wagon movements
Replies: 11
Views: 1083

Re: Berry Wiggins tank wagon movements

The grouped railways exchanged traffic between themselves at a small number of designated locations, and BR on the whole retained this system without major alteration until the end of the steam era. I am inclined to discount Tonbridge - Reading as a normal route for this reason; its use by the GWR a...
by Noel
Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Maindee East for sale
Replies: 16
Views: 1468

Re: Maindee East for sale

And just what are the Society supposed to do with it? They aren't set up to be a museum, so far as I know, nor, in my view, should they be. AIMREC's website doesn't show much (any?) progress, nor does https://beta.charitycommission.gov.uk/charity-details/?regid=1168774&subid=0 ; housing and runn...
by Noel
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Wizard Models
Replies: 52
Views: 3099

Re: Wizard Models

If this assumption proves to be the case, then a current 45 year old would take us back to the 1980s for his/her formative modelling years .... my concern would be that this period is (I think?) very much the tale end as far as the popularity of the model train set was concerned (amongst the young)...
by Noel
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Wizard Models
Replies: 52
Views: 3099

Re: Wizard Models

Which reminds me. I must go over and see how many members have contributed new material to the Scalefour Notes, that others can share and benefit from...Gosh, its years since I looked at that......lots of useful knowhow is there! So far only two people have left any publicly visible trace in S4 Not...
by Noel
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Pre-Grouping locomotive photographs
Replies: 5
Views: 842

Re: Pre-Grouping locomotive photographs

How about: 29240/1896? "Improvements in the construction and working of locomotive engines and boilers. Applied 21 December 1896. Accepted 6 November 1897. The dividing of the smoke box of a locomotive boiler into two independent compartments, each compartment enclosing a portion of the dischar...
by Noel
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Trains: Model and Prototype
Topic: Berry Wiggins tank wagon movements
Replies: 11
Views: 1083

Re: Berry Wiggins tank wagon movements

The only photos I have seen of Berry Wiggins tanks in trains were taken in the Forest of Dean in the mid-1960s, which show the tanks [which included non-BW liveried vehicles on occasion] travelled in small(ish) groups, together with 16T minerals in transit to/from Northern United colliery. The locos...
by Noel
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Wizard Models
Replies: 52
Views: 3099

Re: Wizard Models

The Society, I believe, does not make a lot of money from Scaleforum [and has made an occasional loss, I seem to remember], so its room for manoeuver may be rather limited.
by Noel
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Wizard Models
Replies: 52
Views: 3099

Re: Wizard Models

The same notice was on his stand at Wells. He's going online only...
by Noel
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Chassis kits for CSB
Replies: 37
Views: 2443

Re: Chassis kits for CSB

Of course your twin beams won't quite give the great crash you get when a rigid axle on a heavy loco goes over a baseboard joint at speed ...... We're running at speed here, scale 80 say and large layouts, particularly those in lofts, which require expansion gaps at board joints. In steam days, tra...
by Noel
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Chassis kits for CSB
Replies: 37
Views: 2443

Re: Chassis kits for CSB

davebradwell wrote: In any case Guy Williams warned against picking up on the tyre


Sorry, Dave, you'll have to explain that one for me, since there doesn't seem to be anywhere else to do it, plastic not being very conductive...
by Noel
Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Rail codes
Replies: 4
Views: 671

Re: Rail codes

There is no correlation. Model rail codes relate to the height of the rail in thousands of an inch. Code 55 is 0.055" nominally [different batches may vary slightly] and would be for N gauge usually, although it can be used for a lightweight section in 4mm. Full size rail height is not necessar...
by Noel
Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Another cattle wagon query
Replies: 2
Views: 352

Re: Another cattle wagon query

The Ideal Stocks Committee figures show 2,260 cattle wagons for the WR, all 8T. GW construction of VB vehicles (i.e. W5 onwards) totalled 1900, from which 130 have to be deducted for the Y10 fruit van conversions, so the ISC figure must include some of W1. Whether the ISC figure include W1 reclassed...
by Noel
Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Chassis kits for CSB
Replies: 37
Views: 2443

Re: Chassis kits for CSB

Rumney Models does two CSB chassis using Highlevel hornblocks: http://website.rumneymodels.co.uk/steam-locomotive-chassis
by Noel
Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: G.W.R P22 / BR(W) Herring ballast hopper.
Replies: 7
Views: 833

Re: G.W.R P22 / BR(W) Herring ballast hopper.

The GW built 250, and BR another 50. They stayed on the WR until the later 1960s, apparently, but after that they travelled more widely - David Larkin photographed a GW built one at Carlisle LMR in 1970 and a BR one at Hoo Junction SR in 1968 [both shown in "BR Departmental Rolling Stock"]...
by Noel
Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Coach gangway connectors
Replies: 6
Views: 903

Re: Coach gangway connectors

Roxey Mouldings produce etched scissors gangways, presumably intended for their own GWR, LSWR and LBSCR corridor coach kits, amongst others. Given that these were, as previously mentioned, British Standard Gangways, there seems to be no obvious reason why the gate stock would have had something diff...
by Noel
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: New C&L Crowdfunding Project for P4 Plain Track
Replies: 7
Views: 759

Re: New C&L Crowdfunding Project for P4 Plain Track

Well that's £7.50 per m. Peco is £3 per m. In other words you are getting nothing for your risk. A fairer comparison is with the OO version https://www.clfinescale.co.uk/online-store/NEW-CODE-75-BULLHEAD-FLEXITRACK-OO-16-5-MM-60-FOOT-TRACK-PANELS-SELF-ASSEMBLY-WITH-HI-Hn-Nickle-Silver-Rail-2-Meter-...
by Noel
Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: MR Cattle Wagon
Replies: 8
Views: 886

Re: MR Cattle Wagon

The first vehicle does indeed appear to be an MR wagon, as per the Slater's kit, and was, therefore built before 1922. I'm not sure that the second is GW, as it looks though it is shorter than the others, which a GW one would not be; if it is GW then the doors imply a build date no later than 1927. ...

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