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It will be lovely to see the early production prototype.  There is no sign of it yet on Bachmann's news page, nor on the relevant product pages. 

 

Has anyone seen it yet, and got a photograph or two to share with us?

 

John Storey

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There are three pictures in the latest Bachmann Collectors’ Club magazine; copyright, unfortunately. Mr. York is a busy man (see “Two unaccompanied (overgrown) children sneak into Hornby Visitor's Centre” :D) but perhaps he might persuade Bachmann to allow him to post them here.

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Isn't this locomotive being shown at Ally Palace today in early prototype form?  Has anyone got photos they can share with us, please?

 

John Storey

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Definently looks like it'll be worth the wait.

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As much as I like the Coal Tank, this scratches my Midland itch very nicely indeed.

 

Hopefully a non condensing belpaire boiler will one day appear to add to what I have on pre-order already...

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What a little beauty!!!

 

 

 

Rob. 

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This is looking very encouraging. The smooth smokebox wrapper on the c. 1909 condition version is a boon for those such as me who will want to backdate the model to true Johnson condition. There looks like plenty of scope for ringing the changes so maybe one day we'll see an early condition condensing engine - just the thing for the south-of-the-river enthusiasts!

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Fantastic, great to see these, a major positive step forward. 

 

Cheers, 

 

Keith 

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Can't wait to see decorated samples. Looks amazing. Shame I can't justify Midland Crimson on my 1930s LMS layout! Black it will be. 

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They look fantastic, very much looking forward to my Midland version.  I was wondering, have they tooled for the possibility of a circa 1906 version with Johnson chimney and door?

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On 25/03/2019 at 21:28, Compound2632 said:

This is looking very encouraging. The smooth smokebox wrapper on the c. 1909 condition version is a boon for those such as me who will want to backdate the model to true Johnson condition. There looks like plenty of scope for ringing the changes so maybe one day we'll see an early condition condensing engine - just the thing for the south-of-the-river enthusiasts!

 

The one in the middle would take a Johnson chimney and smoke-box door?

 

I shall have to quiz you when the time comes.

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3 hours ago, Edwardian said:

 

The one in the middle would take a Johnson chimney and smoke-box door?

 

I shall have to quiz you when the time comes.

 

That's the one. The tricky bit may be finding a Johnson chimney of the right height - Craftsman used to do one for their kit; whether that's available at all I have not investigated.

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13 minutes ago, Compound2632 said:

 

That's the one. The tricky bit may be finding a Johnson chimney of the right height - Craftsman used to do one for their kit; whether that's available at all I have not investigated.

 

Well, if you can find a GA, we can produce a 3D printed one!

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2 minutes ago, Edwardian said:

 

Well, if you can find a GA, we can produce a 3D printed one!

 

Eminently do-able.

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2 minutes ago, Compound2632 said:

 

Eminently do-able.

 

Good.  Do we need a dished Johnson smoke-box door while we're at it?

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Just now, Edwardian said:

 

Good.  Do we need a dished Johnson smoke-box door while we're at it?

 

Again, castings are or were available but looking at the EPs, maybe a 3D printed replacement for the whole smokebox front? One would have to get one's hands on the production model to work out how things fit together.

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2 minutes ago, Compound2632 said:

 

Again, castings are or were available but looking at the EPs, maybe a 3D printed replacement for the whole smokebox front? One would have to get one's hands on the production model to work out how things fit together.

 

It certainly looks as if the face is separate, but I guess one would want to reproduce the way it fits to the smoke-box barrel. 

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The chimney on Bachmann's chosen publicity photo of No. 1273 is in fact of Johnson pattern, so who knows? Its only an EP at this stage...

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14 hours ago, Edwardian said:

 

Well, if you can find a GA, we can produce a 3D printed one!

 

Is it anything like those shown in the Wild Swan booklet?

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52 minutes ago, Poor Old Bruce said:

 

Is it anything like those shown in the Wild Swan booklet?

 

As Compound is aware, I have a Midland-shaped hole in my library, making him my go-to man!

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