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  1. Sorry, this is wrong. As explained above a mixed train consisted of fitted vehicles and unfitted freight stock and therefore needed a brake van. If all the vehicles are fitted and the brakes were connected it wasn't a mixed train.
  2. I suspect the reason flywheel fitted chassis run rougher is because no one (or hardly any one) has the ability to properly balance them before or more importantly after fitting.
  3. Parkside Dundas 4mm kits sometimes included Gibson wheels before the sale to Peco, possibly due to the availability or cost of Markits wheels at any given time. Gibson wheels are not all plastic, they have metal tyres and axles, but do use a plastic centre.
  4. Seem to remember Izal made good tracing paper if nothing else! The supplement to the Parkin's Mk1 book has extracts from the carriage committee minutes; there are some concerning the car carriers criticising them for poor build quality, mainly in connection with treatment of the steelwork before painting and the quality of the fibreglass cladding. There also seem to have been concerns about the bogies' performance at passenger train speeds.
  5. Many years ago I used to see double deck car carrier coaches in Waverley station, were these just tierwagons covered by a carriage body? They were, I think, built by the same company, Newton Chambers. https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8468468772/
  6. To me it's Hel-yan. A few years ago I stood by the building of a ship in Poland, the first of the design had been built on the Clyde and was named Jura (after the island). When referring to her the Poles always pronounced it as Yura. (To me the ch in Bachmann is pronounced as in the Scottish word loch.)
  7. Jib up and no outriggers extended?
  8. No, same rules for everyone. It has just suited successive UK governments to use EU regulations as an excuse to avoid taking responsibility for their own actions.
  9. Some of the earliest domestic mineral oil production was in the 1850s from the Scottish shale oil industry. http://www.scottishshale.co.uk/
  10. As someone who regularly exhibits with my club and takes stock for use on the layouts my sympathy goes out to all those affected by this attack. With all the attention being paid to the success of the appeal there is one thing that is not, in my opinion, being emphasised enough. This is that all the money in the world cannot replace the models that have been destroyed. Yes, the lost model can be replaced with another, but if the original was scratch built, kit built or even modified RTR then the new model if built by someone else will not be 'your' model in the way the original was. Given the mentality of the type of person that carries out this sort of destruction, one concern I have about the amount of publicity this incident is getting is that it brings model railway exhibitions to the attention of vandals and could encourage 'copy cat' attacks on other events.
  11. Please read your own reply as quoted below.
  12. Is this correct? None of the photos or drawings I can find show Cock O' the North with a corridor tender. Nor would one seem necessary for the Edinburgh, Dundee, Aberdeen service.
  13. If using Slaters plunger pick ups this info sheet from Connoisseur Models is useful http://www.jimmcgeown.com/print off pickups hints & tips sheet pdf.pdf Personally I don't really like Slater's plungers because fitting the wiring tag nuts is difficult (if not almost impossible in some cases) and the stiffness of the connecting wires can affect their working. The best plungers I've seen were ones I saw fitted to RTR 0 gauge loco some years ago where there was a piece of PCB attached to the frames onto which was soldered a phosphor bronze wire spring which pressed on the plunger. The motor wires were attached to the PCB pad so they didn't affect the spring action.
  14. If you don't get a solution on here it might be worth posting your enquiry on the narrow gauge modelling forum ngrm-online. http://ngrm-online.com/forums/index.php
  15. IIRC (at least on the Bachmann Liliput version) the tank fillers are clips which secure the chassis. They need to be gently pulled up and the body can then be removed.
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