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Markeg

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  1. Great work there Tony. Enjoyed the recent DVD/video of Little Bytham. The K3 looks good too. Must get onto some of my Loco kits next(all LNER/ER). For those who are admiring the Sydney Harbour and Tyne Bridge, here is another designed by the same engineer and builder Dorman Long. I have travelled over all three. The Sydney Harbour and Tyne carry lots of traffic, the Birchenough Bridge in Zimbabwe is in the middle of nowhere. You come over a crest of a hill and it is very much a shining silver surprise. I must say its not my photo as my visit was well before digital cameras and have not transferred them over. Mark
  2. Great news. at least one will find its way to OZ. Mark
  3. Markeg

    Oxford N7

    Precision Labels. They look like they are for the GNR section of LNER/BR, but could be still used. http://www.precisionlabels.com/l43.html Mark
  4. Hi Andy, Do Bachmann have a Press gathering before the release like Hornby do or is tomorrow both the press and general/public release info? Not that it makes any difference, but just wondered. thanks Mark
  5. Just succumbed and bought my first Peckett. Model Railways Direct have them for just a tad over 66 pounds, less VAT was 55 apx plus postage to OZ (Australia). https://www.modelrailwaysdirect.co.uk/locomotives-steam/Hornby-r3615-peckett-w4-0-4-0st-peckett-works-livery-560-1893/ They have a sale on. 44 left. Mark
  6. Hi Doug, I think you answered the question with the last phrase. "or were they white until they went grey!" Mark
  7. It is the Mitsumi motor from China. I have half a dozen. They are definitely 1.5mm. Mark in Oz
  8. I have 5, 6 if you count an old Tender Drive Flying Scotsman. 3 LNER Flying Fox, Isinglass (renamed FF), A3 Flyingscotsman, 2 BR Windsor Lad and Galtee More. Was tempted by Minoru, but decided I have enough. I thought I might improve the Tender drive model by detailing it, giving a loco drive chassis and adding a nice super detail tender which I have and renaming it. Mark
  9. Tony, In regards to consistant levels between articulated coaches, I agree as would others it is difficult to get right. I have a Silver Jubilee set that sits on the Kirk bogies and I think it looks pretty good. But as you say photos do high light the inconsistencies and issues with such rolling stock. I would have thought the Golden Age Coronation set would have been perfect for the amount you have to fork out for one. I have seen a set here Downunder and they look very nice. The photo of my Silver Jubilee set does show that two coaches need a little tweeking. Not the best photo as the SLR's battery is flat. I am at the beginning of masking and undercoating the Mailcoach Coronation set. Mark
  10. Thanks Doug, Wasn't sure if it was a Z or ZL. Mark
  11. While staying in Koondrook Victoria on the Murray River, I found this little outdoor Museum. It is called a Tramway and ran from Kerang to Koondrook, aproxiamtely 23km. It is a Sentenil Shunter with 2 wagons and a 6 wheel brake van, similar to a North Eastern Birdcage Bake Van. Mark
  12. This sounds interesting. Here is what the Modellers Guide to the LNER David Adair 1987 states as the wheelbase for the K1 compared to K4. I'll throw in the K3 as well. Wheels & Spacing K1 3' 2" bogie (10 spoke) 5' 8" Driving (18); 8' 7" + 7' 3" + 9' 0" K3 3' 2" " (10) 5' 8" " (18); 8' 11" + 7' 6" + 8' 9" K4 3' 2" " (10) 5' 2" " (16); 8' 11" + 7' 6" + 8' 9" I think in 4mm, it would not be noticed unless you tell every one. Mark in OZ
  13. Well done Tom, Looks good. The LNER added an eighth coach to the The Silver Jubilee set, so you could take up the challenge and do one more. The coach was added in the rear set in February 1938. I think it was a 3rd, but will check. Mark
  14. Someone mention 'Gage.' Don't mention his name in America (United States of). He was one of the British Generals in the Revolutionary War. Mark
  15. You are more than welcome to Bendigo. I have the LNER stock on the OO layout. The O gauge layout is set up too. BR stock will have to wait another day. Although I have some BR sound locos out. Hope to see you all there. Mark
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