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  1. Being Pedantic, but Slightly Off topic. Mr Edge is wrong in stating that only Hush-Hush and some A4's were the only grey painted locomotives to have been in normal service on the LNER. The Great Eastern used Grey as a "Utility Livery" during WW1 and for some years after. This included the B12's. Some were lined out, others had a single red line at the edge of cabs, tanks etc. The most humble had none. Some of these ex GER engines retained this livery until withdrawal in the 1930's. Clive
  2. There was a 7mm scale model cardboard kit of the locomotive and a couple of the carriages produced by Alphagraphix. It may still be available.
  3. Q kits also made kits for this locomotive. Their original kits was in glass fibre/ Resin, however they also made it in their later white metal range.
  4. Hi, Does anyone know if No.1925 ever carried BR Livery. It was withdrawn in 1952 and was the last GWR saddle tank not converted to a pannier tank in service. Cheers Clive Burdikin
  5. The Real question is what does the Class 47 do next? Does it return light engine to Norwich? If not it may simply be a case of avoiding track occupancy issues in the Ipswich Area, in order for the locomotive to get to its next duties. Note as this is a friday this may be for weekend engineering works.
  6. The wheelbase on Sentinel locomotives was not a fixed dimension. The Axle box's were attached to radius rods. These were used to adjust the tension on the drive chains by moving the axles. Clive
  7. You also asked if there was an Airfix Magazine for Modellers. Airfix Magazine was a seperate magazine and ran from about 1964 to 1993.
  8. Hi, I am thinking about purchasing a Resin DLP printer in the next few weeks. Will be using this for mostly HO and 4mm scale models. Are there any makes I should avoid? What features and accessories should I be looking out for? I have looked at the Anycubic Photon printer what is the difference to the model S? The other slightly more general question. Is there any way to produce glazing for a window with these , with compoud curves in both direction. i.e. Is there a suitable clear resin available? Clive
  9. There was the R216 Rocket Launching Wagon, which appeared very early on. http://www.tri-ang.co.uk/rocketA.html. This also appeared in the Battle Space series R216K. http://www.tri-ang.co.uk/battlerock.html. The Rocket Projector had first appeared on the Minic Push and Go Low Loader M328 Mechanical Horse with Rocket Projector Clive
  10. One of the reasons there is a market for them is DCC. This enables them to be able to draw enough current even when stationery through the use of an auxiliary output on the locomotive's Chip. If my memory is correct, there was a similar facility with Zero One, and other systems around at the same time. The series of four Grouping 4-4-0's, which appeared at about the same time had a smoke generator (this may have been optional).
  11. IIRC that was 141 002 and it was actually in the then new Network Rail livery. Some of these railbuses were not funded by WYPTE and were intended for other services hence the Blue/Grey. I believe these were the last new units to enter service in this livery. Clive
  12. I was looking for something else and this turned up. I think I actually bought this new. I would probably complete it in the not quite blue/grey, Leyland actually used the closest match they had, which was Accrington Coporation Bus Blue, A few photos of the kit.
  13. The class 140 was a BR built prototype, which used cabs more akin to a class 455 emu, or the class 210 DEMU prototype. It was more rigidly attached to the chassis and by all accounts rode worse than the Leyland Railbus. I used to (may still) have a brass cast kit for the class 141 two car railbus. As I recall the brass sides seemed to be reasonable.
  14. When you say no bigger than A4, do you mean total area eg two joined A5 pieces, or an A4 dimensioned rectangle
  15. Actually forgot about this one. I know this is a bit late but Dyserth means something like deserted place, so what about "No Place"!. There is an actual village of this name between Stanley and Beamish in County Durham.
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