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Author Topic: Spares and repair discoveries  (Read 151913 times)

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #90 on: September 30, 2014, 10:28:42 am »
What a price!!! You certainly did well there Oz. Beat my expectations price-wise by multiples. It's credit to your work (and Harry Potter!)

As an aside, I collect banknotes - a famous banknote shop in London sells "joke" Harry Potter money. Whenever I'm in there, he's inundated with Potter fans coming in to buy the money - more so than serious collectors of the real stuff!

You might find knocking out Harry Potter locos is very profitable Oz. Don't forget us non-wizardly folk though :)

Well done!

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #91 on: September 30, 2014, 10:35:43 am »
What a price!!! You certainly did well there Oz. Beat my expectations price-wise by multiples. It's credit to your work (and Harry Potter!)

As an aside, I collect banknotes - a famous banknote shop in London sells "joke" Harry Potter money. Whenever I'm in there, he's inundated with Potter fans coming in to buy the money - more so than serious collectors of the real stuff!

You might find knocking out Harry Potter locos is very profitable Oz. Don't forget us non-wizardly folk though :)

Well done!

Dan

Thanks Dan! :) Fear not, I have some non-magical locos on the way, both steam and diesel...

I had no idea the "Harry Potter" Hall would be so popular - I loved making it, so I'm very tempted to do another.

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #92 on: September 30, 2014, 10:42:53 am »
It's really encouraging that it went for that amount isn't it? It's good news for your endeavour and I'm happy for you.

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #93 on: September 30, 2014, 10:44:56 am »
How about a maroon MK1 support coach with this............



spotted on a run to Carlisle in amongst other WCRC carriages :D

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« Reply #94 on: September 30, 2014, 11:03:36 am »
How about a maroon MK1 support coach with this............



spotted on a run to Carlisle in amongst other WCRC carriages :D


OK, Nobby - I'll see what I can do! :) Can I use the pic you've posted to form a decal?
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #95 on: September 30, 2014, 02:35:25 pm »
Hmmm - by all means use the pic but I'm not sure about copyright on the design itself :hmmm:

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #96 on: September 30, 2014, 02:41:40 pm »
If you send an owl to Dumbledore I'm sure he will let you use the school logo!

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #97 on: September 30, 2014, 03:53:59 pm »
Having worked on the first Harry Potter game, I can tell you J.K Rowling is very protective of her IP (justifiably of course). I don't think you'd be in trouble for your own layouts, the same as if you were to make yourself a Thomas the Tank Engine etc. But if it's being publicly displayed or in a magazine article at some point I'd watch out for rehabilitated Death Eaters who now work in the trademark office.

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« Reply #98 on: September 30, 2014, 04:26:38 pm »
Having worked on the first Harry Potter game, I can tell you J.K Rowling is very protective of her IP (justifiably of course). I don't think you'd be in trouble for your own layouts, the same as if you were to make yourself a Thomas the Tank Engine etc. But if it's being publicly displayed or in a magazine article at some point I'd watch out for rehabilitated Death Eaters who now work in the trademark office.

Thanks Zwilnik - you're absolutely right, and it's only fair that JK Rowling (and the trademark office Death Eaters!) should want to protect that copyright. This is why I made the loco "GWR 5972 Olton Hall, as featured in..." rather than "Harry Potter's Hogwarts Express"... it's a representation of a real loco, without any HP designs or imagery - so hopefully that's fair enough.

I'm not looking to make a commercial venture out of this - I'm just someone who enjoys restoring small locos of an evening once the kids have gone to bed! :)

I don't think I'll make any "branded" coaches - but another Olton Hall is very tempting! :)

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #99 on: October 01, 2014, 12:30:32 pm »
Olton Hall safely running on the Ivebridge main line :) Looks great!


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« Reply #100 on: October 01, 2014, 12:43:13 pm »
Olton Hall safely running on the Ivebridge main line :) Looks great!




Yay!  :thumbsup: Delighted she arrived safely.

The scenery on your layout is fabulous!
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #101 on: October 02, 2014, 03:29:40 pm »
I decided to take a shot at the Facebook N Gauge Group's pic of the month with this shot of Orton Hall on the turntable :)





Please vote :)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/5486188802/

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #102 on: October 02, 2014, 03:33:56 pm »
Looks like she went to a good home Zwilnik! I love the three levels you have - makes for quite dramatic pictures.

Is that carriage lighting I can see in your chocolate & cream?

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #103 on: October 02, 2014, 03:36:15 pm »
Looks like she went to a good home Zwilnik! I love the three levels you have - makes for quite dramatic pictures.

Is that carriage lighting I can see in your chocolate & cream?

Dan

Thanks Dan,

yup, I managed to pick up the Dapol lighting bars fairly cheap. They're somewhat flakey though, probably just the contacts in the wheels.

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #104 on: October 02, 2014, 03:45:08 pm »
I decided to take a shot at the Facebook N Gauge Group's pic of the month with this shot of Orton Hall on the turntable :)





Please vote :)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/5486188802/


I know I'm biased, but that is lovely!! Gets my vote!!
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