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BR Blue

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  1. I ordered them immediately, never seen something go so quickly. They would be perfect with the RTC class 31 :)
  2. We did get cake after lunch. A great day and an usual and unique perspective to view the railway. Many thanks to Revolution Trains for an amazing day.
  3. Ok you have inaccurate HAAs. The answer is obvious put them in red boxes and charge more for them.
  4. This is never ever going to happen. Bachman have new tooling to a high standard, why would anyone do another one? The fact that they sold quickly makes it a certainly they will do more. Hundreds of better options.
  5. They certainly did enough huts but as it is May 4th they missed a trick by not doing a Jabba one.
  6. It is EFE only with no extra information, so maybe it is just the bus part. I would have expected the rail items to be part of the Bachmann main announcement next month. Quoting directly it says "EFE Spring Announcement".
  7. Bachmann appear to be doing a separate EFE announcement. I was expecting the Bachmann Spring announcements next month and presumably that will still happen. Interesting to see they have a separate EFE one.
  8. That is not a dream, it is a premonition or maybe even a prophesy The odds on someone doing an all new 50 are getting shorter and shorter.
  9. All models listed for sale do not have headcode boxes. I ordered 31110 and it does not have a headcode box.
  10. Rails sent an email today saying next Friday (15/04/22) is the official launch day of their refurbished show room. They are doing a special open day so there could be something announced then? They say they will have up to date news from various manufacturers, as distinct for old and out of date news I suppose.
  11. It definitely looks different. Someone told me it had been corrected and I had a look at mine and it does look different. I will post a picture. There is also a buffer missing.
  12. The numbers are different both on the boxes and on the wagons, I have the earlier logo versions with 5 wagons from each batch For example 4F-050-001 and 4F-050-002 are the outers from the first batch and 4F-050-005 and 4F-050-006 are outers from the 2nd batch with the corrected bogie side-frames. It is the same for the inners, they have different box numbers. Most of the original batch are sold out anyway although could obviously turn up on eBay etc.
  13. @Gary HThis is very useful and thanks for the guide. I will be trying this myself. This issue has been corrected in the 2nd batch. The only thing that worries me about these wagons is the weight. I think they are too heavy and will struggle even on the gentlest of inclines.
  14. I wonder what Hornby tier the shop will be on
  15. It is indeed very easy in my opinion too but I would still be interested in knowing where the Dapol sounds come from. There is no mention of stay alives in the Dapol spec. either.
  16. I saw these at Alexandra Palace too and the colours did look like a big improvement on the first batch, I see they are also doing sound fitted ones, I wonder what sound project they are using. I should have asked.
  17. I changed address too and contacted Accurascale about my older orders and everything was quickly sorted out.
  18. There are quite a few 37 variants I am waiting for including the 37/9s.
  19. This reminds of an episode of Blackadder where the captain of the ship (Tom Baker) said there were 2 schools of thought on having a crew - All the other captain's say you need a crew but he was of the opinion that you did not. The same seems to be the case here for research
  20. I saw the interview, and KR models make the point that locos like the Fell were prototypes and changed all the time. Therefore it would be impossible to capture all the variations, or at least impossible without the costs going through the roof. They are catering to a demand and while they are not raising the bar in terms of accuracy or realism like Accurascale or RevolutioN, they are producing models that may never have been produced. They may have errors, which we used to accept in undersize Lima Deltics etc. but they do also have modern mechanisms. You do not have to buy them. Personally I would have been happy if they made one version of the Fell as accurately as they could and not produced a FrankenFell I think where some people object is when they claim they are highly accurate models, when clearly compromises have had to be made. As I said before, it is the consumer's choice.
  21. You can never make everyone happy. I think there is a difference between less detail (moulded handrails instead of separately fitted metal ones) and less accurate whereby variations made to a piece of rolling stock over its life time are ignored, or in some cases, guesses are made as it is too difficult or time consuming to do research. We then get an impression of the model. A bit like the "generic" coaches. In this case I think the best description of these models is an "interpretation". It is up to each person to decide whether they want to buy or not, and hopefully in the full knowledge of the compromises that have been made and the level of accuracy that has been achieved. For myself, I have decided to pass on this one.
  22. With the 31 now announced, I strongly suspect someone is going to announce a 50 in 2022 and I expect it be from one of the newer manufacturers.
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