West End Workbench

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Chas Levin
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Re: West End Workbench

Post by Chas Levin » Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:16 am

jwealleans wrote:
Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:34 pm
Right, Chas, I've had a look at my implement wagon and I also have a hole in the floor there. What I was going to do (and may have done, I don't recall) was cut a piece of planking as an interference fit in the hole, sloping up with the ramps either side. I've filed the headstock back at an angle (I have no idea what that round thing is0 and was going to support the plastic from beneath with Evostick and then when solid gently file it flat with the headstock so it becomes one smooth surface at the transition. Does that make sense?
Hi Jonathan, yes, that makes sense and thank you for having a look. I thought about doing that (putting the flooring up to the tops of the headstocks) but it seems a pity to hide those circular constructions as they're an unusual feature, so I also thought about sloping the floor downwards at about 45 degrees until it's low enough to continue on the horizontal but under the circular things, then boxing in both sides. I might have another go at locating a more informative picture first though... I can't help thinking those round parts must have had some function...

The GC PBV looks very nice - fully agree about the varnished mahogany colour :) It makes a nice bit of variety alongside the teak...
Chas

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Re: West End Workbench

Post by jwealleans » Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:38 pm

Bit of progress now our visitors have gone home. F6 coming on - most of the details are there now, just boiler handrail, brake rigging, sandpipes and a few fine pipe runs and then I'll be cleaning up and trying to see what I've missed. This is the more interesting side:

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I still haven't worked my current fascination with Private Owner wagons out of my system. The Oxford 'Rickett' wagon is one I find hard to resist, but you need some variations on a theme.

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These are both Oxford - the one on the left renumbered, the one on the right repainted and lettered using Powsides transfers. These were an especially tricky set to apply as the shading was on a separate sheet to the letters. I spent a couple of afternoons over the Christmas holidays doing them. There are also no spare number or different tare weights on the sheet, so it was a bit of a disappointment.

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Here the one on the left is Oxford with a London plank added, the one on the right is an Ian Kirk kit.

Finally the D. 1/112 mineral i put up a couple of weeks ago, now finished, weathered and loaded. This is still a fairly new wagon at the time the layout is set, so it's dirty but not too scruffy.

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Re: West End Workbench

Post by manna » Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:21 am

G'Day Gents

Nice set of pictures, Like the F6, but do you know where 'Ricketts' was based in London ??????

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Re: West End Workbench

Post by jwealleans » Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:30 am

I didn’t, but a bit of Googling turned up Bexhill. They were quite a large concern at one time. I’ll see what Keith Turton says tomorrow.

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Re: West End Workbench

Post by manna » Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:15 am

G'Day Gents

Thank you Jonathon, I never thought to Google them :oops: So I wonder if they would have come to Hornsey/East Goods, then gone down the Drain !!.

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Re: West End Workbench

Post by 65447 » Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:41 am

manna wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:21 am
G'Day Gents

Nice set of pictures, Like the F6, but do you know where 'Ricketts' was based in London ??????

manna
See Bill Hudson's Private Owner Wagons, Volume 1 (Revised), Plates 86 and 87.

In 1930 Rickett, Cockerill & Co. Ltd., London claimed to be the biggest distributor of house coal in London and the Home Counties. Together with associated companies they owned approx. 180 distribution depots, 4,500 railway wagons, 500 horses, 140 motor and steam lorries and 1,000 road vans. Principal London locations noted include:

MR: Finchley Road, Kensington High Street, Peckham Rye and Somers Town;
LNWR: Devons Road, Camden and Worship Street (Broad Street);
GER: Mile End and Stratford;
GWR: Paddington High Level.

Were coal contractors and factors over most parts of the country, coal coming from Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire fields and also wagons travelling as far as Staffordshire, Midlands and S Wales.

Most wagons survived and passed into NCB ownership; one from the first batch seen at North Gawber Colliery, Barnsley, in 1978. Chas. Roberts, Wakefield, builder's plates appear in the two examples photographed, both have the slightly reduced height plank over the side door cut to 'London' dimensions - there being a premium rate payable for manually lifting coal over a certain height.

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Re: West End Workbench

Post by 65447 » Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:11 pm

jwealleans wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:38 pm
I still haven't worked my current fascination with Private Owner wagons out of my system. The Oxford 'Rickett' wagon is one I find hard to resist, but you need some variations on a theme.
Locally, Moy was the East Anglian coal merchant - you really should have a few as there would have been a sales office at Framlingham...

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Re: West End Workbench

Post by jwealleans » Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:00 pm

There is an ex-Moy in the coal train.

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Re: West End Workbench

Post by manna » Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:38 pm

G'Day Gents

Thank you for that, very interesting, amazing how some very big companies just dissapeared with the changing of time, who would have thought that ICI would vanish.

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Re: West End Workbench

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Re: West End Workbench

Post by billbedford » Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:28 am

Eccentric Romfords? maybe you need some springs in there...
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Re: West End Workbench

Post by jwealleans » Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:08 am

They're W & Ts, Bill and there's just one I can't get square on the axle. I am going to have to take it off and have another go, the rolling road was letting it flap all over the place.

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Re: West End Workbench

Post by jwealleans » Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:05 am

A little more cleaning up, touch of filler under the dome and it's ready for paint. Please tell me if you see anything I've missed - I've already seen some more sanding operating rods on a photograph I found yesterday and the vent on the front of the cab might just need beefing up.

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Re: West End Workbench

Post by 65447 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:10 am

Looking good Jonathan. My only comment is that the brake rodding looks to be too high and not quite straight...

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Re: West End Workbench

Post by jwealleans » Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:12 pm

Thanks, '47. The 'bit high' is determined by the Gibson brake shoes, which may be a bit generic. i've tweaked them down a bit. 'Not quite straight' is going to be a problem with this loco as it's very hard to pick it up without gripping (and bending) them. Something to be careful of.

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