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  1. The photo in the article was dated August 1962, however the text stated "Almost exactly 2 years after this photograph was taken No 6858 infamously collected the accolade of becoming the only ex-GWR locomotive to travel Huddersfield uninvited!" I was 15 years old and living in Bradford at the time when I heard through the grapevine that there was a Grange in Huddersfield shed. After riding my bike there I was not allowed in the shed and unfortunately did not see 6858.
  2. The Grange arrived in Huddersfield August 15, 1964, by which time EE Type 3s were widespread in Yorkshire.
  3. I agree there is a lot of satisfaction in making something passably decent from an old kit or rebuilding one someone else had a go at. I built the Cotswold L&Y 0-8-0 from a second hand kit that had not been completed and I even used the milled brass chassis lump which runs extremely well. The main issues were finding photos of the loco I wanted to build, and adding brakes and other detail to the chassis block.
  4. The two below were from Wills kits. They were fairly easy to build and in my opinion look the part. 6117
  5. If they were wrapping 100 a day it would take 10 days to send out 1000.
  6. I also went through the process and at the end it said 'error with validation code', however I did receive a notification from my card company that there had been a charge. There was no confirmation email from KR so I have emailed KR using their contact form to ensure the order has actually been placed. Steve Canada
  7. I saw 60512 at Perth on August 7, 1965. Unfortunately I did not take a photo or record its condition :-( Steve Canada
  8. Shipping should be a lot less from British Model Trains in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada. https://britishmodeltrains.ca/products/r7200-Hornby-articulated-coupler-4-per-pack?_pos=1&_sid=006ad9567&_ss=r They also stock many Hornby spare parts and do repairs. Steve Canada
  9. I would definitely check that each motor worked correctly before trying to install it under the baseboard. In this case I may even go so far as to make a test assembly with a point on a piece of board so I could see what is happening top and bottom sides simultaneously. Steve
  10. Hello Ian, Adjusting the Comet chassis so that the body sits at the correct height is probably a reasonable approach however can be tricky when the chassis and body were not designed for each other. As you are lowering the body you need to watch out for the tops of the cylinders and the wheel flanges fouling the underside of the footplate as the Nu-Cast footplates are quite thick. Once you have it partially assembled with the wheels on, check that the buffers are 14mm above the rail top at each end and on each side and if necessary make some final adjustments to the ride
  11. Hello Mike, What motor/gearbox did you use in the D20s please? Thanks in advance, Steve Canada
  12. Hi Lez, I built one a few years ago and have attached the instructions. Cheers! Steve, Canada MPD_3F_Page_10001[1].pdf
  13. Thanks Mike, That is pretty much the same conclusion I had reached. Unless some irrefutable evidence is found in the meantime, I will be using cream. I do enjoy reading your about your NER loco builds as my interests are very similar. Cheers! Steve Canada
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