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    MK2 Wheel Sets

    Thanks all, the wheel diameter is 12mm (11.2ish traction inner ) and the axle length is 24.5mm. The wheels mentioned on Peters Spares look the part but he's out of stock. I must ave had a bad QC batch from these coaches, one wheel set missing and on another coach the wheel set was not inserted correctly into the bogie. Mark
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    MK2 Wheel Sets

    All, I mentioned in another MK2 thread a while back about a missing wheel set from one of my new MK2 coaches, the diner coach. I had sent a message to the retailer inquiring about a replacement set (I would have settled for a part number I could source myself), but unfortunately the retailer did not respond. Now that I have the coaches back after weathering I can see what I need as a replacement. SO far the closest I can find as a match is this part from Bachmann. https://railsofsheffield.com/products/5283/bachmann-36-033-oo-gauge-turned-coach-wheels-x10-for-non-close-coupling-bogies- I don't think its an exact match but after a bit of dirt application and when its under the bogie you'd have to be a damn good eagle eye's wheel nerd to spot the difference. Any thoughts an another wheel set that may be a better match? Mark
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    Got my email notification that my four packs are on their way to me. Mark
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    MM Supertrain Mk2Ds

    Weathering is coming along nicely, had sent the six coaches and fifteen bubbles so it was a big job, plus the gent is working shifts but I'm in no rush. Here is the generator van, I asked for a good medium dirty weathering application. I think I got exactly what I was looking for. Bubbles also are really good looking. Mark
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    Andy, will be sure to pop along to say hello on the Saturday. Mark
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    MM Supertrain Mk2Ds

    I had sent my six coaches off to get weathered and just got word back from the service provider that one set of wheels is missing from the diner coach. I had only opened two to view and never opened the diner so the delay in finding this out is my own fault. The gent has contacted MM about it for a replacement, but would it also be worth advising the retailer? Anyone else had a similar situation with these or any other MM rolling stock Mark
  7. Considering the events of this week. Harp lager tanks, that's what I need. Mark Dundalk Barracks Street
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    IRM A Class; Our First Locomotive!

    Absolutely great news, something to look forward to for sure.
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    Weathering Inspiration

    Looking for some good reference photos for ideas for weathering, for the ballast hoppers and cement bubbles. I have seen this thread for the cement but anything extra would be great. Mark
  10. When discussing TLAs for any RTR MRA, I tend to PNA and MUS, except if it's PDW on the GNR
  11. More great news, with 12 bubbles, pre-orders of 9 PCA and PCV each, I never knew i liked bulk cement so much.
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    eBay Watch

    Talking of large locos, have you had a chance to hold (in its box anyway) the class 70? Now that's a beast of a model,
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    eBay Watch

    Well I'm thinking of buying it, sitting on it for 6 months, then re-selling €400. its obvious that this particular loco was designed by a superior craftsman whose work fetches a fine price. I also invest my money in early 1990's Mikado biscuits.
  14. I was traveling all week and went to the delivery office today to pick up the waiting parcels. A deluge of diesels, the two 47's were back from sound installation and weathering, 37401 is going to get renamed/renumbered to Lord Hinton 409 and the two railfreight 37's I picked up because they are 37/9's so something different. Lord Hinton yesterday when I was leaving Norwich There is something deliciously sinister looking at the 37/9 viewed head on
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    Dapol Chiltern Railways 68

    Good to hear you say that the Dapol 68 is a good and quiet runner. Ive had several Dapol locomotives that I had to return to the retailer because they were really noisy runners. So much so that it was a terrible distraction, but also being a DRS loco fan I wouldn't mind of of these, lets see if I get lucky on the quiet running...

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