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Bill Radford

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  1. Don't mention Dapol 68s!!! The problem seems to be made worse when the wagon/coach also has a self-centering coupling. I have no problem with Hornby Mk2f coaches but Bachmann intermodals are a big problem. After reading these thread I thought I'd do some experimenting. Roco couplings - didn't even make a 30" radius turn without derailing. Hunt couplings for Oxford Mk3 (I had some spare) - Perfect,
  2. Common I'm afraid. 50 011 (large logo) has the same problem. My Class 67 Keith Heller had the coupling fall apart while parked up!
  3. Yes, the ScotRail pair - normal runnng of other locos is abot max 70%, with these 30%! At 70% are more like a TGV! Not even risked 100%!
  4. The Replica chassis is excellent - used one for a Hornby 110. There is one drawback - it intrudes into the interior to the extent that seats etc cannot be used.
  5. Look at the instruction for cutting the sloping wall to see if you can tell from that which is the appropriate measurement. Sorry I can't be any more help than that.
  6. I'm sure I saw them in the Liverpool Tate...
  7. Careful! You'll end up down the rabbit hole of Dave Gorman's Catphrase.
  8. TGFB received from Hattons this morning - before the email to say it was on its way!! Colour looks OK to me. Which way round should it be - buffet next to power car or other way round?
  9. ( I think) - I never saw any diesels until closure between Friargate and Egginton - I lived not far from the line - within earshot - so never heard any. That said I did have to go to school... There was a weekend when the B6 Crewe DMU was diverted into Friargate - very early 60s.
  10. I'd like to nominate most of the stations on the Derby to Crewe line. The local isn't bad for a wooden platform but Uttoxeter has only been improved slightly by demolition. All the others do not exactly entice you to leave the train, which considering for the past number of years has been a pre-owned Class 153 with not many careful owners is something that is very welcome when you reach your destination!
  11. Again memories but no photos - the only Hymek I ever saw was in Derby on test - probably with the forerunner of the RTC - in primer - D7028.
  12. I got some metal ones from Ten Commandments. https://tencommandmentsmodels.co.uk/product/modern-station-seats-x-10/
  13. It's not the NEM pocket it's the recepticle on the coach! The quality of the moulding is very poor and varies from coach to coach. Most of mine do not need much persuasion to drop out on their own.
  14. I hadn't noticed that - but then again us in the shires ain't used to these lectrickery things.
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