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  1. A big, and I do mean big, green box was waiting for me when I got home. Accurascale really doesn’t mess around with packing, the model is centred in this really dense black foam with a sturdy plastic ice cube gripping it. Yet nothing feels too stiff or hard to get at, the model itself is in a word, solid. I mean that positively, there is a wonderful ‘firmness’ to all of accurascale’s products. I sometimes feel like I have to grip a Hornby product at the edges, lest I feel that awful sensation of a part bending under my fingers. The build quality on the A class is simply sublime. If you’re an Irish railway modeller then you really have gone from famine (metaphorically, it’s just a metaphor) to feast… ‘awkward cough’.
  2. I’ve looked through the ‘mind the gap’ feature with the seven car example, and I think I can make out a couple of capacitors.
  3. Well thats a deal breaker for me, for £400 I can't justify it.
  4. Hi all, My Clan Stewart has arrived and its mostly fine, except for the RH crosshead assembly, which has a notable downward angle, I think there maybe a wonkiness to the Cylinder, which doesn't fully reach the running plate. Any ideas on a fix? ScR
  5. I like pre-grouping, but I didn’t think the Romans got in on it.
  6. Sticks head above parapet. I… kind of like the shade, the gloss makes the engine ‘pop’ in my mind, a bit of weathering and it would really be fantastic. But as ever, to each their own. Ducks head back under parapet.
  7. Are these just Accurascale’s home allocation? Or will other suppliers be receiving their share as well?
  8. All told though, these things are going to be hard to resist for an irredeemable east coast fan such as myself.
  9. Hmm…. Not entirely convinced.
  10. Did the champagne bottle bounce off it at launch or something?
  11. Did the really propose a new Scot? Or was it just the old version with a new chassis and a fresh lick of paint?
  12. I wonder what modellers in a parallel universe had to put up with given Lima’s… quirky approach to quality control.
  13. I did imagine that dcc and motor technology has advanced to the point that opening doors would be possible. But then I wondered about curved side stock, how does the actuator work then?
  14. Hello all, I spend an unhealthy amount of time pondering ‘what if’ scenarios. Indeed it seems I’m not alone as the ‘imaginary locomotives’ thread is well patronised. But just as there have been many proposed locomotives and railways in the real world, I imagine there have been just as many in the modelling world. I remember that in the final chapter of the 1975 Hornby Railways album a number of proposed models were discussed, including a Snowdon Mountain Railway locomotive and coach, which had in fact made it to the mock up stage. Another proposal was for a coach that could open its doors in the platform. Both of course never happened, the coach was impractical as it wouldn’t have been possible to keep the doors closed when passing a station, and there was little market room for the Mountain railway set. I also recall, possibly a series, of articles in a magazine on planned models over the years, Bachmann I know wanted to do a Q1, Hornby I’ve heard it said looked at a J36 in the 1980s. In more recent times we’ve seen the failed APT from DJM, though that last maybe to bitter of a memory for some. But is there more? What projects fell by the wayside? To be clear I am asking about proposed, not discontinued models, least this thread simply turn into a list of grievances. ScR
  15. They told me that the world wasn't ready for container croquet, but my dreams were too strong.
  16. No, it looks like an access hatch. Ya'know, I'm a little befuddled by it, the Mission impossible films are set in the present day, so why mock up a fake old steam engine.
  17. Fascinating and horrifying at the same time, good work.
  18. Social media has taken to calling it 'Mocktannia' Does look like what would happen if a Frenchman designed a BR Standard.
  19. I would definitely throw money at a full-fat Black 5, mind you at this point it would be monopoly money, but still
  20. Any Speedlink candidates unaccounted for?
  21. I may add the even Rapido, with their dedication to high spec, had to put a seam on the APT-E, in roughly the same place. I think you also have to put it into perspective, literally, we won't be standing on the lineside when these things go by, we'll be at best four feet away. Will a line less a hair thick be really visible?
  22. Well I was born on St Patricks, so it feels fitting.
  23. I wonder what it would look like with yellow ends.... HMM.
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