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  1. Van louvres - sounds like a Dutch Old Master.......... I would like to add louvres to an OO plastic Dapol van which is being converted to a generator / pump van. Is there a source of pre formed louvres in probably brass that would do the trick? Many thanks.
  2. Just need to find some suitable louvres to add.... probably a thin brass overlay.
  3. Sorry Will - only just seen this reply. Mo early photos I'm afraid - the Taunton one is the only early GW set of photos I have seen, and it's posed - no tank of "nasty" and no Mess van nor pump van. I have a BR Blue Dapol FRUIT D to hack about and make a pump van. Add a grille or two, grey paintjob......
  4. 9402 has arrived and it certainly looks great. No need to re-number. 9402, like all (bar 9408) of the lower numbers were OOC based. Not had a chance to run it, but the videos posted on the Bachmann thread are very positive about it's traction abilities. I did promise a Dublo session when I got home. Sadly, the fairies moved all the stored boxes from a shed to the first floor, and I arrived home to find very little free space. I have had a shuffle around, and I have managed to sell off the surplus building materials, so space is being made available....... At least
  5. Amanda - your model is pretty awesome as it is, and kudos to you for being brave enough to put it into "production" for the rest of us less skilled out here.
  6. Sorry for the silence - work and house have kept me busy, but mainly it was all down to a failing very old Company laptop. Like a frail ill person it lost abilities day be day, including the ability to be switched off, and also to see photos. IT have sent me something new and whizzy and so I'm playing catch up. On the day that the Oldest President of the USA (so far) gets his feet under the table, I hope that you, unlike my former laptop, are happy and healthy.
  7. Hotel really is magnificent John. Thank you for inspiring. (Still prefer the giant warehouse in the corner tho - but that's how my mind works)
  8. Happy New Year to all. Nothing late GWR in the Hornby offerings again......... was sort of hoping for a new Saint and dreaming of some Toplights......... They missed a trick here: Surely that "D" should be a "P"????? Here goes for some more lock-down in the UK. 7 weeks...... I feel for the smaller model shops again. Hope you are Happy and Healthy
  9. Cute, but way too old............If I need a space filling in a few years a grounded Brake/Baggage might be of interest...... Hattons must be seething. And to think Hornby could have put this effort into Toplights.........
  10. I managed to get home for Christmas - just! So please excuse the delayed note of thanks to all visitors regular and strangers - please do come again. I hope you all had as good a Christmas as was possible under the circumstances. There are some parcels in the workshop requiring unwrapping but I will get round to that this week. Moving out of the mobile home and into the House was priority #1......... Stay safe
  11. Thank you for the inspiration John. Hope you had as good a Christmas as possible. Regards, Tinker
  12. Another Calne veteran here - 80-83. Was Tanner by any chance "Scoop" Tanner the reporter and photographer for the the Gazette - probably! Would piggy pies head to Janner-land - not sure - them had their own paaaaaasties dinnum?
  13. I am out in the dirt - I will check Russell when I get home. On quick inspection it looks like something could be done with an LMS saloon kit to make a Hawksworth saloon, but then flexibility with dates is required to make those true GW I think - need to research more.
  14. Has anyone successfully cobbled together a 1940s inspection saloon in 00 and if so, how did you do it? Nobody makes a kit or sides any more in OO. Or do I cross my fingers in the hope that a kit comes up at some point? Regards,
  15. Great review - best engine review i have seen. Thanks for passing it on. Look forward to seeing it in the flesh when i get home.
  16. Vehicle loading - easiest summarized as "Make a cross - keep it straight, start low and end higher" You have three planes of movement (up/down, left/right and front/back") Crossing chains or ropes at either end gives control over "front/back, left/right". Un-crossed chains/ropes allow for a lot of sideways movement. Starting low and ending higher sorts the third problem. So crossed chains/ropes in a straight line from the floor to a shackle or suitable attachment point on the chassis of the load. Sudden braking on that load would
  17. Dullcote is such a great product. As you say it gets rid of "toy green" and ages paint with little effort. Not tried it with powders - I prefer paint weathering, but I'm guessing on top of powder it would seal it in place? Dull cote can also help hugely with those trouble some water slide transfers which sometimes evade the work of Microsol etc. But be careful if you have real coal in the bunker - make a mask of paper to cover it before you "Dullcote".
  18. Its long over due - some Red Box items have had a couple of re-tools since the early 80s era.
  19. Fantastic card modelling John. Thanks for sharing. A new Grange will be available soon if your wallet can take it - Moguls and Prairies permitting. And did I see somewhere spoken of a new Saint in a red box?/ (At last!!!!!) My David and Andrew may soon be retired as DC models if that's the case. Regards,
  20. Fake DPD email - says your parcel needs a new delivery time and asks you to pay £3 or £1.  Looks very convincing.  With Black Friday looming and new model releases being couriered about at the moment please do not be tempted to reply.

    1. mike morley

      mike morley

      The felons are getting horribly clever with these things.  No longer is poor English/grammar/punctuation an obvious give-away.

      How do I know?

      I've recently applied to renew my driving licence on line and learned the hard way that I'd used a fake website.  The nearest I got to a clue that all wasnt what it appeared to be was that it asked it for my state and zipcode, not my county and postcode, and to my eternal regret all that did was make me indignant, not suspicious.

  21. You'll get let off easy as a first offense on the MONSTER because the GIANT has a corridor. (in the late 40s)
  22. Will The pump on later weedkiling trains was sat in a longer wheelbase van (FRUIT D /ASMO size). Probably an allocated van with extra vents added - I'm guessing the pump was diesel powered so it would need cooling and venting, plus room for a fuel tank. A Toplight coach would have enough room for both a mess and a pump room.
  23. But they are making one out of parts............which is what formed the question.
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