What's this NPCS?

Any aspect related to the prototype stock.
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Graham Tipple
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What's this NPCS?

Post by Graham Tipple » Thu Sep 28, 2017 12:58 pm

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Dear friends, I wonder if any of you can help me identify this piece of NPCS and how I can get a picture or drawing so that I can finish it off. I made it thus far in 1971-2 before a move to Zambia stopped my modelling in its tracks, so to speak. It has louvres in the penultimate panels both ends and there seem to be double doors in the end. I lined it out back then and marvel at my steady hand - now long gone! It is 30 feet long; I must have had a drawing - Skinley, modelling press? Please help me in my mystery. It's on two pics to get it narrow enough for Forum to accept it! Best wishes, Graham

MIKEWILLIAMS
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Re: What's this NPCS?

Post by MIKEWILLIAMS » Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:34 pm

It's a Diagram 83 Covered Carriage Truck, Graham - see p. 205 of the Wagon Book. The only addition to your admirable paint job is that the centre panels on the doors should be slate. One amendment - the louvres should be varnished pine i.e. creamy colour, weathered with a suitable amount of grime.

Best

Mike

Graham Tipple
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Re: What's this NPCS?

Post by Graham Tipple » Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:19 pm

Thanks, Mike. So it is. I wonder why I hadn't spotted the similarity. It's a 6 wheeler too which will give me an excuse to try a Cleminson truck. It's a pity I didn't paint the other side in my youth! Best wishes, Graham

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