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by Lysander
Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: A very short GWR bogie coach
Replies: 9
Views: 331

Re: A very short GWR bogie coach

I shall ignore your humour, but only if you behave...

Tony
by Lysander
Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: A very short GWR bogie coach
Replies: 9
Views: 331

Re: A very short GWR bogie coach

Mountain wrote:Its looking excellent, but would 13Amp fuses be better?


Why? They are the same size.

Tony
by Lysander
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: A very short GWR bogie coach
Replies: 9
Views: 331

A very short GWR bogie coach

Yet another Triang Clerestory conversion, this time a low-roofed 38'6" Brake Third to [almost] Dia D15. The build, now well established, will be updated regularly. Hope you like it. Unfortunately I have not been able to find a non-copyright photo of the real thing to post here. https://srmg.org...
by Lysander
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Blessed Historic Remains.
Replies: 10
Views: 223

Re: Blessed Historic Remains.

Ah, thanks. I seem to remember the term now.

Tony
by Lysander
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Shortest coaches?
Replies: 35
Views: 810

Re: Shortest coaches?

Oddly, Hornby re-released the original short Clerestories, for a while (recentleyish), in sets with the Achilles class 4-2-2 loco Lord of The Isles. Talk about flogging a dead horse though.... That said, the liveries were quite well applied and I suppose that the loco at least ran more smoothly than...
by Lysander
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Tinwald is back!
Replies: 37
Views: 1028

Re: Tinwald is back!

Always enjoy seeing busy layouts, keep the photos coming!

Tony
by Lysander
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Shortest coaches?
Replies: 35
Views: 810

Re: Shortest coaches?

Were later clerestory coaches longer? I might have misunderstood you Mountain, but the original Triang and later Hornby produced Clerestories were short, panelled, non-corridor coaches which matched no specific prototype and sported BR Mk1 bogies. The much later Hornby Clerestories were full length...
by Lysander
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Blessed Historic Remains.
Replies: 10
Views: 223

Re: Blessed Historic Remains.

Isn’t that called bridge rail?

Tony
by Lysander
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Shortest coaches?
Replies: 35
Views: 810

Re: Shortest coaches?

And pleasingly vintage, too.

Tony
by Lysander
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Wandle Park
Replies: 41
Views: 2029

Re: Wandle Park

A new addition is this Hornby E2 I picked up at Uckfield show for the princely sum of £24.00. This loco will have the dubious honour of being the guinea pig for my first attempt at re-painting & re-numbering :wink:Wandle Park Layout 007.jpg These are an extremely easy repaint if SR Black is wha...
by Lysander
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Shortest coaches?
Replies: 35
Views: 810

Re: Shortest coaches?

Interesting looking model. More photos?

I've nearly finished making a GWR D15 3rd. Brake, a 38'6" bogie coach. Pretty short. I'll post photos when it's complete.

Tony
by Lysander
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Shortest coaches?
Replies: 35
Views: 810

Re: Shortest coaches?

Ratio 4 wheelers are fine: they are based on prototypes (although the Comp is a couple of mm too long), are easy to construct and if weighted and given metal wheels (essential), run well. The only downside is flash: the moulds are now ancient. Buy earlier releases via eBay to get kits with cleaner, ...
by Lysander
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Quick questions about Ratio re-wheels
Replies: 6
Views: 319

Re: Quick questions about Ratio re-wheels

Using Bachmann or Hornby wheelsets should not be a problem 6C. They might be slightly oversized for your vehicle but unless you are an absolute purist, it shouldn't worry you. Do sink some brass bearings into the holes for the pin-points however - that will ensure free running. I've done this to all...
by Lysander
Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hattons Raising Funds
Replies: 17
Views: 770

Re: Hattons Raising Funds

Blimey! Heljan Metropolitan Bo-Bo locos for £64!

Tony

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