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  1. The way my wife is making a name for herself I think it won't be long until she is the matron too.
  2. Yes, but I identify as a pig. If people want to assume it's a guinea one that doesn't bother me.
  3. Yeah, but was it close enough to inspire him to start a new channel? Sam's Stains Good News! I've had a delivery notification for my dead crew! Bad News! I'm not in and the tracking seems to put it somewhere near Ostend! I'm hoping that's a red herring.
  4. I need this less than Deltics. But boy do I need it :D Oh, you have :D
  5. I'm either absolutely the right person to be a guinea pig - or more likely completely the wrong person. I just have this mental block about using metal over plastics/resins.
  6. Would they be etched bogies? My preference will always be for that for durability and low down weight. I'm a little wary of 3D printed buffers too as they are easily knocked.
  7. I keep toying with the idea of a Crepello. I have a green pre-tops and a blue post-tops so it would be the middle as it were. So can people please buy them all before I go another step closer to bankruptcy
  8. Yeah the buffers are definitely a compromise. Maybe if we gang up on @davefrkhe may be able to work his wonders?
  9. Ooh, my late crew have shipped. Alive would have been preferable but beggars can't be and all that.
  10. Bogies - I have been using "Roxey pseudo" (my phrase). Dave at Roxey Mouldings put it together for me - I thin it uses LBSCR overlays - not sure on the castings. Most noticable difference to me is on the overlay there are 5 rivet heads adjacent to the inner spring hangers whereas the GE bogies have 4. Buffers - these ones I think: https://www.phoenix-paints.co.uk/products/coach-and-wagon-parts/coach-parts/4-bogies-and-underframe-parts/4-coach-buffers/4-40448
  11. *I like big bridges and I cannot lie* Oops, sorry that wasn't supposed to be sung out loud. Can you imagine it these days? 18 months of total closure probably.
  12. The first series wasn't bad. After that... As for the film. Good grief! Apology not accepted.
  13. Someone needs to close those gangway doors. Passengers could hurt themselves falling that far. H&S you know.
  14. Don't get me wrong - if I'd have had one of mine delivered like yours I'd be a long way from impressed. What I mean is they seem to struggle with domestic deliveries - I've always received a notification from UPS that they have something for me - even if I'm not aware of an item being despatched via UPS. I assume they flag the delivery address and addressee and the details automatically get attached to my account. I don't believe they have ever left at an empty property, but again as it's business related there's alway someone there to accept it. I do have one big gripe with them however - import duty payments. The first you know about that is when the driver knocks and waves an invoice at you - and they don't let you inspect the package to see what it even is.
  15. Please excuse the rough and ready photos but ta da :) Arrived today. With quite a bit of to and fro between Bill and myself (and Bill has been very patient with me!), Bill has produced this underframe detail. It's proven quite hard to find much info on the post-LNER conversion of the underframe, but this seems to add up from the few photos we have found. Lost 3 gas cylinders (the other 3 being connected to the adjacent kitchen car), replaced with a dynamo and single battery box, and Westinghouse brakes removed.
  16. True, but as @Chamby rightly says, there's the possibility of frying the decoder if certain equipment is connected.
  17. As @decauville1126 says, only Chris would be able to answer that one. His current motors use the same mounting points as the Mashimas so hopefully that's not a reason for withdrawing the kit.
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