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    west sussex
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    Modelling diesel era and steam mainly in good old Hornby,Triang,Wrenn and Hornby dublo
    Scratchbuilding in various scales from n gauge to 0 gauge
    to special one offs to small batches
    3 rail layout called dublo junction

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  1. The older Hornby model of M7 had later on driving wheels which were shared with the Fairburn 2-6-4 tank when done from the ex triang model and released in painted southern olive and painted lined Br mixed traffic in around 1986-1988. My question is would the driving wheel on the m7 current production be the same size as the Fairburn 2-6-4 tank?
  2. Another problem for Hornby has been found by Simon Kohler when he looked to bring back 'classics from Hornby's past' many of these were bined or scrapped so for some old items they will most likely never appear in the original formats. New Modellers list a lot but have the problem of very little in stock & a lot 'on order' for spares.
  3. Sadly not the triang molding at all. This molding version is the new one made in china from 1999 onwards The main difference with this version to the true Triang version is rods for the regulator are made of wire the original was molded onto the body very crudely. the smoke box door has a wire handrail and the loco handrails are all seperate fittings which was done in the 1980's by Hornby and the valve gear on these is a china made and is in a finer style to the basic one of the triang version
  4. Also numbers vary on locos as Bulleid introduced from new builds i.e Merchant Navy lettering etc on tenders is yellow shaded with malacite green
  5. Lovelly restoration done on them. What paints did you use, and did you try patching the finish or go over the enamel one?
  6. There is many methods which have been used over the years in rtr models to make wheels for locos Hornby/triang linage being a good example These are made firstly in sintered steel and later on mazac usually cast in one piece with 4 variants of the wheel cast say for a 0-6-0. 1 non insulated insulated and insulated unflanged, insulated and non insulated flanged designed to work with the points and curves of the model world Later one towards the end of triang this design was changed and improved as many locos now had a metal tyre fitted to a metal wheel on the outer driving wheels
  7. Lima did not churn out completely the same locos with the faults as described. I have owned and come across many revisions on lima diesels mainly class 31/3747/55/59/42/52 and 60. These included pickups on all sides of the bogies with wiring. These were usually in the blue 'Lima Collection' boxes
  8. The 2-6-2 german style there is 2 versions of the domes on each are in different places on the boiler. One is rarer than the other though not common to begin with unless someone has 250 minters they sat on since the 60's!
  9. Progress looks good, great to see something that might of suited the 35's
  10. It is difficult as not everything has pics and you have to go by the reference and also try to bring down the parts list by if it is 00 gauge or 0 gauge. Ekm exhibitions have the right idea a description of the item along with class or loco its from a system perhaps they look at.
  11. Fox transfers carry some items though worth checking before ordering the era they relate to
  12. My understanding is long journey types they add and take off coaches usually by the brake van and also depends on service route as larger stations accomidate more coaches. Also longer stations and shorter stations requires van to allow on a lot cycle traffic and also in earlier times parcel/ items to be carried on route. Something currently they struggle with on emu based services, easily over subscribed with cycles/
  13. I did consider them but the op requires the flag and these are much later and for the wrong wagons and era for the planked body wagons
  14. Unable to get the flag as a transfer instead you can buy the hood with different colours from precision labels these have the flag emblem on them.
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