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by Lysander
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Old Wrenn loco
Replies: 18
Views: 385

Re: Old Wrenn loco

But surely, if it is running in reverse, it cannot be simply a lubrication problem?

Tony
by Lysander
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Matt's workbench
Replies: 14
Views: 882

Re: Matt's workbench

Some very nice work there. I particularly like the improvements to the Dapol tank and that 5 plank wagon is superb. I’m sure Geoff is watching those!

Tony
by Lysander
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Old Wrenn loco
Replies: 18
Views: 385

Re: Old Wrenn loco

Which model is it?

Tony
by Lysander
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1062
Views: 67349

Re: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

Those 40 tonners were monsters, in white metal they must be quite heavy. It'll be interesting to compare with your plastic version.Geoff T. This was, I think, the last kit produced by K's before they left the model railway market Geoff, and relatively few were produced. The body is plastic, with wi...
by Lysander
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Songs about trains.
Replies: 42
Views: 700

Re: Songs about trains.

The City of New Orleans - Arlo Guthrie [yes, I know Willie sang it too, but Arlo wrote it!]. Old No 1 - Guy Clark Chattanooga Choo Choo - Glenn Miller [and hundreds of others, I particularly like Asleep at the Wheel] Peace train - Cat Stevens Glendale Train - New Riders of the Purple Sage Canonball ...
by Lysander
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1062
Views: 67349

Re: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

I haven't built any freight for quite a while Geoff: unusual coaches have been my main preoccupation apart from, most recently, working on the club's exhibition layout in 'N'. However, after perhaps a decade of looking, I at last bagged a Keyser GWR 40 ton bogie coal wagon for just £8. These ancient...
by Lysander
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The Great Model Railway Challenge
Replies: 161
Views: 11404

Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge

Enjoyed it once it got going. As usual though, the presenters and judges annoyed me somewhat!

Tony
by Lysander
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Vandal Update
Replies: 17
Views: 647

Re: Vandal Update

I think you may have missed my point here. I am not implying that any poster on here values property over life. I am commenting more generally about societal attitudes towards notorious events like the trashing of the show, and particularly how the populist end of the tabloid media - and particularl...
by Lysander
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Vandal Update
Replies: 17
Views: 647

Re: Vandal Update

It appeared for a day or two on the BBC and now all is quiet. When the trial starts it'll appear again but, sadly, he's just another statistic. It's often very difficult not to think that society believes that property is more valuable than human life.....

Tony
by Lysander
Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Vandal Update
Replies: 17
Views: 647

Re: Vandal Update

I don’t need to know this, but that’s just my opinion. Responses to this new discussion need to be extremely temperate or I can see it going the way of the last one. Having spent 35 years working within the Criminal Justice system, this does not surprise me although it is disappointing. It is intere...
by Lysander
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: BULLEID COACHING STOCK HISTORY - The complete four part story inc all set & running numbers
Replies: 0
Views: 292

Re: BULLEID COACHING STOCK HISTORY - PARTS ONE, TWO & THREE

Interesting read. I always thought that the Tavern cars, as originally conceived, were a stylistic nightmare. I did not know that an ex-LNWR livery was trialled experimentally on coaches by BR however. Have you seen colour photographs of this?

Tony
by Lysander
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Would like some help identifying Ks johnson 0-4-0? Peco wagons
Replies: 15
Views: 496

Re: Would like some help identifying Ks johnson 0-4-0? Peco wagons

I have only ever seen one boxed unmade kit from the first series Bufferstop. It was a Craven Llewelyn model and sold for £30 - far more than I was prepared to pay (then or now!). I am still looking though.....

Tony
by Lysander
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Would like some help identifying Ks johnson 0-4-0? Peco wagons
Replies: 15
Views: 496

Re: Would like some help identifying Ks johnson 0-4-0? Peco wagons

Just to quietly highjack this thread for a while, the Craven Llewelyn wagons shown below are from the first series issued by Peco in the early '50s. They have very thin wooden sides and also came with card overlays for the solebars, something which Peco sadly abandoned not long after. This wagon is ...
by Lysander
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Would like some help identifying Ks johnson 0-4-0? Peco wagons
Replies: 15
Views: 496

Re: Would like some help identifying Ks johnson 0-4-0? Peco wagons

They are easy enough to build and unbuilt kits come with instructions in any case. You’ll need a sharp scalpel to cut / trim the nylon-type plastic that makes up the chassis. Ditch the wheels and use modern Bachmann or Hornby wagon wheels. Take care cutting and fitting the card end pieces as accurac...
by Lysander
Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Would like some help identifying Ks johnson 0-4-0? Peco wagons
Replies: 15
Views: 496

Re: Would like some help identifying Ks johnson 0-4-0? Peco wagons

Depending upon the age of your wagons, the body will either be constructed from pieces of thin wood ply or a one piece metal casting. In either case, embossed card overlays would have then been attached with something like impact adhesive. They can be reattached with care if they are coming away - t...

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