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    60s/70s Diesels and a smattering of kettles

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  1. Cheers Luke, iv seen the pics of it at the docks but never noticed the bogies. Makes sense it went on its original ones so it could be used to its full potential. If only a rescue mission could have been mounted to even bring the shell back, what an exhibit it would have made. Cheers James
  2. That's the first thing I noticed too John, always assumed it left with the 47 style bogies it last ran on BR with.
  3. Good idea, it is a striking livery, anf almost seems too good to be fictitious in my mind. Lima must have copied it from somewhere I feel.
  4. Top job Darius. I managed to pull some enthusiasm together this aft to finish painting the bogies for my curtain side ones. I think seeing your progress has given me a boot up the backside to finish mine! Top job as ever, are you keeping your last one in Fisons? All the best James
  5. Glad to see boards and track coming on Gibbo, looks an interesting track layout too. How long till Rocket and Sans Pareil will be doing laps with full freightliner rakes and AC electrics dragging round your Brighton Bell haha?
  6. Nice rake you are making up there Darius, tidy job. Interesting couplings too, might try some out on some if my bits and bobs. As for the brakes, I'm pretty sure they were air braked, but I do wonder about the 1st batch if they had vac and were converted to air after rebuilding or maybe duel braked??. Havnt got much research materials to hand at the mo. Quick check on Bartlett shows air pipes on a BRT built one. Cheers James
  7. Thanks RT, funds are primed so once they are ready I'll be straight on it. They'll take as long as they take, just so glad you have taken the time to make a kit. I never thought I'd be able to make the 'Harrogate gas works quartet' without your efforts so I'm hugely appreciative. Really, really looking forward to Barber being available! Fingers crossed it won't be too long. Again, no rush at all, just really excited with this news! All the best. James
  8. @RThompson as an aside, what sort of time frames do etches & mouldings take? Just curious really so absolutely no pressure. If it ready when it's ready that is fine with me. I have a chassis for Barber in stock so thinking about starting the ebay hunt for one for Masham that's all. Cheers James
  9. Evening RT, that is music to my ears! Will be ordering Barber for sure and may even jump in for Masham. Hope all is well with you? You certainly have just cheered me right up with this update! Thanks @Jon4470 for the heads up. Awaiting release with baited breath. All the best James
  10. Same my end, didn't know the sprung ones had extra bits for mounting, may invest in some sprung ones to re bogie the previous ones iv done. Having said that I don't think ill need sprung ones, seems too fiddly for my bodging! Cheers James
  11. Brill, thanks for the info Darius, may be a little while till I get mine mounted with current restrictions. All the best James
  12. Looking good Darius! I don't think iv touched my last couple since mid December, need to get them mounted on the Stenson bogies. Have you just used nuts bolts and washers on yours? Cheers James
  13. For mine i found Gorrilla glue worked pretty well but then found the 14mm wheels were dragging so used a burr in a deemed to create the extra headroom needed
  14. Cheers for the heads up Gibbo, been a loooong time since I built a presflow so very useful. As for the Mermaids, they could well be as old if not older than me.. no idea when Cambrian started including plastic wheels as per old Dogfish kits I've picked up, so these could be older than me as they have no wheels! That seems really weird to think about now after a few beers!
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