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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:12 am 
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When would the wagons horizontal vacuum cylinders have been changed to the vertical cylinder. I have just received a kit for this wagon and is supplied with the vertical cylinder.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:19 am 
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I would have thought the answer was never - the vehicles would have retained their horizontal vacuum sacks throughout their lives. Kits very often have this sort of error in them.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:43 am 
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I am very glad Philip wrote that, as I was thinking the same. The only possibility I can think of is that odd renewals were built right up to the Grouping, so maybe, just maybe, one or more of those later ones were built with a vertical cylinder.

If you have all the compensation gear for the brakes at each axle, it shouldn't be difficult to change the cylinder, remove the V hangers (which I assume are in the kit?) and backdate it to match the available drawings.

Any chance of a picture of the wagon side so we can see whether it matches the style of the early or late ones? Refer to the wagon book to compare.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:47 am 
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Murry, I thought you modelled in 7mm? The LNWRS list of kits here:

http://lnwrs.org.uk/Modelling/7mmwagons.php

doesn't include a D26, so please tell us more ....

Mike


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:32 am 
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The LNWR wagon book shows No.42926 which was a special replacement of 1912 with V hangers snd rolling ring vacuum cylinder, as one might expect at this date. The olthers built in 1902 all had the horizontal vacuum sacks.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:07 am 
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It is a new kit by Geoff Stratford ex Gladiator which I have been waiting on for a while. The bottom picture of 49626 which is a replacement of a D23 on page 141 of Vol 2 would indicate a vertical cylinder. The change in hand brake to cam action would that be a reason to change also page 143 M43966


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:31 am 
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Photo of wagon under construction. Rubber band to hold while glue goes off. The body and under frame are in two parts and when finish joined together a bit like the Mercian Kits.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:42 pm 
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That looks nice. The vertical framing at the top of the side is not like the earliest photos, so this probably does represent a later example and correct. As Philip suggested, I don't think the cylinder would have been changed, just that the last few built (maybe four?) had the then-current vertical one.

It looks like resin, or is it a direct print in some unknown plasticy material? Nice anyway.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:40 am 
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It is a resin kit Mike. Another question what colour for the inside of the drover's compartment please.
The only problem with this posting is that I will have to finish in a reasonable time to avoid question's Have you finished


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:54 pm 
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"It is a resin kit" damned - that means it can't be scaled up for me! It does look very nice.

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