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  1. The Dub Dee had it's original tender when it came from Sweden, but it was cut down by them to six wheels so the loco could fit onto their turntables. The loco is now back in original condition apart from the suspension, which retains some modifications made to it in Sweden.
  2. '00'7. The Fantastic Heljan model had left me shaken and stirred.
  3. PGA Cutting Guide You make two new wagons from three original wagons as follows: Cutting the bodies For two of the original bodies, cut as follows to give you 4 x part A For one other original body, cut as follows to give you 2 x part B: Each of the two new bodies is now made using Part A + Part B + Part A thus lengthening each wagon by 8mm and removing the central hopper divider. Cutting the chassis For two of the chassis, cut as follows: For one other
  4. Sorry about that omission from the parts list. The sheep and lambs are from Model Scene. I can't do this today because of my day job, but I'll try and fit it in this weekend. Thank you for the feedback. I will use this to improve future articles.
  5. No Photoshop or photographs used as a background in these shots.
  6. Can anyone tell me when standard gauge coaches were first build new with safety glass. Also were older vehicles retro fitted. Many thanks.
  7. Well to be fair, I did get some help from RMWebbers with this one, who were kind enough to share their knowledge with me. This shows the power of this forum and the marvelous spirit of the members. I also would respectfully suggest that we all buy BRM, even if just occasionally, to show our appreciation for the provision of this genuinely useful facility provided without charge. (I won't say free, because very few things in life are actually free).
  8. I have previously used these whitemetal axleboxes with brakes from ABC models, but I seem to be having problems getting them now. Is this company still going and do they still make them? What alternatives are there? Many thanks for your help.
  9. As a professional modeller I don't comment on other people's work in public. Some people may think your work is awesome and that's fine with me, but I still think it is better if you let other people be the judge. Also, my comments aren't negative, but helpful advice. If you title your posts differently on this British forum then you will get a better response.
  10. I can't say I like the description, which I think many would find immodest. I think it up to others to decide if your video/content is awesome or not.
  11. Thank you for all your replies to this topic, they have been most helpful, but if I could impose upon you one more time please. The model comes with approx 12mm diameter wheels, but I note that many coaches run on approx 14mm wheels. Which would be more appropriate for a 4 wheel coach? As usual, thank you in advance for your help.
  12. This is the Hornby model of a four wheel coach. I have a few questions about it: - Is it based on any prototype? - Can it be made into a decent model? - have you any examples? - What milage is there in running a set of these on an industrial layout? - Are there any alternatives? Many thanks in anticipation of your replies.
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