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Author Topic: Beal & Castle Eden. ... restoration?  (Read 12565 times)

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Re: Beal & Castle Eden. ... restoration?
« Reply #375 on: May 23, 2020, 10:23:07 AM »
@Nbodger @Train Waiting @Bealman

Much, much more can be found here. I just selected Farish as the brand to look at..........

http://www.trovestar.com/generic/blog.php?Article=328


I can't work it!  :-[


Strange - it works for me :confused2:
Love the Terrys van, George. I'll have to get one of those somehow, for the same reason I bought the special Tunnocks van made by Peco for the model show in Glasgow a couple of years back. I used to sell the Chocolate Orange wrapping material to Terrys :)
Can you have a squint underneath and see who made it please?
I have a couple of those 94xx panniers (Poole made with 5 pole motors) and they both still run a treat.

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Re: Beal & Castle Eden. ... restoration?
« Reply #376 on: May 23, 2020, 10:39:53 AM »
Don't need to. It's an early Farish. The metal wheels give it away - could be in that same catalogue!

Not going outside to the garage now - bloody cold outside tonight. Anyway just had me dinner and Murder in Paradise is coming on, followed by Call the Midwife.  :)

Me old mum used to love Terry's Choc.
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Beal & Castle Eden. ... restoration?
« Reply #377 on: May 23, 2020, 10:51:46 AM »
George. TV eh. Hope you found the 1989 bogie van

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Re: Beal & Castle Eden. ... restoration?
« Reply #378 on: May 23, 2020, 10:54:21 AM »
Thanks, George.
I tracked it down in my 1987 catalogue as being ref 2314 so Googled it and have ordered one off Fleabay. I can always change the wheels. Now...........if only there were some Cadbury, Rowntree, Mackintosh etc wagons around I'd be as happy as a pig in  :poop: ;D

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Re: Beal & Castle Eden. ... restoration?
« Reply #379 on: May 23, 2020, 10:58:05 AM »
I'm sure I've seen a Cadbury one over the years.... maybe not
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Re: Beal & Castle Eden. ... restoration?
« Reply #381 on: May 23, 2020, 11:17:04 AM »
Thanks Chris.
Cadbury Bournville not exactly well known for their coal so I'll keep that as a last resort.
The 4 planker is 00 gauge

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Re: Beal & Castle Eden. ... restoration?
« Reply #382 on: May 23, 2020, 11:26:19 AM »
May have been a gimmick wagon as i call them

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Re: Beal & Castle Eden. ... restoration?
« Reply #383 on: May 23, 2020, 12:03:59 PM »
I've written it down! I assume the 'xx' bit in Western numbers refers to the actual loco number?

That is a very good question, George.  It does refer the engine's number, but being GWR, it's either a) wonderfully logical or, ii) strangely complicated, according to one's own point of view.

The really important figure in GWR locomotive numbers is the second one.  Yes, you read that correctly, the second one.  This is why class designations usually end with 'xx', sometimes shown as 'XX' or '00'.

A good example is the large 'Hall' class which were numbered in the 49xx, 59xx, 69xx and 79xx series.  The smaller 'Grange' class fitted nicely into the 6800-6879 sequence.

As there are only 10 possible second figures and more than ten classes, duplication of the second figure is inevitable.  That's when the first figure is important.  The 'Granges' had an 8, but so did the 2-8-0 goods engines, numbered in the 28xx and 38xx series.

Your '94xx' class was numbered in the following series: 9400-9499, 8400-8499 and 3400-3409.  There were also the '14xx', '54xx', '64xx' and '74xx' classes.

All very straightforward?  The big express engines had a 0 as second figure: 'Stars', 'Castles', 'Counties' and 'Kings'.  As, of course, did the old '2021' class 0-6-0PTs!

Then there was the numerous '57xx' class.  841 in total if I remember correctly.  These 'broke' the system, being spread across the following number sequences: 37xx, 57xx, 67xx, 77xx, 87xx, 97xx and 36xx and 96xx!

Finally, this being the GWR, there were fascinating oddities.  My favourite is the 'Castle' No. 100 A1, Lloyds.

Hopefully, this will be much better explained by someone who knows more about GWR locomotives than me.  Corrections and additions are particularly welcome.

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Re: Beal & Castle Eden. ... restoration?
« Reply #384 on: May 23, 2020, 01:27:37 PM »
Well I did ask  :worried:

That'll teach me!

Seriously, thanks, John. I really didn't know all that!  :beers:
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Re: Beal & Castle Eden. ... restoration?
« Reply #385 on: May 23, 2020, 03:09:52 PM »
Bournville factory used a lot of steam heating to keep the chocolate liquid in the pipes. They use gas now, but coal would have been used in the day.
The years have been good to me, it was the weekends that did the damage.

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« Reply #386 on: May 23, 2020, 04:24:19 PM »
Bournville factory used a lot of steam heating to keep the chocolate liquid in the pipes. They use gas now, but coal would have been used in the day.

Interesting, Malc.
It's the end product vehicles I'm after, though, as the company I worked for made the packaging. I also sold butter wrap and milk bottle capping foil so have several wagons from dairies along with a Lima box van for Castrol GTX as I used to use that in my motorbikes :)
Perhaps we should lobby someone to create a VB van for George or maybe a tanker :D

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Re: Beal & Castle Eden. ... restoration?
« Reply #387 on: May 23, 2020, 05:19:55 PM »
I'm still laughing about the bogie van coming to get ya!   :smiley-laughing:
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Re: Beal & Castle Eden. ... restoration?
« Reply #388 on: May 23, 2020, 09:38:05 PM »
A VB tanker...  Now that would be totally awesome. Maybe a word in Ben Ando's ear....  :beers:
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« Reply #389 on: May 23, 2020, 09:39:07 PM »
Hope you found the bogie van

 

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