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My latest updates may be read from the top of this page ....

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This is an Ongoing Project - More Updates Soon.

LINKS are in YELLOW

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 LATEST UPDATE:- 24 - 08 - 15.

MY LATEST ACQUISITIONS:-

HORNBY CLASS 56 - 56084

in BLUE LARGE LOGO LIVERY

and a rake of eight

TESCO CO2 CONTAINERS.

It has been a long time since I purchased my last stock item (see below).

In the mean time I've had a cull and have sold off quite a swathe of my massive collection.

I still have a shopping list but I will not be purchasing in the quantities of the past. 

 

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15 - 04 - 14.

My LATEST ACQUISITION:-
91110 - BATTLE of BRITAIN - Lest We Forget Livery. 

A MODEL RAIL Magazine Limited Edition HORNBY Release.

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01 - 03 - 14.

My LATEST ACQUISITION:-

An upgraded 2014 HELJAN Class 33

33002 "SEA KING"

in DUTCH LIVERY.

The new version is top dollar looks wise ...  But ... from a running point of view

of my particular model, I personally prefer the older version.

With the NEM pocket couplings fitted on my new version,

the factory fitted parts on the buffer beams

tend to make the couplings droop which in turn can make it foul the

"between tracks" scenic accessories and some point blades / check rails.

To rectify this I have cut off the "drop arm" of the coupling which has cured my problem.
STEVIE B.

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23 - 12 - 13.

 A LONDON TRANSPORT MUSEUM

LIMITED EDITION CLASS 20

20227 LONDON UNDERGROUND 150th ANNIVERSARY

A video of this and all of my acquisitions of 2013

is available on my YouTube channel  HERE

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28 - 11 - 13.

REALTRACK MODELS, a new entrant into the 00-gauge model loco manufacture, has plugged a gap in the DMU market.

The Class 144 (and 143 later) "Nodding Donkey" Pacer is now available in FOUR versions.

Class 144 - Set Number 144007

NORTHERN Night Blue (Old Pre Nov 2011 Livery) Including Metro & SY Travel logos.

 Class 144 - Set Number 144012

NORTHERN Night Blue (Current Livery) Including Metro & SY Travel logos.

 Class 144 - Set Number 144009

West Yorkshire PTE 'METRO' Red & Silver livery with ARRIVA branding.

Class 144 - Set Number 144003

West Yorkshire PTE 'METRO' Red & Silver livery with early NORTHERN branding.

I have purchased the NORTHERN Set No:- 144007 variant.

PLEASE ... have a look at the photos below

and my video that has been uploaded to my YouTube channel.

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02 - 09 - 13.

20168 SIR GEORGE EARLE

in

HNRC / LAFARGE Livery.

This was originally a Limited Edition Bachmann release

from the (now defunct) chain of MODELZONE stores.

INVICTA MODEL RAIL of SIDCUP, KENT has resurrected this, and coincidentally,

all of the other Modelzone Limited Editions.

You can order this model from INVICTA MODEL RAIL via their website or store. 

You can also view a video on my YouTube channel which compliment these photos. 

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16 - 08 - 13.

20901 in GBRf Livery

 The first of two modern image Class 20 releases from BACHMANN this year;

the other being 20168 in the HNRC / Lafarge colourful yellow / white livery

in the form of a Limited Edition from the now defunct MODELZONE chain.

 SEE ABOVE

Here are some more photos of 20901.

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 The FIVE CAR BRIGHTON BELLE in the BLUE / GREY livery

seen towards the end of their operational lives in the 70s.

Picked up "for a song" from eBay (power & trailer pairing) and Gaugemaster (three

middle cars), this is HORNBY's superb 5-BEL unit number 3053.

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29 - 06 - 13.

 WOW  .....
Such a long time since my last update!!
 
150144 FNW; 92032 EUROPORTE livery;
3588 4-VEP in NSE and D1056 WESTERN SULTAN .

UNFORTUNATELY ....
I have had to return the 4-VEP and the WESTERN for refunds
due to the continual derailing of these models.
I think my track laying skills were average when I started to build the layout
some five years ago.
Today's models (dare I say it) are TOO detailed.  The motor qualities are excellent but perhaps the running tolerances are too tight.
I certainly am not going to rip up my track and start again, so if it doesn't run on my track
as it is, it's going back!
Today's models are far too expensive to just leave in their boxes
without them being able to run all over my layout!!
A shame but a fact. 
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24 - 12 - 12.

 My Latest Acquisitions

from Bachmann are (32-980)

66731 in GBRf EUROPORTE Livery.

Hauling a rake of Bachmann (38-201A)

CASTLE CEMENT TANKS.

 Some of my purchases of 2012 are pictured below

A video of all of my 2012 acquisitions is available HERE

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