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Oooo! I remember these, (yup back in 197something :clif: ).

Looking forward to this :popcorn:

Does Airfix still have these, or have they been sold off? I think they might have been disposed of but the old grey matter, (see above), refuses to give anything away.

Christian exiled to africa.

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Now available from Dapol. Worth looking for Airfix originals on Ebay though as they tend to have more styrene and less recycled pop bottle in the plastic.

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The 040 Saddle Tank was sold to Dapol and is currently available as the BR Pug.

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/357881-dapol-c026-br-pug

Other than the plastic colour and a bag as opposed to box, they seem to be identical.

Little difference in price between new and pre-owned, Fleabay or Antics, Airfix or Dapol. May get the odd lucky find on fleabay but otherwise it seems £7-8 is what they go for regardless of original or source.

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As noted the front cab wall and firebox is missing so I quickly mocked one up

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The shelf may not be 100% for this class but it appears there is huge variation and it was present in at least a couple of wither this or an equivalent. One of a few details added to make it less 'flat', all of which are based on reality but not always confirmed for a Pug

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Your kit has the wrong transfers - those are to the "Prairie"....................Think perhaps the original collector may have put them in a folder and returned the wrong ones to the kit on selling this item

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Your kit has the wrong transfers - those are to the "Prairie"....................Think perhaps the original collector may have put them in a folder and returned the wrong ones to the kit on selling this item

I did suspect it was the case. Doesn't make much difference as I won't be using them. Indeed I will be following the 99% accuracy rule aka "...near enough for government work..." by keeping it unmarked and not aiming at a reproduction of a particular engine.

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A couple more pix of the homemade cab front:

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Once the rear wall is on and it's painted mostly black little detail will be visible, however there's a couple of bits I can add colour ro so it won't be a black-hole.

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As expected the internal detail isn't exactly highly visible at the coal face once it's buttoned up.

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I've seen pix of shunters with the back wall removed but unsure if a Pug would have recieved such a mod in service. I want mine to have a 'lived in' look and these appear to be more or less factory standard cabs.

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Pretty much completed already.

I prefered the toned down 'working life' look to a more 'working museum' shine

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Other than replacing the missing wall and firebox it's pretty OOB. Added a light at each end and a bit of plastic rod to lessen the flatness of a few bits, but nothing major.

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You can get the Dapol version from ehattons.com for £6.19, probably £2 P&P

Cheap enough to have some fun.

'V'

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