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Phil Bullock

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  1. If you want to remove the stripe Oven Pride is the way to go. Will remove all printing .....
  2. We have all learned by experience.... sometimes bitter. Great to see you have come up the curve... the next one will be easier! Find what works for you and stick to it.....
  3. Here’s the first of our fleet ... a livery test at the moment, the observant might note a missing buffer and draw hook. The plastic ones are to be replaced with white metal from Lanarkshire models. Kit went together well and transfers from CCT have gone on well. Discussion with @cctransuk John Isherwood has led us to conclude a branded herring was a rare beast....
  4. looking great..... super modelling. Shawplan do etched wipers.... Laser glaze might need a touch taken off the edges with fine abrasive sometimes.... particularly on a respirated model. And just wondering if a touch of Matt black on the dropper arms might make the kaydees less prominent? Cheers
  5. Hi CK Says out of stock on front page but if you navigate to the herring page there are instructions on what to do Cheers
  6. Thanks for the clarification gents.... we are missing one pipe either side on our models then!
  7. Front end of 40106 at SVR yesterday. Modellers beware things may have changed since BR days ... but not the air pipes, see below!
  8. Had a great day Yesterday with D1015 and 40106 .... and @Downendian, other rmwebbers also spotted ... @AlexRaybouldand his Dad. @D1051 supposed to be there but unfortunately hors de combat since last weekend. Get well soon Mike! D1015 only on the one engine but running got better as day went on and 40106 was providing steam heat as well as northbound traction Don’t think 40s had this boiler water filler arrangement in BR days?
  9. And no longer out of stock on web site. Waiting for ours to arrive. I contacted @cctransuk on Tuesday for transfers, including customisation of “Return to” instructions... Chepstow and Coleford for us. Unbelievably they arrived yesterday..... brilliant service! Many thanks John Have also ordered white metal buffers from Lanarkshire Models .... have had plenty of others from @davefrk, another provider of great service. Just waiting for kits to arrive - no connection with any supplier mentioned other than happy previous customer.
  10. As an ex Suzuki GT380 owner I too love the smell of two stroke in the morning. But the comparison with the 710 isn’t really comparing like with like as the bike engines are air cooled, dry sump and aspirate at normal air pressure via carburettors and cylinder ports whereas the 710 is water cooled, wet sump, pressure aspirated and fuel injected with tappet valves. The dry sump system means that the fuel charge has to pass through the crankcase en route to the cylinders so can’t be wet sump....oil is total loss hence the blue smoke, although at least there was an oil pump feeding oil
  11. Those etched brass ones are looking good! But beyond my patience - etched brass signals are bad enough. So for those who have been craving a Herring fix I have it on good authority that it is worth keeping an eye on the Cambrian web site at https://www.cambrianmodelrail.co.uk/store/GWR-&-Cambrian-c25374904 for forthcoming availability. Rumours that a shoal are heading for Abbotwood Junction has nothing to do with https://www.worldfishmigrationday.com/ on 24th October.....!!!
  12. That one predates use Of Dull Cote Rob .... Was Humbrol Matt varnish which I won’t now use having had so many problems with it! At least dull cote is predictable.... Completely Matt finish can be too flat for recently shopped locos but locos long due a repaint certainly got that way! Prefer some streaking over the top to lift it a bit.....
  13. Odin always a favourite loco.... here’s an earlier version we did .... earlier! Yours is coming along nicely Stu....
  14. At least bogies are an easy swap.....
  15. As Rob says fitting glazing is best left till last. But if you are not sealing the weathering then your proposal is probably best
  16. Most definitely Claytons ... and there’s a picture somewhere of a pair on a 4 Coach passenger train leaving Cark and Cartmel.
  17. Welcome to the CBA party splitters Brian. @pinzaand I are already members.... posted one of Bob Masterman’s super photos of the train in question on the CDA thread....
  18. And coir matting in passenger doorways now fitted too - used brown felt for that. Have added door bump stops of 0.20" plastic rod and reassembled vehicle - all is good. Just waiting for Frogmore hinges before it goes to the paint shop. Also got Mousa etched sides for a Diagram 24 but have just realised that is what Hornby are about to deliver so will go for a Diagram 25 RKB from Comet instead - no seating to worry about in that one, just a pole in bar area. Can use sacrificed RU sides roof and floor and rebuild catering areas on CK interior.... More bashing fun!
  19. Glad I just checked this topic as I have some diagram 24 etched sides from Mousa Models ... but that vehicle is what Hornby are giving us unless I am mistaken!
  20. Many thanks both ... some things to try there! Carpet now fitted, decided plasticard was best floor for staff areas.
  21. PS SWMBO suggested trying something like opaque orange tights material for curtains. They certainly are not fit for their intended purpose !!!!
  22. Thanks John useful gen! Certainly looking at a couple more MK1s but not sure I can justify £75 for those... As for painting will be leaving that to son James who Is a whizz with spray gun. Have fox transfers for the white line so hopefully we can cut a mask that corresponds to that to make life easier. Think he sees this one as a dry run for another little project with 3 coaches which require blue/grey....
  23. I have permission! But mostly has large patterns on so SWMBO knows it’s not much good to me. May have to raid the wardrobe Instead there are some nice blue dresses! And then there’s curtains required too .....
  24. Glad to hear you are finding this useful Alasdair... I did contemplate using an old Mainline body but having a Bachmann one to hand gives me the advantages of close coupling mechanism and also that the sides can easily be removed to be spray painted. So went down that route, it had already had a roof swap any way so I could have an accurate blue/grey WR RU
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