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  1. I'm hopeful someone can help me out with an inquiry; I've been a long purveyor of locomotive and rolling stock drawings, and I've come across both W.D.Stewart and Nick Campling's work multiple times, but only in certain capacities. As I understand it both men developed a large body of work over their lifetimes but I've been unable to get any sort of idea as to what exactly they did overall (Stewart's Scottish drawings are fairly easy to access along with Campling's work in the Historic Carriage Drawings series of books), researching on my own hasn't gotten me very far and there's only so much that I've been able to determine was published in magazines like Railway Modeller. Can anyone point me in the right direction?
  2. I understand the sentiment from both sides, but I have to say at over $50 CAD a piece I'll probably stick to building kits. I appreciate the work that goes into such things but especially in regards to stock that was built in the hundreds of thousands and if looking for more then one or two vehicles, things start to add up rather drastically, good on Rapido for continuing to add to Pre-Grouping rtr but I'll have to pass. And yes, you can "Tick this off your bingo card" all you want, some jokes are a bit of a dead horse to be honest.
  3. Someone correct me if I'm wrong but wasn't the whole reason why we haven't seen one in LMS Crimson until now solely down to Locomotion's model of No. 1000? At least that's what I've always assumed to be the case, and at any rate rather ridiculous.
  4. I apologize for being blunt but Hornby should have simply made Stroudley carriages, having a profile remain relatively distinctive to one company is not how you make a generic coach, in that way Hattons have done a much better job. These are only worthwhile in LBSCR colors, and should have been done entirely as LBSCR coaches rather then an attempt to undercut Hattons. I'm not sure who exactly this is supposed to please when the perspective from both sides of the equation (one wanting the exact diagrams and others wanting different liveries) are left with compromises.
  5. I'm hopeful the 2021 range will include some regular service versions of the vehicles that were used as such, very hopeful for a regular LMS catering core set!
  6. I should specify, the Class 5s carry the early crimson, what I mean by transitional is before they decided on how the lettering should be placed on the engine, IE the small LMS on the cabside
  7. Lovely thing to see, I had a feeling it might come to fruition and am very glad to see it! Sets a similar trend to the C1 and Brighton Atlantics in being the first of it's wheel arrangement RTR, let's hope there's more. One curiosity I had was to the LMS Crimson example, aside from what I believe is the first RTR example of this particular transitional livery, but I'm unsure if the wheels would have been fully painted? Was this typical of Crewe and/or the LMS prior to 1925/26?
  8. So are the A2/2s only being tooled up with the A1 boilers? If so I'll be put off buying these, only looking for LNER liveries and BR period only would really limit their scope on the market.
  9. The A2/2s I feel may have been kept as 2-8-2s if the issues with the Gresley pony truck had been resolved earlier on, but at any rate they became pacifics, one has to remember Thompson was simply doing his job, and at a time where he couldn't build much in the way of new engines he had to sort to mainly rebuilding. The P2s were a prime candidate for this treatment, Thompson had the right ideas with the pacifics, but it took until after he left to smooth them out properly, the equal connecting rods were not the wisest choice. I'm thrilled to see these at any rate, the A2/2s just have a sleek look that makes them one of my favorite types, especially in Apple Green. Suppose we may see an LNER or transitional livery a little later on?
  10. As with the last 2-3 years I'm quite happily surprised with Hornby's announcements, and whilst before it was with range diversity this year it seems to be entirely catered towards me! Never dreamed I'd see Thompson Pacifics RTR, and once more ruffling feathers but really for Gresley related reasons...! Let's give the poor man a break, please. Only thought I'd ever see an A2/3 from Bachmann, but also an A2/2? I must be dreaming I'm so happy, but if only one of the first releases was Apple Green (until there's more confirmation?). Hush Hush I thought would happen at some point, given Cock O The North, Hornby's always been one for high profile engines! Always wanted her in original guise. What I'm most intrigued by are the Stanier carriages, I'm not knowledgeable on the Coronation Scot rakes but how many of these diagrams can be done up as regular coaches? I'd be very pleased to more evenly round out a set of LMS stock. Well done Hornby!
  11. Don't see this being a good decision! Looks like another poor attempt at attracting a younger market to model trains.
  12. Generally I'm quite happy with the way these look, I'm mainly interested in the underframes but want to see what these look like painted, mainly GCR. I don't know if there's been discussion of some more diagrams for the 6 wheelers? The likes of a Family Saloon would be rather interesting.
  13. I'm actually quite pleased with this announcement in regards to the underframes, the measurements shown mean I could use a 6 wheel one for my Slaters full brake body I've had laying around! Would be quite good for scratch and kitbuilt bodies as well. I think having other diagrams in the future would be beneficial, others have stated a full brake and I highly agree with this, very common vehicles as far as 6 wheelers go, also possibly some sort of Saloon? @Hattons Dave
  14. Duplication of minor prototypes is one thing (The Adams Radial is still the most ridiculous in my eyes), but it's another thing to go "I have an IP on that so you can't make it", when that persons product is inaccurate to the prototype and duplication would actually fix their mistakes! I know myself that I would much rather have the Hornby B1 then the Bachmann one for instance. Competition is competition, and if Dave actually held off announcing items until they were further along in the design and production stage then the belief that he takes forever to make anything might just suddenly disappear, one can't exactly blame others for shooting themselves in the own foot.
  15. Hello, abit of a specific query; I recently bought the Hornby Maude but have no interest in retaining the chip, I removed it and the speaker and put a spare blanking plate in but now the loco will only run in one direction, IE it will run forwards and not backwards, but if I pick it up and turn it round it will go backwards and not forwards. Any help on the matter?
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