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49 minutes ago, Roy Langridge said:

 

Sorry, but you have lost me. OO is a gauge whether you say OO or OO gauge.

 

Anyhow, whatever makes you happy,

 

Roy

OO is the SCALE, NOT the GAUGE.

HO is - unfortunately - our Gauge.

 

Were we to be OO scale / OO gauge - it would not be called OO / HO.

 

OO Gauge = P4 = 18.83mm gauge.

HO Gauge = 'Normal OO/HO' whereby 'we' use HO gauge, with 16.5mm between the rails - unfortunately.

 

An incorrect application which can never be corrected, unfortunately, unless you've the patience of a saint, and the funds of a lottery winner, and run P4.

 

Al.

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9 minutes ago, atom3624 said:

OO is the SCALE, NOT the GAUGE.

HO is - unfortunately - our Gauge.

 

Were we to be OO scale / OO gauge - it would not be called OO / HO.

 

OO Gauge = P4 = 18.83mm gauge.

HO Gauge = 'Normal OO/HO' whereby 'we' use HO gauge, with 16.5mm between the rails - unfortunately.

 

An incorrect application which can never be corrected, unfortunately, unless you've the patience of a saint, and the funds of a lottery winner, and run P4.

 

Al.

Not disagreeing with you but I'd like to see you telling some members of the Scalefour society that they are modelling OO gauge :D

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When I first found out, as an OCD teenager 45 years ago, I wasn't best pleased!!

 

To this day I still ask myself if it was a 'valvegear consideration' how come 'Continental' HO modellers - let's call them HO/HO (it's nearly Christmas after all!!) - can purchase HO scale / HO gauge models, yet 'we' have to put up with imperfectly proportioned OO/HO .... broken record to all of us no doubt.

 

MOVIN' ON .... !!

 

Let's see what the Warley Surprise will be.

 

Al.

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10 minutes ago, atom3624 said:

To this day I still ask myself if it was a 'valvegear consideration' how come 'Continental' HO modellers - let's call them HO/HO (it's nearly Christmas after all!!) - can purchase HO scale / HO gauge models, yet 'we' have to put up with imperfectly proportioned OO/HO .... broken record to all of us no doubt.

 

Lack of high level platforms in the steam era?

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That's a very astute consideration, but cannot change anything now!

I suppose most are finescale-enough NOW that it's generally the cylinders protruding most, so using 'modern standards' it could work.

 

Explaining the 'Continental modellers' I think you are 100% correct - 60's Tri-ang valve motion - even Hornby Dublo's - was a tad 'heavy handed'.

This could probably have caught on UK-style higher platforms, generally not present on the 'Continent'.

 

Al.

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I always had room inside my Sir Winston, Flying Scottie, but agree it was tight inside the (probably closer to HO/HO) Princess Royal - with the X-04's used at the time.

 

Scalextric was around, with smaller motors, with decent power, but perhaps there just wasn't that much choice 'back then'.

 

It's all 'consigned' now ... pity.

 

Al.

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It's bound to be a Mark 1 RBR.

The reason, I've almost completed a conversion with Comet sides.

By the way lads, nobody does the RBR. I think the only RTR RBR was mainline or someone from the dim and distant.

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40 minutes ago, bazjones1711 said:

item of rolling stock ...maybe its a KUA flask wagon seems KR models are not doing their  so called version  ... or a BVA coil / slab wagon as used from Tinsley to Immingham

Yep, it's going to be a KUA flask wagon to go with the DRS Class 37/6's.

 

And I'd be very happy with that....

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14 hours ago, KDG said:

Yep, it's going to be a KUA flask wagon to go with the DRS Class 37/6's.

 

And I'd be very happy with that....

 

I'd be happy too...I'd like to model this formation, and (bar 37069) would be able to now thanks to the Bachmann escort coaches and the Accurascale tractor:

 

37609&37069Dawlish27-1-16

(Flickr link)

 

Looking forward to what'll be on Accurascale's table on Saturday...

 

Jack.

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Hi everyone, 

 

Well we are on board our flight in a rather wet Dublin and are on our way to Brum!

 

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We will be spending the next week in the UK doing various things between Warley, meetings and maybe even a survey of a some rolling stock for future announcements in 2020! Please note that our office is closed until next Thursday, November 28th.
 

Make sure you drop by the stand on Saturday morning at 10:15 for the launch and a bit about the 37!

 

Cheers!

 

Fran

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4 hours ago, Jack374 said:

 

I'd be happy too...I'd like to model this formation, and (bar 37069) would be able to now thanks to the Bachmann escort coaches and the Accurascale tractor:

 

 

(Flickr link)

 

 

 

Now that Revolution have announced the KUA in N gauge and they are known to collaborate with Accurascale, I'm moving my bet...……………..

(Goes to source a couple of Mk2e BSOs...…….)

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1 hour ago, Accurascale Fran said:

Hi everyone, 

 

Well we are on board our flight in a rather wet Dublin and are on our way to Brum!

 

We will be spending the next week in the UK doing various things between Warley, meetings and maybe even a survey of a some rolling stock for future announcements in 2020! Please note that our office is closed until next Thursday, November 28th.
 

Make sure you drop by the stand on Saturday morning at 10:15 for the launch and a bit about the 37!

 

Cheers!

 

Fran

I reckon that O gauge 14 coach APT-P announcement will just about fit down the inside of the 737

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