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  1. The diagonal stripe only banned certain classes from working under the wires south of Crewe. Ray.
  2. F reg's began in August 1967. My first car was an F reg Minivan first registered in the October. Ray.
  3. Sincere apologies - no offence to Scotland intended as I'm 50% Scots. In my defence I was going off what was stated on the Fakenham Gsaworks website. I'll go and beat myself with a Sunday Post.Thanks for the link. Cheers, Ray.
  4. I think that was a pre-requisite of the job in those days.! Ray.
  5. It certainly appears so, but it would be very unusual for a loco to go from unlined to lined at that late stage as 'economy' repaints were going the other way. All I can say is that the loco in my photo is definitely 46441 (I still have my notes from the day) and it was lined. Going back to your initial enquiry you say that your chosen time is late 50's early 60's (as is mine) but checking Buxton's allocation for 1961 it had no Ivatt 2's so really you have to be looking at workings which might have brought one to Buxton. On the other hand you could just use 'modeller's licence' ..... Ray.
  6. As you say, not all the Swindon built ones ended up in green (lined or unlined). In answer to a question posed on here last year I found the Ian Allan/Janes colour albums useful for finding out which of the 46503-27 were green. It was only in their latter years, say 65 - 67, that the W.R. green ones were re-allocated to the LMR. Interesting that you have a photo of 46441 in unlined black in 1964 as the attached photo at Carnforth in July 1968 shows it in front of Thundersley and it is definitely lined. This was after purchase by Dr.Beet but before repainting in the (in)famous 'fairground' livery some months later. Ray.
  7. I'm pretty sure that 46443 was in unlined black at withdrawal and went to the SVR in that condition. The photo below from April1969 shows it before repainting into lined black. Ray.
  8. England's only remaining gasworks at Fakenham, Norfolk has been preserved http://fakenhamgasmuseum.com/ and some period photos here https://fakenhamcommunityarchive.weebly.com/the-gasworks.html Ray.
  9. I agree, as dated photos show 1450 at Oxford (6/62) and Tiverton (7/62) in lined green, late crest and no top feed. I found a photo of 1450 in black with early crest (with top feed) at Marlow but that was in 1954. I'd be tempted to think that the loco is misidentified rather than the date. Did the loco in the photo have a top feed? 1462 and 1466 both worked the Tiverton branch in 1962 and both were in black with early crest up to withdrawal - but both had top feed ...... What do you think? Cheers, Ray.
  10. If I have to spray (in the garage) in cold weather I leave the rattle cans in the airing cupboard overnight and warm the model with a hair dryer immediately before spraying. Ray.
  11. Interestingly (to me anyway!), preserved Standard 2 78018 runs with the tender chassis (it had a new tank) from Ivatt 2 46464. Ray.
  12. A lovely model. I was hoping that Robert might do it in 7mm scale. Here's one in 12": 1' scale. Ray.
  13. I think we are getting confused here. Slaters standard axles should be fine for Peco track. I think the OP needs to update us once he has checked the coupling rod centres and put spacer washers on the axles. Ray.
  14. This is a 7mm scale G.W. Simplex I built from an Impetus kit c. 30 yrs ago. Ray.
  15. If the wheels are correctly seated on the axle shoulders and are running true I would suggest checking that your coupling rod centres are exactly the same as your axle centres as Rosspop describes. Apart from 'crossing drop' (which most people just live with) you shouldn't have a problem with Slater's wheels on Peco track as this is probably the most commonly used combination used by 7mm scale modellers. Best of luck. Ray.
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