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  1. I felt this year that I didn’t have to rush to get round everything this year. The thinner numbers did help, especially in some of the trade stands, though it is amazing the number who can’t follow a one way system… Didn’t have a chance to go round the competition bit though sadly and was disappointed that Eduard and AZ weren’t there, though it was good to see Dora Wings’ new runners. Some traders don’t have a web presence to speak of so they did have some good deals. Picked up some Matchbox bargains that go for eye watering prices on eBay and some tools as well. All in all an enjoyable day!
  2. We’ve a few in Oxfordshire they could try...
  3. Look great! I've virtually the same line up to finish, but am struggling with the undercarriage. Any hints!?
  4. You’d have thought they’d have done something about the injector marks and flash and cleaned the Mold up a little...
  5. Although Spitfire's and Hurricanes were (in)famously fitted with the Vokes tropical filter, I can't find anything about other Merlin powered aircraft receiving the same. Was this down to improvements in the normal filters or are there pictures of Mossies and Lancasters sporting a big chin on their engines?
  6. I may be wrong, but I seem to remember the outside cable runs (or called something like that ) need extending or removing as the Sword T4 shares its’ body with their T5. I believe it was highlighted in an edition of SAM, but no doubt a real Lightning officienado can tell you better than me!
  7. Probably too late for you, and not sure where in the world you are, but there’s an article in the June edition of “Aeroplane” that talks about the RAF getting the F-117 (twice!) and mentions the naval version albeit very briefly.
  8. So if I read this right, a BA Concorde and an Free French Blenheim count? I’m in. Need a boot up the backside to get modelling again...
  9. Which kits are you using for this?
  10. Have to say my biggest issue is the poor editing of the digital issues. Blocks of text missing, clashing colours that make reading captions or looking at images impossible and images lying over text. This isn't just an issue with SAM, rather with almost every magazine I receive digitally. Problem is I've no idea who's best to bring this up with.
  11. http://www.ipmsstockholm.se/home/modellers-guide-to-curtiss-p-40-variants/
  12. I’ll be honest, I’m still trying to figure out the best way to attach the undercarriage to this beasty!
  13. Indeed! If you want to keep it cheap, Hornby do their Railroad range which has less detail (therefore cheaper) but using more modern motors etc. Be careful if you go hunting on eBay for bargains as tender drives and some of the older models are more trouble than they’re worth. https://magsdirect.co.uk/magazine/britains-model-trains-2018/ I can recommend the above as a pointer for the bewildering array of what is out there! Though some of the prices will make you wince...
  14. Before you go too far Steve, you’ll need to consider if it’s just to play trains or more serious. It can have a big impact on how you set up your track and the gubbins that go with it.DC, DCC and DCC sound will all be part of your future along with which era (up to 11 now...), company or area of the country if you go for a detailed set up. Personally I just run things I like Hattons, Rails of Sheffield, Model Railways Direct and Kernow Model Rail centre are all big hitters in the sales area, and though there’s are plenty more around, three of those four often commission things that are a little different from the bog standards, Model Railways Direct being the exception. Welcome to the rabbit hole...
  15. Stripes, full body looks more like a temporary celebration scheme to me.
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