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PenrithBeacon

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  1. The answer is yes and there are a number of ways to do it. You can replace the chassis with Comet (recommended) or High Level (not recommended for a beginner) chassis kits or you can do a simpler conversation as per the EMGS Manual. To get the EMGS Manual you'll have to join the society which is recommended too. Cheers
  2. I have Gold and it's just renewed, I'd forgotten about it. I suspect that this year's subs will be a waste and I won't be renewing my Duxford membership for that reason.
  3. I do love the gay abandon that you show when chopping up a perfectly innocent vehicle and then it all turns out right in the end! Super job Cheers
  4. Useful to know that the Markits catalogue is back, but Markits don't do P4 wheels. They do P4 axles, but not the wheels. Cheers
  5. Further to the posts above does the book include a side view drawing of the post war 100hp steam shunter, one like this: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sentinel_Waggon_Works#/media/File%3ASentinel_4wVBTG_at_NRM_York.jpg I have email the NRM but they cannot at present provide any info. Cheers EDIT: I searched the TNA online which gave some info back. https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/results/r?_q=sentinel+steam+waggon
  6. Could anyone please tell me the wheelbase of this locomotive and if the wheels are equispaced about the engine's longitudinal centreline. I have asked at the NRM but they're not able to help. Cheers
  7. This model has been reviewed in the April Model Rail and has been given 96%. I can see why there are complaints about the grills etc, does seem to be a little heavy, but also, oddly, lacking definition. Strange. Cheers
  8. It depends on whether you want a Fowler or Stanier chimney. The AGW chimney is the Fowler. I don't know if anyone does the Stanier one
  9. A good idea but a failed one. Can't even get a slot for click and collect. Our daughter is still able to use the service, perhaps it's just closed to new customers.
  10. We are contemplating the weekly shop and the implications in the current situation. I don't see how social distancing is going to work in a supermarket, the concept is a good one, but there are all sorts of valid reasons why it isn't going to work. Time, perhaps, to do the shop online
  11. I think we have more than enough police, but they are grossly inefficient. As to Spain, I get the impression that they haven't fully recovered from being a police state
  12. So far I've spent my birthday in my pyjamas and haven't the slightest intention of being productive.
  13. I received this yesterday, I don't know about it's provenance Cheers
  14. Vaccine scientist: ‘Everything is so new in dealing with this coronavirus’ https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/21/coronavirus-vaccine-scientist-what-needs-to-be-done-now-hanneke-schuitemaker?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Copy_to_clipboard Just for info, it doesn't offer certainty. Cheers
  15. https://www.avonvalleyrailway.org/news/covid/
  16. Episode 9: I was disappointed in it. A variation on the boy meets girl etc with a good many predictable sub plots and rather indifferent acting. See what 10 beings.
  17. I'm not an expert on the 08, but that example appears to have an extra electrical conduit running from the cab to the front just underneath the bonnet handrail. Is this a common modification? Cheers
  18. I remembered last night night during a wakeful period, that I bought the Ultrascales because the AGW wheels were unavailable and I got the impression, on asking at a show, that there wasn't a plan to make them re-available. It's good that you can buy them again.
  19. BBC News - Coronavirus: When will the outbreak end and life get back to normal? https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-51963486 Helpful perhaps but not hopeful
  20. Interesting! When I was looking to re-wheel my Bachmann Type 4, the AGW wheels didn't seem to fit the bill; so I went to Ultrascale Regards
  21. This is utter rubbish. I need somewhere to live, if I sell this house it will cost me at least as much to buy somewhere else and then I would need to do it up to suit, which would cost huge sums. When I die, this house will make my legatees richer, but I'm no richer now, in terms of housing, than my parents were when they were alive and they rented from a housing association. What has made me richer than my parents in my life is a better education than they had leading a to a better job and a better pension
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