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Butler Henderson

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  1. A quick attack of the packaging where neccesssary with a knife is hardly substantial modification IMO but really should be unneccessary and the packaging should be provided to allow for add ons. Think the most dramatic I have done and could be classed possibly as substantial is to the T9 packaging to allow the tender to stay coupled.
  2. Most likely sat in a container at Felixstowe and probably still there for weeks to come.
  3. Interesting comment on the design of the Corgi Biplane that they had to ensure parts did not easilly break - can we just hope that spreads to the red box range.
  4. My TV lising described it as "Series continues" rather than a new season.
  5. IIRC DJ was full of himself (as usual) on the drive arrangement being the bees knees - it works better in N . I would be concerned over the long term life of the rods doing what they were not designed for and look for a proper replacement.
  6. Also questionable how did that four coach rake fit in the station
  7. Manning a club sales stand a few years back long after Limas demise I had difficulty keeping a straight face as one punter enquired if there were any Leemar locos as he had been told they were good and did not seem interested in any of the reasonble quantity of far newer locos on the stand.
  8. The one Lima "loco" l have kept is a Green 101 that is an excellent runner, one of those rare ones where the gears mesh perfectly. It had been treated to a replacement CD player type motor and might get a set of new wheels in due course but what it really could do with is a centre car which seem to be as rare as rocking horse droppings
  9. Collectors Club DRS ones arrived today
  10. There have been at least two books, Letting off Steam and For the Love of Steam
  11. Presume its similar to the bogie on the Schools - I managed to self thread a nut onto the pivot with a washer below it. Pretty poor design penny pinching.
  12. Seems to be a fact if this web site is correct https://www.steelconstruction.info/Weathering_steel
  13. The height of N Kato track can be disguised using OO cork underlay strips; the type that splits centrally with a chambered edge which neatly adjoins the Kato track
  14. Some explanation of delivery delays would be useful; on their website a number of 2021 releases are annotated as Winter 2022.
  15. Close - Great Central Railway's London Extension - published 1999 ISBN 0-7110-2618-1 There is also the 1988 book The Great Central from the Footplate written with Frank Stratford ISBN 0-7110-1759-X The Last Years book predated that (1986) ISBN 0-7110-1613-5 The two Colin Walker Twiliight books were published by Pendyke Pyblications - Twilight in 1986 ISBN 904318 12 5 and Twilight Finale in 1993 ISBN 0904318 15 X
  16. The 25th year edition of The Hornby Book of Trains 1954-1979 gives a list of products with the following R numbers having been reused by then - R11/18-28,40-42,48,51/2/6/8, 60-75, 77-80, 83/4/6/7/9,90/3/6-8 R100-109, 114/9/25/6, 130-137, 143/54/6, 162-165, 181-184, 190-197, 199 R201-206, 208-218, 220/2/4/7, 229 -232, 235-237, 239-242,244,252,254-256,282 R300-304, 307-318,331, 350-353,357/8,360-367,377-379 R385-391,395/7/8 R400/1/7, 410-413, 415,422/3,428-439, 448-452, 454/5, 474 R514-9, R550-2 R620*/1/4/5/8, 630-632,634/5/7/9, 657/9, 660,670/1 R720/4/6 *R620 had been reused three times - 1963 Engineering Dept Coach, 1970 Flexible Track, 1979 rerailer/uncoupler.
  17. Got an email today from LT Museum saying Sherlock (received last Thursday) had been despatched
  18. Out of habit I always look at loco upside down before first running it due to misaligned pick ups being something of a near universal issue IME.
  19. LT Museum are using Royal Mail - Sherlock arrved in a box big enough for two
  20. Sherlock hiding in the packaging either thinking Moriarty is about or because I forgot it needs a Plux 22 decoder
  21. Looking at some rail operators web sites they are not much better. There some very simple things that can improve bus services; link the destination display to the gps ticket machine so that it updates appropriately the remainder of the journey - little point still saying its going to x via y when y was passed long ago. Ensure bus stop information is up to date / provide information if none is and on routes where "hail and ride" applies provide some signage at intervals so people know there is a service. Yet if had survived a large chunk of HS2 would not be needed. A issue often overlooked with the GC route that bode against it was the Nottinghamshire coalfield where increasing subsidence was being more of problem in comparison to the Midlands route. A interesting theme for a model would be what would have happened if the Midland became so riddled by subsidence it became unuseable around Clay Cross; the Loughborough connection still built but as a double track mainline and the GC retained northwards from there. Maybe even the Nottm Suburban repaired from its war time damage to allow NE-SW services to loop round without reversing to then run via the GN through Derby and Egginton jn to Burton.
  22. Try the 17 track app on a mobile - it covers all carriers without any privacy issues and may auto detect the carrier from the number or if not offers a list to use to pick from.
  23. Having a naming facility in the case of duplicated types of loco I use in the name a visual livery difference where possible.
  24. Same issue with Hornby and the K1; yet a clear market.
  25. Might it be delayed as they have decided the woeful electrical connection twix loco and tender needs radical improvement.
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