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Hal Nail

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  1. Parkside are very simple to anyone used to building plastic kits although taking time to file down the fairly robust brake equipment pays dividends in the final result.
  2. Hal Nail

    Dapol 08

    Heljan tend to do one window open and it means everyone's loco looks the same. At least with Dapols approach you can choose which one to modify, if you want, and have some variety.
  3. Not always. May vary by manufacturer but with the Dapol Mk1 coaches for example, they decided to retool but in the meantime tested liveries on the original. Having said that I'll be amazed if this changes.
  4. Isn't collusion illegal?
  5. So are they only doing the GWR design? I thought B numbers indicated a BR build but that just looks like the GWR one in BR livery unless I'm mistaken? Not that livery samples necessarily mean anything as they are purely to test colours.
  6. I think that's what's known as self-policing!
  7. Hi, To put my comments in perspective I cant come close to your standards but for me the angle you are looking at that loco is only 2 or 3 stories up. You wouldnt see anything except the upper parts of buildings immediately behind that wall, or if somewhere like Bath, the top of very high ground in the distance but you'd then be looking slightly up at any visible buildings that far away To look down on buildings in the far distance like that, you would have to be on a substantial hill yourself in which case youd be looking down much more on the loco I think.
  8. Just thought i'd remind everyone the simple premise behind what is rapidly approaching Tinsley!
  9. Took over a week to get my 14xx one last month and I couldnt find them on sale anywhere either! An artist shouldn't be put through this!
  10. You can just hide one! It's under 'options'.
  11. I think a nicely done grubby wall with a fire escape type door, below the diagram, would actually work fine and the imagination would fill in the rest.
  12. Thats all i meant really - poorly worded on reflection. I wasnt meaning to say don't do it, just make sure the tender is worthy of a nice loco kit thats all.
  13. have a crack at this?!
  14. I'd be wary of mixing especially at a different price bracket, unless you've actually seen whatever you chose in the flesh - a noticeable difference quality, eg in rivets, whether etched or needing to be punched, would rather detract.
  15. You would have to cut them off the original - it had a low relief face with the tanks integral to it, which pushed onto a core. The new arrangement looks totally different.
  16. Ha, tell me about it! Pity but I thought as much. Better to have found out before I got one! Many thanks.
  17. I'll swap you my 1419 for a castle if you are feeling that generous!
  18. "Its rock and roll and rock and rock (and roll)" (Must have had dodgy bogies) Four words, three chords. Vintage.
  19. Thought this might be of interest? http://www.easybuildcoaches.co.uk/TOP/INSPECTION SALOON.html
  20. It was at Paddington with a tractor throbbing away under the low roof below the taxi rank as I arrived on my way to work probably two years ago. I was late in!
  21. I've just bought their shunters wagon via e mail exchanges and they were easy to deal with that way and I'm guessing might have a scanned catalogue although I didnt ask. The proprietor is doing the 7mm parcel train project under kitbuilding (back a few pages at the moment)
  22. Probably need two so they can do the weekly nuclear flask run?
  23. You've failed to mention (but i'm sure have already considered) that when you get that bubble car you keep promising, you could also have a Thumper
  24. Nice work on that Siphon. Can you tell me please are the bogies 9 foot (63mm so near enough 2 1/2 inches in American!) wheelbase? I've been mulling over a potential conversion of the Dapol autocoach recently which is increasingly looking uneconomic as would need two coaches and not even use all of one of them. The latest hurdle is the bogies which are the wrong type as they are the 8 foot version and not the 9s but those Scorpio ones could be an option. Cheers
  25. I seldom comment but always keep an eye on proceedings as I'm sure many others do! Keep the updates coming please
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