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    Lydney, Glos
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    N scale American, Anything APT related and weird locos and rolling stock. Leaders and gas turbine locos apply....

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  1. Brian will probably know, specially if it was a working party.
  2. By the time it got to Shildon the paintwork was pretty much scrap on both sides. The guys at the Electric Railway Museum did quite a good job of stopping the rot once it got down there, and they re-primed the whole outer shell, but that was all as they ended up fighting officialdom just to try and save the museum, and sadly failed. But Brian REALLY sorted it out once it got to Crewe, and in a ridiculously short time too! It's good that the whole Development Train is all in one place now.
  3. Yes, it was the one 'stored' at Kineton, and pretty diabolical it looked too. It came from the set that's at the Crewe site now, but the NRM decided to retain it, and after much work by Brian it's looking a LOT better now! For a while it was at Shildon, buried in the depths of the building where it couldn't be seen, but Paul and I managed to get aboard it. The interior is in amazingly good shape, compared to how the outsides looked, and the Mk IV tilt pack on 49006 is in maybe the best shape of any tilt packs anywhere.
  4. That's bizarre, because when I looked maybe 10 days ago, and after I'd got the email from Ms. Wilcox, I found the tubes on their site, but they did take some finding. Now they've re-hashed the site and they've vanished! I'm starting to smell a rat and I think I'll be replying to Ms. Wilcox.
  5. That's exactly what the same woman replied to me some days ago, and she quoted B&Q and Homebase in the list, but neither of them stick the tubes, only tins. Not only that, no-one at either store could give me an explanation what that was the case.
  6. It's precisely because i work in N gauge, thus EVERYthing is small, that I like the tubes. The small nozzles are much handier than any applicator to put glue where I want it, so I never find any use for tins of the stuff.
  7. A nice positive view of large stores for a change.
  8. As I said earlier, try the smaller shops, the big stores don't give a damn about us modellers.
  9. Smaller shops seem to have no trouble in getting the stuff in tubes, I bought four of the larger tubes from my local DIY place on Monday and they had LOADS of them. Methinks the larger stores are swinging the lead, they just can't be bothered to order numbers of small tubes, and lie to prospective customers as a result.
  10. I DID ask a the counter at 2-3 branches of B&Q and they said they only had tins, NOT tubes. And I'm 76............
  11. I emailed Evo-Stick about this stupid situation, and they obviously didn't read what I said! They suggested that it was available and in what sizes, and a list of stockists, one of which was Homebase, but I couldn't find any in the store I visited. I'm going to try a few more en route home tomorrow. Someone at EvoStick is burying their head in the sand...........
  12. I've been looking for tubes of Evostick for some days now, with no success. And none of the DIY stores seemed to have noticed that they hadn't got any! So much for stock control! In my experience the Bostik version is nowhere near as good as the pukka stuff, but we're trying UniBond Contact Adhesive at the Gloucester Club, in fact I'm testing some right now.
  13. That won't make any difference. The tilt system is actuated by the power car bogies so you've still got the same amount of 'tilt actuation' on the train in 3-car form as you have in 4-car form.
  14. I can't for the life of me make any sense of this 'updated' site. As far as I can see it's a 'downdate'. Sorry guys, you've dropped it somewhat. 

    1. Unicorn1

      Unicorn1

      I'm sorry, but what does reply to 'this status' mean.

       

      And where is 'my content'?

       

      As for 'topics I've started', well none of the ones I've seen are mine!

       

      If this post is in the wrong section then I'm sorry.

       

      Les

    2. Unicorn1

      Unicorn1

      Apologies Mr Tilt, like you I can't make any sense of any of this either!

       

    3. MarshLane

      MarshLane

      Have a look at the FAQ thread.  Also the first post on there explains why the upgrade was done. 

  15. The plan was to fit splined driveshafts as I recall, but it didn't get as far as cutting any metal at all. It was vastly too expensive to cut away the body shell at the cantrails to improve the clearances so it never really got started. We built the Trestrol (Lab 24) instead!
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