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  1. A couple of quick questions if I may. I've just received 5028 from the latest batch of these wagons. The weight is clearly loose inside the wagon and is sliding around. Is it supposed to be like that and, if not, does anyone know how to remove the body so I can sort it out? Thanks.
  2. It's funny, I think the opposite. Maybe there was just a lot of variation on the real things.
  3. Ex-works appears much lighter although I appreciate you cannot trust just one picture. I'm happy to live with it the way it is however. Love the yellow fan.
  4. My 20227 arrived today. I wondered what other owners of this model thought about the shade a railfreight grey used? Looks a bit too dark to me. Lovely model in all other aspects.
  5. If that. It entered service in April 1990 and was renumbered in July 1991.
  6. 90037 was numbered 90137 from 1991 to 1999. This is what it looked like in August 1998.
  7. Great news, love these wagons. Transition from old to new Castle livery actually started as early as 1998 as this great picture on Flickr by Bill Atkinson shows.
  8. Sounds like these wagon conversions were a bit of a white elephant in the real world - trialled a lot but never settling down on a single flow for any length of time. I note they are still in the current Bachmann catalogue however.
  9. Nice one. Anyone know when the BBAs received Railfreight Metals livery?
  10. Bachmann TTA chassis and scratch built body.
  11. By the way, here is one of the Liquid Chlorine TTAs my Step-Father has converted for the same train. I'm well happy.
  12. My Step-Father is kindly building me some tank wagons to form a typical Almwch to Ellemere Port chemical train from the 80s & 90s. We need to choose the barrel colour for the Ethylene Dibromide TTA/Bs as per Paul Bartlett's excellent photos below: https://paulbartlett.zenfolio.com/associatedocteltankwagon/hbd14942#hbd14942 https://paulbartlett.zenfolio.com/associatedocteltankwagon/h15788f76#h15788f76 Anyone any idea what the name of this grey was? Was it a standard colour? Many thanks.
  13. From memory there were only three 86s put into EWS livery; 261, 401 & 426. Here's a minty 401 at Crewe in May 1998.
  14. Thanks Ben. 25912 in its special livery will keep me duly occupied until then but great to hear they are in the plan. Here's a shot I took of 904 and 903 passing through Shotton in late 1986 just as I remember the 25s from my early spotting days.
  15. Yes, definately some late surviving banger blue versions would be most welcome. Obviously you cannot please 'all of the people all of the time' but I was a little surprised at the blue TOPS domino versions chosen in the first batch being relative early withdrawals; 093 withdrawn in 1982 and 252 in 1980 respectively.
  16. Just found this picture I took at Eastleigh back in 1998. Looks to be a mix of warflats with yellow ends (at the front) and those without. Gives me enough of an excuse to order some in both liveries.
  17. Just found this thread as I am too trying to find out what the (T) stands for on some of the Bachmann NSV TPO Sorting Vans? There wasn't a definitive answer above? Could these coaches run with airbraked stock? Thank you.
  18. Would make a good Collectors Club model. Weren't the London Transport Museum already considering producing a limited edition in this livery however or did that idea die?
  19. For those still looking - both new TPE 68s showing as available now at Hattons - more than 10 in stock of both as I type.
  20. 040 seems to have had a strange history with its nameplates. As you say it appears to have lost its crests by the late 70's and then the nameplates themselved after overhaul c. May 84 only for a nameplate with crest to reappear on one side only by September 84? (assuming the Flickr photograph dates are correct)
  21. I'm still waiting for mine to arrive, fingers crossed, but I thought from the pictures on Hattons website that they got this detail correct at least on BOC16 (0014)? https://www.hattons.co.uk/450705/heljan_boc16_100_ton_boc_tank_in_boc_liquid_nitrogen_livery_with_red_stripe_and_gps_bogies_0/stockdetail.aspx
  22. But why is it so pointless to try and have a reasoned debate about product prices? My earlier comment on the price of the 58, which got badly bounced on, was in part trying to understand if there were any improvements over the previously issued Heljan model to help justify the significant increase in price (given there are no development, tooling costs etc.) over the normal inflation factors. Is it so wrong to debate such a thing on an open forum such as this? Is it really off topic to the new announcements? I can imagine it is frustrating to be a moderator sometimes when they're doing this 24/7 and I put the moment of bluntness down to this as these guys do a great job overall but it's a bit stange to be allowed to applaud or even laugh at such public rudness but not be able to discuss product pricing in an attempted constructive way.
  23. That's part of my point though, even given Olivias 'interesting' pricing strategy, a Heljan Railfreight one would cost you £135 from them whereas with full allowable discount you are talking £157 for this EFE Railfreight release (noting it is also weathered).
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