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  1. I've made a prototype wireless handheld throttle for a DCC++ basestation by modifying Dave Bodnar's hardware and code for an Arduino. Might be useful for you - the links (and my revised code, as far as it got) are elsewhere in this forum.
  2. If they're being piloted by a Caprotti, are you sure you're not just twisting one of his (universal) joints?
  3. Again, beautiful modelling. The teched sides and observation car rear casting look fantastic... The silver-chrome paint - I see from your original thread that you used a foil over the lettering afterwards and I think the photograph shows this... but how thick was that foil? It must have been almost gold-leaf thin!?
  4. Oi. I resemble that remark! (Mark, aged 46½.)
  5. The "Bramble and Bush" (or perhaps "Bramble and Briar") sounds like a great pub name.
  6. But it's so pretty! eBay awaits. People will buy anything these days. We bought a car maybe four years ago for £700, running, with MOT. Just sold it as MOT fail with some recent unfortunate damage for over a grand. Down is up I swear. I digress. I have to agree with an opinion above - pick a paint, if it looks good, it's right. I would also suggest that pretty much all the 'colours' in your lovely chart could be observed on GW locos at one time or another, so maybe you can't get it wrong!
  7. How about an Egyptian Serif - like the GREAT WESTERN on the tender? This one was: https://www.1001fonts.com/fetteegyptienne-font.html
  8. Not jealous at all. However, not getting one in the initial rush has given me the opportunity to look at the Photon Mono X. Don't know if it's slightly taller Z gives it a practical advantage. Definitely looks like a nice piece.
  9. Add or subtract. Either a tiny cut length from the end of one of the pieces of Setrack to insert between the upper turnouts... or... trim the noses of the two lower turnouts. Shouldn't think the latter would be an issue.
  10. I too wish to recreate Flying Fox, but in 1946 guise as 106 - so I'd be interested in that journey. I bought a nice S/H late BR 60017 Silver Fox created from a Bachmann A4. It needs some renovation but it was built with care and I'm not sure I'll try taking it back to blue. After I've brought it up to spec I think I'll either gift it to my Father or see if I can swap it on RMWeb for an earlier LNER Pacific. It's a shame so few of the RTR Pacifics are numbered in the 1946 ranges. For A4s the valance removal makes me a bit nervous, but I have a few GBL A4s stashed away
  11. Never been a better time than to go and look at a real tree. Just about the only thing you can hug right now.
  12. A4 liveries and their timings are listed on 'BRDatabase' (among other places.) I think A3s too, maybe not as complete. Example: http://www.brdatabase.info/locoqry.php?action=locodata&type=S&id=600104024&loco=4464
  13. Since you have Tuffrey's book - look carefully at the valve guides on the front of the cylinder block. The type on your model (and the old Bachmann) are the early type fitted to the first five locos (4771-5/60800-60804). It's something I need to buy (or print) a few sets of as I have lots of old Bachmann V2s in a queue for detailing. Eventually.
  14. Sorry - no pics of the three locomotives you list, in either LNER pre/post 1946 or in BR days as requested in Tuffrey's book.
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