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  1. Whichever way you turn the wagon, the side profile is the same, if that makes sense. That way you can load the front of the wagon from Door A, the rear of the wagon from Door B. R Actually, I've just read through the thread again, and had a good look at the photos once more. It's a Railway Clearing House (1923) 10' wheelbase chassis, with the Morton Independent Brake arrangement, but then on top of it, there's a (modified) Bullied triangulated underframe on top, with a cab on top of odds and sods but wider than the BR version, as it overhangs the solebar and makes the most of the irish loading gauge. What a mad, wonderful thing....
  2. It's an eminently sensible tender. Stock to work under the knitting, and be battery powered where no knitting exists, but the plan would be to electrify the routes highlighted in the tender, eventually. I'd suggest you get your comments on seat comfort in early mind, before manufacturers get appointed...
  3. It's first cousin is this - https://paulbartlett.zenfolio.com/brlowmacwv Since they'd have had to push the sideframes out for gauge reasons, the top deck and supporting steel fins would have gone outward too, making it a BR pattern, but CIE-ized to suit. In departmental use for perway and I've only seen 645A, 650A, & 651A, but there might be more. Last inspection date I've seen is 1993, but they were knocking around until 2006, as captured by Mr Gordon Hawkins. A Priestman Crawler was it's guest load on that occasion.
  4. I don't think there's a Lowmac on the North Wall. There's a converted 42' flat wagon with a crane on the end though ?
  5. I dreamt I was wriggling around on some cold concrete in Glasgow. Thankfully it was a fantastic dream and I won't be physically broken in the morning. *applies wd40 to the knees, just in case..
  6. Is this the document in the Manchester transport museum?
  7. The containers were specially constructed for beet traffic, iirc, in 2003, and were due to be rolled out properly for the subsequent beet season. There was no next beet season, so containers were scrapped. I have an odd note from the time suggesting they were converted coal containers, which could be just another tale from a "Heuston Driver".. Richie
  8. Find an old broken umbrella, remove the links from the main pole to the arms, but and fit to suit. The smaller the umbrella, the smaller the profile. The alternative is folding catering foil to a profile, but this takes a lot of setup and messing. R
  9. Kevin, I've had access to unpublishable photos to determine the actual grey, and it's tricky beyond belief. Early morning shots there's a gunsmoke hue off it, long shots it's almost creamy grey. We do a lot of work with white balancing of old film and photos of the era as it's generally untrustworthy. Once balanced, the photos are night and day different, and present a truer picture. The other thing you have to remember here is that we're talking CIE in the mid sixties. Gunsmoke grey or any other fancy shade is unlikely, borne out by study of the photos. Slate grey is what they were, and as soon as the lads get back from "counny doon", I'll throw some dirt on them, and hopefully they'll match the real and nostalgic colour. Rich
  10. Class 73 wouldn't be suitable as it's a Bo-Bo - the A Class is a Co-Co axle arrangement. R.
  11. My only suggestion would to connect where the red line, or else getting stock from the storage sidings becomes a pain in the hoop, specially if you've a full freight yard. R.
  12. So for the weathering folk, I fooled about with a pre production sample, employing several techniques. First off wash the gouache wash of dirt, let it dry, then remove excess. (I've no idea what happened to the plough as I had to disassemble and reassemble this sample, but I have a 3 year old suspect in mind.. Have a feeling it may have been repurposed in a dolls house..) I mixed a few weathering powder tones to try and get a colour more akin to the yellow. In future, I'd leave out any intense browns and stick with earthy tones. It's led to a slightly pink hue on the roof, which looks odd. I used powders from ak interactive, which are quite instant and aggressive. The next time around, I'll try with the full set I have from Mig Ammo, which are way way more subtle, and have a better colour palette, but sadly none are labelled "Naarth Wall Distressed Yella"! The isopropyl alcohol had no effect, though it removed the tampo instantly, which is a pleasant sideways discovery. Anyway, I consider it a valid test, but a bit more needs doing to get it bang on. I'll keep yee posted. Richie.
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