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Now the second class coaches.

The first second corridor, this has the 5 compartments from one of the BSKs, 2 compartments from another BSK and one from the D1751 conversion.

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Not much done to the corridor side except opening out the blank panel where the door in the corridor divide the betters from the riff raff. I used my new pillar drill for that.

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The other SK is from two BSKs, one giving 3 compartments, the other in BR livery 5.

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The corridor side was from the same two coaches.

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The last conversion is a BSK, the LMS built a few with only 4 compartments.

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You can see the extended brake van, it comes from the BR liverly coach.

 

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The other coach in the train is a standard Mainline BSK.

 

For the locospotters out there the train was hauled by this chap.

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I still have some brake end bits, so I may well get another CK and make the D1755 BCK.

 

It was a fun project and if I make the last BCK then I would have made one of each of the LMS all door period 1 coaches from the two types that Mainline made. For the price that can be paid for on E-bay etc, a few hours work and I had something different and I think a lot cheaper than brass overlays.

 

 

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26 minutes ago, Clive Mortimore said:

I still have some brake end bits, so I may well get another CK and make the D1755 BCK.

Like the one in my Chop Shop thread, third item down, link is in my signature but can't get actual item to post in here on my phone. May try again tomorrow.

 

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At last something I can relate to. The music just goes straight over my head. These look great and look very neat even in unpainted state…………..maybe because they are all one colour?

richard 

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7 hours ago, TheSignalEngineer said:

Like the one in my Chop Shop thread, third item down, link is in my signature but can't get actual item to post in here on my phone. May try again tomorrow.

 

Hi Eric

 

It is your fault I have butchered these. Since the time I assisted you with the drawings of the D1755 I have thought about doing some thing similar, then thumbing through the Essery and Jenkinson books the other week the daft side of my brain said go for it.

 

While I was making these I considered not doing the CK with the two coupe compartments as there were only 25 of them, I seem to be making quite a few rare types of coaches. Then I thought "If I were to be modelling the WCML in the 50s I would need at least 10 Duchesses and there were only 38 of them and I have 7 or 8 Deltics for a model that doesn't need any of the 22 built."

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1 hour ago, richard i said:

At last something I can relate to. The music just goes straight over my head. These look great and look very neat even in unpainted state…………..maybe because they are all one colour?

richard 

Cheers Richard

 

I hope Нонконформистка will not go zooming over like a Sukhoi Su-57.

 

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Knowing the chaps on here to be ever so slightly interested in DMU's, I did see earlier that Lendon's of Cardiff are now selling new Hornby 121 drive units for £8.98. These are the self contained units that Hornby developed to replace the Lima pancakes. It seems quite a good price to me.

 

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2 hours ago, John Tomlinson said:

Knowing the chaps on here to be ever so slightly interested in DMU's, I did see earlier that Lendon's of Cardiff are now selling new Hornby 121 drive units for £8.98. These are the self contained units that Hornby developed to replace the Lima pancakes. It seems quite a good price to me.

 

John.

Hi John

 

I find the Lendon's search engine hard to negotiate, what is the part number of these drive units. 

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9 hours ago, Clive Mortimore said:

Hi Eric

 

It is your fault I have butchered these.

Hi Clive,

I had about six of the Replica / Bachmann ones running but decided that I would like the TK which was never done. Then I though it would be nice to have a BCK as a through coach to attach to a local train.

I decided to stick at that because I wanted to do some stock for excursions. I've done most of what I want LMS-wise although I do have a couple of sets of P3 six-bay Open Third etches which may get put onto suitable donors.

My next job will probably be one of the 60ft BCK rebuilds which had P3-style steel sides added to P1 coaches. 

After that I have two sets of Gresley Teak BTO etches awaiting suitable donors for the ER excursion to Dudley Zoo hauled either by my B1 or Brush Type 2

 

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1 hour ago, Clive Mortimore said:

Hi John

 

I find the Lendon's search engine hard to negotiate, what is the part number of these drive units. 

 

It is a bit slow. Go Railways HO/OO, then Hornby - Drive units. Ref. X9634.

 

Some other reasonably priced goodies in that section as well.

 

John.

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9 hours ago, Clive Mortimore said:

Cheers Richard

 

I hope Нонконформистка will not go zooming over like a Sukhoi Su-57.

 

Certainly more restrained than some offerings on here.

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1 hour ago, John Tomlinson said:

 

It is a bit slow. Go Railways HO/OO, then Hornby - Drive units. Ref. X9634.

 

Some other reasonably priced goodies in that section as well.

 

John.

Some ordered.

 

Now is Rutland still claiming unilateral independence or is Rutland joining the rest of England on freedom day if so we need to arrange a visit to Sheffield Exchange. 

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17 hours ago, John Tomlinson said:

 

It is a bit slow. Go Railways HO/OO, then Hornby - Drive units. Ref. X9634.

 

Some other reasonably priced goodies in that section as well.

 

John.

Thanks John, I've ordered a couple too for replacements.

Martyn.

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19 hours ago, Clive Mortimore said:

Some ordered.

 

Now is Rutland still claiming unilateral independence or is Rutland joining the rest of England on freedom day if so we need to arrange a visit to Sheffield Exchange. 

Rutland's territorial status is a bit complex, and I've sent you a PM.

 

At least our esteemed Prime Minister recognised the quality of the place in his "levelling sideways" speech last week. Life expectancy of folk here is apparently 10 years greater than for those in Glasgow or Blackpool, something even he, in his wisdom and magnificence, finds baffling!

 

John.

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On 18/07/2021 at 19:06, John Tomlinson said:

 

It is a bit slow. Go Railways HO/OO, then Hornby - Drive units. Ref. X9634.

 

Some other reasonably priced goodies in that section as well.

 

John.

Thanks for that John. A few ordered, so that's my Class 100 and 103 sorted!

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On 16/07/2021 at 06:45, richard i said:

I have had a 15 year sentence, the parole board says it is a long time until I get a review. I do get to model as my leisure activity so being in the chain gang can work for some.

 I have to say I have been happily married for two years...............and forty years altogether.:o

 

 

((old joke )

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30 minutes ago, jazzer said:

 I have to say I have been happily married for two years...............and forty years altogether.:o

 

 

((old joke )

Les Dawson?

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1 hour ago, Clive Mortimore said:

I want this song played on my last day on earth

 

Hi Clive,

 

I have only just seen your post, lets hope you have got a little more than 23 hours to go.

 

Look on the bright side that would be a good excuse not to have painted all those coaches and DMU's.

 

Gibbo.

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On 18/07/2021 at 09:40, Clive Mortimore said:

Cheers Richard

 

I hope Нонконформистка will not go zooming over like a Sukhoi Su-57.

 

Hi Clive,

 

Have you got your numbers mixed up ?

 

The latest from the Sukhoi design bureau is the SU 75, unveiled today at the Moscow Aviation and Space Expo.

 

Gibbo.

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4 hours ago, Gibbo675 said:

Hi Clive,

 

Have you got your numbers mixed up ?

 

The latest from the Sukhoi design bureau is the SU 75, unveiled today at the Moscow Aviation and Space Expo.

 

Gibbo.

Oi Gibbo

 

How was I to know that 4 days later they would introduce a new plane.

 

Here are a pair of Su57s going over Richard's loaf

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just like this song will. Just look at the hair on those punk lassies.......'king wonderful.

 

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2 hours ago, cheesysmith said:

 

Just to be different, this is what I last watched on my PC.

 

2 hours ago, Bogie said:

What all 3 hours?!

Hi Bogie,

 

You have to realise that poor old Dave is recently married.

 

Gibbo.

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