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7 hours ago, stewartingram said:

Had an email notifying me of the final payment taken on my 2nd run GT3 over the weekend.

Still haven't received the loco though........:jester:

 

Stewart

 

Paid in full for the first run when ordered but still waiting here too...

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Emphasised the 1st run, not 2nd...
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8 hours ago, stewartingram said:

Had an email notifying me of the final payment taken on my 2nd run GT3 over the weekend.

Still haven't received the loco though........:jester:

 

Stewart

 

because the 2nd production hasn't been made yet.

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On 04/05/2021 at 20:51, JCL said:

I can hear a whoosh sound. :) 

The pain of the uncivil war in this thread has still to heal wounds, so humour and blue sky has yet to break out smiles.

 

 

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On 30/04/2021 at 06:06, Tim Hall said:

I have, as I'm still waiting, with an increasing sense of doom....but no reply yet.

Arrived today via Hermes. Took me by surprise, as no tracking data received. Anyway, it's had a gentle bit of running without problems so far.

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I cannot recall where, but I did hear somewhere about the cab light being red being correct, it having that to allow drivers better adjustment to the dark of night than a bright white light.

Just wish I could recall a source.

 

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2 hours ago, 69843 said:

I cannot recall where, but I did hear somewhere about the cab light being red being correct, it having that to allow drivers better adjustment to the dark of night than a bright white light.

Just wish I could recall a source.

 

 

That would surprise me - the use of a red light in a railway environment would surely be open to dangerous interpretation.

 

John Isherwood.

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7 hours ago, Wagonmaster said:

 

And a white cab light and round tender buffers?

 

No white cab light as this is correct.  Yes the tender buffers will be round.

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3 hours ago, cctransuk said:

 

That would surprise me - the use of a red light in a railway environment would surely be open to dangerous interpretation.

 

John Isherwood.

 

On a steam loco at night when the firehole door was opened the cab would be bathed in light which would vary from orange when the fire was bright to dull red if the fire was very low.

 

Red light in a railway environment........

 

Les

 

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3 minutes ago, Les1952 said:

 

On a steam loco at night when the firehole door was opened the cab would be bathed in light which would vary from orange when the fire was bright to dull red if the fire was very low.

 

Red light in a railway environment........

 

Les

 

 

Quite true - I suppose it would depend upon how any red light source was diffused.

 

John Isherwood.

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4 hours ago, cctransuk said:

 

That would surprise me - the use of a red light in a railway environment would surely be open to dangerous interpretation.

 

John Isherwood.

 

Misinterpreting a red light as a "stop" instruction is surely fail safe rather than dangerous.

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1 hour ago, Colin_McLeod said:

 

Misinterpreting a red light as a "stop" instruction is surely fail safe rather than dangerous.

 

Indeed - but disruptive if every train running in the opposite direction came to an emergency stop !!! :o

 

John Isherwood.

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8 hours ago, 69843 said:

I cannot recall where, but I did hear somewhere about the cab light being red being correct, it having that to allow drivers better adjustment to the dark of night than a bright white light.

Just wish I could recall a source.

 

Sams trains said the cab light was red in his review

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8 hours ago, 69843 said:

I cannot recall where, but I did hear somewhere about the cab light being red being correct, it having that to allow drivers better adjustment to the dark of night than a bright white light.

Just wish I could recall a source.

 

That’s interesting. I wondered if that might possibly be the case.

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3 hours ago, cctransuk said:

 

Quite true - I suppose it would depend upon how any red light source was diffused.

 

John Isherwood.

I wonder to what extent things were illuminated by a red light?  Logically it wouldn't be very much and t was well shaded so as not to be seen from outside as any Signalman seeinga red light would immediately stop all traffic and any other train where the Driver noticed the red light would also come smartly to a stand as the Rules required.

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The difference between a red stop sign and red cab light (other than intensity and direction) being that one is moving and the other isn’t. 

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2 hours ago, truffy said:

The difference between a red stop sign and red cab light (other than intensity and direction) being that one is moving and the other isn’t. 

 

Brakevan red lights move.

 

Whatever; if we are talking about a dim, shaded red light in the cab of GT3, that could be barely discerned from the outside, I can imagine that would be perfectly safe.

 

However, I get the impression that the red light in the model cab is rather too obvious - my comment was made on that basis.

 

John Isherwood.

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30 minutes ago, cctransuk said:

 

Brakevan red lights move.

 

Whatever; if we are talking about a dim, shaded red light in the cab of GT3, that could be barely discerned from the outside, I can imagine that would be perfectly safe.

 

However, I get the impression that the red light in the model cab is rather too obvious - my comment was made on that basis.

 

John Isherwood.

Indeed, it was probably used (or tried as an experiment) as dim red lighting is used in many areas of special use, like armoured vehicles interiors in conflict, submarines/warship areas during conflict situations, there is science behind it as the human eye is more sensitive to red light when at the same intensity as an equivalent white light.

 

Whatever though, it’s going to look odd on a non firebox engine with firebox lighting :D

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27 minutes ago, cctransuk said:

 

Brakevan red lights move.

 

Whatever; if we are talking about a dim, shaded red light in the cab of GT3, that could be barely discerned from the outside, I can imagine that would be perfectly safe.

 

However, I get the impression that the red light in the model cab is rather too obvious - my comment was made on that basis.

 

John Isherwood.

Agree John. The red light in the cab may have been fairly low intensity and perhaps more inclined towards amber rather than bright red. As for the model I could live with the red if the brightness could be turned down. I tried doing this via the function mapping as it is a V5 decoder but perhaps this LD is not dimmable?

I'm pleased that the tender buffers will be round and I expect the front bogie guard irons / buffer beam / steps will be corrected as per the replacements to be sent to us who purchased the first run.

It would be handy to know what changes will be included in the second run. For example will the straps over the springs of the tender be included.

It could be that these specification changes including some decoder settings are being worked on.

Dave

 

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