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    A closer look at our A Classes!

    Stole the side door off a van by me last week - nothing else, just the door.
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    SSM Merlin Kit

    There was a bit of chat here -
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    Cultra Model Railway Exhibition

    A polarising filter can reduce the reflections a bit - or a lot, if the circumstances are right. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polarizing_filter_(photography) When I mentioned to a staff member at Stafford station that the Arrivals and Departures screens were almost impossible to read because of reflected sunlight, his answer was "It's not our light"...
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    Careful now...
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    Bantry Town Station 1950's

    They say that your deepest memories often involve scents. A friend of mine is involved in the perfume industry and I once got involved in assessing various unisex concoctions. One of them received several similar verdicts along the lines of "damp shed" - having seen that marvellous grounded van above, I can smell it again now...
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    Foolish drivers

    There can't be many lower than this. Contains a bridge strike by a cyclist!
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    Metcalfe Bus Shelter.

    They seem have have discovered an error in manufacturing which has prompted them to recall this product and offer a substitute shortly.
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    Lima Italy pullman coaches

    You can also have 'edge-lighting' issues around the windows - experimentation is the key to success.
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    IRM Rawie Buffer Stop

    The yellow 'has it been nudged?' marks on the rails are worthy of note.
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    Lima Italy pullman coaches

    Always worth a trial run to see if any light will bleed though the roof or sides. I've found 'silver' paint to be fairly leakproof.
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    Often a greater problem, which it will also greatly reduce, is splash from the soil at the base - a great rot-promoter. And you can let The Authorities know that you have made such great efforts to collect rainwater for the plants in their beloved garden....
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    For sale to fund "A" Class purchase...

    They often have a tendency to go off the rails, particularly after a period of silence.
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    For sale to fund "A" Class purchase...

    Specifically, does the 'Off' switch still work?
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    Lima Italy pullman coaches

    Ah, right, I was actually wondering if there were screws right up at the top end of the tubes, they're often black and barely visible. It would seem that @murrayec could be right... Another possibility would have been screws hidden by the bogies, but that's excluded by his pictures, too. Sometimes, a bit of gentle pulling about can reveal where the splits are and you may still be able to part them - but there is always an element of risk. Lima did, at times, mould the roof and windows in one clear piece, then painted the roof section.
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    Lima Italy pullman coaches

    I've never dealt with one of those specifically, but, in that sort of situation, there can often be a couple of screws at the far end of the two "tubes" going up from the floor. Can you see through the windows if they go right up to the roof?

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