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24 minutes ago, The Stationmaster said:

Do I get the impression that you have something of a bias towards railways on the eastern side of London but south of The Wash ? :jester:  Oh and just to upset the rest of your day I saw a certain ex GER 2-4-0 while it was still in traffic in BR days and, gravitating northwards, I had a number of D49s underlined in my ABC as they were very much North Eastern area (and Scottish) engines.

 

Well, I have a Norfolk-based layout, hence a certain accent on the GER and I have a bit of a thing for the NER, but, also the GWR, the LSWR, as well as a number of others. I'm very broad minded. 

 

My bias is more toward period than company or region. I tend to drift off and lose concentration after about 1914. By 1948 I'm fast asleep. 

 

That said, I do want to model the GW in the 1930s, and have quite a bit of stock for that, but that's fine, because I'm still modelling a pre-Grouplng railway company. 

 

 

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2 hours ago, Edwardian said:

 

Frankly, I'd subscribe to a Rapido season ticket for Bressingham, 'cos while they are there measuring up the T26/E4 and the LT&S tank, they could take in the Buck Jumper and the Klondyke. 

 

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Ssssh, don't tell Mr Copy-Cat of Margate!!!

 

That link is to quite a treasure house. I’d just like to mention the LT&S tank again, for emphasis. Stunning machines.

 

4-4-2T No80 'Thunderley' at Bressingham Steam Museum.

 

 

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Perhaps a reminder, that this isn't a wish/request thread for Rapido - if you want them to consider your suggestion you need to submit it to Rapido using the link provided in the first message.

 

By all means post your ideas to this thread to show others what you have suggested, so perhaps they will also request it, but a post only on this thread isn't going to achieve much.

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10 hours ago, Edwardian said:

Provided we can have pre-Grouping/as built versions, of these suggested GNR locos, I'm all for it. 

 

I think that the GER T26, including their later careers, including more northerly postings, as LNER/BR E4s, would be an exceptionally popular choice. But we really do need one in GER ultramarine blue. Iresistable!

 

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Another vote for the E4...honorary NER locos too as they worked over Stainmore!

 

I did specifically note that the C12 in original livery would be an an ideal complement to the Stirling Single should Rapido ever choose to reissue that model in other identities.

 

As for some of the other locos mentioned- as much as I'd dearly love to see a B16, I don't think we'll ever see one RTR, as they were all so different and individual. By BR days no two locomotives were exactly the same. I suspect this might be why we haven't seen an RTR J21 yet although I wouldn't be surprised if one was commissioned sooner or later with the restoration of 65033.

 

Here's a slightly more offbeat NER suggestion- the Raven A2 Pacifics. LNER 4-6-2s are always sure sellers.

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G'Day Folks

 

Taking into account that you already have the Stirling tender, how about either a 0-6-0 or 2-4-0 from the GNR.

 

manna

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On 08/04/2021 at 18:54, Edwardian said:

Just going to leave these here ...

 

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Absolutely beautiful!!

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On 03/06/2021 at 21:15, No Decorum said:

 

That link is to quite a treasure house. I’d just like to mention the LT&S tank again, for emphasis. Stunning machines.

 

4-4-2T No80 'Thunderley' at Bressingham Steam Museum.

 

 

Yes they are .......love to see "Thundersley RTR

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My suggestion was one or both of the GNR Royal Saloons 395 and 396, which were in service from 1908 until 1977, and, in later years at least, were frequently used singly in short formations, not just on the ECML but much more widely across the network. Perhaps their best known workings were on the Derby Week royal specials from Victoria to Tattenham Corner, which produced some weird and wonderful formations - e.g 31/5/1968: Met-Cam Pullman Kitchen 2nd, GNR Saloon, Met-Cam Pullman Kitchen 2nd, Mk1 BSK, hauled by Bulleid Co-Co electric 20001. They could, therefore, legitimately turn up on a wide range of layouts, and, given Rapido's track record with their teak finish on the NER Dynamometer Car, I felt they could make a really good job of these distinctive vehicles.

 

I think that Royal Train vehicles have been rather neglected by the trade. They seem to generate a lot of interest among the general public, which could result in them appealing to a wider market than just modellers and enthusiasts, and a Royal coach might make a more affordable souvenir of the NRM than a loco.

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Given we're getting an A5, I've decided to be cheeky and have put in a suggestion for the GCR 1B, otherwise known as the LNER L1/3. Will take a few liveries across a service life of 1914-1955, 20 in the class, worked all over the GCR from Northamptonshire upwards...

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On 15/02/2021 at 07:05, peach james said:

FL9 has 5 axles :)  (I saw it too...and would think of it as a proof reading error, given the model doesn't ACTUALLY have 10 axles...)

I put in for UVY and Conflat P wagons- both are notable in their absence, IMO.  Especially given that the Conflat P would match the Class 28, and Heljan didn't make one to go with it in OO, so the shrink ray or enlarger would allow for both scales at once.  

 

James


Apparently, I need to advocate for a GPV to sit next to the N gauge Conflat P, and blow it up to 4mm :)

James

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