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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. No Trevor, In a roundabout way, I was referring to the 'missing' exaggerated roof panel joints Hornby are so keen on.
  4. Have those roofs been photoshopped ??.
  5. 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.
  6. I knew I had a closer-up pic. somewhere.
  7. 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.
  8. LH ('near') side cab windows were wider than the 'off' side.
  9. 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
  10. The A4's boiler band lining in that photo is Black + White. Probably that's the reason.
  11. EeUurrh, I see what you mean. I now wish it had been just an April fool. Cheers John.
  12. 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 ?
  13. Blandford1969 & ikcdab, I reckon the drawing you're thinking of is the one of 'S.R. Proposed Standard Level Crossing Gates' on pages 72 / 73 of Irwell Press's 'Southern Nouveau and the Lineside'. It shows, with main dimensions, one pair of a set of quad gates, (Targets split centrally). These are depicted as two bay with 'X' internal bracing. The horizontals being parallel. The accompanying photo of the gates at Wrafton (On the Barnstaple to Ilfracombe line) appear to show the horizontals as being tapered, as are / were the L.S.W.R. / S.R. gates modelled by M.S.E. / Wizard.
  14. Hi Roger and the Rest of the Crew. Many thanks for your message. Likewise with the greetings, reciprocated from this end, too. What a year, eh ?. Turn your back for a couple of seconds and 'It' all goes haywire. I had my driving licence revoked at the beginning of the year (Failed medical, re-apply in 6 months ?) and now 'Confined to Barracks' since mid-March for 12 weeks (Classed as Covid-19 vulnerable person) ........ Who's that shouting "Get in, out of the daylight,...You coffin dodger" ? I'm keeping an irregular eye open for any B'm'th area (West, Centra
  15. I reckon this topic is in need of a Bump. Last month, a multitude of fresh titles were added to Network Rail's archive. https://nr.printstoreonline.com/stations/bournemouth-central/sr-bournemouth-central-new-exit-platform-1928-19594263.html?prodid=73045 Regards, Ceptic.
  16. A shade off topic*, but of interest, Network Rail's archive site catalogue has recently been expanded to include many more plans of railway structures, including several showing those of the 1884/5 Bournemouth East (Central) building. Also included are those for the Central's 1928 Extension / Improvements. (No sign of any relating to those of the West station's tho'). https://nr.printstoreonline.com/stations/bournemouth-central/sr-bournemouth-central-new-exit-platform-1928-19594263.html?prodid=73045 Also available from Pinterest https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/4794926915
  17. Why doesn't the text / lines of horizontal typing, line up with the inner edge of the page ??
  18. Outstanding modelling, and, dare I say it, I'm astounded too.
  19. See Wheatly's post (# 4) on this 2014 topic.
  20. There's also these. :- http://www.kitmaster.org.uk/pecocoachint.htm
  21. Meldon Viaduct it is. Well spotted Reorte. View looking North, down the lane that leads up to the Quarry from the A30.
  22. Maybe, just maybe, at some time in the future, we'll be able to listen to the rumble of steel wheels, aloft on the'Iron road', once again.
  23. The five wash out plugs. per fire-box topsides are the clues. The MNs had six.
  24. I remember having to, continually, borrow this book from my school's library, many moons ago. https://www.abebooks.co.uk/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=30444612392&searchurl=an%3Dcarter%26sortby%3D20%26tn%3Dmodel%2Brailway%2Bencyclopaedia&cm_sp=snippet-_-srp1-_-image4 Another by Ernest F. Carter. One of the originators of the Model Railway Constructor magazine.
  25. A couple of pics. of Southampton MRS's scratchbuilt 7mm./1ft. Coaling crane based on Dorchester's electrically powered 61.S
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