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    Prototype & OO scale SR & BR(S) EMUS, Later rebuilt and moderately converted (as per SR/BR) back to BR(S) Steam, with more than a passing interest in all things S&DJR.

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  1. Also a slightly smaller one within the Branksome triangle. Mostly domestic coal distribution.
  2. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-57424634
  3. I would like to suggest this thread be merged with this list. https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/123769-zinc-pest-mazak-rot-the-affected-models-list/&tab=comments#comment-2757031
  4. Already considered, eleven years ago. Now, which name would you prefer ?, as pictured ? or something more classy ?, say 'Porcia' ?
  5. Previously, 20/11/2020, West Worthing. https://www.worthingherald.co.uk/news/people/train-fire-west-worthing-railway-station-3041902 Last Weds. 10/03/2021, East Worthing. https://www.worthingherald.co.uk/news/train-fire-at-east-worthing-cancels-all-journeys-to-and-from-hove-3161642
  6. Hello 34017, You may remember the sorely missed, master modeller Colin Parks (RIP) producing a series of topics, during which he described his standard setting, exquisite. scratch-built 4mm./1ft. S.Region Emus. In doing so he amassed a wealth of information. A considerable amount being contributed by members of RMweb. For anyone with an interest in modelling SR / BR(S) 3rd. rail, Colin's models must be recognised as the best*. Links to the two unit types of interest here, are :- Tin HAL. https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/62883-tin-hal/ 4-SUB. https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/75582-4-sub-unit-4377-bulleid-2-hap-upgrade-plus-all-matters-third-rail/ *Now, if anyone is up to producing kits (or RtR he says, hopefully) to this high standard, I, for one would, certainly, be interested. All the best. Frank.
  7. Ceptic

    2021 hopes

    My guess ? Hmmm.. Let's see.. A 2-NOL Emu, based on their re-built L&SWR stock.
  8. A picture paints a time on shift... Pic.1 Start of shift, first stop. Pic.2 End of, next stop.
  9. R to L, car 2 definitely Kitchen side of a rebuilt Tavern RKB, Diag. 2668. Car 5 has extended side panels, but, with middle(ish) footstep/cutout, along with shallow (10 1/4") window vents, so, probably one from a Bournemouth 6-car set. The Tavern sets' RCOs, Diag. 2665 had, along with extended side panels, deeper (15") window vents and end vestibule doors only.
  10. Graham, many thanks to you, along with Bachmann, for this very descriptive update. One question I'd like to ask tho'. Has Bachmann given any thought to the number of roof rain-strips per side, per coach, per era ? , as Hornby did on their 59 footers. I.e. Two per side on SR versions and one per side on later BR. One last nit-pick is that the EP's rain-strips look to be a tad low, especially at the ends, as were Bachmann's original versions. At the very least, these coaches are, certainly, going to brighten up the New Year. Merry Christmas, Frank.
  11. Thanks Bob. I did some researching myself back in the late 1960s/70s when I was preparing some of the MRC Bulleid coach drawings. A few of the green 3-H 'Hampshire' DEMUs did acquire the 1st. class stripe (more cream than yellow), about the time the roof mounted air-horns appeared.
  12. The rebuilt Bulleid ex-Tavern Cars (RBKs) had the red stripe applied in the early 60s, as did the Mk.1 RB replacements in the Bournemouth 6-car Bulleid sets.
  13. No Trevor, In a roundabout way, I was referring to the 'missing' exaggerated roof panel joints Hornby are so keen on.
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