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Dan Randall

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    Devizes, Wiltshire
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    Mainly BR Western Region steam & diesel circa 1963 - 1975 in 7mm scale (Scale 7), but I do have a soft spot for green and light blue BR enamel station signs too, so a bit of BR Southern or Scottish Region can't be ruled out!

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  1. Thanks for your suggestions and advice chaps - it’s much appreciated. Regards Dan
  2. Thanks Jim, I’ll give that a go. Good idea about the cardboard food cartons too! Regards Dan
  3. I’m thinking about buying a laser cutter next year and was wondering where other (UK), users obtained their sheet materials from? I did try an internet search, but just got swamped by websites of companies that offer laser cutting services, not the raw materials needed! Regards Dan
  4. Those audio jacks are a great idea Duncan - it may well be the solution to one of my own lighting requirements.... Regards Dan
  5. As regards MRJ 279’s content, I must say, this advertisement got my interest.... Looking forward to adding this to my already groaning bookshelves. Regards Dan
  6. I had the same problem when I got married and bought my first house many moons ago. First DIY job was a new front door with an extra wide letter box, specifically to accommodate the MRJ. When the next issue arrived, the Postie still folded it lengthways and rammed it through the letterbox! Personally, I prefer the card backed envelope and would gladly pay a small premium for it to continue, as my copy of 279 arrived this morning with a crease down one side.... Regards Dan
  7. Modern Outline Kits do one, that might fit the bill.... http://www.modernoutline.co.uk/modern_outline_026.html Regards Dan
  8. That looks decidedly odd, without the usual Pullman gangway! Regards Dan
  9. Hi Simon Just had a read of the above and saw your reference to Barry Norman’s ’Designing a Layout” book, where you said ”This 1997 book has an interesting section on small stations that featured industrial sidings, with a splendid unidentified photograph (page 10) of a small dairy siding that I have never managed to identify”. I can put you out of your misery and tell you dairy in the picture was the Express Dairy at the London end of Frome Station, in Somerset. The site occupied by the dairy is a branch of Jewsons these days. Good luck with the new shop -
  10. Yes it does! I noticed that yesterday, when looking at the stills again on “Reelstreets” - I think the top of the sign was out of sight on my TV screen. Regards Dan
  11. I watched an episode of Armchair Theatre (called “A Bit of a Lift”, from 1973), last night on Talking Pictures TV, which featured some nice blue DMU action (at Marylebone), at the end. This was immediately followed by a film I’d never seen before, called “Take a Girl Like You” (1970), starring Hayley Mills and Oliver Reed. The title sequence featured Ms Mills travelling in a blue/grey Mk1 coach, an outside shot showing a blue Class 47 at the head. As the titles finished, the train (now hauled by a blue Hymek!), pulled into a station, but not any old station - it
  12. I’d say Simon Castens at Titfield books, would be a good option.... https://www.titfield.co.uk/ Like many retail outlets, the shop is currently closed, but he may well be sending stuff out still. Regards Dan
  13. Blimey, that was quick! Thank you Phil. Regards Dan
  14. I assume availability from yesterday via Pocketmags applies to the digital version? If so, when will the printed version be available in the shops please? Regards Dan
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