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Re: Dr Al's workbench - 4MT
« Reply #330 on: April 01, 2018, 07:50:07 pm »
There are a handful of wonderfully skilled people on this forum who are capable of bringing into life locos and rolling stock not catered for by the main manufacturers. Not only are we lucky to have them on our forum but must surely tip our hats to them for their expertise.

As well as congratulating Alan, I'll second that and thank them also for taking the time to share their skills, achievements and the odd disappointment. I learn something every day from the contributors to this site, which is what makes it worthwhile to subscribe.

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Seconded.  Apart from the part that is thirded!  Well said, Mike.

The three 4MT's look tremendous.  I have encountered engines of this class in 1:1 scale and Alan has captured the essence of them without a doubt.

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Re: Dr Al's workbench - 4MT
« Reply #331 on: April 01, 2018, 07:52:54 pm »
And the next project is likely to be......................??

There's a green class 20 for renumbering and weathering, and likely to be sold, finishing the silver A4, a couple of rare Beaver LNER J52s that I might do (and likely sell if I do), a rake of Farish sulphate wagons to be repainted to correct livery, as well as interest from another member in southern Z classes, one of which I've done some trial work on.

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Re: Dr Al's workbench - 4MT
« Reply #332 on: April 01, 2018, 09:11:30 pm »

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Re: Dr Al's workbench - 4MT
« Reply #333 on: April 02, 2018, 12:01:35 am »
I’ve deliberately refrained from ‘oohing and aahing’ over each stage of the development of the locomotive as, after all, this is Alan’s personal thread but now feel it’s the time to break silence and express my gratitude to Alan for what he has created.

Imagine the pride/thrill of owning a hand-made, painted and weathered model locomotive nobody else in the universe has, and which no one else (possibly even the esteemed Alan himself) could ever exactly replicate. I am just a very, very lucky man.

Even if a mass produced ready to run version of this class were to be released it would not and could not ever match the quality of Alan’s work.
   
There are a handful of wonderfully skilled people on this forum who are capable of bringing into life locos and rolling stock not catered for by the main manufacturers. Not only are we lucky to have them on our forum but must surely tip our hats to them for their expertise.

I totally agree

 

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