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BernardTPM last won the day on February 26 2010

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  1. I found mine ran better without the clip-in couplers as the bufferbeams could rest on the coupling arm and take weight off the driving wheels.
  2. And the railmotor looks like it is using the coach sides from two of the three coaches supplied in that kit, so must be 0 scale too (so very likely the Mallet is too as it is in the same livery).
  3. So very subtly different to this. It seems DVLC won't commit to it being either a Victor or a Ventora.
  4. I agree. It's got to be a mish-mash of assorted FE/VX parts. A registration check says it's a 1973 Victor but can't agree whether whether has the original 2279cc (2300) or a 3297cc (3.3) engine!
  5. Looks more like the VX4/90 version with the Rostyle wheels and the cross motif, but the grille itself is actually from a later VX2300GLS. The Ventora and VX4/90 grilles* had squares, not rectangles in the grille pattern. Overall it's hard to be sure what it is from the outside. Ventoras had the 3.3 straight six under the bonnet. * There was a VX490 in the later VX series too, but without the / in the name.
  6. The later ones like this had 9mm gauge plastic wheelsets, normally moulded in silver. As CJI. says, the wheels are held in place by small tabs that would have been pressed down in the factory. Chances are they will break off when you attempt to lift them to put new wheels in. A small sliver of thin metal glued under the axleboxes will stop new wheels dropping out, but you'd need to be sparing with the glue. I'd recommend epoxy resin. Incidentally Lone Star did actually do a Baby Deltic in their electric range, but it wasn't re-released in the later Treble-O-trains pushalong range, though the Derby Type 2 (Class 24) was.
  7. Early Mk.1 Transits with the white grille area; most seem to be grey. Both the Transit and the 'D' cab were 1965 introductions so would be coming out of the factories in September 1966. Cars further on, possibly including the last of the Mk.1 Cortinas off to the showrooms. Production would have switched to the new Mk.2 during the summer break, for launch in October. Other Ford cars at that date would be Mk.3 (105E) Anglia, Ford Corsair and the Mk.IV Zephyr & Zodiac.
  8. There were actually two HB Vivas used, one was a 2-door in Peacock Blue (ALF 132H) and a 4-door in Pacific Blue for which I couldn't see the reg.no. As an possible explanation maybe they were "firm's" cars.
  9. I remember seeing those in 2014 and wondered what they were for. Thanks.
  10. At one time they used centre wheels that had flanges but were slightly smaller; perhaps those might just squeeze in.
  11. Yes, it was, part of the 'Arrow' range. The Mk.1 Hunter (1966-67 only) had the same round headlights, but then changed to rectangular ones like the Arrow bodied Sunbeam Vogue had. Coiuld well be right about the trim though. The Minx engine was smaller though, 1500 (1496cc) was standard against 1725cc for the Hunter.
  12. Early enough not to have '125' after 'Inter-City' on the coaches.
  13. The bogies under the Lima TEA are the Gloucester type though I doubt they would be a direct swap; that would be too easy!
  14. Found it on a 1961 Dinky scales list: 17/64in. scale so approx. 6¾mm to 1 foot, or 1:45·2 scale.
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