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Post  ianmacmillan on Sat 19 Jan 2013, 9:11 pm

Think I'll Join in and let you know what I'm up to.

Been taking a break from repainting coaches to play with the new routes.

The Thames Trent route is great fun. Tried several activities but when I got to the Condor act I was dissapointed with the wagon.

I had a plate wagon half done so I completed it,
Added bolsters to make the double and am about to do the Trestle version.

Then, Like BR, I stripped off the body and made the Conflat P.

They will be uploaded to UKTS when the paint drys.





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Post  casperdog on Sun 20 Jan 2013, 9:04 am

Sorry Ian,
As you could tell, i'm no wagon builder Smile . Give me a patch of terrain and a few trees...... no problem.
Looking forward to being able to use the new wagons on a re-worked Condor.
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Post  stephenholmes on Wed 23 Jan 2013, 5:19 pm

Nice work Ian
Welcome to the friendly forum Very Happy
Kind regards Stephen
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Post  ianmacmillan on Thu 14 Feb 2013, 2:56 pm

After the entire staff (me) was laid low with strain, Woodstock Wagon Works are back in business.

Now awaiting approval by UKTS inspectors are a batch of plate wagons.



These will be followed by the Conflat P wagons as used on the Condor as well as a 75mph roller bearing brake van for use on this and other fast freights.

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Post  rufuskins on Thu 14 Feb 2013, 6:33 pm

. . . hope you're much improved now.

The wagons are also looking very good.

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Post  ianmacmillan on Tue 23 Apr 2013, 12:07 am

Ready for dispatch.
3 exLNER short Brake Vans.
Just to do the readme (does anybody read it?) and then off to UKTS reception sidings.



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Post  dforrest on Tue 23 Apr 2013, 12:44 am

ianmacmillan wrote:

Just to do the readme (does anybody read it?)

Yes.
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Post  j3801 on Tue 23 Apr 2013, 2:26 am

Hi Ian,

They are looking good.
I do read the readme's, although with some people it is a case of floging a dead horse .

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Post  Markh5682 on Tue 23 Apr 2013, 3:59 am

Those brake vans look really good Ian Very Happy

And yes I always read the readme too OK

When I was young I lived on a farm within sight of the WCML and I noticed all the different brake vans on the passing goods trains, most were BR standard (or ex-LNER) and ex-LMS types, though I saw most types at one time or other, the only ones I don't ever remember seeing were the GWR toads, the first time I saw those was on a holiday to Devon.

I occasionally saw some LMS Brake vans where the open platform was closed off (similar to the sharks, but not one of those) I loaded an LMS van into Shape viewer and took a screenshot, then made a copy of it and doctored it too look similar to how I remembered them.



Then I came across a photo of one in google images, though I suspect that this one has been modified for H&S reasons as it is used to give people rides at (or near) Shildon.



And another (probably more prototypical) one here, except they were mostly BR brown colour when I saw them.



I remember looking through the file library for this variant, but no one has made one, my modelling skills aren't good enough to build one, or I would have a go myself.


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Re: Woodstock-Wagon.Co.UK

Post  rufuskins on Tue 23 Apr 2013, 6:39 am

Ian
Very nice models. I'll put my hand up and admit to not always reading the READMEs, and hence I can testify that that is a short sighted approach!
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Post  NiallGray on Tue 23 Apr 2013, 9:53 am

dforrest wrote:
ianmacmillan wrote:

Just to do the readme (does anybody read it?)

Yes.

A lot of people don't read them. The amount of times someone has asked me a question and the answer was in the readme file... Rolling Eyes

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Post  dee4141 on Tue 23 Apr 2013, 10:29 am

Very nice work,Ian. Very Happy
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Post  mikehendle on Tue 23 Apr 2013, 11:04 am

Hi Ian,

A very useful addition to the brake van fleet,I will definitely use them,especially when MEP+ comes out.

Some new LMS and Ex LMS brake vans wouldn't go amiss at some time,thank you for all your freight wagons you have made in the past,and for the repainted coaches you have done for the BR era.

I will admit that I hardly ever read the readme that come with your models,as they nearly always work straight out of the box.

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Post  ianmacmillan on Tue 23 Apr 2013, 11:32 am

I would suspect the doors on the LMS vans were added in preservation.
I certainly never saw any when I worked as a guard.
A simple hinged iron bar blocked the entrance.

The GWR vans had the brake wheel in the open balcony and were hated by guards. The only one I ever encountered turned up on at Motherwell and an older guard and myself got a lift on it to Mossend.
The first thing he did was to put the coupling pole through the window.
At Mossend the examiner labeled it "Home depot for repair" and it was sent south in the middle of a train.
How it got as far as Scotland is a mystery. No non GW man would take it and even a faithful GW servant preferred the BR type.


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Post  Markh5682 on Tue 23 Apr 2013, 3:47 pm

Those LMS vans with the doors were definitely in regular service during the 60's & 70's and into the 80's, on the WCML, we also used to see the southern brake vans too, they were nearly always painted up nice with lining on them.


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Re: Woodstock-Wagon.Co.UK

Post  ianmacmillan on Fri 13 Sep 2013, 11:46 pm

I've been re-reading this thread and realized that I had completely forgotten about the Condor conflats.

This has now been rectified along with a roller bearing brakevan which ran with these wagons.
These vans were permitted to run at 75MPH but don't over do it or the guard will be after you with a brake stick - they were scary at that speed. (the vans that is)

I have some freelance 4 wheelers to upload to match the bogie wagons. Has anybody tried to repaint them?

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Post  ianmacmillan on Thu 09 Jan 2014, 1:20 am

Just in case anybody was wondering what I am up to.

I've been building Southern coaches for Danny's route but here's the first one for all the other routes out there.


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Post  mikehendle on Thu 09 Jan 2014, 8:24 am

Hi
Ian that looks really good I can remember the Maunsells being used on the Swanage Branch from Wareham in the 1950s.
I was wondering if you will be making any of the Maunsell catering vehicles.
Thank you for making new Southern Coaches.
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Post  rufuskins on Thu 09 Jan 2014, 9:03 am

As is to be expected these coaches are looking good. It's always so pleasing to see new MSTS stock in development.


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Post  mikehendle on Tue 21 Jan 2014, 12:28 pm

Hello Ian,

Many thanks for the up loaded Maunsell Coaches they are a welcome addition to MSTS coaching stock,also nice to see some catering cars included as well,I will be putting them in use on both the S&DJR and New Forrest Routes.

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Post  ianmacmillan on Thu 04 Sep 2014, 6:17 pm

Coming soon.

Engineers 15ton crane.



Just to do the stringing up and finish the chassis and the jib runner

These cranes were the most common type used on the railways.
They spent the week pottering about the engineers yard and  were let out at the weekend laying track panels.
The also found work planting signals and electrification masts and all sorts of lifting work.

One photo I have see has one holding up a platform canopy while the suport post was replaced.

Most were built with steam drive but were converted to diesel in the 50s.

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Post  rufuskins on Thu 04 Sep 2014, 10:33 pm

This looks like an interesting model. Is it going to be like the one that's located at Embsay?


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Post  ShortNorth on Fri 05 Sep 2014, 12:18 am

On the subject of cranes - is anyone aware that I built a set of accident cranes for the NSW Govt Railways.

As all the cranes are from British manufacturers, they could be suitable for British routes as well as NSW routes.

They are:

15T Cowans Sheldon hand crane
30T Cowans Sheldon steam crane
30T Craven Brothers steam crane
35T Ransomes and Rapier steam crane
70T Craven Brothers steam crane

They can be found here: - scroll down and you'll soon find them.

http://shortnorth.steam4me.net/LocomotiveWorkshops.html

Happy lifting !!!

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