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by HowardGWR
Wed Nov 02, 2011 6:00 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Crownline 61xx Conversion to 51xx
Replies: 14
Views: 4757

Re: Crownline 61xx Conversion to 51xx

Don't forget the squat cab roof on the newer 5101 engines. That's why the Airfix 61xx is best used for those. Nobody mentioned 'era'. Some older engines received more changes pre-war, smaller wheels, curved framing. When I made my plans (8th Nov 1933 is my 'era'), I consulted the RCTS book and acqui...
by HowardGWR
Wed Nov 02, 2011 8:30 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Crownline 61xx Conversion to 51xx
Replies: 14
Views: 4757

Re: Crownline 61xx Conversion to 51xx

I'm sure David Geen still has plans to produce a kit for one, if not both, of the big Churchward 2-6-2Ts. .... From his website: We have also placed orders to have the following kits produced: GWR 31xx class 2-6-2t. Churchwards large prairie GWR 3150 class. The large boilered version of the 31xx. G...
by HowardGWR
Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:51 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Standard RCH wagon underframe kits
Replies: 22
Views: 7123

Re: Standard RCH wagon underframe kits

Thanks Paul. Re-reading my comment I made 'etchers' sound like a disease! Hope my intentions were clear.
by HowardGWR
Sat Oct 29, 2011 4:17 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Standard RCH wagon underframe kits
Replies: 22
Views: 7123

Re: Standard RCH wagon underframe kits

I've emailed Brian Morgan to ascertain his current offering. A while back he informed us he was suffering with etchers and feared a big price increase.
by HowardGWR
Thu Oct 20, 2011 3:22 pm
Forum: Bristol
Topic: Re: Bristol group Activities
Replies: 11
Views: 7361

Re: Bristol group Activities

Many thanks Tim (photos). I now know who Paul Townsend is even though I've spoken to him several times at HMRS meetings. The HMRS people are very friendly but it takes me about a year on average to discover from each, who's who! I shall write off list as I owe him an apology, but I previously didn't...
by HowardGWR
Thu Oct 20, 2011 11:47 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Standard RCH wagon underframe kits
Replies: 22
Views: 7123

Re: Standard RCH wagon underframe kits

I've got the Tourret Tome, but I found your explanations helpful, thanks Craig. Ii should point out that, despite my chosen monniker, I think the difficulty of producing a standard RCH u/f kit is that there were different implementations and of course if a bunch of LNER, LMS, or SR van bodies (or wa...
by HowardGWR
Wed Oct 19, 2011 12:33 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Standard RCH wagon underframe kits
Replies: 22
Views: 7123

Re: Standard RCH wagon underframe kits

I've got a bunch of GWR diagram V24 bodies and some MOGO ones (if that means anything to you!) which are the same size. The Parkside BR u/fs are the right size and a couple of years ago the owner did kindly offer me a cut price for just the bare bones BR one without all the kit gubbins that I don't ...
by HowardGWR
Fri Oct 14, 2011 3:42 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Standard RCH wagon underframe kits
Replies: 22
Views: 7123

Re: Standard RCH wagon underframe kits

I wouldn't buy any more as I can make cheaper alternatives now.


Intrigued Craig, do expand and discuss please. :)
by HowardGWR
Fri Oct 14, 2011 12:05 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Standard RCH wagon underframe kits
Replies: 22
Views: 7123

Standard RCH wagon underframe kits

This follows on from earlier correspondence on RTR wagon bodies. Bill Bedford does underframe kits (see <http://www.eileensemporium.com/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=eny_fly_default.tpl&product_id=5845&category_id=288&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=9> as example). Not...
by HowardGWR
Thu Sep 15, 2011 7:33 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Hornby 28xx Ultrascale conversion
Replies: 13
Views: 5699

Re: Hornby 28xx Ultrascale conversion

This was as helpful as I hoped it would be, many thanks to both of you. I still wish Hornby made HO. I could then get on with just the scenery.
by HowardGWR
Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:21 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Hornby 28xx Ultrascale conversion
Replies: 13
Views: 5699

Hornby 28xx Ultrascale conversion

Hattons have an offer of about £65 for this model. The Ultrascale site quotes a price of £120 for a conversion kit to P4. Apart from weeping bitterly at the injustice of it all (I assume a mass-produced P4 Hornby would be about £100 (?)), but thankful that it can at least be achieved, I would be int...
by HowardGWR
Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:24 am
Forum: Flymo748
Topic: Beer and Buckjumpers
Replies: 474
Views: 144556

Re: Beer and Buckjumpers

I thought the teak vehicle looked suitably authentic as it was (could be the photo) and reminded me of the George Iliffe Stokes approach to realism. Looked fine as it was, congratulations !!
by HowardGWR
Sun Jun 26, 2011 9:30 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Eileen's open day
Replies: 5
Views: 2983

Re: Eileen's open day

Lydney Docks Gordon and Tim My wife and i were also 'nosing' there a few weeks ago and the displays mounted around the site were most illuminating. I thought it could make a tremendous model (during the coal loading stage days of course). One would have to model facing landwards, the Severn is a bit...
by HowardGWR
Fri Jun 17, 2011 10:07 pm
Forum: Lathe Work
Topic: profiling EM wheels to P4
Replies: 59
Views: 20572

Re: profiling EM wheels to P4

NAG is what your Wife does only louder


Take that back Ken or it will be soldering irons at dawn. :)

I suspect that someone who would offer a re-profiling service by post could get takers.
by HowardGWR
Thu Jun 16, 2011 10:26 pm
Forum: Lathe Work
Topic: profiling EM wheels to P4
Replies: 59
Views: 20572

Re: profiling EM wheels to P4

What's NAG
by HowardGWR
Mon May 30, 2011 9:09 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Railex 2011 Borchester
Replies: 2
Views: 2233

Railex 2011 Borchester

Did anyone have a good look at Borchester at the weekend? I just wondered if they still carry out all Frank Dyer's stringent attempts at prototype operation and (I've looked at a few photos) have they changed the stud contact system. I couldn't tell from the photos on the net. Was it all bells and w...
by HowardGWR
Thu May 19, 2011 7:51 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: GWR Siphon g
Replies: 7
Views: 3950

Re: GWR Siphon g

Phil
The pacific is nicely filthed. It looks more BR in that condition. Which year does it represent?

On Siphons the bogies were swapped around a lot. Again, which era?

Out of interest John Lewis is planning a new issue of this Siphon information so watch out for that one.
by HowardGWR
Thu May 19, 2011 6:18 pm
Forum: Railmotors, Railcars and Multiple Units
Topic: GWR Railmotor
Replies: 36
Views: 18696

Re: GWR Railmotor

Yes of course I knew all that but I was remiss in not stating that I assumed that they nearly always had an extra coach added, or indeed a van. This of course slowed them down and led to the auto train. I only cited Fairford due to its curious extension beyond the last station which of course was no...
by HowardGWR
Thu May 19, 2011 9:25 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: GWR 27XX and 57XX comparision
Replies: 23
Views: 9752

Re: GWR 27XX and 57XX comparision

Of course I looked it up. 2743 didn't get pannier tanks until June 1933, for instance. Some of the smaller wheeled tanks (2021 class) as late as 1935. The whole thing is arbitrary of course, in this sense. It was the introduction of the B4 type boiler with a Belpaire firebox that brought about the c...
by HowardGWR
Thu May 19, 2011 8:41 am
Forum: Railmotors, Railcars and Multiple Units
Topic: GWR Railmotor
Replies: 36
Views: 18696

Re: GWR Railmotor

The other thing that springs to my mind concerns rail motor operation. Assuming the layout involves a terminus (which of course Clutton would not), how does one niftily turn the thing around? I've made the same point about auto trains, where one needs to change head and tail lamps at a terminus and ...
by HowardGWR
Wed May 18, 2011 9:14 pm
Forum: Railmotors, Railcars and Multiple Units
Topic: GWR Railmotor
Replies: 36
Views: 18696

Re: GWR Railmotor

What a lovely and interesting thread. I didn't want to batt on about GWR on this forum, but in the modelling sense, Ii had an idea resulting from your excellent efforts David. The steam rail motor has a vertical boiler (I suppose we might call it a coffee pot?). Thus, perhaps with the aid of one of ...
by HowardGWR
Mon May 16, 2011 8:36 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: GWR 27XX and 57XX comparision
Replies: 23
Views: 9752

Re: GWR 27XX and 57XX comparision

Thanks Tim and Martin. I just hope Bruce sees that there is a journey to make in this modelling malarky and making pannier tanks for engines that didn't have them does not seem to even conform to the Rev Peter Denny's 'two foot' rule. I was so sorry not to get to the EMGS Show this year but I unders...
by HowardGWR
Mon May 16, 2011 12:22 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: GWR 27XX and 57XX comparision
Replies: 23
Views: 9752

Re: GWR 27XX and 57XX comparision

Bruce said he wanted a pre-grouping version and so he will be well-advised to decide which year he is modelling and which engine. They were all but 4, saddle tanks originally so that would seem important. Perhaps if Bruce tells me which day and which month and which year he is modelling and then fin...
by HowardGWR
Mon May 09, 2011 12:26 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: GWR locomotive frame colour
Replies: 3
Views: 2243

Re: GWR locomotive frame colour

Bruce, only between smokebox and firebox. I had a look at Guy Wiliams' book and he doesn't mention this point (he usually does, splasher tops black was his favourite remark). Nothing is said about tender frames so I assume they should be black both sides. The above only applies from 1906 onwards AAUI.
by HowardGWR
Fri Apr 22, 2011 7:57 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Clearning your air brush
Replies: 1
Views: 2631

Re: Clearning your air brush

I asked my wife 'where are those dental brush things then'? 'I cleaned round them on the shelf so long i thought, blow i'll use them myself', she replied. They were a freebie from the dentist too. ;)

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