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81F

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One little tip try to keep your road surface slightly below the top of your rails. I know this si not 100% authentic but it means you can polish the top of your rails with out rubbing away your toad surface. Ive done this on an 009 level crossing and it is hardly noticeable

Modelling the GWR in the Welsh Borders, and the Glyn Valley Tramway with quite a few bits from elsewhere!

81F

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 La France, a Bachmann LBSC Atlantic in LBSC umber. Any idea what coaches it could pull?

 

I have some Pullmans both "white" above the windows and the more conventional livery - would they do

Modelling the GWR in the Welsh Borders, and the Glyn Valley Tramway with quite a few bits from elsewhere!

81F

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 Just answered my own question by looking further down this Wikki article https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Rail_Class_42https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Rail_Class_42

 

It might also help with coach liveries

Modelling the GWR in the Welsh Borders, and the Glyn Valley Tramway with quite a few bits from elsewhere!

81F

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 Just to add to to the above, I think ex-GWR stock rather than stock in GWR livery but I am not 100%. Could someone confirm the order in which Westerns and warships recieved different liveries (Dates would be helpful). As far as Westerns are concerned I know there was Sand, Maroon, Green and Blue but I am not sure in which order other than blue being last.

Modelling the GWR in the Welsh Borders, and the Glyn Valley Tramway with quite a few bits from elsewhere!

81F

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 Just to add to the debate the chrome finish on mine was very highly polished much like a car badge without that slightly dull finish that all metalic paints gives

Modelling the GWR in the Welsh Borders, and the Glyn Valley Tramway with quite a few bits from elsewhere!

81F

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@Vespa

Fun, Yes, But are you aware of those tender trials that took place in 1948 loco exchanges and the number of different tenders fitted to the Britannia class. Hornby did Bude (WC Class) with a black Stanier tender some years back from the trials.

The reason why Bude was fitted with a Stannier tender was because it was being trialled on regions other than the Southern. As the Southern did not have water troughs their locos did not have scoops so the fix was to couple the spamcan up to a stannier tender. I believe that  the locos that donated the tenders were then coupled up to WD tenders

Modelling the GWR in the Welsh Borders, and the Glyn Valley Tramway with quite a few bits from elsewhere!

81F

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 I'm not sure about this model and how it's parts might be interchangeable but I derived a great deal of satisfaction by taking a wrecked Hornby/Triang Hall (minus tender) and restoring the chassis to running order. However, as the cyclindesm body and front pony truck were damages I did not get Hall replacements but those for a B12!

 

My only warning about this is watch how much you spend, it's very easy to spend a little more than you can win some at aution. I think my B12 worked out around a couple of pounds more than a buy it now but I did end up with a spare sert of pony truck wheels (from the replacement pony truck) which I used for another project which would have cost more if bought separately.

Modelling the GWR in the Welsh Borders, and the Glyn Valley Tramway with quite a few bits from elsewhere!

81F

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@ Atom3624,  Why Oh Dear? - Lets just say they've just got a bit rarer!

 

I bought one off ebay about a year ago for around £50 I thoiught it was just a custom paint job. However, as the body was damaged (bent boiler stays missing front buffer and the whole boiler was comming away/unstuck, I broke it up for spares after an attempted repaint went wrong!

 

It appeared to have been chrome plated all over - even the glasing and was in a box meant for a green one. The seller described it as appearing to be originally green but resprayed. The finish was quite good apart from the lack of care with the glasing

Modelling the GWR in the Welsh Borders, and the Glyn Valley Tramway with quite a few bits from elsewhere!

81F

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Many thanks olly85, So they are probably a bit collectable - Oh dear!

Modelling the GWR in the Welsh Borders, and the Glyn Valley Tramway with quite a few bits from elsewhere!

81F

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 The 94XX pannier is especia;;y horrible with unpowered floating centr drive wheel. The wheels also look too small and if you want to upgrade one by using a Bachmann 57XX chassis it is hardly worth the effort as the splashers do not line up.

 

Having said that I've remotored one with a CD motor and just need to solder a new DCC chip into it.

Modelling the GWR in the Welsh Borders, and the Glyn Valley Tramway with quite a few bits from elsewhere!

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