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bingley hall

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  1. So we can only hope number three in N will be the A5 - the J50 doesn't do it for me, but I'd snap up an N version of this in a heartbeat
  2. The first of what I am sure will be the first of many well thought out, quality posts to come in this thread.
  3. Very true, though unfortunately only a handful will bother to read it. The rest will continue to peddle their socialist nirvana of "Free models for all' on the various forums
  4. I don't have much time for speculation posts, but will be happy with RevolutioN's forthcoming announcement of a Class 76 in N
  5. It's brilliant to hear that orders are coming in strongly - deservedly so when all things considered it is a risky prototype to market. Never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined seeing an N gauge 128 produced. Despite my initial enthusiasm, and I'm probably an exception, I'm having great trouble hitting the order button as none of my preferred options has been covered. In fact I'd go as far as to say a whole decade has been ignored - the late 60s to the late 70s. No green with SYP and no blue with headcodes, for either Midland or Western. Hovering between taking the risk that this model will be so popular as to justify a second production run with different combinations, or going for the Midland blue with dominoes so that I don't totally miss out. Not a criticism as I do appreciate that you can never please all the people all the time, and also the challenges you face in bringing a model to the market. More a case of - if you ever change your minds
  6. Their system has automatically recognised my Australian address and taken VAT off for me before I've even ordered With that saving I might even have to get two!
  7. As a matter of interest I couldn't give a flying fig. I just know other manufacturers are making a better pitch for my money than Bachfar at the moment, be it the next 3 months or 3 years, and the this latest 'non' announcement only backs that up.
  8. My cash is already lined up Sonic's 0-6-2T Revolution's Class 128 and A tanks Rapido's Metrovick Dapol's high window Maunsells Sorry Bachfar, you'll have to go to the back of the queue.
  9. 3 x 3 packs arrived in sunny Adelaide this afternoon via airmail. International post making a bit of a recovery - 7 days UK to Melbourne and 5 days Melbourne to Adelaide. The outer sleeves are very tight, but no biggie. I found just being patient when first pushing the jewel cases out worked, and they slipped back in again quite easily. My father worked at Blue Circle, Northfleet and in my teens I went to school beside the Dartford Loop where they made regular appearances so just had to have a few of these. Oh...... and thanks guys!
  10. Good Lord. Why would they waste their time? Andy and Mike repeatedly explain the issues they face in producing and delivering their models in the current environment, both here and on the NG Forum, but from the constant whingeing that goes on it's obvious no-one takes a blind bit of notice. It's shame, because every email (or article) they have to write because no-one is paying attention means the less time they have for planning and producing their excellent models.
  11. Mmmmm.....what else has happened in the last 10 months? Nah, can't think of anything
  12. "Straight out of the box it runs whisper quiet......."
  13. I partly answered this on the previous page To expand.....I believe that over time most of the red diamond locos were converted to blue star, especially those that were repainted blue. A quick search on Flickr brings up D8507 at Millerhill during July 70 in blue livery with blue stars. However at least one of the Beyer Peacock built examples D8600 green SYP - one of the EFE weathered ones - carried the red diamonds and is correctly modelled so, There is also a pic on Flickr of 8599 at Tyne Yard in July 1969 with no mu working symbols at all.
  14. Numerous happy punters on the N gauge forum, with only one person having had haulage issues - on a 1 in 25 grade!
  15. It's been measured by a respected source and the height was the only dimension out. But the 'legends' have been established - poor haulage capacity (most people are having no issues), dimensionally incorrect - and unfortunately these will be repeated ad nauseam on this and other forums from now until eternity.
  16. I believe that over time most of the red diamond locos were converted to blue star, especially those that were repainted blue. However at least one of the Beyer Peacock built examples D8600 green SYP - one of the EFE weathered ones - carried the red diamonds, I don't know the number of your model, but as an example there is a pic on Flickr of 8599 at Tyne Yard in July 1969 with no mu working symbols. As for the height issue it has been posted elsewhere that they are 1.3mm too high. I'm guessing most people's n-gauge tracks are out by a bigger margin!
  17. What has any of this to do with the new EFE Rail line of products.......?
  18. Just put 'em in the slammer and have done with it
  19. Imagine the outpouring of outrage if they tried that now
  20. In the late 60s/early 70s, 37s would occasionally reach Hoo Jct - there was a daily (?) Temple Mills (?) to Hoo freight that was usually a Class 31, but occasionally a 37 would turn up, and on a couple of occasions a Class 15 would appear - it ran right past our school.
  21. Yet this forum is littered with tales of positive service and almost overnight delivery from Hattons. I wouldn't buy any lottery tickets if I were you
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