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Re: Wookery
« Reply #60 on: April 21, 2014, 07:40:53 pm »
A quick check reveals that, alas, the Lima Palethorpes Sausage Van is indeed not authentic, they are merely inside framed GWR SIPHON Gs with spurious Palethorpes livery applied (I bought mine for use as a BR WR dirty brown livery parcels van but will need to transplant the body onto one of my spare Dapol outside frame Siphon chassis).

Genuine Palethorpes sausage vans were :-

GWR Diagram O46 6-wheeled van (I'd like to make one of these as my father remembers seeing them on the WR)

LMS Diagram 1955 6-wheeled van

LMS Diagram 1957 bogie van

LMS Diagram 1958 4-wheeled van

LMS Diagram 2001 bogie corridor van

I think kits are / were available for the GWR one and, at least one of the LMS ones?
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Re: Wookery
« Reply #61 on: April 21, 2014, 07:43:34 pm »
I look forward to seeing the new dairy / creamery next to your station, Mike.

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Re: Wookery
« Reply #62 on: April 21, 2014, 08:04:46 pm »
Growing up in  Wiltshire, I remember (in the dim and distant past!) seeing the daily "Sausage & Souls " trains to/ from the Harris Sausage factory near Calne. Running to Chippenham, On the Calne branch,  consisting of a single passenger coach(usually) and one/two sausage vans. For the life of me, I can't remember which vans were used in those days but I have some pictures, somewhere, which I can look up.
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Re: Wookery
« Reply #63 on: April 21, 2014, 08:58:27 pm »
The Harris Sausage Vans I was not aware of, Port Perran. Sounds very interesting. If you find the pics. I'd love to see them. (I do know about the Harris factory and the Clane branch though.)

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Re: Wookery
« Reply #64 on: April 21, 2014, 10:03:25 pm »
I'll look them up.
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Re: Wookery
« Reply #65 on: April 22, 2014, 08:14:27 am »

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Re: Wookery
« Reply #66 on: April 22, 2014, 12:07:18 pm »
GWR Diagram O46 6-wheeled van (I'd like to make one of these as my father remembers seeing them on the WR)

NTastic do the GWR/WR version

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LMS Diagram 1955 6-wheeled van

Mill Lane Sidings

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LMS Diagram 1957 bogie van

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LMS Diagram 1958 4-wheeled van

Mill lane sidings although I believe it's been discontinued

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LMS Diagram 2001 bogie corridor van

Me (both versions)

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I think kits are / were available for the GWR one and, at least one of the LMS ones?

All of them are covered I believe. There was also an earlier LNWR one I think. I'd have to look in the book.

For the Siphon the Lima body is indeed bogus for the Palethorpes livery.

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Re: Wookery
« Reply #67 on: April 22, 2014, 05:33:06 pm »
I'll look them up.
The pictures I have are not great but it looks like the vans were old Siphon G's (usually 2) although in one photo it appears that they  also used 4 wheel box vans. These were unmarked and didn't carry any C&T Harris logos etc.
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Re: Wookery
« Reply #68 on: April 22, 2014, 06:01:59 pm »
Many thanks Alan (Etched Pixels) and Martin (Port Perran).

I think the Castle Estate will also have a line of Cornish Sausages to add to the goods traffic on the Castle Estate Branch at Cant Cove. Another use for Siphon Gs and box vans, then. Maybe I'll make some tiny Castle Cornish Sausages stickers to go on the vans!

The N'tasic Website does not make it easy to find the GWR/WR Sausage Van. 8-( Only the GWR/BR S13 Fish Van comes up. (Although that would be interesting to model, too, for me.)

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Re: Wookery
« Reply #69 on: April 22, 2014, 06:10:44 pm »
Those Cornish sausages sound very tasty !!
Can't (no pun intended) wait to try one drekly.
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Re: Wookery
« Reply #70 on: April 22, 2014, 06:33:41 pm »
The Castle Estate has very entrepreneurial management! 8-) Cornish sausages with Cornish beer should be very popular! 8-) And, of course, they should be producing genuine Cornish pasties, too.

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Re: Wookery
« Reply #71 on: April 22, 2014, 07:35:48 pm »
And, of course, they should be producing genuine Cornish pasties, too.

That's absolutely NO Carrots.  Very little causes as much fervour down here as supposedly genuine Cornish pasties with carrots inside !!!
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Re: Wookery
« Reply #72 on: April 22, 2014, 07:49:10 pm »
Oh, yes, I do realise, NO carrots, Martin. I used to buy and enjoy Ginsters (I believe they also made them for Marks & Spencer, too?)

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Re: Wookery
« Reply #73 on: April 29, 2014, 05:15:04 pm »
It's amazing what you can achieve if you just have the bottle to give it a try.
A friend told me that he doesn't use Seep point motors as the soldering is too difficult.
I went into my local shop yesterday for Peco motors and they persuaded me that Seep are cheaper, more robust, and can have built in accessory switches.
I had no soldering experience prior to starting the wiring of my rails, and I just sat down to have a go with these.
Result.....



I think I'll award myself a star  :D
Mind you, I have 4 x 25 wire connectors to solder yet, which will be the big test.
Get all the wiring right, with all the points and LEDs working, and I think it will be a GOLD star

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Re: Wookery
« Reply #74 on: April 29, 2014, 05:39:36 pm »
Mike, I truly am super impressed. I'm trying to avoid even trying soldering.

 

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