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    East Anglian railways from the beginning until c1960, and especially in East Suffolk - both the prototype and modelling them in both 4mm and 7mm scales, LNER Coaching Rolling Stock and GE Carriage Workings.

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  1. Bure Valley Models has just announced a 4mm scale model of Wroxham Signal Box, a McKenzie & Holland built GE Type 7 box, produced for them by Bachmann and finished in the pre-WW2 Brown and Cream. Wroxham SB had 50 levers so is a longer box than usual and has been preserved. Full details on their website: http://www.burevalleymodels.com/p/19440/44-0074Z---Wroxham-Signal-Box
  2. Thank goodness for that - no longer a clash with F1 Qualifying highlights
  3. Yes generally good but there are some captions that are transposed or misplaced and, disappointingly, only one image with a distant inclusion of any of the coaching stock experimental liveries - this one plum and split milk. Also quite a few of the coloured liveries, even if only to show the lining, totem, etc., are printed in monochrome... Nevertheless more than enough to justify the price.
  4. John, I beg to differ but I have at least a couple of dozen Parkside kits supplied with split spoke wheels; these tend to be the older prototypes such as 9' wb and unfitted but that's not a hard and fast rule. The majority of the other kits were supplied with 3-hole disc wheels. It's only either an odd GWR or possibly an odd SR kit that came with solid spoke wheels...
  5. On the subject of wheel types, I have the impression the GWR used solid spoke rather than split spoke wheels - which I think is what Parkside used to supply in the kits. Any thoughts on this? I've a small assortment of GWR kits to build for my GE Section-based layout just to add to the goods mix.
  6. The Great Eastern laid out most of its country station goods yards using a double slip as the first element off the facing point on the mainline. The double slip provided for a headshunt parallel with the main line and formed the first divergence of the fan-out of sidings into the yard.
  7. Here's a photo of a restored van on the 'Middie' in fitted finish...
  8. A compilation, real and imaginary, illustrating why 'trains take us on the ultimate cinema journey': https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p07zt0jz/inside-cinema-2019-27-locomotion-pictures [Usual caveat - only available to licence payers in the UK]
  9. The Gardner of Norwich PO Wagon is a blatant copy of the limited edition wagon produced by Bachmann last year for the Bure Valley Railway - right down to the running number: http://www.burevalleymodels.com/p/15116/Bachmann---37-076R---7-Plank-Opoen-Wagon-Gardner-of-Norwich
  10. Lucky you! 'er indoors had a delivery from Disney 'go missing' only late last month - intended for granddaughter's 6th birthday. Fortunately Disney issued a refund but of course no birthday present.
  11. Unfortunately Hermes has gained a deserved reputation for 'losing' stuff and its processes for dealing with such a situation are designed to make it very difficult to get redress (voice of multiple negative experiences). Add to that the low value of included risk in the carriage cost and the high cost of adding insurance which anyone selling locomotives or more than one item of rolling stock would be wise to take, then the alternative of signing up to Royal Mail in order to use the Tracked 48 service is remarkably attractive, cost competitive and with a sensible insured limit. http
  12. How can you disparage the final finish when it's a CAD realisation??? In the above photograph it could as easily be Fablon (remember that?).
  13. I had an order placed on Thursday afternoon arrive yesterday lunchtime - the little blue sticker was not any problem but the over-abundance of 'Track-Shack' branded sticky tape made it impossible to sneak the package past 'er indoors...
  14. They never apologised to me when I submitted comments in that thread that remained ignored and they certainly never responded to my e-mails (apart from the auto-receipt) so as far as I am concerned do not deserve the courtesy. Perhaps they did learn a lesson though?
  15. If it's the same method as the Hatton's Gauge O Gresley coaches it'll not be even as sophisticated as that - plant the teaser and ignore all responses
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