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  1. I'm not up on GER 4 wheel stock, but the 5ive compartment Third D401 below, seems to fit the bill: http://eveleighcreations.com/instructions-4-mm-ger-four-wheeled-coach-body-kits/
  2. 4 & 6, although the former's hardly worth the trip (personal opinion) any more. If memory serves, 5's still online & 2 is a previous version of Footplate in Kidderminster
  3. Ar, but if the era in question is the 60s/70s, there'd be no interest in visiting from afar - unless you had a sadistic enjoyment of watching the home team getting stuffed (CH's nickname being 'spoons' - wooden spoon) It wasn't until the late 70s that their fortunes turned & it was the opposition that got their a##es kicked! So, I can only think of Dudley Zoo in the area of being worthy of a visit? [EDIT] I've been ON an adex from Cradley Heath, nice trip with 47439 via the East coast to Caeredin. I went on one Mystex, from New St leaving via Camp Hill &
  4. It routed via Snow Hill / NW in the summer '62 WTT.
  5. ... At least you can sugar coat it with pinstripes & union flags!
  6. With 10 letters?? astell [nf] board, plank, shelf.. etc bach [adj (- mutates to fach) ] little, small.. etc
  7. After a social media post, I made an enquiry late on Friday, paid Monday, and they arrived Thursday. These custom Station boards & signal box plates in 4mm are absolutely immense, & the quality & service is second to none: Actually, I do have one complaint - My 'phone camera (or more accurately, the 'phone camera operator) isn't up to the job of fully showing these beauts in their best light!
  8. I'm not that familiar with the area. Work required me to be there that day, & i had a minute spare to grab a snap of the unit that had brought me down to Bristol from Cheltenham earlier that morning! It does look better on the track plan! Telephoto foreshortening is working its magic. My pic was taken from Brougham Hayes bridge & the Sprinter's almost a quarter of a mile away. Off topic, but a good example is the footbridge over the Birmingham-Coventry line at Garretts Green that affords a decent view down runway 15 at Birmingham Airport. Tele
  9. HI Jim, Just a quick suggestion. Try to source a replacement wheelset for the inner drivers (the one without the gear). As it stands, it has a groove that traction tyres used to sit in, which won't help the running qualities (particularly over points) any good. Any plain 'normal' tyred replacements from the Airfix/Dapol/Hornby chassis will do. I'd have sent you the last two plain spares that I have, but they went under my original 70's Aiirfix Autotank, which runs like a dream!
  10. That's one Irwell Press title i'll be giving a very wide berth to....
  11. For those interested, these are the previous identities for the 996xx number series: 99600 Converted 1972 from Mk.1 BSK 34567 99601 Converted 1972 from Mk.1 BSK 34577 99602 Lot 30841(C) Swindon 1972/3 Ex Mk.1 BCK 21145 99603 Lot 30841(C) Swindon 1972/3 Ex Mk.1 BCK 21082 99604 Lot 30841(C) Swindon 1972/3 Ex Mk.1 BSK 34082 99605 Lot 30841(C) Swindon 1972/3 Ex Mk.1 BCK 21197 99606 Lot 30841(C) Swindon 1972/3 Ex Mk.1 BSK 34504 99607 Lot 30841(C) Swindon 1972/3 Ex Mk.1 BSK 34307 99608 Lot 30841(C) Swindon 1972/3 Ex Mk.1 BSK 34063 99609 Lot 30
  12. My first ride on it in choc/cream was the morning of 31/8/85, from Highbridge to Taunton. I'm usually awful with remembering dates, but a quick google (other options etc) reminded me that it was the date of the 1985 Speedway Individual World final @ Odsal!
  13. A quick review of liveries & allocations from 1985-9, info lifted from the relevant Platform 5 combines:
  14. A bit of mooching online confirmed my earlier pics & thoughts that: 141/143/144s had fawn/brown/orange moquette ALL 142s had grey/charcoal/blue moquette ... Unless anyone can prove otherwise?
  15. On my portable drive. I've got pics of the blue/grey moquette in (supposedly) chocolate/cream & Provincial units. Whilst, I don't have anything I can reliably claim to have been taken in a Jaffa unit, I believe the snippet i posted earlier is from an official pic of 142001. The best online pic i can find is this one of 142005, which appears also to have blue/grey seats: https://www.flickr.com/photos/15038/23439007161/
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