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New DJH Peppercorn A2.


JeffP

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Looking on the DJH website last night, I came across mention of a NEW version of their Peppercorn A2 in 7mm.

 

Following up, I find it has a ONE-PIECE whitemetal cab/firebox/boiler/smokebox, whitemetal footplate and whitemetal tender tops and base, again, one piece.

 

Is this a step backwards? We have constantly praised models with etched cabs, tender tops etc for the thinness of the edges, but surely, whitemetal goes back to the old days?

 

What do others think?

 

http://www.djhmodelloco.co.uk/prodpage.asp?productid=3243

 

£50 or so cheaper, mind........

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And Dave Andrews kit is £80 less again. OK it is all etched but it is a better kit and probably more accurate.Just having finished his Peppercorn A1 which is an excellent kit

 

Large lumps of white metal are liable to all sorts of dimensional quirks.

 

 

Wouldn't touch the DJH offering with a barge pole or even a shunter's pole

 

Nick

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but surely, whitemetal goes back to the old days?

 

Depends how it's used - I think it's silly to completely write off a material.

 

3D printing is good for many things but for handrails... At Scaleforum one stand had a loco body with everything printed and the resulkt didn't look too clever as the material wasn't being with its strengths in mind.

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