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  1. Good. I have one on order from Kernow - nice to know it’s on the way
  2. No, it was just the last scheduled payment
  3. not quite transition livery BR, but fairly close
  4. Last payment just gone out of my account. in the spirit of my inner petulant child I would now like to know when I’m the next three days I can expect my full finished and perfectly engineered model
  5. A not entirely unforeseen development. Aggravating, annoying and disappointing, but ultimately understandable. Oh well, I’ll live
  6. Limited edition rails of Sheffield 33001 for £100? I’ll have that thank you. Poor seller, I offered £115 before I bid and they didn’t seem to want to let it go for less than £125. I bid £100 in the off chance I was going to be the only bidder and I have my own Q1
  7. Will this just apply to the Oxford die cast car range, or will it include the OxfordRail range as well?
  8. 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
  9. I did notice that. It is a it disheartening that they can’t get all of the fine details right like the name
  10. Just had my third payment go out - looking forward to seeing the model in the flesh
  11. I’ve got a 2007 on order at Kernow, but 2003 looks like a damn fine machine too…
  12. I made the right choice with the lined grey, but oooh that black one looks good
  13. 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
  14. 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?
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. Facebook for TRS has some fascinating videos on there. A wonderful system with some wonderful results https://www.facebook.com/trs.trains/
  20. From recollection their response was something like "we have quite enough trouble keeping our current 16 miles of track going, thank you"
  21. From an aerodynamics point of view, a bullet shaped snub-nose front can actually be a significant advantage. A Bugatti story front end will tend to cut through the air and consequently there is normally regular pressure air pressing down on the whole of the loco and train, this creating more drag. A snub nose creates a far greater initial resistance but actually sets up a shock front of high pressure air which actually acts as a shield for a low pressure bubble behind it. This has the effect of actually lowering drag overall. now, that being said, I actually agree with the idea that the streamlining on the vast majority of steam locos is style over substance. In practice, they almost never worked at the speeds necessary to see any sort of return on the whole idea, and the aerodynamics never actually seem take in to account things like the wheels and protruding items from carriage rooves etc. streamliners (yes, even the GWR examples) are a wonderful bit of railway history. But I do think that they are examples of railway PR rather than practical methods for making the engines go faster
  22. Yes, I too expect a class 98 from them today little bit of TOPS humour there for you fine folks
  23. I'm going to go left field and say I'd like it to be an S160 in 'OO'. based upon nothing more than the fact that I'd actually quite like one
  24. I considered it to be one of the best. Was side splittingly funny without being a shot for shot remake of the original. I like it when remakes respect their source material. takes all sorts to make a world though for my part, I guessed that Hornby would make ‘Lion’ or ‘Planet’ in the coming year but Rapido was a bit of a surprise. I can’t say that I particularly care which one I get at their stage, with my one idea being that the Hornby one is likely to have compatible couplings for the LMR second class coaches I've bought. That’s about it at the mo. Neither of the companies is spending my money on the project so they can duplicate till the cows come home as far as I’m concerned
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