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Rails of Sheffield Exclusive Class 37 425 'Sir Robert McAlpine / Concrete Bob' BR Construction Sector Diesel Locomotive


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Never understood why BR didn't move the nameplates when locos were repainted RfD grey. They look really awful straddling the colour join.

Quite agree about the look. I expect it was just down to the work involved to shift the plate. Probably quite time consuming. Remove plate, drill new holes, weld patches on the back of the old holes then add filler to the outside. Much easier just to reaffix in the same place.

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There's something about the construction sector logo that doesn't look right. It doesn't seem as imposing as the real thing. Is it too perhaps too small and is the gap to the sandbox filler to the left of the logo too wide? Compare with this image https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d8/Class_37_EE_Type_3_37-425_%27Sir_Robert_McAlpine%27_or_%27Concrete_Bob%27_9.00_to_Weymouth%2C_Bristol_Temple_Meads_3.7.1993_%289922498103%29.jpg. Or is it just me...

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There's something about the construction sector logo that doesn't look right. It doesn't seem as imposing as the real thing. Is it too perhaps too small and is the gap to the sandbox filler to the left of the logo too wide? Compare with this image https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d8/Class_37_EE_Type_3_37-425_%27Sir_Robert_McAlpine%27_or_%27Concrete_Bob%27_9.00_to_Weymouth%2C_Bristol_Temple_Meads_3.7.1993_%289922498103%29.jpg. Or is it just me...

 

Look's ok size-wise to me when comparing it to other body-side references. The blue does, however, look a bit bright, but that may just be the photo.

 

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It had the '425' repeated on the front ends in the mid 1990's, except the 2 was bigger so it looked 425

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/21644562812/

 

http://www.railphotoarchive.org/rpc_zoom.php?PrevImg=0561020073000&aid=&InFrame=&_PAGE=

 

Only from 1995 onwards. It ran without front numbers from 1990 until then

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We have just received from Bachmann a production sample of our exclusive Class 37 Concrete Bob in Construction livery. It looks fantastic

 

More updates on delivery timescale to follow when available.

 

£149.95 - Preorder now: https://railsofsheffield.com/products/33040/Bachmann-32-384y-oo-gauge-class-37-425-sir-robert-mcalpine-concrete-bob-br-construction-sector-diesel-locomotive

 

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A Careful, I was thinking the same thing..

I was thinking to get two and do 37688 Great Rocks... but the name / logo are opposite ends to 37425.

 

and depending on what era you were thinking of modelling 37688, 37425 may not have the correct nose ends - i.e. 37688 under BR ownership had headboard brackets.  

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We have just received from Bachmann a production sample of our exclusive Class 37 Concrete Bob in Construction livery. It looks fantastic

 

More updates on delivery timescale to follow when available.

 

£149.95 - Preorder now: https://railsofsheffield.com/products/33040/Bachmann-32-384y-oo-gauge-class-37-425-sir-robert-mcalpine-concrete-bob-br-construction-sector-diesel-locomotive

 

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