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Offline Hailstone

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Re: Wookery
« Reply #1770 on: September 10, 2018, 10:37:15 pm »
Super job :wonderfulmodelling:

Regards,

Alex

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Re: Wookery
« Reply #1771 on: September 11, 2018, 01:46:31 pm »
Great work on the houses Mike, got a lovely feel to them (if that makes sense without touching them)!   :hmmm:


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Re: Wookery
« Reply #1772 on: September 14, 2018, 05:52:10 pm »
As promised, a quick pic of my recent eBay bargain:

6102 checks out the mainline, pulling another recent purchase, an observation car......



I haven't been able to find out anything about this loco, when it was scrapped etc.
Do you have any info on it Chris?
Silly question  :smiley-laughing:

I'm probably going to have it VERY heavily weathered, to within an inch of it's life  :D
It doesn't like my track very much, front wheels derail a lot.
Curiously it runs perfectly backwards. I may try bending the bar that the front wheels are mounted on, put a little bit more downward pressure on them.

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Re: Wookery
« Reply #1773 on: September 14, 2018, 06:08:47 pm »
It was withdrawn from Severn Tunnel Junction in Aug 1959. An early casualty of the 61xx class.
http://www.brdatabase.info/
This is great for looking stuff up!
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Wookery
« Reply #1774 on: September 14, 2018, 06:16:08 pm »
Hmmm might have to get it renumbered then ☹️
Thanks mate

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Re: Wookery
« Reply #1775 on: September 14, 2018, 09:04:24 pm »
Probably a bit late now but I 'found' this bit of info:

http://www.railuk.info/steam/getsteam.php?row_id=2885

HTH

Dave G

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Re: Wookery
« Reply #1776 on: September 14, 2018, 09:32:29 pm »
Mine was bought from Ron (Lankyman). Somewhat noisy gears but runs through all my trackwork just fine......


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Re: Wookery
« Reply #1777 on: September 15, 2018, 12:06:20 am »
So jealous of the observation car :beers:

@Port Perran Thank you for posting the link :)

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Re: Wookery
« Reply #1778 on: September 15, 2018, 12:14:26 am »
As promised, a quick pic of my recent eBay bargain:

6102 checks out the mainline, pulling another recent purchase, an observation car......



I haven't been able to find out anything about this loco, when it was scrapped etc.
Do you have any info on it Chris?
Silly question  :smiley-laughing:

I'm probably going to have it VERY heavily weathered, to within an inch of it's life  :D
It doesn't like my track very much, front wheels derail a lot.
Curiously it runs perfectly backwards. I may try bending the bar that the front wheels are mounted on, put a little bit more downward pressure on them.

I would suggest checking the back to back first, this is often the cause

regards,

Alex

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Re: Wookery
« Reply #1779 on: September 15, 2018, 11:14:59 am »
I picked up the Obs car for 20 quid at a show recently 😋
Iíve heard the phrase back to backs but donít have a clue what it means  :-[

Quick question... BR(S) green coaches... what was the period when they had the large round BR emblem on the sides please?

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Re: Wookery
« Reply #1780 on: September 15, 2018, 03:30:08 pm »
Re Back to Back. Take a look here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eezAYGyRmHU

HTH

Someone will come along any moment now and tell you about liveries!

Dave G
« Last Edit: September 15, 2018, 03:31:46 pm by daveg »

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Re: Wookery
« Reply #1781 on: September 15, 2018, 09:30:49 pm »


Quick question... BR(S) green coaches... what was the period when they had the large round BR emblem on the sides please?


Probably the best folks are @Karhedron @Dorsetmike

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Re: Wookery
« Reply #1782 on: September 16, 2018, 12:38:10 pm »
Re Back to Back. Take a look here:

Thanks Dave, I'll have to buy me a gauge  :D
That was for wagons - do I need to take the wheels off engines or can they be tested in situ?
Do they adjust the same way?

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Re: Wookery
« Reply #1783 on: September 16, 2018, 03:30:47 pm »
Re Back to Back. Take a look here:

Thanks Dave, I'll have to buy me a gauge  :D
That was for wagons - do I need to take the wheels off engines or can they be tested in situ?
Do they adjust the same way?

I think they can be treated in a similar manner but be as gentle/careful as possible to avoid damaging contacts and other delicate bits, esp on kettles!

Dave G

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Re: Wookery
« Reply #1784 on: September 16, 2018, 05:23:34 pm »
I don't know, you bring a kettle onto the layout, and the next thing you know it's fetching in all sorts of foreigners!  :D



This was the reason for my livery request yesterday.
A dealer at the show yesterday had four BR(S) coaches.
Two had the BR roundel as above, and two didn't.
I remembered that pre-war they have SOUTHERN RAILWAY on them, but wasn't sure about these four BR types.
In the end I just plumped for the two above, as my WR choc/cream coaches carry the logo.
One guy suggested that the roundel coaches are used on named trains, as with the WR Cornish Riviera express.
He also showed me that the power car on a twin DMU carries it, but the trailing coach doesn't.
I would have liked to buy all four for one of my soccer special trains, but in the end I wasn't sure what was suitable for my 1965 dateline.
I thought the two brake composites would be a good start.

 

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