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  1. Here's a pillbox near Millerhill Yard, Edinburgh, in 1964. Photo by Brian Flannigan on flickr. www.flickr.com/photos/holycorner/8097876923/in/album-72157631917286948/ So it must have passed through a lot of territory to get to Edinburgh.
  2. The Scottish version will soon be available courtesy of Rail and Sutton's. Great news. I hope it sells well. Unfortunately for me, the green version is just a little bit later than my timeframe. I wonder if there would be a market for a green version before the headlights were fitted. That is, a model with the tablet catcher/recess and side valances. Any comments? Pete M.
  3. Patience is indeed a virtue. But delays don't help the company. And they can become a big issue for someone (like me) who is 75 years old and counting, and has been waiting thirty years for a decent Class 37/4 model in Sub-sector liveries. I just hope that I still have all my faculties about me when they do eventually . . . . . . when they do eventually . . . Uhh . . What was I saying . . . ? ;-) Pete M.
  4. . Any news on this loco? From a reading of previous posts it seems there might be a a bit of a demand for the pantograph - as a much-needed replacement for existing models. Maybe Heljan could give the panto priority and produce it before the loco and see how many sell - which might tell them how many to produce as actual spares.
  5. . Hello, Gents. Many thanks for your suggestions. Dave, I checked the HAG price list you mentioned and found just what I'm looking for. Then I looked at Marno's website and found that he has a few of the parts available. Then a quick search on Google threw up some other suppliers. (Continental). So, it seems you guys have solved my problem! I'm now about to email Marno regarding these wheels and some other items on his site. Once again, Many thanks. Pete M.
  6. Hello, all you discerning continental modellers. I'm doing an SBB HO layout which will include some HAG stake wagons for timber loads. It seems that these are very difficult to get hold of - especially at non-astronomical prices - so I would be willing to buy the AC versions if it was possible to find DC replacement wheels. The actual wagons I'm talking about are HAG 387 or HAG 70093 which have DC insulated wheels, and the AC versions are HAG 386 and HAG 70092 respectively. I'd be really grateful if anyone here could give me a parts number f
  7. Thanks for those replies, Gents. Very helpful. Pete M.
  8. . Could you elaborate on that a bit? The DJM Class 71 performance doesn't match its Hornby rival. In what way? Slow speed, smoothness, noise level, pulling power? Something else? This is the kind of information we need to know. Thanks.
  9. . Is this a blue/grey Mk2 TSO ? --- flickr : 87013 John O'Gaunt eases effortlessly past Lowgill Some of the previous discussion here has related to Hornby's R4806 Mk2D TSO which only has seven windows instead of the normal eight - but it was also pointed out that some 7-window 1st Class coaches had in fact been declassified to 2nd Class. And it was suggested that this didn't happen until after they had been repainted into IC colours. When searching flickr for Rail-blue Class 87s I came across a picture that shows a train with a leading coach that seems to me to be a Mk2 TSO
  10. . Best of luck to all those who have gone for the more interesting and imaginative prototypes ! Anyway, if Hornby happen to read any of this, here's my tuppence worth. All OO Gauge. Possible Upgrades. Class 37/4 - Maybe not 'modern' and definitely not imaginative, but I'd always find the funds for a decent version of this old favourite. Class 86 - Railfreight Distribution - There are some stunning pictures of this version on flickr, on both freight and passenger turns. - Blue with Cross-Arm Panto. - Interci
  11. . Thanks for that reference. It looks really interesting. I've ordered a copy on eBay! Cheers. Pete M.
  12. . Thanks for those references. And lots of credit to the guys who posted the pictures. Very interesting and helpful. Actually I'm so undecided whether to base my layout on the West Highland Line with Large Logo Class 37s or on the WCML with blue electrics. So many lovely models! Cheers. Pete M.
  13. . Excellent choice of wagon which, for me, is full of character and interest. Beautiful! I've just placed an online order for 6 of them - Early version. Question : it's a small wagon so will it be weighted or will the 'top' be removable for the modeller to fit extra weight? Comment : it would be great if it had some factory pre-weathering. Request : To the Fat Adder (Message #9). I've been through many hundreds of pictures on flickr and Google Images but still can't find a photo of six of them in one rake on the mainline.
  14. Excellent news! Count me in for six of these - with coils - to go with the (Hornby) Class 87s, as running in the early nineteen-eighties. Cheers. Pete M.
  15. . Over on another thread there's a lively debate about a possible crowd-funded Class 86 or 87 in OO Gauge. I've been reading all the posts and now find myself pretty much turned off by a lot of the stuff that has been contributed to the discussion No doubt DJ will understand it all and come to his own decision. However, if that particular proposal doesn't take off, then I would like to suggest that there might well be a market for a new, high-quality OO Scale model of a - Class 37/4 DJ regularly maintains that there will always be a market for a top-quality version of m
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