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by flying scotsman123
Fri Feb 28, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Fitted brake vans
Replies: 12
Views: 117

Re: Fitted brake vans

stuartp wrote:
Although described as 'fitted' the BR vans were in fact piped only (with the possible exception of one batch ?) and should not have vacuum cylinders.


Some certainly did, last summer we spent a good deal of time making it all work on one!
by flying scotsman123
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Fitted brake vans
Replies: 12
Views: 117

Re: Fitted brake vans

Bufferstop wrote:It's bauxite not grey so was a vacuum brake fitted van.


Not necessarily, fairly sure bauxite was for through-piped vehicles as well.
by flying scotsman123
Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Fitted brake vans
Replies: 12
Views: 117

Re: Fitted brake vans

Or to put it another way, in the absence of any visible brake hoses, what makes this https://www.hattons.co.uk/194080/bachmann_branchline_37_537b_ln01_20_ton_brake_van_in_br_bauxite_livery_b952497_pre_owned_like_new/stockdetail.aspx a fitted brake van? The fact it appears to have a vacuum cylinder?
by flying scotsman123
Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Southern passenger train question
Replies: 16
Views: 322

Re: Southern passenger train question

You may find this thread on RMWeb useful for coaching sets. King Arthurs did indeed have 6 wheel tenders, although I'm not sure if the latest Hornby release did one, if they did they're not so easy to come by. One could be pinched from an N class if you chose carefully as some were very similar, but...
by flying scotsman123
Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: I need to find 3D / relief lettering suppliers for signs
Replies: 6
Views: 294

Re: I need to find 3D / relief lettering suppliers for signs

Would etched brass letters like these or these (scroll ~2/3rds down) be any good?
by flying scotsman123
Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Are these semaphore signals right?
Replies: 14
Views: 1250

Re: Are these semaphore signals right?

gppsoftware wrote:
flying scotsman123 wrote:That's also the function of the white discs with the yellow stripe.


If I remember correctly, they were used at different times, however, since installed equipment lasted many years, there were often overlaps in usage.


I presumed they'd either be a different time period or different region.
by flying scotsman123
Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Are these semaphore signals right?
Replies: 14
Views: 1250

Re: Are these semaphore signals right?

Not sure what the LMS used, though I do know the GWR used dolly signals. They were ground shunting signals and many are still in use today. Basically a disk with a red line (Or yellow in certain instances) where the disc is pivoted in the middle, and if the disc turns so the red line is horizontal ...
by flying scotsman123
Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby flogging another dead horse
Replies: 9
Views: 363

Re: Hornby flogging another dead horse

End2end wrote:To be honest, working in the film industry, this franchise is well and truly dead


From a making new films perspective, maybe, but the brand itself clearly isn't.
by flying scotsman123
Fri Feb 07, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: Airbrush
Replies: 11
Views: 656

Re: Airbrush

For the first time I'm actually considering the purchase of an airbrush, I've always been put off by the faff of it all, and the expense. This looks pretty handy and not too badly priced, thanks for posting!
by flying scotsman123
Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: K1 to K4 conversion
Replies: 4
Views: 164

Re: K1 to K4 conversion

'The problem' for most folks are the sexy ogee curves of the footplating that was so characteristic of Doncaster during the Gresley regime. Bend it up from metal, use heat to soften plasticard and permanently reset it, are two ways I have had a go at this: with more or less success. . Another solut...
by flying scotsman123
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Question about BR Mk1 carriages
Replies: 20
Views: 445

Re: Question about BR Mk1 carriages

FS123 on your CK that you are doing up is there a door on the corridor side of the coach that lines up with the compartment having the "stretcher window". As having got the patient on board, there has to be some provision for getting the patient off, if the other side of the coach was nex...
by flying scotsman123
Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Question about BR Mk1 carriages
Replies: 20
Views: 445

Re: Question about BR Mk1 carriages

Wait and see if she spots the stretcher window on the compartment side of the CK ... Gosh, I'm well impressed! Never heard nor seen a mention of that anywhere before now. Verily, every day's a schoolday ... There weren't very many from what I gather - we think only one survived into preservation, h...
by flying scotsman123
Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Question about BR Mk1 carriages
Replies: 20
Views: 445

Re: Question about BR Mk1 carriages

Yep, water filler pipes for the toilet tanks, they also served has handrails when climbing up steps at the end onto the roof was a thing you could do. First class carriages should have them at both ends as they had a toilet at both ends, second class only one end for one set of two smaller toilets. ...
by flying scotsman123
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Christmas Diorama
Replies: 5
Views: 193

Re: Christmas Diorama

Thanks John, Ah Watlington, that's it, I was looking at a photo of it a little while ago, very similar to Chinnor as well. Alphagraphix seem to be one of those difficult to track down companies, no recent update on UKmodelshops, no obvious website, oh well I'll keep an eye out, thanks. :)
by flying scotsman123
Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Christmas Diorama
Replies: 5
Views: 193

Re: Christmas Diorama

Very nice John, can you remember where the station building comes from? Looks like a GWR design?

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