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Andy 53B

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    BR green & blue diesels from 1965-1968

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  1. According to the website, he will be at a couple of Toy fairs a bit further North, maybe not a 'good bit'. He'll be at Doncaster on 30th December and Bolton the day after.
  2. Hi Mick, excellent and informative talk, as always!! I've sent you some mails hopefully with some photos you've not seen, any problems with them just let me know, Cheers Andy
  3. Hi Jamie, I just had to burst out laughing, I also got the Class 303 EMU cabs from Charlie as I don't think I'd be able to get the curves correct either, but I also got 2 spares as I'm sure I'll end up butchering at least one of them I have to agree with you about DMUs, I don't think you see enough of them or enough variations on green/blue layouts. I spoke with John at Silver Fox models, he was hoping to get some class104s this year using the Hornby class 110s as a basis, Andy
  4. Hi Jamie, as promised, here are a few pics of the Worsley Works etches, if you need any more details or some better pics as these were taken on my phone, just let me know.
  5. Hi Andy, not too sure on the copyright of some of the photos I've got, but most of them are from the Railcar website, https://www.railcar.co.uk/images/class-114/all, if you need any more info, just drop me a PM, Cheers Andy
  6. Hi Jamie, it would appear you have already gone through the same process as I'm going through. As far as the Class 117 to 114 conversion, I'm initially looking at using the etches as overlays rather than as a pure etch as it will give some stability to the sides, even though I'll need to hack some of the windows out. The class 110 is a bit of a slow burner at the moment as each time I look at my photos I begin to notice more and more additional bits and pieces I need to add e.g. horns below the buffers, replacing moulded water pipes, the buffers themselves definitely need replacing! As far as the drive units are concerned, I've already got a replica one and fully appreciate the height issue, so I'm still thinking of replacing the existing motor with a CD/DVD motor and then DCC it to give better control. I figure for the price of the motor, it won't really be that much of a waste of money if it doesn't work out. I don't intend starting the Class 124 TPU until later in the year as I really want to get the other stack of projects out of the way first. I'm in the process of trying to get a lot of the bits and pieces I will need to make a start, so the photos will be really useful, haven't had chance to go through them all yet, but thanks very much. You've obviously made a better start as you've already got the bogies sorted, everything I've researched so far indicate that the Trix ones are to scale and the best available. I'll try and get some photos taken of the etches over the weekend so you can have a look at them.
  7. I had a quick look at the Exact Editions FAQ, it indicated that you could print an article (don't know if this is one page at a time) to PDF, which I think will be really good as it will allow you to read any relevant articles offline without having to have an internet connection .
  8. I was thinking of joining for the same reason, though it does make me wonder how it may affect the print sales of BRM as you are getting a years subscription included.
  9. Anyone else wondering about RMweb Gold?

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    2. Joseph_Pestell


      If it's like TV, it will be repeats of the funniest posts on RMWeb.

    3. Andy 53B

      Andy 53B

      Won't be able to go as far back as Gold because of database issues :D

    4. SVRlad


      Who would present it though? Jonathan Ross?

  10. Hi Jamie, I'm using etches from Worsley Works, but haven't decided whether to get separate underframes, roof etc. or to use cheap Hornby railroad Mk1s and then loads of bits and bobs for all the underframe details, still amassing loads of pics to get it reasonably accurate. I'll be using a Replica Railways chassis but I've got a Class 110 and a conversion of a Lima Class 117 to 114 to complete as well!! You can't have enough DMUs, Thanks Andy
  11. Hi Jamie, the Swindon DMU looks brilliant, I'm in the process of getting all the bits I need for a class 124 TPU, just a quick question regarding the door grab handles, were these made or were they from an etch, if so, can you remember who from, Thanks Andy
  12. Hi all, I wonder if anyone could help me source a copy of RM January 2017 or more specifically the article on the Class 124 Trans-Pennine units. Any help would be great, if not I'll have to source it from Exact Editions, but I don't particularly like the fact I can't keep the copy. Thanks in advance.
  13. Andy 53B

    BRM Podcast

    Must say I thoroughly enjoyed the podcast. How about interviews with real railway people to find out the actual railway was really operated, I'm guessing you'd get a real variety of stories depending on their role.
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