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by Lord Colnago
Wed Jan 01, 2014 11:29 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Which transfers for 12 ton vans
Replies: 5
Views: 2303

Re: Which transfers for 12 ton vans

Hi Chris,

You have the choice of Modelmaster or Fox Transfers. I've used both and have no complaints. I don't think Cambridge Custom Transfers do anything covering the TOPS period. If I'm wrong, you'll soon know! Happy New Year.

John.,
by Lord Colnago
Wed Dec 04, 2013 7:06 pm
Forum: Lord Colnago
Topic: A head above the parapet
Replies: 5
Views: 3131

Re: A head above the parapet

A very nice man has pointed out a silly mistake in my last posting. I managed to put the before shot in instead of the after one. Try this one instead.

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by Lord Colnago
Wed Dec 04, 2013 11:12 am
Forum: Lord Colnago
Topic: A head above the parapet
Replies: 5
Views: 3131

Re: A head above the parapet

As promised, here is a picture or two showing how I sorted out the error previously shown. The central rigging piece referred to below hasn't yet been fitted to this one but it does give a clearer view of what I'm talking about and yes, I did make the same mistake twice! I must have been having a re...
by Lord Colnago
Wed Dec 04, 2013 10:38 am
Forum: Lord Colnago
Topic: A head above the parapet
Replies: 5
Views: 3131

Re: A head above the parapet

Hi Tony,

Fitting AJs in amongst that lot isn't a problem as I won't be doing it! I may well run fixed rakes with AJs on the outside only, in which case, I very much doubt that there will be any clasp brake chassis at the outer ends. Anything for an easy life.

John.
by Lord Colnago
Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:17 pm
Forum: Lord Colnago
Topic: A head above the parapet
Replies: 5
Views: 3131

A head above the parapet

I have been pondering the wisdom of putting my head above the parapet for a little while and have finally decided that the pros outweigh the cons, so here I am. I felt that it was about time that I joined those other committee members and officers who have been brave enough to show us what they do a...
by Lord Colnago
Mon Sep 30, 2013 5:51 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2013
Replies: 476
Views: 101839

Re: Scaleforum 2013

OK, now its the Chairman's turn to have his say. Firstly, let me say that I had a thoroughly good time ALL weekend and even the required Sunday morning recovery period was fairly easy! Whether the new venue was a factor or not, I couldn't say but my wallet wasn't so much emptied as torn to shreds. I...
by Lord Colnago
Mon Sep 23, 2013 3:55 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2013
Replies: 476
Views: 101839

Re: Scaleforum 2013

As you will have seen from Terry's posting, 11 layouts and 51 traders at Scaleforum so there should be something for everyone. Terry has put in a lot of hard work to put the show together and now its up to you, the membership, to ensure that that work pays off. Big layouts were requested and that re...
by Lord Colnago
Sun Aug 25, 2013 11:03 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2013
Replies: 476
Views: 101839

Re: Scaleforum 2013

Further to my earlier message, I should have said that Bob will be ably assisted by Joe Foster and we are equally grateful to him for his efforts to maintain Dave's presence at the show.

John Chambers
by Lord Colnago
Sun Aug 25, 2013 5:12 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2013
Replies: 476
Views: 101839

Re: Scaleforum 2013

A little more trader information. Unfortunately Dave Bradwell will be unable to attend due to a family illness. However, his stand will be present, manned by Bob How and we are grateful to him for doing so. Our thought are with Dave at this difficult time for him.

John Chambers.
by Lord Colnago
Tue Oct 30, 2012 4:41 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Container liveries 1976-80
Replies: 4
Views: 2380

Re: Container liveries 1976-80

Hi Bryan, Thanks for that. I am familiar with Paul's site but he has added a few more images since my last visit, so it was worth another look. Paul's site concentrates on Freightliner Ltd. containers (unless I've missed something) but I'm more interested in the shipping companies container liveries...
by Lord Colnago
Mon Oct 29, 2012 3:46 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Container liveries 1976-80
Replies: 4
Views: 2380

Container liveries 1976-80

This query is more about what is carried on wagons rather than the wagons themselves, so please forgive the liberty. I am researching containers and their liveries during the late 1970s. I have the "life and times" series book on freightliners which is useful up to a point and I have found...
by Lord Colnago
Thu Feb 09, 2012 10:04 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: LMS Axlebox/spring casting, J hanger type
Replies: 4
Views: 2461

Re: LMS Axlebox/spring casting, J hanger type

Thanks for the replies so far. Justin, I will in all likelihood use Bill Bedfords springing units, not sure if Masokits do the right type for this vehicle, if they do, I don't have any in stock at present. Will and Craig, I'll check out Comet and 5522. If I have no joy there, I'll rub the w-irons of...
by Lord Colnago
Thu Feb 09, 2012 2:29 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: LMS Axlebox/spring casting, J hanger type
Replies: 4
Views: 2461

LMS Axlebox/spring casting, J hanger type

I am about to embark on a build of a Connoiseur Models 20t LMS brake van, which will have sprung suspension. I would like to replace the castings for the axlebox/spring, which are nicely cast, but sadly for me, integrally with the w-iron. I have looked at the alternative of using the axlebox/spring ...

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