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    As well as main interest of UK railways real and model, I enjoy all travelling (including motoring), vintage vehicles, music, photography, walking, and sometimes helping my wife with gardening! We have a cat named Benjy.

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  1. Just the one sheet per pack I'm afraid Adrian.
  2. Only just found this product the other day, having searched for corrugated sheeting. Purchased from DCC Supplies. Quite expensive (IMO) but really good stuff. I only wanted it for some narrow strips to disguise a gap I had between two resin RTP buildings. Just the job, especially with a light touch of weathering powders to blend it in. Now I just need to do the small bit of brickwork - I think I have a small bit of Slaters ...somewhere!
  3. Labelle 102 is still available - though somewhat difficult to source in the UK these days (there is one supplier at present on eBay). Still advertised as safe on plastics. I've been using it for years along with their PTFE white grease and dry lubricant powder. A great range of products IMO, completely safe.
  4. Just started weathering some Joef Cargowaggons I purchased some 35 years ago! I remember buying them from a shop in Pentonville Road but couldn't remember the name. Then a quick Google brought me straight here to good old RMweb (is there anything model railway related that's not featured somewhere in within these pages?!). So yes, I remember now. Victors! I was never a Continental modeller but I seem to recall a Victors advert, (probably in RM) featuring these H0 wagons and it saying they wouldn't look out of place for 00 (could have been a review of them).
  5. Yes. I have put new Hornby power bogies into ex Lima Class 101 DMUs no PC board.
  6. That's a marvellous collection of photos - thanks for posting the link. Going slightly OT - I notice that every single carriage had window frames. I believe most Mk1s were retro fitted with frames from the mid 60s due to corrosion. I wish Bachmann would do a small retool to cater for blue/grey and latter liveries - after all most Mk1s would have spent well over half their lives with frames. AFAIK there are no after market etches for these coaches.
  7. Thanks for that info which is timed perfectly for me - I'm currently rebuilding my layout and have just got all new 9mm birch ply sheets. I wasn't looking forward to cutting 18 holes for the solenoid point motors (of which I have loads from a large previous layout) so I may treat myself to the Bosch.
  8. I got a cheap flexi shaft for my Dremel off the 'bay which works great, especially for track cutting with a large diameter disc allowing a straight cut downwards. For the amount I use it, wasn't really worth getting the branded one.
  9. Press PROG/ESC 6 times. It will read SET CAB PARAMS Press ENTER It will read SHOW TRK CURRENT? ( I find that useful so I press 1 for Yes, if you don't want that just press ENTER) Then it says NUMBER OF RECALLS Press 6 Then PROG/ESC to get back to the main screen.
  10. Not so simple for me I'm afraid! I'll stick to my tried and trusted method of the masking tape coloured with a felt pen!
  11. Totally agree. It's always been a problem - very unprotypical to see bright lights of any colour shade on older locos and DMUs. Despite using DCC and reducing brightness CVs to the very minimum, they are still way too bright. On the real locos (apart from high density halogen headlights) lights were powered by tungsten bulbs which really just about glowed in the dark! What I have done with all my Bachmann and Hornby diesels and first generation DMUs is to put a small piece of ordinary paper type masking tape over the lens and colour that with a black Sharp
  12. What a lovely first layout - the grandson is going to be absolutely delighted.
  13. Absolutely agree. Just when you think they have got it right (love my BR Blue Class 87) they go back to the really dark blue again. As a result I didn't buy any Mk2e/f's not will I buy this RB. Which is a shame because they are really nice models. (OT but I'm really fearful for the APT if they go back to that terrible dark cream representation of Executive Light Grey.)
  14. 82116 in INTERCITY livery was in their 2020 announcement. Duplication isn't really an issue as far as Hornby are concerned, Terrier and Class 71 being two examples.
  15. I love the look of both your Class 91 and AL6. Just shows what can be done with older models. I reckon Hornby captured the basic shape of their 86, 90 and 91 really well, and were great models to super detail, as you have so expertly done. It's just a shame that the mechanisms and pantographs were so basic, but then I suppose they had to cater for more of a robust product at a reasonable price. Model railways are so different today and the quality of mechanisms is now fabulous. I'm really keeping my fingers crossed that Heljan may possibly finally "nail" the 86, but
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