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  1. Lionheart Trains advert in May 2021 Gauge O Guild Gazette states that the 45xx models are: "Expected in shops Late Summer 2021".
  2. I recently purchased a set of Roco coaches that were only still available from a handful of suppliers. I decided to use ebay, but with a vendor who had a physical shop in Germany and their own separate website. Assuming UK VAT was payable on everything including postage, the price without VAT was less than the limit of £135. It was sent by what ebay describe as "standard delivery from outside UK" priced at £18.25 - the address label stated 'Deutsche Post' top left and 'DHL' top right. A Customs Declaration CN23 form was included in a sealed plastic envelope attached to the outside of the parcel, but had not been opened for inspection. The documentation made no mention of VAT, though the ebay page stated the VAT rate as 20% rather than the German rate of 19%. Ordered on 6 May 2021 and advised of despatch the following day. It was delivered by Parcel Force on 12 May with no additional charges. The experience was as quick as could reasonably be expected, easy and efficient. If anybody wishes to use this vendor, their ebay name is kieskemper1928. Their website may be viewed at: https://kieskemper-shop.de
  3. Hi

    I have just located a Bachmann RFO in Darker green, it has the same part number 39-253 but the box is marked as (SR) Green, as opposed to my other lighter green RFO marked as BR (SR) Green. So that’s a bit of a spanner in the works. I thought we had it pretty well sussed. But anyway your list has helped. If I wasn’t so OCD about it it wouldn’t matter.



    1. Free At Last

      Free At Last

      Have a nice day.


    2. truffy


      Not so OCD as to use PM rather than the SSU. :rolleyes:

  4. It appears that the last lighter green production was in 2007, with production from 2009 onwards being in darker green. LAST LIGHTER GREEN SK - 39-028 C SO - 39-053 C BSK - 39-078 C CK - 39-128 A (39-128 with 1st class stripe, 39-128 A without) FK - 39-153 A (both 39-153 and 39-153 A with 1st class stripes) BG - 39-178 A BCK - 39-228 A (both 39-228 and 39-228 A with 1st class stripes) RFO - 39-253 (without 1st class stripe) RMB - 39-262 GUV - none - first issue in darker green FIRST DARKER GREEN SK - 39-028 D SO - 39-053 D BSK - 39-078 D CK - 39-128 B FK - 39-153 B BG - 39-178 B BCK - 39-228 B RFO - I can find no evidence of it being issued in darker green to date RMB - 39-262 A GUV - 39-273
  5. If you study photographs it is possible to find examples of both the lighter and darker versions. That may be because the lighter version is a good representation of the green on a sunny day, whereas the darker version is a good representation of the green on a dull day. If so, then the only advice is not to mix the darker and lighter versions in a rake of coaches, nor in rakes passing each other.
  6. In response to this post, it has been incorrectly suggested that the Hobby Shop previously had listed 60505 on its web site. Only 60501 was listed on the website, and this now appears to be sold. The Hobby Shop deserve full credit for selling a defective model of 60505 in this way and listing its faults, unlike certain other vendors (look for a top lamp bracket on photos on their web sites). Incidently, it appears that it has sold quickly on ebay, so some-one was happy to pay £155 + p&p for a model missing this detail.
  7. E6004 was in plain green with stripe livery in March 1966. There is photographic evidence of the locomotive in green with syp on 15 April 67 and 3 March 1968. It was overhauled at Crewe Works in December 1968, and that may be when it received blue fye livery.
  8. Two 4mm kits have been produced by DJH: K41 with BR1/1A tender - 70000 to 44 K57 with BR1D tender - 70045 to 54 There is an in depth article by Allan Sibley about the prototype variations and building a highly detailed P4 model using the DJH kit, in the first Model Railway Journal Compendium: https://www.bookfinder.com/search/?ac=sl&st=sl&ref=bf_s2_a1_t1_1&qi=faunRKW3eUN,33Z6x1vzXud,1,E_1497963026_1:2:10&bq=author%3Dbarlow%20bob%26title%3Dmodel%20railway%20journal%20compendium or on ebay: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Model-Railway-Journal-Compendium/124220887733?hash=item1cec2452b5:g:CX8AAOSwiGBeySzA The author's conclusions are: "..... the (P4) model will quite happily negotiate curves down to 3ft6ins radius and has sufficient adhesion to haul at least eight Mk1 coaches, its maximum train length on the current layout..." "..... For the most part it is extremely good, being dimentionally accurate, well-designed and nicely finished...." However, he clearly identifies that the kit has some detail deficiencies, and shows how to make a better model.
  9. Quote from bottom of ebay listing: "100% of the sale of this item will benefit South Devon Railway Trust"
  10. Hornby R3452 6825 'Llanvair Grange' - BR lined green late crest Rails of Sheffield - £89.50 Kernow - £89.99 Hattons - £109
  11. Does anybody know the dates when the proposed D6702 in gsyp wore this livery ? It appears to have a TOPS panel whilst retaining the 'D' prefix to its number. The photo of the actual loco referred to above, does not state a precise date, whilst the class 37 behind in gfye livery appears to be without its 'D' prefix. I have tried to find the earliest date when locos received these data panels without success. For comparison, there is an earlier image of D6702 at:- https://hiveminer.com/Tags/d6702/Timeline 4th row down - left image (when I opened this page) Also there is a photo dated 17.3.68 of D6702 with 'NB' after its number, but no data panel at: https://www.rail-online.co.uk/p251491321/h6557C62#h6557c62
  12. There are several available on: https://www.bookfinder.com/search/?ac=sl&st=sl&ref=bf_s2_a2_t1_5&qi=zxBd1IBsrSWikPte6raBNTv234E_1497963026_1:2:2&bq=author%3Dmike%20et%20al%3B%20king%26title%3Dillustrated%20history%20of%20southern%20wagons%20secr%20vol%203 Postage to Netherlands may vary - I have only checked one of the second-hand sellers, and they will post to the Netherlands for £4.99, instead of free postage within UK.
  13. If anybody is still seeking the ACME 40154 (Ep4a grigio ardesia - grey) model of DM 98 / 99 - Bagagliai per treni merci (Goods Brake Van) discussed some months ago, I have discovered that it is available at the time of this posting at Pierre Dominique in France - priced at 38 Euro + 15 Euro shipping to UK: https://www.pierredominique.com/art-70179-wagon-fret-type.html N.B. When the item is sold out, the link will result in a blank page
  14. From Public Timetable dated 18 April 1966 - 11 June 1967 List of all weekday departures from Waterloo to Bournemouth (* = and Weymouth) listed as having refreshment facilities: B = buffet L = light refreshments (presumably a buffet, but only serving light refreshments) SX = Monday to Friday; SO = Saturdays only 08.30*, 10.30*, 11.30 - all B - SX (L - SO) 12.30 Pullman service - 'The Bournemouth Belle' 13.30* - B - SX (L - SO) 15.30* SX - B 15.35 L 16.35* B 'The Royal Wessex' 17.30 and 18.30* B - SX (L - SO) 21.20 B - SX (nothing SO) - train ran to Poole arriving 00.26 One curiosity is that there was no service on the 19.30 to Bournemouth / Weymouth, but the 21.20 to Poole was given a full buffet service Mondays - Fridays. The only trains reaching Bournemouth with a full restaurant service in this period were 'The Pines Express' (running via Reading) and 'The Bournemouth Belle'.
  15. Whilst the LE Models website is still functioning, the consensus in Italy is that they are in a form of administration. Therefore, no new models can be expected for sometime, if ever. The LE Models E636, E646 and ETR EMUs are still available in Italy as is Gr851.191. The E626 have been sold out for some time. From my own experience I have purchased from the following Italian websites and there have been no problems in receiving purchases in the UK. Postage is typically in the region of 20 Euros. However, the Tecnomodel-treni website states that they are offering 10% off with free postage for purchases over 149 Euro until 30 September. http://www.tecnomodel-treni.it/ https://www.trenietreni.it/cc4/locomotive https://bonsaglionline.it/
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