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Where It All Started - 'D' Shop

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The goodies arrived from Hattons yesterday. I've taken advantage of their bargain section and got these two smashing beauties for only a little over £110!

These are my birthday present and were therefore a legal purchase for a change!!!

 

The first pic of an Ivatt Class 4 Mogul and was the prototype for the BR Standard 4MT. Note the double chimney - this was reduced to a single when it was found that they could double the boiler pressure with the new arrangement. This pic (June 1949) was taken at the Horwich works and is from a smashing article about the 'Ugly Ducklings' in the British Railways Illustrated mag of October 2012. It was this picture that really kick started the project.

 

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and my take in 'D' Shop

 

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I couldn't resist this pic of D186, my other purchase, as it really is a magnificent machine.

 

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Happy birthday, I'm waiting for them to have the N Gauge Ivatts in stock then Im going to collect my birthday present to me. Its a curse living within twenty minutes of Hattons lol:)

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Enjoy your nice birthday presents.

I'm sure the will fit very well in your loco shed

 

Job

Many thanks, Job

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Happy birthday, I'm waiting for them to have the N Gauge Ivatts in stock then Im going to collect my birthday present to me. Its a curse living within twenty minutes of Hattons lol:)

Thanks, Paul.

 

Yes, I've seen the preview of them.  Can't believe just how detailed N gauge stock is nowadays - we've come a very long way in the last twenty years.  Sometimes wish I'd gone down the 2mm route instead of 00.  

 

Mike

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Happy birthday Mike!  Lovely atmosphere as always.

 

It's ironic that the prototype is shiny and the model is a nice and realistic egg-sheel finish. It used to be the other way round :-)

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Happy birthday Mike!  Lovely atmosphere as always.

 

It's ironic that the prototype is shiny and the model is a nice and realistic egg-sheel finish. It used to be the other way

round :-)

 

Thanks, Mikkel.

 

Couldn't agree more. It's a type of shine that you probably only get with metal, but I'm sure they could do it if the wanted.

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