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Everything posted by Edge

  1. Bellerophon is of considerable interst to me - will await the opening of the order book
  2. Highly curious - Hattons are stil showing it at the higher price. Someone has made a mistake somwhere, although i think Kernow is far more on the money with the value of the set
  3. Whilst no doubt upsetting, you appear to ahve taken the difficulties and indignities you've suffered with very good grace. Bravo to all at Widnes.
  4. What heated discussions we are all having. Steam heated perchance? I shall buy some of both ranges - this does not encourage me to cancel the orders I have with Hattons and I shall also be picking up some Hornby examples too. Room for all
  5. Pre orders now up on Hattons and they certainly appear to be of the opinion that £299 is the price for the terrier train pack. Rules me out for pre-orders but I shall snap it up if I see it in the future. EDIT: Just worked it out using Hattons prices and the RoS GWR Terrier for £110. Even with the step in the price because its the RoS terrier, I cnat make it go past about £210 for all of the constituent bits. For that price, you could top and tail it with the Hattons AB in GWR green and just barely go over the cost of this train pack. How very peculiar.
  6. Think if it was sound fitted then it would have been advertised from the start. I assume that the coaches are the all singing and all dancing lit versions, so the £299 price tag makes no sense. To be honest £199 makes my eyes water a bit, but I can see that the value of the contents warrants that price. im a Warhammer modeller in another life and I’ve just come off paying £90 for a single figure (damn you import charges) so I can take the rough with the smooth on pricing until I reach a flat ‘nope’
  7. Subject to a more sensible price I’ll be picking up the terrier train pack. £299 is a bit steep, but I did notice that there were other errors on the slides (Tornado was noted as 60103 at one point) so I live in hope of a typo.
  8. 2007 for me. Had to send back a 2001 which arrived from eBay, so I shall take this as a sign from provenance
  9. Been waiting for a clan for yonks. As soon as Hattons puts that up for pre order I’m having one. also rather taken with the Port of Bristol Peckett too
  10. Certainly characterful machines - I have seen one or two videos of them in action and sorry to hear that they now appear to be dropping out of use. Let’s hope that they find good homes rather than face the cutting torch
  11. Yes, I’ve had this too. From my perspective it’s kind of irritating that people either value my work as nothing or think I’m hopeless enough to hand over free stuff to them However, there is a wonderful community out there with free 3D files for those who want them - some of them handy. I don’t use these in my sales models for obvious reasons, but for those designing for themselves, there are plenty of test prints/ actual useful items available with a simple google search
  12. I love the V2 model as it looks, but I’m afraid that the silvered wheels on green arrow are a bit put off for me - they seem far too obtrusive. Think I’ll need to actually see the physical model before I can be certain about what I’m going to do.
  13. Edge

    New Hornby Rocket

    Ordered three yesterday for myself directly from the Hornby website. Let’s see, shall we ? They’ve certainly taken the money for them
  14. Wonderful pictures - they form a brilliant resource for those of us who have ambitions to model the industrial scene one day but never actually lived through the period in question
  15. Very much 'horses for courses' most certainly. All of my stuff is done in tinkercad, which being designed for children suits me down to the ground. Simple geometic shapes which can be solids or holes and adjusted down to 0.1mm. Entirely web-based as well, so no worrying about system specs or operating systems or the like
  16. I notice that one of those captions refer to the loco 'running tender first'. Oops Nontheless, thanks for those
  17. I’ll have to get one then - love the loco and am a big fan of the chasewater too
  18. Got to have one of these to sit about in a siding doing nothing
  19. Torn between the preserved 1501 and the NCB red 1509... decisions, decisions...
  20. I always wanted to go and visit, but by the time I was able to go by myself (nobody else I knew wanted to go), the place had closed. Shame
  21. They are, and its a definite minor quibble - but I’ve now paid £119 for a well tank and £125 for a J94 and I cannot store either with the couplings installed or without handling them a hell of a lot whenever I want to put them on the track or back in the box. You can pick up a model of Smokey Joe for a fraction of that and that’s got space for the couplings in its packaging. Spoiling the ship and all that... Hornby, Heljan, Dapol and Bachmann all leave room in their packaging for it, so it’s something of a mystery to me as to why EFE hasn’t. not a dealbreaker for me at all, if they
  22. to take the thread even further off topic the plan for the layout is to portray it more or less in the present day when new builds have started taking off and I have an excuse to run pretty much anything I want using either ‘new build’ or ‘repaint to imitate a classmate’ as an excuse. Furthmore the plan is to depict a steam gala, so ‘visiting loco’ becomes a thing as well. The idea being to exhibit such varied an incongruous stock in a seemingly realistic setting. To return to the topic at hand, 3298 has just arrived and will be tested pronto. If she works, she will look great on a co
  23. agreed, the full green liveried one looks damn good. I can only afford one of them though and even I would notice two locos of the same class and with the same number running together. And have vague plans for a future SR layout, so went for the one in what could have been a prototypical livery. EDIT: Upo0n reflection, i had also noiced that in some of the shots of the loco i saw on the Kerow website, the green driving wheels looked a little too "plastic" for my liking. Doesnt look like thats something that actualy seems too evident in real life though.
  24. I can pretty categorically say that the loco never carried that livery in service to SR or BR (to my mind it’s unlikely similar to this was carried under the LSWR either, but my knowledge of that railway is limited so I’m not too sure). I’ve been unable to track down the details of the loco in this livery myself, but I’d imagine that it was an early preservation livery myself.
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