Just wondering about the above conversion, should there ever be a need for a suitable DMU on my layout (having sold my repainted/detailed Tri-ang Metro-Cammell one a while ago; maybe not such a good idea after all, but then it was a bit on the short side). At first glance it appears to be a doddle to make a 104 from Hornby's "Calder Valley" set; modify central windscreen panel to a full-height one, trim down4-character headcode box to make the destination blind box, add 2-character headcode panel below central windscreen panel, add small louvres on cab end. Is it the "kitchen table" conversion it appears to be, or is the work a little more complex than that? Mind you, as my layout is set in the West Riding in the late 50's/early '60s, I could *just* get away with a 110 (introduced 1961) 'from the box'.... Another thought on DMUs - has anyone ever had a go at producing a Cravens unit from RTR Mk.1 coach parts (chiefly the Tri-ang/Hornby ones, which use a very adaptable 'modular' approach to construction)? These were, as far as I know, the only units to use the Mk.1 body profile and window/door styles.
Thanks in advance for feedback, David Belcher