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I thought I would make this announcement easier to find, as a lot of people seem to have not worked it out yet.

 

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It transpired today that Model Rail, in cooperation with Rapido Trains, is to be producing the GWR Class 1600 0-6-0PT, which will be available in the following versions:

 

1648 BR Black early

1627 BR Black early (weathered)

1646 BR Black early

 

1624 BR Black late

1636 BR Black late (weathered)

 

1638 GWR Green (as preserved)

 

I will post more details when I can!

 

EDIT: Added versions.

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I know...

 

But everyone expects it to be GWR because it's a pannier. And the copper kettle fans like to think of them as their own...

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Cough.

 

British Railways.

 

 

The GWR had well gone before these appeared and the last one was built in 1955.

 

 

 

 

Jason

Just an updated build of the final form of the 2021 class?

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Shame as there is an excellent kit recently released by South Eastern Finecast and Branchlines (Westbury).

 

Gordon A

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So what is the difference between this and the 64xx?

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So what is the difference between this and the 64xx?

It's even smaller, I believe- certainly, the wheels were. I have fond memories of pairs of them steaming hard past my old primary school (Furnace CP, on the old L&MMR) . Llanelly shed (87F) had a double-figure allocation, with about six out-shedded at Burry Port for the BP&GVR trains.

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16xx was smaller than the 64xx.They could get virtually anywhere on the system, very useful in factory yards etc

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So what is the difference between this and the 64xx?

 

Apart from the fact they are both pannier tanks, almost everything. (CJL)

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Might also make a few ScR modelllers happy...   

 

Martin

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Of course this will be in 7mm scale won't it? :angel:

Seems like a fair question - I can't find anything that tells me what scale it will be.

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Has the list of options for the 16xx appeared yet? Not quite as many as for the E1! BR black, early or late crest, plus preservation green, I imagine.

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Seems like a fair question - I can't find anything that tells me what scale it will be.

 

Apart from the announcement in the magazine. Worth considering that this is an unofficial thread started by someone not involved in the model.

 

 

But do people really think that a magazine are going to be releasing RTR models in O Gauge? You would struggle selling N Gauge ones.

 

 

 

Jason

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Has the list of options for the 16xx appeared yet? Not quite as many as for the E1! BR black, early or late crest, plus preservation green, I imagine.

 

I did post them in the other thread. But for clarity.

 

1648 BR Black early

1627 BR Black early (weathered)

1646 BR Black early

 

1624 BR Black late

1636 BR Black late (weathered)

 

1638 GWR Green (as preserved)

 

Or buy etched plates from your favourite source and have whatever one you want. :)

 

 

Jason

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Apart from the announcement in the magazine. Worth considering that this is an unofficial thread started by someone not involved in the model.

 

 

But do people really think that a magazine are going to be releasing RTR models in O Gauge? You would struggle selling N Gauge ones.

 

 

 

Jason

Living where I do, my copy won't arrive for another week at least so that doesn't help me Jason. I had guessed that it will be 00 of course, but I found it a little odd that nobody had mentioned that so far.

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Living where I do, my copy won't arrive for another week at least so that doesn't help me Jason. I had guessed that it will be 00 of course, but I found it a little odd that nobody had mentioned that so far.

 

Ah. Sorry.

 

It's just that it hasn't really been announced properly yet. I was hoping there would be a proper thread for it.

 

 

 

Jason

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1646 BR Black early

 

 

 

Ooh - a Highland Railway pannier   :locomotive:

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Apart from the announcement in the magazine. Worth considering that this is an unofficial thread started by someone not involved in the model.

 

 

But do people really think that a magazine are going to be releasing RTR models in O Gauge? You would struggle selling N Gauge ones.

 

 

 

Jason

With the way Minerva and Dapol  7mm scale panniers are flying off the shelves, the potential sales  in 7 mm is not to be sniffed at.

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Seeing as MR are doing 1646, it’d be rude not to do a micro layout based on the Dornoch branch wouldn’t it? Sooooooo modellable...

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I've been thinking about Dornoch for a while, but never thought 1646 would be modelled. Perhaps I might even spring to a second one to renumber as the "other" one on the line (1649, I think).

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Don’t...

 

There was an issue of a magazine very recently (within the last month or two) with a feature on the Dornoch branch, does anyone know what it was? I’ll be back ordering that! It had a fantastic photo of a 0P 0-4-4T with a mixed train crossing Cambusavie level crossing, very inspirational.

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Good choice! I get to drive 1638 at work again tomorrow so I might be a little biased ;-)

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