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  1. For those entertaining a purchase, shapeways have a special offer on right now: CYBER MONDAY 10% OFF - Use promo code"CYBERMON" at checkout happy buying!
  2. I like the BR blue because it’s just a little bit different. But I’ll possibly also print for a BR Green loco too. And I’ll have to pick one up if they do the faux Cambrian livery that one of the locos was wearing a few years ago
  3. Edge

    Heljan at Warley

    Interesting from my point of view that they are announcing for OO, but that O gauge is explicitly O gauge. I’m always fond of more OO9 stuff coming out, and I’ll be keeping my eyes open for anything from Heljan - VoR tank locos are a persistent rumour that won’t go away
  4. Problem for me is that the GWR has such a long tenure that anything that says ‘the GWR was...’ will never really apply properly. Brunel was undoubtedly an innovator and famous maverick, his successors were less so, its standardisation programme was itself rather revolutionary at the time of its suggestion (in scope, certainly), and towards the end of its existence the gas turbine experiments were big steps forward. Not to mention, their development of things like AWS however, they rarely strayed from their established steam loco patterns and several were based on 19th c
  5. From my end of things, I was always extremely interested in grabbing a live steam loco in 4mm, but the astronomical price when new mean that I literally did not have enough money to make the purchase. Having since seen them in operation on several occasions now, I’m afraid that I can’t see any real difference in operation to the electric locos, certainly not enough to justify the still very high cost from my side. The incompatibility with other power systems was also a serious issue for me. nice idea on paper, but in reality there is nothing really too impressive about the
  6. Anyone got any word of the SR 009 Baldwin? I’m rather taken with it and would like to pick one up at Warley if at all possible
  7. I’ve got a Mehano kids set that I use to test locomotives which has sub r1 curves. Pleased to report that my NCB USA went round without the slightest difficulty- it has a very short wheelbase so there are no issues there.
  8. There was also talk on the KR Models Facebook page of a reveal at the exhibition today - anyone got any info for those of us who couldn’t make it?
  9. If you are going to have an end to end shunting layout, then the Inglenook pattern of layout is a good idea- lots of ‘play’ value, plenty of chance for good detail in the scenic while keeping overall space usage and cost down. Whats more, manufacturers the world over are paying slightly more attention to smaller industrial-type locos which suit layouts like this down to the ground
  10. If you are going to have an end to end shunting layout, then the Inglenook pattern of layout is a good idea- lots of ‘play’ value, plenty of chance for good detail in the scenic while keeping overall space usage and cost down. Whats more, manufacturers the world over are paying slightly more attention to smaller industrial-type locos which suit layouts like this down to the ground
  11. I grabbed a load of limited edition models (most of them have moved on to other buyers now anyway) because I wanted something a little bit different from the run of the mill. My bude with stanier tender will never leave me, because its weird, and I like weird. If you get a limited edition which is cheap then i see no issue with you modifying something you own. As regards to the value of numbers, I think only number 1 of a run is of real stand out value. Perhaps the highest number in a run or if the number does something like matching the loco number that could raise the price a tee
  12. Thank you to eneryone who has got in touch about the 009 wagon loads and an extra big thank you to those who have made purchases - it is extremly gratifying that people are happy to part with hardearned cash for my products. In response to a few of you who got in touch asking about the PECO side of things, I'm delighted to announce that both varieties of L&B open wagons are now catered for on my store: L&B 4-wheel Wagon L&B Bogie Wagon As always, im delighted to hear about any further suggestions/requests/feedback that you
  13. For once, I've actually got a physical model to show you of a 3D print going on sale today! Class D wagon loads which can be used to represent a variety of mineral traffic or can be used as formers for a load of scatter materials. They are hollow undersneath to allow for removal using magnets. https://www.shapeways.com/product/4Y9L6DBJR/009-wagon-load?optionId=125569659&li=shop-inventory
  14. NCB wagons did turn up at preservation societies all over the country if that is of any use to you.
  15. My apologies if this section is in response to my comment - I certainly did not mean for there to be any sort of impression that I was criticising you or your teammates for anything on the production side of the show. You were wonderful and above all seemed to be enjoying yourselves immensely. I actually thought that the crochet trees were very good fun indeed I’d have given extra marks for that actually both for imagination and for an additional skill not often used in railway modelling
  16. Did enjoy the episode, with a good few things I liked on each of the layouts and a lot of fun had by all (to all appearances). my one gripe with the episode was the constant harping on for every introduction of the loco ladies about hem being the first all female team - the team themselves were wonderful and course it’s quite right that it be highlighted and well intentioned (but silly) acts like the ‘chauffeur fare’ be related. But the presenters kept on with the ‘girl power’ comments etc literally every time they were on screen. Perhaps it would have been best if they
  17. Thank you again. As with most things, it will have to be a case of ‘wait and see’ I’m afraid . I am hoping to get back to the grindstone with the 3D stuff in the next couple of months and get some new designs out there. I am also planning to expand on my range of 009 conversion parts when the Bachmann Thomas range hits the U.K. As always, it’s very nice to have my work appreciated and I hope that it has pleased people. Once again, if anyone on here has pictures of models made using my products, id appreciate seeing them - it never hurts to see what others have done
  18. Think that the right layout won, but that the Agatha Christie layout was also very nice indeed - reminded me a great deal of the old Hornby Dublo aesthetic and the innovative use of a mail wagon was brilliant
  19. Hi there guys, I'm looking for a couple of the resin loads that are supplied with the Bachmann 393-052a D class bogie wagon. I’m not after the wagon itself, just the loads. Please PM if you have one or two available, am happy to talk about a reasonable price. Thanks, Edge
  20. Haven’t participated in the show, but bumped into KM at Warley last year and she was a genuinely lovely person to meet and speak to briefly, even though I must have been the seventh hundred person to have bothered her that day also had a brief chat with steve flint, and got much the same impression. However, he was there to work so I tried to keep that chat rather brief all in all, smashing people. And I’m hoping to corral a team of volunteers to participate in series 3 (should it be made)
  21. Thanks for the interest and for the compliments. Afraid that things are rather at a standstill at the moment - job change hasnt left an awful lot of time for 3d work. I am working on a few bits and pieces. I am trying to work out the ins and outs of an O9 atlantic, but it is rather tricky to fit everything in without simply throwing away any pretense of scale but I shall persevere. As for Katie, I am looking into a model based aroung the minitrains 0-4-0 outside frame chassis, but its in the extremely early stages. Effie i think is probably well nigh impo
  22. I agree on Bulleid’s talents and brilliance, he was at the forefront of steam and it’s development and he deserves all of the plaudits he received. my comments above were not about the man, but the machine. The sense is that Bulleid (who left the SR well before completion of the project) left things half finished and that the concept was fundamentally flawed from the get go. Originally touted as a replacement for the M7 tank loco, the engine simply was not fit for that purpose in any way.
  23. There are large panels missing from the rear of the two pictured locomotives, so it is likely that it is 36003. From all accounts 36002 was only a few days away from its first run and was a considerably superior locomotive to the prototype. that being said, the design itself was fundamentally flawed in being vastly overweight, underpowered, incapable of fitting in with existing infrastructure on the SR lines (the loco could barely take on water because of issues actually fitting the spouts of water towers into the loco) and thoroughly unpopular with the unions of the time because o
  24. Hornby did a commercially available version of this with thomas: They occasionally still turn up on ebay/at hattons and the like
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