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  1. That is a GWR 0-4-2T so I'd be surprised to see it hauling a 'Gate' set. Chris KT
  2. I would agree with Brian that the best choice of a 'Sunshine' Compo would be the 59' 10" E158 which had the more usual 4 x first and 3 x third compartments. The shorter 58' 7" Compos had 3 x first and 4 x third and were fewer in number. In addition I'd suggest a D127 Van Third plus, naturally, improved replacements for the existing Bachmann C77 Third and E159 Brake Compo. Chris KT
  3. The 'typical' Gresley corridor was 61ft 6in over body on a 60ft underframe, including the Composite, so there was no reason for Hornby not to make a Compo (or a Brake Third for that matter) instead of the poor selection of TK, FK, BCK and RB (and sleeper). It was the Thompson Composite which was 59ft 6in as against the 63ft of most Thompsons. But happily Bachmann was prepared to make both lengths in this case. Chris KT
  4. My vote goes to 9. and 11. but it should be borne in mind that not all 'Sunshines' were 60' 11.25" long - composites were 59' 10" or 58' 7" while the sole first diagram was 60' 1.25". This might deter some manufacturers. For 12. I suggest, with hesitation, the flat ended 57' stock of 1933-35. Hesitation because only Thirds, Van Thirds and Brake Compos were produced in this style, ie no Compo. But, by my reckoning, the C67 third was the fourth most numerous diagram of Grouping period Third after the bow ended E127 (Hornby); the Hawksworth C82/84 (Hornby; and the 'Sunshine' C77 (Bachmann. Chris KT
  5. My transfers arrived today - many thanks, John. Chris KT
  6. A 4-set (S) was BR Mk1 BSK/CK/SK/BSK, set Nos. between 866 and 891, all built as 4-sets but several had been augmented to longer sets from 6 to 11 coaches by 1961. Chris KT
  7. Yes, apart from being 1" narrower, basically E157 had deeper windows and hence a lower waist line compared to E147. Also E147 had one first compartment and five thirds - 333313van, whereas E157 had two firsts and four thirds - 333113van. Chris KT
  8. My vote are: 4, 5 & 6. Chris KT
  9. To be pedantic the centre coach of these sets was always a 58' lavatory compo to diagram 285. Chris KT
  10. My vote is 1, 2, 4 & 5. Chris KT
  11. The most numerous 'B' set was the flat ended E147, over 50 pairs. The second most common was the bow ended E140 with 7ft bogies (I make it 41 pairs). This is the diagram made by Airfix/Hornby. It is also the type that appears most often in photos on the Bodmin-Wadebridge-Padstow branch. E145 was the third most common (25 pairs, I think) and as said elsewhere was the same as E140 apart from having 9ft bogies. The were only minimal numbers of other 'B' set diagrams, E116 (7 sets), E129 (5 sets) and E135 (2 sets). Chris KT
  12. Becasse took the words out of my mouth! 734 certainly got about; for instance it did at least one stint on the Callington branch, not working in P&P mode. I have a very nice model of this set in lined crimson by 'Northstar Design'. Chris KT
  13. My votes go to: 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8 & 11 Chris KT
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