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Hopefully very soon.

 

Hi Jim - looking good - I'm doing a pair myself at the moment. I believe Steve at Railtec is sorting the transfers for me - guess its just gonna be the normal transfers with Oliver hats ??

 

Ben

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If cola's only got two.... that means two for mb ....two for some one who may work upon the 12inch railway (sounds rude)...where is the other two going?

G

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If cola's only got two.... that means two for mb ....two for some one who may work upon the 12inch railway (sounds rude)...where is the other two going?

G

 

Two for me. Three bound elsewhere

 

Leaving one spare......  :sungum:

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one's for me, i will have to see which one i drive first to decide which number to have on it!

 

(keep an eye out on friday for a test run of the real things)

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I read somewhere they are for test coaches to replace 37s. I could be wrong however!

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I read somewhere they are for test coaches to replace 37s. I could be wrong however!

kind of, they are to save having to hire in 68s for the likes of mentor as they can do 100mph, they will also be used on the likes of PLP trains when not 'mentoring'

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I read somewhere they are for test coaches to replace 37s. I could be wrong however!

 

67s are for higher speed duties than 37s - such as high speed runs with MENTOR or to stand in when the NMT is out of action.

It means that Colas don't have to hire in DRS 68s.

 

Same reason that Colas acquired so many 37s - to do away - or at least reduce the need for hiring DRS locos.

 

Cheers,

Mick

 

edit - oops Jim beat me to it.

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Same reason that Colas acquired so many 37s - to do away - or at least reduce the need for hiring DRS locos.

 

 

get your pics of drs traction on test trains while you can!

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Coming along nicely.

 

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Quite pleased so far - minimal paint creep under the tape over the bodyside ridges.  It will be tidied up as the last paint job.

The real test is the gentle angle of the black (having done a Colas 66 before Bachmann brought theirs out - that was a pig of a job)

 

At least the 67 has shallower/wider ridges than a 66 so - in theory - it should be easier.

 

That's tomorrow evening sorted out..........

 

Cheers,

Mick

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And tomorrow evening came and wented...

 

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I had some warning panel yellow paint leftover and I certainly wasn't going to waste it......

 

The coaches will receive a top coat of the similar Network rail body yellow soon.

 

As I was removing the masking tape from the 67s, I was rudely interrupted by a train passing by my back door with a certain person giving me a friendly toot from the warmth of 37603's cab leading a yellow formation with SGT and UTU..... two of the coaches in the train are in the pile in the photo above...

 

The black on the 67s will be a porcine job to mask off across the ridges. As there's 6 locos to do, I'm sure that three will be enough before I have to walk away.........

 

At least it gives my airbrush compressor some respite as it's on it's last legs. Another one is on order.

 

We'll see how we get on tomorrow evening.

 

I may stay up to hear the 37 pushing up the hill when it returns - due back in about 90 minutes. edit: returning earlier than scheduled - now 40 minutes away....

 

Or I may go to bed. Keep it quiet Jim!

 

Cheers,

Mick

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You couldn't resist the lure of yellow, I saw you there in your arm chair giving me a wave at 01:20!

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I recall a Cambrian driver getting a "ticking off" - an OTR download showed a horn operation and the DM worked out mileage and as no whistle board or report of trespass/ animal incursion/ PW on site...asked why . It turned out a young lady waved at him as he passed.

 

A case of big brother is watching you .

 

Good models-  hopefully Dapol will do an N one to save as you say the piggery of the masking.

 

Robert

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I recall a Cambrian driver getting a "ticking off" - an OTR download showed a horn operation and the DM worked out mileage and as no whistle board or report of trespass/ animal incursion/ PW on site...asked why . It turned out a young lady waved at him as he passed.

 

A case of big brother is watching you .

 

Good models- hopefully Dapol will do an N one to save as you say the piggery of the masking.

 

Robert

ypu do often wonder if some people have nothing better to do with there time.... a few drivers I know will give a wave and a small blast on the horn if they know I'm out and about. 67s are looking fantastic, can't wait to see them on the top end of a test train

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It's a good job you don't have to paint camo on any of the models as you would have more to moan about masking a model but at least you would have some colour variety in you modeling for a change.

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It's a good job you don't have to paint camo on any of the models as you would have more to moan about masking a model but at least you would have some colour variety in you modeling for a change.

 

I've got plenty of colours to play with in my modelling.

 

Black,orange,DBS red, WCRC maroon - two shades, DRS blue, BR blue, BR green, FL green, a few shades of grey and only four shades of yellow.

 

Off to mask for the black on a 67 or six- I may be gone some time....

 

Cheers,

Mick

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Must remember to paint the leading bogie wheels of 82111 and 82145 yellow, with white tyres.....

 

 

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And no - I don't know why!

 

Cheers,

Mick

Could it be as simple as its a light coating of rust on the discs as they look to be new wheelsets?

 

Jeff.

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I recall a Cambrian driver getting a "ticking off" - an OTR download showed a horn operation and the DM worked out mileage and as no whistle board or report of trespass/ animal incursion/ PW on site...asked why . It turned out a young lady waved at him as he passed.

 

A case of big brother is watching you .

 

Good models-  hopefully Dapol will do an N one to save as you say the piggery of the masking.

 

Robert

I will always "give a bast of the waning horn"... double blast if it's a nice lady with nice personality's!

Too many folk take to twitter/ fb / and other social media sites too snitch you can't get away with nothing now...it's reported and the gaffer.. (gastapo) ready with thumb screws and a bxxxxxxg!

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I will always "give a bast of the waning horn"... double blast if it's a nice lady with nice personality's!

Too many folk take to twitter/ fb / and other social media sites too snitch you can't get away with nothing now...it's reported and the gaffer.. (gastapo) ready with thumb screws and a bxxxxxxg!

 

I've heard that you give people the horn.......

 

Not me though.

 

M

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I've heard that you give people the horn.......

 

Not me though.

 

M

Saw him twice last week, didn't get the horn once, I was very disappointed !! :blum:

 

Cheers,

Phil.

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are the 67's all Hornby's latest super detail variant? 

 

cannot wait to see the outcome!!!

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are the 67's all Hornby's latest super detail variant? 

 

cannot wait to see the outcome!!!

 

4 Hornby, 2 Lima. The Lima ones are a bit more difficult to mask up as there are no defined lines around the side grilles and the cab side window is too low compared to the front when the black is carried round.

 

Cheers,

Mick

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Saw him twice last week, didn't get the horn once, I was very disappointed !! :blum:

 

Cheers,

Phil.

I waved but vomit comets have dark side windows, honest Phil I did wave....

Give me a cab with a drop down window and fresh air.....

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About half of the masking tape used so far...

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Anyone for a black 67 or three?

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And the tape comes off.

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There is a "ripple" along the line crossing the ridges. No more than I expected. They're back in the paintshop for touching up of the lines and other bits.

 

More later.

 

Cheers,

Mick

 

 

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