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  1. They will definitely be harder to source on short axles. DCKits do them for £2.80 an axle: https://www.dckits-devideos.co.uk/index.php?route=product/product&path=176&product_id=829 So that's £67 worth of new wheels! Might as well go P4 Mark! G.
  2. That is absolutely shocking. They clearly don't bother with quality control any more. Mark, do they still have the Lima 'shortie' axles (24 mm)? Guy
  3. Spread themselves too thin.... like putting steam-era spoked wheels on a disc braked PGA? http://www.kernowmodelrailcentre.com/p/56248/R6829-Hornby-PGA-Hopper-Wagons-Tarmac---Three-Wagon-Pack ?
  4. Looks good Will! How did you get the colour match? Did you 'feather' in the cab windows and roof to match with the airbrush? Guy
  5. lyneux

    Class 59 in 00

    Makes sense now! Sorry, I didn't get that based on what was written. I thought he meant 59005! Just to follow up on the introduction date, I've got the Jane's Rail Special on the 59s open in front of me. The first revenue earning 59 operation was Monday 17th February 1986 with two trains, the 07.00 Merehead -Theale and the 10.03 Merehead-Eastleigh. So February and not May 1986. Given they only arrived in the country on 21st January that year that was less than 4 weeks to have them commissioned, tested and put into service. Not bad! Guy
  6. lyneux

    Class 59 in 00

    They were at the RTC in Derby in January 1986 but by February 1986 they were hauling trains out of Merehead. Plenty of photographic evidence out there, e.g. : https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/15988850500/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/26633679996/ I'm not sure you mean 58050... that's a different class of loco! Guy
  7. lyneux

    Class 59 in 00

    59001-59004 went into service at the start of 1986, so they would be four years old and not two years old in 1990. Nice footage though! Guy
  8. lyneux

    EFE Rail launches

    Wow, exciting announcement. Lot's of D&E in there! Very excited about the tube train. I wonder if a Central Line version might follow? Guy
  9. You’re confusing a rational critique with moaning and it’s getting boring now...
  10. lyneux

    Class 59 in 00

    What looks ok in O gauge doesn't necessarily look ok in OO. Also a 37 produces a lot more clag than an 59! I think there are two things to consider with smoke: one the volume of smoke, and the second is the way it is emitted and the effect that eddies and currents in the air affect it. Regarding the volume of smoke: perhaps smoke units can be 'tuned' to produce less smoke (can anyone confirm?). The volume of smoke in the 37 vid above is still on the high side for a tractor in O scale and would be far too much for a 59 in OO. The way that the smoke emitted interacts with the air around the loco is part of the 'smoke doesn't scale' argument. The real eddies in the air are far to big at 1:76 scale and cause the smoke to be blown around unrealistically. On the 37 video you showed, the smoke is blown out so fast that it seems to overcome any currents and eddies in the air around the loco (which makes it look realistic). On the HO 66 video, the currents and eddies in the air are the predominant force and thus the effect is spoiled. Guy
  11. lyneux

    Class 142

    Blimey Charlie... that was 4 years ago!!! And Reggie rail is sadly still too modern for me... sigh! One has to wonder, doesn’t one! Guy
  12. lyneux

    Class 59 in 00

    I take it one won’t be the new Rapido operations manager then Charlie? Daddy Ying... well done Ian! Which 59 was it recorded off? Guy
  13. I'm slightly shocked that your provider can't replicate the database in the background without a large outage. Most cloud database providers (e.g. Amazon RDS) offer read replicas which can be promoted and made into your primary database if you need. Anyway, good luck tomorrow! Guy
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