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40 minutes ago, Garry D100 said:

Ive the late crest green on order but the gloss black looks very tempting.

wonder if i could change the order, Oliver?

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Hi, It shouldn't be a problem, I cannot do it via RM web but if you contact our mail order team they will happily assist you

 

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On 19/06/2020 at 14:35, Oliver Rails said:

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Further updates including the expected delivery dates are expected over the upcoming weeks and will be determined by upcoming sample approval. 

 

 

 

 

 

Any updates please on these much anticipated models on when you're likely to get a running sample after the artwork is approved.

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That green looks a bit too much like the current paint colour on the real one and not very much like the normal 'Swindon green' (as used on steam engines) that was applied to it when in traffic.  Maybe the colour rendition above is a bit pale because the black version looks more dark grey than black?

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12 hours ago, The Stationmaster said:

That green looks a bit too much like the current paint colour on the real one and not very much like the normal 'Swindon green' (as used on steam engines) that was applied to it when in traffic.  Maybe the colour rendition above is a bit pale because the black version looks more dark grey than black?

It's computer artwork, not actual paint shades. I have never been entirely convinced that it was ever green but I have been shown a couple of pictures that appear to prove the point. However, there was a tendency for green to register much darker on the colour films of the period. It is well known that the shade it carries at present is something bought off the shelf in a DIY store and bears no relation to the actual BR loco green. Equally, if the black was printed as black on the artwork, all the detail in black would disappear. (CJL)

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2 hours ago, adb968008 said:

Time hasn’t been kind..

 

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there was a big chunk of rot on the floor yesterday, 1ft plus wide, 6” across seems to have fallen off.F99031E3-3399-42C5-BB50-010842879EAC.jpeg.6e2c576d385c1a624f459bea859a7069.jpeg

 

Looks like my dad's Fiat Strada when it failed the first MOT due to the rust round the filler cap!

 

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14 hours ago, Amand said:

 

Looks like my dad's Fiat Strada when it failed the first MOT due to the rust round the filler cap!

 

 

Not as bad as my mate's Alpha Romeo that literally broke in half going down the M3. He walked way from it, but was very lucky!

 

It had only had an MOT three months before, he never went back to that garage again.

 

Roy

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14 hours ago, Amand said:

 

Looks like my dad's Fiat Strada when it failed the first MOT due to the rust round the filler cap!

 

I remember my 1979 Mirafiori TC which had more body filler than metal when I sold it on. When it was raining you could hear it rotting lol !

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43 minutes ago, Roy Langridge said:

 

Not as bad as my Alpha Romeo that literally broke in half going down the M3. He walked way from it, but was very lucky!

 

It had only had an MOT three months before, he never went back to that garage again.

 

Roy

 

I have never had any faith in the MoT test since the subframe fell out of my Triumph 1300 just two days after it passed. Fortunately, I was only going slowly as going over a "sleeping policeman" at the entrance to the Polytechnic car park.

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Alfas and Triumphs. Strangely two flawed thoroughbreds...My 1965 Vitesse suffered a fractured front n/s wheel disc which parted company with its tyre .This duly proceeded ahead of the rest of the vehicle which gracelessly but safely ground  to a halt on three legs. 
 

My Alfa 147 diesel filled one with sensations of the Mille Miglia....until its clutch seized immovably and ignominiously in a bus lane in the middle of Cambridge,cost a night’s hotel expense and had to be towed home the following day.

 

Both were great to drive.No consolation 

 

Talking of flawed propulsion in the form of 18000. .....be like H.Ford.

 

Any colour you like etc.....Swiss technology etc...the bravura of BR black with the motley collection of Colletts and Hawksworths ,reporting number to the front. Looking forward to enjoying.

 

 

 

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