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  1. Bill

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    Hello The good news is that I have both MR-003 BR Early 68184 and MR-004 BR Late (Dept 57) up for grabs The bad news is that I live in Canada.. Happy to post if you can afford the freight.. Best regards Bill
  2. Hello - what would you like? Network Rail boxed Pair 97302/97304/ in original box with bits unattached Network Rail 97302 single with bits unattached DRS 37229 - Jonty Jarvis with bits unattatched Only ever test run Please let me know if you are interested.. (I do live in Canada so postage won't be that cheap..)
  3. Having recently returned from the point and shoot wilderness and acquired a DSLR - Canon EOS T7i / 800D.. It is obvious that 1 battery won't do.. And after much investigation have opted to get hold of a third party battery or two., Asperx LP-E17 They seem to only come in pairs with a charger in tow.. but its a USB charger rather than the AC charger that Canon supplies.. And according to someone on some far-flung YouTube video, last well and don't evoke Canons battery nanny.. Also, the charger will, apparently, charge up Canons original offering. Anyways.. I'll soon find out the veracity of any of this and report back, that is if anyone is still interested..
  4. Here is a mug shot of the lead Loco of the Halifax to Montreal express (ave speed in the region of 50 kph..).. on a rainy day..
  5. There was a reason for that horn..
  6. Sending a package small packet Air is about $22.00 Canadian which is about 14 pounds UK.. I would want 80 pounds for 68184 so about 94 pounds total.. If it needs to be tracked then its $56.00 or about 34 pounds UK.. For a total of 114 Pounds.. Let me know if this falls within your budget..
  7. Hello - I have 68184 available, mint and unused if you want it - along with number 57 in similar condition.. I do live in Canada
  8. It is seven years later.. And all things eventually turn up.. and yes its players again Promoting their products in Pullman cars.. You don't stick branding on your products unless you have (a) permission (b) Intend to make money through advertising. (c) want to associate your product with prestige.. With players you will travel in style, etc.. Senior Service also did a similar thing with BR for their revamped Pullman services.. (P.S. the seller never even noticed the Pullman logo or even realised that it related to rail travel in a bygone era!
  9. Taken on 7th May 2019 at Bedford Nova Scotia, crossing the Sackville river - (Perhaps it was going home .) GMTX 2257 - I believe its a GP 38-2 ? P.S. A few moments later just after it had crossed..
  10. Hello If instead you want the Hawksworth maroon R4410 or the 4405A Custard and cream, then these are available.. Regards Bill
  11. Hello faa77 - I do have three of the Bachmann # 38-351 BAA Steel Carrier Wagons - The yellow/grey/black ones with steel coil loads. All original in pristine condition. Please get in touch if interested - P.S. I live in Canada, so the cost of postage maybe an issue, but is not too expensive if surface mail works for you..
  12. Hello I have three if you are still interested? 4090, 4089, 4088, in Engineers Olive Green DB993634, DB993413 and DB993057. All clean and in good (Heljan Style) working order.. with bits to attach..
  13. Hello - I do have in nearly mint practically unused condition.. 44-117 Booking Office + Canopy in original box 44-116 Waiting Room In original Box 44-114 Gents - Unsoiled in original box 44-120 Water column in original box 44-118 Subway stairs in original box.. 44-114 Lamp huts in original packaging If you are still needing these.. Snag - I live in Nova Scotia - The postage may not amuse you
  14. Are you still looking? I have the Waiting Room 44-116 and The Booking Office + canopy 44-117 and Lamp Huts 44-114 and Water Column 44-120... all unused. Snag #1 I live in Nova Scotia so the postage might not amuse you..
  15. I agree Rule 1(b) actually "..all those items you would have done anything to get to run on your model "train-set" when you were nine..".. Can anyone plausibly justify this rail gun running through an Austrian station in the 1960's?
  16. Hello - I was unable to log in.. But after reading the useful info that Andy provided.. I managed to log in by changing my user name to Bill, on my browsers auto log in system. BUT.. (This is the simplified version it was actually far more convoluted) I now needed to change my email address but could not remember my password and was immediately flung into a prisoners dilemma. To change my email address I needed to remember my password. Which could only happen if the password reset was sent to my old email address. Which has long since expired. So I guessed my password and although as it turned out the guess was correct. The software told me it was the wrong password. And would not accept the new password.. (So I emptied my browsers cache..) But none the less, without informing me it had surreptitiously changed my password to its new form anyway. (I hope you are following this). However when I logged out and tried to log in using my old password (remembered by my browser). Thinking the change had not gone through as it had been rejected by the software It told me that my password was unacceptable. That is when I then deduced that something had in fact happened concerning passwords, So I guessed again and entered my proposed new password,(in spite of being informed by the software that the password change had not gone through), And voila - I was in! (Hurrah!) The password change had in fact gone through. (Does this remind you of the Princess bride or not?) So I now had a password that the software, somehow, by some magic, had recognized. And I was able to now change my email address.. It is all so very simple, a child could do it. And my Heartfelt thanks to the team for all the frustratingly hard work that must have gone in to making this upgrade possible.
  17. Well.. Exe arrived today - (Only time I have been delighted when an ex-e turned up.) So they have got as far as Halifax in Nova Scotia.. So I cleaned the track and set it running. And it does indeed run, very smoothly on my ridiculous track building. It traversed four sets of Peco points with no discernible problems. The next thing will be to fit the coupling on the rear and see how Exe does with Clarabel, Annie and company..
  18. I wish it wasn't so, but It is about time PECO got with the metal wheels program..
  19. They look the part at that scale. Not bad - We'll see how they perform when Exe arrives They come with Peco's plastic wheel sets.. So these needed to be replaced - I used Parkside Dundas Item PN53 ... 6.2 mm Dia. Metal Wheels Not all wheel sets at N scale fit all manufacturers.. These wheels were specifically designed to fit Peco and Graham Farish models..
  20. These coaches, complete with their new metal wheels, have been patiently waiting for more years than I care to remember.. (And so has the connecting service.. )..
  21. You can consider yourselves lucky to have received such a generous offer. As I live in Canada I don't appear qualify for a free issue of anything never mind B.R.M.... So be grateful!
  22. Having no sense of limit - Any old gauge will do from any country old or new. Railways, trams, underground, diesel or steam or pantograph.. etc And I have no problem explaining any of this compound madness to anyone if asked.... Recently no one has asked.. Then there are those who mistakenly ask me what I do for a living.. And as what I do for a living is done only by a vanishingly small number of people.. It is impossible to explain what I do as no one has any reference.. So although I would have no problem telling anyone - It is actually impossible to do so.. Also.. And it seem that some sort of ghost lives in some people that cannot abide the unknown and rushes to fill their void should the unknown ever confront them. And I think this is the problem we all face as modelers, what we do is unknown to many. And some of the many seem to find that to be offensive in some way.. But every now and then you meet someone who is open and genuinely interested and it can be very rewarding....
  23. Well the Cycling Lion version arrived on Thursday.. I Un-packed it very carefully.. Dropped it on the floor from 4 feet, very un-carefully.. Fortunately it was still in its inner plastic case Waited until Saturday after I had done the tax returns to test it. In spite of the tumble, it worked a treat.. And wow! Never such a good runner right out of the box.. No hesitation on points, it took all the layout could throw at it and never for an instant wavered.. It looks the part and acts it, thanks you Hatton's for commissioning it and my thanks to whoever designed and made it. It's currently having the time of its life with the gate stock... And for its size it really should not be pulling much more, but it works as if it could handle a full rake of Pullman's..
  24. True but some of us just had to have an H class having waited for nigh on 55 years - The fact that the livery is all wrong for our modeled era is but a minor inconvenience.. Rather like summer in Canada - a minor inconvenience to be found between successive winters..
  25. Well here in Canada in the midst of the Christmas mail the BR green Gate Stock plus a Hornby H class tank miraculously arrived today on a Sunday. Canada post does pull out all the stops at this time of year. The report is that both the Gate Stock and H class are working very well through points and across the differently scaled Tillig 009/HO crossover.. They are a delight to watch and the H Class slow motion starting and stopping is realistic. Nice.. I was going to hold them back until Christmas day, but why play tomorrow with what you can play with today? So I'm suitably impressed with DJ models and Kernow and almost with Hornby - who after the continuing T9 fiasco, are beginning to slowly worm their way back into my good books.,.
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