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I’ll be obvious and go for the production Deltic as well - my favourite locos bar none.

 

On the freight side, I’ll go for a 56.

 

Andy

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2 hours ago, great northern said:

Errr, what is it Steve?

 

A Class 68!  They're quite impressive.

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21 minutes ago, 31A said:

 

A Class 68!  They're quite impressive.

Oh yes, I've heard of them, though I can't remember seeing one in the flesh, as it were. I think it was the strange livery that threw me.

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6 hours ago, 31A said:

Is this a Type 5?

 

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If it is I shall vote for it, as an honorary Deltic.

 

 

Totally agree with that... 

 

Nice shot of Scarborough on a crisp day as as well.. ;)

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In 1964, my first girl friend lived in a  house overlooking FP depot, so I have several reasons for choosing the Searchers' Deltic,  Needles 'n Pinza.

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2 hours ago, 46444 said:

 

Totally agree with that... 

 

Nice shot of Scarborough on a crisp day as as well.. ;)

how can that be an honorary Deltic? It’s entirely the wrong shape!

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8 minutes ago, bigwordsmith said:

how can that be an honorary Deltic? It’s entirely the wrong shape!

 

Fantastic sound mind... ;)

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G'Day Folks

 

I'll go for the original Deltic, saw that many times, but I'd rather vote for the J3...............:P

 

manna 

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10 hours ago, great northern said:

The obligatory shot of train standing at Platform 6, but this is the last we shall see of 42573 for a while.

 

 

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Something missing :)

 

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10 hours ago, bigwordsmith said:

how can that be an honorary Deltic? It’s entirely the wrong shape!

 

It sounds like one, and goes like one .... 

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17 hours ago, great northern said:

Today I have found a sheet of paper. It reminded me that years ago I worked out a lot of complex route settings, and allocated macro numbers to each one. Why then have I since been scratching my head and taking ages to set them manually each time?

 

Sitting quietly with my tea, I shall consider that question. I shall also deal with the afternoon image, which is another look at that Stanier tank.

 

 

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A nicely proportioned beastie, that.

 

Speaking for myself, I think that it is best if the operation of a layout reflects as closely as possible the way it was operated in real life.

 

So fine to have computerised control for a layout based on current day operation. Fine to have route-setting entry/exit panels for a layout portraying busy locations from 1960s onwards. But for a layout set in the late 50s, individual levers for each point, signal, etc.

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This poll produced two resounding winners. The Deltics got 17 votes, the nearest challenger managing 2. On the freight side, Class 56 was again well ahead with 7 votes, nothing else getting more than 2.

 

We will move on to the suggestions some of you have kindly made for other polls, and start with an amalgam of Type 1 and diesel shunters. What was the most attractive design to be found amongst those?

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For me Type One means only one thing, well two as they liked to pair up, the Class 20 'Choppers'. Preferably in BR Blue :)

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18 minutes ago, jwealleans said:

BTH Class 15.   Loads of character.  The only diesel I've built a model of.

Only one you have built?

 

Type 1s and Shunters mixed, not to sure on this.

 

Do I go for

 

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A BTH

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Or Hawk

 

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Or a Cayton

 

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Or a NBL

 

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Or English Electric

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Or something a bit more humble like a 350 Jocko

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I think a little Barcaly gets my vote today.

 

 

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