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  1. After many years of sticking to Slaters MekPak I've recently taken to di-limonene for welding smaller components (that's everything for you chaps). I've not had any problems; indeed I find it excellent for fixing small etched brass components to plastic, such as wagon strapping. What brand are you using? Mine is from Wizard.
  2. "In 2003, on the 300th anniversary of the death, a ceremony was carried out at the grave when every schoolgirl in the town, younger than 11 and named Hannah, ...". Chose your own preferred commemorative action. I'm off to reread Judith Kerr's The Tiger who came to Tea to recover from that.
  3. I wouldn't claim to have done a comprehensive search but the L&Y examples I found had the ducket near but not at the end - a short blank panel intervened. But since the L&Y's style of panelling was so radically different from that of the Hattons and Hornby carriages, it's really a minor quibble!
  4. From experience, I can suggest (but not recommend) walking barefoot round the work-space?
  5. That sounds to me like a more difficult modification to an inferior approximation to a GER carriage.
  6. Whilst agreeing with you in general, I have to say not for the LNWR in South Wales, which is what Brian's cameo represents. There, the 28 ft 4-wheelers dominated, so I think he should regard his Hornby 6-wheelers as placeholders until the Hattons carriages arrive; those in turn being placeholders until he gets round to building the LRM kits!
  7. The GER livery is in batch 3, along with NER, Caledonian, and S&DJR. The ducket is a separate piece in the assembly. Perhaps if you speak nicely to them they might be persuaded to tool up for a round-topped ducket, which I think would be right for all those except the North Eastern. Alternatively, Evergreen do a range of quarter-round styrene section...
  8. The only photo I've found is a slide-valve 4-2-2 piloting a slide-valve 4-4-0 in Great Rocks Dale, c. 1904 [MRSC Items 61194 & 66783]. That looks to me like a substitution for the piston-valve 4-4-0 (60 Class) usually seen on Manchester expresses at this date - the Liverpool single, having brought its portion of the train to Chinley, was on hand. The slide-valve 4-4-0 may have brought the main train from Manchester Central, suggesting the booked engine never made it off Belle Vue shed. Unfortunately the only kits available in 4 mm scale for Midland 4-2-2s are of the piston-valve engines. T
  9. Whilst characteristic of the LB&SCR, it's by no means unusual; LNWR 4-wheel brake thirds spring to mind. Of the liveries offered in batches 1 and 2, the only one I'd say categorically not is the Midland livery, since Midland arc-roof carriages of the 1880s-90s didn't have duckets at all, except for the 4-wheel passenger brake vans (i.e. without passenger accommodation). The Great Western had some 4-wheelers with the duckets at the very end but these didn't have the large windows in the end.
  10. OK I'll have a go. Of course these can be scaled to fit, but what size would fit?
  11. Beautiful. But... ... did your customer also ask for a couple of GER wagon sheets (it's a long wagon)? Or maybe it's intended as a static model for a goods yard scene with a dray alongside ready to unload onto.
  12. It could work as "coarse S scale broad gauge", with the 32 mm gauge being a little under scale - true scale would be 33.4 mm - so the width over the outside of coarse scale O gauge wheelsets would not be over-scale and hence cause no problem with clearances for splashers etc.
  13. There's usually a horse hook above the left-hand axleguard. I think on these iron or steel-framed Great Western wagons, the hole in the solebar may fulfill that role. The horse should be walking to the left of the track, not in the four-foot, in case it stumbles once the wagon has built up some momentum.
  14. The Midland was particularly popular with touring theatrical companies since it served most of the principal English towns and cities. One could go out via Leicester, Nottingham, Sheffield, Leeds, and Bradford, then via running powers over the L&Y to Manchester, on to Liverpool, back via Derby to Birmingham then down to Bristol.
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