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  1. . Obviously the LSWR and at some time the SR had brake vans with red ends - presumably as a warning ? Is there a reason why they dropped it ? .
  2. . For Hattons Dave ; When the final livery samples are shown and upon release, are you intending to cover all varieties on this single thread, or will you do a new thread for each variety ? Both have advantages, and disadvantages. .
  3. . This may be better asked elsewhere, But I'll try here first. In the pre-grouping era, were inter-railway trains common, or were they mostly confined to their own rails. Obviously where railway companies had joint running rights (say out of a terminus) there would be a mixture of trains, but elsewhere ? I am thinking of something like Redhill where you might get a train from Ashford, or Tonbridge, and trains down the Brighton line, and also trains from Reading, or Guildford, or Basingstoke - so trains from at least three companies. But unless passeng
  4. . I am still awaiting an explanation as to why there are no SE&CR liveried coaches ? Anyone ? .
  5. . I may have missed a post covering it, but has anyone asked, or explained , why Hornby aren't doing what SEEMS to be the most popular pre-grouping livery - the SE&CR ? It is the railway with the most popular loco livery, but Hornby are ignoring them ? Seems very odd. .
  6. . The re- re-purposed E2 may look awful, but it is a (sort of) representation of a unavailable prototype AND it is in SE&CR livery ! It is my most favoured release of this year from Hornby, no matter how awful it is. Anyway, next year we can press for a new version based on the dreadfulness of the "present" version. .
  7. . What I want is a brand new, top-of-the range BR 16-ton mineral wagon.. Reasonably priced they could sell thousands. .
  8. . APART from the K-class, there are the Q-class 0-6-0s and U-class 2-6-0s and, of course, the L1 4-4-0 which Tri-ang did. The K-class could be popular as it was built in the LBSC era. AND, there are a load of EMUs, especially the 4-COR and 4-SUB. ------------ The LBSC C2 / C2X 0-6-0s are also a possibility. The C2X were a later rebuild with larger boilers, 29 of which had a very distinctive double dome. .
  9. . I am sure it is hidden in the nearly 50 pages of speculation, but does anyone know what nominal time the announcement is on Tuesday ? Thanks. .
  10. . In reality any "realistic" model railway will need approx 4 feet for running a train - 1 x loco and three coaches. Yes, you can get away with a tank engine and one or two coaches, but these were relatively rare and limits your options, one of the reasons the classic GWR branch line layouts were popular. I was "lucky", I grew up near the Wimbledon to West Croydon line which was run, at the time, by two single 2-EPB units running in opposite directions (and the daily freight was an irregular 0-6-0 loco with 4 to 10 wagons ! So, a 4-COR (whilst relatively rare runnin
  11. . At least two different static plastic kits available second-hand ; https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/164592576664?rt=nc&_trkparms=aid%3D1110006%26algo%3DHOMESPLICE.SIM%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D225114%26meid%3Dc36c824e4da3436ea479ebc3116955f1%26pid%3D100677%26rk%3D5%26rkt%3D30%26mehot%3Dnone%26sd%3D363228119802%26itm%3D164592576664%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2386202%26algv%3DDefaultOrganic%26brand%3DAirfix https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/363228119802?chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=710-134428-41853-0&mkcid=2&itemid=363228119802&targetid=1001771160931&
  12. . How about an industrial monorail ; https://www.irsociety.co.uk/Archives/16/Monorail.htm
  13. . Or, some BR (ex-LBSCR) Billinton K-class 2-6-0's (very handsome, and rather different to other Southern 2-6-0's). .
  14. . So, no excuse now for Bachmann not to produce a 4-COR. .
  15. . I think that the most popular version(s) would be the one(s) that actually went out into traffic. Who wants a model of a loco which just sat in the builder's yard ? .
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