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  1. Well, I blinked first. Having seen a copy when i was out earlier, I thought I'd treat myself & give it a try. No personal critique yet as I've only just got home, but this snap of the contents page will let you know what to find inside. Phil's posted a better website link above with publisher contact details, but they can also be found on my snap. It's bi-monthly at present, with issue #2 due on July 16th.
  2. You could set it in some hellhole where Serpell et al had realised their fantasy ? Hmm, don't let Ant near the Bedford OB...
  3. Can't help with 4407 sorry. The GWR allocations book (first & last sheds) only list it at Princetown in '22 & '47. & I can't place my copy of the Wild Swan 1934 allocations at the mo'. The Peto's register also gives this for 5812: Although 4868* & 5812 were nominally allocated to Penzance briefly in the '30s, both were apparently outstationed at Helston in a (assumed unsuccessful) trial capacity * Sorry, I don't have the page with actual dates
  4. 5812 had two spells at Helston (according to the Peto's 48/58xx register), May-July '37 & Nov '37-Mar'38. It had a boiler swap in between visits as well!
  5. IIRC, Cadbury's & Fry's were (pre-shabby yank sellout) one & the same company! I've very vague memory of a Fry's wrapper when I was a nipper & loved the things, nowadays I think just looking at one would induce a cardiac.
  6. I bet some smartar$e will pipe up that WMPTE operated 227 vehicles of BMMO origin: 2 x D7 90 x D9 14 x S16 79 x S17 9 x S21 9 x S22 24 x S23. .. .. D'Oh!
  7. 51834+52072 were reported on passenger workings from Cambridge from late May '87, pic link below is from June: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/40681550540/ Rail Enthusiast #73 lists it working the 15:50 Cambridge - Ipswich (paired with a 101) & 17:55 return on 27 June.
  8. Any suggestion that the announcement solely concerns 2mm/7mm/whatever, rather ignore Hornby's spectacular trouser moment
  9. Incidentally , It's the 85th anniversary of another well-known Railway film in January 2023. What chance of announcing Gladstone (lovely lines, eh?) & some 'collapsible' rolling stock as well please ?
  10. 14xx joshing aside, I trust that in addition to the favourite vehicles, the range will feature figures of our favourite characters from the Film as well ??
  11. Brilliant, a decent 4mm 14xx at last!
  12. No problem, just glad you put the pic up as a reminder of how things were. Cheers!
  13. The '116 is heading towards you* (the driver** is in the nearest cab & note the angle of the rear car leaving the siding). * Having terminated from B'ham on the platform you're standing on, it's then crossed over via the siding behind the 'box ** Or more likely (allegedly) the guard, the driver staying in the rear cab to avoid changing ends three times!
  14. They were, and (topically) 'Love Rats' would have given the game away if it weren't for the typo...
  15. New 1/59, wdn 5/70. Based at York all of its' working life.
  16. Fitted for Push-pull testing (with a modified Mk1 BSK) .
  17. Just release the brake standard by a few turns, that should do it...
  18. Additional: Withdrawn 10/81 (as vacuum only), reinstated 4/83, dual braked at Swindon & released 8/83 to HA, reallocated to IS ?/83. This is the Directory* https://www.amazon.co.uk/EG-Locomotive-Directory-Every-single/dp/090637510X - There are at least 4 update booklets produced, worth checking that they're included if you're buying a copy * link included for info only.
  19. 1983, according to the D+EG Locomotive Directory.
  20. Quite a few BFK's remain: 14007 NYMR (61264 Support Coach) 14010 Kingdom of Fife RPS, Leven 14013 L&NWR, Crewe 14015 S Devon Rly 14019 E Lancs Rly 14021 Hardingham Station, Norfolk 14023 Mid-Hants Rly 14024 Chasewater Rly 14025 WCRC, Carnforth (45690 Support Coach) 14026 Gt Central Rly Remaining XP64s: 4728 Wensleydale Rly 4729 Dean Forest Rly 25508 Wensleydale Rly Info' from Peter Hall's 'Preserved Coaching Stock of British Railways' pdf & update sheets at rcts.org.uk
  21. One of 43125/6, the first pair repainted IIRC. Note the yellow continuing across the grille.
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