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  1. Hi, I'm a couple of weeks off finishing my DJH 31 in 7mm scale. I always intended to sell it (Ebay) once complete (i just enjoy building). I now have a quandry; 1. do I paint it too in either blue or early green? 2. Do I prime it and leave it up to the next owner to choose livery? 3. Do i sell it in bare metal for the new owner to have carte blanche choice? Option 1 offers a complete model but narrows 'the market', whereas 2 and 3 also narrow the market by the potential exclusion of those not wishing to paint. The model has been detailed to a class 31 (first roof mods) and is a 'skinhead' version so will cover around 63 to 80 (ish) and so could appeal to steam runners and post tops blue diesel runners too. Oh...... And there's the Pre-TOPS or post TOPS transfer issue too! I've not seen too many for sale in 'to paint and transfer' condition. Is this something that would appeal to the average 7mm scale modeller? What would you do or what have you done in similar circumstances? Thanks
  2. With skill and practice you can use an iron set at 350 deg. There's plenty of temp controlled irons available though.
  3. You need to use the word officially in the title. I have, as a secondman, been with drivers who have exceeded this speed... ....unofficially...
  4. Never drove 31's but passed on 33's and 37's. The 37 was poor pulling away under a heavy loading and would cut-out if you were not super gentle with them. The view out of the cab was poor and some were fitted with some sort of device on the rad fan that squealed like a pig being slaughtered when it started up. By the time I was driving them, the cabs were draughty and the front windows leaked. The ones I got on from South Wales were in a terrible, filthy, poorly maintained state. Compared to a 33, the 37 was weaker, certainly under heavy load when trying to gain speed. If I had two 33's in multiple, they'd pul anything up any gradient.
  5. Talking of 73, here's some images to make us all quiver.. Makes you almost want to take samples from your pile of mags and retire away for some brief 'me time' doesn't it?
  6. The origin of the topic was not to knock the quality of the models. To do so further erodes the romance of the memories. Just for balance, here's some wonderful imagery from '74, one with a young man who was probably envied more than Marc Bolan..
  7. Now I still drool over these titans of the decade that brought us Brotherhood of Man, Abba and the HST and i'm an avid collector of the contents of catalogues 19 to 27. But, did anyone in Margate realise someone had dropped this open wagon prior to photographing? Or that using this Brush 4 image for a model that clearly looked better than this beast when finally released made sound business sense?
  8. Who'd of thought it, the darn charlatans! I've just taken (what i thought was going to be) a trip down memory lane into the glorious late autumn of 1974, with the prospect of Slade and Wizzard and instantly flammable Christmas tinsel sat patiently waiting to adorn the house again. A flick through the 1974 Hornby catalogue in excited anticipation of the big fella popping down the chimney seemed like just the way to begin the yuletide build-up. But I find that Hornby doctored the images in the catalogue. I never knew! Where can I go from here! All those boyhood imaginations blown away! Here's the evidence in 3 damning exhibits:
  9. Time Left: 4 days and 5 hours

    • FOR SALE
    • USED - boxed, complete and unmodified

    Bachmann cl 40 as cl'97' Aureol fitted with DCC 21 pin Olivia's sound chip. Fully working. Awesome 'whistler' sound! Comes with spare frost grilles. Will be posted well pa kedrecorded to sign for with sufficient insurance.

    £180.00

  10. Time Left: 24 days and 21 hours

    • FOR SALE
    • USED - boxed, complete and unmodified

    Complete and boxed. Full working order Gaugemaster Prodigy Express DCC01 starter system. Ideal entry level DCC system.

    £150.00

  11. This advert is COMPLETED!

    • FOR SALE
    • NEW (retail stock)

    Peco chassis with scratchbuilt body to an image of a 'denparts' wagon at Derby in mid 70's. Used to transport DMU engine parts to depots. Please study images. Good build quality.

    £30.00

  12. This advert is COMPLETED!

    • FOR SALE
    • USED - unboxed, modified and evidence of use

    Modified from Slater's 14t tank kit with additional walkway and bottom discharge pipe etc.. As per images. Good quality.

    £30.00

  13. This advert is COMPLETED!

    • FOR SALE
    • USED - unboxed, modified and evidence of use

    Built from brass MMP kit. Diag 1/108 unfitted. Weathered as per 60's/70's usage. Good quality. Full soldered construction.

    £30.00

  14. This advert is COMPLETED!

    • FOR SALE
    • USED - unboxed, modified and evidence of use

    Built from Parkside kit without modification. Please study images. Weathered in completely rusted condition. Unfitted diag 1/108 type. Good quality.

    £30.00

  15. Hi all, As (real) modelling is on hold pending a house move, I'm currently concentrating on researching the consists of workings through Selby in May-Oct 79. The WTT's throw up a few interesting workings from the period and it's fascinating to see the railway divided almost into two types: the day railway of restricted pathways of expresses interspersed with locals and the night railway of sleepers, van trains and fast freights. As an example the first HST didn't pass through Selby until 0809 as 1A05 0650 ex Newcastle to KX; the last HST passed through at 2200 as 1N10 1955 ex KX to Newcastle. I have the BR carriage workings (passenger) for the period and the consists of class 1 and 2 trains are pretty much complete. I need the traction booked onto various loco hauled workings. I assume most (even all) would be designated for type 4 or Deltic traction. There are some heavy trains. As an example 1S70, the 2215 KX to Aberdeen, has a booked consist of GUV x3, BG, SLSTP x2, SLF, SLSTP, SLF, SLSTP, SLF, SLSTP, BG - a total of 13 vehicles loaded to D560. I assume such a train would be booked a 47 or at least a 45? Any help on the consists of class 3 NPCCS would be gratefully received too! Thanks and regards
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