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  1. Sorry to a misery but judgeing from the pictures it doesn't look too different from the results I get from useing a black Sharpie felt tip pen ! It might be longer lasting but the sharpie touches up easy of course the pictures might not be doing it justice and I don't do the wheel treads and flanges with the sharpie
  2. Having just got back from a trip to watchet just now I have picked up some old kits at a junk shop on the harbour from after a hot dog for dinner I went upstairs to the junk emporium , where I bought a job lot of kits, mainly a collection of coopercraft kits with made in swain street watchet labels on so they traveled around three hundred yards in thirty years from being made ! But in the job lot were two coke wagon kits which is why I found this thread trying to find out about these kits as I haven't had any of theses kits befor, I presume I am going to run in to the to wide apart axelbox problem found with the open C and N.B cask wagon ,which I cure by packing out the brass bearing cups with 2mm washers behind the flange of the top hat bearings,with just enough. Of the bearing left to locate in the axelbox hole, if your still reading are there any transfers I can use on these coke kits out there like dad 1 s Bridport Gas ones which I like , but perhaps I ought to put Sturminster Newton Gas Co to reflect there beginnings ?
  3. Yes but ! shiresceens etched brass sides on ratio coach underframes sorted my need for siphon C's out !even if the foot boards are a bit fragile so you then have to buy a brass detailing kit to sort that out Quote I cannot resist cheap buys either. I bought a still-shrink-wrapped-on-its-card K’s Dean PBV for an extraordinary £15 the other day. I’ve three built already, but they are such attractive vehicles. but at least with these PBV you can ring the changes livery wise And yep £15 is good anyway just about to start. On a keyser L M S cattle wagon haveing two coral A,s awaiting HRMS transfers to go back into production so I can say what have I done with my keyser kit?,,,,,,,,,,,built them
  4. eer um well I have built. Six keyser' siphon F's the same as the GWR had all acquired at toy fairs cheep and built by previous owners, stripped and detailed by me with bits added that you could get from CPS before he died to do this (Mainly brake gear,) now the problem is haveing two more kits which would make eight two more than really exested so you can have too many ! No I can't resist temptation.when it's cheep Perhaps! I can experiment by shortening the stretched middle panels on these and fit the right bogies to the ones that didn't have the American ones, why did I miss that detail ?
  5. O dear ! O dear ! why does this sound to familiar! at least with this lock down and no guests at my B & B this year I have got some of the pile done
  6. The kit comes with long and short springs axelboxes I can't remember which you use with this kit to know which you require, as if your still in need i should have more than one available in the left over box
  7. The man from down west says yes ! Just the job, for some reason I think printed wagon kits not transfers when it comes to powsides, thank yousuffolk dave. Now just for the roof colour ? If I get no answer I am sure I can fudge/smudge it
  8. During the last week I have been having fun ! With a Bill Bedford GCR D13 goods van kit, not helped by their being no instructions with the kit ! Most likely lost in the years since I bought the kit at railwells at least two years ago, thankfully it's built and sat in gray paint awaiting G C transfers but who does them for wagons, not hrms or fox ? And a search on the web has got me nowhere HELP ? also what colour for the roof before adding the dirt ? Don't want to add to much dirt as the wagon is in only a year or two out of the paint shop condition? White lead on canvas ? should add it's in 4mm scale
  9. And it's a gold star from me as well, used their click and collect of a sort service to day, well phone and collect! To be honest didnt even have to get out of the car, Maria delivered my pre payed Hornby north british six wheels to the car door in full protection gear whilst Jess waved through the window, their now sat on the windowsill at home looking grand and awaiting the D51 to be put on the front in the morning day light excellent service
  10. That is a HP2m nothing like mk1 or mk2 which were larger and longer lasting than that THING ! anything from a modern supplier will improve your model depends on your skill level comet gearboxes are fairly easy to build I think DJH gearboxes might be to big for a terrier, Highlevel probably your best bet but a bit more fiddly if you have never built a gearbox before, the highlevel website has a useful gearbox size chart to give you a clue personally if they are OK I would reuse the wheels to keep it as period piece fancy wheels would be a waist of money as the cost would go a long way to better detailed rtr model and take away from feeling of a K's kits
  11. With out looking it up this entrance arch is sounding like Bristol Bath road shed, not the sixties diesel shed nore the steam shed that preceded that one but the original first one demolished at the turn of the last century very Brunel ish in its build with fancy arch ways in to a square area surrounded by workshops a little bit like the workshops of the padarn railway at Lanbaris all this is pre the bridge across the river and road was built linking to st Phillips marsh
  12. Giveing a shout out to both Porthmadog and Aberystwyth pubs, I call them pubs because whilst their in the station buildings they are no longer in use as the station ! think Aberystwyth weathspoons has the most lavatories cubicles for any pub ! Enough to deal with a excursion train load !
  13. Ah Ha but he is lucky enough to have one of the later kits judgeing from the pictures which don't have the molded on handrails so that won't be a problem! But do look out for a preserveriance chassis kit for these kits or as I have found out you can remoter the currant brass overlay plastic chassis you have with markits wheels and a highlevel gearbox for a better running chassis, I got both of mine to run well during the first lockdown one with the plastic/brass chassis (couldn't get hold of a preserveriance brass chassis) and one with the aforementioned brass chassis
  14. Not much help but as a fellow calne born rmweber I thought I would point out the booklet on the calne branch is No help on siphons! But the cover picture of a post man waiting with mail on the cover of The Calne Branch by Tanner 1972' also has a view of the Morris post office van that my dad went tobogganing down a hill in, writeing it off back in his younger days not to long after the cover shot!
  15. A search back has found your answer on a very useful site called rmweb ! Steamport Southport posted Posted March 30, 2019 Never heard or seen one of these. Quick look in Ramsay's says... 1985 by Dapol. Only three types made and two of them are fictional. B26 B870074 1985 B180 B670006 1989 B102 LMS 173127 date unknown Went to Hornby 1996. But problems with the tooling meant they only made two further batches. Very short run of about 1000 each.
  16. Sorry but it was unboxed,! i did find it on the net just after I bought it but I have had a year to forget ! Helpful I know
  17. Going back to Dapol Meat Vans........BUT not as you know it ! I found in a junk shop in seaton last year pre lock down. a Dapol Meat Van, not the kit version But a RTR version, which at least lacks the chunky hinges in the one piece body moulding and blends in quite well with my kit versions the question is why did Dapol have such a short run in makeing this model RTR ? Dapol usually churn things out for ever ?
  18. Well I suppose I am ! This i I can only state this for St Patrick (it must de near twenty year old model now) as I have, it had the slot for the gears and the slope cut for a XO4 including a tapped hole for the rear screw, and it looks just like a hall chassis, Haveing checked I used a hall pickup sprung wire and plate on the bottom, now awaiting the mines different from yours messages !
  19. Catching up with this tread, if you change you mind about tender drive and want to convert it to loco drive, I did this to my st Patrick which I also made as a straight framed loco years ago by reinstalling a five pole mw1001 and triang gearing back in the holes left over from when. The chassis was used as the hall chassis with a X04 in it, this way I was able to cut down the huge coal mound in the tender to something a bit more normal looking, food for thought if you run out of things to do!
  20. If that's the case! why do you have a sheep logo by your name with sticky out pannier type ears then Go On answer that !
  21. Price? Prices for DCC Ready models are £129.95 each and DCC Sound models is £229.95 each. When you think of it thats cheaper than a K's kit goes for, when you add in the cost of decent wheels and motor,by a long way
  22. I can sort of help here ! Whilst I didn't use my dublo chassis under 97xx keyser kits, perfering to use Bachman pannier chassis, but I have used quite happily the rods as supplyed under the wills U1 kit with all the romfords retaining flanges and under the triang chassied cardeen kit. I did ponder doubling up the thickness of the rods but didn't! The thinness doses allow flexibility to the wheel sets to go around curves,which doubling the thickness night not, but then to my eyes they look to thin coupling rods are not that thin in real life more like something that would scale out at around one millimetre being three or four inches thick approx! (Haveing to remember as I haven't had the real thing go past the back garden for nine months!
  23. I to built this signal box for my layout, back in my school days came out all right ! Well as for how durable a card kit can be ? Despite house moves layout moves/changes it STILL exists, though it did lose a finial or two due to clumsy arms thankfully glue fixed that, but I like the photo copy's stuck on plasicard, you could still use the windows out of the kit P S I left school in 1978 so that kit has lasted 45 years near on
  24. Up date thanks to my B & B being closed down this year that missing ingredient has turned up ! both kits are nearly finished chassis built ( one preseverance one brass overlays) Romford fitted yes that's Romford pre markits romfords from back in the days when you had to drill and tap them., highlevel gearboxes 60 to 1 on the front axel with the mashima pointing towards the smokbox , leaving the firebox and rear frames free to be filled with lead, I am close to seeing if I can make these kits work or will join the most of others made ingoing the display case !
  25. Botheration !&@/'#%$¥ for sale one unfinished GEM KIT ,unfinished due to it Haveing the old white metal chassis which I don't like And no way could I compete with that Finnish ! moderators this is NOT a for sale notice it's a thank god I don't have to go there now statement makes a change for a rtr to come out before I have built the kit rather than after!
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