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Offline John Candy

Milk and Racehorses.
« on: May 17, 2018, 08:25:08 AM »
My plan for Monkton Priors....yes, it will be completed.... includes milk and racehorse trains (a la Lambourn). To this end (not having the time to build myself ... already having 10 locos at various stages of planning and construction) I have commissioned Mike Danby to build a GW "Bulldog" 4-4-0 (as well as a 2251 Class 0-6-0).

The idea is to build a train of various 6-wheel "Siphons" (GW diagrams O1 to O6) using the die-cutter for the open-sided bodies and some horseboxes (GW, GNR, GER, etc.).

Anyhow, the Bulldog (current intention is to finish it as No. 3409 "Queensland") is advancing well and a current photo is attached. The only delay in completion is likely to be the wheels, for which I have placed a special order with Mark Wood.






More news soon.

John.
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Offline Jon Nazareth

Re: Milk and Racehorses.
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2018, 03:42:30 PM »
John
What period are we talking about for these horseboxes?  Fore whatever reason, I quite like horseboxes.

Jon

Offline John Candy

Re: Milk and Racehorses.
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2018, 07:59:50 PM »
Jon,

Currently the only horsebox I have is LNER dia.5 (1938) from the GRS kit.
Of those I am considering, the earliest are from c.1895 (GNR) and most of the others are Edwardian era types.
The target period for Monkton Priors is 1930s/40s.
I imagine these would be too "modern" for your requirements?

Regards,
John.
My fellow Members, ask not what your Society can do for you, ask what you can do for your Society.

Offline Jon Nazareth

Re: Milk and Racehorses.
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2018, 09:15:14 AM »
John

You are right, I do like them to be early but the GNR one may be okay.  I'll have to see if I can find a picture of it.  If you sold these, I expect that it would be body only?

Jon

Offline Jon Nazareth

Re: Milk and Racehorses.
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2018, 09:28:45 AM »
I did find this one and it has the 'look' but, no date.

Jon

Offline John Candy

Re: Milk and Racehorses.
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2018, 09:56:51 AM »
That is dia.352 which was subject of the following topic I raised a few years ago and is the type I now have in mind.

http://g3forum.org.uk/index.php/topic,257.0.html

John
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Offline Jon Nazareth

Re: Milk and Racehorses.
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2018, 11:30:32 AM »
John

You can add my name to the list.

Jon