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by kelham
Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: The Ulpha Light Railway
Replies: 153
Views: 16923

Re: The Ulpha Light Railway

Some early mineral railways were built under the terms of The Regulation of Railways Act, 1868 which didn't usually allow for the transport of passengers – hence the need for a Light Railway Order later. This is from memory – I would advise anyone thinking of invoking this to check it out first! Ric...
by kelham
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: The Ulpha Light Railway
Replies: 153
Views: 16923

Re: The Ulpha Light Railway

Nice to see John Birkett's Bobbin Mill model has survived relatively unscathed.
by kelham
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: GWR Cordon twin tank kit
Replies: 7
Views: 1346

Re: GWR Cordon twin tank kit

As a follow-up, the 1936 General Appendix has a list of stations where coaches can be gassed while standing in the platform roads – via underground pipes. To no great surprise, the stations are:

Paddington
Swindon
Bristol TM
Exeter
Cardiff
Worcester
Wolverhampton
Birkenhead



Richard
by kelham
Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: GWR Cordon twin tank kit
Replies: 7
Views: 1346

Re: GWR Cordon twin tank kit

No, the concensus is that Cordons carried oil gas, and were purely for replenishing coach lighting etc. Stations not on town (or coal) gas were lit by oil lamps, latterly the more efficient Tilley lamps. More important stations often received electric lighting in the C20, but more remote stations we...
by kelham
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: The Ulpha Light Railway
Replies: 153
Views: 16923

Re: The Ulpha Light Railway

Norwood MRC was my club when I lived in London though I left just as the Ulpha layout was being planned – I moved to Norfolk and it seemed a bit far to travel for a club night. Norwood was one of the earliest clubs in London being founded in 1946. The remnants of the club have been working on a P4 l...
by kelham
Wed May 16, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: North Norfolk
Topic: Taking Shape?
Replies: 5
Views: 1603

Re: Taking Shape?

Flymo748 wrote:
kelham wrote:It really doesn't look as big as I thought it would...


Is it small, or is it far away?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXypyrutq_M

;-)
Cheers
Flymo



No, it's just down the road, Father.
by kelham
Tue May 15, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: North Norfolk
Topic: Taking Shape?
Replies: 5
Views: 1603

Taking Shape?

It really doesn't look as big as I thought it would...


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North Elmham
by kelham
Wed May 02, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 520
Views: 86764

Re: Brettell Road

I suspect that if you lived in mid-19th century Wolverhampton then Worcester would seem like Paradise. Probably not a lot changed in relative salubriousness since!
by kelham
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis
Replies: 196
Views: 33133

Re: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis

Likewise – I'll have two, please, when you're ready.


Richard Kelham
by kelham
Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Private Owner Wagons
Replies: 20
Views: 2052

Re: Private Owner Wagons

The Montague book has too little information ... and too many mistakes. given your area of interest 'Through Limestone Hills' by Bill Hudson ought to be high on your list.


Richard
by kelham
Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: North Norfolk
Topic: NNAG November meeting.
Replies: 2
Views: 736

Re: NNAG November meeting.

See you there


Richard
by kelham
Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Bachmann N class mogul p4 conversion
Replies: 24
Views: 4071

Re: Bachmann N class mogul p4 conversion

The new owners of Falcon Brass are selling etches only while they try to come to grips with what they have acquired. The K10 is listed as available in that form http://falconbrassworks.com/list.php?range=LSWR#tenderl


Richard
by kelham
Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:53 am
Forum: North Norfolk
Topic: NNAG October meeting
Replies: 4
Views: 984

Re: NNAG October meeting

Yes indeed, an enjoyable and useful evening with more good things in the future... Meanwhile I feel the urge to dust off my old Devilbiss airbrush (it's so long since I last saw it I can't even remember how to spell the name!)


Richard K
by kelham
Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis
Replies: 196
Views: 33133

Re: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis

I'm another who would be in the market for a 'proper' railmotor chassis etch as there's a couple of Mallards in my "things to do if I manage to retire before I go gaga/blind/etc" pile.


Richard
by kelham
Sat Sep 02, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Guy Rixon
Topic: Printed buffers for wagons
Replies: 62
Views: 13441

Re: Printed buffers for wagons

I'm not entirely sure what the springing conventions for 7mm scale are either. I'll have to do some digging... Otherwise I'd be interested in being the guinea pig. I'll have a dig around.


Richard
by kelham
Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Guy Rixon
Topic: Printed buffers for wagons
Replies: 62
Views: 13441

Re: Printed buffers for wagons

How easy would it be to scale up the files to 7mm scale? Yes, I know this is a 4mm scale Forum...I'm just asking! I'm thinking in particular of the LNWR buffer housings.


Richard
by kelham
Sun Aug 06, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR Diagram V2 Van
Replies: 42
Views: 8228

Re: GWR Diagram V2 Van

Looking really nice!



Richard
by kelham
Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: North Norfolk
Topic: NNAG August meeting.
Replies: 1
Views: 659

Re: NNAG August meeting.

See you there! Personally, I can live without the bells *does Quasimodo impression*...
by kelham
Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: Craig Warton
Topic: wagon building progress.
Replies: 84
Views: 21690

Re: wagon building progress.

You can't go wrong with a few D299s in your yard! I should perhaps have put LMS and LNER in inverted commas as of course all the wagons are likely still to be in their pre-group livery – much more fun. As you're doing the DN&S you could have rather more LSWR wagons than the bald statistics would...
by kelham
Sat Jul 22, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Craig Warton
Topic: wagon building progress.
Replies: 84
Views: 21690

Re: wagon building progress.

I'm not intimately acquainted with the Brian Morgan etches but could your problems with the Geen 3-planker have anything to do with the fact that the prototype was only 15' 6" long. Trying to fit a 16' underframe under one of those would be a sure source of grief! When will you be starting on t...
by kelham
Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: North Norfolk
Topic: New Area Group
Replies: 5
Views: 1338

Re: New Area Group

...and we had Morris dancers to 'entertain' us. Despite that it was a good and useful evening.



Richard
by kelham
Wed May 17, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis
Replies: 196
Views: 33133

Re: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis

Jeremy, please add my name to your list as I have a couple of unstarted Mallard kits sitting in my "if I'm still fit enough when I finally retire" drawer.


Richard Kelham
by kelham
Wed Jun 16, 2010 7:12 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Question on wagon springs
Replies: 3
Views: 2134

Re: Question on wagon springs

Coming to this one rather belatedly... Definitely an exMR D299 wagon still fitted with the original Ellis axleboxes. It also seems to have bottom doors which many (all?) of the D299s had. The door banger and the strip on the door is non-original though.The brakes on this side look to be original too...
by kelham
Tue Feb 16, 2010 12:21 am
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: What's inside a goods shed?
Replies: 46
Views: 21008

Re: What's inside a goods shed?

I've seen a photo somewhere (but can't remember where) of a crane inside a GWR goods shed. It consisted of a vertical wooden column with bearings at the base and at the top (attached to a roof beam) so that it could pivot. Attached to this was a fixed gibbet arm from which the hook depended. I think...
by kelham
Thu Aug 20, 2009 9:04 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Wagon kit detailing
Replies: 9
Views: 3513

Re: Wagon kit detailing

I think in their own terms they are very decent kits. They are an excellent basis for a model, and I have packed a couple of unmade Slaters minerals to take with me on a longish overseas posting. You have to be careful about internal ironwork on these wagons - the few photos show that there is cons...

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