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    GWR up to Modernisation Plan but especially 1934 thro' 1955 liveries. Also interested in Gresley, Stanier and Bulleid 4-6-0s and pacifics and BR Standards. Plain green diesels preferred to cigar label steam loco's.
  1. Just asked my wife about Bristol connection and she says that Nottingham was Imperial Tobacco but does remember what or why.
  2. Question for original poster. How did you progress this modification? The reason I ask is that I recently bought a Bachmann 39-240 expecting it to have fixed seat interior but it has the simulated loose table and chair interior. Basically an RFO without the Restaurant Car branding. It has a smooth roof without oversize weld seams. i shall keep it and source a fixed seat moulding from somewhere to cut and shut to suit its running number M3001. The diagram 72 version with centre door and narrow windows is interesting so I may get another 39-240 to make one of the M3003-M3019 series using parts from a non-gangway coach. There is a Bachmann sale on so some 39-240 FO may be cheaper than usual. I paid £30.95 including P&P. Has anyone seen any going cheaper?
  3. Full size data. https://spicerparts.com/calculators/driveline-operating-angle-calculator
  4. Sale items still in stock are listed under Bargains tab and manufacturers list as always. I find the word Bargain is a little wide in meaning. There are some coaches described as Bargain for £22 that were a £12 bargain a few years ago. In the book selling trade it is usual that the lowest advertised price is used to calculate the remainder price for sales of new books. Usually ten percent of last published price. Once a book is marked down it cannot go back up. The remainder price is also used to calculate royalties. Maybe a similar scheme should apply to model railways. Would upset ebay sellers asking above RRP.
  5. I bought one of these to see if the chassis is a good runner. Out of the box it pulled sixteen 12T goods vans plus four GWR goods brake vans on second radius oval. Very smooth at all speeds. Suitably impressed, two more just arrived. Three loco's for the price of one from main range is hard to beat. One will stay original but other two are for projects and spares. I also bought some more brown and cream MK1 coaches with 1959 roundel to make a standard-5 set but cannot find a photograph or carriage notes as such. Composites rare on WR also.
  6. I bought two convector heaters that had three warranty. One was duff as bought and was replaced immediately. The scond one went wrong after about 63 days. I took it back and was told the return to store limit was 60 days. I managed by arithmetic logic to convince staff member that 63 days from whenever was 60 working days and got another heater. One of them packed up after more than 60 days so had to go along three year warranty route. Easy except that I had to return it at my expense to Australia. So I bought a switch for a fiver and repaired it myself.
  7. Another torpedo ventilator drawing in NRM archives (external link)... http://www.nrm.org.uk/ResearchAndArchive/drawing?group=Derby%20Carriage%20%26%20Wagon&objid=7955
  8. Link to drawing of torpedo ventilator at NRM (proably other variations)... http://www.nrm.org.uk/ResearchAndArchive/drawing?group=Derby%20Carriage%20%26%20Wagon&objid=4088
  9. More details at this external link... http://svrtrust.org.uk/our-vehicles/lms/12992-2.html
  10. Some more information here... http://www.cs.vintagecarriagestrust.org/se/CarriageInfo.asp?Ref=660
  11. Just for fun I sent an email the address in their message and it came back from two Hawkins email addresses rejected by server as 'unknown'.
  12. I received this email from Hawkins today but bag is empty. Hawkin's Bazaar GIFTS GADGETS TOYS MODEL SHOP You still have time to order! Hi , There is still time to complete your order at Hawkin’s Bazaar. Don’t worry if you are not 100% sure the items below are right for you as we are currently offering a 5% discount on total values! Your code: Edited here If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to drop us an email at [email protected] Don’t forget we offer free delivery on all orders over £40* Thank you for visiting. PROCEED TO CHECKOUT SHOPPING BAG Product Name Qty Subtotal Product Hornby R4684 BR Collett Coach Corridor 3rd Crimson And Cream 2 £39.98 Product Stunt Poly Glider 1 £0.40 I'm Product FREE - Stunt Poly Glider 1 £0.00 Grand Total: £40.38 CONTINUE SHOPPING PROCEED TO CHECKOUT Delivery Terms & Conditions Returns © 2016 Tobar Group Trading Limited. all Rights Reserved. *Free Tracked Standard UK Delivery on all orders over £40. Free delivery promotions only apply to standard UK delivery services where order totals equal or exceed £40 (excluding delivery charge). You have received this courtesy email from us today regarding your user experience on the site, but you have not been entered into any marketing databases. Our system can take up to 30 minutes to update, and we may not have registered your purchase within our email system if a different email was used to complete the transaction. If you no longer wish to receive operational emails from us please click here
  13. Faendre Hall 5954 was in August 1948 the first ex-GWR loco to be painted in lined black with lion on wheel emblem. I will post a picture when I can work out how to do it from ipad.
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