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  1. #21
    Quote Originally Posted by roxyguy View Post
    Cheers, must get me some and spray them green

    Another one - hornby 2 axle timber wagon? suitable for an Irish layout?
    If it is the OTA wagon then no it is nothing like ours.

    Rich,

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    Having been pondering what is available in 7mm scale, where am thinking the net needs to be expanded to include kits, as RTR is not as extensive. Indeed the only RTRs I can think of might be the recent crop of industrials from Ixion, though there have also been two versions of the LNER Sentinels, for anyone interested in doing the Limerick Market branch! The usual Woolwich moguls, Jinty etc of course available as standard gauge kits, so like 4mm could be adapted for anyone interested.
    Despite suggestions in the 'Modelling Irish Railways' book, then only wagon [from unfitted, loose coupled days] would be the Slater's petrol tank, which did make the transfer, though needed buffers moving out, as well as wheels, of course. Would be interested to know of any other options.
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  3. #23
    Quote Originally Posted by jhb171achill View Post

    With matchboarded sides, I don't know if the Pullmans had snails. They certainly had no Pullman markings, as Pullman travel, as a distinct entity, was ancient history by 1945 when CIE was formed. The word "Pullman" disappeared after a comparatively short time in GSR days.
    With matchboarded coaches it would be difficult to apply a decal, unless you did what the West Clare did in pre-GSR days, mount it on a flat board fixed to the coach sides.

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    Quote Originally Posted by minister_for_hardship View Post
    With matchboarded coaches it would be difficult to apply a decal, unless you did what the West Clare did in pre-GSR days, mount it on a flat board fixed to the coach sides.
    No it's not, a little decal setting solution makes it quite easy to do.

  5. #25
    Hornby freightliner wagon is a good basis for pw material wagons, timber bogies & 60ft container wagons just need to upgrade the bogies and add bufferbeams plus buffers. With careful cutting etc 47ft container wagons can be made too.
    Dapol Kqa's make good donors for pocket wagons although strictly speaking they would also need new bogies and be stretched in length.
    Dapol prestwin kit chassis have been used for a lot of 2 axle wagon types spoil, cement, ballast etc. Dapol tank kits for cie tankers.

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    I suspect that the ex-Pullmans did not have "snails", actually, as one picture I have showing one in the distance doesn't seem to show one. That said, the coach is withdrawn in the photo and the paint is old and peeling so I can't be certain. With matchboard, I doubt it.
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  7. #27
    GWR dean goods 0-6-0 can be made into a J15
    Bigger is Better(But there are many exceptions!)


    Harry

  8. #28
    Have looked around the workbench thread. "Scots Mac" made a pair of 400s out of SR King Arthur's. His thread is a wonder for conversions..
    Bigger is Better(But there are many exceptions!)


    Harry

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    Bigger is Better(But there are many exceptions!)


    Harry

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    Started this a week ago, from a Hornby King Arthur.Name:  image.jpg
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Size:  85.7 KB..no.402. Might put her in the CIE green. The chassis were very poor, so I will give her a more modern one.
    Bigger is Better(But there are many exceptions!)


    Harry

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