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Otis JB

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    Isle of Wight
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    All things pre grouping, experimental and unusual prototypes, ornate liveries, early electric locomotives, the railways and stations of London, LBSCR, LSWR, GNR, MR, early GWR etc.

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  1. The Fairlies do look splendid but my heart goes out to Peco/Kato.
  2. I completely agree with you yet I am still buying one president and two 812s. It is interesting that you mention experience; when KR Models (who at the time hadn’t made a model in any scale) announced the GT3 I was doubtful they could deliver but they managed to make something comparable to the likes of Hornby, Bachmann or any of the the others. I suppose that’s modern manufacturing for you.
  3. I don’t remember the last time I was this excited after an announcement, I wasn’t expecting anything like this at all. Not to be too repetitive but lovely lovely prototype at a fantastic price, what more can one ask for?! I am rather stunned by the price actually, maybe costs aren’t rising as dramatically as we are being led to believe?
  4. I agree with Southport, I think these prices are actually quite reasonable, relative to everything else at the moment. A very pleasant surprise indeed. I am considering one for a conversion back to LSWR condition, I live on the island and it would be a nice, if not a bit out of place, addition to my collection.
  5. If anyone missed the video the prices start at £239.95 for DCC ready or 'standard' and go up from there.
  6. Please show us more of that NER long boiler you have lurking in the background it looks absolutely fantastic! I'm currently working on a CAD (at a snail's pace) of it so I can have my own.
  7. If anyone's interested I got around to finishing those kit bashed coaches. They actually ended up as London and Birmingham stock; a little sloppy in places but I think they make a nice contrast to the yellow and white:
  8. I feel they could have been a bit more inventive than just ‘Lego’ but I suppose it is what it is.
  9. Hi there, Does anyone have any good alternatives to the Hornby Rocket stock wheels, nothing I have fits and searching online yields little as axle measurements don’t seem to be very common. For reference the rough dimensions are: 12mm wheel diameter and 25mm axle length. Trying my hand at period stock with resin under frames cast from the 3rd class coach: Thanks!
  10. Only just heard about Bellerophon the other day from Railway Modeller and I am tremendously excited for it. I distinctly remember watching some gala weekend film of her in operation thinking 'I bet no one will ever do that'! Well done KR Models
  11. I must say I do like the weathering here. Much more sophisticated and toned down than previous weathered releases.
  12. I'm very happy that Accurascale are further ahead with theirs than Dapol, it's nice to see other manufactures getting more opportunities. Well done for listening to what the market wants and all the best with this guys!
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