A trap dug...a corner painted and mine laid...

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  1. Peter K

    Peter K Full Member

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    As the title suggests, I seems to have made my own life rather difficult. Having yesterday gone to the Woking exhibition, I picked up a Mk1 SLSTP sleeper like new for £21. The catch being that, whilst trying to figure out its uses, I have got the 'wrong' sort of sleeper. Not quite realising that there were 1st class and 2nd class sleepers (instead thinking that they were a supplementary upgrade on a 1st class service), I got a 2nd class Mk1, needing, in fact, a 1st class one.

    So, here's are the issues:

    I have accidentally limited myself to the months-long window between the withdrawal of the Fowler 4F and the introduction of the Inter-City brand.
    I have purchased the wrong type of Mk1 sleeper

    Would anyone have any suggestions for remedying this considering that I am A) sub-par with using transfers and other delicate jobs and B) unlikely to find too many prototype photos?

    P.S. Please move to a different category if necessary.
     
  2. SMR CHRIS

    SMR CHRIS Staff Member Moderator

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    Hi Peter
    Unfortunately I’m not up on all the sleeper combinations that ran

    The best solution I can think of is find another Sleeper in the 1st class variant, then you can provide a first and second class service.

    if you don’t need the 2nd class sleeper or the particular train your modelling didn’t have second class accomodation, as you got it at a good price you may be able to onsell without loosing much on the deal.
     
  3. Jim Freight

    Jim Freight Full Member

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    Simple, sell the 2nd and buy a 1st.
    It would be hard work to match the manufactured finish by converting the 2nd yourself and it may cost more than what you would lose selling the 2nd.
    Just have to put it down to experience, I've got that tee shirt.
    Jim
     
  4. paul_l

    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    As you said you got it for a good price, if you can live with the error, then use as is until you can source the correct version, and then sell it on. In the mean time if anyone has an issue, you're running a last minute replacement due to an engineering issue with the allocated 1st. :thumbup:

    Paul
     
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  5. Peter K

    Peter K Full Member

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    Thanks for all the advice. Probably will follow Paul's advice as there was just the one sleeper car in the whole of Woking Exhibition to probably something like a 1/10000 chance of finding one, and I'm not particularly keen on going to ebay. Thanks
     

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