New brand, new model - Rails Limited - LNER Dynamometer car
Posted 12 April 2017 - 07:55
Posted 13 April 2017 - 09:18
I have built the 4mm D&S version on commission and it wasn't a easy build (polite description). It was so poor/hassle to build , I then sold my kit on, once was more than enough for me. Not cheap but hopefully a beauty on arrival !!.
I have ordered mine thanks to Rails/Rapido !!
Posted 13 April 2017 - 10:25
Great to see another retailer entering the custom commission market, even if this particular release is not for me. a GWR dyno car on the other hand would be much welcomed...
The price sounds exactly what I would expect for a limited production, in full teak livery. Hopefully it will be a big success and Rails will follow with more new toolings.
Posted 13 April 2017 - 14:26
I thought this was the GWR design of dynamometer car, but as built elsewhere. Relivery opportunity?
The GWR had their own design of cars this one is the North Eastern built version
This NE/LNER one carried a number of liveries including lined and unlined teak and as was also used on many of the 1948 locomotive exchange trials, both passenger and freight runs, including on the Southern as can be seen below in model form on my own Fisherton Sarum layout
Further information on the 1948 Locomotive exchange trials, mainly from a Southern perspective can be read on my blog here
and finally here
Edited by Graham_Muz, 13 April 2017 - 14:27 .
Posted 13 April 2017 - 15:03
Please take a look at a selection of images of the 3D resin print model (more to follow). I'm sure you will all agree the level of detail looks superb!
I have also added an image from the press release this morning at the NRM which shows the model inside the actual Dynamometer Car.
Posted 13 April 2017 - 15:58
The 3D Resin printed model will be in display over the easter weekend at the York Show.
The model and full details will be on the Rapido Trains Inc. stand with myself and Adam from Rails both been present.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Posted 13 April 2017 - 18:24
Certainly an interesting model with appeal to A4 collectors - but £125!!!
With universal appeal to all four regions of the fledgling BR.and not merely to "collectors" of A4's. This unit was an integral and essential part of the 1948 Locomotive Exchanges.
This has been posted recently on the forum but I will add my approval and opinion that you are getting exceptional value for your £125.
Posted 13 April 2017 - 19:53
This should be interesting. Lots of things to potentially trip them up if taking the preserved vehicle as gospel, especially regarding the lettering. Reported in detail on this here and subsequent posts: https://www.lner.inf...&p=93383#p93383
It somewhat bemuses me that there is an interest.....already.......in potential errors.I wonder why this relish for denigration rather than celebration....? The way of our world,I suppose......