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Roddy Angus

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  1. The requirements for exhibitors and customers at events in the SECC will be set by the SECC. Modelrail Scotland will have no say on what restrictions to apply, they can only pass on what the SECC's requirements are. The full set of requirements for visitors can be found on the SECC website but those for exhibitors must be elsewhere. I suspect that a negative LFD test by exhibitors on each day of the exhibition will be the minimum but I don't know that for definite. Precautions in Scotland are likely to be more stringent than in other parts of the UK. Roddy
  2. I am not sure the would necessarily be the case. Accurascale, who I am only using as an example because they give regular updates, put their Deltic into production in March 2021(newsletter dated 9 February 2021) and they are expecting it to be in the UK in mid-March 2022 (newsletter dated 30 December 2021). Hornby may have a bit more sway over its production but I suspect that, even for a November delivery date, they must be at an advanced stage and it is probably too late to amend production schedules, due to the knock on effect on producers' other customers, without a significant delay in delivery. Roddy
  3. I found that the movable face tended to lift as it mated with the fixed face. However this was easily cured by putting a bend in the washer (bent using a pair of pliers and a bar) securing the movable face to the base. This removed the slack and the faces now mate up exactly. I've not used it for anything yet but it looks to be a useful tool, I succumbed and bought a second today. Should be really useful for drilling oiling holes in propeller tubes (for boats). Best wishes Roddy
  4. Does this look familiar? The house to the right used to be a shop and the "gastropub" used to be a real dockers bar. Corner of Baltic Street and Elbe Street, South Leith near Edinburgh. As I said before, your models just scream LEITH! Best wishes Roddy
  5. A CE mark will still be required if a model is to be exported to Europe. Any separate UK testing requirements will effectively be additional unless an item is for sale only in the UK. Roddy
  6. Sorry I don't have any pictures and the coaches are packed away at the moment. Basically all I did was reduce the size of the equipment boxes under the chassis so that the angle of the sides are better. There was an explanation of how to do this earlier in this thread. Apart from re-numbering, I did little else as my painting skills will never match those of the manufacturer. Perhaps it is my eyesight but, at normal viewing distance, I can't really see most of the issues raised by others. Regards Roddy
  7. With the latest versions from Oxford, at least the Virgin ones, the footboards and coupling springs are more securely fitted. I have taken 7 apart so far to modify the chassis and even though I was fairly rough with them non of the coupling springs came off. With earlier versions I had to remove the couplings before doing any work, as they would ping of when sanding, but, with the Virgin ones, I was unable to easily release the couplings so I left them in place without any problems. Similarly, there were no loose footboards. I didn't lose any screws but I kept them in a secure container. I don't think the construction of these is any worse than other models. Roddy
  8. Hopefully the model will be released at the same time in order to capitalise on the free advertising in the run up to Christmas. When are the train packs going to be available? ( rhetorical question). Regards Roddy
  9. Cut the tip of a cocktail stick and use that to gently scrape the old number off. Should come off quite easily and as long as you don't scrape too hard, the paint finish won't be damaged. Regards Roddy
  10. Unless they have changed their approach, Rainbow Railways do not re-spray individual models, they only do their own commissions. I asked the same question of them a few months ago. Regards Roddy
  11. Sorry wrong thread, this one is about international shipping insurance and how to run a small model railway manufacturing company. Best wishes Roddy
  12. Maybe this will be one for Model Rail Scotland, there is a precedent? Regards Roddy
  13. Stand up at the opening of Warley and shout "Let's play choo choos!" Roddy (resigns membership immediately)
  14. You could use a 1/48 model and put it in the background. Perspective will make it look okay, as long as you don't have anything larger close to it. Roddy
  15. Try Hannants but probably only in 1/48 or 1/32. Roddy
  16. DCC Bachmann 2fs are retailing about £81 now and the next lot may well be dearer. Roddy
  17. Does anyone do figures of reporters throwing up?
  18. That's a deal breaker for me, I'll have to order a set just so that I can cancel my order in disgust! Roddy
  19. I don't know if it would help but if you can find out details of Exercise Lionheart you might be able to see how various units/vehicles were, and would have been, transported. This was a large scale mobilisation exercise to test how troops and equipment, including TA, would be transported to continental Europe, should the balloon go up. I am not sure how much rail transport was used in reality. We drove our rovers and 3 tonners from Leith to South Shields, including going through Newcastle under police escort and ignoring red lights, which was fun, and then went by an RFA ship to I think Belgium. Coming back was more relaxed, by North Sea Ferries, but I think a lot of the civvies were a bit confused by the number of squaddies on board. Clearing customs was also fun, including a 3 tonner of booze consisting of everyone's alcohol allowance. You may be able to find out if rail was used for any transportation during the exercise, as a lot of the detail will now be declassified. Best wishes Roddy
  20. Also meant to add, the escort coaches have a different end layout to standard coaches, presumably because they are designed to operate independently and not rely on power from the locomotive. Possibly not that noticable but depends how accurate you want to be. Best wishes Roddy
  21. From looking at photos online, I think the 2f escort coaches may have used the strengthened class 47/57 windscreens. This is because the photos show bolt heads and I would assume that DRS would use what they had available. Hence the suggestion that they are class 47/57. This is based on guess work, and may be wrong, but that is what I have gone with. There is also a suggestion that the escort coaches are 2e, not 2f, but I haven't got round to checking on that yet. There does seem to be differences in the chassis configuration, but not sure if it is standard 2e or modified 2f. Regards Roddy
  22. I hope you are not trying to imply that there was a deliberate attempt to damage a competitors' products by a factory, unless you have firm evidence to back that up? You could be hearing from their lawyers if you continue to make statements like that. Roddy
  23. Thanks Andy, I thought 3 months would be a bit optomistic. Regards Roddy
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