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24 minutes ago, Crisis Rail said:

In any case - how will we recognize you? Will you be "with pies" or maybe a strong smell of Santos? https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/uploads/emoticons/default_biggrin_mini2.gif

I don't know what made you say that:D I will have been and gone by dinner time, as swmbo is driving me around at the mo' and wants the car in the afternoon and on Sunday:threaten: 

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1 hour ago, Owd Bob said:

 

The finest WCML landmark.

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On 12/08/2019 at 12:07, Owd Bob said:

Still a lot to do but i've broke the back of the Tranny van, i had to send for a replacement windscreen glass as the original was so brittle that it shattered in a dozen bits when i removed it. i'll base this van on the one pic' i have as seen above and will borrow some headlamps off a Lotus 7 car model i have to replicate the two spot lights the original van has.The Dapol AM tank was sprayed in matt Black and i started weathering the underframe, i started on the wasp stripes and only got one end done up to now,  i've started to rub the stripes down a bit with 1200 grade wet & dry paper to replicate some ware and fading. My health has'nt been up to much these last few months and the youngest Daughter is now recovering at home after a major op' last week, so i'm just about ticking over with these 'tea tray' modeling jobs and keeping my modeling hand in the best i can at the mo'https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/uploads/emoticons/default_wink3.gif

 

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I have one of these old Dinky Transits in my to do box but without a windscreen, can you tell me where you got your replacement from?

 

Thanks, Pete. 

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3 hours ago, [email protected]()1989))(( said:

I have one of these old Dinky Transits in my to do box but without a windscreen, can you tell me where you got your replacement from?

 

Thanks, Pete. 

A guy on e-bay sells the replacement parts he's called 'Acme 3000 model restorations' Had a look for you but i can't see any listed for sale at the mo' best to get in touch with him in case he makes them to order.

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3 minutes ago, Owd Bob said:

A guy on e-bay sells the replacement parts he's called 'Acme 3000 model restorations' Had a look for you but i can't see any listed for sale at the mo' best to get in touch with him in case he makes them to order.

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Is this it?

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Had a good day out on Saturday at the modern image show at Rawtenstall, and got myself a few supplies in which should last a few weeks. I needed some more pallets and oil drums but the main thing i wanted was some corrugated sheet to finish off my half covered cardboard made garage/Wesleys shed. Finally bought my first couple of white metal figures to mess about with, a pair of loco' jacks and an inspection platform for the shed interior detail. I had to get a couple of bags of grass scatter stuff as mine has already faded in the Sun. I must put a lid over the layout or chuck a blanket over it all.:rolleyes:

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OB the garage is looking good. It’s always fun to purchase some railway items as it always brings a smile to ones face.

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Cheers OOman! It's always better to have something to look forward to doing and not sitting around festering for too long.:lol: The garage has just had its last roof panels put on and primed up, not much bothered about the inside being seen as it's going to be put up on the dark corner above the tunnel. 

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A buddy of mine went to the Rawtenstall do, said it was very good. Shame the show isn't a bit more centralised - although I used to stay at, iirc, The Grant Arms, Ramsbottom, had a lot of customers in that area circa 1987/88.

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I could say its about time we had a few shows up here but what with the Leigh show in April we are now getting spoilt rotten.:D It was a great show and the MIOG Group should be congratulated on getting the main dealers and manufacturers up here to the show. The group looked to have come a very long way from the small tables they were crammed around at Leigh back in April.:o

           I got the basic shell of the garage painted up last eve' I had a small length of guttering left over from another building and the door framework was made up from matchsticks, i will finish and weather it up tonight, that's if a trip to the Dentist gos ok in an hour! :O

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Yes. It was a very good exhibition with some interesting exhibits. I like the BR tickets given out on entry. Rooms a bit confusing exhibitors have to go somewhere but that’s schools for you. Could’ve spent well into 4 figures but my lad has an advisory sensible side to him. Those Tower Jock 37’s were very tempting. 

 

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I liked the ticket as well Ian:) I steered well clear of owt i could'nt afford and the new centre headcode box class 40 has got me wondering who and where do i next rob the cash from for one of those. :crazy_mini: It's a trip out that sure has made my small wants list get a bit longer and shoved the 47 and 56 to the bottom.

           The garage is nearly finished and has been trial fitted up above the tunnel, i had to make a new length of stone wall up from plastic sheet off cuts to try to hide the layouts ply end some way or another, it's held in place with bluetak until i think up owt else to add to it. Must thank Rob for the number plates he made up for me, all are now fitted to the fleet:drinks: Going to have to go out and buy some more paint and supplies this aft' to finish/weather these recent doings off better.

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Nice work on the garage, I do like those colours your garage is painted in. 

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Glad the number plates fitted well Mark, I have kept the master file for when I get some of my own road vehicles.

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A few '70's style grainy pics' taken today to keep my modelling interests up and my hand in.;)

 

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Owd Bob

 

Grainy pictures or not, it still oozes atmosphere .....

 

Great diorama..

 

Jim

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