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by vespa
Tue Nov 10, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: My Hattons account
Replies: 14
Views: 756

Re: My Hattons account

I hate the new site they have concocted and I have told them so. No reply! The worst site to navigate is Fox Transfers. That is unfathomable for me but there again I don't have a degree in cyber science.
by vespa
Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: OO 4mm/ft, EM & S4/P4
Topic: Breakdown trains and their rolling stock
Replies: 14
Views: 1413

Re: Breakdown trains and their rolling stock

Thank you for your comments WTD. I decided to get some spraying done after all. What a mess. I cleaned off the surfaces with washing up liquid as usual and thoroughly washed them with cold water and off I went into the garage. The black spray I used for the roofs was superb. The red was a disaster a...
by vespa
Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: OO 4mm/ft, EM & S4/P4
Topic: Breakdown trains and their rolling stock
Replies: 14
Views: 1413

Re: Breakdown trains and their rolling stock

Unfortunately this project has been delayed due to illness that I seem unable to shake off at present. There has been a bit of movement in the fact that I have bought the paint and 3 seperate sets of transfers. The coach roof has had the vents fitted and the windows masked up so that some will be sp...
by vespa
Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Announcements & Notices
Topic: Lidl offers 15th Oct 2020
Replies: 18
Views: 2104

Re: Lidl offers 15th Oct 2020

I wanted the little clamp on vice but our store didn't have them.
by vespa
Fri Oct 16, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: OO 4mm/ft, EM & S4/P4
Topic: Breakdown trains and their rolling stock
Replies: 14
Views: 1413

Re: Breakdown trains and their rolling stock

I will have a look for the Hyundai I10 on car parks, as well. I agree that the screen can be different. I photographed the crane off my computer and it really changed shade. I will have a look at the tin of paint as well as Hycote usually put the paint colour in the tin on the lid. I am glad you thi...
by vespa
Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: OO 4mm/ft, EM & S4/P4
Topic: Breakdown trains and their rolling stock
Replies: 14
Views: 1413

Re: Breakdown trains and their rolling stock

I have been spending time on this project today and sourced a Dapol Ex LMS corridor Brake kit. The reason I chose this is because it was cheap £15 inc p&p and the fact that it is already in bits, so spraying will be easier than ruining a more expensive model. Yes, I could have something more detaile...
by vespa
Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: OO 4mm/ft, EM & S4/P4
Topic: Breakdown trains and their rolling stock
Replies: 14
Views: 1413

Re: Breakdown trains and their rolling stock

Thank you LC&DR. Great information and now I can get a fish van and spray it red. I was going to do the Banana van black but I think that can be red as well from your info. I was also looking at a red 6wheel milk tank as in the photo as I had seen a similar photo. There was a flat box section just u...
by vespa
Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: OO 4mm/ft, EM & S4/P4
Topic: Breakdown trains and their rolling stock
Replies: 14
Views: 1413

Re: Breakdown trains and their rolling stock

Thank you Brian. I spent all day yesterday perusing photos and text and the Breakdown Crane Association. I hope my efforts will be OK if not 100% accurate with numbering. Looking into this subject is a bit difficult as the best book about them is out of print and only availbe for collection on Mars....
by vespa
Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Product Review
Topic: Hattons class 66
Replies: 3
Views: 1890

Re: Hattons class 66

There seems to be a lot of these hitting Hattons secondhand section (possibly returns)
by vespa
Wed Oct 14, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: OO 4mm/ft, EM & S4/P4
Topic: Breakdown trains and their rolling stock
Replies: 14
Views: 1413

Re: Breakdown trains and their rolling stock

From the lack of replies I assume that this is an area of limited knowledge. I have been through all sorts of websites inc Paul Bartlett's superb selection of photos. I got some ideas from there and I can get hold of Railtec transfers to make up some of my own stock. I have ordered the Bachmann cran...