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  1. SRman

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    Bulleid 10202 has arrived from Kernow Model Railway Centre at Newton Broadway, and after a suitable running-in spell on DC on the rollers, has had a Zimo MX638D decoder installed. I noted that on analogue DC, it gave a little lurch each time the controller was turned on, before accelerating smoothly from zero again. This occurred in both directions. With the Zimo decoder installed, it behaves perfectly. I programmed my usual settings into CVs 3 and 4 (values of 25 and 18, respectively).

    I like the differences on the roofs between 10201 and 10202, with the exhaust ports and roof hatches exhibiting the main ones.

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    The different roof treatments: 10201 has the four small round ports, 10202 has the strips, and also the hatches between the ports divided along the middle.

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    I have to find that missing buffer from 10201 too.
     
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    Experimental printed concrete wall texture from Scalescenes on the Underground branch line, to replace the 'temporary' Hornby Skaledale brick walling. The shape of the top of the wall needs trimming, but I think I like the effect overall. At present, the printed paper walling has been stuck to some card and is just leaning in place - the slightest gust of wind will bring it crashing down on the train!

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    Gary Will the real Gary please stand up... Staff Member Administrator

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    To me the concrete wall looks a tad red, well pinkish red. I have printed this same wall previously and on my printer it comes out closer to a grey-brown.

    Have you considered using the Sydney Gardens Retaining Wall down load from Scalescenes ??

    Cheers, Gary.
     
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    Hi Gary. The Sydney Gardens one would be ideal, and it was actually available in one of the magazines in the last year or two - I think it may have been Model Rail. Once I find that issue I'll photocopy the textures to use.

    You are correct about the pinkish tinge. That's because the magenta toner on my laser printer is leaking slightly. This was a trial print anyway, so I will be fixing that before I do the final walls.
     
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    Gary, I sent my Scalescenes files to myself at school and used the Library's colour copier to print the concrete textures and the Sydney Gardens walling, which I had actually downloaded some time ago. I'll be using them in the near future, so will post further pictures then.


    Now for something completely different: Southern Electric contrasts:

    Late 1960s plain (read 'dull') BR blue adorns 4 CEP unit 7119 as it passes by. It wasn't long before these main line units were painted in BR's blue and grey. This is a Bachmann model, limited edition from TMC, and is fitted with a Lenz Silver+ 21 decoder.



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    Still in the late 1960s, the same 4 CEP passes the same location, this time with an MLV, 68004, trailing, also in plain BR blue. These units also quickly gained blue and grey. The MLV is also a Bachmann model fitted with a Lenz Silver+ 21 decoder.



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    Zipping forwards in time, a recent colourful livery on a class 73/2 electro-diesel was this Southern green and white applied to 'Thunderbird' 73 202. This is a recent Dapol model, and has been fitted with one of their own Imperium decoders. The lighting works as it should on this model, unlike previous Dapol 73s. F0 turns the directional high-intensity headlights, F1 and F2 are the headcodes at each end, and F3 and F4 are the cab lights at each end. To get this latter working properly on DCC, I had to move the 3-position switch on the PCB to the centre position.

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    More Southern Electrics from me.

    These are all 4 CEP (class 411) units illustrating the transition of liveries from the mid to late 1960s onwards.

    Green unit 7126 with small yellow warning panels is seen with blue and grey unit 7113.

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    Later on, 7113 is seen in multiple with plain blue unit 7119 with full yellow ends.

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    Other intermediate liveries (not modelled here) included green units with full yellow ends, and plain blue units with small yellow panels. All of these liveries could be seen together in mixed formations of up to 12 cars (3 x 4 CEP, or 2 x 4 CEP and 1 x 4 BEP - the Buffet units have not yet been released by Bachmann but are on the way). They could also have one or two Motor Luggage Vans in green, blue or blue and grey attached. Also around 1968 or so there were some converted standard BG (Full Brakes) in blue and grey as TLVs (Trailer Luggage Vans) that could be sandwiched between an MLV and a CEP or BEP unit; these saved on having all the extra traction motors and current consumption, but made shunting them in and out awkward as they had no driving controls.
     
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    Some more Southern Electrics, this time looking at Motor Luggage Vans (MLVs) of class 419. I have six of these in various liveries, representing five out of the 10 members of this class - one unit is represented twice, in early and late liveries. As you can see, for a small class of unit, they have been in many different liveries over their long lives, something ideal for a model manufacturer to take advantage of.


    The earliest livery I have is 68006 in Southern Region green with small yellow panels, from the mid-1960s. Originally they would not have had the yellow when they first went into service in 1959.

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    Next is blue and grey 68009, with slightly earlier 68004 in plain blue behind.

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    Then we get to more modern liveries, although the blue and grey lasted for over 20 years: 68008, as unit 9008, is in the fairly short-lived London & South East 'jaffa cake' livery.

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    Another short-lived livery was the Royal Mail red applied to a couple of MLVs, with 68004/9004 (again) showing this livery. It was soon realised that this livery made them attractive targets for thieves, so those so treated were repainted quickly into NSE livery.

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    Which brings us to 68002/9002 in Network South East livery.

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    They were originally used with 4 CEPs and 4 BEPs on London to Dover trains to cope with passenger luggege for the ferry and cruise ships serving Dover. As such, the earlier liveries can be run in model form with Bachmann's 4 CEP units, or even Hornby's 4 VEP units, but as there are no models of refurbished 4 CEPs, the later liveries have to be run on their own or in pairs (which did happen quite regularly in their later years).

    The MLVs were versatile in that they could run for short stretches off the electrified third rail, using on-board batteries. They also had both vacuum and air brakes, and could convert braking systems if sandwiched between stock with the different brake types, as well as being able to multiple with the EMU stock with the standard SR electro-pneumatic brakes.
     
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    I received a 'ghost sign' transfer for Lipton's Tea from Scale Model Scenery yesterday, and couldn't wait to apply it seeing as I had a spot already planned for it. Here's the result, on a Hornby Skaledale terrace house building. The instructions say these stick-on transfers are designed for card models, but I had no problems applying it to the resin building.

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