Jump to content

Rails of Sheffield/Dapol/NRM Announce OO gauge Stroudley A1/A1X


Recommended Posts

I'm surprised Dapol hasn't released them in their mainstream range.

 

The initial batch offered by Rails represents examples in original condition, and reboilered A1X with short bunkers.

 

Hopefully Isle of Wight variants will appear in a forthcoming production run.

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • RMweb Gold

Well, brilliant news, although someone must have had some inside info for the recent posts about a 00 Terrier??

I just hope that they realise the front of side tank lubricators should not be there on the early models, the position of cab fittings needs sorting and that they get the step better than the 0 gauge version.

Excellent news and I have ordered one already but am just doing transfers for Stroudley lining and lettering so may order another to rename. Numberplates in brass etch already available.

Cheers

Ian

Edited by ianmaccormac
  • Like 3
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • RMweb Gold

How nice.

 

Looking forward to a release of the L&SWR pair in the future.

 

 

In any event the early BR livery is a must have.....oh dear...!

 

 

Rob.

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi,

 

The E-mail I've received from Rails mentions:

 

 

5 pole skew wound motor

 

 

So it looks as though the motor will be of a modern standard too despite the small size of the loco.

 

The DCC socket is going to be a NEXT-18 - ​ don't know much about them but it may make sound fitting easier (dedicated speaker pins?).

 

Can't see any mention of limited numbers per livery option which is encouraging to me although the deposit (option?) may counterbalance that.

 

 

Regards

 

Nick

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi,

 

The E-mail I've received from Rails mentions:

 

 

5 pole skew wound motor

 

 

So it looks as though the motor will be of a modern standard too despite the small size of the loco.

 

The DCC socket is going to be a NEXT-18 - ​ don't know much about them but it may make sound fitting easier (dedicated speaker pins?).

 

 

Regards

 

Nick

 

Next 18 makes sound fitting a doddle. 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Firstly I said when Rails started doing commissions that perhaps they'll be the ones to finally bring us new Terriers and my comment was largely poo-pooed I think aha, secondly I find it kinda funny that they're announcing these while having a stall set up directly next to Hornby lol in their face much? :P

 

Great news anyway! I shall have the SR one =)

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites

I have oft found myself puzzled by the apparent lack of serious r-t-r support for the railways of the IoW. (I selected those words with scrupulous care). One reason, I believe valid, is the lack of standardization of the rolling stock. Why bemoan a shortcoming of r-t-r locos, when there is even less choice for appropriate coaches. And so, little gets done. As it happens, circumstances have caused me to dispose of most of my hardware, and leave me an observer on the fringe of the hobby. So even if this new initiative should eventually lead to high quality support for the trains of the IoW, I doubt that my support could follow. However, I can still wish, and in my minds eye, at least, re create the vista once regularly  available to a trainspotter at Newport station.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • RMweb Gold

Congratulations to Rails on this highly anticipated announcement!

 

The loco has been steadily climbing through the ranks of The Wishlist Poll and was in The Top 50 in the 2016 Results. (The Poll didn't run in 2017.)

 

Brian (on behalf of The Poll Team)

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Tempted by the SECR version, wondering if they're making different tooling for it, being neither an A1 or an A1x. Also hoping they don't do one in SECR grey as I already have one of those.

 

Maybe this will mean Hornby finally move their version into the Railroad range? Would be nice to have a cheap small 0-6-0 chassis to mess about with...

Link to post
Share on other sites

Would be nice if we could have 'Stepney' (and 'Fenchurch') released at some stage to complement all the other Bluebell locos that have been done in RTR so far. After all Hattons have done the P tanks (and even allowed the Bluebell a small allocation of the relevant locos to sell themselves)

  • Like 4
Link to post
Share on other sites

Would be nice if we could have 'Stepney' (and 'Fenchurch') released at some stage to complement all the other Bluebell locos that have been done in RTR so far. After all Hattons have done the P tanks (and even allowed the Bluebell a small allocation of the relevant locos to sell themselves)

 

Possibly could appear as Dapol Collectors club editions

Link to post
Share on other sites

Given Dapols record on blundering with liveries and mechanisms I will not be pre ordering but waiting to see whether what turns up is actually worth the money.

Given Dapols record on blundering with liveries and mechanisms I will not be pre ordering but waiting to see whether what turns up is actually worth the money.

Cynical, but wise.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.