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1 hour ago, Paul Cram said:

Only the DCC ones

 

Good jobs I'm a Zimo types of person.  Lets see if they've dropped the PTC from the PCB.

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Just for anyone who might not be on facebook, somebody asked about the J27 in reply to post about the tank wagons yesterday. Oxfords reply was "Shouldn't be too much longer." Obviously not a exact time frame, but does imply things are still on track to it arriving in the next couple of months.

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45 minutes ago, knapper said:

Just for anyone who might not be on facebook, somebody asked about the J27 in reply to post about the tank wagons yesterday. Oxfords reply was "Shouldn't be too much longer." Obviously not a exact time frame, but does imply things are still on track to it arriving in the next couple of months.

I don't suppose there was any mention of the BR late crest N7 by any chance ?

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28 minutes ago, Brit70053 said:

You're not expecting this until Christmas then Porcy ?

 

Good one.   Not really a reaction to expected delivery times. Welllllllll just a little bit.

 

I'm Just childishly amused by puns.

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7 hours ago, Black 5 Bear said:

I don't suppose there was any mention of the BR late crest N7 by any chance ?

Nothing mentioned, although this was just a reply to something in the comments. There social media person seems quite keen to reply to comments on there posts, so a question on there might get something.

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On 24/07/2020 at 16:54, Brit70053 said:

You're not expecting this until Christmas then Porcy ? And No I didn't say which Christmas.:rolleyes:

 

I was expecting it last Christmas, when it was originally forecast to arrive haha. 

 

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1 hour ago, MEGair said:

Rails of Sheffield have photos of the models on their website.  These have only been posted in the last few days, so I think they should not be too far away.  Hopefully.

 

Mark

Just had a look & it also has the early LNER livery so it might not be that long of a wait at all now.

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4 hours ago, MEGair said:

Rails of Sheffield have photos of the models on their website.  These have only been posted in the last few days, so I think they should not be too far away.  Hopefully.

 

Mark

They suggested September when I emailed them.

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On 28/07/2020 at 17:23, Bishdurham said:

They suggested September when I emailed them.

 

just idly looking around retailers' web-sites for the J27s and I see Cheltenham Model Centre have 

 

'Release Date: 30 September 2020'

 

for Oxford Rail OR76J27004 LNER J27 0-6-0 1214 LNER Black With Red Lining--

 

https://cheltenhammodelcentre.com/oxford-rail~1385-c/oxford-rail-or76j27004-lner-j27-0-6-0-1214-lner-black-with-red-lining~or76j27004-p.html

 

looking forward to it :-)

 

cheers,

 

Keith

 

 

 

 

 

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Surprised 1214 is coming first. I thought it was announced after the others and it has more complicated decoration, so I assumed it would come later on like the late crest N7. 

 

Also, it's a rather obscure livery/number combination to pick. "L&NER" was applied only during 1923, IIRC, and lining was ditched on goods locos before the end of the twenties. So the model is only really accurate for the period 1923-1929, which I don't think I've ever seen modelled. Yet this is the second time this scheme has been done by a mainstream manufacturer, as Hornby did their J36 with "L&NER" on the tender as well. And those have ended up in the bargain bin, as have the J15 and the Q6 they've done with their post-1946 numbers...

 

That J36 is very pretty though...

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12 hours ago, nathan70000 said:

Surprised 1214 is coming first. I thought it was announced after the others and it has more complicated decoration, so I assumed it would come later on like the late crest N7. 

 

 

What leads you to believe that this version is coming first?

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On 20/08/2020 at 19:41, nathan70000 said:

Surprised 1214 is coming first.

On 20/08/2020 at 19:41, nathan70000 said:

Also, it's a rather obscure livery/number combination to pick.

I assumed that was the plan.  Release the perceived "least popular" livery first so that those who simply can't wait for their preferred livery will buy the initial release - and then possibly another one later!  See the new Farish Thompson carriages - BR 1950s maroon is not in the first batch.

 

On 20/08/2020 at 19:41, nathan70000 said:

"L&NER" was applied only during 1923, IIRC, and lining was ditched on goods locos before the end of the twenties. So the model is only really accurate for the period 1923-1929,

So, accurate for a period approx three times as long as the "Loadhaul", "Mainline" and "Transrail" ex-BR freight companies existed - and (like them) the livery may have lasted for longer after the policy change (ownership change in the latter case.)

 

On 20/08/2020 at 19:41, nathan70000 said:

which I don't think I've ever seen modelled.

No-one modelled post-privatisation railways until someone provided appropriately liveried stock...and now they do!  :D  In this case, as you point out, there are now two "L&NER" lined red rtr locos, so Border Counties Railway in the 1920s, here we come!

 

(Only partly joking...)

 

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On 20/08/2020 at 19:41, nathan70000 said:

Surprised 1214 is coming first. I thought it was announced after the others and it has more complicated decoration, so I assumed it would come later on like the late crest N7. 

 

Also, it's a rather obscure livery/number combination to pick. "L&NER" was applied only during 1923, IIRC, and lining was ditched on goods locos before the end of the twenties. So the model is only really accurate for the period 1923-1929, which I don't think I've ever seen modelled. Yet this is the second time this scheme has been done by a mainstream manufacturer, as Hornby did their J36 with "L&NER" on the tender as well. And those have ended up in the bargain bin, as have the J15 and the Q6 they've done with their post-1946 numbers...

 

That J36 is very pretty though...

 

A loco repainted in 1929 might still be in the same condition 5-6 years later. There are enough cases of pre-nationalisation liveries surviving for some time, and the LMS allowed ex L&YR coaches to remain in L&Y livery for nearly 2 decades (last sighting was apparently in 1941...)

 

I remember a very fine EM model of Stamford as Railway of the Month in the very first Railway Modeller I ever got in the mid 1970s. That was set in early LNER days to allow a few locos to run still in GN livery.

It's a perfectly viable option if you want to run some pre-Grouping liveried stock but aren't prepared to go the whole hog and want more flexibility. This loco will suit anyone who wants to put a few NER-liveried locos into the mix (say a J72, a BTP or a Tennant) . Come to that - it would be ideal to run alongside a Shildon-Newport Bo-Bo electric (electrification was terminated in 1934)

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2 hours ago, Paul_sterling said:

Well September is here, and I'm getting excited about receiving one of these J27's, I've not bought a loco in months! 

 

Edit- Cheltenham are quoting 30th Sept for the above mentioned engines. 

Well, it was September, 2019 when Porcy was sharing "no photographs please" images (as well as illicit photographs of young Bobby at Middlestone Moor Junior Mixed) and we were getting excited about what Santa might have in his sack for us.

The earth has almost completed a full cycle since those heady days and we have learned to live with disappointment.

I rushed to finish a Dave Bradwell kit so that I would have the satisfaction of having it before the release. With a bucket full of hindsight, I could have continued at my usual, slovenly pace. All that exertion.

I'm still not holding my breathe.

 

Another depressing thought filled my head when referring back to junior school. Every school I ever attended has since been demolished. Are they trying to erase every sign that I ever existed? 

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3 hours ago, RBAGE said:

Every school I ever attended has since been demolished.

 

Aye Bob,

not afore Owld Ma Huttons classroom was turned into a police cell and the tech drawing room had it's moment of glory as Inspector Geordie Gently's office.

 

It appears parts of the school has now being turned into a sculpture. Looks more like a cake to me!

 

17166635830_6b202f9a20_o.jpgSchool_Sculpture by John william Smith (Smudge), on Flickr

 

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12 hours ago, RBAGE said:

Well, it was September, 2019 when Porcy was sharing "no photographs please" images (as well as illicit photographs of young Bobby at Middlestone Moor Junior Mixed) and we were getting excited about what Santa might have in his sack for us.

The earth has almost completed a full cycle since those heady days and we have learned to live with disappointment.

I rushed to finish a Dave Bradwell kit so that I would have the satisfaction of having it before the release. With a bucket full of hindsight, I could have continued at my usual, slovenly pace. All that exertion.

I'm still not holding my breathe.

 

Another depressing thought filled my head when referring back to junior school. Every school I ever attended has since been demolished. Are they trying to erase every sign that I ever existed? 

 

If its any consolation, the same applies to me, and has done since my twenties, Tudhoe, West Cornforth, both long since gone.

 

The only school I've attended that still stands (and is the one that really should have been demolished) is the school of Engineering at Teesside University.......................

 

Paul. 

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9 hours ago, Porcy Mane said:

 

Aye Bob,

not afore Owld Ma Huttons classroom was turned into a police cell and the tech drawing room had it's moment of glory as Inspector Geordie Gently's office.

 

It appears parts of the school has now being turned into a sculpture. Looks more like a cake to me!

 

17166635830_6b202f9a20_o.jpgSchool_Sculpture by John william Smith (Smudge), on Flickr

 

P

 

EEee! I remember Mrs Hutton, her daughter became a model! a fashion one, not a 1:76 one!

 

The stairwells (where the round windows are in that superb model), I used to blast down them flat out on a Friday night after Barry Coleman's (lovely bloke, not so good a teacher) geography lesson finished to get to the front of the queue for the bus.

 

Paul. 

 

 

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3 hours ago, Paul_sterling said:

Mrs Hutton

 

She nearly pooped herself on the Thursday the Vulcan went over streaming flames & parachutes. She thought her house was on the flight line!

 

3 hours ago, Paul_sterling said:

Barry Coleman's

 

Bazza was OK. Considering he left school with no qualifications. He was the only form teacher we had that could be described as inspiring. Most inspiring thing he said to me was, "Porcy, you're an idiot BUT...   at least you know your an idiot!"

 

We were playing  football with him when the Vulcan went over. He ushered us into the skinny gym and for some reason thought telling us P.J. Proby was a neighbour  (For about the thousandth time.) would take our mind of the crashing nuclear bomber.

 

He wasn't amused when I told him an air launched V1 meant for Manchester had blawn up just a couple of hundred yards away reet in the middle of Tudders cricket pitch, putting in all of the school windies.

 

He was a fair football coach, but not in the George Courtney class. Bazza coached us in the under fifteens. Won the league having played 22, won 20 and drew 2. Someone told be he went on to become head?

 

Don't think he knew much about J27's though!

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