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  1. Yup, I was there too I'd need to go though the large box of unscanned pics, as I know there are more from that day.
  2. Veering slightly off at a tangent, on my club's 'Shirebeck' EM layout, I had repainted a Lima model as 47216 and another member had 47299. We'd occasionally park them up next to each other and see if anyone noticed...
  3. I think it's a consequence of the proportionally higher prices of rtr locos, Mick. Whereas you and I cut our teeth on £20 Lima models, where the risk of cocking it up wasn't a disaster financially (and there was an abundant supply of cheap tat to practice on!) folk are generally quite risk-averse, so will be very cautious over even slightly modifying a multi-hundred pound loco. That as much as anything is why fewer and fewer of us are into renumbers, repaints and more involved detailing.
  4. That prototype does, but I've done square corners successfully too. Ymmv, of course.
  5. Must admit I always cut each of my windows out as a single continuous cut, with no issues, on my original Portrait. 10 thou plasticard, 3 passes, downforce 33 and blade 10.
  6. Thanks Bernard, ordered a set for no. 8 last night. In stock, should be going in the post today.
  7. Hi Keith, each side comprises 2 layers of 10 thou, laminated using d-limonene (Mek or other liquid poly cements should work equally as well, with care - 10 thou is easily distorted/melted by stronger solvents) - I clamp the 2 layers between steel rules while the limonene goes off, helps keep everything flat. So my sides are effectively 20 thou (½mm) The 60 thou floor helps at the bottom of the sides and on the test build I also put a 5mm-wide strip of 10 thou (an offcut from the cut-out sheet) along the top edge. I'll take some more pics later (after work) to show more detail.
  8. A couple of questions for those more familiar with 009 than this novice: 1. are scale (or near-to scale) Chopper couplings available? The 'Bemo/Peco' loop/latch don't look particularly attractive to my eyes and I'd prefer to use something more prototypical if I can. 2. are 4mm etched number/name plates available for the VoR trio? My google-fu seem to be broken on both subjects, I've tried various search terms and na-da... TIA!
  9. Fraternal Socialist greetings, comrades! A very early-stages WIP is Lack micro #5, Hasselhöf Nord - a grubby industrial site in the Glorious Socialist Workers Paradise that was the DDR. Set circa 1985, its essentially a shunting plank/diorama, where the Köf II or BR102.1 'Gartenlaube' can shuffle assorted Deutsche Reichsbahn wagen around. Fiddlesticks can be plugged into a 2 roads on the left and 3 on the right end. It's also possible to run the right end as a 5-3-3 inglenook. The fascia window will quite tightly control the viewing angles Structures are an assortment of Kibri, Auhagen and Piko, track is Peco Code 75 and will end up embedded in cobbles to allow the obligatory Trabbi and IFA W50 to bounce their way around the site. Ost is best, comrades!
  10. Thanks for the tip Bernard, you are quite correct so the Dundas underframes haven't changed in the meantime. So in the end I made a simple underframe of 60 thou, with Evergreen 3.2mm C channel solebars for the test build, using just the Dundas bogies. I think it looks okay. Seats next, then a roof.
  11. While not strictly 3mm:ft, I do have a couple ol the very nice 1:120 scale SDV Models České Dráhy bogie van kits on the bench, for use on my Nové Město na Nedostatku micro branch terminus.
  12. Drafted up sides for the 'new' VoR stock and cut them on the Silhouette. I used the BR weight diagrams and refined them in Silhouette Studio. 2 brakes and 6 seconds, plus ends and droplights all in 10 thou plasticard. 2 A4 sheets, so just under a quid for the lot. These will go on the Dundas VoR coach chassis.
  13. There are a couple of rtr versions available, mostly German. Faller and Noch certainly do them in H0, and I recall seeing TT, N and even Z ones on my searches which may be adaptable to local needs. Try a search for 'segment drehscheibe'
  14. Am considering a J69 for a micro layout project and this seems the best option, however the 7mm shortness in wheelbase by using the Terrier chassis is a tad too jarring for me - has anyone successfully used the Bachmann J72 chassis (with it's much closer match to J69 wheelbase) under the 3D body, please? There's a fair few early Bachmann J72 on ebay for cheap. Any tips/hints/pics to show the changes required to either chassis or body would be welcome. TIA!
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