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 Posted: Fri Jan 4th, 2013 09:30 pm
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Years ago, when I were a nipper, I had a Colmans Mustard van, amongst many other private owner wagons.

Now I am starting again, I am looking for a van as it will fit nicely with my LNER ish plans.... I can find some on eBay of course, but as I am a glutton for punishment I thought it would be fun to bask a kit, and roll one of my own.

I think,, they vans were a 12 ton van with 10ft wheelbase, but I am unsure of what pattern exactly. Can any one help with a link to some info?

Also, does any one know where I can find some transfers / decals for the same?

Thanks in advance GB.



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 Posted: Sat Jan 5th, 2013 08:27 am
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David, there are three pictures of a restored van in Colman's livery here:

http://www.geograph.org.uk/search.php?i=38990714

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Hi Greenboy,

I thought I would look at this site for you, but unfortunately its only a 7 Plank wagon thats available.  Vans are not available in OO.

http://www.robbiesrollingstock.co.uk/images/E_MID/Colmans.gif

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Markeg - thanks for the link, I have been looking at RTR stock and the 7 plank wagons used I think for transport of raw materials - but likely Coal, are readily available, and so are the Vans, if you look around enough. However I am looking for a kit to bash - so am thinking an Parkside Dundas model of a 12 ton van - Diag 94? suchas their prodcut code PC 61 - I think this will do, however the detailing is the issues - in particular the painting of the name and logo
col.mustard ... er stephens - thanks for the links - nice photos, and it was from these I think I these show a Diag 94 will serve.
Thanks for all your thoughts and comments. Much appreciated.
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And minutes later - SneezBay comes up trumps :doublethumb
A guy running an online shop called ModelGraphix sels water slide transfers and has Colmans Mustard in 00 gauge. Soon as the wife is back I will order some - (cant remember the password to her account :oops:
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Not too far O.T.... did anyone else see the recent Idiot's Lantern show on British foodstuffs that featured Colemans mustard?
Interesting on several levels, I was intrigued with the results of the company's agronomists efforts to breed a sturdier and more productive mustard variety instead of the plants of widely varying growth habits which grew from their stock seed. 
A couple of years down the line they were gradually unable to produce the same hot and pungent condiment and after seed samples were analysed 'scientifically' they discovered that the original seed mixture produced differing tastes and the originator had accidentally got it 'just right'.
Fortunately they still had a few samples from which to resurrect their famous mustard, which my French chums refuse to put on the beef when they visit! They are equally emphatic in their detestation of 'Mint Sauce'......

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dooferdog wrote:  my French chums refuse to put on the beef when they visit! They are equally emphatic in their detestation of 'Mint Sauce'......

Doug

And what do the french know about good food anyway? ;-)



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