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#26 PaulRhB

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 05:58

Hey! OO gauge is entirely accurate for the Glasgow Subway! :-)

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37's thrashing in tunnels is also fun :)

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#27 Mike Bellamy

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 06:13

OK, where do I sign up? :-)

Dave.

 

 

Hi Dave - and everyone else

 

Whilst pleased with the initial response yesterday, we all realise that Sunday tends to be the quieter day and so based on numbers, we will have plenty left to be allocated Monday.

 

An online reservation form will be available on our website which will take your details so that we can contact you towards the end of the year when delivery is expected and of course payment will be required !

 

See here     http://www.mmrg.org.uk/loco/

 

Thanks

 

 

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#28 Garry D100

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 07:11

Please point me to a picture of this in the Cheshire , North Wales area :-)

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 08:45

Yawn. Can't see what all the fuss is about personally. To me looks like a so-so model in a hum drum livery.
Tin hat on and crouching behind sand bags.
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#30 ThaneofFife

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 08:50

is it the lighting (or maybe my eyesight?) or does that yellow on the cab fronts look a bit "Dapol 73 esque" lemony?



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Posted 07 May 2017 - 09:18

is it the lighting (or maybe my eyesight?) or does that yellow on the cab fronts look a bit "Dapol 73 esque" lemony?

 

Hang on a minute. This is a hand painted sample using the correct Bachmann 37 body done by club member Alex Carpenter as you must know. He is a professional in the true sense of the word and what he doesn't know about modern image paintwork isn't worth knowing.Besides which you cannot judge true colour tone on line...an example of which is the rendering of BR green on both the Hattons and Rails websites.Yes it may well be the lighting that affects your perception.

 

   One thing I do know...the answer definitely isn't a lemon :jester: .And a rush to judgement at this stage is unnecessary. Let's give credit for what has already been achieved and eagerly anticipate what is to come. BTW (and this from many years personal experience)  Alex's £25 weathering offer is an absolute steal. :imsohappy:


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#32 D6775

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 09:33

Looks like I shall have to acquire on of these! Will probably end up weathered & sound fitted too.

 

Now what would be the chances of the nameplates having an etch for the builders plates too? It does appear to only need the one on the second mans side of No.2 end


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Posted 07 May 2017 - 09:50

Yawn. Can't see what all the fuss is about personally. To me looks like a so-so model in a hum drum livery.
Tin hat on and crouching behind sand bags.

 

 

is it the lighting (or maybe my eyesight?) or does that yellow on the cab fronts look a bit "Dapol 73 esque" lemony?

 

For me the above comments are a) unnecessary and b) inappropriate within the topic. Yellow is probably the most difficult colour to accurately photograph under artificial lighting and camera software to replicate. That's RMweb at its worst I'm afraid.

 

 

 Alex's £25 weathering offer is an absolute steal. :imsohappy:

 

I wholeheartedly agree; when I saw the price for that it struck me as exceptional value for one of his jobs.


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#34 Mike Bellamy

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 10:28

Thanks Ian and Andy - your support is very much appreciated.

 

Alex has already had some orders overnight, and we have had our first overseas enquiry from the States - anyone making enquires at this stage is being directed to the website on Monday when the online process will be available.

 

 

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 18:45

is it the lighting (or maybe my eyesight?) or does that yellow on the cab fronts look a bit "Dapol 73 esque" lemony?

 

Yes it's the lighting, totally changed the shade. I used railmatch 1984 onwards warning yellow, about 8 coats to give the required depth after white primer. Bachmann have all the correct colour specs anyway. Livery samples are expected late summer early autumn.


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#36 Lochnagar

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 19:16

Show report, lots of orders taken over the weekend and the response was very good all round with several people ordering more than one to renumber and bolster their Scottish (or English for that matter) loco fleets. I've even had emails and messages saying 'thank you' for choosing this particular loco/tooling/livery combination, so that's fantastic and much appreciated! 

 

The model will be on display at the DEMU show in Burton next month, on my stand ABC Workshops and reservation forms will be at the ready. So feel free to come along for a chat there. 

 

As regards any 'yawning' either someones having a stab or doesn't have much knowledge on the subject. I'm not here to make enemies and I can probably speak for most of everyone else here too. I don't want to offend said person but I wouldn't throw comments in like that myself as theres no point really. Anyway, doesn't matter, thanks Andy and Ian for your kind words.. I do my best! If anyone wants more pics of the sample loco then please shout up and I'll post some up on here for you!

 

See some of you soon, or at DEMU next month. And as always we'll keep you updated on this thread as and when we can  :)

 

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#37 Garry D100

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 19:23

Would like to see more pictures when you have a moment Alex.

Thanks
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#38 D9JEF

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 19:27

Saw the painted sample at the excellent Derby show today. I can confirm the yellow looks spot on and I will definitely be ordering one as it looks superb. £25 for the weathering seems to be an absolute steal!

Bring it on.
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#39 tractor_37260

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 20:23

A good choice and sure to prove very popular......

Will the production models feature RETB nose aerials ?

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 21:04

Relieved that they didn't totally sell out over the weekend, and I'll be placing my order tomorrow. Here's a pic I took at the Haymarket open day in 1985.

 

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 21:16

A good choice and sure to prove very popular......

Will the production models feature RETB nose aerials ?

 

Yes. Standard class 37 nose aerials will be fitted. I didn't have time to fit these to the display model, they'll be on for DEMU.


Relieved that they didn't totally sell out over the weekend, and I'll be placing my order tomorrow. Here's a pic I took at the Haymarket open day in 1985.

 

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Very nice, decent quality pic too!


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Posted 07 May 2017 - 21:36

As I've mentioned on here before, I will be ordering tomorrow. Of the Inverness machines 37114 was my favourite and it was on my list of 37's to do but as there wasn't any decent candidates to convert easily I was putting it off and working on non-large logo 37's instead.

I took a photo of her just over 2 weeks after she had been named and still looking quite fresh

https://www.flickr.c...t-8ejuBZ-886zj9

I've been wanting a general release large logo split headcode box 37 (without plated doors and high intensity headlight) for years but we just seem to get another 37/4 each time. And I'll be honest that I'd have preferred it to be a general release so that I could have ordered 4 or 5 to modify with dealer discounted prices! But it's got to the stage now where I'm just happy to finally see one appear :) so thank you for picking this as your commission piece. You never know Bachmann may see how popular 114 is and decide to do one of the Eastfield ones as a general release at some point (I can but dream)
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Posted 07 May 2017 - 21:38

Oh, pity about the aerial, means I'll have to snip it off!
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Posted 07 May 2017 - 22:06

I'm certainly going to put my name down for one. Superb looking loco!
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Posted 07 May 2017 - 22:52

Oh, pity about the aerial, means I'll have to snip it off!


John

The aerials are not normally glued in so should just pull out.....

It's also possible Bachmann may just "tag" a similar standard re!ease split box using the same tooling onto the production run - Blue or L/L...hopefully.......either would be good.....

Ken

#46 Mike Bellamy

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Posted 08 May 2017 - 08:07

THE LIMITED EDITION LOCO CAN NOW BE ORDERED HERE.

 

 

http://www.mmrg.org.uk/loco/form/

 

 

​Please don't all rush at once and crash the website - we have plenty left to allocate . . . . . .

 

​Thanks for all you interest in this substantial investment in the future of our Club and the rebuilding of our clubroom.

 

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#47 Waverley West

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Posted 08 May 2017 - 08:26

Hmmm, nice. Interest duly registered. I'm looking forward to this one.


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#48 37081LochLong

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Posted 08 May 2017 - 08:28

Just filled in the form to show my interest for 2 :D
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#49 Lochnagar

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Posted 08 May 2017 - 09:00

Hmmm, nice. Interest duly registered. I'm looking forward to this one.

 

 

Just filled in the form to show my interest for 2 :D

 

 

Thanks chaps! 



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Posted 08 May 2017 - 09:01

Just ordered mine. Good luck with this venture and hope it's a big success for your club.


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