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  1. Hi again David, I'd been worried by the images on the website, but part of the enjoyment on unpacking my parcel was the relief that the NR 73 was in no way orangey, in fact it's a slight shade more lemoney than the Graham Farish NR BCK I had recently. Running in has also gone flawlessly, not a wobble to be seen, although I've not tested the haulage limits for these featherweight loco's... Regards, Gerry.
  2. Hi, The courier service is pronounced "Oops". So, as usual with courier services I'm hostage to when it turns up because for a top international service the 'tracker' doesn't help significantly, and when there's a knock on my door at about 3pm I'm both excited and wondering who let him into the building because that's not supposed to happen at that time of day. Anyhow I answer the knock and the guy says "the guy opposite isn't answering so will you take this parcel for him?", of course I'm disappointed, and I also dislike the guy opposite so I'm about to sat "NO" when my fundamentally pleasant nature kicks in (the family motto is Ut Prosim according to a postcard I have)) and I say "YES". As delivery guy is toying with his tech I look at the (correctly numbered) address label and it's me! - "It's ME!" I say in delight as my disappointment is totally forgotten. Delivery guy then scans my parcel label and I say "thank you" as he leaves, no attempt at face-saving. I'm lucky he tried me I guess. Anyhow, after I attend to the unpacking - it takes me a while to enjoy my first look at them, I then check my emails and there's one saying my parcel couldn't be delivered and telling me where my local Access Point is. Just out of curiosity I look it up and it's beyond my disability-limited range and there's no carer help available to do so for me. A second email at around 7pm tells me it's now available for collection for the next seven days after which it'll be returned to the sender - I'd like to see that! I've always used the well known three=letter name for them, but from now on I'll always pronounce it "Oops!" Regards, Gerry.
  3. Hi, From memory, so we're already on dodgy ground with that, my SWT ran fine - in fact it was because I was never happy with the livery rendition it's been earmarked for some time as the donor chassis for a 73/9 3D printed shell I have from Shapeways. If I can find the time I'll set up a test track sometime in the coming week. Still, worth the wait I reckon given the likely price differential, I know only too well that under other circumstances I'd have gladly waited just that bit longer for mine... Regards, Gerry.
  4. Hi, Just had the confirmation email that mine will be here tomorrow. Regards, Gerry.
  5. Hi, Having just been emailed with a retailer prices compared to the RRP, order now placed . Most Excellent. Regards, Gerry.
  6. Hi Grahame, If you can show me where there is any 'wriggle room' from both statements to support that comment I'd be most obliged. On the Dapol Digest: https://digest.Dapol.co.uk/forum/n-gauge-models/diesel/class-59-n-aa/project-managers-blog-aa/349-class-59-opening-post?p=9657#post9657 On the Revolution Trains website news item: http://www.revolutiontrains.com/revolution-class-59-tooling-completed/ Regards, Gerry.
  7. Hi Chris, there's an existing topic here: https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/146261-kato-announces-class-800-in-n/ Where answers may be found. Regards, Gerry.
  8. Hi, Well received when originally available, and I am a big fan of the clear couplings then supplied so much so that I obtained a separate supply direct at that time - it's not certain from my viewing which type will be supplied but the quality of the wagons make them a 'must have' whichever. https://railsofsheffield.com/collections/mathieson Regards, Gerry.
  9. Hi, Posted by Joel on the Dapol Digest in response to my query: And additionally: https://digest.Dapol.co.uk/forum/n-gauge-models/diesel/class-59-n-aa/project-managers-blog-aa/349-class-59-opening-post/page2#post9662 Regards, Gerry.
  10. Hi, From Joel on the Dapol Digest yesterday: Regards, Gerry.
  11. Hi, I'm reminded of the Derby '06 exhibition, my least worst 'snap' from then:
  12. Hi, I'm reminded of the excellent Waton by eldavo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=molemPGx4fI 4:40 time in. An image hard to forget for those of us with a squeamish disposition.
  13. Hi, I'm just wondering if the corrections noted to the CAD image should be re-posted, or at least linked to, at the Dapol Digest? I'm sure I've seen it mentioned on this forum several times before that Dapol are mostly unaware of potentially useful information here, and at this stage when it could possibly be of most use to them. I have considered posting links there myself, but I'm concerned that may be thought presumptive by the originating authors. I'll be pre-ordering the National Power version from KMRC as well as my most longed for ARC livery version. Regards, Gerry.
  14. Hi Steve, The new run of N Class B tanks are in the 'Pre-order' section: https://www.revolutiontrains.com/product/35t-class-b-tank-wagon/ HTH Regards, Gerry.
  15. Hi, Informative little article in the current NGS Journal (Mar-Apr 2/21) with Hiroshi Kato on overcoming design and engineering issues, and the design philosophy behind Kato models. I already have far too many of their excellent US N scale for my wallets good, and it was the easiest of steps to get a GWR set on order once pre-orders first opened. Not too long to wait now. Regards, Gerry.
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