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  1. Are Kernow etc. doing both types of cab? PWM650 had the original cab as modelled by JE. The later locos had and a sloping cab front as shown in the photos above.
  2. If you know someone who is a member of the S4 Society or can get to Railwells or Scaleforum you could get the Craig Welsh wooden underframe etch. Alternatively, have you checked Eileen's Emporium for Bill Bedford's range? I'm not sure if they have the exact chassis, but they will have axleguards and brakegear. Rumney Model's axleboxes and Lanarkshire Models buffers to suit!
  3. Meld9003

    DJM, the end.

    After letting Hornby take a kicking on here over the Class 71 duplication, Dave admitted a few months later that he had known the loco was on their to do list... Basically, he tried to poach it from them and got the crowd funders to take the risk
  4. I hope he's checked his contract or he may not own the IP he has registered - I believe some factories will retain the IP but give you a cheaper price because of this. Alternatively, it may be part of a staged payment plan leading to production. The only point to this that I can see is if he has heard that someone is talking to the factory he is in dispute with about taking over the models. There is no other valid reason and it doesn't stop anyone else producing a model he has registered - only from using his IP to do it.
  5. The current yellow panel will have to meet modern regs for running on the national network. There were at least four different type of small yellow panel (inculding width) - see Deltic De Mythology by Ian Strange for details.
  6. I'll see what I can dig up. This photo (https://i.pinimg.com/originals/91/0e/5d/910e5d3ed668aa3584f0617a88baf1ee.jpg) shows the nose grill issue. The real thing is level with the bottom edge of the white cab window surround which from memory is about an inch deep. The actual grille itself is surprisingly complex once you look at it. Will you be doing the rivetted bogies as well? And for the DCC Sound version I believe that engine start up was pretty much simultaneous before ETH was fitted.
  7. There are issues with the face of the loco. Several of the curves are not right, the windscreen V shape doesnt' look sharp enough and the nose grille looks too heavy and seems to be too low compared to the cab side windows. I *REALLY* want this to be right, so I hope they can tidy these things up. They are talking to Brian from Shawplan, so I am hopeful these issue will be corrected. Now, if they could just talk to PenBits and make passive provision for springing in the chassis as well...!
  8. i ordered two and got one set of later class 47 tanks... I got back in touch on 17 November (including a photo) and they said that they would look into it. I am still waiting to here back, so will chase in the new year. I thik ASM5 may just be generic 47 tanks, rather than a specific version
  9. I ordered two sets and got one set of class 57 tanks... Interestingly the'y the two switch version and are a much nicer moulding than the one switch version I've got. Just a shame that they are wrong! I've emailed asking for the correct sets to be sent. I included a picture this time!
  10. Does anybody know of a source for the oval cast brass plate depicting a shirehorse that was usually featured under the 'Yorkshire' plate on Yorkshire Engine Co diesels? It was used on the 02s and at least some Janus locos and probably others too. None of the usual suspects seem to do it.
  11. One question about the EPs. Has anybody mentioned the upper and lower edges to the saddle tanks? They look a bit sharp to me and it would be nice if they could be a bit more rounded.
  12. I'd be interested in two P4 chassis. I'd be happy with either approach to the design, although I do think it makes sense to reuse as much of the original chassis as possible.
  13. Really? To my eye the Hornby one has a much better 'face' and finer moulding. The DJM bogie detail looks superb and the seperate fittings are nice though. Other than that it's pretty much a wash unless you are into DCC sound.
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