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  1. The bit of brass wire representing the conduit to the resistor bank fan on the underframe is a nice touch!
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    EBay madness

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/JAMESON-BRASS-KIT-BUILT-MODEL-OF-A-LMS-CORONATION-CLASS-4-6-2-STREAMLINE-LOCO-/304289601170?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m2548.l6249&mkrid=710-127635-2958-0 At least for nearly £400 you get free postage! Flangeless centre driving wheels too. Some of his other stuff is, err, keenly priced should we say. £65 for a Mainline J72. Or the same price for a Lima Small Prairie - how much is a Bachmann one?! And to go full Gosturde, we also have "rare" and "kitbuilt" bandied about for pretty grotty RTR stuff. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/00-KIT-BUILT-MODEL-NoXXX-BR-COMPOSITE-SUBURBAN-COACH-RARE-/304289595295?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m2548.l6249&mkrid=710-127635-2958-0
  3. https://www.max-model.it/en/model-train-decals-scale-1-87/1149-lettering-uic-rail-freight-wagons-f-and-ff-m52151.html These are ok for later wagons, but not for 1960s ones sadly. https://www.duegieditricestore.it/kit-ttm/2620-ttm-kit-05-carro-f-con-garitta.html These make up into nice models, and include transfers, but are for plywood bodied wagons rather than planked ones.
  4. https://amp.20min.ch/story/dampflok-im-kreis-5-versperrt-polizei-den-weg-201330988529 https://dvzo.ch/mieten/extrafahrt-zum-geburtstag/ And if you've got a few quid, you can hire a steam loco and coaches from DVZO and have a trip through the streets at night!
  5. It says Operating Department on the door by the looks of things. I'm pretty sure it's essentially an office that is used when the line as a base for control and the responsible officer. I seem to recall there's a desk and some filling cabinets inside, but it's a good few years since I've walked by and looked in.
  6. 5944

    EBay madness

    I've taxed worse vehicles...
  7. 5944

    EBay madness

    That's how much they're listed for. One sold last month for a mere £869. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Hornby-OO-Thomas-Friends-R9684-Murdoch-/255241171014?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m2548.l6249&mkrid=710-127635-2958-0 Though the buyer could've claimed a lot of Nectar points if eBay had a deal on!
  8. 11.50 from King's Cross perchance?
  9. They are coal fired, but I don't know where it's imported from. They go for the simple approach of not running steam during the summer to prevent lineside fires. Also the trains are usually a lot lighter in weight than you'd see in other countries. A five coach set of Centoporte stock carries 400 people, the same as a dozen Mk 1s, but less than half the weight. Italy didn't build any new steam locos after about 1929, so other than Caprotti and Crosti conversions, they're pretty undeveloped/unrefined compared to other European countries. Coal combustion doesn't look to be optimal on them though!
  10. The diagramming wasn't particularly intensive either, which helped immensely. Salisbury depot would be full between the peaks, then First Group took over. I understand reliability is nothing compared to how it used to be under SWT.
  11. I think so, but it was released in Italy through MFAL who added Italian specific parts to the kit - lamps, transfers, etc.
  12. Well look what's just popped up on Ebay...! https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HO-Locomotive-Keyser-FS-380-005-White-Metal-Mounted-/284526594510?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286&mkrid=724-127637-2357-0
  13. https://www.bulleidsociety.org/News/Old_News/2015_News.html Scroll down to 15th May 2015. It's called a Klinger valve. It's in the same place on all Bulleid pacific boilers. Easy to access on a rebuilt, not so easy on a Spamcan with the casing covering it up.
  14. I would've thought 9' wheelbase would be more common in 1907 than 10', so 2-327 would make more sense. It looks like an error on the required parts list unfortunately.
  15. I don't know if it works on a computer/laptop, but when I tried looking on my phone it came up with "quick view" next to download. Click that and it opens up a very lo-res image that can be saved to whatever device you're on. You should be able print them to the right size (A4?) afterwards.
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