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Old 16-07-2017, 01:49 PM   #171
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If they only have doors on one side they are probably tram coaches.
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Old 16-07-2017, 07:57 PM   #172
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You could be right there. I did try to find who made it and what it was used with, but though I saw a picture of another in a different colour, there was nothing to say where the thing came from. It is obviously a toy rather then a model, though it is rather nice as it is.
That reminds me. I have a book about the toy side of trams somewhere...
That reminds me.... On looking for the book (Not found it yet) I found an old railway map. I will take a photo or two of it. Somewhere on it it says it was updated in 1842 or 1852. Is always interesting to see what was there in those days!
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Old 16-07-2017, 08:33 PM   #173
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Just brought the old map out. Hard to date but it has written amendments in 1841. Has the Heart Of Wales line going up to Llandovery and no further. Has a single line in North Wales towards Angle sea. Has the line into Wales terminating in Neyland which used to be called Milford (Not Milford Haven which is further west) as the only line in South West Wales at the time. Is interesting what was there and what was not there.
Originally I thought the map was damaged via the use of an ink pen marking the railway lines but found out this is how the old maps were made. This is made by glueing thin card portions containing the map sections onto a cloth backing. It is impressive in how detailed it is. It shows England and Wales, but not Scotland (Just the boarder).
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Old 19-07-2017, 08:40 PM   #174
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After some drilling and careful filing I have reached this stage! The next thing I'm going to look at is to do some work to the one doorway that is set back from the others. I have two thoughts. One is to leave it set back and give it a reason to be set back. The other is to bring it inline with the rest of the coach body. Not quite sure the best approach is, as really I want to bring it outward a bit. Going to take my time and carefully examine the options! There is an offset roofhatch at the opposite end to the inset doorway.... Umm....We shall see!
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