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GWR Siphons
« on: February 23, 2018, 10:19:50 pm »
G'day everyone,

I want to create a parcels train on my layout which is in the BR blue era and I noticed recently while reading a book that GWR Siphons (I believe G or J) lasted long enough to be painted in BR blue. I have a couple siphons mostly H and one G. I am looking at repainting a few into BR Blue, did they last long enough to receive this treatment? I assume not. Just looking at saving a bit of money buying up new parcels stock.

Regards Connor 

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Re: GWR Siphons
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2018, 10:24:27 pm »
defo yes for the syphon Gs not so sure about the Hs though.

Syphon G clearly visible in this shot -
http://www.michaeltaylor.ca/old/130.htm

Also in the rake behind the blue class 31 in post 138 here -
http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/66383-modelling-a-traditional-parcels-train/page-6

Best wishes
Simon

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Re: GWR Siphons
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2018, 10:28:28 pm »
Another one just entering the shot here as well -
https://farm5.static.flickr.com/4204/34990853040_fa39a72fd5_b.jpg

Best wishes
Simon

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Re: GWR Siphons
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2018, 10:29:25 pm »
You may be requiring the Lima model with the internal framing rather than the Dapol one with the external framework sides.

Best wishes
Simon

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Re: GWR Siphons
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2018, 11:16:37 pm »
You want the Lima Siphon G internal framed body on the Dapol Siphon chassis, suitably hacked because the bogies have NEM pockets that stick out miles beyond the buffers.
Its not worth the thesis behind this story, but trust me its about as long as the time since Dapol started their Siphons in 2005.
Lima Siphons were the only Siphons that were in blue (parcels) or olive green (Enparts).

HTH
Bob

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Re: GWR Siphons
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2018, 11:29:35 pm »
The Lima ENPARTS one is in blue too.
Takahachikawa - Japanese and other trains

Birmingham Knotmore Street - (ex) GWR mainline through the Midlands

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Re: GWR Siphons
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2018, 01:56:51 am »
Osbourns Models do a kit using  a Dapol siphon and laser printed sides.

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Re: GWR Siphons
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2018, 07:57:57 am »
The Lima ENPARTS one is in blue too.
Apologies - yes it is, but it needs a wash of olive green to be authentic.

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Re: GWR Siphons
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2018, 08:11:55 am »
Examples of the Lima wagons on EBay at the moment
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3-xLima-N-Gauge-BR-Blue-livery-parcel-freight-wagons-VGC/302643393642?epid=21014611391&hash=item4676f3b46a:g:w5YAAOSwIUxaeeQs
You wouldnt want to pay much more than the asking price for these, but you can see what we are talking about.
In their day (they were produced in the 1970s and early1980s) these were some of the best Lima N models for accuracy.

The Enparts is in engineers olive green here - http://PaulBartlett.zenfolio.com/gwrsiphon/efe5359d
And this is a good blue one like the Lima here - http://PaulBartlett.zenfolio.com/gwrsiphon/e7bd3683

HTH
Bob

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Re: GWR Siphons
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2018, 09:30:05 am »
By the mid 70's the livery of all the Enparts vehicles was grime looked more grey than blue.

I have done several conversions of the Lima Dapol Hybrids only trouble is the coupling spacing. I am still after a solution as you can literally fit an N Gauge bus between 2 coupled together.

Railtec do decals for the BR Blue liveried Siphons.


Jerry
Some days its just not worth gnawing through the straps.

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Re: GWR Siphons
« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2018, 09:42:08 am »
Yes, they changed perfectly good bogies to the Autocoach bogies with NEM pockets and made a huge hoo hah about their siphons now having NEM pockets.

Rather similar to metrication in 1971, when Kellogg's launched their Variety packs with the weight of each packet in grammes - NEW METRIC PACK 28g. 

LOL

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Re: GWR Siphons
« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2018, 11:33:47 am »
By the mid 70's the livery of all the Enparts vehicles was grime looked more grey than blue.

I have done several conversions of the Lima Dapol Hybrids only trouble is the coupling spacing. I am still after a solution as you can literally fit an N Gauge bus between 2 coupled together.

Railtec do decals for the BR Blue liveried Siphons.


Jerry

Have you looked on Shapeways? There are several different 3d printed coupling solutions, one of which might do the trick. Only problem is Shapeways site is such a ball ache to search...

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Re: GWR Siphons
« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2018, 03:26:43 pm »
I'll try now.
6 x 8mm fixed look good but works out at 20 to get them to Italy.   Ouch!


Jerry
« Last Edit: February 24, 2018, 03:42:18 pm by Jerry Howlett »
Some days its just not worth gnawing through the straps.

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Re: GWR Siphons
« Reply #13 on: February 24, 2018, 04:33:05 pm »
If your not in a rush keep an eye out for Shapeways free postage offers. They seem to come along fairly regularly.

 

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