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  1. Good evening Rob, Some of the comments in the new products areas must be worthy of consideration. I've found them very useful at times when I've written reviews. Regards, Tony.
  2. Good morning Baz, If something is wrong, then, quite rightly, send it back. If nothing else, a person is within their rights within the Consumer Protection Act. A principal problem I find with all more-recent RTR products is the detail bits which have come adrift in transit. Whenever I photograph a new RTR model nowadays, I always take it out of its packaging above my photo studio paper. In the past, the floor has 'consumed' too many bits and pieces! In many respects, the RTR manufacturers can't win; the market demands that every tiny detail be present, usually as sepa
  3. Though unashamedly a main line man myself, I can appreciate 'cameo' layouts as well...................... Yesterday, it was a delight to photograph Graham Moorfoot's Gracetown Bank. Look out for it in the model press in the future.
  4. Thanks Ian, These examples are exquisite.......... Thank you also for indicating how much it would cost to obtain such excellence. It does indeed illustrate how good the value is of the current RTR painting jobs, particularly the very-complex ones (I assume their lining is Tampo printed?). There does seem to be a very 'negative' response these days to anything made RTR. Instead of 'rejoicing' in the high visual standards and excellence of running, there's a tendency to ask 'What's wrong with it?', rather than state 'What's right with it'. I'm n
  5. The livery applications by the RTR manufacturers these days are generally superlative, though there are some which attract criticisms. I haven't seen the actual Wainwright D, so cannot comment first-hand, but it appears it might not be quite as good as some others' efforts. Still, infinitely better than I could achieve, and I'm glad I model a period when livery-application (particularly lining) was nowhere near as complex. The issue of BR green, for instance, is frequently debated. On ER Pacifics, the consensus seems to be that Bachmann has it better than Hornby, but the lining ap
  6. What's the problem, Al? It looks rather good. Regards, Tony.
  7. Speaking of Pittmans, there's one in this.............................. Bought from Barry Oliver some time ago (thanks Baz), it's a scratch-built B2 (builder unknown). It was originally in plain LNER black (with 'orange' motion). Geoff Haynes repainted it into BR green and Geoff West (its owner) has weathered it beautifully. It's interesting in a minor way because it's the only B2 (or B17) to have ten-spoke bogie wheels. It is wonderfully well-made, and, in a way, of its time. By that I mean the chunky Pittman is visible below the
  8. Thanks for showing these Tom, I'll photograph them on Little Bytham on Saturday. Regards, Tony.
  9. Good morning Clive, My powers of disruption extend to beyond just looking. Because of rampant Mother Nature, I couldn't see FLYING SCOTSMAN pass on Saturday, but I could hear it and smell the smoke. That was enough! Imagine the chaos caused if I'd been able to touch it! I have to say, it 'purred' by, but it must have been already in trouble........................... I'd obviously not developed my 'powers' well enough in February, 2016.................... Her first main line run after major overhaul, surging past the scho
  10. Yet another Bachmann/Comet B1 for Little Bytham. Just got to weather the motion now................................
  11. Don't forget I've got your N5 here, Nick. How did we miss it? Regards, Tony.
  12. He was David, Like we all were. My assistance is not needed now. Regards, Tony.
  13. Thanks for showing us your work Neil, It looks very good. You raise a very interesting further point regarding gearboxes; that of time saved set against cost. How does one evaluate time, especially if, by saving it, one also, just about automatically, has a beautifully-sweet prime mover? I think the discussions have probably all been aired now, and, as I've said many times, 'You pays your money and you takes your choice'. I fully understand yours. Two constructively-critical points on your 'Brit' if I may? Replace the bogie wheels with correct n
  14. Thanks for showing us your work Neil, It looks very good. You raise a very interesting further point regarding gearboxes; that of time saved set against cost. How does one evaluate time, especially if, by saving it, one also, just about automatically, has a beautifully-sweet prime mover? I think the discussions have probably all been aired now, and, as I've said many times, 'You pays your money and you takes your choice'. I fully understand yours. Two constructively-critical points on your 'Brit' if I may? Replace the bogie wheels with correct n
  15. A couple of pictures from yesterday................ An eclectic mix, indeed. And a South Eastern Finecast K3 (the wires above the tender are for future pick-ups - fitted beneath, of course). All the work of Nick Logan, who's learned very quickly from my giving him hints and tips in his model-making (not required henceforth).
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