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Offline exmouthcraig

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Re: W class tank
« Reply #15 on: January 15, 2017, 12:47:34 pm »
What did this loco score in the last wishlist poll? That should give you a very rough idea of likely demand.
I have absolutely no idea hence the original question to see if it had ever been discussed as to any detail

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Re: W class tank
« Reply #16 on: January 15, 2017, 01:11:23 pm »
  :whisper: I think the suggestion was that you should do the research  :read2:

However, if you want one, why not bypass all that and ask a 3D expert like Mr Atso Cad here:  :admiration:

http://www.atso-cadmodels.co.uk/page4.htm

He has a preference for all things LNER, but you should not hold that against him  :) and maybe he will produce a W tank designed to fit a Fairburn chassis, for example, given the interest on here.

I would definitely pay 25 or more for a 3D printed body (his LNER L1 2-6-4T is about that price), given that a whitemetal kit of an early variant LBSCR E2 0-6-0 tank I bought last week is 27 and a late variant E2 tank 37, and those kits are (1) not detailed and (2) date from the 1970s.
The thing about the W for me is that it is ugly, iconic and did in fact run all around London including the north London lines on inter-regional freight movements, and was also used as a banker at Exeter St Davids for a while too, so it was better travelled than many folk might think. Folks like the Bullied Q1 for similar reasons of ugliness.

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Bob

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Re: W class tank
« Reply #17 on: January 15, 2017, 01:53:06 pm »
I think the main 2 limitations for demand would be the small class size (just 15 made) and the fact it obviously fell out of the ugly tree :laugh: It was banned from passenger working as it was too unstable, and was concentrated around London so although maybe a desire for Southern Region modellers the operating area was very narrow. At least they survived until the early 1960s so transition modellers might be attracted as well as SR diehards. Personally I agree with Bob G in that a 3d body would be a quicker and more successful route to market.

Until some migrated to Eastliegh to work the Fawley branch and Exmouth Junction for banking between St Davids and Central Stations.

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Re: W class tank
« Reply #18 on: January 15, 2017, 02:00:37 pm »
I have no problem trying to work everything out and be as involved as I could be in the process of it, this was the reason behind posting this to see what people thought about it as opposed to just post on here

I want a W class Tank (as the title names to clear confusion over which loco were talking about) someone needs to build it me

So if people can recommend which direction we go in order to workout the next step that would be fantastic

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Re: W class tank
« Reply #19 on: January 15, 2017, 10:58:50 pm »
You already have some good recommendations. Acting on them is up to you.

 

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