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I do like the bent wire replacement for the tension lock you have on your tank locos, much more discreet.

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2 hours ago, The Great Bear said:

I do like the bent wire replacement for the tension lock you have on your tank locos, much more discreet.

 

Yes.  They're not quite invisible but do allow for the fitting of screw coupling and vac/steam pipes which, like lamps, I think are pretty essential.  And they work very well with the 'Brian Kirby' method of magnetic uncoupling for tension locks.

 

 

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On 04/01/2020 at 09:47, 88C said:

How can you not like a pannier?

I like them even more without that topfeed!

 

Mike wiltshire

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1 hour ago, Coach bogie said:

I like them even more without that topfeed!

 

One of these days perhaps Mike …. !   On the long list of 'future projects'.  So much modelling to do, so little time.

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Amongst all the politics of "Bachmann have done WHAT" :-)  it's nice to pop over to Stoke Courtney and Little Muddle, for some real world railways.

 

Thanks John @checkrail and Kevin @KNP

 

The GWR in the 1930's at their finest.

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I do like the weathering on Launceston Castle.  Very natural for an engine in normal service although a long way from her days on the Cheltenham Flyer!

 

Gerry

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1 hour ago, Bulwell Hall said:

I do like the weathering on Launceston Castle.  Very natural for an engine in normal service although a long way from her days on the Cheltenham Flyer!

 

 

Done for me recently by Steve at Grimy Times.  Helps to hide the mess I made trying to get the 'Great (twin shields) Western' insignia off Tintasgel Castle's tender to replace with the shirtbutton totem.

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Now you’re spoiling us John, you know I like a private wagon or two .

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Hello John,

PMed you a little while ago?

 

best wishes,

 

Alastair M

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28 minutes ago, gwrrob said:

Now you’re spoiling us John, you know I like a private wagon or two .

Thought you might like the Plymuff Coal Co. wagons in the siding Rob!

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Superb pictures of your great layout again!

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The signalman is going to need a sit down and a cup of tea after that lot...

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Recent photos have been taken with the exposure value set at +1/3 EV.  I wondered if the pics were a bit pale, so tried one with EV set at normal level of 1. Which of these two is better?

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PS. Only noticed after posting that one of the lamps has fallen off the Grange and seems to be balanced between the rh buffer and the vac pipe.  Must now go upstairs and hunt round the track for it.  Hope I don't find it on the loft floor by treading on it!

 

John C.

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I would say the second one look's better

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Clearly the second one. Look at the sky on the background, in the first one it looks white, in the second light blue as it should.

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I only just noticed the black hardware on the horsebox, though you've probably posted about it before.    Now I need to go revisit my old N gauge Lima model.

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2 hours ago, outatime said:

Clearly the second one. Look at the sky on the background, in the first one it looks white, in the second light blue as it should.

They look the same to me on my monitor at work!

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4 hours ago, AlfaZagato said:

I only just noticed the black hardware on the horsebox, though you've probably posted about it before.    Now I need to go revisit my old N gauge Lima model.

As far as I remember the black ironwork was already present, courtesy of Hornby.  What was wrong though were the brown ends, as someone kindly pointed out, so they had a repaint in matt black.  Don't know what colour Lima painted the ends of their N gauge version.

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3 hours ago, checkrail said:

As far as I remember the black ironwork was already present, courtesy of Hornby.  What was wrong though were the brown ends, as someone kindly pointed out, so they had a repaint in matt black.  Don't know what colour Lima painted the ends of their N gauge version.

 

I don't think they were painted. All the ones I've seen were the colour of the plastic they were moulded in.

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