late 1970s weedkilling train and parcels train in n gauge

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late 1970s weedkilling train and parcels train in n gauge

Postby jamwrx » Sat Jul 23, 2011 9:50 pm

hi im thinking of doing a weedkilling train and a parcels train for my new layout once i have the space,so going to do these to keep me busy until then has anybody got any pics or ideas where i could get some of the stock from,i dont mind painting rtr stock. thanks

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Re: late 1970s weedkilling train and parcels train in n gauge

Postby Gladstone 90 » Sat Jul 23, 2011 11:32 pm

Made me think of this page which mentions weed-killer trains near the bottom.
http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/gansg/4-rstock/04arstock8.htm
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Re: late 1970s weedkilling train and parcels train in n gauge

Postby jamwrx » Sun Jul 24, 2011 10:46 am

cheers for that

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Re: late 1970s weedkilling train and parcels train in n gauge

Postby EtchedPixels » Tue Jul 26, 2011 5:46 pm

The most well known one was probably the Chipmans rake - which was a mix of mostly ex SR stock. Doable from kits with a bit of hacking but not from RTR. This used SR bogie scenery vans an ex SR brake and tankers. It did help to ensure that some of these vehicles survived long enough to be preserved.

Some of the other rakes in the 1970s were even neater and it seems the engineers could evade most of the rules on everything being blue/grey as the GW weedkiller train was ex GWR and LMS coaches and a DMU trailer end in chocolate and cream + some tankers

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Re: late 1970s weedkilling train and parcels train in n gauge

Postby jamwrx » Tue Jul 26, 2011 11:54 pm

thanks for that great help iv found one pic of the train with a dmu on the end but its red and cream with three black tta wagons.

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Re: late 1970s weedkilling train and parcels train in n gauge

Postby thebritfarmer » Wed Jul 27, 2011 12:15 am

http://www.flickr.com/photos/semmytrail ... otostream/

This looks interesting, can some identify the carriages at the end?
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Re: late 1970s weedkilling train and parcels train in n gauge

Postby CaptainElectra » Wed Jul 27, 2011 7:57 am

They are ex-LMS coaches, so could possibly be bashed from GF Staniers or Ultima components.

Have a look here:

http://www.departmentals.com/search.php?searchValue=weedkiller&btn=search

http://www.departmentals.com/photo/99903b
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Re: late 1970s weedkilling train and parcels train in n gauge

Postby BernardTPM » Wed Jul 27, 2011 8:54 am

Not just LMS Stanier/Porthole stock; the two full brakes are ex-GW (possibly K41/K42 and a K44) and the DMU driving trailer is an early Gloucester. Altogether an interesting mix.

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Re: late 1970s weedkilling train and parcels train in n gauge

Postby jamwrx » Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:43 pm

thebritfarmer wrote:http://www.flickr.com/photos/semmytrailer/3336152140/sizes/l/in/photostream/

This looks interesting, can some identify the carriages at the end?


they are the coaches iv seen in a pic with a class 25 pulling the but cant upload it here sorry


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