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  1. 6 minutes ago, Captain Kernow said:

    I think the shade varied in BR days, so why not in LMS days as well?



    In hindsight I should have primed with red oxide.


    17 minutes ago, BenL said:

     I think from the esteemed Coachman - suggesting that Presision LMS bauxite is the way to go as it's distinctly brown as LMS bauxite apparently was in real life.


    Dearer and less readily available Ben although if Coach recommends them who am I to argue.

  2. 8 minutes ago, County of Yorkshire said:



    Are the cast coupling hooks the LMS whitemetal ones? If so, how to you fit the three links? Do you just hang them from the hook, or do you drill out the coupling eye with a .45 drill bit?



    Yes and you can drill them 0.6mm to fit the links. They have dimples on to guide the drill. Fiddly but doable.



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  3. On 06/01/2021 at 22:30, checkrail said:

    As usual with OR wagons there were a couple of modifications required.  The couplings are always much too long, leaving about half a wagon length between vehicles (Ok, I exaggerate a bit!).  There was no way to shorten them other than to saw the coupling mounting blocks off the underframe and replace with Peco/Parkside versions and short Bachmann TLs.



    A tip I've found with these OR tank wagons is to remove the coupling including their wedge shaped adaptor and replace it with Hornby's similar X 6354 and then a short Bachmann TL will fit.

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  4. On 04/07/2017 at 12:11, Derails Models said:


    Hopefully you've managed to find some now, sorry I could only supply a couple of packs - as explained Hornby had around 600 on last week's spares list but were down to only 8 this week! 


    These seem to be in short supply again unless someone knows different.

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