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  1. Bought 2 sets of Microscale decals for some KTM 33k Pregnant Whale tanks, off the Bay - $3.20 postage - here in 5 days from New York - can't argue with that. Paul......
  2. I've brought a lot of stuff in from the US over the years & many times evaded the duty, but over the last couple of years the RM / PF ransom note has dropped on the mat every time, only recent time where one got through was an O scale brass wagon model from Canada, no VAT, no handling charge, perhaps we should all import from Canada in future? Or could be I was just lucky.
  3. in a similar vein, just acquired a SF yellow bonnet which has arrived damaged, so will require the blue touching up, whats the nearest UK available paint colour that matches - thanks
  4. The Aberdeen depot is the Aberdeen & Rockfish - couple of pics taken at that depot https://flic.kr/p/dQfQ5A https://flic.kr/p/uTsoLa cheers Paul.....
  5. The Candor facility is nice, but I prefer the quaintness of the Star facilities, the ACWR is probably my fave NC shortline https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums/72157652688708584
  6. There's a couple of Warrington's in the US
  7. Cars in KOAX series 18001-18131 were removed from the roster during 1986. Following are the quantities of cars transferred to subsequent owners (specific numbers are not known): —To the ADM Transportation Company: 60 cars, ADMX 14940-14999 (see ADM listing). Fully repainted. —To the General American Transportation Corporation: 20 cars, GATX 58151-58170 (see GATC listing). Not repainted. —To Cargill, Incorporated: 50 cars, CRGX 4466-4515 (see Cargill list- ing). Not immediately repainted. http://www.railcarphotos.com/Search.php?SearchReportingMark=gatx&SearchRoadNumberLower=58151&SearchRoadNumberUpper=58170&Search=Search one of the ex KOAX tank cars sold to GATX 58164 http://www.railcarphotos.com/Search.php?SearchReportingMark=admx&SearchRoadNumberLower=14940&SearchRoadNumberUpper=14999&Search=Search one of the KAOX tank cars in the 18001 - 18131 series sold to ADMX 14942 cheers Paul.........
  8. I use "racking grey" enamel from Halfords for light grey covered hoppers - I think it looks ok, and grey primer for some of the darker grey ones, but sealed with varnish. cheers Paul.....
  9. needs a "do not hammer on the side of the car" decal adding - oops too late
  10. simple search finds this http://prr.railfan.net/freight/classpage.html?class=H21 all the basic dims are there Paul.......
  11. Got caught out last week when an expensive boxcar I had neglected to mention to SWBO arrived with a £60 duty label stuck on the outside, whilst I was out of the country & couldn't intercept, she was suitably un-impressed as she further investigated & found out what I paid on the customs declaration. Oops - Paul......
  12. I quite like the Thomasville NC one which is free & pretty much 100% NS https://www.tvillenc.com/train-camera-1/ just had a quick look & 3 or 4 manifest freights & a stack trains with all sorts of power including ex BNSF executive SD70MAC's & some UP run through
  13. couple of pics from the late 70's http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=1617279 http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=738910
  14. http://prr.railfan.net/freight/classpage.html?class=X31 shows 176 X31a boxcars still on the PRR roster in 1968 - so not too big a leap to have one in MOW or stores use in the mid 70's - the latest built ones wouldn't have hit the 40 year rule until 1976 so theoretically could still be in interchange service until then. Cheers Paul.......
  15. Think I would leave this one as it has been dropped, repaired & "sympathetically weathered" ie badly to cover the repairs - not what I would want if I was dropping the best part of £400 on a loco
  16. July 87 open day at Crewe had 56049 & 37002 / 37670 newly painted in Red Stripe Railfreight. 56068 was also freshly painted but with the red stripe on 1 side only - so guess it started about then. My first RF 56 was 064 in April 1985.
  17. If you are going to the Smithsonian in Washington, I can also recommend the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center at Washington Dulles Airport as it has a Space shuttle, Enola Gay & all sorts of other interesting stuff, never been to the actual smithsonian, so interested in other folks opinions as to which is best? Or just do both.
  18. you can buy a metrocard (7 days for $32) with either a UK switch or credit card (or cash) if using a credit card remember to put 00000 in when it asks for the zip code, only problem I had was it wouldn't do more than 2 transactions on a card, so as I needed 5 cards, I had to do 2 on switch, 2 on credit card & 1 with cash . In grand central I found it quite easy to access the platforms even without a ticket - couple of pics at EWR & Grand Central
  19. Was in Boston the other day & thought of your crane, here's a pic of that crane
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