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by kelham
Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: North London Group
Topic: Bodmin
Replies: 25
Views: 2351

Re: Bodmin

Noel With regard to note 2 in your earlier post, the 4-plank GWR wagon tipping at Fowey was one of a batch numbered 01142 to 01211 hired from Birmingham in November 1903 and mostly off-hire in 1921. During that time of course they were converted to spring buffers etc and registered by the GWR. I'm n...
by kelham
Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: North London Group
Topic: Bodmin
Replies: 25
Views: 2351

Re: Bodmin

Regarding wartime pooling, china clay wagons would presumably have been Non-Pool – like tased loadstone wagons and tankers. I would have thought the same, but the two photographs in J. H. Russell "Freight Wagons and Loads in service on the GWR and BR, WR" referred to under 3) in mine of 5...
by kelham
Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: North London Group
Topic: Bodmin
Replies: 25
Views: 2351

Re: Bodmin

I have been collecting material on Cornish POs – if I live long enough it may find its way into print! Richard Kelham Hurry up with your book. You have one purchaser already. I would be interested to know how you accumulated the information as it seems information is scarce. Thanks. Good to know I'...
by kelham
Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: North London Group
Topic: Bodmin
Replies: 25
Views: 2351

Re: Bodmin

The wagons were accurate models derived from some photos of Bodmin taken c1925. As Noel says, Renwick Wilton wagons could be seen anywhere in the West Country – including Bodmin. The 1925 photos also depicted a New Rock Colliery wagon from Somerset as well as the ECC coal wagons. I vaguely remember ...
by kelham
Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Ulpha Light Railway
Replies: 188
Views: 32051

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: Ulpha Light Railway
Replies: 188
Views: 32051

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: 1978

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: 1978

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: Ulpha Light Railway
Replies: 188
Views: 32051

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: 2153

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: 2153

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: 550
Views: 116899

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: 226
Views: 50376

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: 2880

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: 981

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: 5375

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: 1361

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: 226
Views: 50376

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: 16651

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: 16651

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: 10708

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: 878

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: 88
Views: 30165

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: 88
Views: 30165

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: 1747

Re: New Area Group

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



Richard

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