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  1. And the ensuing "I think you'll find" comments about track being straight and level in the real world! No. 1 is particularly bumpy, as the photo shows. Jo
  2. And here it is the night before, sat atop those wagons. 1 super tench and 14 Falcon for the record. Jo
  3. It looks like the label fitted to lots of wagons in the era, prohibiting climbing under overhead wires. I think they went on Procor built or owned wagons. Here's one still in existence on a PXA / KEA / JNA wagon It appears to read: DANGER It is STRICTLY FORBIDDEN TO CLIMB on top of this wagons while in the vicinity of OVERHEAD ELECTRIC WIRE Jo
  4. Hi Grahame, Hope you're keeping well. I've just had a catch-up of the thread as I was in London the other day for an appointment on Southwark Bridge Road. It was only as I was wandering about and saw Tooley Street that it all clicked that this was the area you're modelling. I didn't have long to look about, but you've got the character spot on, and although the area has changed a lot, it still helps to place your modelling. Loving the work on Borough station. Jo
  5. I realised last night we accidentally made a Revolution advert! Ok, disregard the Falcons, but they are at least available in N so the whole train can be modelled. 59003, super tench and 14 Falcon. This would all become Friday's (22/10) 6O41 to Eastleigh Jo
  6. The rulebook (module TW1) says red and white lights should be displayed if possible when shunting. Though I'd expect the headcode box to be lit if that was the intention. Most locos the switches are all in the cab closest to the lights they control, however in the 59s the tail light switch puts the lights on the opposite end, more like the tail lights in a car. Seen this confuse drivers several times, with either reds against a train or on the front unintended. The 59/0s still have independently switched tail lamps, from when the rules only required one, but they run with both lit when light loco. Anyway, back to the Brushes. Jo
  7. Yes, but how accurate are the colours... Jo
  8. Hi @Markmiller2008 Red and grey Railfreight livery? My lead time would be a few weeks as I have to wait for the next sheet to be full to send to the printers, but I'm sure I could sort something. Feel free to drop me a line at [email protected] and we can have a chat if you're interested and no one else has offered already. all the best Jo
  9. Nicer detail and decoration on the Farish one too, less likely to be an electrical failure too. The only area the the Dapol one possible pulls ahead slightly is the second version of their bogies have less daylight round them than the Farish and there's no join across the front. Jo
  10. That's totally understandable about wanting the right livery! Yeah locos were hired between sectors if one was short, so petroleum on aggregates could happen. Obviously post BR the sectors were irrelevant so pretty much anything goes! Jo
  11. Whilst not directly answering your question, the last 60 to carry a sector decal in service was 60054 with its petroleum sector decals, carried right up until refurbishment and repaint to DB red in the early 2010s. Would be doable quite easily if you're happy to change the sector. Jo
  12. Mussel-ing in? Dapol's IOA Mussel wagons are nice models, but the real things don't stay pristine for long. The scratching seen on the real things where the diggers scrape the sides during offload are a distinctive feature of the weathering on these wagons. Coming soon is a pack of decals to add these marks to your wagons. Each pack covers six models, and because each side is unique that's a train of 12 different wagons before they start repeating. All traced from photos of the real thing, each wagon side is rather like a finger print or zebra stripes, no two are alike. They're with the printers at the moment, so initial stock should be with me in a few weeks. Jo
  13. Hi there 4mm-ers. A copy of my post from the N thread. A little bit of variety for the Tarmac / Ermewa wagons, for those modelling right up to the minute. They appear to have come off lease to Tarmac, and have had the logos painted over. Over the last couple of weeks they have been in use hauled by DB 66s, working between Tytherington and Oxford Banbury Road (and I think Cricklewood too) carrying Hanson products. For the really keen, some have also gained tracker boxes at the left hand end near the number. Jo
  14. A little bit of variety for the Tarmac / Ermewa wagons, for those modelling right up to the minute. They appear to have come off lease to Tarmac, and have had the logos painted over. Over the last couple of weeks they have been in use hauled by DB 66s, working between Tytherington and Oxford Banbury Road (and I think Cricklewood too) carrying Hanson products. For the really keen, some have also gained tracker boxes at the left hand end near the number. Jo
  15. Just to add further confusion, the 60s done at Toton are a different colour blue to the ones done at Eastleigh. Brighter colours at Toton, a couple of 66s have been done there too recently. It's a bit like the different shades between Eastleigh, Brush and GM EMD in the Europorte era. Jo
  16. A copy and paste of the 4mm description perhaps? Like the same livery errors have carried across from the bigger brother (NR livery colours etc) They do appear to have altered the cantrail shape over the windscreens since the initial batch though, it was straight on the early ones. Don't know how recently they fixed this. Jo
  17. Isn't it! What a transformation already. Jo
  18. True, but equally there seems to be a few with the view that Dapol can do no wrong. There's elements on Farish models I'm not keen on (37 NEMs, Mish mash of wire and moulded handrails on some locos, no air brake mk1s for example) and there may be the odd dubious colour used, but (unless I've missed something steamy, in which case I apologise) there's been nothing akin to this MK3 for many years. Unpainted models so we can do it ourselves, he says in jest! Perfectly put! Jo
  19. I mentioned that bottom of page 3 John, so you're not the only one to pick it up. But I suspect for the vast majority "ooh it's a sleeper" will do. The ends don't look right for any variety of loco hauled MK3 sadly. I get the feeling of Farish, Revolution or Cavalex had churned these out there'd be hell to pay. Hey ho. As I said previously, hopefully these end up cheap enough to chop, paint and put some sticky bits on. Jo
  20. What a shame, does seem to be a lucky dip with Dapol. Hopefully they'll make their way to the bargain bins for some fun with the paints and stickers. Jo
  21. Nice to see the progress on the Sunblest truck Rob, I haven't forgotten your transfers. I've just finished a time consuming project (and the day job, home stuff and wedding planning) so starting to sketch things out for them. You're right that the yellow treatment looks unusual, could it be the truck was built with white panels and silver framework, then Sunblest added the yellow themselves? A shame my grandad isn't still about, I'm sure he'd know! Jo
  22. And with them shortly to arrive in Wales too there's more liveries to go off too. Just a different shade of red and grey! Jo
  23. The ultra modern does seem a very popular period for modelling. I suspect the BR large logo one will be an impulse buy for a few older people too as a rule one memory stirrer. Anyway, if they do end up in the bargain bin, then it'll be a cheap chassis to put a 3D printed 56 shell on so we can finally have a 56 that looks like one in N. Jo
  24. Quoting myself here, follow up time. I put a post on the Dapol forum: https://digest.Dapol.co.uk/forum/main-forum/freight-stock/container-stock/jha-o-k-aggregate-hopper/project-managers-blog-au/7877-jha-o-k-improved-cad-views?p=9731#post9731 No response as yet, I don't know if expecting axles to line up with the axleboxes is being fussy? It does give the model a weird tip toes look. Jo
  25. Here's a 60 for starters. As well as these, depending on your era, you can add 37, 47, 56, 58, and 66s in DB and Freightliner to the list. Best bet is to go on Flickr and search Merehead plus a year that you're interested in. For example put "Merehead 1998" in the search box. There is some chaff amongst the wheat, but Flickr is such a widely used resource it's a damn good place to start. Jo
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