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    Born and raised in the East Riding, save for degree studies in the big smoke. Unfortunately almost at the opposite end of the Tees-Exe line for the GWR!

    Currently building up (hoarding) my fleet, and taking my first steps in scratch & kit building, via modifying RTR! The dream? A secondary GWR mainline in the winter/spring of 1946/7, with plenty of operating interest, and justification to run all classes of Swindon's finest!

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  1. Very nice indeed! All I can say is that i'm very much looking forward to the forthcoming re-release of these by Slaters. Can't be much longer now surely? CoY
  2. Yes it's the unaltered Ks kit. The GWR only ever built 6 Siphon Fs so I don't mind too much having two! CoY
  3. The Siphon F transfers on the Modelmaster sheet do fit, as I applied some this week. However, there's only one set of Siphon F on the sheet so you'll need a sheet for each one you've got. CoY
  4. I actually think the Mainline/Bachmann sunshine coaches are a sound basis for conversion using brass side overlays; the roofs in particular are quite well detailed, the underframes reasonable and the bogies ok. Comet alone produce around 10 different variants of side that can be used on these coaches. I think the sunshine coaches are fair candidates for eventual retool, but the problem is that Bachmann would make glacial progress, and when they do eventually appear, they would be north of, what; £60-£70 a coach? I cannot see Hornby adding a third range of GWR corridor stock, so perhaps Dapol would be interested? Oxford have not yet shown any interest in coaching stock and neither have Heljan. Not completely out of leftfield, how about a Hattons project, or dare I say even a Rails product utilizing the new 3d print technology? The sunshine coaches are certainly iconic GWR stock, were fairly long lived up until around 1965/66, and are preserved in decent number. They would augment the Hornby Collets and Hawksworths really well and I think would sell well. CoY
  5. Well, that's because someone must have bought one! There were 11 in stock and now there's 10; and the pricing algorithm has booted the price back up by almost 100%! I hope an RMwebber benefited from my pointing this out. I'd better stop there because I know how irate people get at posts on this thread that don't contain bargains... CoY
  6. If you're quick (before the infamous Amazon pricing algorithm kicks in), you can snap up a Maunsell Brake Third in carmine & cream for £18.82, so if you add a product costing £1.18 to your basket you get free delivery. IT SOLD - NOW BACK UP TO £36. CoY
  7. Don't remember these comedy train packs announced previously? Train Pack 1- For those wanting to model 1960s East Anglia and 1950s South Wales at the same time, featuring rolling stock from the 1920's, 30's, 50's and 70's .https://www.Hornby.com/uk-en/train-pack-1.html Train Pack 2 - For those looking to model a loco-swap on a East Coast Main Line to Southern Region midland suburban train featuring that all important - inaccessible - dining car. https://www.Hornby.com/uk-en/shop/coming-soon/train-pack-2.html Train Pack 3 - For Dr Who aficionados, who want to travel through time on a pre-war LMS suburban, a 1950s Southern Region push-pull, hauled by a 1970s Class 71. https://www.Hornby.com/uk-en/train-pack-3.html CoY
  8. Excellent news - thanks Denbridge. Better get saving! CoY
  9. Perhaps not quite what you are looking for, but these might be a starting point for your research. Llangollen added a 'driving end' to their MK1 BSK's to assist with operations after the temporary station at Corwen East was built. As there was not run round loop, trains had to be reversed from Corwen East to Carrog. I cannot recall if these driving ends were just for look-out purposes by the guard, or whether they actually contained train control equipment. You can see these coaches here and here on the Vintage Carriage register. Secondly, Didcot did similar with their Hawksworth BSK. Again, this helps with operation on their demonstration line, which also has no run-round loop, so all trains are worked in reverse in one direction. This can be seen here; where is actually does say that "One corridor end connector provided with window etc for push/pull operation", so this coach might even contain train control apparatus as well as the window lookout? Hope this helps. CoY
  10. Has this actually been verified? It was mooted around a year ago but there's been deathly silence on the matter since. If it's true i'd be delighted as I've wanted some for years. CoY
  11. If you let me know which diagrams you need numbers for I'll consult my copy of A History of GWR Goods Wagons and give you some options. Cheers. CoY
  12. Apologies; I did try! I tend to check Amazon for Hornby bargains daily these days; you never know what you might find at any particular time...
  13. If you move quickly before Amazon's magical mystery price algorithm changes it's mind, you can get a Hornby Collett Suburban brake in BR maroon for less than 25 sheets: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07N8BMS7J/ref=ppx_od_dt_b_asin_title_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 That's £15 less than the cheapest box shifters. I've snapped one up to put into GWR wartime brown. CoY
  14. It’s my 30th birthday today, but due to the lockdown, I’m not going to be able to personally see or eat the birthday cake that my mum commissioned for me! Luckily, smartphones and cameras exist! It’s rare motive power: the Collett Class 30 2-2-2-4 tank. Only 1 was ever built. Can we see one running on Brent, Rob? The coal, wheels and smoke are all edible apparently! I’ll try and arrange to pick up a few slices from under the front doormat when out on my daily bike ride during the week... Cheers, CoY
  15. GWR Diners 9653 and 9654 on the SVR were built to diagram H32, which was part of a catering triplet... Wouldn't this be nice? CoY
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