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  1. Not serious........sorry!! But thanks for the info on the scoop error. Andy.
  2. Andy Thanks for the reply. It hadn't stopped me from ordering one and considering another!! Besides, what would a green badge man like me know about GW locos and water scoops anyway!! ; ) By the way, the 15xx looks superb. I'll have a few tough financial decisions to make in the next 12 months what with Manors and corrected Modified Halls etc....... Cheers Andy.
  3. Or one of the L&LSR Hudswell Clarke 4-6-2 tanks..............and Tralee & Dingle locos with a whole set of rollingstock!! I'll stop now!! Andy.
  4. There also appears to be two handbrake recesses in the cab backsheet (bunker) of the 16xx i.e. one drivers side and one firemans side........unless 16xx's were fitted with water pick up apparatus ; ) !! I've not seen that picked up in the 16xx thread unless I've missed it (apologies if I have). Only just noticed it myself. I guess wait and see the models in the flesh.......which will be imminently. Cheers Andy.
  5. Further to my previous post, I'd still like to see rear shots of W9, W13 & W14. As I've previously stated these were painted on the mainland before shipping over. W11 was already on the island pre-grouping and painted there when the SR took over. This is the livery the Isle Wight Steam Railway have applied to W11. Would be good to confirm any livery differences between mainland / island painting, if for no other reason than to do a bit more research. Another excuse for me to delve into my books!! Andy.
  6. Thanks Nick, that is pretty clearly black. It also shows the state the cab sheets got, looks pretty dirty thus justifying the black paint! It has also reminded me to look through my Ventnor West branch books! Cheers Andy.
  7. Thanks for the photo comparison Paul. I have RoS W9 on its way to me, together with Boxhill. IOW Terriers are a minefield of detail differences probably no different to their mainland counterparts. Ex No.50 Whitechapel was shipped to the island in May 1930 by the Southern in A1X condition with extended bunker and became W9. It also carried a Marsh pattern chimney throughout its stay on the island as per the RoS model. It also had the 12 studs / bolts on the tank sides as per the RoS model. From what I can see from photographic evidence (and the two examples still on the island) th
  8. Thanks Oliver Will you also include black handrails on the SOUTHERN wartime black version? Kind regards Andy.
  9. Totally agree about the handrails on the black versions. Kind regards Andy.
  10. Also; the ejector pipe is on a diagonal from the smokebox to the cab, it should lie flat along the boiler until it "dog legs" up if it is to reflect the prototype. It could be twisted back into position maybe? It might be worth asking Rails if they'd replace it given the number of potential issues with this particular model. It could also be left as is of course, sorry to flag it up. Purchased Rails model: Prototype 32655: Kind regards Andy.
  11. Good morning I believe that Graham may not have been aware that Hornby have already retooled the front guard irons and tank top recess on their model (recess doesn't seem as obvious as the Rails model though). This has been discussed in the Hornby Terrier thread. The retooling is evident on the latest models of A1 "Leadenhall" and A1X No.10 "Cowes" so I don't think there's any further retooling to come. Graham's mention of the Rails model having firebox flicker in his review has already been highlighted in another post. I will admit myself, it is quite difficult at ti
  12. Good morning everyone I think Graham's review is honest, ballanced and objective, certainly when compared to some YouTube reviews that are either almost hostile or ignore any shortcomings completely. If you read this, thanks Graham. Kind regards Andy.
  13. Pete Again, happy to help. Until the advent of COVID-19 we had planned a 5 week holiday to the UK in mid-June this year. My parents retired from London to Paignton so it was to be a stay in London to see the sights and museums (for the kids), some time spent in Paignton as a base to explore Devon and a week staying in Padstow as a base to explore North Cornwall. Return was via Bath and London again. we seem to have been able to re-book similar dates next year but pardon the pun; flights are still up in the air!! We've also still lost a bit of money on deposits etc. Any
  14. Thanks Ian, I’ll get some vac pipes for my dual fitted locos on order. Cheers Andy.
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