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  1. I have a spare Airfix tender drive unit if you want it, £5 including postage?
  2. I have found myself in similar predicaments in the past. I suspect DJH will sell you a replacement valve gear etch, but it might not be that cheap. As previously mentioned, Tony Wright is the "A2meister" (amongst other things) and can probably offer some sage advise if you PM him.
  3. Ross, The other thread I referenced mentions something about the distance been the axles being "adjusted" by DJH, which might cause some compatibility issues with other suppliers components. It is probably worth a quick read: Stephen
  4. I do the same with my DCC concepts RR with some locos. They don't all need it but I have never figured out why some do and others don't. Although I suspect it is due to weight distribution?
  5. @thesignalengineer - these look great, could you tell us a little bit more about your painting and lining techniques - esp on the crimson and cream coaches. Thanks Steve
  6. Welcome back Mike, I subscribe to your YouTube channel and caught up with your latest installment earlier this week. Fascinating as ever, especially the intricate shunting of the pick up goods. Sorry to hear you are still not 100% but glad you are getting back into modelling and filming the next installments of the operating timetable. Steve
  7. Coachman (Larry Goddard, formerly of this parish) used it for his (brass) coaches. I believe it is cellulose based, as the paint dries (the solvent evaporates) he said it was like it "shrunk onto the model". I find it has a smooth finish, but you must be careful to spray on several light coats and don't dwell anywhere. Probably worth getting a can and trying it on scrap etch or white metal and see how you get on? Steve
  8. I use self etch primer from Halfords: https://www.halfords.com/motoring/paints-and-body-repair/primer/halfords-etch-primer-500ml-370400.html Goes on well, is hard wearing and takes acrylics, enamel and cellulose paints without a problem
  9. Doilum, You are spot on, it does. Unfortunately when the builders put the door in they didn't line up the frame properly, warping it in the process. As a result the door doesn't sit properly when closed leaving a draughty gap above the hinge on one side. Ho hum!
  10. The other option is to leave the ceiling open and insulate and board the rafters, this will allow you to install skylights in the roof. I didn't do this as my garage is on a north facing wall and shaded by the house. so overheating has never been a problem, but it can get pretty cold in the winter and the lower level of the insulated ceiling helps protect against the worst of the cold. Another consideration, if you are buying a new build, I believe that you don't pay VAT if the work is done before you complete your purchase and if the builder (or their subbies) are amenable you
  11. That's pretty much what I did to my tandem garage, with a laminate floor with a DPM and insulation underneath. Had to paint the wall that adjoins the house to cut down the dust and installed a new, double glazed/opaque double glazed access door. It has worked quite well,my one regret was not replacing the up and over door with a roller shutter type. The current door is not well installed by the builders and is almost impossible to seal to keep out the elements, dead leaves and the like. Good luck, Stephen
  12. Or Mike Sharman's "Wheel specifications for the modeller"?
  13. Came across this site today, it is excellent. A free site except for a voluntary donation. It has Victorian maps of the whole of the UK, unlike other old map sites I have come across which can be patchy. Zooming in reveals a high level of detail,including track plans and railway structures. It also has a useful slider to transition between old and new maps. Well worth a look: https://www.archiuk.com/archi/index_mobile.htm Stephen
  14. I have another bag of bits, but I have no idea which loco they are for!
  15. Allan Gibson does etchings for a station roof,original based on Bath Green Park station. Check out p22 of their PDF catalogue: http://www.alangibsonworkshop.com/. Pictures of the model can be found here: https://www.tauntonmodelrailwaygroup.co.uk/copy-of-gallery-1 Steve
  16. 31A Got it, you are spot on - RMWeb to the rescue again. Thank you. Steve
  17. Hello everyone, Season's greetings to everyone. My current T4 lockdown project is to rename and commission a Bachmann Jubilee ( the latest iteration of this lovely model). The detailing bag contains this component but the instructions don't tell you what it is or where it goes. Can any expert RMWebbers let me know what it is and where it goes? Thanks Steve
  18. Jools, if you go to further down the list of topics in this forum you will find a reference to my database of locos captured in photos on the S&C (which can be downloaded as a spreadsheet) and the rather excellent site put together by Steve Rabone. Not sure if this serves your purpose? It doesn't list the sheds as you originally requested but you can cross reference with the aforementioned sites if you want to take a deeper dive. Steve
  19. BBC News - Covid: William and Kate plan train tour to thank key workers https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-55198752 Wills and Kate on a three day tour of the UK. Any idea on how to find where/when the train will be running and if it will be steam hauled, as the imagery suggests? Steve
  20. Hi, Does anyone know when the Southern livery gate stock will arrive in stores (EFE E86002)? Hoping to pick one up in time to gift as a Christmas present. Many thanks Steve
  21. Time Left: 19 days and 12 hours

    • FOR SALE
    • AS NEW - as purchased (unused)

    As you can see this Class 15 is in as new condition. It has never been run, having been instorage since I purchased it some years ago. Would make a great Christmas present! Free postage

    £75

  22. Time Left: 19 days and 12 hours

    • FOR SALE
    • USED - boxed, complete and unmodified

    Hornby Railroad Duke of Gloucester. I have added a crew and some lamps, but otherwise it is in very good boxed condition. Free postage

    £65

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