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by GWR_fan
Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:22 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: BR blue popularity
Replies: 11
Views: 127

Re: BR blue popularity

I was thinking along those lines that the ex-pats that migrated back in the 40's, 50's and 60's would not have known the blue period.
by GWR_fan
Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: BR blue popularity
Replies: 11
Views: 127

Re: BR blue popularity

It was obviously an exciting era and yet little to no interest downunder. My favourite livery is the large logo BR blue.
by GWR_fan
Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: West Bay Bridport - Club Layout
Replies: 27
Views: 713

Re: West Bay Bridport - Club Layout

Another reason that I will not purchase a model from Dave. I wanted a good "14XX" but coming from the DJM stable I crossed it off the list. The Austerity J94 which is another I would have liked a couple of also has issues so it too is not on my list.
by GWR_fan
Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: BR blue popularity
Replies: 11
Views: 127

BR blue popularity

Once again I decided to sell off some BR blue parcel vans and modern image freight rolling stock on eBay. As per the last time I tried this about a year ago there is no interest downunder in such stock. These are all basically unused as new condition and less than half retail and yet not one watcher...
by GWR_fan
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Southern malachite coach livery
Replies: 2
Views: 50

Re: Southern malachite coach livery

Jim, I have a few Maunsells in "SR" livery that are similar tone to the coach linked to however, the Hornby SR colour seems at odds with the Hornby Maunsell/Collett malachite and the Schools class loco from Hornby and the Bachmann N class and Bullieds in malachite livery. The Hornby SR col...
by GWR_fan
Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Southern malachite coach livery
Replies: 2
Views: 50

Southern malachite coach livery

Apart from the Maunsell/Colletts and the incorrect Bachmann Bullieds (wrong timeframe 15" droplights) from a recently released train pack, has any manufacturer released coaches in Malachite livery, please? As malachite was introduced in the late 1930's, it is odd that the livery is lacking in R...
by GWR_fan
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Model Railway Shop
Topic: Hattons new Website Oh Dear.....
Replies: 11
Views: 237

Re: Hattons new Website Oh Dear.....

The new site is OK for me although it has finally been programmed to attract the 10% GST applicable to Australian purchasers. The Rails website menu selection is a disaster and I have not purchased anything from that store since they introduced it and highly doubt that I ever will.
by GWR_fan
Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Preowned windfalls
Replies: 77
Views: 5397

Re: Preowned windfalls

I really cannot work out the store's pricing policy on pre-owned goods. Today I received three off Bachmann #37-027 five plank steel floor wagons. These were priced at GBP5.00 each. At the same time as these were listed there was the same part number listed, two off at GBP12.00 each. Both of the lis...
by GWR_fan
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: For Aussie members - Hattons and GST
Replies: 3
Views: 50

Re: For Aussie members - Hattons and GST

Apparently, I will need to multi-meter the wiring on my GWR #31-129 as the first batch from around 2011/12 were delivered with the track and motor terminals interchanged on the tender pcb. Bachmann issued a recall for those intending to DCC their models to correct the faulty wiring. The second batch...
by GWR_fan
Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: For Aussie members - Hattons and GST
Replies: 3
Views: 50

For Aussie members - Hattons and GST

This is for information of Australian forum members and not intended to be political. The new version of the Hattons website incorporates payment of GST on all orders when using the new basket on the site. Up until now we have not been charged GST on purchases although technically we should have bee...
by GWR_fan
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann "Junior" locomotives
Replies: 7
Views: 86

Re: Bachmann "Junior" locomotives

Many thanks
by GWR_fan
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann "Junior" locomotives
Replies: 7
Views: 86

Re: Bachmann "Junior" locomotives

Many thanks.
by GWR_fan
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann "Junior" locomotives
Replies: 7
Views: 86

Re: Bachmann "Junior" locomotives

Bigmet,
I have seen a few conversions where the modeller does invest a lot of time and energy but inevitably the heritage shape is still evident so other than perhaps opening up the blanked off windows I may leave as is.
by GWR_fan
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann "Junior" locomotives
Replies: 7
Views: 86

Bachmann "Junior" locomotives

I have "Stuart" (based on Thomas) and "Greg" (based on Percy) and while basic toys I do like them and they are DCC fitted. A well known eBay store related to a Sheffield dealer had two Junior locomotives on offer in a single listing, described as poor runners. Both are DCC fitted...

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