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  1. When I was researching 131s for my build I found that 55013 was different from 55014 and 55015. And somewhere between the late 70s and early 80s 55015 was altered to move the additional doors on one side to the end of the body.
  2. I'm going for Lima/Hornby Met Cams as the overall shape is right and three bodystyles are available. The main issue with the Lima moulding is the cab front screens and destination box are the wrong size. Shawplan now do an etch for these based on measurements I took at Grosmont a few years back. The underframe details are mainly correct on the power cars so all is needed is to remove the infill between the bits that should be there and boxing in the remnants with plastikard. The unpowered underframe is nearly there but the dodgy bits can easily be replaced.
  3. Hi Phil, Did you get anywhere with the pre-TOPS Carflat decals? I've just bought a Bachmann carflat that needs deTOPSification. Cheers David
  4. Very nice job you've done there. What size strip have you used on the bodysides? Is it 10x20 thou? I have one of these tucked away in the project box and I think I've come to the conclusion that a shortened Comet 50' underframe will be the way forward.
  5. Remove the circuit board and cut off the two bosses that the attaching screws go into. Then hard wire in your new decoder.
  6. The blue ICI Ammonia tank that features above John appears to be a smooth sided tank. Did you smooth off the riveted panels from the Airfix tank body or have you replaced it? Cheers David
  7. Did you ever get as far as printing off the AL1 underframe parts? Just asking as I'm currently working on a Triang body that will run on a shortened Hornby 86 chassis and could do with the modified parts (smoothing chokes?) from the window side.
  8. A very timely question as I have a single Triang container wagon in my stash of possible future projects. I keep thinking a conversion to one of the single wagons is the only way I'll ever use it. How I'll justify it passing through Alloa in 1975 is going to be the difficult bit.
  9. 1’8” long Oleos with 13inch heads were fitted to all HAAs. Lanarkshire Models BP01 is what you want.
  10. I've been exchanging a few messages with Pete lately and on Saturday received a package of his etches for my grain wagon project. Although he has no more in stock he says he would be willing to get more etched if there is sufficient demand. There are two types of roof walkway and chassis detail etch, one type for the Lima wagon and one for the Trix/Bachmann type. Pete has asked me to point out the walkway etch for the early bodystyle has been done to fit Trix/Bachmann bodies stretched to scale length as he did a few years ago and featured on EMgauge70s and will be too long for unmodified bodies. If anyone is interested Pete has asked for initial contacts to be via the contact address given on the EMgauge70s site
  11. A spare GSYE 29 body arrived from DCC Supplies yesterday. With me having questioned the lime green used by Dapol on the upper body section it seemed a good idea to respray it with some Lifecolour acrylic Sherwood Green. Much happier with how it looks now.
  12. I’ve replaced the buffers on mine with 2’ long Oleos with 18” heads from LMS.
  13. You’ve got me intrigued by painting the ends brown Darius. David Ratcliffe in ‘Modern Private Owner Wagons on British Rail’ says the BRT vans were delivered in brown but I believe this may not be correct. The Paul Bartlett photos suggest the sides were grey but the ends do look suspiciously brown under all the road dirt. Sadly I’ve not been able to find a good photo of a BRT van early in it’s life to get a clear idea of how they were painted. Cheers David
  14. Those window frames rescaled to fit Bachmann 4mm MK1s would be very handy Alan. I’ve tried the Southern Pride self adhesive ones with disastrous results and the Shawplan ones are a bit too finescale for me as they require a full reglase.
  15. Normally I’d agree Steve even in P4 but, to my eye, the Triang VIX looks much thinner than the 0.8mm quoted suggests. ISTR the width overall checks out OK but the door runners are hugely over scale to allow them to be openable.
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