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  1. The absence of black patches behind the lettering strongly suggests a bauxite livery - correct for a vacuum-piped van. John Isherwood.
  2. ..... and that's the one railway / BR region for which I do not have any models. John Isherwood.
  3. Funnily enough, here in Cornwall, still strong cider has a reddish hue, and is commonly known as 'Red Diesel'. John Isherwood.
  4. Eddie, All my stock is in the process of being moved from the house into my new dedicated railway room - so I can't find anything! These conversions vary from model to model, but they involve nothing more complex than a piercing saw and normal modelling tools. Inspect the model closely - it's usually obvious where the cuts and other work need to be undertaken. In fact, my first conversion of an unrebuilt West Country was inspired by the suspicion that the model had originally been designed to have a pivotting trailing truck, but had been modifie
  5. I am having a clear-out and need to dispose of a small selection of O gauge chassis and other 'bits'; anyone is welcome to them for the cost of packing and postage. There are four Lima Fowler 4F chassis in various states of completeness; a couple of Lima Class 33 trailing bogies; a bag of Lima O gauge couplings; a box of O gauge rolling stock wheels; etc., etc. If you are interested, send me a PM here, or e-mail [email protected] John Isherwood.
  6. I am having a clear-out and need to dispose of a small selection of O gauge chassis and other 'bits'; anyone is welcome to them for the cost of packing and postage. There are four Lima Fowler 4F chassis in various states of completeness; a couple of Lima Class 33 trailing bogies; a bag of Lima O gauge couplings; a box of O gauge rolling stock wheels; etc., etc. If you are interested, send me a PM here, or e-mail [email protected] John Isherwood.
  7. I think that you overlooked the word 'steam' on the Darwen plaque. John Isherwood.
  8. I cannot abide fixed trailing trucks which, on the prototype, could swing. Having seen the prototype, in BR days, negotiating pointwork I am conscious that it was clearly apparent that the truck frames followed the curve of the track. Particularly when reversing, the sideways movement of the truck as it followed the tender, and preceded the driving wheels, was very striking. ALL of my locos that were supplied with fixed trailing trucks have been modified to be pivotted with flanged wheels - and the transformation in appearance is amazing. John Isherwood.
  9. By no means complete - David Larkin seems to have researched what is known to a remarkable degree; (see his recent 'Acquired Wagons ..." books). John Isherwood.
  10. I am in the process of moving all my model railway accumulations into a new railway room, and have come across a hoard of CARTIC-4 components comprising : - 6 pairs of Tri-ang - Hornby CARTIC-4 body mouldings; (ie. 12 individual wagon bodies); 3 packs of Appleby Model Engineering 4B20 Ridemaster bogies (2 bogies per pack). I am very unlikely to use these items; (as I have a couple of Keyser kits in the process of conversion); so I would be willing to let them go. If you are interested contact me here via PM; by all means make an offer - I would p
  11. Very proactive; good customer service. For those of us who use DC, is this something that we can ignore, or is it still best to remove the suppressor? John Isherwood.
  12. Due to the Covid, I have been unable to travel from Cornwall to Worcester to collect them. As soon as we are permitted to do so, I will make arrangements with John Talbot. Regards, John Isherwood.
  13. ..... and in all the minor road crossings further up the Camel valley. John Isherwood.
  14. You miss the point - the spacing of the rivets is specified as prototype inches; if working in 4mm. scale rather than 3.5mm. scale, it is necessary to allow for the difference in order to arrive at the spacing in 4mm. scale. Simples - and NOT splitting hairs. John Isherwood.
  15. I'm afraid that you'd need to find a drawing or clear photo of the prototype to work that out - and remember that these transfers / decals are intended for HO / 3.5mm. scale. John Isherwood.
  16. Archers rivet decals - there are suppliers in the UK : - https://www.archertransfers.com/SurfaceDetailsHOscale.html John Isherwood.
  17. I would refer my honourable friend to my previous comment - any rail-based, or other form of transport relying on an ex-rail formation, was permanently undermined by the location of Cambridge's railway station. Cambs. CC was not responsible for that, it was the historic Nimbys of the University. Read 'Rails to Cambridge'. John Isherwood.
  18. That is expecially pertinent in the case of Cambridge, where re-opening the St. Ives to Cambridge railway would have involved a change from rail to bus / taxi / long walk to get to the city centre. John Isherwood.
  19. You never were able to resist a dig at the Busway, were you Stewart? It seems to keep a fairly low profile, nowadays - presumably doing what it was intended to do; albeit with less panache than a railway. At the end of the day the fault lay with the University, all those years ago, for blocking a railway station convenient to the city centre when the railway came to Cambridge. John Isherwood.
  20. The MRJ show was a one-off, legendary / infamous exhibition, organised by the Model Railway Journal publishers. Legendary for the selection of superb layouts displayed; infamous for the length of the queue, and the density of the crowd once inside. I can vouch for both - I was there! John Isherwood.
  21. 18000 was regarded are 'GT1'; 18100 was regarded as 'GT2'. GT3 was regarded as the third gas turbine, hence its number. John Isherwood.
  22. Am I right in thinking that, in the 1950s / 60s, these were marketed under the trade name SKEFCO? John Isherwood.
  23. If we're referring to finish - I'm with you all the way!! Getting the colour correct isn't rocket science, either - Hornby Dublo managed it in the eary 1950s. John Isherwood.
  24. GT3 green was NOT BR green - it was a much bluer shade. John Isherwood.
  25. I believe that they gave access to securing nuts - or some such arrangement. John Isherwood.
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