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    O Gauge 7mm finescale 'Big 4 - 2000' but more 1968 - 2000

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  1. 1985 in the South West........................... actually on the Wirral Parkway layout at the Wirral O Gauge Group in Birkenhead - next Open Day Sunday 9th February 2020 regards Mike
  2. Hi Ollie, thanks for the heads up. Sounds like a probable late birthday present then. regards Mike
  3. Hi Ollie, was there any news of the Class 33? regards Mike
  4. I have now installed the Zimo MX699KS decoder and two Ice Cube speakers and am very pleased with the results. It was a welcome 'find' in the manner that Heljan had wired up their pcb - taking the wires from the right hand side to the screw terminals on the left hand side and vice versa, meant that the wires as fitted were long enough to be fitted on to the MX699KS without having to lengthen some as was the usual case in the past. In the photos above, I had not installed any resistors into the lighting circuits and all was well when I applied power to the decoder, in hindsight, I have now inserted resistors to be on the safe side. Is this an 'overkill' because Heljan have resistors in the circuit off of their pcb? regards Mike
  5. Hi BR(S) many thanks for your post. I am aware of the left hand light, it is the right hand light that concerned me in as much as there is a red lens fitted on the model, which now appears to do nothing but act as a ‘reflector’ at least on the Hymek and others, the right hand lens was over a ‘white’ running light. Just seems a waste of a fitting. kind regards Mike
  6. Hi PM, many thanks for your response. I have ordered my Zimo MX699KS + two Icecube speakers, so hopefully fun and games in the near future. I have noticed that on my model, which I have yet to remove the body from the chassis, when looking at it 'end on' the right hand red light does not illuminate while the left hand one does - did the right hand one illuminate in real life? One other question, is the handbrake lever and chain part of the chassis or is it fixed to the body and therefore needs to be disconnected as part of the body/chassis operation? kind regards and a merry Christmas Mike
  7. Hi uk.pm, many thanks for the info, could I ask a question or two please - did you retain the Heljan pcb, did you have to fit resistors to the lighting circuits and did the speakers go in the fuel tanks? Also, why is the (-) wire on the headlight purple and not blue? Thanks Mike
  8. Here is 50047, next stop the DCC installation then the weathering. Very pleased with things so far. regards Mike
  9. Received my Large Logo model this morning just before being taken shopping by SWMBO. The box was soon opened once we returned and I am delighted with the model. I shall be fitting a Zimo MX699KS and noticed that in the instruction leaflet packed with the model, it states 'more detailed instructions for decoder installation are available on the Heljan website' - guess what? - there no instructions on their website principally due to the fact that the Class 50 does not even appear on their website!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I wonder how long we will have to wait and will the Clayton be out sooner? regards Mike
  10. After various bouts of loss of mojo coupled with 'something else better coming along', I have now completed this project going from this to the finished model the Guards side the corridor side waterpipe end close up showing the 'wing mirrors' and grab handle the 'tell tale' end taken before the fitting of the wing mirrors and grab handle. Paint is JLTRT rattle can with three coats of Johnson's Klear over then transfers from Precision Decals and lining by HMRS Pressfix, followed by a further three coats of Johnson's Klear. Now that this is finished, I can turn my attention to completing a similar BR conversion of an ex LMS Kitchen Car into a Diag 1/551 Inspection Saloon using two Sidelines body kits and one chassis and cut and shuffled - easier in brass than the resin of the H33 kit. regards Mike
  11. Has anyone managed to find a stockist for the extension leads 4A-000-014 yet? Especially bearing in mind that the same lead is used on the OO signals which have been available for some time. regards Mike
  12. John, I think that you are referring to the Class 3 82xxx tank which is supposed to be following the GWR 45xx small prairie. Lionheart announced a type of 'common rail' 2-6-2t chassis development a few years ago which would also cover some of the LMS and LNER 2-6-2t types - we wait with interest................................ regards Mike
  13. Hi Jo, I think that you could be right there on both counts, many thanks. regards Mike
  14. Hi Keefer, thanks for the confirmation and the heads up on the braking system alteration. A couple that I did earlier - regards Mike
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