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StevieB

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  1. Patricks Layout

    Good move that short length of straight in between two curves going in the opposite directions. I read about doing that in one of Model Railroader’s layout planning supplements many years ago. Stephen
  2. Track Cutting Razor Saw

    Zuron make a good tool for just such a job. It comes in the form of a pair of pliers - lovely, clean cut followed by a few strokes of a fine file to tidy up the end. Stephen
  3. Patricks Layout

    Looking good. Stephen
  4. ex BR mk2's

    Does anyone have information about the alterations done to the two mk2b FK's to produce buffet/snack cars 4401/2? There is a photos on the VCT website but it isn't very clear whether the windows that were filled in were on the corridor side or not. Many thanks. Stephen
  5. Kingsbridge - paint shop

    Brilliant. Stephen
  6. IRM’s first loco announcement!

    What will be nice for fans of OVS Bulleid’s work is to be able to compare the turf burner alongside his SR main line diesel 1-Co-Co-1 courtesy of Kernow Models. Stephen
  7. 42ft Container flat - 3D FUD

    What was the diameter of the round buffers they were originally supplied with? Stephen
  8. Looking at the Kadee website, they do a range where the coupling head is fitted at different levels relative to the shank which attaches to the wagon body. They’re not NEM though. Stephen
  9. Have I seen somewhere that, because the NEM box is placed higher on the chassis than normal to allow all the lovely detail to show, the recommended way of fitting Kadee is to glue them to the underside of the NEM box? Do Kadee not do cranked versions of the coupling to deal with this? My trials to date indicate that the no 18 is the right one to use reduce the distance between wagons to a manageable amount. Does anyone else agree with this? Stephen
  10. Fran Thanks for that. Stephen
  11. Kingsbridge - workbench

    Sorry Noel, I wasn’t trying to hijack hour workbench with the last post. Stephen
  12. Kingsbridge - workbench

    My attempt at producing a GSWR ballast brake van. Getting there but more work is needed to get the verandah size right.
  13. At the risk of causing upset, box actually says Irish liveried version of the SR N class mogul. The could have given it the Irish classification of K1. Whether we’ll ever get a RTR U/K1a is anyone’s guess. Stephen
  14. George Did you ever sell this one? Stephen
  15. Patricks Layout

    The footbridge in the background is the finishing touch. Keep posting photos. Stephen
  16. Derry NIR Plans

    I’m an old git as well and deplore the widespread use of ‘train’ instead of ‘railway’. Such is globalisation. Stephen
  17. J15 186

    Isn’t there scope for RPSI and DCDR working together so that the smaller RPSI locos unsuitable for modern day mainline working can find work on a heritage line? Stephen
  18. Derry NIR Plans

    The obvious question to ask is why there appear to be different interpretations of the same regulations. I have also heard it said that another reason for not coming under cover has to do with the exhaust fumes from the diesel engines, eg Tralee and Kilkenny but not, apparently, Killarney! Stephen
  19. Wanted Silver fox Generator Van

    PM sent. Stephen
  20. RPSI Craven Coach set

    Mouse Models produce brass overlays of the ex BCK version of the BGSV, if anyone is interested? Stephen Sorry, should have said Mousa Models. Stephen
  21. GNRi 0-6-0 Look-a-like

    Silver Fox now produce a more than passable model of the original Park Royal railcars, replacing the original based on the Cravens dmu. Stephen
  22. Patricks Layout

    If you are up for it, there is scope to lower the footbridge to a more realistic height by reducing the first flight of steps. That’s what I’m up to and the result is worthwhile. Stephen
  23. enniscorthymans workbench

    Impressive. Stephen
  24. UK Model Railway Exhibitions

    Good customer service always goes a long way. Stephen
  25. Modern 4w chassis

    Did CIE put the same chassis under the container flats, ballast wagons and cement bubbles that have been produced in model form by Provincial Wagons and IRM? And is it the same chassis under the magnesite wagons produced by IFM? And is the chassis for the Dapol prestwin the same, similar or nothing like? Stephen
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