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  1. Hi , This pic may help. I note that your illustrations, so far, show rather small radii applied to the corners of the door droplights and to the compartment quarterlights. These were quite generous prototypically, and different. The photo also shows the cornice convergence between bodyside and roof, Regards
  2. Also a slightly smaller one within the Branksome triangle. Mostly domestic coal distribution.
  3. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-57424634
  4. 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
  5. Already considered, eleven years ago. Now, which name would you prefer ?, as pictured ? or something more classy ?, say 'Porcia' ?
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. Ceptic

    2021 hopes

    My guess ? Hmmm.. Let's see.. A 2-NOL Emu, based on their re-built L&SWR stock.
  9. A picture paints a time on shift... Pic.1 Start of shift, first stop. Pic.2 End of, next stop.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. No Trevor, In a roundabout way, I was referring to the 'missing' exaggerated roof panel joints Hornby are so keen on.
  15. Have those roofs been photoshopped ??.
  16. It might be worth giving Bachmann a call and ask them 'which colours were used on their 31-520, NSE Cl.159 ?' https://www.Bachmann.co.uk/product/category/183/class-159-3-car-dmu-159013-br-network-southeast-(revised)/31-520 Both prototype unit classes (442 &159) shared the same BR/ NSE colours. All the best.
  17. I knew I had a closer-up pic. somewhere.
  18. Pedantic mode (On) :- The 1979 Airfix catalouge snippet shows a Bulleid CK with 10" deep window ventilators, whereas the Bachmann versions are based on the BR(S) built stock which had 15" deep sliding vents. Pedantic mode (Off). More here https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/16850-new-batch-of-bulleid-coaches/ All the best.
  19. LH ('near') side cab windows were wider than the 'off' side.
  20. Hi If any of you get the opportunity, have a look at the colour swatches contained within the HMRS publication "Southern Style After Nationalisation, 1948-1964" by John Harvey. You'll see that the swatch for 'BR Express Locomotive Blue (Merchant Navy class)' is of a much darker hue. Azure Blue it ain't. It's more akin to RAL 5013, Cobalt Blue. This is the colour that I remember. Also the lining on the Blue MNs was 'Bold'. I.e. 1/4" White + 1 1/4" Black + 1/4". No gaps. Initially, during the experimental stages on MN No. 35024 East Asiatic Company , this lining was positioned over the top of the upper and lower Red stripes with the centre stripe deleted / painted over with Blue. During the next stage the upper lining was lowered to run beneath the lowest firebox sides' washout plugs and the lower lining raised approx two inches to avoid the row of casing fasteners The late Brian Haresnape describes the 'BR Experimental Blue' colour as 'Dark Blue' A4 pic. of 60028, seen above, on page 25 of his book 'Railway Liveries BR Steam 1948=1968'. Other descriptions, in the same book range from 'Deep ultramarine blue' in several paragraphs. To quote another on p. 26 :- "The dark blue locomotive livery (an almost purple shade on some ER pacifics) just darkened down to become almost black". The 1949 red lined blue scheme of MN No.35024 is described as 'bizarre', Also noted are suggestions that the blue should be lightened, Caledonian blue, both light and dark for example, are mentioned in the text. Moving on to the 1949 approved / standard liveries, a paragraph on p. 30 quotes :- "So the colour was modified to a more medium shade -- using Bulleid 'Merchant Navy' Pacific No. 35024 as the guinea pig. (This locomotive underwent three repaints in different shades of blue inside one year !) Result = 'Medium Blue' Now, if that colour swatch is Medium Blue, it begs the question, How dark was Deep Ultramarine Blue ?? I reckon Golden Age Models capture the colours the closest. Although Graham Farish beat them to it in 00 guage, seventy years ago. Uploaded Images Further conversations
  21. The A4's boiler band lining in that photo is Black + White. Probably that's the reason.
  22. EeUurrh, I see what you mean. I now wish it had been just an April fool. Cheers John.
  23. Spotted within Rails of Sheffield's Newsletter dated 27th. May 2020. I know April 1st was 'Locked down' but, where have they been for the past two months ?
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