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  1. Just for information.... in Australia SDS offer an unpowered version of the NR Class Co-Co. It is $235 (about £130) compared to $375 (about £206).
  2. Shouldn’t be a problem on DC if one of them is an unpowered trailer unless there are coupling issues?
  3. Perhaps worth noting the established wisdom that words convey only 7% of communication; 38% is tone of voice and 55% body language.....
  4. Me too. Manufacturers often seem to leave the green era SYP variant to second batch releases. I wonder if this is a deliberate ploy to encourage sales of less sought-after earlier livery versions?
  5. I find Humbrol 73 Wine enamel or Vallejo 70.946 Dark Red, which are both matt, particularly good for buildings. I know colour is a very subjective topic but these seem to convey the slightly faded shade that I remember on buildings which differed from the more shiny maroon on coaches and locos.
  6. Which one? Acrylic or enamel? Matt or gloss?
  7. That’s the wife’s Christmas present sorted then......
  8. Very good issue and a particularly Interesting picture on pages 52-53 in the article on Class 13 with a range of vans. Quite a few of them have partial repaints.
  9. Possibly related but the website for another Key publication Steam Days carries a message ‘new website coming soon’. At the bottom is a link to Morton’s Media.
  10. I can only endorse what has been said by many already. Ordered from Model Railways Direct on Wednesday and arrived by Royal Mail on Thursday. First class service by all. Usual disclaimer - only connection is as a satisfied customer.
  11. I've decided to try my hand at making an etched nickel silver kit. I've done plenty of electrical / electronic soldering using multicore solder but from memory all the articles I've seen about etched kits seem to use separate flux. There seem to be a variety of fluxes available so which one is best for this purpose or will multicore be OK?
  12. Steve You can order a paper copy here https://www.greatmagazines.co.uk/model-rail-may-2020
  13. Sorry to take a different view but I don't have a problem with the paper quality! If you save the magazines then they take up less space and doesn't it help to save the planet by needing fewer trees and less fuel for transporting copies to retail outlets? I know digital copy is even more environmentally friendly but I prefer paper - even the thin stuff. The only downside I'm aware of is if you want to rip out pages to keep individual articles.
  14. After two solid days of family visit has escaped to peace and sanity - in the campervan parked in the drive

    1. waggy


      Man In A Van

    2. 60159


      I can relate to that!

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