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    Steam, classic cars and military history. I have two layouts and a very varied lot of stock, at the moment im moving into Southern and WD locos for the railway to combine my love of railways and military by showing their combined role in WW1 and WW2 on the layouts

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  1. I used some of the old Mainline LMS coaches to make my AT, based off of some old pictures I found online. Just need to add numbers and it'll be finished.
  2. Hello all, im looking for the following few bits if anyone has any knocking around - Bachmann Red LMS Crab Tender Wild West Coach bottom with steps and bogies - Airfix/Bachmann Lima Leopold Railgun bogie Hornby China M7 Body, doesn't matter the colour Thank you, George
  3. Well it's been a little while as I've been distracted with some other projects but I have just finished making another ramp wagon out of plasticard and random bits from broken wagons. It hasn't actually come out too bad, only took about an hour or so to knock up. The only thing I didn't do was remove the sleepers that would have been used to help tanks get up the initial part of the wagon as I didn't fancy cutting some strips out of the body. Maybe that'll be a job for another time.
  4. Thank you Tony, those videos are really interesting and full of great information. I'll check out those transfers and I agree I wouldn't imagine they would have changed the writing on the ramp wagons. I've pretty much finished the wagons now, well apart from a couple of details to pick out and transfers so here's how they are looking at the moment.
  5. Here's some Universal Carriers, bit hard to work out the exact wagons though And some 17 pounders which look fresh out the factory
  6. It certainly looks smarter than the cast heads and that's a good plan, the writing is quite small. I was going for around 1944ish with my ones, I'm not too sure as to how accurate my colour is as in some photos the ramp and warflats look more like black than green but I can't find a definite answer. Thank you, I will have a look at Modelmaster as I am looking to convert an Austerity and an 8f to War Department spec.
  7. They look really good Tony, did you swap out the buffers for metal ones? One thing I should have done is change the hand brake wheels for etched ones as the ones supplied seem a little chunky. At least they are only glued though so I can take them off and swap them if I decide to. Do you know anywhere that does the relevant decals for these? Given the nice weather I went out this morning and primed them so hopefully I will get round to painting them late tonight or tomorrow afternoon.
  8. Thank you, going by the pictures I've seen the buffer beam seems to meet with the solebars so a little trimming is at least needed as the ones with the kit meet the full width of the deck. Your ones really do look good Tony, I like that you've even added on the hook eye. An eye for detail I hope I will achieve at some point with all my modelling. It seems im nearing the end of my build now, I've glued on the buffer beams, added the jacks, brake wheels and underframe detail so here's how it's looking at the moment. Here they are with the two DOGA warflats I've built, alas it does look like a rather short rake but I have four more warflats to build so that'll make it look better.
  9. Thank you for the size, I measured them and they are just under 35 so that's good. Well this morning I attached the other solebar (after trimming another mm off the locator strip) and checked to make sure the wagon is level and rolling well. While this was drying I tidied the buffers up and trimmed the beams down to the buffers, it does look a little weird not having them full width but in reality the buffers swing round so the end of the wagon can be lowered.
  10. Thank you John, fortunately for me the width matches perfectly with the warflats I have. I'm sorry to hear about the issues you have had with your wagon, I would never have thought they where designed to run with dublo stock. I've started to crack on with the build, so far I've - Very gently bent the pieces straight again - Cleaned up all the edges - Drilled the 2mm holes and placed in the bearings - Dry fitted the solebars to the underside and realised they are a few mm too long, I've trimmed these both down from the same end so they are flush with the locating strips at either end. - The strips mentioned above are to locate the buffer beam and the width between the solebars, this is left intentionally wide so it can be trimmed to the desired measurement. I have trimmed it down on one side by 1mm for now and glued on the solebar. I will work the other side out when it has dried and I can match it up with the wheelsets I have. While that is drying I have tidied up the buffers and glued them into the relevant holes on the buffer beams provided. I have left the stalks sticking out the rear of the buffer beams and after they dry will cut them off and tidy it up. I just realised that the buffer beams are too wide and should be flush with the side off the buffers, once everything dries I will trim them down accordingly. I've also noticed that the buffer faces are a bit rough so shall tidy those up as well later.
  11. They literally popped up on Ebay, I've always thought about them but never seen them at shows and at the time I didn't have any warflats. Then last week someone listed them buy it now so jumped on them, glad I did as I only found out a couple of days ago that they aren't made anymore. I'm sure they will pop up again at some point though, if not hopefully the moulds will be bought by someone else to start production again.
  12. Well after years or reading everyone else's posts I thought I would take the plunge and show a couple of my builds, these being two Genesis Ramp Wagons to go along with the DOGA Warflats I made a little while back. The kit's looks pretty decent and seeing as Genesis seems to have stopped trading it was a good thing I picked a couple up last week online. This is what the kit looks like and it doesn't look like it will be too stressful. The only bits that will need any work will be the top deck and the two axle sides as being pewter they are rather bent, most probably from the post as they where sent in a jiffy bag!
  13. Could I have the following titles please, -Tilted Trains of Great Britain -Gresley Pacifics of the LNER -Riddles and the 9f's Thank you, George
  14. Hello, im currently going through my 'to fix' box and am in need of the following items. -Hornby China, WC/BOB front bogie -Hornby China M7 body (any livery) -Hornby N/S15 Tender, Black preferably -Hornby old style Terrier Body (Preferably Southern) -Hornby/Dapol J94 2 buffers and springs If anyone is looking to part with any of these items or know's where I can find them I would be very happy to hear from you. Thanks for looking
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