Johns LNWR gallery

Discussion in 'Gallery' started by john lewsey, 1 August 2013.

  1. I have a copy of the 30' 1" coaches and looking at the photo on page 20 of a WCJS 30ft 1in parcels sorting van the rain strip comes close to the ventilator. There are drawings of just about everything in the back of the book along with measurements but not what I want but the drawing on page 38 does give the impression of the rainstrip being close to the ventilators. The more you study the drawings the more you find ie the position of the gas pipes
     
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  2. I have had a reply from Tony Lyster of the LNWR Picnic Saloon Trust and he has kindly put up the measurements on their facebook page along with some others which are pretty close to those on the back cover of Philip Millards book.
     
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    A bit of progress on the full brake not a very glamorous looking coach but in their time would have been on express trains.lm not sure about the oil lamp castings as they look too small to me compared to photographs that I've seen
    John
     
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  9. Mike W

    Mike W Western Thunderer

    Very nice John. I happen to know about the origins of both those kits. Information for the 21ft came from a body grounded at Bletchley and photographed and measured by me about 40 years ago. It was published in an LNWR Society magazine and Barry Jones drew the artwork in 7mm from that. The 26ft was drawn from official drawings by my brother Bob. We wanted one in 4mm for my father's EM gauge model of Aylesbury, because a c1910 photograph from the Newton collection showed one at the station. Danny Pinnock later blew it up to 7mm. The first 26ft were built with four wheels later ones had six. Later in life many had ventilators added to the sides and later still some of the centre wheels were taken out, putting them back onto just 4 wheels. Removing centre wheels from the model would be easy, but adding all those ventilators probably a non-starter!
     
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    Hi Mike they both make attractive models I would like to get another 26ft coach but I'm not sure if it's still available
     
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    Hi the four wheeled brake is almost there just a few details .Im still not sure about the oil lamps they look too small so I may look into making my own I am going to get this painted professionally

    John
     
  13. Brian T

    Brian T Western Thunderer

    You have some beautiful models and builds here John,really impresive.

    Cheers,
    Brian.
     
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  14. john lewsey

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    Hi Brian thank you it is a bit of a worry putting things on here as the standard is so high but maybe we all feel like that
    John
     
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  15. Brian T

    Brian T Western Thunderer

    I think that we all must feel a bit apprehensive somtimes about posting things,but i find that the construction pictures are just as infomative and interesting as the finished models are,so thank you.

    Brian.
     
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