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by richardw
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: 2020 events
Topic: Gilling Events
Replies: 2
Views: 445

Re: Gilling Events

Here follows an email sent out last night to those who replied to my email audit earlier this year: Dear All, It will probably come as no surprise that it is my sad duty to inform you that we are unable to hold the Mainline Rally this August due to the ongoing pandemic. We hope to be able to welcome...
by richardw
Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: 2020 events
Topic: Gilling Events
Replies: 2
Views: 445

Gilling Events

For info I have sent this email to all those who are on my list for rallies this year; Dear Rally Goers, I am sure many of you have already come to realise that in the current situation events will be affected this year. It is my sad duty to inform you that RSME have made the following decisions: Ma...
by richardw
Thu Feb 06, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: 2020 events
Topic: Shildon 2020
Replies: 9
Views: 1478

Re: Shildon 2020

Sorry, no can do working right through that weekend and no leave left to take.
by richardw
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: T26, correct shade of blue
Replies: 1
Views: 633

Re: T26, correct shade of blue

Not a lot of help for an RAL number but the following from the GER Society site suggests 490 is not the same colour as the original GER colours "The actual blue colour used was a pure ultramarine blue - a tin of which is in the GERS Collection. When painted over the French grey undercoat and varnish...
by richardw
Thu May 16, 2013 9:22 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello all
Replies: 2
Views: 3469

Re: Hello all

Welcome Adrian, make yourself known at Gilling at the weekend and Muck in it is much more fun if you get involved, no experience required just a willingness to learn from the inevitable mistakes!
by richardw
Tue May 14, 2013 3:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Headlamp code
Replies: 9
Views: 6247

Re: Headlamp code

I think it would be correct to put the top lamp iron on the smokebox door, all the photo's of Super Clauds I have looked at this afternoon have it there from the first one converted in 1922 onwards. It is not mounted on the ring though, it is mounted inside the ring with the top of the iron roughly ...
by richardw
Fri May 10, 2013 2:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wagon plate info
Replies: 11
Views: 7579

Re: Wagon plate info

It would be worth contacting Peter Robinson as I believe he took over Bill Halls stock etc when Bill retired and may still have some http://www.petersplates.co.uk/petersplates/Home.html
by richardw
Mon Dec 24, 2012 4:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Festive season
Replies: 4
Views: 3068

Re: Festive season

Oh bother, I'll never be happy then, I've only got one!

Happy Christmas to you all.
by richardw
Tue Aug 21, 2012 6:05 pm
Forum: Freight Rolling Stock
Topic: Long Wheel Base Brake Van
Replies: 6
Views: 5174

Re: Long Wheel Base Brake Van

These things are all relative, when the prototype of my GER brake van was introduced it was the long wheelbase version at 10'6" compared to the previous short wheelbase version at 9' but that was back in the 19th century and in the 1950's era Gilling diagraming it is definitely short.
by richardw
Tue Aug 21, 2012 3:10 pm
Forum: Freight Rolling Stock
Topic: Long Wheel Base Brake Van
Replies: 6
Views: 5174

Re: Long Wheel Base Brake Van

What is the wheelbase of a Toad?

In Bob's 'Idiots Guide' to working the yards he refers to short wheelbase being nominally 10' and long wheelbase being nominally 16' now there is obviously some leeway on that as regions vary in their designs.
by richardw
Fri Aug 17, 2012 7:24 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Another new member
Replies: 1
Views: 3095

Re: Another new member

Welcome, I would like to say don't just look at Gilling but join in, the yards are always in need of staff, no experience required to be a shunter and it will help you learn the layout of the yards etc. See you there.
by richardw
Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Super Claud, looking for the right number.
Replies: 9
Views: 6725

Re: Super Claud, looking for the right number.

I forgot to mention that the photo of 8787 above isn't in GER Blue anyway, the lining etc is wrong.

There is a description of the GER Blue livery in the 6th paragraph at http://www.gersociety.org.uk/index.php? ... &Itemid=32

Richard
by richardw
Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Super Claud, looking for the right number.
Replies: 9
Views: 6725

Re: Super Claud, looking for the right number.

Holger

In that case I would suggest 1805 as the only true GER Super Claud, all the rest being LNER ones assuming you are going to letter the tender GER not LNER, if you want an LNER number then any between 8780 and 8789 would probably fit the bill.

Regards
Richard
by richardw
Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Super Claud, looking for the right number.
Replies: 9
Views: 6725

Re: Super Claud, looking for the right number.

Holger I'm afraid that the Blue livery is incorrect, the GER stopped painting locos in Blue by 1916, painting them Grey from then until the LNER took over in 1923. As the first Super Claud was no 1805 rebuilt between Oct 1922 and March 1923 they never appeared in Blue, all but the first one appeared...
by richardw
Wed Mar 07, 2012 8:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Super Claud, looking for the right number.
Replies: 9
Views: 6725

Re: Super Claud, looking for the right number.

The trouble with that Eddie is that no Super Claude's were painted blue. The first one was completed by the GER in grey, the rest were built/rebuilt by the LNER. GER blue is only correct for the smaller boilered (non-super) ones. Holger, The one that nearly survived to be preserved would have been o...
by richardw
Tue Jan 31, 2012 7:29 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Lamps reloaded...
Replies: 4
Views: 5669

Re: Lamps reloaded...

Holger In both cases you could use headcode discs in place of lamps until you have time to make/source the correct lamps as both the Great Eastern and Southern used discs in daylight. I have recently made some for my B2 of the slightly later LNER style, I'll post a photo later in the week when I hav...
by richardw
Thu Dec 29, 2011 5:39 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Claud Hamilton / Super Claud
Replies: 6
Views: 6340

Re: Claud Hamilton / Super Claud

Looking very nice. Is it to the Martin Evans design?
by richardw
Wed Dec 14, 2011 1:09 pm
Forum: Freight Rolling Stock
Topic: Workbench: BR 21 ton hopper
Replies: 33
Views: 24014

Re: Workbench: BR 21 ton hopper

Dave has uploaded another video of his and Bill's wagons which can be seen at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2h6Wt-Ys3W0

Richard
by richardw
Wed Sep 07, 2011 1:40 pm
Forum: Freight Rolling Stock
Topic: Workbench: BR 21 ton hopper
Replies: 33
Views: 24014

Re: Workbench: BR 21 ton hopper

Paul wrote:
To compliment this topic, for those who haven't already seen it search for 5" 21t hopper on You Tube, I'd include the link if I could but unfortunately I can't access You Tube from work.
Here's the link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7G2_AXeaTSA
by richardw
Fri Apr 22, 2011 4:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ivatt "flying Pig"
Replies: 1
Views: 2535

Re: Ivatt "flying Pig"

As far as i knoe this is the Ivatt Class 4MT 2-6-0 Tender loco.