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21 hours ago, No Decorum said:

If we’re talking about relatively new locomotives, yes. I have heard all the arguments about “few in number”, “limited selection of liveries” and so on but something new on the network is wonderfully exciting, is it not? I have no kidneys or female relations left but I’d find the money for an 88 somehow.

 

20 hours ago, TomScrut said:

 

I'd love an 88, and would fit in nicely with the nuclear theme Accurascale have.

 

The 88 is way too modern for me but surely an 88 is only a 68 with new bodysides and roof. I believe they are the same length cabs underpinnings etc. It therefore seems logical to me that a manufacturer of model class 68s will eventually produce the class 88 but......  in the meantime there might be an aftermarket offering of maybe a 3D printed roof and etched sides, or even offering custom conversions using same.

 

To be honest, it is the kind of project I would expect someone like TMC or a relivery company to offer  

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1 hour ago, Covkid said:

 

 

The 88 is way too modern for me but surely an 88 is only a 68 with new bodysides and roof. I believe they are the same length cabs underpinnings etc. It therefore seems logical to me that a manufacturer of model class 68s will eventually produce the class 88 but......  in the meantime there might be an aftermarket offering of maybe a 3D printed roof and etched sides, or even offering custom conversions using same.

 

To be honest, it is the kind of project I would expect someone like TMC or a relivery company to offer  

 

The differences have been discussed at length on the Dapol area on this very forum.

 

I am of the similar opinion that there wouldn't be much of significance beyond the body and so a lot of common parts and design would make life easier for them. They have however, not done it and given how long the 59 has taken them I doubt they'll be doing it soon!

 

Because almost every aspect of the body changes however it would be a difficult conversion to get bob on IMO. Even the cab doors and the area surrounding it are different, it's not just a 68 shell with a pantograph and different holes in the sides. But I do think almost all of the differences are on the actual body.

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8 hours ago, Matt said:

Sorry I hadn’t watched the vid - assumed image was as much as revealed but you’re spot on that later you see it is a NSE73

Not just any 73, it's 73109 Battle of Britain 50th Anniversary...

Dapol body on a Hornby DCC chassis, which is in the process of being detailed and rewired.

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On 19/11/2021 at 12:08, TomScrut said:

 

The differences have been discussed at length on the Dapol area on this very forum.

 

I am of the similar opinion that there wouldn't be much of significance beyond the body and so a lot of common parts and design would make life easier for them. They have however, not done it and given how long the 59 has taken them I doubt they'll be doing it soon!

 

Because almost every aspect of the body changes however it would be a difficult conversion to get bob on IMO. Even the cab doors and the area surrounding it are different, it's not just a 68 shell with a pantograph and different holes in the sides. But I do think almost all of the differences are on the actual body.

 

Thanks for that Tom.  As you can tell I am not a fan of the contemporary era so apologies for drawing conclusions.

So would etched overlays from cab door to cab door and maybe a 3D printed roof cut it ? 

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Anyway. Back to the thread.

 

Come on Accurascale. You know you really want to

 

Water Orton Station: Ex-MR 2F 0-6-0 No 58186 stands hard against the buffers in the stowage siding opposite the goods yard in March 1962 (warwickshirerailways.com)

 

Apologies. The forum won't let me pasted the link to the photo but it is on the Warwickshire Railways site. A Midland 2F tender loco, withdrawn from service because of the sacked chimney and the rust but running right into transition  era with an early crest on the tender.  A real useful engine which no transition era could resist 

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7 minutes ago, Covkid said:

Anyway. Back to the thread.

 

Come on Accurascale. You know you really want to

 

Water Orton Station: Ex-MR 2F 0-6-0 No 58186 stands hard against the buffers in the stowage siding opposite the goods yard in March 1962 (warwickshirerailways.com)

 

Apologies. The forum won't let me pasted the link to the photo but it is on the Warwickshire Railways site. A Midland 2F tender loco, withdrawn from service because of the sacked chimney and the rust but running right into transition  era with an early crest on the tender.  A real useful engine which no transition era could resist 

 

More likely from Bachmann. They've got the bottom half and the tender already.

 

It's just a smaller boilered version of the 3F after all. Many of which swapped boilers to later become 2Fs again. It's complicated.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midland_Railway_Johnson_0-6-0

 

 

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On 16/11/2021 at 16:29, TomScrut said:

My point being, I think AS are a bit too big to be compared to SLW and therefore just because one can do something it doesn't automatically mean the other can.

Come a long way in 4 years from a simple HUO wagon.

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On 20/11/2021 at 14:15, Steamport Southport said:

 

More likely from Bachmann. They've got the bottom half and the tender already.

 

It's just a smaller boilered version of the 3F after all. Many of which swapped boilers to later become 2Fs again. It's complicated.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midland_Railway_Johnson_0-6-0

 

 

Jason

On the face of it Jason I might agree, but we are in a different age now, and nothing is off limits these days.  Accurascale and Dapol producing a Manor, Hornby and Dapol producing the 61xx / 5101. The Terriers, 66s and SLW, Heljan and Bachmann having a go at the revised bodyshell class 25. Heljan producing the class 45 / 46 which Bachmann had in their catalogue for years.

 

There probably is nothing sacred anymore, but your suggestion that Bachmann would logically produce the 2F is at odds because they have yet to produce the LMS left hand drive "standard" 4F. I am sure Bachmann would and maybe will produce the 2F, but that shouldn't preclude Accurascale from producing a model with era longevity despite being erm only black !!! Actually I bet they would sell heaps of Crimson Lake 2Fs if they had the balls to offer an example       

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If Accurascale want a 0-6-0 Frieght engine in their range how about a L & RY class 27. Over 400 made, lasted into BR. I would have said the class 7 but I have my doubts on that ever seeing the light 

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3 hours ago, farren said:

If Accurascale want a 0-6-0 Frieght engine in their range how about a L & RY class 27. Over 400 made, lasted into BR. I would have said the class 7 but I have my doubts on that ever seeing the light 

 

I guess you mean the L&Y 7F, but the LMS Fowler "Austin seven" 7F is also a Virgin RTR model too. 

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Whilst I would love a Highflyer even I feel that's probably one of the remotest chances imaginable. I think I'll wait until I can get a Millholme kit version.

 

L&Y locos? I reckon one of these is the most sensible choice. 230 of them and lasted until the end of steam. Some sold into industrial use including NCB. One preserved which was even picked for Rocket 150.

 

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On 20/11/2021 at 14:00, Covkid said:

Anyway. Back to the thread.

 

Come on Accurascale. You know you really want to

 

Water Orton Station: Ex-MR 2F 0-6-0 No 58186 stands hard against the buffers in the stowage siding opposite the goods yard in March 1962 (warwickshirerailways.com)

 

Apologies. The forum won't let me pasted the link to the photo but it is on the Warwickshire Railways site. A Midland 2F tender loco, withdrawn from service because of the sacked chimney and the rust but running right into transition  era with an early crest on the tender.  A real useful engine which no transition era could resist 

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58 minutes ago, adb968008 said:

I see Accurascale’s roving researcher has posted a picture of one man and his van in Butterley… should join Rail Riders, and collect the stamps !

 

 


Is that where he was? I knew someone would know.


Knowing Paul there might be a clue in the post somewhere…

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12 minutes ago, MrTea said:


Is that where he was? I knew someone would know.


Knowing Paul there might be a clue in the post somewhere…

Ah but was the van in front of mk3 12150 by accident or intent.

 

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i’m guessing this myself..

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midland_Railway_–_Butterley#/media/File:Class_93_mock-up.jpg

 

Intercity 250..

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