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by Mike Williams
Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Sales
Topic: Vectis Auction 17th January 2020
Replies: 6
Views: 433

Re: Vectis Auction 17th January 2020

At least one of them isn't a Ratio, is it? The top one is a brake end. Probably had a Ratio underframe and that's what the Auctioneers saw.

Mike
by Mike Williams
Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: LNWR Model Railway Layouts
Topic: London Road
Replies: 6
Views: 2410

Re: London Road

Good luck Jol, hope the move comes off. Sounds like you will have an ideal space for Gauge 3! Just imagine a large scale set of NLR carriages trundling through the "office" and out of the other end .... or a live steam Cauliflower and set of 30ft 1in carriages ...

Mike
by Mike Williams
Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Modelling the LNWR
Topic: LNWR wagon grey
Replies: 6
Views: 243

Re: LNWR wagon grey

Thanks both. I've used Humbrol 27, as I have in the past. Maybe a tad light but after weathering it should be just fine.

Mike
by Mike Williams
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Modelling the LNWR
Topic: LNWR wagon grey
Replies: 6
Views: 243

LNWR wagon grey

Precision paints LNWR wagon grey has been discussed before, some saying it is too dark and others saying it is about right. I just dug out an old tin which is described as "No.78 LNWR wagon dark grey". Since then Precison Paints have changed to Pheonix and then back to Precision and all the referenc...
by Mike Williams
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Modelling the LNWR
Topic: Hornby Finally Announce an LNWR Loco - But....
Replies: 3
Views: 150

Re: Hornby Finally Announce an LNWR Loco - But....

It would seem there are plenty of people (well, 100 anyway) with plenty of money.

Mike
by Mike Williams
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Wants
Topic: LNWR bridgeplate No.23
Replies: 1
Views: 312

LNWR bridgeplate No.23

Does anyone have a bridgeplate No.23 they don't want? Happy to buy or possible exchange for another number. Would prefer LNWR and good condition but even cracked or broken considered.

Mike
by Mike Williams
Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: LNWR Locomotives
Topic: LNWR Singles
Replies: 1
Views: 139

Re: LNWR Singles

That looks like a Sharp product to me. The LNWR did have proper Jenny Lind engines. They are described and illustrated in Harry Jack's excellent book on Southern Division locomotives. They are also listed in Baxter of course, but Harry's book puts them in context and gives more information. You may ...
by Mike Williams
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Modelling the LNWR
Topic: Harry Powell's Alfred the Great 4-4-0
Replies: 1
Views: 136

Harry Powell's Alfred the Great 4-4-0

The auction has ended now, but just for the record, this engine, which is surely one of the best ever made in any scale, has changed hands again. Dreweatts auction 24th Sept 2019 Lot 100 of 235: LOT DESCRIPTION: An extremely fine and historically important 9½ inch gauge model of the LNWR Precursor C...
by Mike Williams
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Modelling the LNWR
Topic: Varsity Line
Replies: 1
Views: 125

Re: Varsity Line

There is a pair of books by Bill Simpson which have lots of picture. Might be a good starting point.

Mike
by Mike Williams
Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: LNWR Carriages
Topic: Gas lamp tops for modelling
Replies: 0
Views: 119

Gas lamp tops for modelling

For my Gauge 3 models I made a pattern for an LNWR 10in gas lamp top - i.e. the part visible above the roof. Photo attached. There are drawings of these and also I had access to a real one. Now I am doing a carriage which also needs some 8in lamps and I don't have a drawing. I assume all the diamete...