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7 hours ago, gwrrob said:

Here's three here with the LMS van in the middle. This has used the Dapol unpainted body married to the Parkside PA16 kit chassis [LMS J hangers] with vents and buffers from Dave Franks.

The Dapol van looks good. I might try that myself.

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22 minutes ago, St Enodoc said:

The Dapol van looks good. I might try that myself.

 

The Dapol wagon body code is BO19.

 

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In some quarters I was criticised for saying the recent Hornby prairie looked plasticky and was lightweight , leading me to be disappointed with Hornby.

 

Today @AY Mod has posted a photo of the new Bachmann 1P in LMS livery. What a contrast indeed. Not in the market for one but what a beautiful model indeed. I hope they sell by the bucket load.

 

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3 minutes ago, gwrrob said:

In some quarters I was criticised for saying the recent Hornby prairie looked plasticky and was lightweight , leading me to be disappointed with Hornby.

 

Today @AY Mod has posted a photo of the new Bachmann 1P in LMS livery. What a contrast indeed. Not in the market for one but what a beautiful model indeed. I hope they sell by the bucket load.

 

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Nice trees....

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26 minutes ago, gwrrob said:

In some quarters I was criticised for saying the recent Hornby prairie looked plasticky and was lightweight , leading me to be disappointed with Hornby.

 

Today @AY Mod has posted a photo of the new Bachmann 1P in LMS livery. What a contrast indeed. Not in the market for one but what a beautiful model indeed. I hope they sell by the bucket load.

 

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Worth a second look this.Droolworthy even though it did not inhabit the South Hams. Agree with your H’s Big Prairie assessment. Not as good as it could and should have been. Yes I know the 1P is more expensive but it’ll turn more heads. Actually I’m wrong.It weighs in at the same price point I discover

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22 minutes ago, Ian Hargrave said:


Yes I know the 1P is more expensive but it’ll turn more heads. 

 

I know the price of everything but the value of nothing.:D I've just heard the Dapol mogul is on the high seas and will be with retailers by mid November.

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33 minutes ago, gwrrob said:

 

I know the price of everything but the value of nothing.:D I've just heard the Dapol mogul is on the high seas and will be with retailers by mid November.

Looking forward to this. I’m opting for the GWR with BR smokebox number plate which sparks a clear memory flash of a run some 70 years ago from Neath to Aberdare HL and walking past the loco,noting PPL RD painted on the front of the running plate .It was of course a Mogul . The Vale of Neath sadly was not the high seas but in those days it was a great day out eagerly looked forward to and enjoyed.:)

 

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2 hours ago, gwrrob said:

In some quarters I was criticised for saying the recent Hornby prairie looked plasticky and was lightweight , leading me to be disappointed with Hornby.

 

Today @AY Mod has posted a photo of the new Bachmann 1P in LMS livery. What a contrast indeed. Not in the market for one but what a beautiful model indeed. I hope they sell by the bucket load.

 

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Hi Robin

 

Not one that took a wrong turning off the S&DJR and got lost in Devon?

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13 minutes ago, Clive Mortimore said:

Hi Robin

 

Not one that took a wrong turning off the S&DJR and got lost in Devon?

 

You know Robin wants one - he just needs photographic evidence ;) 

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13 hours ago, gwrrob said:

More chance of @Captain Kernow getting one for his Bethesda Sidings.;)

Well, now, there's the dilemma.

 

Midland locos did work to Bethesda Sidings, from the Central Wales end, via Gunstone Junction, but in my era, the link was scarcely used and motive power would in any case be more likely to be a 3F or a 4F from one of the Swansea sheds.

 

On the other hand, I have to ask the question as to whether I really need any more locos for Bleakhouse Road?

 

One scheme that might work, though, would be to convert one and run in on Callow Lane, in company with the 1F 0-6-0T that I'm hoping to convert soon. Perhaps Brassmasters will do an 'EasyChas' for the 0-4-4T?

 

You really are the most thought-provoking fellow, Robin.

 

 

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4 hours ago, Captain Kernow said:

You really are the most thought-provoking fellow, Robin.

 

I'm also excellent at spending other peoples hard earned folding.:D

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19 minutes ago, gwrrob said:

 

I'm also excellent at spending other peoples hard earned folding.:D

In the current situation, everyone's folding is stuck together through lack of use, while our credit and debit cards would, if the old fashioned manual machines were still in use, have the numbers rubbed away! :superman:

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Having problems trying to get some plates for my wartime black pannier from a well known company I will not name. Who said a pannier never offends. Photo courtesy @toboldlygo

 

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3 minutes ago, Nick Gough said:

Don't you know there's a war on?

You can't get the castings, it's all gone to the Spitfire fund!

 

The brass has gone into making shell casings ;) 

 

And don't mention the Polish town that got shook, while the armed forces attempting defuse a Tallboy - it went off :O 

 

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27 minutes ago, Nick Gough said:

 

You can't get the castings, it's all gone to the Spitfire fund!

 

Any excuse for a request eh Nick.;)

 

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7 hours ago, St Enodoc said:

I thought Rails had stopped selling Hornby?

 

The prairie was released before they fell out.

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2 minutes ago, gwrrob said:

 

The prairie was released before they fell out.


Well that’s correct in part. Oddly enough,the last Prairie to be released,the BR l/c R 3725 appeared well after the announcement of the divorce. All gone now btw.

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2 hours ago, gwrrob said:

I've found a Star class from the archive in the shape of 4019 Knight Templar.

 

Yep, does it for me, thanks Rob.

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