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  1. With older well used tins it's usually a build up of dried paint, with new tins I've put it down to larger lids /smaller openings. In the factory lids are fitted by machine so will be applying some pressure, I've taken to tapping lightly with a small hammer.
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    Lock Down.

    Living in Sheffield & working in Glossop I have the delight of driving the Snake daily*. On Monday even @ 8-8:30 there was hardly a parking bay free, little better this afternoon. 'Cyclists' all over the place heads down with not a care in the world, Muppets walking in the middle of the road, Families walking dogs in fields (in Lambing season!) all because the Govt told them to stay indoors. *Only when essential ATM
  3. Technically the AEC Regent III was a running chassis offered by AEC upon which varous companies (Park Royal, Cravens, Roe, Wemann ...) built their own style of body. The nearest style to that of the Routemaster (RM) was the London Transport RT which was a Park Royal body on the AEC Chassis which as Park Royal built the RM body is not surprising. There are however substantial differences in the body, for example the front upper deck rakes back more on the RT than the RM which affects the first upper window and more importantly the front dome. And of course Revell models the extended version of the RM so a section requires removal to represent an RT. If you want to model a Regent III that is representative of one operated by one of the municipalities then it would be debateable about how much of the body could be used. I don't want to put you especially as its something I've too considered doing If I lay my hands on a cheap offering Best starting point would be to find suitable drawings which are available on the internet https://www.the-blueprints.com/blueprints/buses/various-buses/40287/view/aec_regal_iii_red_bus_double_decker/ https://drawingdatabase.com/aec-routemaster-london-bus/ https://www.bing.com/images/search?view=detailV2&id=8B34D7252ADE36EA91979A138B0B695901B9C81B&thid=OIP.oTkydnwS5VRaoltP-FMwhAHaES&exph=742&expw=1280&q=AEC+bus+Blueprint&selectedindex=2&qft=+filterui%3acolor2-bw+filterui%3aimagesize-large&vt=0&eim=0,1,2,3,4,6,8,10 https://www.flickriver.com/photos/23875695@N06/tags/plans/ Low height version https://timebus.co.uk/rlh/diagrams/index.htm
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    Britt officer 43-45

    Few on the historex site to look at - No connection & links only direct you to the home page due to site software so you will have to 'find' (not search) 1/35th NEMROD (N35-035 ) 1/35th RESICAST (R355578) 1/35th RESICAST (R355634) 1/35th ROMEO MODELS (RMWW005) 1/35th SOVEREIGN 2000 (S2KW005) Found this fellow in the stash who looks like he's trying to impress http://www.bestsoldiers.com/gallery_dougsoriginal/DO__35006_135_Scottish Officer.jpg Probably many others that could be addapted
  5. Hadn't realised that , Airmail does though , any idea how that will work ? UPS, DHL and others have their own aircraft. There's also a large percentage of Royal Mail flown around the country at night on schedule flights. East Midlands airport is a major hub
  6. Many is the time i've put stuff in the pile of storage cluttering up the work area where it's resided for months, sometime years, until that one moment it's required when it's suddenly nowhere to be found, only to turn up again, where I thought it was originally, after a replacement or alternative has been sourced. I put it dow to ghosts.
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    737 Max

    That's not as re-assuring as it sounds. London - New York approx 3500 mile one way and approx 7 hours flight time which is short enough for a plane to do a round trip of 7000 miles each day. At that rate one million miles would be achieved in less than 150 days flying time which, frightlingly, implies a failure, and potential loss, for each airframe within 6 months of first flight!
  8. Heard the car factory near Derby is to close for a deep clean due to possble Corolla Virus.
  9. Heard there's been a run on toilet paperin the Supermarkets. Personally prefer mine un-used.
  10. Pilot of the first TWA 747 to cross the Pacific calls up ATC "Sydney ATC , TWA flight 228 non-stop from San Fransisco we have your little island in sight. Requesting direct to Sydney Airport and permission to land" To which Sydney ATC replies. "TWA 228 sorry were a little busy with a medical flight at the moment. Give me three laps of the island and we'll be ready for you"
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    Steam Model Builder

    Rivet counter in me say's this wont be accurate to real life. Where's the short shot parts, cloudy transparacies, sink marks, inaccurate panel lines? More importantly have you seen what's posted on the virtualmodeller forum?
  12. Helen Sharmen's most infamous moment happened less than two months later https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7O2DlC_zxMs
  13. Agreed. Although even in 'chat' customs discussions quickly decend into politics and this one seems to have a head start.
  14. For a number of years I was the international sales contact for a large US metal company & handled orders from the rest of the world (i.e. anywhere except USA, Canada & Mexico) and had to translate English english, European english & Internatonal english to American english (via Yorkshire english) dates were a perenial problem - is 02/03 the 2nd March or 3rd Feb so now always name the month. When naming files including date to indicate the version the date is always included as yyyymmdd as it is the ony method that sorts correctly. Did the job for so long I used to find myself looking @ prices on supermarket shelves & going $2.95 that's expensive.
  15. Not just technically wrong - it's actually illeagal. As it's the importer's responsibity to ensure customs declarations are true and accurate, even if made by an agent on your behalf (RM, PF, etc), the importer, i.e. you, (unless the order is duty pre-paid) are responsile for any penaltes issued. If ordering from abroad don't ask for any false declarations either in value or type of goods.
  16. https://www.jewson.co.uk/building-materials/thermal-insulation/expanded-polystyrene-insulation/
  17. Check either your local DIY superstore or builders merchants for constructional insulation sheets. Usually comes in 2.4m x 1.2 m sheets of 25mm 50mm or 100 mm thick. Various 'densities' can be found.
  18. I'd always (mis)understood the triangle was a 'convoy' marker so diid some digging and came across the following on missng link that confirmed it is to indicate a trailer is being towed but also ponts out that it wasn't always used as intended. If you find it bothering why not include one of the small trailered AA guns parked at the side. Some interesting pics included at the end of the link . https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/missinglynx/opel-blitz-convoy-sign-t56092.html
  19. Perhaps a minimum word count should be required before it counts towards the post total. It would have to be automated though so it doesn't stop the Mods doing other things.
  20. Beware what you glue it in place with there are issues if you use PVA https://www.lner.info/forums/viewtopic.php?t=2737
  21. A failure's a failure whenever it's discovered. No one would claim the original windows on the Comet were a success would they?
  22. Failed practice either at design level or application. Failed Practice either at design, purchasing or manufacturing. Failed practice either at process design or during manufacture. That's why practices are in place to eliminate 'human factors' as much as possible. Good to see, hope they are relayed up to your customers. All escapes pose an increased risk they just need to be understood and managed We too experience escapes and due to the nature of our products report them direct to the Design Authorities (i.e. Engine Manufacturers) for a full and proper risk assessment.
  23. If only! The loose bolts are a symptom of failed practices either at Airbus or one of its suppliers and points to potentially more serious failures. The loose bolts have been found but what else has been missed? As pointed out above what's been left behind that shouldn't be there, is everything as it should be, have the correct & genuine components been used in it's construction. As Airbus's sytems have clearly failed It's all got to be in doubt. Military or Civil lives are at risk. I've just completed a three day course on pre-delivery inspection so am aware of the risks of not ensuring everything is done, done correctly and in the right order.
  24. Didn't one of the recent workbench articles reference a P45? Couldn't this 'announcement' be related?
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