Page 2 of 7 FirstFirst 1234 ... LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 64

Thread: J M Design overlays for Dapol coaches

  1. #11
    Anyone know if these coaches ever made their way North? And same as Richrua, were they all Black and Tan or some green?

    Btw I'd love to say I'd get one but it'll be quite some time...
    Nelson
    1̶5̶,̶1̶6̶,̶1̶7̶ 18 years old, and,
    Modelling the LNER, LMS NCC and UTA (steam of course)

  2. #12
    Senior Member jhb171achill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    I inhabit the parallel world, wherein lie gryphons, dwarves, changelings and railway enthusiasts.
    Posts
    5,608
    Indeed they did, Nelson, on the "Enterprise". I have a colour slide somewhere of the CIE set about 1963, consisting of a brand newv 141 - straight out of the box and not even weathered yet - hauling a train of mixed laminates and ex-GNR stock, mostly still green but one or two in black'n'tan.

    There would have been a few green coaches still about until maybe 1965 / 6. Obviously, like any livery change, it was gradual, though CIE tended to look after coaches very well and therefore they were all repainted every 2-3 years.
    “An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it. Truth stands, even if there be no public support”

    Never argue with an idiot. He will bring you down to his level, then beat you with experience.

  3. #13
    Count me in for 1 x standard and 1 x brake standard.

    Mark

  4. #14
    Senior Member Glenderg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    North Inner City, Dublin
    Posts
    3,134
    superb work john. I have a client who wants to emulate the early eighties in Connolly and I think this is the way to go. Will pm you if its a runner, which it should be. :-) R..

    Edit - it'll be a mixed rake with park royals and wooden bodied stock, so I reckon 4 would be the potential order.

  5. #15
    I would love to have the GSV please.

  6. #16
    Quote Originally Posted by Mayner View Post
    If there is sufficient interest I will look at doing a set of etched parts to complete a scale length model of these coaches on a similar principal to the tin van kits. A common underframe and ends fret could be shared between several types of coach, with separate roof fret or moulding

    SSM or Comet may be able to supply suitable castings which would reduce tooling costs and speed up introduction.


    John,
    This could be a runner. I've some preliminary work done on this. Will email you on this

  7. #17
    Senior Member Mayner's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Hamilton, New Zealand
    Posts
    1,704
    Blog Entries
    24
    There seems to be enough interest to go ahead with sides for the 3 types of coach.

    The BGSV has fired up a lot of interest, has anyone a photo or sketch of the generator/boiler roof hatches and exhaust detail?

    What is the general feeling around a complete coach kit on a similar principal to my Tin Vans or the SSM Bredins Vs plastic surgery and overlays to the Dapol body shells?

    The coaches could be designed to run on Bachmann or Hornby rtr LMS bogies similar to the GSR type with brass fold up bogies as an option for 21mm gauge.
    John


    If I was going there I would'nt be starting here.

  8. #18
    I'll go for the Dapol option please for both.

  9. #19
    I would go for the Dapol option

  10. #20
    Yes, I'd be keen to try the etched sides as well.

    Mark

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
About us
Welcome to Irish Railway Modeller. The home of Railway Modelling and collecting in Ireland. We are a friendly, open community where you will find lots of support, advice and encouragement, as well as inspiration! Join us today!
Join us