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    I have added the detailing bits to the Brighton Atlantic, 32424 Beachy Head. It is still too clean at present, but I'll deal with that another time. The model comes with etched brass nameplates, but I haven't fitted those yet - the printed ones are so good, I defy anyone to tell the difference at normal viewing distances.

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    One more arrived today: Bachmann LBSCR H1 Atlantic 39 La France has been tested and run on DC then had a Zimo MX638D decoder fitted. She runs beautifully both with and without the decoder, but has not yet had any of the supplied extra detailing bits added. She is seen here posed with H2 Atlantic 32424 Beachy Head and Bulleid 1Co-Co1 diesel-electric 10203 (both from the previous post).

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    What a gorgeous loco! These pre grouping models are something else. Seem to be southern favoured by manufacturers though.

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    The first of the Bachmann early FGA/FFA container wagons arrived from Kernow Models yesterday. I spent a while adding some (but not all) of the bogie cover plates and all of the locking/locating pegs. They could do with some weathering, but otherwise are near perfect. I started with a set of outer FGA and one only of the inner FFA wagons, with a view to adding to more inners later. I really want more of the Freightliner 20' containers, and am prepared to wait until Bachmann offer more variations and combinations of these wagons.

    Note the wooden wedges I have inserted under the lifting section of the upper level fiddle yard behind the wagons; they make it easier for me to access the section when wanting to lift it repeatedly while doing work on the underside (tidying and adding wiring).

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    Just a couple of posed shots today of a couple of my models that haven't been photographed in proper scenic surroundings before, or only on the old layout.

    First up is D0260 Lion, an unmodified Heljan model fitted with a Soundtraxx Econami UK diesel decoder, using the class 47 sounds with horns from one of the other diesels (definitely not the 47 'spoon' sounds!). This is probably as close to a white Christmas as I'll get this year - 34 degrees C predicted for today, Christmas Eve, here in Melbourne!

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    The Swindon class 120 DMMU was built many years ago from a Lima class 117 with Craftsman brass sides and ends. It is numbered as a Cardiff-based unit, which did work onto BR(S) metals, at the very least, to Weymouth. In more recent years, I replaced the Lima chassis on the DMBS coach with a newer Hornby class 121 DCC-ready chassis, which only needed minor hacking at the trailing end to get it to clip neatly into the existing shell.

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    I just had one of those really productive days on the layout. I have done my back in again doing all this but I can say I had several successes today.

    On the layout side itself, I have had the lifting flap up for weeks waiting for my back to be good enough to put a prop in and add wooden strips to hold the wiring away from the underground trains beneath - the duct tape was always intended to be temporary, but I think the warm (in the 30s, Centigrade) and somewhat humid days recently have accelerated the downfall of the tape. The prop consists of a length of 2"x1" timber on a hinge, together with a strip of MDF on the baseboard; the prop is hinged on the underside of the lifting section, and simply pushes against the back of the retaining wall and that bit of mdf on the bottom. The retaining wall is a fairly solid piece of 4"x1" timber screwed and glued to the baseboard, with cosmetic stone walling and arches on the front. When not engaged, the prop just hangs down through the open section of framing directly beneath it.

    The underground trains have had their first good long run for some months, and worked perfectly.

    Not directly related to the layout itself, but to do with DCC sound locomotives, I have been trying to reprogram the Soundtraxx Econami UK decoders I fitted into three diesels (D0260 Lion, 10000 and 10001) to bring them more into line with British sound decoder norms. By default, they are set to use F8 to mute the sound, whereas British sound decoders almost universally use F1, which Soundtraxx use for one of the single-tone horn sounds. They also use F2 and F3 for the other horn sounds, with F2 giving the alternative single-tone, and F3 giving the dual tones. That's inconvenient because I wanted to keep the single-tones together (i.e. on F2 and F3), so the dual tone had to move as well, but I didn't want it to go to F8, vacated by the mute function.

    Now all of this should have been made easy using JMRI Decoder Pro on a computer talking to the NCE Power Pro command station, right? Wrong!! There is a bug in the Power Pro when talking to the Econami decoders on the programming track, and Decoder Pro 'knows' about this, so refuses to execute certain changes, like reassigning the mute function from F8 to F1. OK, so I scratch my head a bit then remember I have a USB interface for the Power Cab, which I use as a stand-alone unit for the programming track too (selectable through a rotary multi-pole switch). The Power Cab doesn't have the programming bug.

    Next problem: the USB interface is recognised but refusing to 'talk' to the JMRI program. I tried and tried a few days ago, but gave up. So, when I tried it again today, it worked perfectly. All those functions I mentioned a\have been reassigned successfully. F1 now turns on or mutes the sound, F2 plays one tone, F3 plays the other tone, and F4 plays the two-tone horns (F3 and F4 are academic on 10000 and 10001, since they only had single tone horns anyway, but they are now standardised for ease of use).

    On the layout, having closed the lifting section, I have been able to shunt the trains off the running lines back into the fiddle yard, so I could run trains on the upper level again. The first one to get a good run was a newly assembled train with H1 Atlantic 39 and six Hornby Pullman cars, which it romped away with.

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    I have been posing small collections of my locomotives on the programming/scenic track for my records and insurance purposes (I also keep a spreadsheet). I have generally been going for themes that link the groups together. This first group is of BR's prototype and experimental main line diesels. I have repeated Lion here, as it really belongs in this group.

    Bachmann Ivatt 10000 in green, which will eventually be repainted into black with silver roof, bogies and lining. At least in this form it has the extra lamp irons and marker lights fitted for its stint on the Southern Region.

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    Bachmann Ivatt 10001, with livery modifications and extra marker lights and lamp irons added to represent it as it was on the SR.

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    Kernow Model Rail Centre (KMRC) Bulleid 10201.

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    Silver Fox with Bachmann class 40 mech Bulleid 10203.

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    Bachmann/NRM DP1 Deltic.

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    Heljan DP2.

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    Heljan D0260 Lion.

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    Heljan D0280 Falcon.

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    Heljan Hawker-Siddeley HS4000 Kestrel.

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    Continuing with the themes, the next group are BRCW type 2 and 3 locos, mostly class 33 with a class 26 interloper. All are Heljan products. The earlier releases of class 33/0 had a roof profile that was too flat, but I took a leaf from a friend by modifying the shape of the cab roofs, thus fooling the eye a bit. The class 33/1 and 33/2 models that followed seem to have managed the correct roof profiles for each type, while Heljan eventually relented and release a new batch of class 33/0 models with corrected roof profile.

    First up is plain green type 3 D6585 (later class 33/0), with later pattern modified exhaust - some sources have suggested this loco may have been built with this style of exhaust. this is one of the locos on which I modified the cab roof shape.

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    Next is another 33/0, this time with earlier, as-built exhaust. D6570 in green with full yellow ends has the coach stock crest, and is one of the later, corrected models from Heljan.

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    D6520 is a 33/1 'bagpipes' example in blue with full yellow ends.

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    D6547 is a 33/0 in blue with full yellow ends. This one has the modified cab roof profile and ended up as a complete repaint and renumber job.

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    6591 in blue with full yellow ends and minus the 'D' prefix was one if the final batch built to the narrower Hastings line loading gauge, to become class 33/2. They were only around 8' 2" wide.

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    Now we get to the TOPS era, with class 33/1 33 117 in blue with full yellow ends.

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    Moving on to sectorisation, 33/1 33 108 is in the civil engineer's 'Dutch' livery.

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    Looking almost identical, but with considerably less power on tap, class 26/1 26 038 is in engineer's 'Dutch' livery too.

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    And moving on to privatisation, we see the only class 33 painted into EWS livery, 33 030. This model also has the modified cab roof profile.

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    For my third theme, here are some steam locomotives from the Southern Railway or its predecessors, not in any particular order. a couple of these pics have been posted before in other topics.

    First up is ex-SECR C class 0-6-0 as BR 31086 (a Bachmann model).

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    Next, a pair of 700 class 0-6-0s from Hornby. 30693 and 30315 head a van train through the countryside.

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    Bachmann's LBSCR H1 Atlantic 4-4-2 39, La France, heads a diverted Pullman train.

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    In BR days we see ex-LBSC H2 Atlantic 32424 Beachy Head on a local passenger working (Bachmann).

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    A Schools class V 4-4-0, 30924 Haileybury passes by. This is the newer Hornby model.

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    Feltham based ex-LSWR 4-8-0T heavy tank loco 30495 of class G16 passes with a transfer freight. This is a Golden Arrow Productions resin kit with a modified Hornby Stanier 2-8-0 chassis.

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    Ex-LBSC E4 0-6-2T 32500 heads a van train. This is a Bachmann model.

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    Southern Railway Bulleid Merchant Navy 4-6-2 Pacific 21C3 Royal Mail thunders by in its original, as-built form. (Hornby).

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    In later form, and as built by British Railways, one of the last batch of Merchant Navy locomotives, 35023 Holland Afrika Line, passes on a passenger working. (Hornby).

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    And lastly for this group, the elegant yet simple Maunsell S15 4-6-0 classified as heavy freight locomotives, although these were actually just as much at home on passenger duties. (Hornby model).

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    I haven't decided the next theme yet, but it could be something like class 73 electro-diesels,or western diesel-hydraulics ... maybe!
     
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    More photos of my locomotives, this time Western Region diesel hydraulics.

    In class numerical order, they are:

    A class 14 'Teddy Bear' 0-6-0 in weathered green. The model was commissioned by Hatton's from Heljan. It is seen facing both ways, with short and long bonnets leading, in turn.

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    Two class 22 'Baby Warships' in BR green with small yellow panels. D6356 is a Silver Fox resin body on a Bachmann class 20 chassis. I weathered this one to match D6315, which was a Kernow Model Rail Centre limited edition of the Dapol model. D6356 represents a locomotive built with the four-character headcode boxes, whereas D6315 was originally built with folding headcode discs, and modified later to the headcode boxes.

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    Three class 35 'Hymeks': the green D7039 with small yellow panels is a Heljan model; the fictitious maroon livery on D7013 is on a double-motored pre-ringfield Triang model, detailed up a bit as a might-have-been; and the blue D7007 with small yellow panels is another Heljan model, with a few extra details (which I cannot take credit for). I will have to renumber D7007 because that particular locomotive didn't get the white window surrounds.

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    A class 42 'Warship, D829 Magpie in BR maroon. I photographed it with the headcode lighting on, but it looks better with the lights off until I remember to dim them with some CV changes. This is a Bachmann model.

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    Two class 52 'Western' diesels complete this set. D1007 Western Talisman is in maroon with small yellow panels, and is a detailed and slightly modified Heljan model, while blue D1030 Western Musketeer is another Kernow Model Rail Centre Limited Edition, with small yellow panels and professional weathering. Western Talisman only had a short life due to a major accident in 1973 that wrote her off.

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    Continuing with my records of stock I have, this time the theme is Southern Region HA (class 71) straight electrics and JA/JB (class 73) electro-diesels.

    For those unfamiliar with the Southern Region (ex-Southern Railway) system, they use a third rail electrification at nominally 750V DC (it has varied in the past and can go up to 850V DC in certain places). There were two straight electric Co-Co locos in Southern Railway days, added to in BR days with one more (BR 20001 - 3), which had 'booster' sets on board - a large flywheel which turned a generator to allow the locos to clear gaps in the third rail system at crossovers and the like. BR built a new class of Bo-Bo electrics at Doncaster (of all places!) which had one 'booster' set on board, compared to two on the earlier locos, but delivered a lot more power at the rail. These 20 locomotives became class 71 (with 10 of them being converted later to the unsuccessful electro-diesels of class 74). They were also equipped with pantographs for use at slow speed in certain yards with tramway-style overhead (safer for the men on the ground!).

    These two models are both from DJ Models:

    E5004 is in the earlier BR(S) green with red and white lining.

    E5003 is in a later, slightly darker green with no lining but small yellow warning panels.

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    The electro-diesels were far more versatile, with an initial batch of six built at Eastleigh proving such a success that a second batch was ordered from English Electric to a slightly improved design. They were able to operate as straight electrics on the third rail, and operate in multiple with BR(S) EP type multiple units using the high level jumpers and air pipes. They were also able to operate at reduced power (600hp) as diesel electrics, with blue star multiple connections meaning they could operate in multiple with a good many other BR diesel classes. They were built to the Hastings line loading gauge, which meant they were able to go just about anywhere on the system. Some are still operating to this day. My collection of 12 operating locomotives cover a variety of liveries from the first early 1960s examples in green, to very recent ones with private operators. All but three are currently on Hornby chassis - one still has its original Lima chassis but with a ModelTorque motor fitted, the remaining two are Dapol's newer models. Excepting the Dapol examples, the bodies have come from Lima and Hornby, and I have several spare bodies with further liveries I can swap onto the chassis if I wish. They are shown in roughly chronological order of their liveries. Etched name plates and shields/crests are fitted where appropriate.

    E6003 in BR(S) green with grey band is a Hornby RailRoad model that has only just joined the collection. The previous owner has fitted many brass extras - pipes, oval buffers, and etched footsteps (one missing). I have not, as yet, fitted the extra jumper cables that JA (later class 73/0) locos had.

    E6002 is also in BR(S) green with grey band and the addition of small yellow warning panels. This was a Lima body I detailed and repainted completely. Note the extra jumper below the drivers windscreen. When new, E6001 - 3 had oval buffers, something neither Lima nor Hornby ever modelled on these.

    E6007 was the first of the second batch, becoming class JB (later class 73/1). These were delivered in a very early rendition of BR blue, but with small yellow panels and grey roofs and lower bands, which looked quite attractive. This is a Dapol model, which came with electrical problems designed in and is very definitely not an accurate shade of blue. The yellow warning panel was also too pale and the wrong shape.

    E6012 is another early blue example, with a far more accurate rendition of the blue and the yellow warning panel. This one is a Lima body on a Hornby chassis.

    E6039 shows an intermediate BR blue livery, with grey roof and full yellow ends. Lima body on Hornby chassis.

    73 142 Broadlands shows the next phase of BR blue, the Large Logo Blue (LLB), with wrap-around yellow ends, grey roof and large BR 'arrows' and numbers. This was a celebrity locomotive used for royal train duties. The body is Lima (one of the very first 73s I bought), with a Lima/ModelTorque chassis.

    73 125 Stewarts Lane 1860 - 1985 shows the next phase in BRs liveries, with the 'Intercity executive' livery initially only applied to Gatwick Express services on the Southern Region. This is another Lima body on a Hornby chassis.

    73 004 The Bluebell Railway shows off a Network South East one-off livery applied to only this locomotive, although 73 005 carried another variation on NSE blue. The name was later transferred to 73 133. This is a modified Lima body on a Hornby chassis.

    A few 73/1 locos went into 'proper' NSE livery, with 73 129 City of Winchester being one such example. This one is a complete Hornby model.

    Contemporary 73 108 went into the Engineers Department's so called 'Dutch' livery. Another complete Hornby model.

    73 235 represents a variation on class 73/1, becoming class 73/2. These were originally maintained for 90 mph use on Gatwick Express duties, with the diesel engines not being maintained as these duties were purely electric in nature. The livery is South West Trains' 'Thunderbird' livery, intended as rescue locomotives for failed EMU stock. This is a purely Hornby model.

    73 141 Charlotte in First GBRf colours represents the newest livery I have in this collection. this is a Dapol model with exactly the same built-in electrical issues as E6007, but at least the livery looks correct.

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    At some point I'll want to get a pictorial record of the various multiple units I own, so will have to do a bit more scenery on the main layout running tracks to achieve sufficient space to fit complete units in without distracting and extraneous background objects intruding, or incomplete, unpainted boards. I am working slowly towards this idea.
     
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    Jesus ..... what a fantastic collection. I can understand the insurance. Lovely to see such an array of locomotives. I did used to have a rather hefty collection of OO scale myself but they have now gone. Sold.... not stolen thankfully. My favourites ....... The baby warships. :thumbs:

    Cheers

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    With a view to creating a longer photographic scene to suit multiple units with up to five cars, I started doing some dry ballasting on a section of the upper level. I haven't painted the rails, but with the right framing, I should be able to capture the trains without making the unfinished bits too obvious. This is by no means finished, but its as much as I could manage before both my back and the heat in the train room got to me (we do have air-con in our sitting room, but the train room door has to remain closed because of the two destructo-cats we have).

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    After a little more scenic work and some glue (still wet here), a test shot with my Bratchell kit of a class 319 EMU, 319 174. I am going to have to paint the rails for this angle as they do show up rather more than I had expected. I will continue with a little more work before I can use this properly for recording the various EMUs and DMUs, but it is promising, and does allow me to hide all the unfinished areas behind.

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    Another test shot, this time with the addition of some fencing. The fences are still being added to and are unpainted at present. I feared they may steal the auto-focus on the camera, and looking at this photo, that may well be true. I may have to resort to combining two shots with the focus manually shifted.

    Anyway, this shows LT ex-Metropolitan Railway Bo-Bo electric locomotive No. 8, Sherlock Holmes, hauling the rake of five Graham Farish coaches representing Dreadnoughts.

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    A little more work on fences. A lick of paint, all-over grey first (first pic), then some steel colour on the railings makes it look a bit more convincing. This is actually the Ratio 423 GWR fencing but with the nylon 'wire' replaced with .020" plastic micro-rod substituted to represent steel tubing. It is a little bit of a compromise in that the tubes should go through holes in the posts, but I couldn't see me drilling all those holes on the plastic posts.

    The Peco flexible field fencing on the right also had a quick and light spray over with grey primer.

    No. 8, Sherlock Holmes is seen once again, followed by 5 BEL unit 3052.

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    After playing around with fences and a few hedges, I have returned to this setting at present. I had some lovely rough hedging that looked absolutely great in the corner of the foreground field, but it obscured the trains and the car. Since I intended this scene to be a photographic backdrop, that just didn't make the cut. I have added the row of poplars in the background, and removed the upturned tree.

    Anyway, here are a couple of my London Transport EMUs, a little out of their normal environment.

    First up, two photos of a 5-car train of 1938 CO/CP Stock (1 x 2-car unit, 1 x 3-car unit), as it would have appeared in the 1960s. These are all built from Harrow Model Shop/Radley white metal kits, so are very heavy, and require two Black Beetle motor bogies.

    The other two photos show a mixed 5-car train of Q Stock, with cars of 1923, 1938, 1927 and 1931 stocks. These are all resin kits from a couple of different sources, but, again, have two Black Beetles in one of the 1923 DM cars powering the set.

    Both trains are intended to be expanded to six cars at some time in the future.

    The cars are from the TPM CarKit4 range, combining resin body shells and white metal chassis and fittings, with a few etched components as well. One is a Hillman Hunter (mark 1) and the other is a Humber Sceptre, built with optional parts in the same kit. They also had parts for a Hillman Hunter Mk 2.

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    A mixed selection of multiple units, of both electric and diesel types.

    Continuing the London Transport ones first, the first photos are of 1920 F Stock. This is a 4-car unit still under construction but able to run. The centre cars are unglazed and the bodies are quite loose on their underframes. Once again, two Black Beetle motor bogies power this unit, and I have plans to add one more car. The kits were from Harrow Model Shop, but one of the DM cars hasa Radley resin body.

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    Now to the main line types. First up are ex-Southern Railway units running in the late 1960s or early '70s condition, with a 2 BIL in green with full yellow ends leading a blue 2 HAL and another HAL in green with full yellow ends.

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    From the same period, but much more recently built, a 4 VEP in plain BR blue with small yellow ends. This model pre-dates the Hornby units by several decades, and is, in fact, four Lima restaurant cars with MJT brass sides and white metal driving ends.

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    Moving on to the mid- to late 1980s, a class 455/8 unit passes in Network South East livery. This was built from a Bratchell Models kit and motorised with a Replica Railways chassis.

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    Also from the same period is a Network South East class 456, built from a Bratchell kit, but unmotorised (it works with the class 455 normally).

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    And finally, moving into the privatisation era, a visitor to the Southern metals in the form of four class 153 single-car units. Only the black one has not had its livery modified,with the blue and pink units having Electra Railway Graphics vinyl overlays, and the Regional Railways one having been second-hand with some poorly painted additions in some areas, so it had some livery touch-ups and fixes.

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    Moving on, some more of my London Transport/London Underground Limited multiple units.

    The first two photos show a pristine EFE 4-car set of 1938 stock in original livery with cream window pillars. This set is, as yet, unmotorised.

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    Next, another EFE 1938 set, but one I have tinkered with the livery - no cream window pillars as in their later days, representing the 1960s - and with a Black Beetle motor bogie fitted. The Black Beetle struggles with the four cars (including itself), but I have some MetroModels pin-point bogies to fit, which should reduce the considerable drag created by the existing bogies.

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    I also have a 4-car silver set of tube stock (1959/62 stock) from EFE, which does have a motorised chassis fitted but this still needs work and doesn't sit correctly on the track. I have taken photos of it as a 3-car set with no motor.

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    Bringing us right up to date is a 6-car set of S Stock from the London Transport Museum/Bachmann. The interior lights are wired directly to the wheel pickups so remain permanently on as long as there is track power. I forgot to turn on the headlights for the photos.

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    Newton Broadway seems to have fallen through a worm hole and ended up in the Sydney (Australia) area, sometime in the late 1970s or early 1980s, at a guess!

    Interurban V set V4 in original 'blue goose' livery passes one of the first batch of Mercedes 0305 buses in original livery. The V sets were built in batches over nearly 20 years, with the first sets, to a slightly different pattern, entering service in 1970, while the last build went into service in 1989. Early ones have been withdrawn, but quite a few of the later ones are still in service. The model is from Auscision, and was a little bit of an extravagance on my part (tax refund!).

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