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RAILS ANNOUNCE CALEY 812 CLASS 0-6-0s


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2 hours ago, Steamport Southport said:

 

So not realistic then? That's more of a "what if" scenario than modelling something that happened.

 

I don't even think the wagon is accurate as it came from a drawing in the Roche book and ISTR has errors.

 

 

Jason

It’s not perfect, but it’s not bad either, a  few wee additions can improve it quite easily. 
As the original no longer exists all you can go by are the few photos and drawings that survive. 
Picture of my model with the CR 1900 Goods Album photo.

 

Brian.

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I had a go at the Caley coaches some time ago, using Airfix LMS coaches as a subframe and roofs. Here is one on my old layout, and a link to the blog covering it. Present state of play are them semi dismantled to get LMS bogies, a job that stalled last autumn and which I intend to return to soon. I am also almost through cutting some older Triang ones down to 57' and again mounting on Bachmann Period 1 chassis- they are awaiting lining and again in a queue.

 

 

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8 hours ago, turbos said:

Personally I don’t think any of the Caledonian(esque) rtr rolling stock from the past will be good enough without some serious work done to it to look OK next to the forthcoming ‘812  Class’ release. Hopefully the Hattons ‘Genesis’ Caledonian coaches will look OK with an as built No.828 even if not exactly prototypical. All the later liveried versions have various choices of rtr rolling stock.

More damage to my wallet!

 

Brian.

 

I was thinking along the same lines and I am also eying the Hattons coaches, although if Hornby produce a Caledonian version of their generic coaches (and I don't believe announcements until I see the product) theirs might be easier or at least cheaper (although that depends on the importer's and retailer's mark-ups) to obtain in Australia.  My preference would be for the six wheel coaches, although my layout does have some very tight curves but, if the worst comes to worst, I could remove the flanges from the centre wheels - the tenders of Hornby Dublo (but not the later Wrenn) locomotives used this dodge and, surprisingly, it's not noticeable from a normal viewing distance although, that said, the coach wheels are a bit more exposed.  My Caledonian (and Highland) stock, which is only a small part of my collection, is based around 1922/23, so four wheeled Caley coaches, unless I were to get some of those intended for the Balerno branch, would be a bit out of place.

 

Of course, I could always take a Tri-ang clerestory, stick an arc roof on it and paint it in Caley colours.......

 

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9 hours ago, E100 said:

I noticed Jenny Kirk had one running in the background last week!

 

 

Yes , Jenny has one for review . The lighter Blue one I believe . She has said she will publish shortly ., maybe even this week .

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24 minutes ago, Jenny Emily said:

The review is filmed and should, all going well, go live on Wednesday. Here are three pictures from the review; I was loaned the lighter CR livery model as well as the LMS black one. 
 

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So cool to finally see the models outside the white blank screen we have been seeing them in and instead on a proper layout, can't wait to see them in the video!

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23 minutes ago, Jenny Emily said:

I have just received a loan of a sound fitted example. There will be a video some time tomorrow of it. I don’t believe it has been heard publicly before so I am really looking forward to it. 

 

Cant wait! Both of my pre-orders are sound fitted. I concluded that I was unlikely to get around to fitting it with sound after I had bought it, and certainly not at the price the premium for factory sound fitted was. 

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It is an absolute stunner in weathered BR black and the sound setup is amazing. 
 

Those who have ordered this version will not be disappointed. Of particular interest is the firebox flicker which changes depending on whether the loco is moving or stationary, or if the blower is on. It really does look real! C101F3D8-FB17-47E4-BC97-196248659A8B.jpeg.c8b685d0dda0e980e8430c72f2e36e2a.jpegF44FFB59-9C3F-4ED6-9AC6-D8C1100BDD85.jpeg.ec711fc19f266fa3edc46ce7115e7bad.jpeg

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4 minutes ago, Jenny Emily said:

It is an absolute stunner in weathered BR black and the sound setup is amazing. 
 

Those who have ordered this version will not be disappointed. Of particular interest is the firebox flicker which changes depending on whether the loco is moving or stationary, or if the blower is on. It really does look real! C101F3D8-FB17-47E4-BC97-196248659A8B.jpeg.c8b685d0dda0e980e8430c72f2e36e2a.jpegF44FFB59-9C3F-4ED6-9AC6-D8C1100BDD85.jpeg.ec711fc19f266fa3edc46ce7115e7bad.jpeg

 

Surely the most handsome of 0-6-0s !   OK I'm biased . Got the dark blue one on order . Looking forward to your review Jenny 

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4 hours ago, Jenny Emily said:

It is an absolute stunner in weathered BR black and the sound setup is amazing. 
 

Those who have ordered this version will not be disappointed. Of particular interest is the firebox flicker which changes depending on whether the loco is moving or stationary, or if the blower is on. It really does look real! C101F3D8-FB17-47E4-BC97-196248659A8B.jpeg.c8b685d0dda0e980e8430c72f2e36e2a.jpegF44FFB59-9C3F-4ED6-9AC6-D8C1100BDD85.jpeg.ec711fc19f266fa3edc46ce7115e7bad.jpeg

I've got this version on order. Mouth now watering after your comments!!!!

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On 25/09/2021 at 13:22, Wolseley said:

If you want a near perfect scale model, you would replace the locomotive with a London Road Models kit and the coaches with kits from Caley Coaches.

 

Agreed, and even then you'd have to scratchbuild the tender.

 

The Tri-ang coaches at least save having to do the panelling, no matter how much else you do or don't do the the rest of the vehicle. The latest Hornby releases also save having to paint a very complex livery. It took me two weeks to build my two Caley Coaches ones and another 21 years to paint them. 

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Interesting video, thanks. Loco looks great but I'm not impressed by the thickness of the tender tops, which doesn't capture the Caley tenders appearance at all well. Here is a snatch from the video and a couple of crops to illustrate what I mean.

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Whatever about the cab thickness that tender top edge is a disappointment.

It might be possible to relieve that sharp tender top inside edge if only to get rid of that square look.

This shows one of the problems of pre ordering models especially if you have to pay a non refundable deposit.

Pre ordering is often made on the basis of a few photographs.

Tony.

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2 hours ago, JohnR said:

I'll wait for better photos or mine to arrive before making judgement, because I think that screen grab angle is making it look much thicker than it probably is. 

Although it is a similar “looking down” picture It was the tender top edge in the first picture posted by Jenny Emily on Thursday that caught my eye.  To the extent I had to look at the second picture to see if the tender top was flared at all!  I wonder how Hornby managed the similar tender top flare on its J36?

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On 30/10/2021 at 16:05, 26power said:

Although it is a similar “looking down” picture It was the tender top edge in the first picture posted by Jenny Emily on Thursday that caught my eye.  To the extent I had to look at the second picture to see if the tender top was flared at all!  I wonder how Hornby managed the similar tender top flare on its J36?

 

Dapol made a good job of the flair on the D class.

 

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