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    36th UCKFIELD MODEL RAILWAY EXHIBITION Organised by the Uckfield Model Railway Club. UCKFIELD CIVIC CENTRE Civic Approach Uckfield East Sussex TN22 1AE Saturday 16th October 2021 Sunday 17th October 2021 Open 10am till 5pm both days. The 2021 Uckfield Model Railway Exhibition will once again be featuring a selection of some of the best quality layouts around. There will be full trade support as well as Demonstration and Society stands. Licensed Restaurant within the Civic Centre will be open throughout the weekend. There will be bacon/sausage baps for early arrivals to purchase - from 9am. Public access to the Civic Centre is via either the free High Street car park (Civic Approach), or the Tesco Superstore. The venue is also only three minutes walk away from both the railway and bus stations. Additional car parking at the station car park - £3 per day at weekend. More information at http://www.uckfieldmrc.co.uk/exhibition.html
  2. Received notification of shipping as well - happy days. Ordered on the 19/09/2014 which I believe was the day the project was announced and pre-orders were invited!
  3. Hi Oliver, Any chance of providing the above requested info?
  4. Hi Oliver, Nice sounds. Would it be possible to have the specifications of the fitted sound chip and speakers - i.e. chip and speaker manufacturer and model numbers along with the source of the sound files? Be good to know what we would be getting for our money hardware wise etc
  5. Latest version to drop through the letter box yesterday morning.
  6. Arrived in the post today. Good to see that the brake shoes are in the prototypical position - i.e. they will line up with P4 wheel sets. The picture is fairly cruel as it's larger than life - in reality the lines caused by the manufacturing process are not really visible at normal viewing distance.
  7. Maybe there is a giveaway - the link to the Dapol page is: https://www.Dapol.co.uk/B4_News_Article
  8. Sorry to hear this sad news. Many a time I've spent helping behind Peter's layouts at exhibitions - usually over lunch time. Being fairly local, Peter was kind enough to bring many of his excellent creations in both 12mm and 14.2mm gauge along to the Uckfield Exhibition. These included in recent years: Bulverhythe Hoath Hill Sidings Thunders Hill - aka "the play pen" Hoath Hill Halt Whatlington Sub Wealden Gypsum Co. He was due to return this year with his latest layout Alfriston which made its exhibition debut back in March 2020. He was a very talented modeller and a friend who will be missed on the exhibition circuit. My and the Uckfield Club's condolences to his wife and family.
  9. It appears that The Great Electric Train Show scheduled for March 13/14 2021 at EventCity, Manchester may have been cancelled. The Key Model World website now only has an entry for the Marshall Arena event in Milton Keynes on October 9/10 2021. Looks as if there was an edit overnight to the website removing references to the Manchester show - although if you click on the Milton Keynes Show 2021 button the text on the loaded page still references Manchester.
  10. Hi Gary, I think one of the more visible differences between these generic coaches from Hattons and Hornby is the shape of the duckets. From the Hatton website it appears that all their duckets are flat topped. Those from Hornby have a curved top. If modelling the early SR scene the Hornby look to be closest with the curved top duckets being fairy close representations of ex LB&SCR and SE&CR stock.
  11. I would agree - I was using Stroudley as a description as to general style - the coaches to these diagrams were built 1892-1897 so definitely under R.J.Billinton's tenure with as you say a higher arc-roof profile.
  12. I actually make it 128mm over body (151-23) = 32" Which would make sense with the prototype SR No 7514 being a 32ft 4-compartment 1st - SR Diag 507/508/509 As I have said previously the model is a very close representation of the prototype Stroudley LB&SCR - the only main difference being the more "generic" choice of grab rail adjacent to each door. What would be interesting is to have the other dimensions - especially the wheel base. According to Mike King's drawing this should be 10ft 6in + 10ft 6in
  13. I see that the next London Festival of Railway Modelling at Alexandra Palace is now publicised to be held in March 2022 - the19th & 20th to be exact. https://www.world-of-railways.co.uk/information/the-london-festival-of-railway-modelling
  14. According to Mike King's book An Illustrated History of Southern Coaches only Kitchen Dining Firsts numbered 7858 to 7863 had the small kitchen window - these are the six coaches constructed in 1927 in the first batch of Diag 2651 examples (these are also the batch without the transverse vestibule). According to Mike's drawings in the book all the other similar coaches built to Diagrams 2650, 2651 (batches 2 & 3), 2655 and 2656 had the larger windows. However there aren't any pictures in the book of a Diag 2651 2nd/3rd batch coach showing the relevant side to check the above - the only picture of a Kitchen Dining First to these diagrams showing the kitchen windows is of No 7866 which is a Diag 2656 (large window).
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