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Re: My rolling stock projects and the odd building
« Reply #240 on: April 08, 2020, 04:25:21 PM »
It certainly does look good - just a shame about the nameplate being in the wrong place  :D

Not sure I get this comment - the positioning of the nameplates on the Farish MN seems reasonably accurate to me (+/- a small amount) - just ahead of the middle boiler band....


On the one you posted a pic of earlier, I agree. The fore-aft and vertical positioning is fine - but that particular nameplate's on the wrong side of the loco  ;)


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Re: My rolling stock projects and the odd building
« Reply #241 on: April 08, 2020, 04:31:37 PM »
On the one you posted a pic of earlier, I agree. The fore-aft and vertical positioning is fine - but that particular nameplate's on the wrong side of the loco  ;)

Two identical etches were supplied IIRC in the elderly set of plates I had, so I think this is a limit of pragmatism with the nameplate manufacturer.

I suspect latest supplies from Fox, for example, won't have this limitation. I'll find out on my restoration which is slated to become 35007.

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Re: My rolling stock projects and the odd building
« Reply #242 on: April 08, 2020, 04:49:05 PM »
On the one you posted a pic of earlier, I agree. The fore-aft and vertical positioning is fine - but that particular nameplate's on the wrong side of the loco  ;)

Two identical etches were supplied IIRC in the elderly set of plates I had, so I think this is a limit of pragmatism with the nameplate manufacturer.

That's fair enough, I did suspect that might have been the case.

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I suspect latest supplies from Fox, for example, won't have this limitation.

Hopefully not - it's something that, once spotted, sticks out like a sore thumb.

When I was a volunteer at the Watercress Line, one of the senior loco department bods must have had a decent bonus from his employer because he turned up one weekend with one of the original plates from British India Line. A while later, he had occasion to be invited to a function in P&O's offices, where he noticed that on the railing of the mezzanine floor they had nameplates from all three MNs named after companies that merged at various times to become the then P&O - namely British India Line, Peninsular and Oriental S. N. Co. and Orient Line. He was a tad perturbed to see that the BIL plate was the same hand as his and managed to find an excuse to get up onto the mezzanine floor so he could lean over for a closer look.

He realised that P&O had removed the enamel centre plate, rotated it through 180 degrees, refitted it,  painted out the original masthead and painted in a new one on what had been the bottom of the mast.

It turned out that they'd bought the wrong plate and it didn't match the British India Line company flag logo, so they modified it such that it did  :D

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Re: My rolling stock projects and the odd building
« Reply #243 on: April 08, 2020, 05:32:48 PM »
That's a story to remember chris
 

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Re: My rolling stock projects and the odd building
« Reply #244 on: April 09, 2020, 01:05:39 PM »
So way back in December I started applying CCT waterslide decals to the Pal-brick wagons.

Today i finally got round to finishing them.

Still varnish to go and a light dusting of weathering, these wouldnt of been that old during our time frame and theirs was just as short but they need something.

And a load of some description as they are very light!!!






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Re: My rolling stock projects and the odd building
« Reply #245 on: April 09, 2020, 01:42:18 PM »
I was only just thinking about them the other day.

They're looking good.
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Re: My rolling stock projects and the odd building
« Reply #246 on: April 09, 2020, 03:28:42 PM »
The Pal-brick A wagon wasnt that well known and their life was fairly short lived, about 60% of the 1100 or so built were converted to Freightliner coupling adapters to allow those wagons to be shunted.

Pictures of them in original form are quite rare too, when I first found out about Pal-bricks I found this picture, no idea where it is and as my steam education only involved everything SR or Bulleid related (hence knowing a few LNER steamers) I dont even know what the loco is. I'm guessing 8F but not sure



So as mine are from way down south, naturally their being hauled by my recently finished detailed WC 34002 Salisbury, shes had NBL front bogie, bufferbeam detail, etched name plates, brass windows and glazing along with a light dusting.

Pal-bricks have now had a weathered dusting, nothing too extreme but look lightly weathered, a but more then they do in my replica photo



So finally I can get rid of 6 wagons on the bench, ready for the next 11 that need finishing  :worried:

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Re: My rolling stock projects and the odd building
« Reply #247 on: April 09, 2020, 03:40:45 PM »
I dont even know what the loco is. I'm guessing 8F but not sure



Isn't it a 9F?
It looks like a 2-10-0, although the trailing driver is obscured I'm sure I can see a coupling rod extending behind the fourth driving wheel.

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Re: My rolling stock projects and the odd building
« Reply #248 on: April 09, 2020, 03:45:07 PM »
@chrism I originally thought 9F, as I have Evening Star I was going to put that there, I think the loco number is 9XXXX but cant be sure  :hmmm: its definitely not a SR engine  :D

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Re: My rolling stock projects and the odd building
« Reply #249 on: April 09, 2020, 04:03:28 PM »
@chrism I originally thought 9F, as I have Evening Star I was going to put that there, I think the loco number is 9XXXX but cant be sure  :hmmm: its definitely not a SR engine  :D

I've had a closer look and, although I can't even make out the 9 in the number, it's definitely a ten-coupled with a front pony truck. The last driving wheel is obscured by steam from the injector but the 4th one definitely has a coupling rod extending behind it. The running plate's way too high for a WD 2-10-0, ergo it's definitely a 9F since there were no other UK 2-10-0's built.
Your initial thought was correct.
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Re: My rolling stock projects and the odd building
« Reply #250 on: April 10, 2020, 08:51:28 AM »
The smoke deflectors are the tell tale its a 9F... :D

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Re: My rolling stock projects and the odd building
« Reply #251 on: April 10, 2020, 09:40:24 AM »
I agree with Martyn.  Definitely a BR Standard '9F'.  Looks like a BR1C tender which was the LMR's preferred type as I recall.  I have been squinting at the photograph attempting to decide if it's a single or double chimney example.

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Re: My rolling stock projects and the odd building
« Reply #252 on: April 10, 2020, 07:21:59 PM »
Back to the workbench, I've had my allotted 1hr of playing running trains. The workload is still as massive so I have to start somewhere.

About 4 years ago i managed to get to chat to a bloke who knows alot of where were building and he willingly sold my copies of a load if photos he took in 1996 just prior to another wave of bulldozers rolling through the site!!!





This is the original SR built water tower. They built a few on this scale, others were at Amesbury and Exmouth junction (any ideas @Bob G  :D) my footprint is exact as we know what size that was but obviously my arches are slightly out as the original had 6 and I've only managed to get 5  :-[ primer has highlighted a few bits especially that front corner that looks like its be chewed off at the angle  :(

I did create the illusion of the corbelled brickwork, still the windows to be cut into the side arches and then brick paper it all up. The roof we are unsure of. I think most were curved corrugated iron so that's what this will be receiving with timber panels on the ends.



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Re: My rolling stock projects and the odd building
« Reply #253 on: April 10, 2020, 07:25:55 PM »
 :greatpicturessign: that's a pretty decent representation craig.

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Re: My rolling stock projects and the odd building
« Reply #254 on: April 12, 2020, 01:01:34 PM »
Well a water tower isnt any good without water columns. Luckily for me  :-\ we have copies of the official drawings of the type of column we require.

Standard height of 17' 4" as were not on a platform with an overall projection of 11' 2". By some form of miracle it measures up to be pretty close!!!!

The bracing at the top has been made out of handrail wire and a handrail knob to provide the angled metal work at the back.

NBL brass wheel at the top of the standard.

In matt black at the moment but will be toned down to weathered black. In 1963 these were pretty well worn.



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