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Everything posted by ColinK

  1. I’m still waiting patiently for my BR blue one.
  2. I like the Christmas tree wagon, brings a bit of fun to the layout at exhibitions.
  3. I’m guessing that you will be sending them out automatically, I don’t need any for my wagons (coil and MCV) as I use kadees.
  4. Late 70s early 80s in second class - never went 1st.
  5. I remember dmus having a orange/brown colour curtains.
  6. Those chassis are really detailed. Alclad do a ‘primer with micro filler’ which I find very good for smoothing 3D prints.
  7. Interesting idea for a load, might be tempted to have a go. But what bell code would the signalman ring?
  8. I used cork granules for ballast on my G scale layout so that I’ll be able to lift the boards without a crane. Might be worth considering. I got mine from Charles Cantrell (no connection), they currently have small grey granules for sale. As cork floats on watered down pva, I first put a bead of undiluted pva where the outside of the ballast woud be, then pressed some granules into it. Once this has dried, it acts as a dam for the rest of the cork ballast which can then be applied in the usual way. While I used 5mm granules, you can get 1mm granules which would probably be OK for 0 gauge.
  9. To me it shows how a local model shop isn’t going to survive on sales of paint and track pins if people buy their locos and other expensive items from the big box shifters and online stores.
  10. One of the benibuses was trialled in Manchester - I was there and have some pics of it somewhere. One test was at Manchester Piccadilly railway station to see if it would go round the turning circle - it got stuck on full bend, unable to go forward or reverse. As for Rapido’s four new items, presumably they will be the top four items in the quirky poll.
  11. Amazing, they arrived the next day - the slabs and coils are excellent.
  12. Bickershaw Colliery trains were top and tailed by pairs of 20s, as were deliveries of tube stock from Derby. A long time ago I was on one of the SLOA weekend trips which departed south from Inverness behind a class 40 and a pair of type 2s All three were needed to get the huge train over the hills to Perth. Unfortunatly photography was almost impossible as it departed at dusk with many coaches off the platform at Inverness. Somewhere I’ve got a very blurred pic taken from the train.
  13. I’m making my first brass kit too. Getting all the flux residue off is proving a challenge. Would putting the wagon in a ultrasonic bath do any good?
  14. Placed my order with Goodwood Scenics at 0930 this morning, 15 minutes later I had an email saying they were already in the post. Great service. Should be able to load my BBA’s in a few datys time.
  15. I hadn’t heard of Goodwood Scenics, they do loads of good stuff, just looked at their website and placed an order.
  16. I had two surprises yesterday. One of my bus passengers handed me a Christmas Card, when I opened it later I was amazed to discover inside a £20 note; then back at the depot there was a memo saying we were getting a unexpected pay rise in January. So I just had to order a blue GT3.
  17. Please stop showing photos of the blue one - I’m trying to resist.
  18. I made the long journey over the Pennines today - four trains to get there. Well worth the effort. It’s superb modelling and ran faultlessly during my visit. The sheer size of it means you can stand at one end and see a train emerge in the distance and take its time to reach you.
  19. Having lived on the Buxton line I’ve been waiting for a good 104 for a very long time. Looks like its going to be an excellent model so I’ll be buying one.
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