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  1. Are well weathering is easy, can do. Will probably go with a Dark Grey then, where is the best place for SECR transfers? Connor
  2. Thanks Everyone, seems I will paint the wagon in SECR Grey then. So could I get away with a GWR Grey (I have plenty of that, albeit, acrylic) or a similar sort of Grey, i.e. Humbrol 67-Tank Grey. Regards Connor
  3. G'day Everyone, I am in the middle of building my first metal based kit, a Chatham Kits LCDR/SECR 3 plank open wagon. Just wondering about the paint job. It says in the instructions about the LDCR and SECR livery, as well as saying that they were last withdrawn in 1927. As I am modelling a Southern Railway era, I want to know if any were repainted into Southern Goods Brown in the 4 years between the Grouping and Withdrawal. Regards Connor
  4. I realise this is a rather late question John, are those particular Railtec transfers under the 'Custom' Text transfer product. Hoping to change my set from Birmingham to London Division Connor
  5. Fascinating, would have thought Oxford would have had a division but I guess the proximity to London makes sense to be within the London Division. Does anyone know the appropriate coach numbers for these sets? Connor
  6. No Worries John, completely understand. Connor
  7. Thanks so much John, however, I am modelling pre-nationalisation, is there a chance that is possible with your expertise? Connor
  8. Thanks. I have unscrewed every screw there is in the body and it is clear that the lugs present indicate that the body can be disconnected from the footplate but it is solidly stuck to the smokebox. Connor
  9. Hi All, This has probably been covered before here but I thought I would ask just in case. I am intending on modelling an adaptation of Princess Risborough and Thame and I know Large Prairies (51xx and 61xx) were a common sight on this line with suburban trains (I assume often with these sets) due to the proximity to Oxford and Aylesbury. I have the 4 car set of the Birmingham Division that was released, was there an Oxford Division set that I could renumber it to to make it more appropriate for the layout. If so, where would be the best place to get transfers from? Regards Connor
  10. That is a good point, would be a to remove without removing any lining Connor
  11. Hi Everyone, I am after some clarification in regards to the most recent releases by Hornby of the Bow End Coaches. The new release (see link below) has the different coat of arms to the original release which was the shirt button. I believe this is current release is of the earlier livery i.e. around 1927-33 with the Coat of Arms and 'GWR' below the waistline? Am I correct? In saying this, would this livery be easier to change to the 1945 livery introduced by Hawksworth with 'Great Western' either side of the coat of arms given the coat of arms is visible. Obviously I understand the coaches should be weathered to suit the period (around 1940-47) which I eventually intend on modelling. https://www.hattons.co.uk/431070/hornby_r4680a_collett_corridor_brake_third_right_hand_4941_in_gwr_chocolate_and_cream/stockdetail.aspx Thanks Connor
  12. Hi Everyone, I am wondering if someone can help in regards to the Hornby H class. I would like to get into the cab to add a crew and even into the coal bunker to see if I can fit a keep-alive decoder. I have taken all the screws out of the body and I can see about 8 lugs the body side and can push a screwdriver through the lugs which relieves the back end but the smokebox end won't budge. Has anyone tried a similar thing or have any advice on removing the 'floor'? Regards Connor
  13. Looking beautiful John, I notice the signal in the first photo is lit. Remind me, are they working Dapol signals, with a few modifications? Regards Connor
  14. These photos look fantastic Tony as others have commented. I particularly like the oily look of the valve gear on 'Hale O' The Wynd' and 'Cock of the North,' looks like a real locomotive. How was this achieved? Regards Connor
  15. Nothing wrong with the weathering on the B1, considering your period i.e. 1947 Connor
  16. The B1 looks excellent as does the rest of the stock. Are you modelling the Central region of the Southern Jack to warrant a 6 wheel tender 'King Arthur?' Or is it just for fun? Regards Connor
  17. Was it one of these? I found this on the Comet Models website. It's a Driving Trailer, diagram A44 and build in 1955, so not technically a GW Autocoach. Regards Connor
  18. True, I did build a Japanese Layout showcasing the different public transport systems in Japan, that is now broken up and I did focus on the Great Western for my research project in Year 12 so I guess I was pretty involved. Regards Connor
  19. One of my biggest regrets for year 12 (1.5 years ago) was not doing an exhibition layout for Research Project (a subject in South Australia). Good thinking combining trains with school Peter! Regards Connor
  20. Thanks Mick, I assumed that would be the problem. Regards Connor
  21. Some more recently completed jobs: Medium Stanier Mogul Light Britannia Light Patriot Heavy Crosti 9F Medium Crosti 9F Light-Medium 700 'Black Motor.' Enjoy. Regards Connor
  22. Hi Everyone, I have had some challenges with some locos after weathering where the paint finish has gone all wavy after airbrushing with enamels. I am assuming it is just excess motor lubrication seeping onto the body and causing it to thin and go all wavy. Would the best solution be to wash the bodies in warm soapy water prior to weathering to get rid of the oil? The loco turned out okay thanks to some black paint but isn't perfect. I am leaving it for now because from normal viewing distance isn't noticeable as you can see from the 2nd photo. Just wanting to avoid this problem in future. Regards Connor
  23. I agree, we have the Heljan one and it is ready motorised and can be controlled by a control box or by DCC. We have it set up to be controlled by the control box and it is much better than it would be controlled by DCC. Regards Connor
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