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  1. Just ordered mine - was going to wait for the price to drop a bit as per the manning waddle locos but there doesn’t seem to be much stock kicking about and I didn’t want to lose it. so, £204 spent. Eep
  2. I did notice that. It is a it disheartening that they can’t get all of the fine details right like the name
  3. Just had my third payment go out - looking forward to seeing the model in the flesh
  4. I’ve got a 2007 on order at Kernow, but 2003 looks like a damn fine machine too…
  5. I made the right choice with the lined grey, but oooh that black one looks good
  6. I think the narrow gauge modeller is drawn towards the quirky nature of virtually every prototype out there - it’s only a small step to want to create your own version of the quirk. combine that with the requirements for kit building/bashing that were ubiquitous in narrow gauge modelling until recently (and still are around if you don’t want to model trench railways, the ALR or the L&B in 009 or continental outline Germanic stuff) and you’ve got a recipe where it is actually sometimes just as easy or easier to make your own railway as it is to model a real one. In standard gauge stuff, it’s actually a lot harder to paint Mallard yellow and claim that it was from the Far Tottering and Oysterperch Railway. But a dark blue ‘Russell’ is just another Hunslet 2ft loco
  7. Haven’t received the newsletter myself (maybe it will arrive at some point - I’m definitely signed up) - any chance someone could pop the early CADs up on here for perusal?
  8. In short - nobody has worked it out, to the penny, but the equivalent of many millions in today's mney would have been spent on the RHDR, and there are a few other scattered examples of people with suffient time and money taking on the construction of narrow gauge/miniature railways. As for models, there are a few scattered coaches etc on shapeways and the like, but nothing for the engines. There are some rather fine scratchbuilt examples here and there (including a few on the model railway at New Romney), but almost certainly nothing available commerically in any scale. What is out there is more of an aid to scratch building rather than bona fide kits. Hope that helps
  9. Was she turned during the day? She appears with both the smokebox and the tender towards the Kidderminster end of the station in the piccies
  10. Agreed - send them whatever proof of purchase you have and that should sort it. They are reasonable folks and from from your initial post it seems that they agree that the problem could be on their end as well. They are actually much better at customer service than most - give them a chance to resolve
  11. As the loco was never officially a BR loco and only ran test trains I’d be highly surprised if the loco ever ran with less than two crew in the cab. I believe that it may have been set up for single man operation, but again, considering union opposition to single manning at the time, it’s unlikely it hauled any trains that way. Perhaps yard moves etc. but that would be about all
  12. Edge

    Preorder email

    Well, received an email from Hattons saying that my ‘British Enterprise’ pre-order has now vanished. So cheers, thanks for that - only had it for 18 months at this point and no chance whatsoever of getting another pre-order elsewhere. lesson learned - all pre orders with Hattons now cancelled and I will never ever trust them with pre-orders again. Whoever bears the true fault for this, such cancellations are doing nothing but hurting Hattons. My pre-orders added up to well over £1000 and now they are all with other companies. Not good at all
  13. Facebook for TRS has some fascinating videos on there. A wonderful system with some wonderful results https://www.facebook.com/trs.trains/
  14. From recollection their response was something like "we have quite enough trouble keeping our current 16 miles of track going, thank you"
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