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  1. Edge

    Hornby W1 Hush Hush

    I had been toying with an apple green W1. Thank goodness I didn’t - wonderful as the model appears to be I think that livery is utterly hideous on it. Battleship grey British Enterprise for me I shall run it alongside my Khaki ‘City’, my LMS red 8F and my Bulleid Pacific with Stanier tender. I’m not one for prototypical accuracy
  2. It does depend on context - from a mechanical point of view all of the trains are pretty much as happy going back and forth as they are going round and round. So a representation of a terminus served by DMUs (or even loco hauled push-pull trains) would be absolutely fine and should work pretty decently (albeit with the characteristic of T Gauge to go from 0 to a scale 50 almost instantaneously) But, if you are looking to represent locomotive hauled trains with shunting, running around etc then the answer would be a firm ‘no’. T gauge just can’t do that yet and I doubt that the mechani
  3. Well, that’s £150 worth ordered for me. Was toying with the lit versions, but on reflection I’ve never really been happy with the lighting on any model coach I’ve ever seen (suspect it’s me being picky rather than faults with the models) so I’ve opted for ‘no’ on that. Plus, it more or less lets me buy another coach within budget My prospective layout is based on a preserved railway Gala, so I’ve pre ordered to below to be run behind my Stirling Single A darn good idea by Hattons and I sincerely doubt that it will be the last purchase of these coaches I
  4. Without meaning to pre-empt the oranisers of the show here, I would not expect it to go ahead. Its likely that even if all organisational hurdles could be overcome, there would simply be no way that enough people could come into the exhibition to make the expenditure of holding it worthwhile. I'd also imagine that the reimposing of COVID restrictions on large areas of Greater Manchester would mean that its highly unlikely.
  5. it does look pretty tasty. Will have to see if the NRM commissions a ‘Green Arrow’ - won’t be able to stop myself there
  6. They are. ALR coaches, Quarry hubs let’s and diesels still incoming. Plus anything they might announce in the meantime. I think we shall probably get more detail in the next announcement - they aren’t going to wait until June 2021 to give more detail. Tempted by a V2, but the price is somewhat eye-watering
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    EFE Rail launches

    I was desperate for this livery to appear on an austerity, complimentary to the shape of the loco or not, it’s weird and I want it
  8. Edge

    EFE Rail launches

    thank you, it appears I jumped the gun a teeny bit
  9. Edge

    EFE Rail launches

    Is there a website for this range? I had a look on Bachmann/Kernow and couldn’t find this stuff
  10. Edge

    EFE Rail launches

    NCB Austerity for me I think. Always been fond of the Blue/Yellow engines.
  11. In a slight tangent to the conversation, I’m hoping to make a trip to the Ffestiniog in a week or two, but can only reach it by train Because of the different standards which apply along the route because of the English welsh border and I am thoroughly uncertain about what to do now I don’t want to take a key workers seat on the train, but I would also like to have my first day out since February. Does anyone actually understand what I should do?
  12. A bit ‘meh’ for me as I only took delivery of a Hornby terrier yesterday, so feel no burning need to run and purchase this one too. Shame, but I’ll live
  13. I’m wondering if it’s another early loco like the ‘Rocket’. If so, my money is on ‘Lion’ or ‘Planet’ considering the second class S&R wagons inbound in Sep
  14. Hi all, am considering picking up the works grey one from Kernow for a preserved railway project. What is the general performance of these critters like? I can’t imagine that it will ever do much more than pull a couple of coaches pretty slowly, but even £70 is a lot for me so I’d rather not be buying a pup if I can get away with it . I’m unlikely to ever actually do anything to the model other than fit a decoder some time in the future. im aware that this may be covered elsewhere in the topic, but I’m at work right now so please take mercy on a man who doesn’t want to wa
  15. Hi folks, im looking for the Bachmann Grest Central liveried ‘O4’ done for the NRM (I believe the serial number is 31-001y) Drop me a PM. All sensible prices considered
  16. For your ‘Jinty’ loco, it may actually be possible to run it alongside your German locos as a perfectly accurate engine. Several went to France with the British expeditionary force in 1939 and I believe that these were almost all taken and used by the Germans (I did hear that the German engine crews were very fond of them) and stayed in west German for a considerable time post-war. They probably didn’t haul trains through the German countryside but a little modellers license should see to that In answer to your question, there is no more iconic British freight loco than the Stanie
  17. im hoping against hope to be able to reach both the SVR and the FR at some point in the next month or two. My bog problem is that I don't drive, so my massive headcahe is the public transport risk to and from both railways. Hence the hope, rather than the expectation. From what i understand with teh FR, they are pursuing a small loco policy for the time being at the double fairlies are a little too big for the work required of them under the current timetables. There is apparently wry amusement on the railway that had the effort to get Welsh Pony back into steam for this year had n
  18. Visibility and gradient would have been the key points. For standard gauge industrials where an 0-4-0 or an 0-6-0 Tank engine was doing the work would probably have been restricted to perhaps four or five 16ton wagons are most. For narrow gauge, I’d have thought that it would have been even more restricted - visibility was usually at a premium due to the nature of the lines, and the wagons would have been a lot less stable. Two or three skips or slate wagons I would have thought.
  19. For me the most effective way of cutting down cost is reducing part numbers. You’ve done a good job already as the sprues combine everything into two discrete parts - but I’d be tempted to see if you can ‘attach’ the sprues from each 3D model to each other. I’ve found that that can reduce the cost by up to a third just by itself. I’d also look at hollowing out any areas you can to reduce material costs. besides that, I think you’ve already got a fairly Spartan scheme there, so I don’t think that there is much potential for cutting down etc. without interfering with your
  20. How about BR blue with full yellow ends if we’re considering fictional options? (this is a joke, please don’t think I am pushing for for this one, just for the record I’m buying the fictional liveried W1 and will be picking up a fictional liveried leader too should it progress to production. I’m also eager to get a grey, heavily weathered one though...)
  21. I was reading Kevin Robertson’s book - the cracking sound from what I can tell was when the centre axle of number 1 end was sheared completely off at the wheel. Determined to likely be a design fault because of the asymmetric chain drive. The number 2 bogie was showing indications of the same fault. so the sound effect would be good, just for a different thing than expected as for the liveries, this is currently at such a preliminary stage that we really can’t hold KR to anything right now. I believe that the loco was in brushed aluminium ex-works, plain grey on her f
  22. I wouldn’t mind a fictional leader livery though, either BR green or BR black - I think either would actually look quite good
  23. I’m going to run one alongside a Bulleid with a Stanier tender, a green A4, the rocket, a black flying Scotsman, BR large logo class 66, a hush-hush, GT3 and an LBSCCR Atlantic. if I can pull that one off, then I’m sure that justification won’t be a problem
  24. It absolutely cannot be denied that KR are going for it, they have rather cornered the ‘quirk’ section of the market with their OO announcements
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