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  1. I first visited the back cupboard in Chapel Market around 1970 then followed it through the upstairs shop and on to Pentonville Road. A great source of inspiration and supplies for many years! Tony
  2. I believe there are some photos of Ynysybwl in the Dick Riley Collection on Transport Treasury at https://www.transporttreasury.co.uk/page126.html I have not seen them personally so I do not know how useful they will be. Tony
  3. It was done on the Lulworth Camp layout by Mike Walshaw. Here is a photo with apologies for the quality. The blockman (army term for signalman) came in and out as required. Tony
  4. The green Silberlinge modelled by Kiss were the prototypes from 1959. Strictly speaking, they were not a batch as they were all individual prototypes, most of which, if not all, were painted green. They were classes AB4nb-58, AB4nb-58a, B4nb-58, B4nb-58a, B4nb-58b, B4nb-58c, B4nb-58d, B4nb-58e, B4nb-58f, B4nb-58g, BD4nf-58 and BD4nf-58a. I don't know the Direktions offhand. They were in this topic on the Railways of Germany forum, https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/germanrailfr/silberlinge-t142.html , from post#18 onward. However, on Höchstädt, Rule 1 is a frequent visitor. Tony
  5. In the original classification system, the number is actually the number of axles, the number being omitted for 2-axle vehicles. For example, the AB3yg Umbauwagen was first/second class, 3-axle with enclosed rubber connections. Tony
  6. There is a screw in the funnel and reassembly is tricky as described here. https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/60934-problem-reassembling-Hornby-j94-loco/ Tony
  7. Try here. https://www.warners-shows.co.uk/indoor-shows/the-london-festival-of-railway-modelling/the-london-festival-of-railway-modelling-trade-plan/ Tony
  8. The short answer is no. The only transfers are for WD878 from Cambridge Custom Transfers set BL161 as discussed here. https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/141736-longmoor-military-railway-tender-lettering/ I have seen discussions about people commissioning sets in the past but have never seen any products. One problem is the lack of standardisation over the years which would make it a minefield for any supplier. Tony
  9. It depends which locomotive and at what date. When there were Sappers trained as "Painter and Decorator" tradesmen, there were taught basic sign writing but after 1965 a civilian tradesman did it. There were also subtle changes in style between individual tradesmen. The most noticeable difference was the letter M where the central vee was normally written to the full depth but sometimes it was only half depth. The latter is the style in Cambridge Custom Transfers sheet BL161. This style was used on the tender of WD601 in 1952. The full depth vee can be seen in my photo of WD400 in August 1964 when I was on my CCF course. Tony
  10. When I worked in Nürnberg, I talked to someone whose brother had refused to join the Nazi party in his late teens. Although he qualified at the top of his class in the post office exams, he was unable to get any job because he was not a party member. The need to earn a living is a very strong motive for toeing the line. Tony
  11. Sorry but I am not sure where I found the index. I suspect it was on a free Peco DVD around 2001, possibly the 50 Years of Peco one. My copy was saved in 2005 and needs Microsoft Works, which shows how ancient it is (or I am). Tony
  12. According to the index, it was June 1996, page 256. The title was Running the Meece Valley. Tony
  13. Walter Rothschild is the editor of HaRakevet magazine, http://harakevet.com, and a regular contributor to the Bulletin of the World War Two Railway Study Group. Some years ago when I edited the Bulletin, I was in regular contact with him and found him a constant source of information. I must find this programme online, and see Walter again. Tony
  14. Touring Austria in the early 1970s, I did not see class 2091 very often. Here is one I found at Gresten in June 1975. It was built in 1936 and you can clearly see the luggage compartment. I also found one at Gmünd in 1976. However, at that time the class 2095 were much more common, being that much more modern. The early 1970s were a great time to visit the narrow gauge lines in Austria with a wide choice of lines featuring steam, diesel and electric motive power. Tony
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