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  1. I think this is the same location on the National Library of Scotland (NLS) online mapping?: https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=17.2221857006185&lat=51.40143&lon=-0.17656&layers=170&b=1 Note the “change transparency” slider that allows you to see the mapping overplayed on another layer, by default current/recent aerial photography. You can also select various ages and scales of mapping. Don’t blame me if you end up spending hours looking at this site!
  2. Am I right in recalling a write up of the Hobby Holidays chassis jig in MRJ? If so is anybody easily able to advise what issue it is was in, before I start ploughing through back numbers?
  3. As said, a slippery slope although quite a few of the Parkside range are also now available RTR. I don’t recall seeing pictures of fish trains or vans at Stranraer and I don’t think it has a history of being a fishing port, although I have’t researched it. However, it is your layout! I wonder if Portpatrick might have been more for fishing, I think it still has a bit today? If you are imagining the line from there to Stranraer still being open for your layout then perhaps an option would be to have a fish van or two from there being brought down to your harbour station to be ad
  4. Yes, remember that, it might be advantageous for some of the Plate and Double Bolsters already on offer. However, I thought it worth specifically highlighting the reduced prices on some of these exclusive wagons.
  5. I don't think this has been mentioned so far? (A wee bit much "off topic" stuff for my liking at present!) TMC exclusive Bachmann Plate and Double Bolster wagons (OO). Some of the non weathered ones are £19.96 instead of £24.95. Best I can do seems to be this page: https://www.themodelcentre.com/searchanise/result?q=plate+wagon&page=1&rb_finish=Pristine&rb_scale=OO+Gauge+(1%3A76+Scale)&tab=products&sort_by=price&sort_order=asc Or list with their weathered ones: https://www.themodelcentre.com/searchanise/result?q=plate
  6. Not counting your own vote then?! Might it be worth you experimenting on some pieces of, say, thick plywood acting as a couple of pseudo baseboards and see how you get on? I.e. two bits of ply that meet neatly and something to keep them in alignment between repeated separations?
  7. I would suggest the brass screws approach for a couple of reasons. Firstly, the screws can be right at the edge of the board and therefore support the rail at the most vulnerable location. Secondly, you can adjust the height of the screws before soldering the rails across them and then cutting them. Thirdly, if you use cosmetic sleepers around the join the screws can be fairly invisible. The use of copperclad sleepers would seem to mean that support right at the baseboard edge cannot be achieved because of the sleeper spacing, even if the tracks are square to the baseboard join.
  8. Wonder if this range is of any use? They seem to do Rail blue and grey, as well as other basic, “steam age” railway colours: https://mm1models.co.uk/index.php?route=product/category&path=123 I have no experience of them nor do I readily recall reading about their use. Says they are toluene, but not if that is suitable for use on plastic, or not. Also says they are on sale at £7.95 each, but not how much they were before being on sale!
  9. From the Forgotten Relics" website, although not listed there yet, as far as I can see: http://www.forgottenrelics.co.uk/index.html Video found via Twitter message. Hope of interest.
  10. With regard to the last part, presumably it depends if you are limiting comments to a specific time period, and/or “type” of wagon? Aren’t the Heljan class A and B tanks models of the whole vehicles? I.e. the same prototype as the Airfix kit. I do not have any of these, as too modern for my interests. Class B thread on here: Class A thread on here: Same, I would assume for the more modern TTA tank wagons by Bachmann, and various more modern bogie tank wagons by various suppliers.
  11. Excuse my ignorance, but what is a “racking plate”?
  12. I don’t know about era but I think maybe about the same as other liveries? Which I think is pre WW2? By the way, this more recent post from markw seems to suggest “Shell” on one side and “BP” on the other - the wagon number is the same on both vehicles, I.e. different names on different sides. markw also refers to a Shell Mex & BP version (singular).
  13. RRP on Oxford Rail site is shown as £21.95. Illustrated with pictures of models on website are the above 6, in the same order: https://www.oxforddiecast.co.uk/collections/oxford-rail/products/mobil-no64-12-ton-tank-wagon-or76tk2001 https://www.oxforddiecast.co.uk/collections/oxford-rail/products/carless-naptha-no10-fuel-oil-tank-wagon-12-ton-or76tk2002 https://www.oxforddiecast.co.uk/collections/oxford-rail/products/british-bitumen-colfixno-56-12-ton-tank-wagon-or76tk2003 https://www.oxforddiecast.co.uk/collections/oxford-rail/products/benzol-and-by-pr
  14. Hi. Found this picture when browsing this photo collection. A bit late in the day for your model, but thought it might be of some interest. https://devabob.zenfolio.com/p855931604/hE6748379#he6748379
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