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    Harlow, Essex
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    Trains,cars, boats and planes, I'm also heavily involved in the Scout association, And a truck driver by trade

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  1. Have you seen the Sphere ones I have one. Its not cheap but is very well made. https://www.sphereproducts.co.uk/#!/SPHERE-Cube-Workcase/p/76171269/category=16709062
  2. Mine has also arrived. I look forward to building it
  3. Sounds like a job for Planet industrial's
  4. @James Hilton Might be worth checking out page 24 of the Hornby 48ds thread. The below was posted by Ruston about a picture Karhedron posted. Sounds ideal for a Planet industrial kit. "That one is technically not a 48DS. It is a 44/48HP, in Ruston's classification scheme and pre-dates the 48DS. The cab and cab steps are different, and the wheel diameter was 3 ins. smaller than the 48DS. It's most probably W/n 186032, ex-works 3/4/1937, delivered new to Wiltshire United Dairies at Chard. That shot is interesting as I have a works photo of it on test in Lincoln and in a cream-coloured livery, with the Wilstshire United Dairies logo on the cab. It's clearly no longer in that livery here but it does appear to be lined. I seem to remember someone saying that it wasn't actually delivered in the cream livery, so perhaps that's true and it was repainted in the standard lined green before delivery. If anyone can design and produce cab front, rear and sides, plus step etches it would be a nice and easy conversion of the Hornby 48DS (I'm sure we can ignore the slight difference in wheel diameter). I measured one up some years ago, and also have a drawing, if anyone is interested in producing these parts."
  5. According to Hornbys website R3640 - Willans and Robinson No. 882/1902 Due Summer 2020, announced October 2017 R3679 - Port of London Authority, No. 74 Due Summer 2020, announced May 2018 R3680 - Charity Colliery, 'Forest No. 1' Due Winter 2019-2020, announced May 2018 R3761 - Earl of Dudley's Round Oak Works (Open Back Cab), 'Lady Edith' Due Winter 2019-2020, announced Jan 2019 R3702 - Tytherington Stone Co, 'Daphne' Due Winter 2019-2020, announced Jan 2019 R3703 - S&KLR, (Open Back Cab), 'Bear' Due Winter 2019-2020, announced Jan 2019 Perhaps the 4 that aren't in the catalogue are expected shortly so they left them out ? Thanks
  6. Only cheap ones I got off Ebay. Ebay clicky Just means if I want to build other layouts and swap between them its easy
  7. A little Peckett update 3 new ones announced in the 2020 Range. R3825 - Peckett 614, Centenary Year Limited Edition (limited to 2000 pieces!!!! I wonder how many are in a normal run) R3868 - Crawshay Brothers, 490/1890 R3869 - Dowlais Ironworks, 33 'Lady Cornelia' There are also 6 still out standing from previous announcements R3640 - Willans and Robinson No. 882/1902 Due Summer 2020, announced October 2017 R3679 - Port of London Authority, No. 74 Due Summer 2020, announced May 2018 R3680 - Charity Colliery, 'Forest No. 1' Due Winter 2019-2020, announced May 2018 R3761 - Earl of Dudley's Round Oak Works (Open Back Cab), 'Lady Edith' Due Winter 2019-2020, announced Jan 2019 R3702 - Tytherington Stone Co, 'Daphne' Due Winter 2019-2020, announced Jan 2019 R3703 - S&KLR, (Open Back Cab), 'Bear' Due Winter 2019-2020, announced Jan 2019 These 9 join the 6 already delivered. R3686 - Huntley & Palmers, Peckett W4 Works Freight Pack, Delivered in 2019 R3550 - 883 in Lilleshall Co, Delivered in 2018 R3615 - WORKS LIVERY NO.560/1893, Delivered in 2018 R3427 - 563 'Dodo', Delivered 2017 R3428 - 11 in Manchester Ship Canal green, Delivered in 2017 R3429 - No.832/1900 Huntley & Palmers, Delviered in 2017
  8. So finally some progress. This has been untouched for ages. I did decide to go with the kick back siding and I was right to be worried it does look a little track heavy but I'm hoping by the time I get some buildings and ground covering on there it won't be too bad. The new rustons are great and the perfect size. Control is from a cheap Bachmann controller and the points are powered by an old Farish controller. Its over wired really. Every thing has its own feed and all the points are electrofog and modified electrically.
  9. I have just had an e-mail through from Rails of Sheffield saying they are to make a OO gauge model of 18000 in conjunction with Heljan There will be 3 variants BR Gloss Black with Silver Trim (1949-56 Condition) BR lined green with orange/black waistband lining (1956-57 condition) and early BR crest BR lined green with orange waistband lining (1957-60 condition) and late BR crest Priced at £199.99 Each a £30 deposit is required with pre-orders They say 'The design and CAD work is complete and tooling is well underway. First tooling samples are expected to be ready in early-2020, followed by decorated samples in mid-year and production towards the end of next year'
  10. This months Model Rail dropped through the door yesterday and the new big announcement is with Heljan they are tooling a Class 11. Looks like 14 different liveries including pre-war, post-war, Longmoor and industrial. They are also doing 5 class 12's which will include detail differences like the Bulleid 'Boxpok' wheels. More info in Model Rail 263 (August). I'm sure Chris @dibber25 will be along soon to tell us more. I'm definately interested in the ICI and NCB loco's
  11. Hippo

    DJM, the end.

    Hi Nigel. Could you start a new thread on this if the Mod's allow. It is something I have been looking into and would be interested to see your results and what you are using for wheels etc Maybe the mods could unlock the DJM J94 thread and this could be discussed there. Thanks Owen
  12. It could be anything. We regularly import from Canada (plywood) and it always takes 4-5 weeks to arrive , however the 4 boxes we were due last month, MSC suddenly sent via Barcelona adding 3 1/2 weeks to the shipping time. Nothing we could do about it and not something we had been informed of before hand. It just happened. I'm guessing when shipping containers from China lead times can stretch quite considerably.
  13. Hippo

    DJM, the end.

    To add to what Phil has said, as a regular buyer from Hattons, I can safely say they don't take any money from you for pre-orders until they have the itme in stock and it is ready to post. The same goes for Rails and Kernow. Thanks
  14. 2 NCB loco's.. Result.. Now where is my wallet
  15. Hippo

    DJM, the end.

    Its the same with the 18" Austerity. I have quite a few, a couple run really well the others are average. They do look the part and I would have bought more if the next batch of NCB and MSC ones had ever turned up.
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