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Author Topic: Claverdon-ish in Warwickshire  (Read 144737 times)

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Re: Claverdon-ish in Warwickshire
« Reply #780 on: July 21, 2017, 09:12:12 PM »
I like the wagon loads.  I must get round to making some for my heavy goods train.
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Re: Claverdon-ish in Warwickshire
« Reply #781 on: July 21, 2017, 10:11:51 PM »
I like the wagon loads.  I must get round to making some for my heavy goods train.
I think that loads make for a more interesting scene and looks so much more realisic. I often pick up bits and pieces at the roadside that can be turned into interesting freight loads.
Iíll get round to fixing it drekkly me Ďansome.

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Re: Claverdon-ish in Warwickshire
« Reply #782 on: July 21, 2017, 10:29:39 PM »
Hi there yes I agree the wagons look better with loads, I think I will have a go at making my own. I seem to remember a article in a model railway magazine years ago on how to make easy removable loads with a small piece if wood shaped and a flat piece on top with your choice of load. You just press it at one end to remove it from the wagon, or place some metal on it so a magnet can be used to help remove it, should be easy enough to make. The article was probably intended for 00 users but whatever, should be easy to scale down.
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Re: Claverdon-ish in Warwickshire
« Reply #783 on: July 22, 2017, 04:39:48 AM »
Thanks for the photos., John. Glad the vans arrived safely. I look forward to seeing one of the kit-built vans at Cant Cove. More Railfreight and other goods stock is on its way.
The coal loads look good. I agree with Chris, Martin, and Laurence about wagon loads and have made some myself with more to complete. However, if you look at photos. of period goods trains, you'll see the widespread use of wagon tarpaulins, not just on open wagons to protect loads, but also on vans and containets that had leaky roofs! I need to buy or make some wagon tarpaulins.
I also remember that article, Chris, and plan to mske some wagon loads that way and also to adapt Peco wagon loads, of which I have a lot, by painting them and adfing balsa wood blocks underneath (as I remove the inner moulded supports in Peco wagons as they look strange).
« Last Edit: July 22, 2017, 04:44:02 AM by Chris in Prague, Reason: Updated. »

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Re: Claverdon-ish in Warwickshire
« Reply #784 on: July 22, 2017, 10:44:27 PM »
Packing added under the Graham-Farish wagon loads - I used a bit of foam rubber so that I can press down on one end of the load and it will lift the opposite end for easy removal (the wagon closest to the brake van has one of my home made loads).



@Chris in Prague sent some specially painted wagons including this Hornblower Brewery grain wagon (seen with my other two grain wagons).




Nicely detailed Peco Army van with some low-loader wagons.


Selection of brown Speedlink wagons:


Peco Railfreight vans detailed by Chris behind an old-style Graham Farish Class 37 in Regional Railways livery.


Another look at the Class 37 and Railfreight wagons:


Last look at the 37, this time with Regional Railways Mk1 coaches:

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Re: Claverdon-ish in Warwickshire
« Reply #785 on: July 23, 2017, 09:37:13 PM »
Hello. Thanks for the superb pictures John, totally agree them wagon loads looking good
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Re: Claverdon-ish in Warwickshire
« Reply #786 on: July 24, 2017, 08:54:36 AM »
Many thanks, John, for these excellent photos. I'm very glad to see that they all arrived safely. I have a spare extra LWB "Railfreight" van, too, but wasn't sure whether you already had any of these?
The two purple-red extra LWB vans belong to the "Creech Brewery", Somerset, and were the first of a small batch to be completed. (The others have been delayed by holiday and, now, my illness, which means I'm in bed and cannot leave the flat until I'm recovered.) I hope I will be better in a day or two and can finish and post the rest of the goods stock.
I have though ordered myself a new Dapol D7036 for DCC-fitting, by Douglas, which I hope will appear at Cant Cove, next month.

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Re: Claverdon-ish in Warwickshire
« Reply #787 on: July 29, 2017, 12:09:44 AM »
Not sure if you've seen this photo, it popped up on Facebook:

http://www.warwickshirerailways.com/gwr/gwrc872.htm
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Re: Claverdon-ish in Warwickshire
« Reply #788 on: July 29, 2017, 11:23:31 AM »
Great updates and great photo's - lots of inspiration there for wagon loads too, I also keep picking up lots of small bits all over the place that I think will make interesting loads.
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Re: Claverdon-ish in Warwickshire
« Reply #789 on: September 10, 2017, 10:19:35 PM »
Not been in much of a mood do do a lot of work on Claverdon but I have run a few trains.

Rail tour behind a pair of class 20s


Engineer's trains old and new


Railfreight train

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Re: Claverdon-ish in Warwickshire
« Reply #790 on: September 11, 2017, 06:28:37 AM »
Thanks for the latest photos., John. You certainly have a great variety of trains. Good to see the latest additions to your "Railfreight" train.

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Re: Claverdon-ish in Warwickshire
« Reply #791 on: September 24, 2017, 09:11:31 PM »
I've added a coupling hook and vacuum pipe to the front of my Graham Farish 2-6-0 'Crab', I think it improves the look of the loco.  The paint on the bufferbeam needs retouching and I have to add a dummy screw link coupling to the hook.

Here's a before photo:


Here's the after:


I'll have to do the same with my other old Graham Farish locos.

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Re: Claverdon-ish in Warwickshire
« Reply #792 on: September 24, 2017, 09:16:27 PM »
Very nice work, John. I fully agree with you. It's well worth doing.

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Re: Claverdon-ish in Warwickshire
« Reply #793 on: December 16, 2017, 08:15:02 PM »
I can't believe how long it has been since I posted an update.

Some new private owner wagons from @Chris in Prague and @port perran


A Castle Class 4-6-0 on a train bound for the South West:




And finally, winding the clock forward a few years, it looks like DCI Gene Hunt has tired of cleaning up the mean streets of 1970s Manchester and has moved to rural Warwickshire.


I've been after an Oxford Diecast Ford Cortina for some time and I'm glad I finally tracked one down in my local model shop.

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Re: Claverdon-ish in Warwickshire
« Reply #794 on: December 17, 2017, 12:44:07 PM »
Glad to see that the wagons arrived ok John.
Iíll get round to fixing it drekkly me Ďansome.

 

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