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  1. No problem at all, I will take some more before April, I plan to set it up again before the show.
  2. I see from my email inbox these are setting sail, now due in middle of March. The latest pics look great, I am looking forward to getting my hands on the 7 I have on order and all being well they will appear on my layout at the SWAG members day in April.
  3. Excellent news, well done, will definitely get there.
  4. Great job James, 37712 odd end was due to a cheapo repair job when it had a shunting accident pre refurbishment as 37102. I seem to recall the tailights were off a class 26. Usually at refurbishment Crewe sorted out any oddball nose mods (eg 37006) but for some reason didn't bother with this one.
  5. Thanks, that is the hope Rob and hopefully this one will stay on the exhibition circuit.
  6. Last lot of photos: 50031 runs around to depart light loco to Bristol Bath Road. The static steam heating boiler is broken so one of the Southern region boiler vans has been sent although as it is summer there is not much requirement for it. Behind it a 12t van has brought some new linen for the sleeping cars and the Ever present bin truck is awaiting a trip to Kingsland Road to be emptied A shot of the ETH gear installed for the MK2 coaches.
  7. A few more photos; 47077 again. The traffic weaves around a parked British Gas sherpa van as a class 47 passes underneath It must be later in the day now as the NPCCS vehicles have been replaced with passenger coaches for overnight servicing.
  8. It is amazing how time flies, it looks like it is just under 2 years since I had setup Parsons Vale but with Mike Walker confirming yesterday that the Cheltenham show on 2nd and 3rd April is definitely happening I thought I had better set the layout up and practice the operating sequence plus check it all worked. That in itself was a task as basically Peasevern Yard lives on top of it so both layouts had to be dragged out of the garage and around a 180 degree bend to get them in the house. The hassle of getting it out along with enjoying O gauge so much has reaffirmed my decision that Parsons Vale will definitely be sold as soon as possible after Cheltenham. Anyway once up it generally behaved itself bar one dry joint so I had some fun playing with it at least so here are some photos 08949 shunting with the rubbish truck wagon on the left. This was a new view I tried out from the fiddle yard 47077 brings in an empty Motorail flat. These are scratchbuilt using Bachmann and Cooper craft bits and we're built long before the Bachmann and Oxford variants came out A classic view from the A38 on the top deck of a Bristol VR bus. I don't often take photos from this angle as it highlights the much shortened rear gardens at the back of the layout
  9. I wouldn't worry about it Chris, I haven't seen the letter but at the end of the day it is your layout to operate as you want. I am all for feedback as without it we will never improve what we achieve in life but that has to be balanced against does the giver have a clue about what they are saying.
  10. You absolutely need to know which ship it is on because you have a fixed amount of time to collect the container from the Dock when it lands before you are charged demurrage.
  11. It should be something you can sand up a bit, I had no issues sanding down some bits on my Leyland National bus. From behind it looks OK.
  12. I did wonder if you had bought an F88 or F89 as I know you were after an F86. I can't help with the 3d printing bit but if you get someone to do the work for you I would suggest getting them to do some work on that render or starting again as a few bits jumped out at me, the roof in particular looks a bit strange especially above the windscreen
  13. Great thread Mol, look forward to seeing what IXO motor you have bought. Love the description of how you have created the weeds, thanks for sharing.
  14. I have done 3 conversion to right hand drive (Leyland FG, Bedford TK and Bedford TJ) they are all relatively easy, the dashboard is the hardest part but is made of plastic so easy cut and shut job. The TJ had triangle head screws but I bought a set of appropriate heads for a screwdrive off ebay for a few quid
  15. I took the masking tape off tonight, a few bits to touch up on the bumpers but pleased how it has turned out. I need to redo the destination blind box as the green strips are too wide either side but that is relatively straightforward.
  16. It is the first time I have seen the loco from this side, the damage looks unreal and it is pretty amazing they repaired this loco when others like D322 had been scrapped
  17. Sounds a good project Wayne, have you tried the bristol-rail archive? Also @Rivercider maybe able to help?
  18. I haven't seen anything to suggest it is not Chris, the WAMRC Facebook page still shows it happening
  19. Very good post and one that matches my experience. I have exhibited at a Warners show (Peterborough) and was well looked after, put up in good accommodation, good food and the shows was well organised. A show of that size would represent a significant commercial risk to a club as one bad year/event would potentially wipe out all the reserves. I knew the show was contributing to a commercial entity but at the end of day I got paid my travel expenses and I had a good time. Smaller shows lend themselves to local clubs where the profit margin is better even if the overall level of profit is significantly less. I have mostly been well looked after, had all my expenses paid etc good food so the enjoyment was no less than a commercial show.
  20. Might be worth trying A Smith Auto Models, they do some Bedfords. I have previously produced my own reg plates via MS Paint and can send you over a sheet to print at home however I now prefer to include them in the artwork I send to Jo for the other transfers required for the project as they come out much sharper that way.
  21. Bus to Temple Meads, train to parkway, bus or shuttle bus from parkway. Such a shame in the 1950s Bristol chose to develope the "wrong" airport, Filton would be ideal for the show.
  22. Looking lovely and good idea to make them customised in the future Jo.
  23. Static is the plan.... Although you have got me thinking..
  24. I think you may have seen it but just in case; I have made a Sunblest FG, the transfers were made for me by Steadfast models, I am sure Jo still has them on file etc.
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