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  1. There was a thread earlier this year on that topic, which I can't find at present. A lot of it was to do with the quality control of basically all Binns Road products later. Some of the moulding wasn't that good and also slow to respond to Tri-ang's cheaper 2 rail product.
  2. Nice Driving. There is a cubic metre or 3 of concrete there!
  3. Well the example in the LMS book, was a newly built one of a batch of 4, so it would be reasonable to assume that those 4 would be the same - except for the number. Along with 2 GWR milk tanks, that makes 6, so not that rare, because milk tanks weren't exactly built in huge numbers. The LMS built an impressive number of small batches, the biggest batch ever in LMS days was 12 and in 1950 a batch of 50. Sounds like before 1950, they built batches, to suit a particular run, or group of farms?
  4. Oh, so sorry to hear that, except for the cars in the delivery bays.
  5. What happened after he started supermarket work?
  6. The MWT tank photo also has the 6 pointed stars, in both sizes.
  7. Perhaps I shouldn't bring the LMS up! But there is a photo of a milk tank in LMS Standard Coaching Stock Volume 1, Plate 147. It shows similar 3 large stars painted on the tank, plus 3 small ones of the same shape on the solebar. The caption says, "In 1944, a batch of 4 tanks to D1994 was ordered (Lot 1378) by the Ministry of War Transport for Messrs 'Libby, McNeil & Libby Ltd' (the lettering on the tank says this was in Milnthorpe, Westmorland). This is the first of them: MWT No. 1. Again we do not know the livery colour. They were taken into BR stock i
  8. If you put heavy tins in trolleys first, that means that you make it harder for yourself at the checkout, in that the tins and heavy items will come out last and so at the top of shopping bags. I thought the idea of the modern layout was to put the items, virtually everyone buys, bread, milk etc at the rear, so everyone walks the length to pick them up, hence passing by everything else to tempt them.
  9. I don't think writing as x number of shillings fools anyone, it's exactly the same thing. Certainly doesn't con me! Nor does selling as separate items when you need both - at least 99 times out of 100 or more! It isn't like say in the US, where they display prices as x amount plus state tax (as applicable). That practice is outlawed in most civilised countries. The law insists that you must advertise the full price. Yes, I remember when in the UK, there was no plugs on most items. Even when the vast majority of premises had 13 Amp plugs & sockets. As an 11 year old,
  10. What was the intended point of selling the tenders as separate items to the locos? How many disappointed children were there on Christmas Day/birthdays, when they found out that they couldn't run their new gift, because they had a loco sans tender? Yes, I suppose some adult modellers may have enjoyed buying a suitable tender, but I suspect the practice died off, as it caused more trouble than it was worth.
  11. The cause of your problem, is almost certainly that the point motor is not 100% lined up. It must be exactly so in both planes, otherwise you get intermittent problems. It might be worth having a bit of a fiddle, before you rip it out and replace.
  12. The agd old problem, put up the price, or provide less in the packet or box!
  13. I've found some info which might help (or maybe not, as you will find out!). In Illustrated History of LNWR Engines, there are a couple dates listed on page 332, that might provide some info. 1873 Lamp socket added in front of chimney, for revised head code brought into use around January 1874. 1903 1st January, centre lamp bracket on front buffer beam (except for some departmental vehicles) came into use (ordered in October 1902). 1921 Beardmore 'Princes' built with lamp irons instead of sockets. LMS Period Standa
  14. Yes, but did it drop off 5 minutes after you attached it, or 5 minutes ago? Not enough information!
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