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Title: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: longbridge on June 30, 2012, 09:05:24 am
For a person that has been less than complimentary about British N gauge Steam locos I had a great day today buying three of them, (cor what a turncoat)

I sold all my Nscale American gear today for a decent sum of $500 or about 325 GBP, which was spent on these 3 locos, some rolling stock and card kits so I was pretty happy.

I have a friend that does a lot of repairs to Farish locos and he has told me service and spares are no great problem so if I have any problems just give it to him to fix, sounds OK to me.

As I am building a Fictitious Preserved Railway I am quite happy to run anything that I take a shine too.

Here is my loco fleet that I acquired this week, don't know how old the Black 5 is but it runs great.

Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Tank on June 30, 2012, 09:30:50 am
Looks like a great deal there Dave. :thumbsup:

I received 8x Mainline Hopper wagons today.  All second hand, but £45 delivered which I  thought was great.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: upnick on June 30, 2012, 02:21:46 pm
Hi  Dave,   

So have you abandoned your  U.S.   layout so  you  can   have it  British  for you &  your friend  ? 

Superb locos  especially the  Green  37   ;)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: EtchedPixels on June 30, 2012, 02:47:18 pm
Black 5 looks really old as it has tender pickups, which is always a sign of the older better (well until the new Bachmann edition) model.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: newportnobby on June 30, 2012, 02:49:17 pm
Hi Dave,

That Black 5 appears in my 1983 Graham Farish catalogue so it's nearly as old as me :angel:
Really nice to see you getting some UK stuff :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: scotsoft on June 30, 2012, 03:01:19 pm
Hi Dave,

That Black 5 appears in my 1983 Graham Farish catalogue so it's nearly as old as me :angel:



(http://i438.photobucket.com/albums/qq108/Scotsoft/NGF/Emoticons/60ce8f45.gif)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: longbridge on June 30, 2012, 09:42:34 pm
Hi Dave,

That Black 5 appears in my 1983 Graham Farish catalogue so it's nearly as old as me :angel:
Really nice to see you getting some UK stuff :thumbsup:

Crikey Mike I knew it was old but I didn't think it was ancient, most things made in 1983 have long gone to the dump, maybe Farish locos are better than I thought.

I knew it was old because it has brass gears.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: newportnobby on June 30, 2012, 10:13:57 pm
Hi Dave,

That Black 5 appears in my 1983 Graham Farish catalogue so it's nearly as old as me :angel:
Really nice to see you getting some UK stuff :thumbsup:

Crikey Mike I knew it was old but I didn't think it was ancient, most things made in 1983 have long gone to the dump, maybe Farish locos are better than I thought.

I knew it was old because it has brass gears.

Some people think that things from 1953 should have long gone to the dump :'(
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: scotsoft on June 30, 2012, 11:28:51 pm
Hi Dave,

That Black 5 appears in my 1983 Graham Farish catalogue so it's nearly as old as me :angel:
Really nice to see you getting some UK stuff :thumbsup:

Crikey Mike I knew it was old but I didn't think it was ancient, most things made in 1983 have long gone to the dump, maybe Farish locos are better than I thought.

I knew it was old because it has brass gears.

Some people think that things from 1953 should have long gone to the dump :'(

Not in the least, I am of the 1952 vintage  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Donkey on July 01, 2012, 09:22:17 pm
Lovely looking loco's Dave  :thumbsup: I bet you can't wait to start playing with opeating them  :)

Marty
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: longbridge on July 02, 2012, 10:07:36 pm
Lovely looking loco's Dave  :thumbsup: I bet you can't wait to start playing with opeating them  :)

Marty

You are right there Marty, I gave them a test run when I got home and all was OK but since then I have been busy with the layout, today is the day I hook something on the back of them  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on July 14, 2012, 12:53:58 am
Good to see you are in the right period there, Dave. There's only one colour for BR diesels - GREEN. Oops that gives away my vintage too, doesn't it.
Cheers, George.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Jack on July 14, 2012, 08:21:17 am
Good to see you are in the right period there, Dave. There's only one colour for BR diesels - GREEN. Oops that gives away my vintage too, doesn't it.
Cheers, George.

Trouble is that you can't see green diesels among all those GREEN trees, that's why you need BLUE ones!!  ;D
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: EtchedPixels on July 14, 2012, 12:39:43 pm
Trouble is that you can't see green diesels among all those GREEN trees, that's why you need BLUE ones!!  ;D

and with blue ones the sky is the limit...
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Pengi on July 14, 2012, 02:26:24 pm
Good to see you are in the right period there, Dave. There's only one colour for BR diesels - GREEN. Oops that gives away my vintage too, doesn't it.
Cheers, George.

Trouble is that you can't see green diesels among all those GREEN trees, that's why you need BLUE ones!!  ;D

 . . . you can see the brightly coloured worms against any background though :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Roy L S on July 14, 2012, 03:49:02 pm
Black 5 looks really old as it has tender pickups, which is always a sign of the older better (well until the new Bachmann edition) model.

Yes, the Black Five probably dates from the early to mid 80's.

The very first ones (It was released about 1978) did not have tender pickups either and also had a much simpler tender underframe with pinpoint tender axle bearings if I recall correctly.

Interestingly it looks like someone has replaced the tender crest on this loco. Farish's 44911 came with a Late Crest.

Roy
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: longbridge on July 15, 2012, 12:17:16 am
Picked up a nice little bit of gear yesterday, Dapol 14xx and Autocoach, fantastic little runner that wouldn't pull your hat off but pulls the coach perfectly  :thumbsup:

Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on July 15, 2012, 03:00:10 am
Looks great! All it has to do is pull that one coach anyway. Green diesels.... don't forget the diesel in the great train robbery was green, so you can see 'em, even in the dark!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: longbridge on October 12, 2012, 11:01:58 am
Got a couple of nice little locos today, the Class 04 is brand new and the Class 20 is second hand, both great little runners.

(http://i47.tinypic.com/se4llf.jpg)

(http://i46.tinypic.com/2z9me69.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: swisstony on October 12, 2012, 11:08:54 am
No Pictures I'm afraid, but spent some time with my file last night and converted both my GWR Brunswick Green Railcars to DCC, very very happy, the speed control is perfect and they look great travelling the branch to Overthorpe :)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: dodger on October 12, 2012, 02:49:09 pm
Got a couple of nice little locos today, the Class 04 is brand new and the Class 20 is second hand, both great little runners.

Ah! good old D2290 one of the Guildford twins that spent alot of time at Reading Southern Yard in the early 1960's.

Dodger
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on October 13, 2012, 10:26:00 pm
Love the 04, Dave! I had have an old Class 20 which is now defunct due to excessive exhibition running during the Nineties.

Swisstony, I too am a great fan of green DMUs. I had three sets of them doing service on my layout when it was fully operational. They could often be seen pulling a van or a milk tank. Would like to see a pic of your WR railcar!

George
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Sprintex on October 13, 2012, 10:31:01 pm
No Pictures I'm afraid, but spent some time with my file last night and converted both my GWR Brunswick Green Railcars to DCC, very very happy, the speed control is perfect and they look great travelling the branch to Overthorpe :)

Welcome to the dark side  >:D


Paul
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: swisstony on October 14, 2012, 10:27:40 pm

Swisstony, I too am a great fan of green DMUs. I had three sets of them doing service on my layout when it was fully operational. They could often be seen pulling a van or a milk tank. Would like to see a pic of your WR railcar!

George


Hope you like George!!!

(http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/h407/churcp/N%20GAUGE/97885579-D8CE-49A5-A477-169F75888AAF-12208-0000112951FD05F3.jpg)

Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on October 14, 2012, 10:39:09 pm
 :thumbsup: Love it! Got a wagon on the back too. Great stuff.

Thanks for that! George
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: longbridge on October 27, 2012, 07:18:14 am
My intentions were to run diesel only on my layouts but that all ended today.

A family member from interstate came to visit us today and gave me a belated Birthday present and an early Christmas present in the form of a 94xx and Black 5 steam loco.

I was very surprised and happy to get these yesterday and will enjoy seeing them run around my layouts.

(http://i47.tinypic.com/505iio.jpg)

(http://i48.tinypic.com/16lejkh.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Malc on October 27, 2012, 08:56:54 am
Nice set Dave. You lucky so and so. When my family members arrive on the doorstep it's to scrounge a free meal or cheap lodgings when they go to see a band or an exhibition at the NEC  :D
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: OwL on October 27, 2012, 09:01:48 am
Nice little engines Dave.

I have the Farish Black 5 and the dapol 14xx. Both tidy little runners. You will have many hours of fun with them.
 :greatpicturessign:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: upnick on October 27, 2012, 10:22:30 am
You  know you always wanted to run  steamers on the layout Dave    :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing: i  have the black 5   beautiful  loco,   at the moment on the bench   awaiting  a  decoder fitting   ;)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Donkey on October 27, 2012, 03:39:29 pm
Lovely presents Dave! I love mixing steam and diesel on my layout. Pictures of them on your layout when you get chance please  :)

Marty
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: swisstony on October 27, 2012, 04:28:52 pm
Picked up a lovely 37 this week, here she is pulling some SR stock in a double header past Langley after I performed some DCC conversion magic :)

It's a video clip....

(http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/h407/churcp/N%20GAUGE/1DC3F8F1-7CAA-4EC6-AE4C-4BE543CD74C4-299-0000003B1F6E534B.mp4)

http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/h407/churcp/N%20GAUGE/1DC3F8F1-7CAA-4EC6-AE4C-4BE543CD74C4-299-0000003B1F6E534B.mp4 (http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/h407/churcp/N%20GAUGE/1DC3F8F1-7CAA-4EC6-AE4C-4BE543CD74C4-299-0000003B1F6E534B.mp4)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: upnick on October 27, 2012, 04:45:58 pm
Picked up a lovely 37 this week, here she is pulling some SR stock in a double header past Langley after I performed some DCC conversion magic :)

It's a video clip....

([url]http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/h407/churcp/N%20GAUGE/1DC3F8F1-7CAA-4EC6-AE4C-4BE543CD74C4-299-0000003B1F6E534B.mp4[/url])


Where's the  video clip   Paul ? 
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: swisstony on October 27, 2012, 05:15:43 pm
Picked up a lovely 37 this week, here she is pulling some SR stock in a double header past Langley after I performed some DCC conversion magic :)

It's a video clip....

([url]http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/h407/churcp/N%20GAUGE/1DC3F8F1-7CAA-4EC6-AE4C-4BE543CD74C4-299-0000003B1F6E534B.mp4[/url])


Where's the  video clip   Paul ?


Fixed lol :)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Donkey on October 27, 2012, 05:24:00 pm
New 37 looks great there, thanks for posting video  :thumbsup:

Marty
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Sprintex on October 27, 2012, 08:57:16 pm
Nice little video  :thumbsup:


Paul
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: longbridge on October 27, 2012, 09:03:26 pm
Love the 37s and your video clip  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: upnick on October 27, 2012, 09:25:00 pm
Still  cant open the video in  windows  media   hear it but no picture   :doh:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: port perran on October 27, 2012, 09:32:09 pm
Looks good
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: swisstony on October 27, 2012, 09:38:15 pm
 :greatpicturessign:
Still  cant open the video in  windows  media   hear it but no picture   :doh:

I guess you need to update media player.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Sprintex on October 27, 2012, 09:47:11 pm
Stick it on Youtube  :P


Paul
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: upnick on October 27, 2012, 09:59:19 pm
Stick it on Youtube  :P


Paul


Good idea Paul   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on October 27, 2012, 10:41:28 pm
Agree. Good little video clip. I love the green railcar whipping through on the left! I also noted the toad on the end of the train - yet another piece of rolling stock I have a soft spot for.

 :thumbsup: Cheers George
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: bluedepot on October 29, 2012, 09:18:41 pm
i won this item on ebay

ran it round a few times and it's really smooth running and looks very good :)

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/330810305642?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/330810305642?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: longbridge on October 29, 2012, 09:35:25 pm
Great buy Blue, IMO the 60s are one of the best looking diesels made, that is after the 47s.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: MinZaPint on November 06, 2012, 01:01:56 pm
While at Weymouth I found A GWR railcar on Ray Heard's stand, been pondering the purchase of one for sometime and the kind lads on Wyke Lane (thanks 4*2 if that was you) let me test run it. Watched an OO Q1 running with a goods train and said to HID "not sure I like that one", "super little loco" she said so that ones her fault!  :angel:

(http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb474/minzapint/Railway/IMGP2458.jpg)

Q1 easily pulling 21 wagons, not room to try it with many more!

(http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb474/minzapint/Railway/IMGP2459.jpg)

Now I must get on with reorganising my railway room, HID got fed up with me hogging the computer so has set herself up in the spare bedroom (which is bigger Grrrrr!) My terminus is staying but am going to add a roundy roundy with a country station on a reversing loop plans to follow.  :claphappy:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: swisstony on November 06, 2012, 01:36:07 pm
I vowed I'd never do it, but I bought a blue class 101 mint lights etc dcc ready!!!! £40 happy days :)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on November 06, 2012, 08:30:47 pm
Blue. Wash yer mouth out, SwissTony. But the price was right, I guess.  :beers:

Good buy there too, Minzapint. The Q1's were that ugly they were awesome.  :beers: Although after Melbourne Cup day yesterday I think I'll be taking it easy today. I have an MRI scan scheduled for later and have to fast for that anyway. Might buy a Q1 with me winnings - although with the price of locos off the shelf here I should have put more money on the horse!!  :bounce:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: swisstony on November 06, 2012, 08:45:43 pm
It won't stay blue for any longer than the time it takes to strip it back to base and airbrush it to Brunswick :D I've already ordered some new decals ready ;)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on November 06, 2012, 08:57:55 pm
Now ya talkin'!!!  :claphappy:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: longbridge on November 10, 2012, 05:00:55 am
Picked up these two little beauties today, another Bachfar Fowler 4F and a Minitrix 2MT, the 4F runs OK but I have already ordered a tender pickup kit for it, the little Ivatt 2MT runs beautifully, quiet, smooth and creeps along very well the way every N Gauge loco should.

(http://i49.tinypic.com/sg0ach.jpg)

(http://i46.tinypic.com/10zu78k.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: upnick on November 10, 2012, 09:22:03 am
Beautiful  locos Dave   :thumbsup: look forward to seeing them  on the layout    ;)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on November 10, 2012, 10:50:20 am
OMG Dave

You're gonna have me digging in my drawers again. (eek)

I have an old Minitrix Ivatt somewhere. Actually two - the tender job and the tank version. When I think about it, they  were both good runners. The scale and details are questionable, but back then, they were the only options! Also back then, they ran heaps better than any Brit-produced product.

Looks like a good buy to me, mate.

Rainin' at the Gabba today?

George
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: longbridge on November 10, 2012, 11:18:02 am
OMG Dave

You're gonna have me digging in my drawers again. (eek)

I have an old Minitrix Ivatt somewhere. Actually two - the tender job and the tank version. When I think about it, they  were both good runners. The scale and details are questionable, but back then, they were the only options! Also back then, they ran heaps better than any Brit-produced product.

Looks like a good buy to me, mate.

Rainin' at the Gabba today?

George

Absolutely teemed down with rain for a few hours today George, the cticket must have been a wash out  :thumbsdown:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on November 10, 2012, 12:14:13 pm
Yep, saw it on the news later on today. But back on the subject... I'll dig out that little Ivatt tomorrow and see if it still runs. Weren't they nicknamed "mickey mouse?" Or am I thinking of some other loco?

Anyway I seem to recall that the front face of the boiler popped off quite easily and at one point I considered fashioning a face from Milliput, bunging it on the front, painting it red, and calling it James.....

On a serious note, I did manage a to get a photo of the little beastie crossing onto the mainline of my layout in a copy of Railway Modeller. Jan 95, 96? Nowt good about getting old.. memory not what it was.

Maybe it's just numb from spending most of the day writing high school reports - and I'm supposed to be retired!

Cheers George.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: newportnobby on November 10, 2012, 02:28:45 pm
Yep, saw it on the news later on today. But back on the subject... I'll dig out that little Ivatt tomorrow and see if it still runs. Weren't they nicknamed "mickey mouse?" Or am I thinking of some other loco?


Cheers George.


Hi George,
Your memory isn't as bad as you think - the Ivatt was indeed referred to as the 'Mickey Mouse' :thumbsup:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LMS_Ivatt_Class_2_2-6-0 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LMS_Ivatt_Class_2_2-6-0)

There are loads of us still waiting for the new Farish version >:(
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on November 10, 2012, 09:26:59 pm
Thanks for that, NPN. The link is very interesting, though it doesn't say how or why the nickname came about. I notice there is a reference there to what I presume is a book or journal.

Nice to know that my memory isn't that bad, although I can't for the life of me remember just HOW I came to know that!  :hmmm:

I'm sure the Farish one will be ace but for now I'm hangin' out for the blue pullman...  :drool:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: iank84 on November 15, 2012, 07:05:18 pm
Well the man in the red van dropped this of today  :D :D :D

(http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t179/c1victyper/280.jpg)


(http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t179/c1victyper/279.jpg)

Very happy with it, one thing.........Can anyone tell me if i can convert it to DCC or know of any one that Can?

Regards

Ian  :NGaugersRule:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: swisstony on November 15, 2012, 07:08:39 pm
Anything can be converted given enough patience!

Paul
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: longbridge on November 15, 2012, 07:20:53 pm
Great looking train Ian, pleased you are happy with it  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Matthew-peter on November 15, 2012, 08:15:42 pm
.............
([url]http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t179/c1victyper/280.jpg[/url])
Very happy with it, one thing.........Can anyone tell me if i can convert it to DCC or know of any one that Can?

Regards

Ian  :NGaugersRule:


I cant help think the tractors are slightly out of scale  :laughabovepost:

Looks fantastic, used to run one at work and I loved how smooth it was.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: iank84 on November 15, 2012, 08:24:38 pm
 :smiley-laughing: yer they are a bit out of scale.

Playing with trains at work!!! I need a job like that!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Matthew-peter on November 15, 2012, 08:32:32 pm
:smiley-laughing: yer they are a bit out of scale.

Playing with trains at work!!! I need a job like that!

It wasnt the best place, York Model Railway before it moved, was there 3 years. I did get a lot of stuff running on the N gauge layout eventually though (the last year or so).
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on November 15, 2012, 08:35:58 pm
Very nice. Kato, I assume? If that's the case it will run beautifully!

George
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Skyline2uk on November 15, 2012, 09:32:10 pm
It will, and it has excellent LED's that maintain constant brightness at even very low (DC) speeds. This is especially a joy with ones at the rear of the set, as the red lights look great.

On my old layout the red lights used to flicker when they went over dead-frog points (or dirty track), to me this just looked more realistic!

I am sure DCC will be possible, but don't ask me to do it  :confused1:

Skyline2uk
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: EtchedPixels on November 15, 2012, 10:27:06 pm
You can DCC it. There are some replacement decoders for Kato USA stock that if you resolder the LEDs and adjust them a bit will do the job. It is fiddly. The tiny modern decoders would also fit in some of the gaps, and I'm pretty sure you'd get a sound Zimo in the trailing car ... one of those 'things to try one day' on my list.

Alan
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: serg on December 23, 2012, 07:11:36 pm
just got this...................http://s654.beta.photobucket.com/user/xbbb/library/mid%20life%20crisis/pullman (http://s654.beta.photobucket.com/user/xbbb/library/mid%20life%20crisis/pullman)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on December 23, 2012, 07:53:04 pm
Very nice  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Donkey on December 24, 2012, 01:46:22 pm
just got this...................[url]http://s654.beta.photobucket.com/user/xbbb/library/mid%20life%20crisis/pullman[/url] ([url]http://s654.beta.photobucket.com/user/xbbb/library/mid%20life%20crisis/pullman[/url])


 8)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Guy on December 24, 2012, 01:56:04 pm
just got this...................[url]http://s654.beta.photobucket.com/user/xbbb/library/mid%20life%20crisis/pullman[/url] ([url]http://s654.beta.photobucket.com/user/xbbb/library/mid%20life%20crisis/pullman[/url])



Very impressive; looks good.  :bounce:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Matthew-peter on December 24, 2012, 02:53:09 pm
just got this...................[url]http://s654.beta.photobucket.com/user/xbbb/library/mid%20life%20crisis/pullman[/url] ([url]http://s654.beta.photobucket.com/user/xbbb/library/mid%20life%20crisis/pullman[/url])


Jealous  :-[  :laugh:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: MinZaPint on January 21, 2013, 05:09:09 pm
Postie nearly caught me out, should have arrived last week, had to hold me breath on Saturday (HID at home) but he came up trumps and slipped it in under the radar this morning! (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-chores025.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)

(http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb474/minzapint/Railway/DSCF2008.jpg)

CCT in "Mournful" green and Southern livery! glad I didn't hunt down one of the lighter green earlier run.

And the other new arrivals, "Axminster carpets" was a special from "Buffers" out of stock but I found one at a show and it arrived in my Xmas stocking along with an SS Jag from Oxford. SR pillbox and 2 Matheison wagons (very nice) giving away any degree of anonymity.

(http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb474/minzapint/Railway/DSCF2003.jpg)

Still trying to clear the room of 30 years worth of "treasures" so that I can set up the extension board. (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-chores037.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: newportnobby on January 21, 2013, 05:45:11 pm
I thought the Mathiesons were named after a well known TV detective :smackedface:
Love the dustbin smilie :D
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Jack on January 21, 2013, 06:38:53 pm
Managed to slip these two understated little packages under the radar.....
P1010765
P1010765
P1010762
P1010762
I know, the traction is a little over the top for the Inspection coach  ;D

The 37 has moved onto the GF discontinued list and while I didn't really need the Inspection Coach, on the other hand, as a member of the NGS I thought is was my duty to support a noble cause.  ;D
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: REGP on January 21, 2013, 08:43:15 pm
MZP

Really like that CCT looks much better than I thought it would.

Wonder if they ever got onto GWR or West Region rails, anyone know?

Ray
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: stevieboy on January 21, 2013, 09:04:39 pm
Here's mine, a lovely EWS 37 and 3 Seacows, with a couple more trapped in snow somehere in Yodel land.

(http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a593/stevieboy-15/IMAG0532_zps84cde902.jpg)

A Green 3mt and a Green, with Wasp stripes, 03 are also stuck too.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: upnick on January 21, 2013, 09:21:39 pm
Hi  Stevieboy,   

Like the  37   in   EWS  always  my  favorite livery over the  BR blue era  is the loco  DCC    as it appears to have a cab  light
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: stevieboy on January 21, 2013, 10:14:42 pm
Hi  Stevieboy,   

Like the  37   in   EWS  always  my  favorite livery over the  BR blue era  is the loco  DCC    as it appears to have a cab  light

It's Dc at the moment, just a coincidental reflection.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: upnick on January 21, 2013, 10:16:15 pm
Looks good though for  DC  running ......... wait  till  you change to DCC   :bounce:  ;)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: mk1gtstu on January 21, 2013, 10:25:20 pm
These 2 little beasties are the latest additions to my fleet  ;D
(http://i733.photobucket.com/albums/ww334/raxmk1/my%20railway/039.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: upnick on January 21, 2013, 10:30:24 pm
Pair of  beautiful locos there  ;)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: swisstony on January 21, 2013, 11:08:34 pm
You don't see many of these in N Gauge ever period!

(http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/h407/churcp/89AEB58F-A92C-49DA-8326-CB4390AEFCA0-1682-0000023145A622B1.jpg)

Happy to be a proud owner :)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: bluedepot on January 21, 2013, 11:13:09 pm
very nice tony!!! when are dapol going to shrink their oo version of this i wonder??!!!

mk1gtstu  -  are you going to cut the cab off one and make a class 13?????



tim
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: mk1gtstu on January 21, 2013, 11:16:14 pm

mk1gtstu  -  are you going to cut the cab off one and make a class 13?????



tim
[/quote]
No, will keep them as they are although I've made a start weathering 08 330, will post some pics of it soon  ;)
Stu.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: newportnobby on January 22, 2013, 04:18:19 pm
MZP

Really like that CCT looks much better than I thought it would.

Wonder if they ever got onto GWR or West Region rails, anyone know?

Ray

I see Rails have them in now so I should be geting my maroon one fairly quickly :bounce:
yes - I will be using it on my WR based layout, even if they didn't get there in 'real life'
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Caz on January 22, 2013, 04:20:41 pm
My maroon one is already running on my WR based layout, Hatton's have had them in for a while, mine arrived last week.   :P
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Jerry Howlett on January 22, 2013, 06:04:51 pm
MZP

Really like that CCT looks much better than I thought it would.

Wonder if they ever got onto GWR or West Region rails, anyone know?

Ray





I see Rails have them in now so I should be geting my maroon one fairly quickly :bounce:
yes - I will be using it on my WR based layout, even if they didn't get there in 'real life'

They were used for the Wills tobacco trade at Swindon in the mid 70's for sure.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: newportnobby on January 22, 2013, 09:40:31 pm
My maroon one is already running on my WR based layout, Hatton's have had them in for a while, mine arrived last week.   :P

Tut Tut - so where's your pics and a review :nerner:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: davieb on January 22, 2013, 09:43:21 pm
My maroon one is already running on my WR based layout, Hatton's have had them in for a while, mine arrived last week.   :P

Tut Tut - so where's your pics and a review :nerner:

I seem to remember someone had a green one running round their layout last Sunday  :D  :D

dave  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: newportnobby on January 22, 2013, 09:45:52 pm
My maroon one is already running on my WR based layout, Hatton's have had them in for a while, mine arrived last week.   :P

Tut Tut - so where's your pics and a review :nerner:

I seem to remember someone had a green one running round their layout last Sunday  :D  :D

dave  :thumbsup:

That was from the original run a couple of years ago, Dave (ref NB013) :D
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: davieb on January 22, 2013, 09:54:19 pm
Let you off then this time  :D  :doh:  :-[

dave  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Caz on January 22, 2013, 10:05:26 pm
My maroon one is already running on my WR based layout, Hatton's have had them in for a while, mine arrived last week.   :P

Tut Tut - so where's your pics and a review :nerner:

Sorry, the same place as my Blue Pullman sound video, the pannier sound tutorial and home made light bar tutorial, just haven't had time as I have a lot else going on at the mo, hope to be back up to speed in the next couple of weeks.   :sorrysign:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: REGP on January 22, 2013, 11:05:04 pm
 MZP, Whiteswan and all
 
Thanks guys and girl, I feel another web visit to Rails or Hattons coming on, this time for a CCT.

Ray
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: boffin22 on January 23, 2013, 04:15:03 pm
Blue/Green? Who cares? I love my technicoloured diesel fleet :o))
David
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on January 23, 2013, 09:12:03 pm
To the owners of the above photographs, mouth-watering stuff, guys! Very envious!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: justintime on January 25, 2013, 10:33:25 am
My 2nd engine purchase and It's great :heart2:
(http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/8092/p1020085t.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/824/p1020085t.jpg/)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: scotsoft on January 25, 2013, 11:35:50 am
..and what lovely pictures as well  ;)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: stevieboy on January 25, 2013, 01:21:19 pm
I've just 'stumbled' across a Mk1 BR Maroon SK Coach (374-061B) that I have been stuggling to locate online anywhere at a local shop near to one of our sites.

No pic though as everyone know what they look like!

Steve
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: newportnobby on January 25, 2013, 03:15:37 pm
Don't let Ollie3440 know - he'll be raiding your house :D
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: stevieboy on January 25, 2013, 03:38:55 pm
No exaggeration, there must have been at least 100 of the various types on the shelves!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Ollie3440 on January 25, 2013, 05:14:58 pm
Don't let Ollie3440 know - he'll be raiding your house :D

Not this time i won't, that's already one i've got in my collection :P

Ollie
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: mk1gtstu on January 25, 2013, 06:21:44 pm
Recieved my first ever Dapol purchase yesterday, Very pleased with it, I got it at a good price, brand new, been running it in, was a little noisy at first but its getting quieter, is it normal for Dapol locos to be noisy? Its got lovely detail & lights, much better than my old Farish versions. Only problem is my old Farish swallow livery mk3 coaches are a different shade to the Dapol ones which looks a bit odd, been searching online for Dapol swallow livery mk3's but looks like they are hard to find  :-\
(http://i733.photobucket.com/albums/ww334/raxmk1/my%20railway/023.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: captainelectra on January 25, 2013, 07:34:58 pm
My third Dapol 86 so far...probably my favourite N locos.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8376/8415031770_c4d63d47a3_c.jpg)

Here's hoping for a future release of BR Blue and Executive liveries...
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: newportnobby on January 25, 2013, 10:16:17 pm
is it normal for Dapol locos to be noisy?

I can only comment on the Dapol locos I have bought and they do seem to take an inordinate amount of running in before they quieten down  :(
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: mk1gtstu on January 25, 2013, 10:21:51 pm
is it normal for Dapol locos to be noisy?

I can only comment on the Dapol locos I have bought and they do seem to take an inordinate amount of running in before they quieten down  :(

Cheers, just wondered as it seems to make more noise than the new farish loco's I have.

cheers, Stu.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on January 25, 2013, 11:22:21 pm
All lovely looking models, folks. I particularly like the green one - as I insist on insisting, the ONLY colour for a diesel!!!  :D
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: H on January 26, 2013, 09:34:52 am
'Fraid I've got to agree with CaptainElectra - this class 86 was also my latest purchase and the livery is superb. Far, far better than dull old grass stain green;


(http://img801.imageshack.us/img801/1024/dsc4664y.jpg)

H.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on January 26, 2013, 08:28:36 pm
Must admit, that is a lovely looking model, even though it ain't green.... :P
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: captainelectra on January 26, 2013, 08:32:31 pm
It coincides with the worrying news that the real 86401 is to be sold, as its owner, ETL, is pulling out of main line operations due to lack of work for 86101 and 87002. Really hope it stays in one piece in the UK.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: longbridge on January 26, 2013, 08:36:30 pm
A lovely model and livery, I like watching videos of these locos from back in the 1990s and am very impressed at the cracking speed they go at.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: H on January 26, 2013, 08:52:22 pm
Must admit, that is a lovely looking model, even though it ain't green....

Sounds like it is you who is green, 'cos it's never been painted such a dull colour  :P  :D

H.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on January 26, 2013, 08:54:19 pm
Touche!! :sick2:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: captainelectra on January 26, 2013, 09:05:22 pm
In fairness, although 86401 was never green, a few of its classmates are...

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5187/5557948263_0268288f5e_z.jpg)

 :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Paul B on January 27, 2013, 12:19:35 pm
Having only had this delivered from Gaugemaster last week, thought it was about time that I started posting some pics here!

This is my latest purchase - made by Minitrix, it is an East German DR V200 -

(http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m111/Corporal_Bang/Polish%20trains/DSCF7899_zps075e9f0f.jpg)

These locos were originally made in the USSR and were the M62 - and, like everything else in the Communist Bloc, were sold to other Communist countries.

I bought this as I want to eventually get it resprayed as a PKP (Polish State Railways) class ST44 - a very popular heavy freight diesel loco, which is still in use in Poland today, and still goes by the nickname of 'Gagarin'! I will try and find a pic of what I eventually want it to look like and will post it here soon!

Edit - just found a link that I posted elsewhere - this is what I would like this loco to look like eventually!

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/26/ST44-282_PKP_Cargo%2C_Torun_Kluczyki.JPG (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/26/ST44-282_PKP_Cargo%2C_Torun_Kluczyki.JPG)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: EtchedPixels on January 27, 2013, 01:04:49 pm
All lovely looking models, folks. I particularly like the green one - as I insist on insisting, the ONLY colour for a diesel!!!  :D

Can't really have green diesels without black or maroon ones though 8)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on January 27, 2013, 08:38:33 pm
Yeah, Ok EP - especially black ones (and more so if they are numbered 1000). But go for it, Paul B -
Green! Green!  :envy:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: EtchedPixels on January 27, 2013, 09:14:35 pm
Yeah, Ok EP - especially black ones (and more so if they are numbered 1000). But go for it, Paul B -
Green! Green!  :envy:


There's a 10000 on ebay at the moment btw - very badly titled

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/281056133062?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/281056133062?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649)

no connection just happened to notice it
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on January 27, 2013, 09:33:36 pm
Yep - oops I missed a zero  :-[
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: justintime on January 29, 2013, 12:40:50 pm
My Fleet is now up to 3 thanks to the purchase of 2 new engines from a fellow forum member.  I guess I should get some more track laid. ;)
(http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/7471/fleetmg.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/17/fleetmg.jpg/)

Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on January 29, 2013, 08:12:05 pm
Beautiful!! Green diesel heaven!!  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: stevieboy on January 30, 2013, 10:39:06 pm
I didn't think I'd go green but couldn't resist this:

(http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a593/stevieboy-15/IMAG0570_zps2588f6f3.jpg)

Such a perfect runner too.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: davidjhope on January 30, 2013, 10:44:35 pm
I'm planning on a green diesel layout next.
I love the look of the 24
 :greatpicturessign:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: justintime on January 30, 2013, 10:54:18 pm
I didn't think I'd go green but couldn't resist this:

([url]http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a593/stevieboy-15/IMAG0570_zps2588f6f3.jpg[/url])

Such a perfect runner too.


Its on my shopping list for this year too :heart2:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on January 31, 2013, 12:32:59 am
Good to hear you've got a good runner at last, stevieboy! Actually out of all my 'new' Farish purchases, my 24 is probably the worst runner! It'll be purring along quite happily, but then decides to make meshing and grinding noises every now and then. I did mention it on the forum a year ago or so, and did get some suggested remedies, but me being the basically lazy sod that I am have never bothered to attempt putting them into effect.

It's still a lovely model, though. I particularly like the headcodes feature.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: newportnobby on January 31, 2013, 07:56:34 am
I have 3 Class 24's and they are all soooo smooth and quiet. In fact, they're so quiet I have to keep looking for the little blighters to see where they've got to :)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: stevieboy on January 31, 2013, 09:01:40 am
I did mention it on the forum a year ago or so, and did get some suggested remedies, but me being the basically lazy sod that I am have never bothered to attempt putting them into effect.

Mine made a slight noise in one direction, like a buzzing sound but very intermittently.  So i whipped off the shell and had a look to see what was what.

I lubed sparingly what I could see and then ran the loco after each drop.  The culprit turned out to be one of the worm gears being a little dry where it sits in the chassis (not the teeth themselves).
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on January 31, 2013, 08:23:12 pm
Thanks for that! Sounds easy enough for me to give it a try. I think I said on here somewhere before that I am loath to pull things apart as I do not have confidence in my ability to put them back together, but your fix sounds like I should be able to manage it.

Cheers!  :beers:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Oldman on February 01, 2013, 09:54:44 am
(http://i1248.photobucket.com/albums/hh497/shuglet/SDC10437.jpg)
(http://i1248.photobucket.com/albums/hh497/shuglet/SDC10438.jpg)
(http://i1248.photobucket.com/albums/hh497/shuglet/SDC10439.jpg)
(http://i1248.photobucket.com/albums/hh497/shuglet/SDC10440.jpg)
(http://i1248.photobucket.com/albums/hh497/shuglet/SDC10441.jpg)


3d prints from Shapeways.  Wheels fitted but not painted.
Simplex 20hp  and mine tub.     Both in Nn3    the packs contained 8 locos and 10 wagons.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: mk1gtstu on February 01, 2013, 11:03:28 am
They look nice! Were they expensive? Just had an idea, they would look good on my colliery sidings boxfile layout! 8)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Oldman on February 01, 2013, 11:16:29 am
Including carriage  cost was £40.
Took about 14 days from placing order.
 planning to use them for a brickworks diorama on the next project.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: upnick on February 01, 2013, 12:11:11 pm
Hi  Mike,   

Really like the look  of those  you will   have to  start  a thread  with the file layout   ;)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Ollie3440 on February 01, 2013, 01:51:07 pm
Treated myself to a few new additions to the wagon fleet. :D

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii309/olliereading1123/N%20Gauge/SDC15609.jpg)

Ollie
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: stevieboy on February 01, 2013, 04:28:40 pm
I've gone green crazy now and bought this:

(http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a593/stevieboy-15/IMAG0571_zps0e4dae2c.jpg)

It's currently running in but was quite a nice slow runner out the box, albeit a little tight.

When it's run in it'll be sharing the pulling of these with the Class 24.  Just waiting for BSK to arrive:

(http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a593/stevieboy-15/IMAG0573_zps8aae9396.jpg)

I took a comparison picture the other day, old news I know but the detail compared to my 20 year old Mk1's is amazing

(http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a593/stevieboy-15/IMAG0554_zps1f591d8a.jpg)

 :ngauge:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Ollie3440 on February 01, 2013, 05:57:13 pm
When it's run in it'll be sharing the pulling of these with the Class 24.  Just waiting for BSK to arrive:

([url]http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a593/stevieboy-15/IMAG0573_zps8aae9396.jpg[/url])


Yum. Mk1's :P

Ollie
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: newportnobby on February 01, 2013, 06:04:24 pm
Ohhh Noooo :smackedface:

Steve - what have you done? You've let the MK1 monster loose again :doh:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: stevieboy on February 01, 2013, 06:07:20 pm
I thought I'd get some pic's up for Ollie, as he was kind enough to demonstrate the running qualities of a couple of steamers for me when I visited the shop on Weds.

 :thankyousign:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on February 01, 2013, 09:21:19 pm
Now you're gettin' the hang of it, stevieboy!  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Nothing wrong with posting comparison pics, either. It's good to see how things have improved. When I get the time I'll post some of my old blood and custard Mk 1s - they're not even the right colour!!!

Keep up the good work -Green is Go!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: stevieboy on February 02, 2013, 09:51:50 am
I thought I was, then last night my 3mt decided to lock up and the class 24 has lost lighting at one end. I've tried adjusting the contacts but it's not worked.

  :'(

Back to the shop for them both
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: stevieboy on February 02, 2013, 05:02:16 pm
Swift service by Rails and i'm the proud owner of a replacement class 24.

However, I also came away with a late crest WD Austerity as watching it run on the test track showed how well these run. After my recent run of luck I was never going to pass the opportunity of a perfect runner.

Steve
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: mk1gtstu on February 02, 2013, 05:40:50 pm
I'm gradually replacing my older Farish poole built locos, sold off 11 of them so far!  :uneasy:
But the good news is I've been replacing them, these 2 arrived from Hattons the other day, I've run them both in, they run nice & smooth & nicely detailed, much better than the old Farish ones so I'm happy!  :claphappy:
(http://i733.photobucket.com/albums/ww334/raxmk1/my%20railway/027_zpsac7d344a.jpg)
(http://i733.photobucket.com/albums/ww334/raxmk1/my%20railway/029_zps02caacde.jpg)
(http://i733.photobucket.com/albums/ww334/raxmk1/my%20railway/030_zps2621cd99.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Dock Shunter on February 02, 2013, 07:59:12 pm
I'm gradually replacing my older Farish poole built locos, sold off 11 of them so far!  :uneasy:
But the good news is I've been replacing them, these 2 arrived from Hattons the other day, I've run them both in, they run nice & smooth & nicely detailed, much better than the old Farish ones so I'm happy!  :claphappy:


Have you re-numbered one, 37 257 or do you know something i don't....... :confused2: :)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: mk1gtstu on February 02, 2013, 08:05:54 pm
I'm gradually replacing my older Farish poole built locos, sold off 11 of them so far!  :uneasy:
But the good news is I've been replacing them, these 2 arrived from Hattons the other day, I've run them both in, they run nice & smooth & nicely detailed, much better than the old Farish ones so I'm happy!  :claphappy:


Have you re-numbered one, 37 257 or do you know something i don't....... :confused2: :)
:D Well spotted! Yes, I re-numbered one as 37 257 as I didn't want both with the same number.
I used Fox transfers & just changed the 4 to a 7 although I've noticed the fox transfer digit is very slightly smaller than the original printing for some strange reason which is a bit annoying!  :thumbsdown:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: longbridge on February 02, 2013, 08:12:10 pm
Your 37s look great and IMO the newer ones are well and truly up to the great running qualities of the American locos.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Dock Shunter on February 02, 2013, 08:15:06 pm
I'm gradually replacing my older Farish poole built locos, sold off 11 of them so far!  :uneasy:
But the good news is I've been replacing them, these 2 arrived from Hattons the other day, I've run them both in, they run nice & smooth & nicely detailed, much better than the old Farish ones so I'm happy!  :claphappy:


Have you re-numbered one, 37 257 or do you know something i don't....... :confused2: :)
:D Well spotted! Yes, I re-numbered one as 37 257 as I didn't want both with the same number.
I used Fox transfers & just changed the 4 to a 7 although I've noticed the fox transfer digit is very slightly smaller than the original printing for some strange reason which is a bit annoying!  :thumbsdown:

Cheers Stu...... :thumbsup:
For a minute there you had me sweating......thought i'd missed out on a BR Blue 37............ :o...... :D
 
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: mk1gtstu on February 02, 2013, 08:26:16 pm
I'm gradually replacing my older Farish poole built locos, sold off 11 of them so far!  :uneasy:
But the good news is I've been replacing them, these 2 arrived from Hattons the other day, I've run them both in, they run nice & smooth & nicely detailed, much better than the old Farish ones so I'm happy!  :claphappy:


Have you re-numbered one, 37 257 or do you know something i don't....... :confused2: :)
:D Well spotted! Yes, I re-numbered one as 37 257 as I didn't want both with the same number.
I used Fox transfers & just changed the 4 to a 7 although I've noticed the fox transfer digit is very slightly smaller than the original printing for some strange reason which is a bit annoying!  :thumbsdown:

Cheers Stu...... :thumbsup:
For a minute there you had me sweating......thought i'd missed out on a BR Blue 37............ :o...... :D
:D I'm on the lookout for a  BR Blue domino headcode one now to go with these, I missed out on the ones that came out a couple of years ago, not found any online, seem to be sold out.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on February 02, 2013, 09:39:12 pm
Lovely locos. Glad to hear they are nice runners,too. I like the way you changed the number so you don't have two the same. I'm on the hunt for one too, but guess what colour.........
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Dock Shunter on February 02, 2013, 09:57:45 pm
I'm on the hunt for one too, but guess what colour.........


http://www.holtmodelrailways.co.uk/photo.php?code=371451A (http://www.holtmodelrailways.co.uk/photo.php?code=371451A)

 :) :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Dock Shunter on February 02, 2013, 10:07:30 pm
I'm gradually replacing my older Farish poole built locos, sold off 11 of them so far!  :uneasy:
But the good news is I've been replacing them, these 2 arrived from Hattons the other day, I've run them both in, they run nice & smooth & nicely detailed, much better than the old Farish ones so I'm happy!  :claphappy:



Have you re-numbered one, 37 257 or do you know something i don't....... :confused2: :)

 :D Well spotted! Yes, I re-numbered one as 37 257 as I didn't want both with the same number.
I used Fox transfers & just changed the 4 to a 7 although I've noticed the fox transfer digit is very slightly smaller than the original printing for some strange reason which is a bit annoying!  :thumbsdown:


Cheers Stu...... :thumbsup:
For a minute there you had me sweating......thought i'd missed out on a BR Blue 37............ :o...... :D

 :D I'm on the lookout for a  BR Blue domino headcode one now to go with these, I missed out on the ones that came out a couple of years ago, not found any online, seem to be sold out.


Have a look here Stu.......

http://www.geedee-modelshop.com/detail.asp?fldLowStocks=2&ProductID=8694&SubCategoryID=23 (http://www.geedee-modelshop.com/detail.asp?fldLowStocks=2&ProductID=8694&SubCategoryID=23)

http://www.osbornsmodels.com/371-452-graham-farish-class-370-diesel-br-blue-4254-p.asp (http://www.osbornsmodels.com/371-452-graham-farish-class-370-diesel-br-blue-4254-p.asp)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: mk1gtstu on February 03, 2013, 02:16:17 pm
I'm gradually replacing my older Farish poole built locos, sold off 11 of them so far!  :uneasy:
But the good news is I've been replacing them, these 2 arrived from Hattons the other day, I've run them both in, they run nice & smooth & nicely detailed, much better than the old Farish ones so I'm happy!  :claphappy:



Have you re-numbered one, 37 257 or do you know something i don't....... :confused2: :)

 :D Well spotted! Yes, I re-numbered one as 37 257 as I didn't want both with the same number.
I used Fox transfers & just changed the 4 to a 7 although I've noticed the fox transfer digit is very slightly smaller than the original printing for some strange reason which is a bit annoying!  :thumbsdown:


Cheers Stu...... :thumbsup:
For a minute there you had me sweating......thought i'd missed out on a BR Blue 37............ :o...... :D

 :D I'm on the lookout for a  BR Blue domino headcode one now to go with these, I missed out on the ones that came out a couple of years ago, not found any online, seem to be sold out.


Have a look here Stu.......

http://www.geedee-modelshop.com/detail.asp?fldLowStocks=2&ProductID=8694&SubCategoryID=23 (http://www.geedee-modelshop.com/detail.asp?fldLowStocks=2&ProductID=8694&SubCategoryID=23)




Cheers for that, I've just bought one from the link above, not a bad price either. :D  :NGaugeForum:

Cheers, Stu
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: stevieboy on February 03, 2013, 08:13:31 pm
The WD is now run in, so I thought a photo would be in order. I actually felt a bit silly running it in as from the box it was perfect.

(http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a593/stevieboy-15/IMAG0587_zps2ca25b1e.jpg)

I was semi coaxed into buying this by the OH as I was unsure, really glad I got it now though.

Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on February 03, 2013, 08:22:43 pm
Lovely!!  :drool:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: longbridge on February 03, 2013, 09:13:32 pm
Well done Steve, a very nice loco and a great buy, nice to see someone bought a steam loco  :claphappy:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: stevieboy on February 03, 2013, 10:33:25 pm
If they're all going to be like this one from now on (the new Farish Steamers) then I can see me buying a few more. There isn't the slightest hint of movement in the body, it just glides along with just the sound of the rails the only thing you can here.

Hopefully my replacement 5MT will be similat, as the first one turned out to be a bit of a mare.

I'm just happy I've got three perfect loco's now as my 37 was begining to feel lonely.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: stevieboy on February 06, 2013, 09:34:13 pm
My long awaited B1 replacement arrived today, so much better than the original. Like the WD it's perfect in every way.

(http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a593/stevieboy-15/IMAG0614_zpsd6c150ff.jpg)

Also started another collection off....

(http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a593/stevieboy-15/IMAG0606_zpse4dc4441.jpg)

5 for now but want to get a good number , time to save up
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Ollie3440 on February 06, 2013, 09:48:46 pm
My long awaited B1 replacement arrived today, so much better than the original. Like the WD it's perfect in every way.

([url]http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a593/stevieboy-15/IMAG0614_zpsd6c150ff.jpg[/url])

Also started another collection off....

([url]http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a593/stevieboy-15/IMAG0606_zpse4dc4441.jpg[/url])

5 for now but want to get a good number , time to save up


Now both of those look familiar to me :P

Ollie
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: stevieboy on February 06, 2013, 09:59:18 pm
I thought you would!

Very well packed as usual.

 :thankyousign:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: justintime on February 06, 2013, 10:01:36 pm
I like the B1 Steve, that'll have to go on my shopping list for this year :beers:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: stevieboy on February 06, 2013, 10:10:58 pm
You won't regret it, it's comparable to the WD for running quality and like the WD I haven't had to touch it out of the box.

It's run in now so tomorrow I'll test haulage from what I've read I won't be disappointed.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on February 07, 2013, 11:14:45 am
Wonderful stuff. After so many bad starts, it's good news!

Cheers!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: stevieboy on February 07, 2013, 01:58:28 pm
It's certainly looking good now.  After a couple of episode's I now have 4 perfectly functional loco's that are as Farish intended, they run right, look right and sound right, 3 of these 4 were shop purchases which helped end the endless game of parcel tennis.

I would like to thank one member on here (sorry can't remember who) who said that it would pay to go to a shop and view loco's in the flesh before purchasing.  This advice has been invaluable.  It especially helps when it comes to little things that an email or phone call wont cover. 

For example when I returned my Class 24 due to light failure, I picked up the new one, got it home and run it in.  About 3 days later I noticed that there was a blemish in the paintwork.  So, fearing i'd be labelled as a nutter, I went back to the shop and asked if the body could be swapped over from the one I had previously.  This wasn't an issue and I went home happy and with my dignity/sanity intact!

 :thankyousign:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Dock Shunter on February 07, 2013, 03:03:38 pm
Great to hear your faith has been fully restored in N Gauge Steve after such a bad run of luck. :thumbsup:
Sounds like you have found a shop were the proprietor seems willing to help if things aren't as they should be :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: stevieboy on February 07, 2013, 05:43:01 pm
Yeah, it helps.

It work's both ways too as I came away with a Maroon Mk1 BSK due to my satisfaction at the good service I had received over the CL24. 
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: newportnobby on February 07, 2013, 06:52:22 pm
Yeah, it helps.

It work's both ways too as I came away with a Maroon Mk1 BSK due to my satisfaction at the good service I had received over the CL24.

Well - it would have been rude not too ;)
It's also one less for Ollie the MK1 muncher >:D
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on February 09, 2013, 10:14:56 pm
Now you're gettin' the hang of it, stevieboy!  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Nothing wrong with posting comparison pics, either. It's good to see how things have improved. When I get the time I'll post some of my old blood and custard Mk 1s - they're not even the right colour!!!

Keep up the good work -Green is Go!
I know they're not latest purchases, but in relation to the my quote above, here are my ancient Mk1s - some are crimson & cream, others maroon & cream!!
But, you know what, at the time, I thought they were great!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Ollie3440 on February 10, 2013, 06:35:16 pm
My purchases from the Donny exhibition today...
(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii309/olliereading1123/N%20Gauge/SDC15652.jpg)

3 x JB Stock Boxes, Dapol GBRf Spine Wagons (Been looking everywhere for some!) and a Bargain Farish Early B1 (Will be re-numbered to 61264). Finally a Farish Royal Scot which i picked up elsewhere secondhand and DCC Fitted (Will become 46115)

Ollie
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on February 10, 2013, 08:10:59 pm
Very nice! Wot, no Mk1 coaches?  ???
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Ollie3440 on February 10, 2013, 08:28:11 pm
Very nice! Wot, no Mk1 coaches?  ???

Not today. Atm i'm only after a Maroon CK which i can get at work cheaper than the ones which were on sale today.

Ollie
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: mk1gtstu on February 14, 2013, 07:13:03 pm
I've gone & bought a pair of my first ever class 20's to add to the fleet  ;D. The headcodes on the weathered version were an absolute nightmare to fit, somehow managed it in the end although they are a little crooked. Both are smooth runners but are a bit noisy even after running in, hopefully they will get better with use.
(http://i733.photobucket.com/albums/ww334/raxmk1/my%20railway/DSC03809_zps3fe9ea4e.jpg)
(http://i733.photobucket.com/albums/ww334/raxmk1/my%20railway/DSC03811_zps6d4ca855.jpg)
Cheers, Stu.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on February 14, 2013, 08:23:38 pm
They look great - sorry to hear they are a bit noisy. Hope they improve!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: newportnobby on February 14, 2013, 08:36:07 pm
 :hmmm: I was hoping they would be quiet as the earlier Class 20's acted like a reverb chamber and were almost deafening :-\
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Sprintex on February 14, 2013, 08:39:14 pm
Someone had a pair of these at club on monday night. In common with most new models they were almost silent as they whizzed round the test track, not sure how much running they've already had though ;)


Paul
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: mk1gtstu on February 14, 2013, 08:48:44 pm
:hmmm: I was hoping they would be quiet as the earlier Class 20's acted like a reverb chamber and were almost deafening :-\
When I've got both of them running round on my double track layout they buzz like a swarm of bees! :hmmm: The weathered one runs a bit quieter than the other one, They seem to run ok & don't get hot, I don't think there's anything seriously wrong with them, I'm wondering if its because the chassis are tight against the bodyshell causing the noise? :confused2: Unfortunately I don't know how loud the old farish ones were to compare as I've never owned one.
Cheers, Stu.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on February 14, 2013, 08:55:04 pm
I have an old Farish one that used to purr along when I first got it (a LONG time ago), but when I gave it a go the other day it has seized up solid. I've got me eye on getting a new one so I'm watching all the stuff on here about the new ones with great interest.  :wave:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: EtchedPixels on February 14, 2013, 10:15:47 pm
Finally the full formation WSMR rake leaves Snow Hill heading towards Wolverhampton

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-yHYrtsJs_oA/UR1dy5QmWpI/AAAAAAAADpk/K0-M40TGrbI/s1024/IMG_20130214_215539.jpg)

not quite sure what the heritage DMU is doing there
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: mk1gtstu on February 14, 2013, 10:52:38 pm
This evening i removed the bogies on both of the class 20's,(the bogies just pull off but are a bit tight), I noticed on both of them the brass worm drives & bearings looked a bit dry, so I gave them a couple of drops of oil each, put them back together & ran both of them for just over an hour on the layout, its made a huge improvement & they are running much quieter than before, they now make about the same level of noise as my latest versions of the class 37 & 47's so I'm happy with that!  :claphappy: Worth checking & oiling if anyone else has the same problems with theirs.  :thumbsup:
cheers, Stu.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Claude Dreyfus on February 14, 2013, 11:17:28 pm
My latest addition is this rather nice Tomix KiHa 120 DMU.

(http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd417/Claude_Dreyfus/Kiha120_zpse3191bac.jpg)

Just right for Kanjiyama... :D

Also are a few detailing items, including some of the new(ish) Kato Toyota Hiace minibuses...the highlight for me being the JR Eastern liveried example (white with green stripe). Perfect for my region of Japan!

(http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd417/Claude_Dreyfus/Stuff_zpsdc98fb30.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Dr Al on February 15, 2013, 09:12:24 am
I have an old Farish one that used to purr along when I first got it (a LONG time ago), but when I gave it a go the other day it has seized up solid.

Probably needs an overhaul and possibly some split gears replaced if it is a plastic geared version.

Cheers,
Alan
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Dock Shunter on February 15, 2013, 10:42:42 am
My latest addition is this rather nice Tomix KiHa 120 DMU.

([url]http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd417/Claude_Dreyfus/Kiha120_zpse3191bac.jpg[/url])
Just right for Kanjiyama... :D


I love the KiHa series DMUs.......they are so tempting.... :)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Claude Dreyfus on February 15, 2013, 01:10:51 pm
This particular one consists of two single cars...one of which is powered. Strictly speaking it is the wrong company for me...the KiHa 120 is operated by JR West, however they are popular units for lighter lines, and (I think) are starting to make their way onto third-sector lines; which is why I bought it. ...That, and the fact I think it looks quite nice...

It seems the rolling stock market in japan is far wider than the UK. Some stuff goes on for ever, but the 'newer' units have a working life of about 15-20 years prior to replacement. As they are still relatively sound, many find their way onto these private railways; often remaining in their original liveries (or the same base colours minus tranfers and brandings etc.).

This means, the fact a two-car unit has been shipped a few hundred miles across the country into a different region is not as incongruous as it may seem at first...
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: stevieboy on February 15, 2013, 06:07:11 pm
We've been on holiday this week in Dorset (West Bay) and my lovely GF has let me cram in a few trips to a few of the local shops.

On the way down we passed by Buffers near Axminster where we were greeted with the offer of a Tea or Coffee while we browsed the shop.  Very friendly bunch in there, especially the young lad who was most impressed when we said we'd travelled about 220miles that morning to get down there.  I wa promised an early Valentines Day gift so I picked up an EWS BRA Steel Strip Carrier.

The next trip out was to Pecorama (Exhibition & Shop Only) which went a long way to cement my GF's interest in me building a 'proper' layout.  Some of the layout's there were excellent and well worth the £1.90 entry fee.  We felt it be rude not to have a Devon Cream Tea on the Orion Coach while we were there.  The shop was going through a bit of a sort around but I still managed to find a BR Grey Toad Brake Van making my collection of BR Grey Brake Van's now three.

We also visited (don't laugh), Toymaster in Weymouth, but it was sad to see that their stock of N Gauge stuff is now dwindling compared to recent years so we had to make do with looking at the big one's in red boxes.

Obligatory pic below.

(http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a593/stevieboy-15/IMAG0767_zpse826ee75.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on February 15, 2013, 09:18:33 pm
Good buy! I especially like the toad! If the young lad at Buffers was impressed with your 220 mile trip, wait 'til I pop in there in August!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: newportnobby on February 15, 2013, 09:25:23 pm
How come Graham Farish is so interested in just you ??? ;)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: justintime on February 16, 2013, 09:36:55 am
My long awaited B1 replacement arrived today, so much better than the original. Like the WD it's perfect in every way.

([url]http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a593/stevieboy-15/IMAG0614_zpsd6c150ff.jpg[/url])




Just ordered one of these; only £82 what a bargain. :D
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: MinZaPint on February 16, 2013, 01:22:34 pm
Just back from the Bournemouth show where I picked up this little beauty,

(http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb474/minzapint/Railway/DSCF2020_zpsb9c9230d.jpg)

well chuffed!!  :laugh:  :claphappy:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on February 16, 2013, 10:10:07 pm
That is indeed a little beauty. I've always had a soft spot for M7s, and that one looks superb. But I can't find it in my 2013 copy of Britain's Model Trains! Is it a new model? Bachmann, or Dapol?
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: stevieboy on February 16, 2013, 10:35:53 pm
My long awaited B1 replacement arrived today, so much better than the original. Like the WD it's perfect in every way.

([url]http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a593/stevieboy-15/IMAG0614_zpsd6c150ff.jpg[/url])




Just ordered one of these; only £82 what a bargain. :D


You won't regret buying one. They're fantastic.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Paddy on February 17, 2013, 08:12:19 am
My long awaited B1 replacement arrived today, so much better than the original. Like the WD it's perfect in every way.

([url]http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a593/stevieboy-15/IMAG0614_zpsd6c150ff.jpg[/url])




Just ordered one of these; only £82 what a bargain. :D


You won't regret buying one. They're fantastic.


Agreed, I have the weathered version - lovely loco.

Paddy
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Flounder on February 17, 2013, 03:27:39 pm
Afternoon,

With the prospect of having to dismantle my baseboards due to building work on the house (for most of 2013   :'() I'm sitting back for a few weeks and running what I like.  :thumbsup:

So, not for the purists but here is my CJM GBRf 92 (which I've had since Dec 2011) pulling 7 fleischmann rolling road wagons with trucks.  I'm slowly acquiring these wagons (most recent one arrived in the post this week) even though my layout will be essentially UK based.   :D

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/60/thumb_3698.JPG) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=3698)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/60/thumb_3699.JPG) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=3699)

Cheers,
Flounder.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Pengi on February 17, 2013, 03:51:58 pm
They look nice and colourful - the sort of thing that would tempt me into running freight!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: MinZaPint on February 17, 2013, 03:57:25 pm
That is indeed a little beauty. I've always had a soft spot for M7s, and that one looks superb. But I can't find it in my 2013 copy of Britain's Model Trains! Is it a new model? Bachmann, or Dapol?

It's an old Dapol, in very nice nick and like you I have a soft spot for them, they used to pull all the local services around my area of Dorset.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: EtchedPixels on February 17, 2013, 06:03:13 pm
I keep looking at the rolling road wagons for Snow Hill HS2, via the channel tunnel. So far I've managed to resist so please don't post too many more photos of them  :help:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on February 17, 2013, 10:20:16 pm
That is indeed a little beauty. I've always had a soft spot for M7s, and that one looks superb. But I can't find it in my 2013 copy of Britain's Model Trains! Is it a new model? Bachmann, or Dapol?

It's an old Dapol, in very nice nick and like you I have a soft spot for them, they used to pull all the local services around my area of Dorset.
So the model is discontinued then? Wondering why. It seems to be a lovely little model. How does it run?
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: EtchedPixels on February 17, 2013, 11:09:38 pm
The M7 has been discontinued for a while. It's in some ways not up to current standards - the tracton is crap unless you very carefully adjust the back truck, and even then and with extra weight its poor at best. The gearing and mechanism is also naff for slow running.

With a heavy white metal body the traction isn't bad at all but the slow running remains suspect. Still a nice model.

Alan
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: justintime on February 18, 2013, 06:40:18 pm
My new B1 arrived this morning  :D

(http://img850.imageshack.us/img850/5625/b161251.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/850/b161251.jpg/)

Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on February 18, 2013, 08:11:26 pm
Yummy!  :drool:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: stevieboy on February 18, 2013, 08:57:09 pm
My second BSK arrived today so I have my first complete coach rake.

(http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a593/stevieboy-15/IMAG0798_zps469b67aa.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: justintime on February 18, 2013, 09:18:25 pm
Very nice, Like the engine too :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: stevieboy on February 18, 2013, 09:30:32 pm
 :thankyousign:

That's it now for a while bar a couple of things in the post yet to arrive, I need to save some more pennies up ready for decoders and a controller.
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Post by: justintime on February 18, 2013, 09:33:28 pm
:thankyousign:

That's it now for a while bar a couple of things in the post yet to arrive, I need to save some more pennies up ready for decoders and a controller.

I am hoping to get over to Digitrains tomorrow to check out the DCC Controllers.  Powercab is looking favourite at the moment :)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on February 18, 2013, 10:04:31 pm
Awesome. The loco is great, too. How 1960's does that look? Almost brings tears to my eyes.... :'(
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: scotsoft on February 18, 2013, 10:15:30 pm
Decided to treat myself to my first Dapol  ;)

(http://i438.photobucket.com/albums/qq108/Scotsoft/NGF/Dapol/Grand%20Central%20HST/DSCF2368.jpg)

(http://i438.photobucket.com/albums/qq108/Scotsoft/NGF/Dapol/Grand%20Central%20HST/DSCF2369.jpg)

(http://i438.photobucket.com/albums/qq108/Scotsoft/NGF/Dapol/Grand%20Central%20HST/DSCF2370.jpg)

(http://i438.photobucket.com/albums/qq108/Scotsoft/NGF/Dapol/Grand%20Central%20HST/DSCF2371.jpg)

(http://i438.photobucket.com/albums/qq108/Scotsoft/NGF/Dapol/Grand%20Central%20HST/DSCF2372.jpg)

cheers John.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on February 18, 2013, 10:57:38 pm
Not my time period, but VERY nice, all the same. How's it run?  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: scotsoft on February 18, 2013, 11:19:31 pm
Very quiet George and it is still being run in.
Lights all work and it just looks the business going round the track  :heart2:

cheers John.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Pete Mc on February 19, 2013, 01:28:15 am
Yep,Dapol's HST in any livery looks fantastic,I particularly love my blue/grey ones and with Legomanbiffo's Paxman Valenta loaded sound chip,sound as fantastic as they look.

Pete
 :Class31: :Class37: :NGaugersRule:
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Post by: longbridge on February 19, 2013, 02:48:24 am
Great buy John, love the colour scheme it looks very posh  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Neonoodle on February 19, 2013, 05:37:16 pm
Evening all,

Thought i'd pop my 2 latest purchases on here.

First is the Freightliner class 66 (one of 3 class 66s i own)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-zWAxXoUr6Sk/USO211ALnLI/AAAAAAAAAak/_sI3eeHCACs/s640/20130219_163204.jpg)

And a class 57 that stood out at me, (mainly because the display cabnet was almost full with no less that 8 class 66's lol)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-vRzIaopnIGY/USO22J1PwRI/AAAAAAAAAak/SHnhbUeaGnY/s640/20130219_163336.jpg)

Got both ar 1/2 price so not bad really

Neil
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Post by: stevieboy on February 19, 2013, 07:37:13 pm
Really like the Class 66, the freightliner colours stand out nicely.

I collected my final parcel of stock today (for a while) as the postie has requested a few weeks off. Expertly packed as usual from Rails.

(http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a593/stevieboy-15/IMAG0803_zps73b5f783.jpg)
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Post by: Bealman on February 19, 2013, 08:15:03 pm
Nice buys, guys. Eek - I'm a poet and didn't know it. Like the wagons, stevieboy, but wot's those two things at front? Seriously - I don't know! Oh hang on, just looked up my copy of Britain's Model Trains: BRA steel wagons?
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: stevieboy on February 19, 2013, 09:24:47 pm
Yeah they're BRA's.  I recently did some work on the TATA steel works site in Scunthorpe and there were a few of these dotted about. Always looked odd but fascinating nonetheless.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on February 19, 2013, 10:34:45 pm
Yes, they are weird looking things - living as I do here at the Antipodes I don't get to see them much! I assume the lids slide open? On the prototype, I mean?
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: stevieboy on February 19, 2013, 10:42:23 pm
Yep, the cover is telescopic and retracts under the larger of the three covers. It was a fascinating few days up there, they have 1:1 scale remote controlled shunters too!
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Post by: Bealman on February 19, 2013, 10:57:50 pm
Cool!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: dutchkev on February 20, 2013, 01:28:20 pm
Recently managed to double the size of the "fleet" with this :

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/60/thumb_3724.JPG) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=3724)

settrack points + 08 + shunting + uncoupling = trouble or challenge ?

Ah well I wanted to start small and learn before attempting something bigger.

Kev.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: newportnobby on February 20, 2013, 06:18:32 pm

settrack points + 08 + shunting + uncoupling = trouble or challenge ?

Kev.

Think of it more as an opportunity, Kev :D
I  :heart2: my 08
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Post by: MinZaPint on February 20, 2013, 08:00:25 pm

I  :heart2: my 08

This is serious! more than Liz!  :bounce:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: EtchedPixels on February 20, 2013, 08:08:41 pm
Don't get him started on hump shunting
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: newportnobby on February 20, 2013, 09:32:05 pm
Now you're both being silly ::)
How about an 08 going round Liz's curves :laugh3:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: dutchkev on February 20, 2013, 11:24:58 pm
I don't think its appropriate to mention "minimuum curve radius" at this point. So I won't.   :)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: stevieboy on February 22, 2013, 11:14:35 pm
SWMBO has added to her Wagon collection today with the two red ones being the latest additions.

(http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a593/stevieboy-15/IMAG0856_zps7e1dbab5.jpg)

My replacement 5MT arrived too and is part run in. Lots more rail noise than the WD but just as smooth running.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on February 22, 2013, 11:32:40 pm
Very nice. They Farish, or Dapol? I see the Firestone-liveried one in my copy of Britain's Model Trains, so I assume Farish? Nice.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: justintime on February 22, 2013, 11:34:21 pm
These arrived today, sorry the picture quality isnt great.

(http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/8330/newrake.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/593/newrake.jpg/)

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Post by: Bealman on February 22, 2013, 11:38:39 pm
Whoa! Bakers dozen! They're nice too. Details please?  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: justintime on February 22, 2013, 11:42:12 pm
All Dapol.  4 x NCB 4 x BR and a few oddments like the Weavers, British Steel etc.  Duplicating numbers unfortunately but I wanted to get the look of a nice long rake.  I am quite pleased with the results I must say  :D
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on February 22, 2013, 11:56:28 pm
Yeah, I've just found it in my Britain's Model Trains book. Like an imbecile, I realised that I actually own one, and wrote a review of it last year under rolling stock reviews on this forum!  :doh: It was the weathering that threw me off, honest.  ::) Interesting that the couplings have been weathered, too. Makes them look less obtrusive, I reckon.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: justintime on February 23, 2013, 12:57:25 pm
Slightly better picture of my new rake
(http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/8272/p1020352v.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/824/p1020352v.jpg/)

Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: stevieboy on February 23, 2013, 01:16:10 pm
Very nice. They Farish, or Dapol? I see the Firestone-liveried one in my copy of Britain's Model Trains, so I assume Farish? Nice.

Yes, they're Farish.  I think one day my OCD will allow me to get a Dapol loco/wagon/coach, especially if Farish don't do an A4 in Blue!  But for now i'm a bit of a Farish fanboy!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on February 23, 2013, 09:24:58 pm
Stevieboy:

Yeah, all the recent Farish wagons are really good, but I find the Dapol ones so, too. I wrote a review of a couple in the 'wagon reviews' section if you're interested. Having being in the game a while, the vast majority of my goods stock is Peco, and even Minitrix, unfortunately.

justintime:

I see from the new pic that it's not a baker's dozen, that's a guards van on the end.

Cheers to both of you!  :beers:

George
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Post by: ASFC on February 23, 2013, 09:41:44 pm
Impulse buy on a new delivery at the local model shop!

Some new departmental stock for Chinley TMD.....

(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd289/tucker_ccf/DSCF4968_zps417a73e8.jpg)

Mat. ;)
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Post by: Bealman on February 23, 2013, 10:03:15 pm
Hi Mat

just clicked on the link and had a look at your layout for the first time. Excellent! (comment posted on your layout  thread)

 :thumbsup: George.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: swisstony on February 23, 2013, 11:29:44 pm
Not too new but after a run out today at a show one of my Turbostar 170s looked way too clean so out came the dry weathering powders!!

I dont uually do this myself but thought i'd have a go :)

Thoughts welcome!

(http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/h407/churcp/AC10A175-4C96-4C41-8419-0B42A300FDC4-4246-00000326E804F94E.jpg)
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Post by: Bealman on February 23, 2013, 11:48:15 pm
Living as I do here in Oz, I don't get to see Turbostars much, so I don't know where they get dirty - but it looks good to me - very subtly done.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Skyline2uk on February 24, 2013, 10:31:33 am
Agreed, from memory these don't actually get filthy, so a subtle job like this fits the bill  :D

Skyline2uk
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Flounder on February 24, 2013, 11:46:55 am
Hi,

Here are the latest Farish Class 60s to join my collection.  17 in total now.   :thumbsup:

Both run extremely well as expected, although the tail lights on the Schenker (60011) are slighly brighter than on the Metals (Ben Nevis). Also the Metals is slightly noisier but I expect this to tone down after a few hours running.



Cheers,
Flounder.
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Post by: stevieboy on February 24, 2013, 12:33:17 pm
Like the 60's!

I should've got mine by now but I'm banned from going to collect it until next weekend  :(

Bad news for me on the 5MT front, the replacement has gone the way of the first one and has started to stick at slow speeds.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Jerry Howlett on February 24, 2013, 12:36:21 pm
Not too new but after a run out today at a show one of my Turbostar 170s looked way too clean so out came the dry weathering powders!!

I dont uually do this myself but thought i'd have a go :)

Thoughts welcome!

([url]http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/h407/churcp/AC10A175-4C96-4C41-8419-0B42A300FDC4-4246-00000326E804F94E.jpg[/url])


Really nice job even it is one of those post 1967 objects.. A bit of track and a backscene and you should use it for the photo competition.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: newportnobby on February 24, 2013, 02:52:19 pm
Hey Swiss - did you know someone has nicked your CD's :o
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: The Cuckoo on February 24, 2013, 04:17:58 pm
Not too new but after a run out today at a show one of my Turbostar 170s looked way too clean so out came the dry weathering powders!!

I dont uually do this myself but thought i'd have a go :)

Thoughts welcome!

([url]http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/h407/churcp/AC10A175-4C96-4C41-8419-0B42A300FDC4-4246-00000326E804F94E.jpg[/url])


Excellent work  :thumbsup: much better than the pristine look.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: The Cuckoo on February 24, 2013, 04:35:49 pm
17 class 60s Flounder :o and I thought I had too many! I only needed Isambard Kingdom Brunel and Cross Fell until they released these two.
Is that now ten different 60s that have been available?
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: stevieboy on March 06, 2013, 07:02:17 pm
My NGS EWS Queen Mary Brake arrived today, it looks so regal!

(http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a593/stevieboy-15/IMAG0911_zps0984a92e.jpg)

Can't wait to hook it up (probably incorrectly) to my Seacow & OCA mixed rake.

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Post by: scotsoft on March 06, 2013, 07:16:13 pm
I received this today, it took some coaxing to get moving but after a few pushed off it went  ;)

(http://i438.photobucket.com/albums/qq108/Scotsoft/IMAG0123.jpg)

cheers John.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: upnick on March 06, 2013, 08:09:25 pm
My NGS EWS Queen Mary Brake arrived today, it looks so regal!

([url]http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a593/stevieboy-15/IMAG0911_zps0984a92e.jpg[/url])

Can't wait to hook it up (probably incorrectly) to my Seacow & OCA mixed rake.


Always liked the look  of these Queen   Mary  wagons but think they wont fit in with my era  (steam   transition  late  60's) though  the Bauxite ones may ? 
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on March 06, 2013, 08:20:02 pm
That Queen Mary looks great.

I'm presuming the Britannia is Minitrix - glad to hear it goes. Wish my old Minitrix stuff would.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: davieb on March 06, 2013, 08:32:11 pm
My NGS EWS Queen Mary Brake arrived today, it looks so regal!

([url]http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a593/stevieboy-15/IMAG0911_zps0984a92e.jpg[/url])

Can't wait to hook it up (probably incorrectly) to my Seacow & OCA mixed rake.


Always liked the look  of these Queen   Mary  wagons but think they wont fit in with my era  (steam   transition  late  60's) though  the Bauxite ones may ? 


I bought a DVD at the Preston Exhibition at the weekend


It shows a QM Brakevan, in bauxite,......in the late 60's,........In Lancashire  :claphappy:

Look out wallet  >:D  :D

dave  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Gogs on March 06, 2013, 08:42:48 pm
I'd love to show my latest purchase that arrived today but hit a bit of a problem. Ordered a green Class 08, the box came and label said Class 08, but inside was a 03. Maybe next time!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on March 06, 2013, 08:48:46 pm
Nevertheless the 03 is a nice little loco. Are you keeping it, or sending it back?

George
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: upnick on March 06, 2013, 08:54:11 pm
My NGS EWS Queen Mary Brake arrived today, it looks so regal!

([url]http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a593/stevieboy-15/IMAG0911_zps0984a92e.jpg[/url])

Can't wait to hook it up (probably incorrectly) to my Seacow & OCA mixed rake.


Always liked the look  of these Queen   Mary  wagons but think they wont fit in with my era  (steam   transition  late  60's) though  the Bauxite ones may ? 


I bought a DVD at the Preston Exhibition at the weekend


It shows a QM Brakevan, in bauxite,......in the late 60's,........In Lancashire  :claphappy:

Look out wallet  >:D  :D

dave  :thumbsup:


Hi  Dave,   

Many thanks  i'd order one but  i'm not an  NGS member  :'(
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: MinZaPint on March 07, 2013, 11:09:47 am

Hi  Dave,   

Many thanks  i'd order one but  i'm not an  NGS member  :'(

Shame on you  :o, you should be  :-[ , you must have read of all the benifits on here, when you're allowed out of the naughty corner  :dunce: sign up  :thumbsup: Anyways up all the best, enjoy reading your contributions on here cheers  :beers:

David
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: scotsoft on March 07, 2013, 11:33:28 am
Do these count as rolling stock?

Whether they do or not, they arrived this morning.  They are Minimetals and I am very happy with them  ;)

(http://i438.photobucket.com/albums/qq108/Scotsoft/IMAG0129a.jpg)

cheers John.
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Post by: captainelectra on March 07, 2013, 11:42:38 am
Here's mine...

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8110/8535653319_17a3fda8fa_c.jpg)

Dapol Eastern Region Blue/Grey HST. Don't ever remember them being this clean, though the ER sets were better kept than their Western counterparts.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Tank on March 07, 2013, 11:58:39 am
You were allowed to keep it then! ;) ;D
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: captainelectra on March 07, 2013, 12:04:42 pm
Only after a lot of grovelling!  :)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Tank on March 07, 2013, 12:12:17 pm
 :D

I usually have to say 'It's a free sample from someone who wants to advertise on the forum'....   :whistle:  If only that happened!!!!   :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: dutchkev on March 07, 2013, 01:21:03 pm
Or the Jan/Feb excuse of "Won it in the  :NGaugeForum: draw. For us mere mortals.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Tank on March 07, 2013, 02:00:07 pm
 :D  I'll try that one as well!!!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on March 07, 2013, 08:18:14 pm
All very nice models, people. Those Yank tanks - are they N scale? They look very detailed!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: scotsoft on March 07, 2013, 08:25:37 pm
All very nice models, people. Those Yank tanks - are they N scale? They look very detailed!

If you are meaning my Minimetal cars, then yes they are n scale more than likely 1:160.
They are very small but just like the bus, the wheels go round and round  :D

cheers John.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: stevieboy on March 07, 2013, 08:48:28 pm
Being the superstitious type I now dare not show a loco on here until it's been owned a few days, but anyway, here it is 5MT Mk4. Special thanks to Ollie for his patience!

(http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a593/stevieboy-15/IMAG0924_zpsa2528043.jpg)

Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on March 07, 2013, 08:52:09 pm
They are very good. I have never heard of Minimetals. Is it an American firm?
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: scotsoft on March 07, 2013, 08:59:42 pm
They are very good. I have never heard of Minimetals. Is it an American firm?



It is, I have a few of their models and they are all excellent.

(http://i438.photobucket.com/albums/qq108/Scotsoft/NGF/Santa%20Fe/340575df.jpg)

Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on March 07, 2013, 09:02:58 pm
Oooh, yes. They are nice. And that's a lovely loco, stevieboy, lovely colour, too! After your bad experiences with the Class 14, I don't blame you for holding off a few days!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: upnick on March 07, 2013, 10:01:43 pm
They are very good. I have never heard of Minimetals. Is it an American firm?

Hi Bealman   as John  says they are great models  i   have several   of their turcks similar to the ones John has with  some of  the same era but with trailers if i  can find them  i'll take a couple of snaps   ;)   

Also  nice if you can finds  them  are Ertl's Dick  Tracy cars i  managed to get a set of four for  around  £4.50  although they can command a premium  at times.   
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: upnick on March 07, 2013, 11:18:00 pm
My NGS EWS Queen Mary Brake arrived today, it looks so regal!

([url]http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a593/stevieboy-15/IMAG0911_zps0984a92e.jpg[/url])

Can't wait to hook it up (probably incorrectly) to my Seacow & OCA mixed rake.


Hi  Stevieboy,     

How much are these   wagons as  i'm interested in the bauxite  ones  cant find anything on their site at all  price  wise accuratley .........  only an   estimation  when   pre orders where being taken.   
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Tank on March 07, 2013, 11:58:24 pm
The Queen Mary's are £19.95.  They're lovely runners!  I have a bauxite which will be repainted, plus a CE Dutch and BR Olive.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: upnick on March 08, 2013, 12:10:08 am
Many thanks Tank    ;)   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: stevieboy on March 08, 2013, 11:34:30 am
As Tank says, 19.95 plus 4.00 p&p.

Hoping to test the running tonight but an initial roll showed that they go forever!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: longbridge on March 09, 2013, 06:10:51 am
Picked up these two nice little locos today for $50au - 35GBP each, I was told that they are old bodies on newer mechanisms, regardless they came with a 3 month refund repair or replace warranty  :thumbsup:

Very quiet and smooth running with good slow speed control  :thumbsup:

(http://i48.tinypic.com/35mk2ew.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: newportnobby on March 09, 2013, 01:03:26 pm
Being a sucker for green diseasels I think you've done very well there, Dave :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on March 09, 2013, 08:53:18 pm
I'll say you have, Dave! Top buy. Impeccable photography too, as usual. Green is the colour! I notice you've changed your profile picture too.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: swisstony on March 10, 2013, 09:30:10 pm
Four intermodal wagons for £40 at huntingdon show, not a bad price to run behind my newly repaired 66

(http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/h407/churcp/D68BDCC4-E4C4-4D2B-95D1-63E57BCBDE36-1057-0000013BAF0ABCB5.jpg)

Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on March 10, 2013, 09:50:42 pm
Bit modern for me, but looks like you got a good deal. What make are they, please? Good pic, too - the camera angle gives an impression of power. I can quite imagine that train powering on through there.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: swisstony on March 10, 2013, 09:56:18 pm
Bit modern for me, but looks like you got a good deal. What make are they, please? Good pic, too - the camera angle gives an impression of power. I can quite imagine that train powering on through there.  :thumbsup:

Hiya, they are Graham Farish intermodal, picture pretty poor on my Iphone unfortunately. One day ill borrow my friends camera and take some better shots :)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Gogs on March 11, 2013, 07:37:53 pm
At last I took delivery of my Farish Green 08, after being sent the wrongly boxed 03 last week. I "ran in" the 08 for an hour each way, then put it to the test. Even on my DC layout, I managed to get this little model to operate at a very low speed, wheels hardly turning. I even got it to crawl across an insulfrog point without stalling. Mega impressed with this little beauty and I am looking forward to many hours of shunting and running of this gem of an engine.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: longbridge on March 16, 2013, 06:18:30 am
This weekends purchase from my mates s/h model railway shop.

6 x Pullman carriages @ $10au or 6.75 gbp each

Farish 94xx steamer @ $30au or 20 gbp - a great little runner after a bit of a clean and service.

(http://i47.tinypic.com/24311xj.jpg)

(http://i48.tinypic.com/2ziof9j.jpg)

(http://i46.tinypic.com/x0qpfk.jpg)

(http://i46.tinypic.com/nlubdy.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: scotsoft on March 16, 2013, 07:42:04 am
You got a few bargains there  :thumbsup:

cheers John.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Paul B on March 16, 2013, 10:26:10 am
Well just in case anyone hasn't seen my posting in the Continental section I thought I would post this here too, as it is regarding a rolling stock purchase - and this has to include a big  :thankyousign: to Kernow Model Rail Centre too!

I ordered a set of PKP Polish coal hoppers from Kernow yesterday (15-3-13) at about 12.30 pm - got an e-mail timed at 12.45 to say that the order was being dealt with. I then got one at 13.50 to say that my order had been despatched.

The postman knocked on the door this morning about 10 minutes ago - and I signed for my coal hoppers - so it took from just before 2pm yesterday to just before 10am for Kernow to get the parcel to me - I am AMAZED!  :o

So all I can say is a huge thank you to Kernow - and they are added to my list of online companies that I will VERY happily deal with again, and that I would recommend to anyone! :admiration:(http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m111/Corporal_Bang/Polish%20trains/DSCF7952_zpsa5b06d11.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Skyline2uk on March 16, 2013, 03:45:38 pm
Just returned from the Nailsea Show via Richards Railways and Model Railways Direct.

Its from the latter that I managed to find the lovely 56013 shown below:

(http://i1168.photobucket.com/albums/r488/Skyline2uk/DSCF5264_zpsa8dc6e5a.jpg)

Add to this my latest eBay acquisition (in the middle of this shot):

(http://i1168.photobucket.com/albums/r488/Skyline2uk/DSCF5226_zpsfad6dc66.jpg)

And I am feeling I have done very well for my birthday (which is still over a week away!). Both of the above were funded mother dearest, who still likes to spoil her son who left home a decade ago  :-[ :-* :-[

Skyline2uk

Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: mk1gtstu on March 16, 2013, 04:31:12 pm
Lovely class 56! :thumbsup: I've recently bought the large logo version of this. 8)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Skyline2uk on March 16, 2013, 04:55:56 pm
Quote
Lovely class 56! :thumbsup: I've recently bought the large logo version of this. 8)

They are great, very impressed so far. Shortly going to add some pics on the Class 56 thread, side by side with the Farish version (vintage 1994!).

Skyline2uk
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on March 16, 2013, 09:43:50 pm
All nice stuff, folks! A lot of people have been giving their wallets a workout! Well, not you, Skyline2uk!

That's a very nice boxed set there, Paul B, even though what I know about Polish railways could be printed on a microbe. But the brand name is formidable and the service even more so!

I have one of those old panniers too, Dave and yep, mine's a good little runner too. Shame about the detailing - still, it is a very early offering from Farish.

Nice buys, everyone.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: surfaceman on March 17, 2013, 07:38:23 pm
Luckily, SWMBO understands my other passion and is happy to buy Locos etc. for birthdays! On Friday, I was the happy recipient of a new Union Mills LMS 2P 4-4-0.

Like all Colin Heard's products ( this is my fourth Union Mills loco ), it is a mighty hauler and looks really good with the NGS LMS Inspection Saloon that I got for Christmas! ( I'll post a pic of the pairing when I get a chance ).

I am a happy little N Gauger!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: longbridge on March 17, 2013, 08:10:33 pm
Luckily, SWMBO understands my other passion and is happy to buy Locos etc. for birthdays! On Friday, I was the happy recipient of a new Union Mills LMS 2P 4-4-0.

Like all Colin Heard's products ( this is my fourth Union Mills loco ), it is a mighty hauler and looks really good with the NGS LMS Inspection Saloon that I got for Christmas! ( I'll post a pic of the pairing when I get a chance ).

I am a happy little N Gauger!


One thing I like about getting model railway stuff for special occasions is it makes you appreciate it more   :claphappy:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on March 17, 2013, 08:58:17 pm
Me too - it means the person giving it put some genuine thought into the gift or at least listened to someone who knows what you like. When it turns out to be a total surprise it's even better.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: mk1gtstu on March 18, 2013, 06:19:47 pm
Here's my second Dapol loco, a large logo class 56
(http://i733.photobucket.com/albums/ww334/raxmk1/my%20railway/DSC04152_zpsaf20ca87.jpg)

And also another blue class 47 added to the fleet!  ;D
(http://i733.photobucket.com/albums/ww334/raxmk1/my%20railway/DSC04156_zpsbd7be22a.jpg)

cheers, Stu.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: bluedepot on March 19, 2013, 11:12:36 pm
i accidently bought this loco off ebay...

loch eil, tmc limited edition....  i'm not modeling scotland, so here it is with a rail charter of some kind from the midlands to scotland!

nicely weathered by tmc and snow plough fitted...


(http://i782.photobucket.com/albums/yy103/bluedepot/S1020006_zps1d85c1b9.jpg)

(http://i782.photobucket.com/albums/yy103/bluedepot/S1020002_zps6c118a01.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: OwL on March 19, 2013, 11:16:42 pm
Well Jealous :envy: Fine looking Scottish 37 :drool: I can see why you bought her 'accidently' off eBay. ;)

Great looking too.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: bluedepot on March 19, 2013, 11:27:09 pm
one more pic....


(http://i782.photobucket.com/albums/yy103/bluedepot/S1020003_zps065ee76c.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: OwL on March 19, 2013, 11:32:09 pm
The other excuse to run a Scottish loco in the Midlands is that she is en-route to Toton or Brush for some extensive upgrading ???.........

At the end of tbe day, run what you like! Your layout, your rules apply!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on March 20, 2013, 02:47:39 am
Nice buy.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: 1936ace on March 20, 2013, 03:32:23 am
Here's my second Dapol loco, a large logo class 56
([url]http://i733.photobucket.com/albums/ww334/raxmk1/my%20railway/DSC04152_zpsaf20ca87.jpg[/url])

And also another blue class 47 added to the fleet!  ;D
([url]http://i733.photobucket.com/albums/ww334/raxmk1/my%20railway/DSC04156_zpsbd7be22a.jpg[/url])
Hey stu, nice to see the domino 47
Bart
cheers, Stu.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Sprintex on March 22, 2013, 04:49:08 pm
Just received this in the post  :bounce:

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/59/thumb_4232.JPG) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=4232)

Got the mad idea to recreate this after finding the pic online:-

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/59/thumb_4233.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=4233)

Just need to find the extra coaches now  :uneasy:


Paul
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: scotsoft on March 22, 2013, 04:55:45 pm
Just received this in the post  :bounce:

([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/59/thumb_4232.JPG[/url]) ([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=4232[/url])

Got the mad idea to recreate this after finding the pic online:-
Won't it be difficult to get the sloping front just right  :sorrysign:  :smiley-laughing:  :smiley-laughing:  :smiley-laughing:

([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/59/thumb_4233.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=4233[/url])

Just need to find the extra coaches now  :uneasy:
Paul


cheers John.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Sprintex on March 22, 2013, 05:13:51 pm
Funny but it's surprisingly easy when you have one of these

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/59/thumb_4235.JPG) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=4235)

 :P

Two B/G MK3s required and a MK1, think the vinyls for the Lab car are available from Mr Electra  :)


Paul
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: bluedepot on March 22, 2013, 08:37:54 pm
what is on the rear?  an hst power car????


tim
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Matthew-peter on March 22, 2013, 08:58:34 pm
what is on the rear?  an hst power car????....

I was thinking this too haha.

Just got my dapol autocoach in the post. A photo or two to come tomorrow. Very pleased with it I have to say.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: captainelectra on March 22, 2013, 09:52:28 pm
Quote
what is on the rear?  an hst power car?....


Correct - one of the buffer-fitted power cars used for the 91s before the Mk4s arrived.

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2379/5712728526_bc88e75876_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on March 22, 2013, 10:18:24 pm
What a great project! That train will make a great talking point on a layout. While it's good to create a mundane, working day feel to a layout to generate a realistic atmosphere, it's always nice to spice it up a bit with something unusual. Go for it!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: mk1gtstu on March 22, 2013, 11:00:41 pm
That looks a good project :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: longbridge on March 23, 2013, 08:12:27 am
Very nice  model of a mighty locomotive Paul, its always nice to see something other than Steam or Diesel.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: longbridge on March 23, 2013, 08:19:36 am
Toddled off to my mates s/h model railway shop again today (Sat) picked up these 3 old Farish steam locos for 20 quid each, a clean and oil worked wonders and two are running perfect but the 61xx seems to run better in reverse rather than forward, I don't find that a real problem but I will be posting another thread to ask the brains trust what can be done to rectify the slight problem.

(http://i48.tinypic.com/nzn14y.jpg)

(http://i47.tinypic.com/141o9wx.jpg)

(http://i50.tinypic.com/1m4ch.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: newportnobby on March 23, 2013, 08:24:25 am
Looks like you got some more bargains there, Dave :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: 508111 on March 23, 2013, 09:43:43 am
These would've been added sooner, if I'd been energetic enough to get the camera out!

 ;D

The 58 is a great little runner, and getting towards being in short supply, so I had to get one. The TMC conflat is their new limited edition. It'll go very nicely with an 08 or 03. I picked up the engineers wagons at a recent model railway fair. As I've arrived somewhat late to the party, I'd like to find some secondhand Shirebrook Breakdown Vans, also, as these vans are very nicely done.

As you can see, wiring is also progressing, slowly but surely, on my baseboard.

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/59/thumb_4238.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=4238)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/59/thumb_4239.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=4239)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: bluedepot on March 23, 2013, 06:01:50 pm
nice hst power car pic captain

paul - do you have an hst power car you are going to fit with buffers and paint yellow at the end?

nice bargain steamers and 58 as well!


tim
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Ollie3440 on March 23, 2013, 06:48:13 pm
A few new items for me today. First is a Bargain Farish Class 101 which I got in the sale at work, £74.50 well spent :D
(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii309/olliereading1123/N%20Gauge/SDC15733.jpg)

And I've bought yet another MK1, this time the new RU in BR Maroon
(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii309/olliereading1123/N%20Gauge/SDC15728.jpg)

Ollie
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Sprintex on March 23, 2013, 08:59:16 pm
Quote
what is on the rear?  an hst power car?....


Correct - one of the buffer-fitted power cars used for the 91s before the Mk4s arrived.

([url]http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2379/5712728526_bc88e75876_o.jpg[/url])


Thanks for posting that Adam, muchly helpful :thumbsup:

Yep that's what I'm hoping to recreate, and no Tim I don't have the power-car . . . yet ;)

Talking of acquiring things, Adam am I correct in thinking you do the vinyls and pantograph-well template for the Lab car and is there a specific type of MK1 coach I need to convert? (complete know-nothing when i comes to MK1s, sorry  :worried: )


Paul
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on March 23, 2013, 09:19:08 pm
Hi there, 508111! I have never seen one of those shunter conflats before - can you tell me what sort of time period we are looking at, please? I'm assuming post 1960's?

And hi to you, too, Dave - for a bloke who was once thinking of changing scales and even giving up on it altogether, if I recall, you sure are buying lots of stuff! Good to see! Geez that GP tank is old - got the really old couplings on it! I have one of them and mine still runs ok too. I also have a couple of locos that run better backwards than forwards, so if you get any info about that, pass it on, please!

Cheers  :beers: George
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: captainelectra on March 23, 2013, 09:35:07 pm
I think you want test coach "Prometheus"...

(http://www.warr.biz/erg/Prometheus.jpg)

and not this "Prometheus"

(http://damngoodcup.com/wp-content/uploads/prometheus-spaceship.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: longbridge on March 23, 2013, 09:37:53 pm
Hi there, 508111! I have never seen one of those shunter conflats before - can you tell me what sort of time period we are looking at, please? I'm assuming post 1960's?

And hi to you, too, Dave - for a bloke who was once thinking of changing scales and even giving up on it altogether, if I recall, you sure are buying lots of stuff! Good to see! Geez that GP tank is old - got the really old couplings on it! I have one of them and mine still runs ok too. I also have a couple of locos that run better backwards than forwards, so if you get any info about that, pass it on, please!

Cheers  :beers: George

Will do George, if I don't I will be quite happy to run it in reverse after all thats how they ran some of the time  :D :D :D
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on March 23, 2013, 09:41:42 pm
Yeah, I also like running tank locos backwards - anyway didn't drivers prefer that 'cos they got a better view, or is that a myth?
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: 508111 on March 23, 2013, 09:41:58 pm
Hi there, 508111! I have never seen one of those shunter conflats before - can you tell me what sort of time period we are looking at, please? I'm assuming post 1960's?


Yes. I'd expect it to run with an 03 in BR blue, from the introduction of TOPS to about 1988. They were added to the 03s to make the engine longer, in effect, for signalling purposes. There's a couple of examples here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/tigerman20/galleries/72157627707178543 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tigerman20/galleries/72157627707178543)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on March 23, 2013, 09:50:58 pm
Thanks for the quick and very informative reply, 508111! Great set of atmospheric pix. Brings back memories of the scene just before I exited stage left to Oz. Interesting but clever concept of making the little critter longer. Nice of Farish too, to put it out in that livery.

Cheers!  :beers: George
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: longbridge on March 23, 2013, 11:38:03 pm
Yeah, I also like running tank locos backwards - anyway didn't drivers prefer that 'cos they got a better view, or is that a myth?

George one of the other forum members GrahamB suggested sliding the worm gear on the motor shaft  just a wee bit enables the gear to mesh properly, I used a tiny screwdriver to lever the worm gear back towards the armature, reassembled the loco and the problem was solved.

Its nice to know there are forum members clued up enough to help old bugs like me so just passing it on, hope it works for you.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on March 23, 2013, 11:52:54 pm
Thanks Dave, and thanks GrahamB! Once again, shows the power of this site. Great stuff! Will give it a try. Actually that might work on some of my larger locos that have carked it, too.

Thanks, fellows!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: longbridge on March 24, 2013, 05:06:43 am
Thanks Dave, and thanks GrahamB! Once again, shows the power of this site. Great stuff! Will give it a try. Actually that might work on some of my larger locos that have carked it, too.

Thanks, fellows!  :thumbsup:

George Said
Actually that might work on some of my larger locos that have carked it, too.


Crikey George that sounds scary if I have a load of locos kick the bucket I may have to get my Axe and Chainsaw out again, great way to start in OO Gauge.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on March 24, 2013, 05:12:36 am
Yeah but they've been sitting in drawers for a long time. Many of them were seized before I mothballed them, and I'm sorry to say, I blame exhibition running for a lot of it. They ran at quite a few exhibitions in the early 90's.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Chetcombe on March 24, 2013, 05:29:52 am
Actually that might work on some of my larger locos that have carked it, too.


I assume 'carked' is some sort of noveau antipodean expression for 'seriously compromised'... If so, it is a new one on me! If so, I have a few locos myself that are well and truly 'carped'
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: longbridge on March 24, 2013, 05:42:17 am
Actually that might work on some of my larger locos that have carked it, too.


I assume 'carked' is some sort of noveau antipodean expression for 'seriously compromised'... If so, it is a new one on me! If so, I have a few locos myself that are well and truly 'carped'

 :D Yes Mike a bit of Aussie slang that us exPat Britishers picked up from the locals, I think 'seriously compromised'.is a nice  way of putting it, most Aussies have another way of putting it that we cant mention here  :no: ;)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: porkie on March 24, 2013, 06:59:59 am
I think you want test coach "Prometheus"...

([url]http://www.warr.biz/erg/Prometheus.jpg[/url])

and not this "Prometheus"


Now thats a coach I wouldnt mind building. Are they your sides adam?
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on March 24, 2013, 09:12:38 am
Dave & Mike: I love the nouveau Antipodian!  :thumbsup: But do you mean rat :poop: Dave! Geez I look for ways of getting that icon in somewhere!  :D

Anyway, off topic... back to thread.... yes, that is indeed a great and unusual vehicle, porkie. Out of my era, but a fantastic looking model. Great weathering there too, COMMANDER electra! I am aware that you advertise here... are they indeed your sides? Brilliant.  :thumbsup:

Cheers, George.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: stevieboy on March 26, 2013, 07:22:48 pm
Cue spilt gear, but here's my latest purchase. Disgruntled that the latest EWS 66 is to be weathered only I scoured the net for a past release and found this. Having seen so many sheds about it would feel wrong not having one.

(http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a593/stevieboy-15/IMAG1032_zpse3bf617e.jpg)

Expecting the worst before I run it in I was pleasantly surprised. It's a little noisy compared to my other big diesels but not by much. I read a tip about adding tape to the inside of the body and this has helped further.

Further running in currently underway, just need a load for it now.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Skyline2uk on March 26, 2013, 08:13:31 pm
Is that a Farish example Stevie? If it does give you split-gear related problems.....

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=4129.135 (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=4129.135)

 ;)

Skyline2uk
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: stevieboy on March 26, 2013, 08:32:47 pm
Yes it is, and thanks for the link.

 :thankyousign:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on March 26, 2013, 08:35:56 pm
Thanks for that link, Skyline2uk! I have posted a comment on that thread.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Skyline2uk on March 26, 2013, 09:08:43 pm
 :offtopicsign:

Ahem, I promise I will stop milking this now  :-[

I have got a little confused with the quoting and threads and such, so I have copied all my photos and explanations to the "Filton TMD" thread.

Apologies to the admins for all these posts!

However, if this is of any use to anybody I am glad, just so long (broken record AGAIN!) as nobody hates me if it goes wrong!

Skyline2uk
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: silly moo on March 27, 2013, 12:33:20 am
Please elaborate on the tip concerning adding tape to the body of noisy locos, what type of tape and where does it go etc.  I haven't heard that one before and have some real growlers.

Regards

Veronica.

 :NGaugersRule:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Arrachogaidh on March 27, 2013, 09:31:08 am
Ok now, don't laugh out loud! Here we have a conversion of 6 LIMA Mk1's into a ficticious ScotRail High Speed Track Recording Unit.

What loco is going to pull this lot?   :goggleeyes: :goggleeyes:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/N-gauge-Lima-Scotrail-High-Speed-Track-Recording-Coach-Mk1-/271168758847?pt=UK_Trains_Railway_Models&hash=item3f22eae43f&nma=true&si=SeKFpQpvUPcavhtHzpux3s5CJwM%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/N-gauge-Lima-Scotrail-High-Speed-Track-Recording-Coach-Mk1-/271168758847?pt=UK_Trains_Railway_Models&hash=item3f22eae43f&nma=true&si=SeKFpQpvUPcavhtHzpux3s5CJwM%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: stevieboy on March 27, 2013, 09:50:13 am
Please elaborate on the tip concerning adding tape to the body of noisy locos, what type of tape and where does it go etc.  I haven't heard that one before and have some real growlers.

Regards

Veronica.

 :NGaugersRule:

I read on the Reviews section for this loco that some owners found benefits by adding tape to the inside faces of the shell.

I used black insulation tape cut in half width ways along each side. I avoided the top due to the coils on the PCB. If anything it stops the shell transmitting vibrations from the motor and running gear.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: swisstony on March 27, 2013, 10:16:38 am
Ok now, don't laugh out loud! Here we have a conversion of 6 LIMA Mk1's into a ficticious ScotRail High Speed Track Recording Unit.

What loco is going to pull this lot?   :goggleeyes: :goggleeyes:

[url]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/N-gauge-Lima-Scotrail-High-Speed-Track-Recording-Coach-Mk1-/271168758847?pt=UK_Trains_Railway_Models&hash=item3f22eae43f&nma=true&si=SeKFpQpvUPcavhtHzpux3s5CJwM%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557[/url] ([url]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/N-gauge-Lima-Scotrail-High-Speed-Track-Recording-Coach-Mk1-/271168758847?pt=UK_Trains_Railway_Models&hash=item3f22eae43f&nma=true&si=SeKFpQpvUPcavhtHzpux3s5CJwM%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557[/url])


I could sell you a lovely Farish Class 170 in Scotrail for each end :D I only bought it because I wanted the middle car to convert my Cross Country into a 3 car set....
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on March 27, 2013, 10:24:30 am
Like it!  :laughabovepost: :smiley-laughing: ;D
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Arrachogaidh on March 27, 2013, 12:18:40 pm


I could sell you a lovely Farish Class 170 in Scotrail for each end :D I only bought it because I wanted the middle car to convert my Cross Country into a 3 car set....

 :laughabovepost: Now then, That's a possibility but I'd much rather have the three car 170 :thankyousign:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: stevieboy on March 28, 2013, 07:59:10 pm
I think my next investment should be a decent camera and proper light bulbs, but in the meantime.....


(http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a593/stevieboy-15/IMAG1036_zps9d41ba77.jpg)

Really nice little wagon, just need an 03 now
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Tank on March 28, 2013, 08:26:54 pm
Lovely wagon!  I have the same one saved in my 'Watched List' on eBay!  :)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: AC on March 29, 2013, 12:23:50 pm
Bought this the other day. It was the last one on the shelf and I decided to buy it. Not the best photo...
(http://i335.photobucket.com/albums/m456/ay-sea/N%20Gauge%20Railway%20Stuff/GF377-327AConflatwithAFContainerGWRWhite.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Jerry Howlett on March 29, 2013, 12:32:17 pm
I want one!!!!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: AC on March 29, 2013, 12:51:37 pm
Apparently they still have some at Hattons. And they're a whole 2 pence cheaper than I paid! :doh:
I didn't need to pay for postage though being in a brick and mortar store  :laugh:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on March 29, 2013, 09:33:57 pm
Yet another flat out of my modelling period (I liked the shunters wagon on this thread) but very nice all the same.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: lil chris on March 29, 2013, 10:41:00 pm
My latest purchases,the class 47 already has a chip fitted for DCC but the others require fitting.The Dapol 9F as a 6 pin socket in the tender I believe,mind the coal load is missing off the loco. The dealer who supplied me is trying to get one for me, he gave me a load off another loco which I think I can make fit. I bought the 4mt because of the line I am modeling, there where a lot of Fairbourne and Stanier tanks used on the line.
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/59/thumb_4380.JPG) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=4380)
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/59/thumb_4381.JPG) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=4381)
I really need to crack on with finishing wiring up the points then I can run these babies.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on March 29, 2013, 10:54:07 pm
Good era, great buy! The blackened wheels look the part. Love the spaceship! Was going to ask how they perform, but I gather from your post you haven't ran 'em yet?
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: lil chris on March 29, 2013, 11:30:43 pm
I am on DCC and I have run the class 47,it runs nice. I have seen the 9F run at the dealers,it needs a chip fitting but not the 4mt which is the weathered model, perhaps I should wire up a piece of track as dc to see how it runs,need to any way before I convert to DCC. I would imagine I might be able to get a chip this weekend if I go to York.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: MJKERR on March 30, 2013, 04:03:28 pm
Dapol Mark 3 coaches in Blue / Grey and INTERCITY livery, fitted with light bars, along with many of the other ScotRail push-pull sets, and locomotives ready for duties

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/59/thumb_4395.JPG) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=4395)  

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/59/thumb_4396.JPG) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=4396)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: petercharlesfagg on March 30, 2013, 07:05:55 pm
Friends,
I have just secured my first locomotive which I purchased on Ebay, it is new and I finally got it for £44.00 inc. P&P.

It is American (obviously) and will be a good start to my American railroad train.

Next on the list will be an English locomotive and then a German.

Apologies for the image it is off Ebay.

(http://photos.imageevent.com/petersplatters/modelrailway/_T2eC16Z_exy0E9s2S8iuKBRTu_I1OfQ__60_12.JPG)

According to the information in the heading it is:
Alco RS2 Frisco No551, Lifelike Proto No 920-75120 by Walthers

Doesn't mean a thing to me, I just like the colour scheme!

According to the Walthers site this is:-

(http://photos.imageevent.com/petersplatters/modelrailway/09200000075120.jpg.gif)

St. Louis-San Francisco "Frisco" #551
Walthers Part # 920-75120
N scale, $99.98, sold out at Walthers

 
Vintage Diesels are Perfect for 1940s to 1970s Layouts

* All-New Model
 
* DCC-Friendly Mechanism w/Clip-Fit Circuit Board
 
* Accumate Knuckle Couplers
 
* All-Wheel Drive & Electrical Pickup
 
* Dual Machined brass Flywheels
 
* Constant Intensity & Directional Headlights
 
* RP-25 Wheels Operate on Code 55 & Larger Rail
 
* Heavy Diecast Split-Frame Chassis
 
* Powerful Skew-Wound Motor
 
The RS-2 was Alco's first roadswitcher to incorporate its new 244-Series prime mover. The 1,500-horsepower units were designed for versatility - they were equally at home working road freights or switch runs. If equipped with a steam generator, they were adept at working commuter and secondary passenger runs. Production began in 1946 with just over 350 units constructed for U.S. and Canadian roads before the unit was succeeded by the 1,600-horsepower RS-3 in 1950 (although a few late RS-2s were rated at 1,600 horsepower).
 
RS-2s have worked for Class I, shortline and industrial lines across the continent. The engines have been long lived, with one survivor still holding down daily freight duties in 2007. A few others still see service at museum and tourist lines.

Regards Peter.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: scotsoft on March 30, 2013, 07:26:13 pm
I have a few Life Like US locos Peter and they are very good locos and run very well.

Now you will need some boxcars to haul behind it  ::)

cheers John.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Alex on March 30, 2013, 07:34:32 pm
Nice looking loco Peter. I have several US locos both diesel and steam and they're all great runners.

Alex :wave:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: longbridge on March 30, 2013, 08:12:27 pm
Congratulations on the purchase of your first US loco, my first American loco was a Lifelike RSD 4/5 in ATSF livery, like most if not all Lifelike N Gauge locos it was a fantastic runner.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: surfaceman on March 30, 2013, 08:45:44 pm
I promised ( 17 March, see above ) to post a picture of my latest acquisitions - Union Mills 2P and NGS Inspection Saloon. Never tried to upload attachments before but lets give it a try ...

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/59/thumb_4402.JPG) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=4402)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/59/thumb_4403.JPG) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=4403)

Alex
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: scotsoft on March 30, 2013, 08:54:47 pm
I promised ( 17 March, see above ) to post a picture of my latest acquisitions - Union Mills 2P and NGS Inspection Saloon. Never tried to upload attachments before but lets give it a try ...

/home/alex/Desktop/DeskTopTrays/9. eBayPics/DSCF0002.JPG

/home/alex/Desktop/DeskTopTrays/9. eBayPics/DSCF0003.JPG

 ???

Alex


If you have a look at the tutorial video you may find it solves your problem  ;)

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=4300.msg48938#msg48938 (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=4300.msg48938#msg48938)

cheers John.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: surfaceman on March 30, 2013, 09:12:10 pm
Hi, John

  Thanks for the pointer - sorted!

Rgds,

Alex
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on March 30, 2013, 10:11:40 pm
Nice buy, surfaceman!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: AC on March 30, 2013, 10:38:30 pm
That inspection saloon does look nice. If there was a GWR one, I'd definately get one.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: longbridge on March 31, 2013, 12:48:17 am
Lovely looking loco and coach Alex, a great buy  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: longbridge on March 31, 2013, 02:32:57 am
Picked up these two nice little locos yesterday, Dapol 14xx with Autocoach and Farish 94xx, funny really that I was creating an LMS layout but 4 out of the last 6 have been GWR engines, may have to modify my thinking and make it another Preserved Railway.

Even though I grew up with LMS at my back door I have fond memories of trips to the South Coast, Snow Hill Station, Wales and Stratford on Avon to visit family, I think I saw most classes that were around in the 1950s

(http://i49.tinypic.com/1z65gug.jpg)

(http://i47.tinypic.com/wv4sd4.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: upnick on March 31, 2013, 03:09:36 am
Superb  buy Peter I have two of the RS2' s from  Walthers both i  converted to DCC  after running in,  they are beautifully  smooth running   locos.    :claphappy: :claphappy:

Life Like make them for Walthers    :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on March 31, 2013, 05:05:09 am
Dave - yeah, you have been getting into Western Region purchases of late. Looks like your Midland railway is headin' out west, Rawhide!

Like the blood & custard autocoach! Chimney on the loco looks a bit wonky, though, or is it just camera angle?

Cheers, George.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Alex on March 31, 2013, 08:42:50 am
Well done Alex and Dave for some nice looking engines and coaches. Not bought any engines for a while now.

Alex :wave:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: upnick on March 31, 2013, 10:42:33 am
One of several  resin  wagon  bodies   purchased from  Gramodels,  mounted  on  a Peco  chassis  with Kato  couplers lick  of paint  &  a thin wash  of  matt black  to highlight the detail  once it's weathered / lettered finally  ready for the layout  ;)

(http://i549.photobucket.com/albums/ii377/upnick/WORKBENCH%20PICTURES/d23d21cc-425d-4625-8247-6ad637073fb5_zps78e0b785.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Alex on March 31, 2013, 10:57:57 am
Nice looking wagon Nick :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: longbridge on March 31, 2013, 12:29:29 pm
Dave - yeah, you have been getting into Western Region purchases of late. Looks like your Midland railway is headin' out west, Rawhide!

Like the blood & custard autocoach! Chimney on the loco looks a bit wonky, tough, or is it just camera angle?

Cheers, George.

Crikey George theres nowt wrong with your eyesight  :goggleeyes:  :D well spotted mate, I had a look at the loco and found it was crooked so I gave it a light push to seat it on the smoke box properly and all is well, thanks for that  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: johnlambert on March 31, 2013, 01:23:03 pm
Picked up some new wagons yesterday.  Graham Farish 3 pack weathered cattle wagons and an ex-LMS brake.  The brake has been fitted with Dapol magnetic couplings at both ends and the rake of cattle trucks has magnetic couplings at the outer ends.

(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j154/fourwheelsteer/100_4177_zpsae608240.jpg)

(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j154/fourwheelsteer/100_4178_zpse213edab.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: petercharlesfagg on March 31, 2013, 04:01:45 pm
I have a few Life Like US locos Peter and they are very good locos and run very well.

Now you will need some boxcars to haul behind it  ::)

cheers John.


John,
Thanks for the comments.

As it is I already have 2 boxcars that are brand new and never run some years ago.  I purchased them and then gave up trying to model in "N"!

They are both commemorative cars which I found more interesting!

(http://photos.imageevent.com/petersplatters/modelrailway/RR%20boxcara.jpg)

(http://photos.imageevent.com/petersplatters/modelrailway/SAM_1697a.jpg)

So when the loco arrives  AND I have power to the track I will have something to play with!!!

Regards Peter.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: scotsoft on March 31, 2013, 04:12:12 pm
John,
Thanks for the comments.

As it is I already have 2 boxcars that are brand new and never run some years ago.  I purchased them and then gave up trying to model in "N"!

They are both commemorative cars which I found more interesting!

([url]http://photos.imageevent.com/petersplatters/modelrailway/SAM_1697a.jpg[/url])

It looks like you have a conflict with the couplings on this one Peter, these look like rapido.
One way round it is to change one end only, that way you have a "conversion boxcar" that will allow you to couple the two styles of couplings together.

So when the loco arrives  AND I have power to the track I will have something to play with!!!

Regards Peter.


I prefer the buckeye style of coupling as I get far few uncouplings than I do with rapido which can be a right pain  :veryangry:

cheers John.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: petercharlesfagg on March 31, 2013, 06:29:55 pm
John,
Thanks for the comments.

As it is I already have 2 boxcars that are brand new and never run some years ago.  I purchased them and then gave up trying to model in "N"!

They are both commemorative cars which I found more interesting!

([url]http://photos.imageevent.com/petersplatters/modelrailway/SAM_1697a.jpg[/url])

It looks like you have a conflict with the couplings on this one Peter, these look like rapido.
One way round it is to change one end only, that way you have a "conversion boxcar" that will allow you to couple the two styles of couplings together.

So when the loco arrives  AND I have power to the track I will have something to play with!!!

Regards Peter.


I prefer the buckeye style of coupling as I get far few uncouplings than I do with rapido which can be a right pain  :veryangry:

cheers John.


I have yet to identify the difference!

Another of those so-called "Learning Curves"!

Question are they easily interchangeable?  I.E. Can all couplings be exchanged for the Dapol magnetic?

Regards Peter.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: upnick on March 31, 2013, 07:09:00 pm



I prefer the buckeye style of coupling as I get far few uncouplings than I do with rapido which can be a right pain  :veryangry:

cheers John.


I have yet to identify the difference!

Another of those so-called "Learning Curves"!

Question are they easily interchangeable?  I.E. Can all couplings be exchanged for the Dapol magnetic?

Regards Peter.


Hi  Peter,   

The buckeye couplers John refers to are the type on  your  Model  Rilaroader car & the RS2 you  have on the way to you,  they both have a  curved trip  pin  activated by a magnet  to allow  no hands coupling / uncoupling

Heres a video  to show buckeye type operating hands free

N scale Microtrains Uncouplers at work (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9A6z4kdjUVQ#)

Also  a   video showing the differences beteen  the buckeye & rapido   couplers along with a conversion  to buckeyes.

Your other  gold car has Rapido  type couplers it might be the coupler  is attached to the bogie / truck   & these can  be replaced with  such  as Microtrains trucks as a unit.


MTL Couplers installed into an Atlas EV Caboose (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f42p1Qd0jHk#ws)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: scotsoft on March 31, 2013, 07:48:52 pm
I think he has replaced many many couplings to make it look that easy  :smiley-laughing:  :smiley-laughing:

cheers John.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on March 31, 2013, 10:37:25 pm
All this talk about couplings - johnlambert:

I see you have gone the way of just putting the Dapol couplings on the end of the rake of cattle wagons.  That seems to be a favoured way people are doing it on the thread about Dapol couplings. Makes sense as they would probably be moved around in short rakes like that in the old branchline stations. They look great weathered together like that anyway. I was interested to hear that you have put the Dapols on both ends of the brake. That makes sense, too.

Great looking set!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: petercharlesfagg on April 01, 2013, 04:58:54 pm
My most expensive Ebay purchase ever!

I posted a question about "Stoves" on trains because I had never heard of them then I saw one on Ebay and decided there and then that I would like one as a quirky addition to my rolling stock!

(http://photos.imageevent.com/petersplatters/modelrailway/pullman%20stove%20a.jpg)

Intriguing little thing isn't it?

Anyway it was at least £20.00 more than I had expected but I had committed myself at the outset so went the full term!

Madness, yes, but it runs in the family!!!

Regards Peter.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: mickeyflinn on April 01, 2013, 06:59:08 pm
Just got home from the York Show. Had a very pleasant journey there, a very good day, and a pleasant trip back home. Went to the NGS stand and picked up my ordered Inspection Saloon (BR maroon with black ends) and had a nice chat with Dave and Ann. I'm glad I'd asked them to put the saloon on one side as they only had one to take to the show. So here it is..........................


:'(


Thought I'd have a quick look at it before driving home, and I'm glad I did as it was missing one of the fine wires from the roof to the black end, and one of the others had been fitted incorrectly. Took it back to them and now have to wait for them to pick up more stock and post one to me.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: portland-docks on April 01, 2013, 08:45:23 pm
well the last locos i remember buying really were from Warley last year, and i bought that many i couldnt possibly upload all of them....technically...

(http://s23.postimg.org/fmxgn4iyv/photo_27.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/fmxgn4iyv/)

i did however last weekend purchase a j94 in NCB blue livery, lovely little thing!

my loco list though is now pretty dam big....erm actually no its only one or two  :help:

A1 Tornado (apple green)
A1 North Eastern
A3 Flying Scotsman (now altered see below)
A4 Sir Nigel Gresley
A4 Silver Link
A4 Mallard
Std 7 Tornado
9f weathered
BR Black Pannier
GWR Pannier
LNER B1 (to be redone as mayflower)
BR Black B1 (to be redone as 61264)
Foxcote Manor
Hinton Manor
Terrier "Waddon"
powered and unpowered 153 (to be replaced with 156)
4f
4mt tank
4mt 76084 (mercig special)
WD
Jubilee (renamed Ashley)
Royal Scot (renamed Chantelle)
Black 5 Glasgow Highlander
Deltic Prototype
Standard 4 (needs renumbering 75029)
Duchess of hamilton
LMS 4p
Jinty

i think i need help lol

anywhoo heres my modified Scotsman with added smoke deflectors and double chimney...im sure i missed a couple locos off the list!

(http://s23.postimg.org/88qidpqmf/photo.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/88qidpqmf/)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: newportnobby on April 01, 2013, 08:51:33 pm
Just the odd steamer, then :-X
You can be forgiven the Deltic :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Skyline2uk on April 01, 2013, 08:54:53 pm
Quote
Just the odd steamer, then :-X
You can be forgiven the Deltic :thumbsup:

Surely that should be "you can be forgiven for the steamers, Deltic wins"

 :P

Skyline2uk
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: voltan on April 01, 2013, 09:01:26 pm
Couple of new toys from york, just the two at the front, another VGA (must stop buying them :-[ ) and a 66 not the right livery but for £55 I'm not complaining, there's always a re-paint or stamp my foot and invoke rule 1  ;)
The only problem is that it wiped out my 'buy the rest of track' fund.

(http://www.voltansshed.com/railway/nlayout2.JPG)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: portland-docks on April 01, 2013, 09:26:18 pm
Just the odd steamer, then :-X
You can be forgiven the Deltic :thumbsup:

yep and unfortunatly bachmanns added another 10+ locos to my shopping list after going through their online sales page...those locos are: -

1/castle
2/4f (DCC Ready)
3/8f
4/Princess Class
5/Jinty (dcc ready)
6/Merchant Navy(s)
7/A2 Blue Peter
8/J39
9/Jubilee x 2
10/4MT Tank (dcc ready)
11/Royal Scot in LMS Red
12/5MT
13/Fairburn Tank
14/A1 Tornado in blue
15/N-Class x 2

plus more black 5s and a couple more dapols lol
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: longbridge on April 01, 2013, 09:56:18 pm
Crikey the way some of you blokes buy up big I hope you save some for us  :D
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on April 01, 2013, 10:49:08 pm
I'll say. Instead of pictures of locos I'm starting to see pictures of $$$$$$ signs (Aussie $$$$$, of course.  :D) Actually, if there is a Pound sign on my keyboard, I can't see it - anyone help out with that, please?
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: bluedepot on April 01, 2013, 11:09:46 pm
you all need therapy to overcome n gauge buying addiction!!!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: scotsoft on April 01, 2013, 11:15:20 pm
I'll say. Instead of pictures of locos I'm starting to see pictures of $$$$$$ signs (Aussie $$$$$, of course.  :D) Actually, if there is a Pound sign on my keyboard, I can't see it - anyone help out with that, please?

If it is not "shift 3" try "shift 4", one should give the £ sign the other the $ sign.

Failing that press and hold the "Alt" key and using the number pad on the r/h side type in 0163, that will give you a £ sign where your cursor is.

cheers John.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on April 01, 2013, 11:20:57 pm
Thanks, John, tried all that, but no go.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on April 01, 2013, 11:26:25 pm
Hang on - correction - I was using the wrong alt key.... look! ££££!!!

However did you find out something like that? It's a bit of a long way round to get to it, though!

I do have a Euro key! €€€

Thanks!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: trainsdownunder on April 01, 2013, 11:50:00 pm
As we appear to have two threads running about "latest additions" (the other under American N) thought I post my latest eBay.au win here as well.


My Old Timer collection grows again
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on April 02, 2013, 12:02:43 am
Hi Colin, I just saw those in the Media section. They look really interesting. They ARE N gauge, are they, or are they narrow gauge N on Z track? Or am I mixing them up with some other US narrow gauge road?

Cheers, George
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: longbridge on April 02, 2013, 03:16:29 am
I'll say. Instead of pictures of locos I'm starting to see pictures of $$$$$$ signs (Aussie $$$$$, of course.  :D) Actually, if there is a Pound sign on my keyboard, I can't see it - anyone help out with that, please?

Hi George, last Saturday I had a friend bring 2 x Dapol Britannia's, 1 x Dapol 9F, 4 x GWR Tank locos all boxed and unused for me to look at and maybe buy, I had just bought $110 worth of stuff so had to turn is offer of the lot at $400, I am not as addicted to buying locos as some which is most likely due to not having loads of cash to spend plus I am more of a builder than a runner.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: trainsdownunder on April 02, 2013, 04:01:05 am
Yes, they are N Scale George

Easter bunny a bitlate but he did have a way to go with his big bundle.

Here is what arrived today.

Brought me this lot $140 inc shipping (approx £100)- Loco is DCC ready (plug'n'play board type) but the original seller didn't realise that and had bought a Zimo 620 to fit, which I also got as part of the deal.


Got these kits cheap as local seller just wanted rid

x 2
x 3
x 4
x 2
That's 11 in total for $50inc shipping
Normally around $9 each

These arrived - eBay win last week $100 (£70) +10 bucks shipping


With these Caboose @ $15 (£10)

So now you know why I made no entries under the "BUY NOTHING MONTH" thread. Need to shift some of my older stuff now to recharge the Bank account


Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: trainsdownunder on April 02, 2013, 04:14:43 am
OOPs - there's more......

Just had an email to say parcel awaiting collection - forgot all about these two

NEW - unused not wanted both with Lenz factory fitted decoders. $81.35 the pair


Must keep away from SWMBO

Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: longbridge on April 02, 2013, 06:55:00 am
You did well there Colin, should be enough kits to keep you going for a while  :D
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: trainsdownunder on April 02, 2013, 07:28:29 am
Hope so.

As I said  need my eBay stuff to go for good money now, as $400 bucks was a bit wild for 7 days, but its so damn easy to do when the flow is going. I must admit "sniping" does help as it means I set my target and don't go back on it as a rule, this definitely stops me falling into bidding wars.

I see eBay have just announced that they are increasing their commission fee to 9.9% from 7.8. Greedy buggers. I going to have a rant on the angry thread I think.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Dr Al on April 02, 2013, 12:04:06 pm
I see eBay have just announced that they are increasing their commission fee to 9.9% from 7.8. Greedy buggers.

You've been lucky for a good while. It's been 10% in the UK for years...

Cheers,
Alan
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Phil Hendry on April 02, 2013, 02:52:56 pm
I've had these two for two or three weeks now, but only just got around to bunging them on my test-track.

(http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd64/philhendry/TraiNs/InspTrain.jpg)

New couplers, to reduce the gap, are definitely called for.  Oh, and in case that inspection coach was never hauled by a 67, I'm invoking rule 1: it's my railway!  :D

This is more like it - and, thanks to the sprung 'close coupling' coupler pocket thing, it goes around a 12" curve fine, and negotiates a 12" S curve too, without buffer locking or anything else horrid:

(http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd64/philhendry/TraiNs/DSCF2808.jpg)

That's a pair of Dapol's 'dummy' couplers - medium length I think.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on April 02, 2013, 09:48:02 pm
You have all been busy, busy!

Phil Hendry - I'm a sucker for that inspection coach. First time I've ever seen it in that livery. The close coupling looks great. Glad to hear no problems with it.

Colin -  a heap of canny buys, there, mate. Those kits were a bargain - all sorts of uses for those. The stock is great, too. As an aside, thats a great backscene -source, please?

Dave - shame about the Brits, etc. Boxed and unused.... sounds like a good deal! I could probably raise $400, but unfortunately this up-coming trip back to the Old Dart is starting to loom heavily on all things financial at the moment.

Great buys, folks! :envy:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: AC on April 03, 2013, 04:10:36 pm
The postman delivered this today:
(http://i335.photobucket.com/albums/m456/ay-sea/N%20Gauge%20Railway%20Stuff/GrafarGWRPannierTankHeavilyWeatheredStatic1.jpg)
(http://i335.photobucket.com/albums/m456/ay-sea/N%20Gauge%20Railway%20Stuff/GrafarGWRPannierTankHeavilyWeatheredStatic2.jpg)

I can't lay claim to the weathering job unfortunately. I bought it off ebay as seen there as a static display item (no motor in it). I thought it would be perfect to park at the end of a siding as a loco awaiting restoration. Now I just need the layout built to put it on...
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Alex on April 03, 2013, 04:15:21 pm
Hi AC,

Very nice. Noticed the guy had a Farish GP Tank as well. Thinking along similar lines as looking for an engine for a static siding.

Alex :wave:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: johnlambert on April 03, 2013, 06:40:32 pm
That's a nice little pannier.  BTW is this the right topic to show off the locos I bought before joining?
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: upnick on April 03, 2013, 07:51:01 pm
Some great buys there Colin  especially the  U.P. GP  38 - 2 's   ;) are they  Atlas or  Kato  ?   
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on April 03, 2013, 09:58:29 pm
Good idea, AC - it will certainly look the part on an old siding.... perhaps you could paint a face like this on it? Pic, bottom right:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Phil Hendry on April 03, 2013, 10:27:14 pm
It's not N Gauge, and it's not a loco or an item of rolling stock...  But it will help me work on them, and it solves a problem.  Since 're-fitting' my kitchen, I have felt uninclined to use my airbrush.  The garage isn't an option, and the weather outside has a habit of being frightful, so the kitchen used to be the place - and it was grotty...  But the new one isn't, and I'd hate to 'contaminate it' with paint overspray.  So a spray booth, now that I have finally got my act together and started modelling again, is a necessity.

This was quite cheap - think one British N loco including postage.  But it feels solid enough, despite being made mainly of plastic, and takes, literally, only a few seconds to set up.  It also uses very little storage space.  Tomorrow I shall try it out.

(http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd64/philhendry/TraiNs/DSCF2839.jpg)

(http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd64/philhendry/TraiNs/DSCF2841.jpg)

I will, obviously, use lots of newspaper and stuff as well, in case of, er, accidents!

Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on April 03, 2013, 10:42:28 pm
Very nice! The spray booth is good, too!  :D
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: swisstony on April 04, 2013, 04:39:33 pm
Another of my shrewd under £25 Evil Bay purchases...

Wouldn't run it said in the listing, removed mass of "Hair of a dubious type" from around the main bogey gear and she now runs perfectly :)

(http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/h407/churcp/EF658E7A-8F25-4913-95DC-04CEC9EE535B-292-000000D46978C647.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: scotsoft on April 04, 2013, 05:46:49 pm
Well done and a very clean looking loco  :thumbsup:

cheers John.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Skyline2uk on April 04, 2013, 07:18:26 pm
 :claphappy:

Well done on the bargain find, and its 66135, the very loco who's (similar sounding, but grit not hair, dubious or otherwise) problem I sorted myself and made me think I could get cheap locos by being happy to fix them  :D

Not done it yet, but your find shows there are bargains to be had.

Skyline2uk
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on April 04, 2013, 09:34:47 pm
Yep, very clean looking loco. Certainly in good nick bodywise, and from your post, running well also! Thing with me is, I've never used E Bay before and don't know how to work it. Sounds stupid, I know, but I'm actually a bit scared of it!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: swisstony on April 04, 2013, 09:47:37 pm
I've bought some Duds off ebay, but all my 90's/00's era stock has been purchased that way, only one real dud which is now static minus its decoder which was worth the cost i paid anyway.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: lil chris on April 05, 2013, 10:17:38 pm
Bought from the ngs at last weeks york show.
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/59/thumb_4564.JPG) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=4564)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on April 05, 2013, 10:23:49 pm
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: kiwi1941 on April 05, 2013, 10:36:40 pm
This was quite cheap

I bought one of these locally in New Zealand at about NZ$120 = £60 and it's an absolute boon. Comes highly recommended by me. Brian
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Sprintex on April 07, 2013, 08:52:17 pm
paul - do you have an hst power car you are going to fit with buffers and paint yellow at the end?

tim


If you still remember why you asked me this two weeks ago, the answer as of 5 minutes ago on eBay is "yes" ;)

In fact, I now have all the coaches I need, and the vinyls thanks to Adam at Electra :thumbsup: to create this in case anyone's forgotten :D :-

Front view:
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/59/thumb_4233.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=4233)

Rear view:
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2379/5712728526_bc88e75876_o.jpg)

Just need to find the time to actually build the thing now!  ::)


Paul
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: surfaceman on April 07, 2013, 09:11:44 pm
Just purchased from Union Mills this week :

ex-LSWR Drummond T9 - SR No. 304 :

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/59/thumb_4646.JPG) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=4646)

And Colin Heard's latest release :

ex-LSWR Adams 395 Class - SR No. 3441 :

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/59/thumb_4640.JPG) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=4640)

The prototype for this was shedded at Salisbury from ( at least ) 1939 to 1948 ( my layout period ) and this model certainly captures the “look and feel” of the original. The model is well finished with a very nice matt black paint job and neat lettering.

What detail the model has is crisp but detailing is not up to current Dapol/Farish standards - more like Farish from the Poole era. If detailing is your thing, then it is certainly possible to add detail to the model - there was an excellent article on Union Mills locos in “N'spirations 2” which included tips on improving the models ( maybe “H” could help if you don't have that issue? ). I haven't detailed my UM stock but it is on the “to do” list, as is converting my 2P to an ex SE&CR D1.

As a modeller, my primary interest lies in “operating” so what matters most to me is not super-detail but rather how well a model fits my location/period and how well it performs. No issues here, as the Adams fits right in and runs very well indeed.

Using a Morley Vesta controller, I had the loco crawling along at scale walking speed ( with a sensible load of 15 of goods ), responsiveness to the controller was good and the top speed was higher than I'll ever need in operational use! Adding stock, I ended up with 35 of goods and 7 bogie vehicles behind the tender ( all I had available ) but the loco just walked away with them.

All my UM locos have been 100% reliable in the 3 years since I got the first ( the “395” is number 7 ) and I don't expect this model to be any different. Given the quality of the engineering, I expect they will still be going strong many years from now.

Try one ( Rule 1 justifies ) just to experience the quality and the pulling power.

Usual disclaimer : no connection with Union Mills ( or Morley ), just a very satisfied customer.

Alex
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on April 07, 2013, 10:33:21 pm
Alex - yeah, as you say, the detailing is a bit crude, but the UM stuff are good little performers. I have never owned any myself but know a couple of people who do, and they have never had any probs.

Paul - I haven't forgotten your project! Just out of curiousity, do you know what station that is in the photo?

George
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Sprintex on April 07, 2013, 10:36:47 pm
Paul - I haven't forgotten your project! Just out of curiousity, do you know what station that is in the photo?

George

Well it was Adam that posted the photo originally so I could be wrong, but to me it looks very much like Stevenage ;)


Paul
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: swisstony on April 07, 2013, 10:38:30 pm
Paul - I haven't forgotten your project! Just out of curiousity, do you know what station that is in the photo?

George



Well it was Adam that posted the photo originally so I could be wrong, but to me it looks very much like Stevenage ;)


Paul

SECONDED!! :)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on April 07, 2013, 10:39:54 pm
Thanks gentlemen!
 :beers:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: bluedepot on April 07, 2013, 11:50:20 pm
be sure to post the pictures of the power car on here then sprintex!  do you have to add the butters as well?


tim
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Sprintex on April 08, 2013, 04:50:45 am
be sure to post the pictures of the power car on here then sprintex!  do you have to add the butters as well?


tim

I will :thumbsup: Yes I do need to add buffers, so I guess the scary bit will be taking a knife to the front valance :worried: I could've held out for a Dapol buffered version (Grand Central or Network Rail) and re-liveried but thought the correct livery to start with was more important than the buffer detail ;)


Paul
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on April 08, 2013, 05:06:35 am
Good thinking - especially if your repaint ability is anything like mine (ie, in my case, non-existent!). I'd certainly prefer to tackle the buffers rather than a repaint. It's a great project! Can't wait to see it! All you need now is a model of Stevenage....  :D
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: longbridge on April 08, 2013, 06:12:28 am
I love these little Union Mills locos, the lack of detail would be no problem for me as reliable running is far more important, another thing I like about UM is they release models that would never be in Dapol's or Farish's vocabulary, IMO I would rate them 10 outa 10 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Jerry Howlett on April 08, 2013, 07:39:32 am
Thirded as I worked there once or lots.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: ohlavache on April 08, 2013, 09:43:57 pm
And Colin Heard's latest release :

ex-LSWR Adams 395 Class - SR No. 3441 :

([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/59/thumb_4640.JPG[/url]) ([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=4640[/url])


Many thanks for this photo and your first comments on this lovely steam loco.
Do you have a picture showing the face of the loco ?
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Claude Dreyfus on April 10, 2013, 12:26:56 pm
The latest addition to the Dreyfus Chuo line stud is making its way to me...

http://www.gaugemaster.com/item_details.asp?code=K10-426 (http://www.gaugemaster.com/item_details.asp?code=K10-426)

I have managed to obtain the full 13-car set.

I already have the similar 183 'Chuo Liner', so the 189 'Azusa'...not to be confused with the Super Azusa or Azusa Kaiji - both totally different trains! - will be a welcome addition; and one I have been after for quite a while. The 183 and 189 sets are perhaps a little early for my era - although they were operating on the semi-fasts until at least fairly recently (they might even still be on some more peak-time services).

I am praying it turns up before Friday (I bought it from a shop in the UK (not GM), so I can see no reason why it would not appeare either today or tomorrow) as I can put it straight to work on Yamanouchi Oshika at this weekend's Crawley MRS show...
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Matthew-peter on April 10, 2013, 06:44:21 pm
An odd buy for me but it was cheap and thought it may come in handy one day  :D

(http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o12/yay-free-lemons/DSC_0029_zpsd576642e.jpg)

Also the PCA, sorry no pics but that is being modified on the work bench for my POA project.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: surfaceman on April 11, 2013, 10:33:52 am
ohlavache :

Front and rear views of the UM Adams 0395 :

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/59/thumb_4678.JPG) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=4678)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/59/thumb_4679.JPG) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=4679)

Rgds,

Alex
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: newportnobby on April 11, 2013, 01:55:37 pm
There is a review of this in the May Railway Modeller :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: SymonC on April 11, 2013, 05:21:32 pm
Very pleased with my weathered B1 which arrived from Rails of Sheffield this morning.  :)

https://railsofsheffield.com/class-b1-61321-br-lined-black-late-crest-weathered-372-078-JJJA16126.aspx

Only £64.50 plus postage.

Lovely model run really well straight out of the box.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: scotsoft on April 11, 2013, 05:39:20 pm
Very pleased with my weathered B1 which arrived from Rails of Sheffield this morning.  :)

https://railsofsheffield.com/class-b1-61321-br-lined-black-late-crest-weathered-372-078-JJJA16126.aspx

Only £64.50 plus postage.

Lovely model run really well straight out of the box.

I have just had a look at it on the Rails site and it does not look too heavy on the weathering, nice looking loco.
It is good when they run well straight out of the box as well  :claphappy:

cheers John.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: johnlambert on April 11, 2013, 07:07:24 pm
This is a bit more contemporary than my usual purchases but represents future-proofing against nostalgia for Chiltern Railways.

(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j154/fourwheelsteer/Train%20and%20model%20rail%20stuff/Model%20Locomotives/Photo0136_zps17689c7f.jpg) (http://s79.photobucket.com/user/fourwheelsteer/media/Train%20and%20model%20rail%20stuff/Model%20Locomotives/Photo0136_zps17689c7f.jpg.html)

I've got many fond memories of trips on Chiltern DMUs and I couldn't not have one in my collection.  Plus it means I can represent modern day running at the location I model.

My other new buy is Dapol's NSTEAM2 deluxe train set.  Gaugemaster Prodigy Express controller, Peco track, Flying Scotsman and 3 Gresley coaches.

(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j154/fourwheelsteer/Train%20and%20model%20rail%20stuff/Model%20Locomotives/Photo0135_zps25792359.jpg) (http://s79.photobucket.com/user/fourwheelsteer/media/Train%20and%20model%20rail%20stuff/Model%20Locomotives/Photo0135_zps25792359.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Pengi on April 11, 2013, 07:19:08 pm
Love that Turbostar :thumbsup:, a terrific train - one of the finest to grace UK railways
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: ohlavache on April 11, 2013, 07:24:02 pm
ohlavache :

Front and rear views of the UM Adams 0395 :

([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/59/thumb_4678.JPG[/url]) ([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=4678[/url])

([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/59/thumb_4679.JPG[/url]) ([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=4679[/url])

Rgds,

Alex


 :thankyousign:

It's really a lovelly locomotive.  :heart2:
An Adams 0395 is requested on my layout.  :D
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Duncan83 on April 11, 2013, 10:30:37 pm
Hiya guys.

Thought I would share my new buys  :thumbsup:

I brought Two class 66`s from Hattons, These were on a good deal so couldnt say no.

First is 66301 in fastline livery.
(http://i1335.photobucket.com/albums/w676/Duncan135/e044fbfa-5314-4d84-bd12-18369d112160_zpsbfad2049.jpg) (http://s1335.photobucket.com/user/Duncan135/media/e044fbfa-5314-4d84-bd12-18369d112160_zpsbfad2049.jpg.html)

Second class 66 is 66152 in DB Schenker livery.
(http://i1335.photobucket.com/albums/w676/Duncan135/011_zpsdac4e24c.jpg) (http://s1335.photobucket.com/user/Duncan135/media/011_zpsdac4e24c.jpg.html)

I had a my first auction win in over a year this was a BR Blue class 33, runs well but does shack in ran to quick. Brought for £36
(http://i1335.photobucket.com/albums/w676/Duncan135/009_zpsb22fa213.jpg) (http://s1335.photobucket.com/user/Duncan135/media/009_zpsb22fa213.jpg.html)

And my second win on ebay was this container wagon brought for £8.
(http://i1335.photobucket.com/albums/w676/Duncan135/010_zps0e87d243.jpg) (http://s1335.photobucket.com/user/Duncan135/media/010_zps0e87d243.jpg.html)

Regards Dunk
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: SymonC on April 12, 2013, 01:31:49 pm
Graham Farish by Bachmann weathered B1 on my layout.

(http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n9/moodyblue2/train004_zpsbd325090.jpg) (http://s108.photobucket.com/user/moodyblue2/media/train004_zpsbd325090.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: scotsoft on April 12, 2013, 01:40:07 pm
Graham Farish by Bachmann weathered B1 on my layout.

That is a very good looking scene you have photographed  :thumbsup:

cheers John.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: MinZaPint on April 12, 2013, 02:24:37 pm
My Pullman rake from right to left Car334, Falcon, THE HADRIAN BAR, Garnet, Car 350 & NGS Stove R.

(http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb474/minzapint/DSCF2067_zps9f716bf7.jpg) (http://s1207.photobucket.com/user/minzapint/media/DSCF2067_zps9f716bf7.jpg.html)

Just needs Dapol's forthcoming West Country to pull them!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Paddy on April 12, 2013, 03:10:47 pm
My Pullman rake from right to left Car334, Falcon, THE HADRIAN BAR, Garnet, Car 350 & NGS Stove R.

([url]http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb474/minzapint/DSCF2067_zps9f716bf7.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1207.photobucket.com/user/minzapint/media/DSCF2067_zps9f716bf7.jpg.html[/url])

Just needs Dapol's forthcoming West Country to pull them!


They look very nice MinzaPint.  What brake coach are you using at the other end?

Paddy
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: scotsoft on April 12, 2013, 03:30:42 pm
I won this earlier this week and it arrived this morning.  The seller said they had no idea if it worked or not so being the reckless fool that I am, I placed a bid and won.  It runs very well in either direction although at slower speeds it sounds a bit rough so it may require a clean and gentle oiling, it also needs one coupling replaced.

This is my third Class 08, I seem to have a liking for them so don't be surprised if one turns up one day in Union Pacific livery  :goggleeyes:

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/59/thumb_4703.JPG) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=4703)

cheers John.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: portland-docks on April 12, 2013, 10:11:17 pm
my northern class 53s departed the moorside railway today, being sent to crewe in a trade for something abit more vintage...by vintage i mean...

(http://s18.postimg.org/iwdjoo551/photo.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/iwdjoo551/)

a regional railways class 156 :D haha

bargain of £40 after trading the two 153s in, now all i have to do is try sell my dynamis, the more money i get for that then the more money i get off the flying scotsman dapol set! iv currently knocked it down to £260, so hopefully flog my 2 track controller and dynamis to make it toaround £100 :)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: johnlambert on April 12, 2013, 10:50:05 pm
Nice unit Portland, is that by Dapol?

Hope your experience with Flying Scotsman is better than mine...
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: portland-docks on April 12, 2013, 11:01:45 pm
My flying scotsman runs a treat now, love it

And yeh the 156 is a dapol, one of the few modern trains i do like
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: johnlambert on April 12, 2013, 11:41:49 pm
Thought I'd share some more of my collection, not new but I've not posted them before.

Graham Farish Warship
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j154/fourwheelsteer/Train%20and%20model%20rail%20stuff/Model%20Locomotives/Class42Warship005.jpg) (http://s79.photobucket.com/user/fourwheelsteer/media/Train%20and%20model%20rail%20stuff/Model%20Locomotives/Class42Warship005.jpg.html)

Graham Farish Hall - currently a non-runner although I can't work out why - with Dapol Siphon and some older Farish Mk1s.
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j154/fourwheelsteer/Train%20and%20model%20rail%20stuff/Model%20Locomotives/Julyphotos005.jpg) (http://s79.photobucket.com/user/fourwheelsteer/media/Train%20and%20model%20rail%20stuff/Model%20Locomotives/Julyphotos005.jpg.html)

Graham Farish Hall (as above) and Castle
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j154/fourwheelsteer/Train%20and%20model%20rail%20stuff/Model%20Locomotives/Julyphotos001.jpg) (http://s79.photobucket.com/user/fourwheelsteer/media/Train%20and%20model%20rail%20stuff/Model%20Locomotives/Julyphotos001.jpg.html)

Ixon Manor was being sold off cheaply by Dapol at Warley last year, couldn't believe my luck as I'd wanted one for a while.
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j154/fourwheelsteer/Train%20and%20model%20rail%20stuff/Model%20Locomotives/NovemberGrange002.jpg) (http://s79.photobucket.com/user/fourwheelsteer/media/Train%20and%20model%20rail%20stuff/Model%20Locomotives/NovemberGrange002.jpg.html)

Farish 4CEP between Dapol 122 and Pannier.  The Class 411 doesn't fit my ex-GWR layout plans but brings back memories of watching the trains go by from my bedroom window and trips to Strood station.
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j154/fourwheelsteer/Train%20and%20model%20rail%20stuff/Model%20Locomotives/100_4121_zpsaa5f7dc7.jpg) (http://s79.photobucket.com/user/fourwheelsteer/media/Train%20and%20model%20rail%20stuff/Model%20Locomotives/100_4121_zpsaa5f7dc7.jpg.html)

Dapol Gresley coaches in teak, coupled to my LNER livery B1.  Another nostalgia purchase, not for the real thing but memories of playing with my best friend's train set, which included a green LNER loco and two teak coaches.
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j154/fourwheelsteer/Train%20and%20model%20rail%20stuff/Model%20Rolling%20Stock/100_4161_zps30796459.jpg) (http://s79.photobucket.com/user/fourwheelsteer/media/Train%20and%20model%20rail%20stuff/Model%20Rolling%20Stock/100_4161_zps30796459.jpg.html)

I love the Gresley coaches to the point where I've got them in Carmine/Cream and Maroon too.

The B1 (by Dapol) in more detail, the consensus on here seems to be that the Farish version is better but this was another cheapie that I couldn't resist at the price.
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j154/fourwheelsteer/Train%20and%20model%20rail%20stuff/Model%20Locomotives/Septemberphotos015.jpg) (http://s79.photobucket.com/user/fourwheelsteer/media/Train%20and%20model%20rail%20stuff/Model%20Locomotives/Septemberphotos015.jpg.html)

A sample of my BR Mk1 Coaches
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j154/fourwheelsteer/Train%20and%20model%20rail%20stuff/Model%20Rolling%20Stock/Septemberphotos019.jpg) (http://s79.photobucket.com/user/fourwheelsteer/media/Train%20and%20model%20rail%20stuff/Model%20Rolling%20Stock/Septemberphotos019.jpg.html)

More humble stuff, a Farish 94xx Pannier.  I think I made one good one out of a couple of second hand ones and was able to sell the other as spares or repair on ebay.  The wagon is a Peco kit, the first of many I built, and the brake van was a new Bachman/Farish item.
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j154/fourwheelsteer/Train%20and%20model%20rail%20stuff/BankHolidaytrainstuff045.jpg) (http://s79.photobucket.com/user/fourwheelsteer/media/Train%20and%20model%20rail%20stuff/BankHolidaytrainstuff045.jpg.html)

I had a go at weathering the Pannier
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j154/fourwheelsteer/Train%20and%20model%20rail%20stuff/BankHolidaytrainstuff043.jpg) (http://s79.photobucket.com/user/fourwheelsteer/media/Train%20and%20model%20rail%20stuff/BankHolidaytrainstuff043.jpg.html)

Another weathering job; the tender on my Graham Farish crab was in a bad way when I bought it so I picked up a new tender top and weathered the old one.  Gives me the choice of running the loco either looking new or looking more neglected. (plus DP1 in the background).
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j154/fourwheelsteer/Train%20and%20model%20rail%20stuff/Tenderproject006.jpg) (http://s79.photobucket.com/user/fourwheelsteer/media/Train%20and%20model%20rail%20stuff/Tenderproject006.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Luke Piewalker on April 14, 2013, 05:58:54 pm
Happy Birthday to me etc. etc.

My first new N gauge purchase for about 20 years, it would appear you now get bits to fit yourself  :hmmm:
Managed to get the dangly couplings and hoses fitted, only managed three out of 8 of the little sockets  :-[ ...

GraFar Three Car 101 Blue/Grey

101

Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on April 14, 2013, 10:34:30 pm
johnlambert: Like the shot of the Warship. I've got one of those and it's the pride of the fleet at the moment.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: trainsdownunder on April 19, 2013, 03:27:24 am
Won these last week on eBay.au (£32 ish).

Produced as part of a range by Athearn back in 2005 - no longer available. Excellent quality and finish. If anybody ever comes across anymore or others
from the series please let me know. Full range at http://www.athearn.com/Search/Default.aspx?SearchTerm=Overton+Set&CatID=TNRP (http://www.athearn.com/Search/Default.aspx?SearchTerm=Overton+Set&CatID=TNRP)


Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: longbridge on April 19, 2013, 09:48:34 am
Pretty as a picture Colin, great buy at a great price  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: scotsoft on April 19, 2013, 10:03:09 am
I am as jealous as anything Colin, they are so good looking  :thumbsup:

I posted a couple of videos showing off surviving rolling stock here, I am sure you will enjoy watching them:

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=13283.msg133914#msg133914 (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=13283.msg133914#msg133914)

cheers John.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Phil Hendry on April 19, 2013, 11:13:21 am
Not actually N Gauge, but it's my latest purchase...

Everything except my new airbrush has arrived now.  I tried the new compressor with my old, knackered, airbrush, yesterday evening.  It's a big improvement.  It's much quieter, much more controllable and is quite a lot smaller, so it takes up less space under my workbench.  The only downside is that it takes a bit longer to get up to working pressure than the old one - but once it gets there it has an automatic shut off, and only starts up again once the pressure drops below a certain level.

(http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd64/philhendry/TraiNs/DSCF2958.jpg)

Had an email late last night to sat that my new airibrush has now been dispatched, so hoping that'll arrive in time for me to play over the weekend.

And a mate wants my old compressor (which is in really good nick, and just needs a new home), so it's all good.

Later...

Look what the postie delivered, five minutes ago - YIPPEE!!!!

(http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd64/philhendry/TraiNs/DSCF2959.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Fratton on April 19, 2013, 01:17:11 pm
I use the same compressor it's working really well for me, continuous reliable air, very nice choice of airbrush, im using cheap ones at the moment but I've been having success in spraying so thinking of tooling up,,,,,, how much was the eclipse?
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Phil Hendry on April 19, 2013, 01:29:20 pm
Cheers Fratton,

The Eclipse SBS was £119.70 (retail is £150), bought from GraphicAir Online, via Amazon: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Iwata-IW-ECL-CS-Eclipse-CS-Airbrush/dp/B001I17JV8/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1366374352&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=iwata+eclipse+sbs (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Iwata-IW-ECL-CS-Eclipse-CS-Airbrush/dp/B001I17JV8/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1366374352&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=iwata+eclipse+sbs).  That was the cheapest I could find from a genuine Iwata-approved retailer.

Came with the full 10-year UK Warranty paperwork and everything.  Going to set up and have a go with it very shortly - start out with ink on paper, as I usually do with a new a/b.

If that NSE 47 was an example of what you can achieve with a cheap air-brush, I can't wait to see what you'd do with a good one...
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Phil Hendry on April 19, 2013, 01:44:07 pm
It has to be said that, after my Aztek A470, this seems in a different class altogether.  It's a beautiful piece of Japanese engineering, beautifully finished.  It inspires confidence, in a way a chunk of mass-produced plastic never could.  It's like 2010s Kato alongside 1980s Farish.  Now to try it out...
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: AC on April 19, 2013, 05:29:38 pm
Quick pics just to show and tell, so low quality.
This arrived yesterday:

(http://i335.photobucket.com/albums/m456/ay-sea/N%20Gauge%20Railway%20Stuff/OsbornsExclusivesHindertonHallandCollettCoaches.jpg) (http://s335.photobucket.com/user/ay-sea/media/N%20Gauge%20Railway%20Stuff/OsbornsExclusivesHindertonHallandCollettCoaches.jpg.html)

There's also another 3 coaches, but as they are the same as the 3 pictured, I didn't bother photographing them aswell.
It's the Dapol 'Hinderton Hall' and 6 Collett Coaches in GWR Shirtbutton livery from Osborn's Models.

Only given the loco a quick test run to check it works and it seems pretty good.

Also took a pic of it with my old Poole built Farish 'Raveningham Hall';

(http://i335.photobucket.com/albums/m456/ay-sea/N%20Gauge%20Railway%20Stuff/OldFarish-DapolHallCompare.jpg) (http://s335.photobucket.com/user/ay-sea/media/N%20Gauge%20Railway%20Stuff/OldFarish-DapolHallCompare.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: scotsoft on April 19, 2013, 06:10:13 pm
A smart looking loco and coaches  :thumbsup:

cheers John.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on April 19, 2013, 10:37:13 pm
Geez doesn't it show up that old Poole model.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: AC on April 20, 2013, 07:26:04 am
It does a bit. Can't wait to get my new railway sorted so I can see it running properly.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on April 20, 2013, 07:39:20 am
Me too!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: AC on April 22, 2013, 09:08:47 pm
Some wagon kits this time that arrived today from County Rolling Stock;

(http://i335.photobucket.com/albums/m456/ay-sea/NewWagonKitsForNewLayout.jpg) (http://s335.photobucket.com/user/ay-sea/media/NewWagonKitsForNewLayout.jpg.html)

Will start a thread for these when I start to put them together.

Apparently, the N7 Loco Coal wagons were put into general goods traffic when they were replaced by all steel wagons, so I was thinking of making one as the N7 and trying to add a sheet rail or coke rails to at least one of the others.
Don't know if they'd have kept their previous numbers or been given new numbers when they were converted though. Apparently there wasn't a new diagram issued for the converted wagons.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: davidjhope on April 26, 2013, 04:33:00 pm
Birthday Present today from my Dad.
 :D
(http://i1156.photobucket.com/albums/p579/davidjhope/2013-04-26161219_zps7c842fb4.jpg) (http://s1156.photobucket.com/user/davidjhope/media/2013-04-26161219_zps7c842fb4.jpg.html)
(http://i1156.photobucket.com/albums/p579/davidjhope/2013-04-26161230_zps63753420.jpg) (http://s1156.photobucket.com/user/davidjhope/media/2013-04-26161230_zps63753420.jpg.html)

Well chuffed as I've got a soft spot for the 73's

Also got the complete series 3 of Doctor Who DVD, The Hobbit DVD, Will Hay Oh Mr Porter, 4 x Doctor Who Audio Books on CD, N gauge Tardis (With flashing light), bottle of scotch and some chocolate.
Best of all I've been off work all this week and I've got next week as well.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: scotsoft on April 26, 2013, 05:09:25 pm
Happy Birthday David, it looks like you did quite well for goodies  :D

cheers John.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: portland-docks on April 26, 2013, 05:40:36 pm
I just picked up the dapol flying scotsman dcc set today, great set and the loco runs perfectly out the box, i will get some pics up later, so i now have a rake of 8 gresley crimson cream coaches too, looks nice all set up!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: bluedepot on April 26, 2013, 05:52:18 pm
congrats on the 73s david!

congrats on the flying scotsman set portland!  what do you think of the gaugemaster controller that came with it?


tim
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: portland-docks on April 26, 2013, 05:54:58 pm
Its a great controller only downside is its wired to the power supply, so at some point im going to get the wireless one but it is giod i would recomend itm, bargain set no doubt
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on April 26, 2013, 11:29:45 pm
Now that sounds like my flavour. Can't wait to see the pics!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Chetcombe on April 27, 2013, 12:29:58 am
This is the story of a well travelled Warship - well one that has crossed the Atlantic 3 times recently! I found a very well priced Farish Warship at Kernow (GBP49.95 and for me being based overseas take off the VAT), so D815 'Druid' was despatched from Cornwall to Philadelphia. Back over the pond it went when I sent it off to GC Weathering for renumbering, renaming and weathering. I chose them cos they were advertising on the forum and I liked the look of their work. Finally back it came over the Atlantic for a final time, this time as a rather grubby D809 'Champion'

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/59/thumb_4858.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=4858)

Hats off to GC Weathering by the way. Fast turnaround, they checked in with me at every stage and even sent me a photo (above) to make sure I was happy. Which I was :D

Mike
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on April 27, 2013, 12:46:09 am
Now that is NICE.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: portland-docks on April 27, 2013, 01:59:44 pm
well iv let you wait long enough, heres some pics of the set, feel free to read the review in the Dapol Steam loco reviews section

(http://s24.postimg.org/3k9i4uz75/photo_7.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/3k9i4uz75/)
(http://s24.postimg.org/esnosnd0x/photo_2.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/esnosnd0x/)
(http://s24.postimg.org/vlnjik4hd/photo_3.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/vlnjik4hd/)
(http://s24.postimg.org/m2dup3gz5/photo_5.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/m2dup3gz5/)
(http://s24.postimg.org/77p9ax7e9/photo_6.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/77p9ax7e9/)
(http://s24.postimg.org/pgrfrhn01/photo_1.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/pgrfrhn01/)
(http://s24.postimg.org/vqras8bsh/photo.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/vqras8bsh/)

love this set, i will try and get a pic of both scotsmans side by side at some point!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: scotsoft on April 27, 2013, 02:09:44 pm
A very good value setup you have bought there and the Scotsman looks very good  :thumbsup:

cheers John.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Arrachogaidh on April 27, 2013, 08:40:19 pm
Just waiting on Adam Warr now........ Hebridean Graphics please

http://www.flickr.com/photos/15977833@N07/7871178330/#lightbox/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15977833@N07/7871178330/#lightbox/)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Christina on April 27, 2013, 10:00:56 pm
I bought an EWS Class 47 body on a Class 37 chassis, it fits fine though, only £25 :D
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: longbridge on April 28, 2013, 02:04:57 am
Flying Scotsman looking its best with the blinkers, great buy.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on April 28, 2013, 02:37:18 am
Agreed. The deflectors do look good on the Scotsman (and the Brunswick green livery has always been my favourite). The blood & custard Gresleys look great, too. Great buy! Scary to see the DCC controller in there - though I must admit if the day ever arrives when I give it a try, that would be the perfect starter set for me - right era and favourite stock!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: portland-docks on April 28, 2013, 10:47:27 am
Yeh i couldnt bieve that they put that controller in there i was thinking you could make double selling the pieces individually, scary but defo a bargain!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Caz on May 03, 2013, 03:38:59 pm
This little beauty has just arrived from Japan, got hit with the duty etc for £24 but the tram track and points package arrived without being intercepted.  It's a Modemo Toden type 9000 tram, has working lights but no DCC so going to have to figure out how to get it apart.

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/58/thumb_4926.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=4926)


(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/58/thumb_4927.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=4927)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: bluedepot on May 03, 2013, 06:31:38 pm
nice tram and nice tram track too!


tim
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: H on May 04, 2013, 02:00:27 pm
Not exactly a purchase, but the latest acquisition;


(http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/7578/dsc5214.JPG)


H.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Fratton on May 04, 2013, 03:58:31 pm
Not exactly a purchase, but the latest acquisition;


([url]http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/7578/dsc5214.JPG[/url])


H.


It has a face only a mother could love but still a very nice bit of traction
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Jack on May 04, 2013, 04:01:46 pm
Not exactly a purchase, but the latest acquisition;


([url]http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/7578/dsc5214.JPG[/url])


H.


It has a face only a mother could love but still a very nice bit of traction


Marmite comes to mind...... :)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: EtchedPixels on May 04, 2013, 04:06:49 pm
The modern image answer to the Q1. Looks a very nice model but not one I can currently justify.

Alan
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Jerry Howlett on May 04, 2013, 04:47:29 pm
Not exactly a purchase, but the latest acquisition;


([url]http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/7578/dsc5214.JPG[/url])


H.


It has a face only a mother could love but still a very nice bit of traction


Marmite comes to mind...... :)


If the Cylons had never discovered space travel THIS would be their preferred method of invasion fleet!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: newportnobby on May 04, 2013, 08:07:02 pm
It didn't just fall out of the ugly tree. It hit every branch on the way down :sick2:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: DCCDave on May 04, 2013, 08:49:05 pm
Arrived today, on of Dapol's new Fruit D vans. This one is in BR Bauxite and after the application of some filth will join a parcels consist.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8126/8707357655_602340da69_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ngaugewaverley/8707357655/)

I've fitted the supplied knuckle couplings to both ends.

Sorry about the photo, iPhone with flash is just too aggressive..

Cheers
Dave
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Jerry Howlett on May 05, 2013, 09:28:33 am
Very nice model may have to invest in a few...
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on May 05, 2013, 12:05:59 pm
EP said it brilliantly. A Q1 in modern guise.

Good one, mate!

George
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: H on May 05, 2013, 03:22:22 pm
I wouldn't say the Q1 is ugly. Brutish maybe, but certainly functional, powerful and handsome. Not all prissy like GWR locos with their girly polished brass and nancy copper embelishments.  ;)

H.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Greybeema on May 05, 2013, 04:15:37 pm
As the Class 70 has made one visit to Thamesport on a Leeds to Thamesport Intermodal - I could (just about) justify one however if N Gauge Bob offers a Class 465 Networker soon, I would spend me money on that...
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Jerry Howlett on May 05, 2013, 04:58:11 pm
I wouldn't say the Q1 is ugly. Brutish maybe, but certainly functional, powerful and handsome. Not all prissy like GWR locos with their girly polished brass and nancy copper embelishments.  ;)

H.

Brutish but BRITISH!!
I still have a Farish/langley version that I got on e bay for £20 a few years back. As kids we called the real things Biscuit barrels.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: anselm on May 07, 2013, 09:06:36 am
A Dapol 9F Evening Star.   

Last year Dapol were unable to repair my Dapol 9F Evening Star and gave me a refund.  On Saturday I spotted a new one in the Bournemouth Model Railway Centre shop and got it for £99 (more than I paid for the original but good value for me).  If anyone is interested there is at least one other for sale.

Ian  :bounce:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: H on May 07, 2013, 09:44:12 am

Brutish but BRITISH


Brutish AND British, and with the Bulldog spirit looks.  :)

H.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: petercharlesfagg on May 07, 2013, 10:38:45 am
Friends,
My latest requisition:-

(http://photos.imageevent.com/petersplatters/modelrailway/_T2eC16FHJGgFFm5oBM53BRe56and3Fzex__60_12.JPG)

In your opinion is a pig in a poke or does it have potential?

It will probably require a complete overhaul, if not that the dust removal should help it's looks greatly!

I bought it because I liked the shape and the colour. 

Want a giggle?  Originally I thought that when adverts had BR in them it meant British Racing green!  The BR Green is not a pleasing colour to my eyes anyway, I am colourblind so a Blue loco is great!

Regards, Peter.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Paddy on May 07, 2013, 10:47:39 am
Friends,
My latest requisition:-

([url]http://photos.imageevent.com/petersplatters/modelrailway/_T2eC16FHJGgFFm5oBM53BRe56and3Fzex__60_12.JPG[/url])

In your opinion is a pig in a poke or does it have potential?

It will probably require a complete overhaul, if not that the dust removal should help it's looks greatly!

I bought it because I liked the shape and the colour. 

Want a giggle?  Originally I thought that when adverts had BR in them it meant British Racing green!  The BR Green is not a pleasing colour to my eyes anyway, I am colourblind so a Blue loco is great!

Regards, Peter.


Hi Peter,

Nice looking loco especially in blue - I have a King in "British Racing Green"!  ;)

By today's standards not the most detailed loco but they have a certain charm.  I am sure the new Castle will be a reality check for us though.

My King pulls well and behind a set of chocolate and cream coaches looks good.

Enjoy

Paddy

Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: H on May 07, 2013, 10:57:30 am

In your opinion is a pig in a poke or does it have potential?


Everything has potential for improvement even if it starts as a PIAP.

It is an older Poole designed model but appears to be a Chinese produced one so should have finer profile blackened wheels and a better paint finish. You could add details (like handrails, etc) and sort out that malnorished front bogie wheelset/truck.

H.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on May 07, 2013, 11:46:56 am
Peter: I think it's lovely. The BR blue was indeed a short- lived livery, but it has always looked smart in my humble opinion. I personally love the old Brunswick Green livery... the only colour for a diesel! But I stir people on here all the time about that.

Paddy is quite correct that the new model will have us thinking, but hey, from the usual viewing distance, ???? If it runs well it's Ok with me!! Especially when you are building a layout! Get it runnin' then worry about the locos!

Cheers, George
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Phil Hendry on May 07, 2013, 01:51:07 pm
What have I done? ...

My first Shapeways order - a pillbox (well, it seemed like a good idea - can be decaying beside the line, as per 2010 or so) and a Harsco rail grinder.  I have a couple of suitable Tomix tram chassis for the rail grinder, and the pillbox doesn't need one!

(http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd64/philhendry/TraiNs/DSCF2996.jpg)

(http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd64/philhendry/TraiNs/DSCF2995.jpg)

Cheers,
Phil

Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: petercharlesfagg on May 07, 2013, 06:41:32 pm

You could add details (like handrails, etc) and sort out that malnorished front bogie wheelset/truck.

H.
Thankyou "H"?

I would really like to improve anything that makes it look better, run better etc. but I am not super detail person!

Would you perhaps enlarge upon your suggestion as to how and where I source such items ready made, my eyesight and my shaking hands  are such that I couldn't imagine making them myself?

Regards, Peter.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: H on May 07, 2013, 08:23:06 pm

I would really like to improve anything that makes it look better, run better etc. but I am not super detail person!

Would you perhaps enlarge upon your suggestion as to how and where I source such items ready made,


You'll need to do the research yourself - I don't really have time to do it for you, but handrail wire is commonly available, handrails knobs available from the NGS and 2mmSA, paints from Railmatch and Phoenix, decals from Fox, and check out specialist suppliers like N Brass Loco, BHE and TPM for other bits. Also visit shows and talk to the traders and demonstrators.

H.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: H on May 07, 2013, 08:35:13 pm

 There's only one colour for BR diesels - GREEN.



Yeah, greens alright. Here's a couple of green diesels and electrics that you'll enjoy then;

(http://img585.imageshack.us/img585/4630/1001524a.jpg)

(http://img577.imageshack.us/img577/5228/1001320b.jpg)

(http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/6023/1001424q.jpg)

(http://img801.imageshack.us/img801/8814/1000372p.jpg)

H.



Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Mustermark on May 07, 2013, 08:47:20 pm
a pillbox (well, it seemed like a good idea - can be decaying beside the line, as per 2010 or so)

And if all else fails, you could actually keep pills in it... :laugh:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: upnick on May 07, 2013, 09:42:45 pm
What have I done? ...

My first Shapeways order - a pillbox (well, it seemed like a good idea - can be decaying beside the line, as per 2010 or so) and a Harsco rail grinder.  I have a couple of suitable Tomix tram chassis for the rail grinder, and the pillbox doesn't need one!

Cheers,
Phil

Look forward to seeing them  on the workbench Phil    ;) :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on May 07, 2013, 11:00:17 pm
Hi there H!

With the exception of D7612 (which is the green I'm thinking of), they are way out of my modelling period, but impressive beasties nevertheless. Thanks for posting them!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Chinahand on May 08, 2013, 09:15:28 am
At long last my Dapol 38xx has arrived from Osborn's Models.

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/58/thumb_5004.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=5004)

This is their limited edition (No. 14 of 150) which is detailed and re-numbered to 3850
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Trev on May 08, 2013, 10:35:37 am
That's going to look good with a rake of 100 coal wagons behind it  ;)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Chinahand on May 08, 2013, 10:51:51 am
That's going to look good with a rake of 100 coal wagons behind it  ;)

It's actually destined for long rake of china clay wagons.  :laugh:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Jerry Howlett on May 08, 2013, 03:13:39 pm
At long last my Dapol 38xx has arrived from Osborn's Models.

([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/58/thumb_5004.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=5004[/url])

This is their limited edition (No. 14 of 150) which is detailed and re-numbered to 3850


Unlike its foreign cousins that come with cow catchers, this seems to be fitted with a cow scarer!

Nice model tempting....
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Chinahand on May 08, 2013, 03:23:41 pm

Unlike its foreign cousins that come with cow catchers, this seems to be fitted with a cow scarer!

Yes that 'orrible Rapido has to come off and I've got 3 bags of detailing goodies that have to be added yet.



Nice model tempting....

Go on. You know you want to.  >:D
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Jerry Howlett on May 08, 2013, 03:34:55 pm
Chinahand!!

You have got too familiar with your own scenery,  look at the picture... Scaredy cows !!!


Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: anselm on May 08, 2013, 05:14:49 pm
A Dapol 9F Evening Star.   

Last year Dapol were unable to repair my Dapol 9F Evening Star and gave me a refund.  On Saturday I spotted a new one in the Bournemouth Model Railway Centre shop and got it for £99 (more than I paid for the original but good value for me).  If anyone is interested there is at least one other for sale.

Ian  :bounce:

Saturday: new 9F  :claphappy:
Tuesday: ran in for 45 minutes on slow speed and it locked solid.   :(
Wednesday: posted back to BMRC

Ian
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: upnick on May 08, 2013, 06:29:49 pm
Superb  loco   Trevor have you had it converted to DCC  yet ?   look  forward to seeing it with the China Clay wagons   ;)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Chinahand on May 08, 2013, 07:17:03 pm
Not yet Nick. I only got it on Saturday and I haven't decided which chip to put in it yet. I'm even toying with the possibility of sound.  :goggleeyes:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: upnick on May 09, 2013, 09:01:53 am
Not yet Nick. I only got it on Saturday and I haven't decided which chip to put in it yet. I'm even toying with the possibility of sound.  :goggleeyes:

Sound fitted is a very interesting possiblility Trevor keep  us  informed  about the loco   if you decide to have it fitted  ;)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: GC weathering on May 09, 2013, 01:42:29 pm
This is the story of a well travelled Warship - well one that has crossed the Atlantic 3 times recently! I found a very well priced Farish Warship at Kernow (GBP49.95 and for me being based overseas take off the VAT), so D815 'Druid' was despatched from Cornwall to Philadelphia. Back over the pond it went when I sent it off to GC Weathering for renumbering, renaming and weathering. I chose them cos they were advertising on the forum and I liked the look of their work. Finally back it came over the Atlantic for a final time, this time as a rather grubby D809 'Champion'

([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/59/thumb_4858.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=4858[/url])

Hats off to GC Weathering by the way. Fast turnaround, they checked in with me at every stage and even sent me a photo (above) to make sure I was happy. Which I was :D

Mike
Hi Mike, so pleased you like our work! We do try to get the weathering as close to the real thing as possible on any Gauge we work on and really enjoyed doing your Warship. Many thanks for your custom and if anybody on the forum is interested in what we can do please get in touch. Glen
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Luke Piewalker on May 10, 2013, 09:17:42 pm
No pictures I'm afraid, but I now have enough intercity Mk 4's for a full rake  :bounce:  :claphappy:  :laugh3: :D

Just need another FO and I'll be able to do a two-buffet pullman outfit too....  :goggleeyes:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: philwhite on May 10, 2013, 10:01:20 pm
Expanded my continental fleet with this small Fleischmann DRG 0-6-0, it has a tender motor and runs fantastically well like most Fleischmann do, almost silent, although it does have a few minor marks but for the price I got it for I really cannot complain. Picked this up along with the coach and wagons also in the photo, the coach in particular is exquisitely detailed.

(http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u468/philwhite166/IMAG0271_zpse3bdddab.jpg) (http://s1069.photobucket.com/user/philwhite166/media/IMAG0271_zpse3bdddab.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Chinahand on May 10, 2013, 11:03:50 pm
They look like some very nice aquisitions Phil. Look forward to seeing them running on your layout though I'm not sure how they will fit into a North American theme.  :confused2:  :laugh:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: stevieboy on May 11, 2013, 02:46:12 pm
After 6 weeks of no stock purchases and a week in bed with the mother of all flu's I needed a pick me up:

(http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a593/stevieboy-15/IMAG1219_zps93e6ab36.jpg)

The SR Brake is fantastic but the detail on the vans suprised me more, I'm sure Bachmann could invest in better images in their catalogues as they look nothing like they do in real life.

(http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a593/stevieboy-15/IMAG1217_zpsa8c67a58.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on May 11, 2013, 10:55:53 pm
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Beautiful. They are well detailed. There's certainly no reason to heap rubbish on British N these days.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: bluedepot on May 12, 2013, 06:32:56 pm
a few vehicles i got...

a tomytec lorry (a nissan)

(http://i782.photobucket.com/albums/yy103/bluedepot/my%20n%20gauge%20layout%20and%20models/134b801b-2828-41ed-b839-10a061fd1d4b_zpse56b0130.jpg) (http://s782.photobucket.com/user/bluedepot/media/my%20n%20gauge%20layout%20and%20models/134b801b-2828-41ed-b839-10a061fd1d4b_zpse56b0130.jpg.html)


this tomytec yellow truck thing, which doesn't really look like anything i've seen before in britain... but might get away with it on my layout...

(http://i782.photobucket.com/albums/yy103/bluedepot/my%20n%20gauge%20layout%20and%20models/cea491b1-f178-4d32-81c1-209e5ca37595_zps6beb0d7f.jpg) (http://s782.photobucket.com/user/bluedepot/media/my%20n%20gauge%20layout%20and%20models/cea491b1-f178-4d32-81c1-209e5ca37595_zps6beb0d7f.jpg.html)

some kato forklift trucks, that look a bit oversize to me, but guess they come in many sizes in real life...

(http://i782.photobucket.com/albums/yy103/bluedepot/my%20n%20gauge%20layout%20and%20models/bba6ef4f-68f6-48eb-acf2-8df2ba9dd753_zps7a383045.jpg) (http://s782.photobucket.com/user/bluedepot/media/my%20n%20gauge%20layout%20and%20models/bba6ef4f-68f6-48eb-acf2-8df2ba9dd753_zps7a383045.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Dock Shunter on May 12, 2013, 08:14:53 pm
After 6 weeks of no stock purchases and a week in bed with the mother of all flu's I needed a pick me up:

([url]http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a593/stevieboy-15/IMAG1219_zps93e6ab36.jpg[/url])


I had no Idea Sharwoods Sweet and Sour was good for relieving flu symptoms........ :D
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: stevieboy on May 12, 2013, 08:37:09 pm
 :laughabovepost:

I tried everything and found it worked the best!

I've not got it yet, as I've just won it on Evil Bay, but I'm now an owner of a Farish EWS Class 08! I wasn't interested in the new weathered one so glad to finally get my hands on one.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Ollie3440 on May 12, 2013, 08:44:06 pm
After 6 weeks of no stock purchases and a week in bed with the mother of all flu's I needed a pick me up:

([url]http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a593/stevieboy-15/IMAG1219_zps93e6ab36.jpg[/url])


Looking good, i can't help but think that i've seen the exact wagons before :P

Ollie
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: stevieboy on May 12, 2013, 09:02:22 pm
Funny that!

I don't think this rake will end up like my 16T Minerals, might stop at 7 to 11 tops!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: longbridge on May 13, 2013, 04:12:40 am
Expanded my continental fleet with this small Fleischmann DRG 0-6-0, it has a tender motor and runs fantastically well like most Fleischmann do, almost silent, although it does have a few minor marks but for the price I got it for I really cannot complain. Picked this up along with the coach and wagons also in the photo, the coach in particular is exquisitely detailed.

([url]http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u468/philwhite166/IMAG0271_zpse3bdddab.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1069.photobucket.com/user/philwhite166/media/IMAG0271_zpse3bdddab.jpg.html[/url])


Great buy Phil, I always have a soft spot for European Railways, very neat quality products.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Agrafarfan on May 14, 2013, 06:34:09 pm

Sorry for the poor quality pictures. I just got these yesterday, they are 10 ton insulated box vans br light blue.
They have very good detail blue ribben.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Arrachogaidh on May 16, 2013, 07:39:16 pm
Here we have four locos received today from Millfield Models. All conversions.
37602 & 37605 in DRS for my Nuclear Traffic. (without headlamp though as Bernard doesn't have any left.... They'll get added later.) 37605 37602 6S99 6M98 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44f1dWmDeRQ#ws)
40162 a Haymarket based loco http://www.flickr.com/photos/brblueperiod/5301209249/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/brblueperiod/5301209249/#)
D211 Mauretania as used on Perth to London trains http://www.flickr.com/photos/david_christie/6330685027/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/david_christie/6330685027/#)

(http://www.arrachogaidh.eu/Locos.jpg)

Very nice work from Pauline.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on May 16, 2013, 11:06:02 pm
Very nice. Especially the GREEN one.  :D
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Chinahand on May 17, 2013, 01:48:37 am
Very nice. Especially the GREEN one.  :D

Hmmm.  :hmmm: Where does the coal go in and the smoke come out though ?  :D
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on May 17, 2013, 02:06:22 am
Good point! However, that's the very reason I like the green stuff. You can run growlers and chuffers at the same time (and I grew up in that era.... oops, now I'm feelin' old....) :uneasy:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: kiwi1941 on May 17, 2013, 05:26:30 am
37602 & 37605 in DRS for my Nuclear Traffic.

On the You Tube original there is an unanswered post "why did this working need the barriers was it to provide extra brake force?" Does any one know the answer? Brian
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: EtchedPixels on May 17, 2013, 10:25:55 am
Runners serve several purposes

- keeping hazardous loads a safe distance from the crew (crew have unions passengers standing on platforms don't  ;) ). For a long time it was also the regulations and there were no easy opt-outs

- spreading the axle load (eg the runners on some of the steel trains)

- providing brake force

and my understanding is the nuclear runners were there for the dangerous goods rules.

Certain kinds of more dangerous nuclear waste (eg from the submarine reactor cores) would be accompanied by other vehicles too - DRS have support vehicles for this when moving sone MOD flasks.

http://www.departmentals.com/photo/9419 (http://www.departmentals.com/photo/9419)

which carry Civil Nuclear Constabulary or MoD Police (ie scary people with weapons)


Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Arrachogaidh on May 17, 2013, 01:09:59 pm
37602 & 37605 in DRS for my Nuclear Traffic.

On the You Tube original there is an unanswered post "why did this working need the barriers was it to provide extra brake force?" Does any one know the answer? Brian

As EP indicates it is the safety aspect and practice on this route as far as I know. Only ever seen them up here with barrier runners.

Brian
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: stevieboy on May 17, 2013, 06:09:13 pm
Such is my will power at the moment, I went in to Rails for switches and point motors and came away with this and no switches or point motors:

(http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a593/stevieboy-15/IMAG1238_zpsd0b78127.jpg)

Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: scotsoft on May 17, 2013, 06:12:30 pm
Such is my will power at the moment, I went in to Rails for switches and point motors and came away with this and no switches or point motors:

That's the way to do it  :claphappy:  :claphappy:  :claphappy:

You are an inspiration to us all  :smiley-laughing:  :smiley-laughing:  :smiley-laughing:

cheers John.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: newportnobby on May 17, 2013, 10:05:20 pm
So easily done, Stevie.
At least the new class 20 is streets ahead of the old one detail wise
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on May 17, 2013, 11:13:36 pm
Yeah... point motors and switches.... BORING. How nice is that? And it's my favourite colour - BR GREEN!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: kiwi1941 on May 17, 2013, 11:40:56 pm
Runners serve several purposes

Thanks EP and Brian. I've seen video of civil nuclear flask trains without runners, especially on the Barrow coast, and just wondered if there was a specific reason for using them on some operations and not others. The naval workings certainly do look awesome. Brian
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: upnick on May 18, 2013, 10:13:06 am
Such is my will power at the moment, I went in to Rails for switches and point motors and came away with this and no switches or point motors:

That's the way to do it  :claphappy:  :claphappy:  :claphappy:

You are an inspiration to us all  :smiley-laughing:  :smiley-laughing:  :smiley-laughing:

cheers John.

Sounds about right to me   :smiley-laughing: :claphappy: :claphappy:

Nice loco   like the  green paint  better than   the blue   ;)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: stevieboy on May 18, 2013, 11:04:08 am
Green is really growing on me, it used to be my least favourite livery.

I have looked at a few blue 20's now and the yellow ends have all looked a little off colour, or is it just me?
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on May 18, 2013, 12:56:37 pm
Oooh... now it's gettin' serious.... swaying blue fans over to green?   Eeeek! If it helps, just think along the lines of.... the only colour for an MG or a Mini Cooper is British Racing Green.....  :D
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Jerry Howlett on May 18, 2013, 01:30:48 pm
Are we forming our very own NGF branch of the GREEN PARTY ?.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: H on May 18, 2013, 08:58:27 pm

the only colour for an MG or a Mini Cooper is British Racing Green.


Or just think Wedgewood, Cobalt, Sky, Air Force, Cornflower, Navy, Prussian, Azure, Denin, Midnight, Electric, Indigo, True, Sapphire and BR - all types of blue.

And sing 'blue is colour, football is the game . . . '
 :D

H.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Chetcombe on May 18, 2013, 09:07:28 pm

the only colour for an MG or a Mini Cooper is British Racing Green.


Or just think Wedgewood, Cobalt, Sky, Air Force, Cornflower, Navy, Prussian, Azure, Denin, Midnight, Electric, Indigo, True, Sapphire and BR - all types of blue.

And sing 'blue is colour, football is the game . . . '
 :D

H.

I think that is the second time (at least!) that you have sneaked in a reference to Chelsea on the shaky premise of a likeness to BR Blue! :laugh:

Hopefully my lads can see off Watford on the 27th and join the blues in the premier league next season :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: H on May 18, 2013, 09:53:43 pm

I think that is the second time (at least!) that you have sneaked in a reference to Chelsea on the shaky premise of a likeness to BR Blue


Certainly not - I can't stand Chelsea. That's why I didn't mention them - just that it's a catchy tune.

My team is the mighty Lions so I'm not exactly keen on C Palace either, with their silly thunderbirds look-a-like kits, although I'll admit to being at Villa Park when they beat Liverpool in the semi-final of the FA cup all those years ago.

Good luck to Watford.

H
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on May 18, 2013, 11:45:35 pm
I don't care about any of that. Sunderland are safe!

Jerry, interestingly, for years, the leader of the GREENS here in Australia was a bloke called Bob BROWN!  :dunce:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Chetcombe on May 18, 2013, 11:54:10 pm

I think that is the second time (at least!) that you have sneaked in a reference to Chelsea on the shaky premise of a likeness to BR Blue


Certainly not - I can't stand Chelsea. That's why I didn't mention them - just that it's a catchy tune.

My team is the mighty Lions so I'm not exactly keen on C Palace either, with their silly thunderbirds look-a-like kits, although I'll admit to being at Villa Park when they beat Liverpool in the semi-final of the FA cup all those years ago.

Good luck to Watford.

H

Well at least we are agreed on a mutual dislike of Chelski

As for the Palace Thunderbird kits, well at least they are better than the Brazil kit they had as their away kit a few years ago. Talk about over hyping things - Barcelona look-alikes for the home kit and Brazil for the away ???

As for the Watford comment... well I guess we all have pecking order of who we want to win or lose in any given fixture and I would probably want Watford to win a match against Millwall :wave:

Anyway, recognizing that discussions about football, politics or religion rarely end nicely, I'd better leave it there :-X
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Pengi on May 19, 2013, 08:28:21 am
Anyway, recognizing that discussions about football, politics or religion rarely end nicely, I'd better leave it there :-X
:thankyousign:

(http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k540/PendythePendolino/Voyager031_zpse2c5e5bd.jpg)

Here's the latest arrivals at St Clements

A London Midland Desiro 350-2

A Dapol Voyager 221 (slightly out of focus)

The Desiro was purchased from Modeller's Mecca using the 10% discount. The order was dealt with by Lucy, packaged and sent on the day and I received it yesterday. Excellent customer service from Lucy. Have removed the ugly Rapido couplings from the ends - anyone know where I can get some proper Desiro end couplings?

The Voyager I got second hand from eBay. Using the 'Make Offer' I got it for £15.01 less than the 'Buy it Now price'. It is considerably faster then the Farish version but the light covers are not as well-detailed as the Farish. My Farish V Voyager may become my first attempt at changing the livery on a model.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on May 19, 2013, 11:02:12 am
Hey, Pengi! Way out of my time period, but great looking stock, AND, an awesome photo!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Jerry Howlett on May 19, 2013, 12:31:14 pm
Well after a nearly a year of inactivity other than constructing the card city I finally spent £30 on some unpainted Dapol Grain wagons and some transf (oops) Decals from the NGS shop.  Loco is Union Mills and the brake an old minitrix both have had a coat of grime or two. MUST get around to ballasting ....

(http://i1223.photobucket.com/albums/dd518/JerryHowlett/P5190015_zps0033c359.jpg) (http://s1223.photobucket.com/user/JerryHowlett/media/P5190015_zps0033c359.jpg.html)
(http://i1223.photobucket.com/albums/dd518/JerryHowlett/P5190020_zpsa62ef107.jpg) (http://s1223.photobucket.com/user/JerryHowlett/media/P5190020_zpsa62ef107.jpg.html)
(http://i1223.photobucket.com/albums/dd518/JerryHowlett/P5190016_zps36d01e48.jpg) (http://s1223.photobucket.com/user/JerryHowlett/media/P5190016_zps36d01e48.jpg.html)
(http://i1223.photobucket.com/albums/dd518/JerryHowlett/P5190007_zps6ecb9ce8.jpg) (http://s1223.photobucket.com/user/JerryHowlett/media/P5190007_zps6ecb9ce8.jpg.html)
(http://i1223.photobucket.com/albums/dd518/JerryHowlett/P5190004_zps8b0229b6.jpg) (http://s1223.photobucket.com/user/JerryHowlett/media/P5190004_zps8b0229b6.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Alex on May 19, 2013, 01:32:55 pm
Hi Jerry,

Very nice looking rake of wagons, well done.

Alex :wave:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: d-a-n on May 19, 2013, 05:19:19 pm
I was passing The Locoshed and decided to buy the triple pack of Weathered TTA Shell wagons


Great models, check out my review here http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=1609.0 (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=1609.0)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Trev on May 19, 2013, 05:32:43 pm
My latest acquisition via Ebay
The Pannier is the first GWR loco I've bought as all my other stock is LMS but at £22 and in relatively good condition, I thought it might be good working a branch train into the bay on my forthcoming main layout.
Also pleased with the 2 wagons for about £5 each including P&P. The collieries that were at Llay is only about 20 miles away from me.

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/58/thumb_5119.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=5119)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on May 20, 2013, 12:00:59 am
Jerry: Good one!  :thumbsup: That entire train looks great, and set against the brick townscape and running across those arches - well, you really have captured the atmosphere of the 50's and 60's. If I can replicate that when I tackle my townscape, then I'll be a very happy little Vegemite. (let me know if you don't know what Vegemite is).

Oh, and yeah.... you'd better get that track ballasted.  :D

d-a-n: Firstly congrats on your Photo comp result!  :camera: I have just read your review - very informative! I notice you have a knuckle coupler on one end... shunting in rakes, I presume? They're great looking wagons... I've always thought they were out of my modelling period, but maybe not? Could they run on a late 50's early 60's layout?

Trev: That's a nice looking Pannier. Is it Poole Farish? If it is, it looks better than I remember them. How's it run? Price was certainly good! And as you say, there's nothing that so quintessentially captures the GW atmosphere as a pannier sitting in the bay platform of a country station.

Great posts, guys!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: steam-driven boy on May 21, 2013, 12:51:16 pm
Hi,
Just arrived from Kernow Model Rail Centre:
Class 121 GWR150
When I ordered this back in December 2010 I would never have thought there still wouldn't be a layout to put under it  :'(
Will run it in on the rolling road later  8)

Regards, Gerry.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: newportnobby on May 21, 2013, 01:02:34 pm
Well after a nearly a year of inactivity other than constructing the card city I finally spent £30 on some unpainted Dapol Grain wagons and some transf (oops) Decals from the NGS shop.  Loco is Union Mills and the brake an old minitrix both have had a coat of grime or two. MUST get around to ballasting ....



Very nice, Jerry :thumbsup:
Suitably grotty
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Only Me on May 21, 2013, 05:04:15 pm
Class 33
Class 33
Bagged a Gem from the bay this week, Bachmann Collectors Club No. 175 of 504

Minimodal Class 33
(http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/h407/churcp/5B0E0EB4-E2B2-4082-AA25-81A99A037A7D-2182-0000032902A390AF.jpg)
A snip at £35 :D
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Phil Hendry on May 21, 2013, 09:23:49 pm
Lovely looking model!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: EtchedPixels on May 21, 2013, 11:24:05 pm
Now you just need some minimodal containers ;-)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on May 21, 2013, 11:35:36 pm
Good one! I must admit I didn't know it ever ran in those colours! Thanks!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: longbridge on May 22, 2013, 12:29:54 pm
Latest models that I got last weekend, I have others but they are duplicates of what I have already posted, I have a very nice collection of small steam and diesel locos now, my taste has been slowly turning from LMS to GWR, I traded all of my tender locos for small locos and larger tank engines, as a kid I loved the big express engines but as I have got older I have a preference for little ones.

(http://i42.tinypic.com/2uthwtj.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: bbdave on May 22, 2013, 07:38:14 pm
I got home today to some belated birthday gifts a Dapol 58 EWS and some mini monster box wagons out of choice I would have avoided Dapol due to nothing I've had from them has ever worked well and back up service has been non existant but as I have not paid for this I'll give it a chance and it was a very kind and well thought out gift.

I am impressed with the looks and so far running in is going well so fingers crossed

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The wagons and train not sure it would have pulled these and the flats but I'm sure I'll be advised, what would the wagons have carried?

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Dave
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on May 22, 2013, 11:06:57 pm
Hey, NICE gifts! Totally out of my era, but if anyone presented me with those I'd be very happy. I'd run 'em anyhow.

George
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: bbdave on May 23, 2013, 05:24:59 am
So far so good I have done the running in and it has been flawless not a stutter from it so it looks like a good un it is very smooth and quiet. I don't have an era just running what I like really.

Dave
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: scottishlocos on May 23, 2013, 07:34:45 am
Hi Dave

Loco and wagons look good I think these are used for spoil and spent ballast from engineering works on the track they are low sided so they don't get overloaded and are cut down mega box wagons.

Hope that helps

Regards

Dave
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: bbdave on May 23, 2013, 02:52:56 pm
Thanks that's handy to know I think I'll make some loads up for them.

Dave
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: trainsdownunder on May 24, 2013, 10:26:07 am
Been thinking about a small town layout which resulted in a couple of recent bargains.

First Trolley has a small bogey covering missing but other than that runs fine - US 19.87 inc PP


Bought this lot as non runners AUD $41.68 inc PP


After a clean up and all the solid grease and gunk removed the 2 Brill Trolleys are now fine. Just need a new bulb in one end of the Christmas one.


Again clean up and de-grease, followed by re-oil etc means the IC runs okay (ready for Ebay)


Full strip on the little steamer has revealed that brushes are worn and jamming the motor. Temp repair has it running but new brushes etc on order. Will sell on when completed.


All in all very pleased. Now got to think about that Trolley layout !
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Gooner1953 on May 24, 2013, 10:37:55 am
I've received back from Douglas Stewart at Wickness (http://www.wicknessmodels.co.uk/ (http://www.wicknessmodels.co.uk/)) my Black 5 and Hall that he was converting to DCC sound. I'm well chuffed (sorry about that!) with the final result.

Douglas always posts a video of the converted loco for his customers to view before final payment which is a nice touch..

Black 5 Graham Farish Black 5 DCC Sound Conversion (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oo8bc_ZArsg#)
Hall Dapol Hall Class DCC Sound Conversion (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5xT9_qe1kQ#)

I've already got one of his Warship conversions, just need to decide what to send him next month!

Cheers
Nick
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on May 24, 2013, 01:26:45 pm
Cool!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: bigbob on May 24, 2013, 08:19:57 pm
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v358/sas1/977489_10151675480158764_1990723835_o_zps21386034.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/sas1/media/977489_10151675480158764_1990723835_o_zps21386034.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: stevieboy on May 24, 2013, 08:23:34 pm
([url]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v358/sas1/977489_10151675480158764_1990723835_o_zps21386034.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://smg.photobucket.com/user/sas1/media/977489_10151675480158764_1990723835_o_zps21386034.jpg.html[/url])


How does it run? Quirky looking, but could find its way into my layout!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: bigbob on May 24, 2013, 08:32:12 pm
Very smooth and plenty of power to pull anything!!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: ianz on May 24, 2013, 10:32:03 pm
just purchased this via ebay for £37 with scale bogie from N Brass Locos, I love the Stanier Black 5`s

(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Graham-Farish-Stanier-Black-5-4-6-0-loco-/00/s/NDgwWDY0MA==/z/fZMAAOxyY3ZRkkMl/$(KGrHqJ,!qQFE6D9lWMFBRkkMlV7i!~~60_12.JPG)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on May 24, 2013, 11:48:53 pm
Very smooth and plenty of power to pull anything!!
But, as someone else on this forum pointed out, a face only a mother could love.....  :D
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Pete Mc on May 25, 2013, 01:35:33 am
Hmmm,as I have only seen a class 70 once in the flesh,or metal,when it came through Doncaster whilst I was parked up,I thought at that time,what a truely,monstrously,catastrophically ugly thing it was.

Funny thing is,that when I saw it at a show,York I think,my mind started to change a bit.I'm now thinking its ugliness is charming.I once owned an MG Maestro so I know ugliness and that car was charm personified,well,it was to me anyway.

Anyway,as with the class 66's,I'm now thinking that perhaps I may at some point buy one and a 66.At this moment in time though,I'm going to continue buying sound decoders and DCC soundamabobbing the loco's,dmu's and hst's that I already have.I'm doing my class 47 at the moment,its much easier than the class 24,then a class 20 is up next.

With Wigan only a few weeks away,I have no new loco's on my to buy list so I guess a little bit of pcb with some bits on and wires attached is what I'll be coming home with,or two!!

Pete
 :Class31: :Class37: :NGaugersRule:
 
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Ollie3440 on May 25, 2013, 08:25:15 pm
I decided to treat myself to our new arrivals at work :D
(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii309/olliereading1123/N%20Gauge/SDC15729.jpg) (http://s267.photobucket.com/user/olliereading1123/media/N%20Gauge/SDC15729.jpg.html)

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii309/olliereading1123/N%20Gauge/SDC15730.jpg) (http://s267.photobucket.com/user/olliereading1123/media/N%20Gauge/SDC15730.jpg.html)

It's such a nice runner and has so far had two hours of perfect running :D

Ollie

 :NGaugersRule:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on May 25, 2013, 11:23:33 pm
I think I'm starting to like it! And let's face it, it is GREEN with YELLOW bits, just like me favourite diesels of old....  ;D
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: newportnobby on May 26, 2013, 02:11:43 pm
Too bilious for me, both in shape and livery.
Now, Ian's Black 5........ :drool:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: EtchedPixels on May 26, 2013, 10:19:56 pm
Certain kinds of more dangerous nuclear waste (eg from the submarine reactor cores) would be accompanied by other vehicles too - DRS have support vehicles for this when moving sone MOD flasks.

[url]http://www.departmentals.com/photo/9419[/url] ([url]http://www.departmentals.com/photo/9419[/url])


Which I hadn't realised was the DRS Mark 2 vehicle Farish were doing. Picture at

http://www.bachmann.co.uk/image_box.php?image=images1/farish/374-681.jpg&cat_no=374-681&info=0&width=650&height=191 (http://www.bachmann.co.uk/image_box.php?image=images1/farish/374-681.jpg&cat_no=374-681&info=0&width=650&height=191)

Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: johnlambert on May 28, 2013, 08:24:21 pm
From a month ago:

(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j154/fourwheelsteer/Train%20and%20model%20rail%20stuff/Model%20Locomotives/Photo0136_zps17689c7f.jpg) (http://s79.photobucket.com/user/fourwheelsteer/media/Train%20and%20model%20rail%20stuff/Model%20Locomotives/Photo0136_zps17689c7f.jpg.html)

From a couple of weeks ago:

Graham Farish Class 42 Warship and two Mk1 coaches (Second Open in Carmine/Cream and First Open Chocolate/Cream) - I do love the Mk1 coaches - both with "W" prefix running numbers.

(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j154/fourwheelsteer/Train%20and%20model%20rail%20stuff/Model%20Locomotives/100_4201_zps1aa40df2.jpg) (http://s79.photobucket.com/user/fourwheelsteer/media/Train%20and%20model%20rail%20stuff/Model%20Locomotives/100_4201_zps1aa40df2.jpg.html)

(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j154/fourwheelsteer/Train%20and%20model%20rail%20stuff/Model%20Locomotives/100_4202_zpse3d7ec43.jpg) (http://s79.photobucket.com/user/fourwheelsteer/media/Train%20and%20model%20rail%20stuff/Model%20Locomotives/100_4202_zpse3d7ec43.jpg.html)

(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j154/fourwheelsteer/Train%20and%20model%20rail%20stuff/Model%20Rolling%20Stock/100_4203_zps1d5e0f2a.jpg) (http://s79.photobucket.com/user/fourwheelsteer/media/Train%20and%20model%20rail%20stuff/Model%20Rolling%20Stock/100_4203_zps1d5e0f2a.jpg.html)

I also picked up two more Chocolate and Cream Mk1 coaches at Railex, which I need to photograph.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on May 28, 2013, 11:10:59 pm
Love the Warship! Can't read the nameplate though - what's it called?
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: johnlambert on May 29, 2013, 06:49:40 am
The Warship is D823 Hermes
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Only Me on May 29, 2013, 04:32:06 pm
Please welcome Lisa, Alison, Janice & Jeanette to the Depot :D

(http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/h407/churcp/C19607A1-ED4A-4E70-B376-D6D58F5241E4-1205-0000013A1761AE93.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Phil Hendry on May 30, 2013, 07:39:05 am
Please welcome Lisa, Alison, Janice & Jeanette to the Depot :D

([url]http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/h407/churcp/C19607A1-ED4A-4E70-B376-D6D58F5241E4-1205-0000013A1761AE93.jpg[/url])

Nice!!!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: steam-driven boy on May 30, 2013, 02:03:22 pm
Hi,
My snappery of 70003 which arrived this morning:


Really looks superb  8)

Regards, Gerry.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Sprintex on May 30, 2013, 02:10:30 pm
Really looks superb  8)

It looks superb through really dark glasses? :laugh:


Paul
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: stevieboy on May 30, 2013, 02:59:13 pm
I was going avoid it but having seen them pictures I think I'm off to Rails!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: hairygit on May 30, 2013, 03:01:55 pm
I'll get this one in before Sprintex does, Don't forget your guide dog! :D
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Phil Hendry on May 30, 2013, 03:59:24 pm
It's certainly well-detailed, and a good rendition of the real thing, but I still think it's really ugly!

Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: MinZaPint on May 30, 2013, 04:08:08 pm
Hi,
My snappery of 70003 which arrived this morning:


Really looks superb  8)

Regards, Gerry.

Hi "Steam-Driven Boy" where do you put the coal in  ???
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Phil Hendry on May 30, 2013, 04:20:37 pm
Today's arrivals...

(http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd64/philhendry/TraiNs/DSCF3019.jpg)

Eight BBAs from Chivers/Slimrails and most of the bits of a point from Wayne - still needs instructions, but looking very interesting so far!

Cheers,
Phil
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: bigbob on May 30, 2013, 06:26:23 pm
8 new hoppers so the 70 can get out an earn it`s wages :)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v358/sas1/969575_10151685391418764_111222848_n_zps8b88ebf3.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/sas1/media/969575_10151685391418764_111222848_n_zps8b88ebf3.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Only Me on May 30, 2013, 06:30:56 pm
I think you need to invest some more money in foundations for your houses, they look precarious on that slope  :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: bigbob on May 30, 2013, 06:35:27 pm
I think you need to invest some more money in foundations for your houses, they look precarious on that slope  :smiley-laughing:

I called the Council but you know what they`re like :)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Arrachogaidh on May 30, 2013, 10:09:19 pm
8 new hoppers so the 70 can get out an earn it`s wages :)


Only 8. Even 66's haul 21 in my neck of the woods........

 :P :P :P
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: bigbob on May 30, 2013, 10:26:14 pm
8 new hoppers so the 70 can get out an earn it`s wages :)


Only 8. Even 66's haul 21 in my neck of the woods........

 :P :P :P

It`s all they had in  :D
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: steam-driven boy on May 31, 2013, 07:56:20 am
Hi,
Hi "Steam-Driven Boy" where do you put the coal in  ???

 :laughabovepost: In the HHAs as so nicely demonstrated by bigbob  :thumbsup: for sure  :D
Although there'll be other loads for it to haul in due time, and when there's that layout to put under it all  :doh:
As previously mentioned on another topic, it's the 'boy' that's 'steam-driven' of course - my tastes in motive power range from steam/diesel/electric through to my Union Pacific gas turbine - behind the U50s:
If one were available I wouldn't hesitate in adding one of these:
NYC Jet Car M-497 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pB-PGnF-B0#)

Regards, Gerry  8)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: upnick on May 31, 2013, 10:09:57 am
Hi  Gerry,   

Great line up  of   U.S    locos  i  have versions of both they will   haul  a   long train all   day happily  ;)

Kato   did  release the   NYC  Jet Car as  one of  our members  Fifer  reviewed  here  they do come up from time to time on  ebay  &  Kato could rerelease them   yet  :claphappy:

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=3904.0 (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=3904.0)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: steam-driven boy on May 31, 2013, 10:28:45 am
Hi Nick,
Kato   did  release the   NYC  Jet Car as  one of  our members  Fifer  reviewed  here  they do come up from time to time on  ebay  &  Kato could rerelease them   yet  :claphappy:
Thanks for the link to the Fifer review, I did a search a few days ago but must have missed that, I did see an image of the Kato but without any information on it so assumed I'd already missed out  :( and then, naturally, couldn't find it again - I must remember to bookmark stuff  :doh: :-[
You may remember from previous postings that the U50s are in need of relivery from the totally fictitious ones in the piccie, naturally that hasn't happened yet either - still planning on a couple of UP and one SP  :drool: They do look mighty pretty as they are though so will continue to enjoy them that way until I'm fit enough to open the 'to do' drawer again  ;)

Regards, Gerry  8)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: upnick on May 31, 2013, 12:55:27 pm
Yes i  remember the U50's Gerry  they are Kato / Con  Cor  best of both worlds  with the Kato   works   :D 

Kato  did  have  a video on their Kato USA  site when the  NYC  was in production see if i can find  it for you  i'll   post here.   
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: NeMo on May 31, 2013, 11:36:57 pm
Spent the day in London with the good lady wife, and while on Oxford Street, nipped into the 'Wheels of Steel' at Grays Antique Market (close to Bond Street tube station). I picked up a set of three SPA wagons (with loads) plus a single OCA wagon, all in EWS livery, for £25.

Jeff doesn't always have a lot of UK N-gauge stuff, though usually enough to make a visit worthwhile, but this time he had lots of good stuff. Lots of post-privatisation locos and EMUs (from £40 upwards); lots of wagons (from Big Four through to modern stuff, from £4 upwards); a bunch of almost new Farish coaches (maroon and chocolate/cream so far as I can tell); and almost a job-lot of Hornby Lyddle End buildings for around £6-12 a piece.

So this posting is as much a "heads up" as anything else. Definitely worth swinging by if you're in this part of London during the next week or two. The market is closed weekends, unfortunately.

Cheers, NeMo

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/58/thumb_5295.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=5295)
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/58/thumb_5294.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=5294)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: scotsoft on May 31, 2013, 11:40:37 pm
You certainly got a bargain there NeMo  :thumbsup:

cheers John.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Sprintex on May 31, 2013, 11:42:13 pm
I've been past there loads of times and never even knew there was a market!  :doh:


Paul
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on May 31, 2013, 11:49:37 pm
Certainly a canny purchase. Those loads look good!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Railwaygun on June 01, 2013, 09:44:52 am
Wheels of steel is the last train shop left in central London (MZ of Holborn is closed for redevelopment). I always pop in for a chat and a browse ( 2 mins from Bond St tube)


Always worth a visit as he has  a good turnover of stock and there is a nice cafe in the basement

( no cards so bring ££££)

Nick R

Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: NeMo on June 01, 2013, 10:03:54 am
Quite right Nick, should have mentioned that. Jeff also takes cheques though, so you don't have to carry around a fistful of notes!

You're right about London not having much by way of model shops anymore. Even including outer London there's not much. About the only one I've been to with a really decent range of N is Kent Garden Railways in St Mary Cray. Am I missing any others of note?

Cheers, NeMo
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: trainsdownunder on June 01, 2013, 10:42:49 am
I can still remember Beatties being the place to go.

Their old premises was taken over by Modelzone and has closed down, but they are re-opening in New Oxford Street this weekend according to the website.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: scottishlocos on June 01, 2013, 03:24:16 pm
Hi all

Got a Dapol Class 27 after Christmas and finally got some suitable wagons for it last weekend got a wee bonus from work so got a couple of OBA's train as modelled in my Strathore Yard layout could be going to the MOD depot at Roysth or Crombie

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/58/thumb_5309.JPG) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=5309)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/58/thumb_5308.JPG) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=5308)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/58/thumb_5307.JPG) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=5307)

Kind Regards

Dave
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on June 01, 2013, 11:34:40 pm
That's a nice looking loco.

George
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: portland-docks on June 02, 2013, 11:31:43 am
I've received back from Douglas Stewart at Wickness ([url]http://www.wicknessmodels.co.uk/[/url] ([url]http://www.wicknessmodels.co.uk/[/url])) my Black 5 and Hall that he was converting to DCC sound. I'm well chuffed (sorry about that!) with the final result.

Douglas always posts a video of the converted loco for his customers to view before final payment which is a nice touch..

Black 5 Graham Farish Black 5 DCC Sound Conversion ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oo8bc_ZArsg#[/url])
Hall Dapol Hall Class DCC Sound Conversion ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5xT9_qe1kQ#[/url])

I've already got one of his Warship conversions, just need to decide what to send him next month!

Cheers
Nick


Whats the cost to convert your locos?
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: bigbob on June 02, 2013, 12:52:51 pm
Just bought this job lot, few bits i will keep for mine, will probably break the track up depending on what its like then sell off what i don`t need.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v358/sas1/jublot6_zps146d031b.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/sas1/media/jublot6_zps146d031b.jpg.html)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v358/sas1/joblot4_zps72d430d0.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/sas1/media/joblot4_zps72d430d0.jpg.html)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v358/sas1/joblot3_zps2a34e5e0.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/sas1/media/joblot3_zps2a34e5e0.jpg.html)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v358/sas1/joblot2_zps257a6aa8.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/sas1/media/joblot2_zps257a6aa8.jpg.html)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v358/sas1/joblot1_zpsa36a1571.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/sas1/media/joblot1_zpsa36a1571.jpg.html)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v358/sas1/joblot_zps99922e20.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/sas1/media/joblot_zps99922e20.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Gooner1953 on June 02, 2013, 01:23:43 pm
I've received back from Douglas Stewart at Wickness ([url]http://www.wicknessmodels.co.uk/[/url] ([url]http://www.wicknessmodels.co.uk/[/url])) my Black 5 and Hall that he was converting to DCC sound. I'm well chuffed (sorry about that!) with the final result.

Douglas always posts a video of the converted loco for his customers to view before final payment which is a nice touch..

Black 5 Graham Farish Black 5 DCC Sound Conversion ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oo8bc_ZArsg#[/url])
Hall Dapol Hall Class DCC Sound Conversion ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5xT9_qe1kQ#[/url])

I've already got one of his Warship conversions, just need to decide what to send him next month!

Cheers
Nick


Whats the cost to convert your locos?


It varies from depending on the loco. The variable bit is really down to the cost of labour. For instance the cost of the Black 5 can be broken down into decoder/sound file cost of £105 (Loksound V4) which is about the norm. Labour costs came to £70, higher than usual because, as Douglas put it, it was a 'Bit of a bugger to convert ..'. The the fitting of the decoder was straightforward but Douglas then had to spend a lot of time tweaking the pickup system. The problem you have with sound decoders is that you really do need uninterruptable power. Douglas tweaked the pickups and then hard-wired the loco pickups back to the tender as the connection was very poor.

The Hall cost circa £105 for the decoder and sound file (Zimo in this one) whilst labour costs came to £60. The installation was a bit more straightforward and the pickups were a lot better than the Black 5.

Overall I think that Douglas at Wickness charges a fair price, particularly considering the amount of work he does fettling pickups etc. On the Black 5 he also tweaked it to get rid of the traction tyres and thus improve pickup.

Both the Black 5 and the Dapol Hall were brand new from Hattons, I just got Hattons to send them direct to Douglas. The Warship on the other hand was supplied by Douglas with sound installed. For that he charged £240. You can see other locos supplied with sound at http://www.wicknessmodels.co.uk/online-store/shop/dcc-sound-fitted-locos?vmcchk=1 (http://www.wicknessmodels.co.uk/online-store/shop/dcc-sound-fitted-locos?vmcchk=1)

I would be happy to recommend Douglas/Wickness to anyone. He does a first class job and is well aware of the need to look at issues like pickups etc. He does not charge anything 'up front' but waits to receive the loco and, once he is satisfied that he can do a sound conversion, he charges you for the decoder/sound file. He also gives you an estimate of labour costs at this stage. When the installation is complete, he videos it and sends you a link to the relevant YouTube page. The 2 videos I posted are of my locos. He then charges you for the labour costs and any P&P.

I'm now trying to work out which of my locos to send him next! Probably my Class 122 bubble car...

Hope this helps..
Nick
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Trev on June 02, 2013, 10:19:40 pm
My purchases at the NGS AGM.
Very surprised at the colour difference between the inspection saloon and the Stove R.

One question if any one knows the answer please -  The Stove R - how would they have been used, what sort of train configuration would have included one.

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/58/thumb_5321.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=5321)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/58/thumb_5322.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=5322)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/58/thumb_5323.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=5323)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on June 02, 2013, 10:43:36 pm
Yeah, there is quite a bit of difference in the liveries! But that is a good question about the Stove R... I don't know either, and would be most interested to learn!

Cheers, George.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: simonprelude on June 03, 2013, 10:41:21 am
Spent the day in London with the good lady wife, and while on Oxford Street, nipped into the 'Wheels of Steel' at Grays Antique Market (close to Bond Street tube station). I picked up a set of three SPA wagons (with loads) plus a single OCA wagon, all in EWS livery, for £25.

A certain model shop online is doing the SPA wagons in EWS for about £5 each (can't remember if £4.99 or £5.99) also can't remember which one as I was just flicking through the bargain bins online. Probably Hattons or Modelzone, so if you want more then a quick search should help you.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Agrafarfan on June 10, 2013, 06:34:04 pm
Hi

I finaly got the Class 101 DMU BR blue, been on my wishlist for a while. I'am very impressed with it. It's running in at the moment, Good cab detail.



Also got this for my farm. It's a bit small so I couldn't get a good focus.


some more pictures



Got some other stuff aswell.


I might put some more pictures later  :)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: bluedepot on June 10, 2013, 08:47:59 pm
nice dmu

i like the fronts of the 101s


tim
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Luke Piewalker on June 14, 2013, 06:06:55 pm
Did you try putting the detail parts on the 101? I managed to get the couplings and hoses on but 3 of the 8 little sockets went flying... Still lovely though...

Anyhoo... I was browsing through the model shop when....

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2875/9043919558_86ab865291.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/64017570@N04/9043919558/)

£38!!! down from £97!!! I know I don't do American stuff but...  :-[

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2882/9041696169_d5c7f63401.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/64017570@N04/9041696169/)

I thought I should get a wagon to go with it too.... (£4 down from £9.50)

 :censored: hell these American things are hoooooogggggeeee!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: scotsoft on June 14, 2013, 06:15:26 pm
Anyhoo... I was browsing through the model shop when....

([url]http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2875/9043919558_86ab865291.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://www.flickr.com/photos/64017570@N04/9043919558/[/url])

£38!!! down from £97!!! I know I don't do American stuff but...  :-[

 :censored: hell these American things are hoooooogggggeeee!



Is the loco a Kato?
If it is you certainly have bagged a bargain  :D

cheers John.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Luke Piewalker on June 14, 2013, 06:20:15 pm
They're Bachmann, I quick scout around the internet suggests I did ok pricewise even compared to importing one from America.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Agrafarfan on June 14, 2013, 09:55:48 pm
Did you try putting the detail parts on the 101? I managed to get the couplings and hoses on but 3 of the 8 little sockets went flying... Still lovely though...



Hi, I actually bought a magnifying glass which has a led light on and tweezers it's from Guagemaster so I'm gonna use that to try and put the detailing on because they are tiny! I haven't put them on yet but when I do I will put a picture on here.

Wish me luck. :wave:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Luke Piewalker on June 23, 2013, 06:28:32 pm
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7291/9116701463_5c49f6630e.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/64017570@N04/9116701463/)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7393/9116700023_e004e4ccca.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/64017570@N04/9116700023/)

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5322/9116699165_af2d4b8554.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/64017570@N04/9116699165/)

Some more of the Americian wagons for my Americian train... Now I just need to come up with an appropriate means of actually coupling them all together...

Which would have been easier if the previous owner hadn't fitted body mounted couplers to a couple of them... the body of one of which is considerably higher than the others...

And cut all the mounts off the bogies when he did it...  :doh:

Anyone got any spare Bachmann wagon bogies...  ::) I'll have some Micro0trains body mount couplers I can swap  :laugh:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Alex on June 23, 2013, 09:36:14 pm
Hi Luke,

Nice looking freight cars. Are you looking for any particular railroad company or just grabbing what you can?

Alex :wave:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: portland-docks on June 23, 2013, 10:44:56 pm
My latest additions, with pics to follow tomorrow,

Dapol hall class "leighnton hall"
Dapol b17 class "everton"

And a bargain....
Old farish, dcc hardwired class 25, to be named and numbered to the nymrs own "sybilla"
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Luke Piewalker on June 23, 2013, 11:28:02 pm
I just want one American looking train...
I hit the ebay and vowed not to spend more than a fiver on a wagon. So i have one more I have to photograph and that'll be my American train  :D
As I said, I just need to sort out the coupling...
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: portland-docks on June 24, 2013, 02:53:15 pm
TIME FOR SOME JEALOUSY! (I hope lol)

I picked up my special pannier tank today...the london transport one!

Pic to come later but its stunning  ;D
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: portland-docks on June 24, 2013, 04:44:59 pm
as promised heres my new additions...

B17 Everton and Hall Class Leighnton Hall

(http://s21.postimg.org/japj7alkz/B17_and_Hall.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/japj7alkz/)

class 25 (soon to be Sybilla)

(http://s21.postimg.org/oxlw4ro3n/Class_25.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/oxlw4ro3n/)

and my new Pannier tank in London Transport Livery :D

(http://s21.postimg.org/bw07ewzpf/London_Transport_Pannier.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/bw07ewzpf/)

rolling stock im going to use for the L94 is a rake of 4 wheeled coaches which im about to go strip of its paint and airbrush into crimson lake livery (if its too bright i will darken it slightly!), get them lined out in yellow and hopefully have a matching train!...oh they will also have magnetic couplers fitted!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: silly moo on June 24, 2013, 05:22:01 pm
My LT pannier tank will be en route to a friend in Luton but I will have to wait until September to see it. I could have had it sent to Africa but decided not to risk it as our posties have been misbehaving lately.

September will be like Christmas as I will collect a pile of model railway goodies hoarded for the last year. I am really looking forward to the N Gauge Show and will do a bit more shopping there.  It's lucky that I don't model O gauge or I'd never get onto the plane back home!

 :NGaugersRule:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: scotsoft on June 24, 2013, 05:36:41 pm
Four new locos in one day  :goggleeyes:

I like the picture of your B17 and Hall Class, you have caught the light on the locos well  :thumbsup:

They should keep you busy for a while  ;)

cheers John.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: newportnobby on June 24, 2013, 05:51:32 pm
Very nice pannier, P-D :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Ollie3440 on June 24, 2013, 06:09:20 pm
L.94 has arrived on Sheaf! Will eventually undergo a few minor livery changes (electrification flashes etc) to make her match the preserved L.94

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii309/olliereading1123/N%20Gauge/1012111_10200091085021230_1481423840_n.jpg) (http://s267.photobucket.com/user/olliereading1123/media/N%20Gauge/1012111_10200091085021230_1481423840_n.jpg.html)

Ollie
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Caz on June 24, 2013, 06:13:56 pm
Love the pannier, got one on order somewhere I think.

Caz
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: petercharlesfagg on June 24, 2013, 06:40:43 pm
Friends, my newest acquisition:

Purchased from "Tank" alias Chris Parker.

(http://photos.imageevent.com/petersplatters/modelrailway/SAM_1837a.jpg)

Regards, Peter.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: scotsoft on June 24, 2013, 06:51:49 pm
Very nice Peter, did you check his feedback score before buying  >:D  :smiley-laughing:  :smiley-laughing:  :smiley-laughing:

I have three Class 08 locos, there is something about them that appeals  :D

I shot a video of the first one I bought and turned a "woops" moment into a bit of fun, I hope it gives you a smile or two  ;)

cheers John.

The Sensible Little Shunter (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxpjLTArSn0#ws)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: petercharlesfagg on June 24, 2013, 08:58:39 pm
Very nice Peter, did you check his feedback score before buying  >:D  :smiley-laughing:  :smiley-laughing:  :smiley-laughing:
cheers John.


John, I have no idea what his feedback score is nor how he gets it!

Anyway, thanks for the video, I enjoyed watching things happen!

Now for my next purchase.  I found the rather attractive Blue coaches in Germany and just had to have one which of course led to 2 and 3!

This the first one: (http://photos.imageevent.com/petersplatters/modelrailway/SAM_1841a.jpg)

Made by Lima, I have to change the couplings but that should be interesting!

There is one more on it's way from Italy!

The Second one is by Minitrix, a Restaurant car on 6 wheel bogies.

(http://photos.imageevent.com/petersplatters/modelrailway/SAM_1846a.jpg)

Interesting rake, just for the heck of it!

Regards, Peter.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: newportnobby on June 24, 2013, 09:30:26 pm
I know the 12 wheeler states it's a restaurant car, but I'm sure my schoolboy German tells me Schlafwagen means sleeping car :confused2:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: scotsoft on June 24, 2013, 09:38:31 pm
Very nice Peter, did you check his feedback score before buying  >:D  :smiley-laughing:  :smiley-laughing:  :smiley-laughing:
cheers John.

John, I have no idea what his feedback score is nor how he gets it!

I was making a joke Peter since Tank is the boss of the forum  ;)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: EtchedPixels on June 24, 2013, 09:54:43 pm
I know the 12 wheeler states it's a restaurant car, but I'm sure my schoolboy German tells me Schlafwagen means sleeping car :confused2:

Breakfast in bed
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on June 24, 2013, 11:00:42 pm
I got the cane in grammar school for saying  "Deux oeuff sur la plate" meant "two eggs on a plate"
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: scotsoft on June 24, 2013, 11:44:12 pm
I got the cane in grammar school for saying  "Deux oeuff sur la plate" meant "two eggs on a plate"

So what was it you did to get deported  ???  :D  :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on June 25, 2013, 12:02:08 am
Hey, don't knock it... I was actually glad when I landed in Sydney but me arms were tired  ;D

Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Trev on June 29, 2013, 08:51:52 am
my latest addition to the roster.

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/57/thumb_5757.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=5757)

A 2P from Union Mills
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Agrippa on June 29, 2013, 09:22:19 am
Nice pic, the UM locos are something special, I have a black T9. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: johnlambert on June 29, 2013, 11:21:19 am
That 2P looks great!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Trev on June 29, 2013, 11:23:14 am
It certainly runs and pulls far better than my old Farish one.  Chalk and cheese.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: OwL on June 29, 2013, 02:12:48 pm
I know the 12 wheeler states it's a restaurant car, but I'm sure my schoolboy German tells me Schlafwagen means sleeping car :confused2:

10 out of 10 Nobby! Go to the top of the class. It certainly does mean sleeping car. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: MJdJ on June 30, 2013, 07:29:42 am
Hello,
Some fresh appearances on Neunburg streets.
Green trolley and orange Opel Blitz to do maintenance on the track and clean the city respectively. Icecream is now available to the Neunburg folk from the yellow VW. A cyclist is trying to stay out of tram track and holes in the road. In the background the tail of a brand new red Opel van be spotted.
Apologies for the quality. A different camera and I have to adapt to it still.
Thanks for watching.
Mark-Jan

(http://i1243.photobucket.com/albums/gg557/MJdJ37/IMG_0268b_zpsda1147e4.jpg) (http://s1243.photobucket.com/user/MJdJ37/media/IMG_0268b_zpsda1147e4.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: newportnobby on July 02, 2013, 12:33:53 pm
On a visit to Dundee last weekend, I found this treasure in the model shop in Invergowrie.
Had to pay pretty much full whack but as it is a limited edition - what the heck.
I present to you Late Crest Black 5 45157 "Glasgow Highlander", number 209 of 504 made by Farish for their collectors club - reference 372-137K

(http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/j454/nobbynewport/Nobby%20goes%20North/45157GlasgowHighlander1_zps5610f19b.jpg) (http://s1086.photobucket.com/user/nobbynewport/media/Nobby%20goes%20North/45157GlasgowHighlander1_zps5610f19b.jpg.html)

(http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/j454/nobbynewport/Nobby%20goes%20North/45157GlasgowHighlander2_zpsbb249b44.jpg) (http://s1086.photobucket.com/user/nobbynewport/media/Nobby%20goes%20North/45157GlasgowHighlander2_zpsbb249b44.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on July 02, 2013, 01:20:55 pm
OOh, now that IS nice. How Scottish is that. The Black 5's were so common in those woods. And although I always spout on about green being the only colour for a loco, be it steam or diesel, isn't that red and white lining on black sooo smart?

A lovely mixed traffic loco and a lovely purchase. Great buy!!  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

George
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Jack on July 02, 2013, 07:22:39 pm
I know its only a Gronk but until now I didn't have much time for them, that is until this one arrived today from KJB Models.

P1010815
P1010815

Although I think SWMBO's comment of "what a cute little engine" is going a bit far  ::)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: scotsoft on July 02, 2013, 07:49:43 pm
As much as I run US locos I do like Class 08  :D

This is my third one:

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/59/thumb_4702.JPG) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=4702)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on July 02, 2013, 11:23:22 pm
Your wife is perfectly correct, Jack. It is a cute little engine. They go, too(!):
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/MGalleryItem.php?id=4724 (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/MGalleryItem.php?id=4724)
08s rule!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: 1936ace on July 03, 2013, 01:05:42 am
Just had a sneaky test run of the class 50. Ran nice for a lap or two needed a little more power then say the new class 03 but it is the older model. I am sure it will free up with use. Now back in the wife cupboard as it is for my father day present placed exactly in the same spot hahaha
Bart
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: daveg on July 03, 2013, 08:01:20 am
'I present to you Late Crest Black 5 45157 "Glasgow Highlander", number 209 of 504 made by Farish for their collectors club - reference 372-137K'

That's very nice Mick. An excellent find.

Dave G
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: redtrain on July 03, 2013, 03:00:19 pm
A rather fantastic Dapol Mk3 HST Buffet car in First Great Western livery arrived today. :bounce:

The bad news is it is near to impossible to find the HST set that goes with it anymore  :veryangry:

Marcus

Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on July 05, 2013, 01:50:26 am
Ha Ha, Bart, you sneaky devil!!  :laughabovepost:

Reminds me of how Luke Skywalker knew what Darth Vader had got him for Christmas......

He felt his presents

 :whistle:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on July 05, 2013, 02:12:47 am
NGF wagon arrived in Oz safe and sound! Great packaging by NPN, and what a neat writer!  :wave:
Here it is on Troutbeck bridge held at a red light, accompanied by it's unmarked Dapol cousin - more of that anon....
On the Castle Eden branch, having picked up a Peco guards van somewhere along the way..
And passing by Phillip Ross & Sons' timber yard.
Interestingly (perhaps not), that Dapol hopper at the back cost me A$45 at a model shop just outside of Hobart, Tasmania, whereas the customised NGF one only cost A$32, including postage from England!  :worried:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: scotsoft on July 05, 2013, 10:00:10 am
Good to hear your NGF wagon has arrived George, it looks very good in amongst your rustic scenery, great pictures  :thumbsup:

cheers John.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on July 05, 2013, 12:20:09 pm
Yeah. Rustic. Like it's owner. Ha ha.  ;D  :pint:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Tank on July 05, 2013, 01:20:44 pm
Great photo's, and lovely looking layout.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Wayne 56089 on July 06, 2013, 10:54:20 am
(http://i1330.photobucket.com/albums/w577/Wayne-56089/image_zpsebc7f947.jpg) (http://s1330.photobucket.com/user/Wayne-56089/media/image_zpsebc7f947.jpg.html)

My 2 new type 5 lovelies  :D

Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on July 06, 2013, 11:13:17 am
Nice. The improvement in British N is great. They are impressive models.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Wayne 56089 on July 06, 2013, 11:17:28 am
Nice. The improvement in British N is great. They are impressive models.  :thumbsup:

Thanks  :D

That's the exact reason why I've comeback to n gauge!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on July 06, 2013, 11:21:53 am
Cool! Welcome back!  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: petercharlesfagg on July 06, 2013, 07:23:28 pm
A piece from Germany that was cheaper than I could buy in the UK.

  http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/330942033474?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/330942033474?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: petercharlesfagg on July 06, 2013, 07:29:38 pm
Friends, I am slowly making up a booze train that will have wagons from around the world.

Therefore this one:  http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/161048220579?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/161048220579?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649)

And this one: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/350793001940?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/350793001940?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649)

Then I thought that with all the alcohol I might have an accident so the next purchase was:
  http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/121129769300?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/121129769300?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649)

Hic!
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Post by: scotsoft on July 06, 2013, 08:05:48 pm
Hi Peter,

You managed to get some good prices there  :thumbsup:

I like way the whisky wagon looks like a fortress  :smiley-laughing:

cheers John.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Belated on July 06, 2013, 08:25:16 pm
Can I offer up a suggestion before you hand me my coat?

This is a good and interesting topic,  :greatpicturessign: but it's getting rather long.  Could it be broken down, say into monthly instalments?  Then I don't have to trowel through 44 pages to find the last entry I read.  Please?

John
Now, that coat . . .
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Pete Mc on July 06, 2013, 08:52:20 pm
All you have to do is click the little box with new written in it and it takes you back to the last input you viewed.

Pete
 :Class31: :Class37: :NGaugersRule:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Belated on July 06, 2013, 09:44:04 pm
Thanks, Pete.  Umm, where is that little box, please?

John
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: scotsoft on July 06, 2013, 09:53:38 pm
Thanks, Pete.  Umm, where is that little box, please?

John

It is the orange box to the right of the title  ;)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: upnick on July 06, 2013, 09:58:54 pm
Hi John.   

Look at the screenshot here just click  on the  line show new   replies to your posts i've underlined in red & you will   be able to  go  to  any new posts for the  new loco  thread  if they've been made.   

(http://i549.photobucket.com/albums/ii377/upnick/90e70079-8426-4d4f-a007-186bbd730755_zps052bf184.jpg) (http://s549.photobucket.com/user/upnick/media/90e70079-8426-4d4f-a007-186bbd730755_zps052bf184.jpg.html)
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Post by: Belated on July 06, 2013, 11:31:56 pm
Sorry Scotsoft - not on my screen.  The only coloured box is the 'Home' one.

Upnick, That is the one I use but if I have posted in a thread it seems to list that thread.  Hence the 1 to 3 pages of threads.  Only if I click on the line below, 'show own posts' does it actually go to a post, not show a thread.

Maybe I've got a setting wrong somewhere?  What is the Forum's difference between a 'thread' and a 'topic'?

John
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Sprintex on July 06, 2013, 11:39:56 pm
There is no difference, a thread is a topic ;)


Paul
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Belated on July 06, 2013, 11:42:50 pm
OOps - when I open my eyes . . .
 :sorrysign:
Okay, I've found the little orange box - against the title of the 'thread/topic'.  However, many of these have a 'last post' of months ago.  Now I thought this was supposed to cancel them out if I go away and come back, only showing posts since I last visited.  Since that was earlier today - or at worst, yesterday, why does it flag a last post of June and earlier?


I must have something wrong somewhere.  Is it connected to how long I tell it to stay logged in?

John
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: upnick on July 06, 2013, 11:45:52 pm
If you dont click   on the orange box it wont show you  the  latest reply  regardless  of  if it was today or a month ago.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: simonprelude on July 08, 2013, 01:13:54 pm
([url]http://i1330.photobucket.com/albums/w577/Wayne-56089/image_zpsebc7f947.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1330.photobucket.com/user/Wayne-56089/media/image_zpsebc7f947.jpg.html[/url])

My 2 new type 5 lovelies  :D


Very nice, looking for a 58 myself but still waiting to find one in stock at the places that advertise them for less than £70.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Wayne 56089 on July 08, 2013, 01:35:43 pm
http://www.keaygroup.co.uk/mdr/product.php?id_product=6065. (http://www.keaygroup.co.uk/mdr/product.php?id_product=6065.)

That's where I got mine from, they also have mainline grey livery for same price

http://www.keaygroup.co.uk/mdr/product.php?id_product=6064 (http://www.keaygroup.co.uk/mdr/product.php?id_product=6064)
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Post by: simonprelude on July 08, 2013, 02:34:50 pm
[url]http://www.keaygroup.co.uk/mdr/product.php?id_product=6065.[/url] ([url]http://www.keaygroup.co.uk/mdr/product.php?id_product=6065.[/url])

That's where I got mine from, they also have mainline grey livery for same price

[url]http://www.keaygroup.co.uk/mdr/product.php?id_product=6064[/url] ([url]http://www.keaygroup.co.uk/mdr/product.php?id_product=6064[/url])


No more in stock......oh yes, that'll be because I've just ordered the last one.
Now to find photo's of a 58 at the TMD I'm looking at modelling.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: diesel on July 09, 2013, 04:54:16 pm
My latest purchase D827 Kelly DCC ready runs like a dream and a bargain at £65  :thumbsup:

(http://i646.photobucket.com/albums/uu186/brigib58/CIMG3884.jpg) (http://s646.photobucket.com/user/brigib58/media/CIMG3884.jpg.html)
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Post by: johnlambert on July 09, 2013, 06:19:06 pm
Nice Warship, I don't have a blue one yet but they're good little models.
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Post by: Bealman on July 10, 2013, 02:22:26 am
Wrong colour for me, but I own a green one (DC only, I'm afraid), and JL is right. They are great models. Mine runs like a charm and the long wheel base means it has no problems on points. Sixty five quid, DCC equipped? A bargain indeed!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: newportnobby on July 10, 2013, 03:13:32 am
I have a maroon one and a green one (SYP) and they are superb runners :thumbsup:
Interestingly, according to a DVD I got at the Perth show about hydraulics, the green paint scheme (Warships and Westerns) only came into being in 1965. This was news to me. :dunce:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: portland-docks on July 10, 2013, 10:16:38 pm
My latest purchase D827 Kelly DCC ready runs like a dream and a bargain at £65  :thumbsup:

([url]http://i646.photobucket.com/albums/uu186/brigib58/CIMG3884.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s646.photobucket.com/user/brigib58/media/CIMG3884.jpg.html[/url])


Where from! Bargain if its chipped!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on July 11, 2013, 12:24:23 am
I have a maroon one and a green one (SYP) and they are superb runners :thumbsup:
Interestingly, according to a DVD I got at the Perth show about hydraulics, the green paint scheme (Warships and Westerns) only came into being in 1965. This was news to me. :dunce:
Thanks for that. Mick! News to me, too. That puts it just on the end of my modelled time period. Ah well, no big deal. Interesting, though!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: steam-driven boy on July 11, 2013, 09:08:37 am
Hi,
Some acquisitions for my 'to-do' drawer – when they're finally completed they will, of course, be destined for what I hope to be my 'ta-dah' layout  :smiley-laughing:
All of these have been obtained through Shapeways related shops, they comprise:
I've had the Etched Pixels http://www.shapeways.com/shops/etchedpixels (http://www.shapeways.com/shops/etchedpixels) BUT railbus set for a little while now, and also a Kato powered chassis to provide the drive.
Alan has started a topic on NGF for any completed kit/scratchbuild projects, I do wonder how long...  :-[

Bmthtrains http://www.shapeways.com/shops/Bmthtrains
 (http://www.shapeways.com/shops/Bmthtrains) GSM-R mast set arrived yesterday which, although not rolling stock, it seemed a good enough excuse to include in the shot as the link will take you to some hard-to-resist – well, for me anyhow, on track 'yellow thingies' including his (not so yellow) Kirow crane runner wagon set which wasn't there when I placed my order...  :doh:  The crane he fully expects to be available at TINGS, along with a shop site to download and print your own transfers for these.

Alternative Model Railways http://www.shapeways.com/shops/amr
 (http://www.shapeways.com/shops/amr) – the guy responsible for the 3D printed Austin Maestro in N and OO, and some US electric loco shells I strive to resist the temptations of - 1995 6-car set also arrived yesterday, comprising 2 x driving cars (unpowered); 2 x trailer cars and 2 x uncoupling non-driving motor cars (unpowered).  These are, as with David's Pendolino set, intended for drags behind loco's and coupling translator wagons.

I've registered my module preference for the upcoming 'NGF exclusive' MPV http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=7740.255 (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=7740.255) and the Class 92 http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=5668.90#msg144802 (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=5668.90#msg144802) is a 'must have', so those and plenty more yet destined for the layout – ultimately  ::) :-[

Regards, Gerry.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: EtchedPixels on July 11, 2013, 07:10:11 pm
I need to finish lining my BUT railbus set. In the end I stuck mine on a trix railbus chassis which works nicely although you have to saw the edges off the chassis - the coupler bar even fits nicely. I do need another trailer chassis to abuse for the third car.

Alan
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: newportnobby on July 11, 2013, 09:17:34 pm
I do need another trailer chassis to abuse for the third car.

Alan

I assume that's where the phrase "trailer trash" comes from :-X
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Only Me on July 13, 2013, 10:46:52 am
Im glad i held off tempation of buying Blue, Green suits my layout far better :)


Smooth class 22 D6320

(http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/h407/churcp/BC11A433-C914-4FE3-92E3-8F275C673437-16719-000015AF8FD399CA.jpg)

(http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/h407/churcp/CB46C47F-1474-4F93-89DE-5F43B29367AD-16719-000015AFEAF8890B.jpg)
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Post by: newportnobby on July 13, 2013, 03:25:59 pm
Wonder when mine is going to arrive. Trust me to pick a running number that is arriving later than others :(
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: port perran on July 13, 2013, 03:51:32 pm
Bought mine today. Have run it in and it is a marvellous little locomotive. It's been a long time coming but "Well done Dapol".
By the way ......I like the look of that layout Only Me.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Only Me on July 13, 2013, 04:05:48 pm
Bought mine today. Have run it in and it is a marvellous little locomotive. It's been a long time coming but "Well done Dapol".
By the way ......I like the look of that layout Only Me.

Thanks.  The view is just the little branch to Hammingwell which is on upper level of my layout, this loco makes the steep gradient with ease even with 8 wagons much impressed !
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: SymonC on July 13, 2013, 04:10:38 pm
Have today bought a Class 42 Warship in Maroon "Druid" for £34.99 in Signal Box, Rochester in their closing down sale!

Will try and post some pics later.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: daveg on July 13, 2013, 06:34:16 pm
Wonder when mine is going to arrive. Trust me to pick a running number that is arriving later than others :(

Me too!

Called Cheltenham Model Centre and they said not with them yet. Sticking with them as they've priced it for £90 er... something (£95 I think!).

Dave G
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on July 15, 2013, 12:46:35 pm
Only Me: Your photos are the first decent look I've had at what looks to be a great model. So glad you chose the BR green... it suits it so well. Also, great to see the NGF wagon with it! Sounds like the loco is a good runner too.

Going on me wish list!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: stevieboy on July 16, 2013, 09:52:29 pm
Nothing interesting to show, but I managed to obtain a Maroon Mk1 GUV to compliment the rake of MK1's I have and the impending SWMBO enforced MK1 Horsebox purchase.

(http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a593/stevieboy-15/IMAG1553_zpsbfaa6b6b.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: apollo45115 on July 16, 2013, 10:34:58 pm
I have a maroon one and a green one (SYP) and they are superb runners :thumbsup:
Interestingly, according to a DVD I got at the Perth show about hydraulics, the green paint scheme (Warships and Westerns) only came into being in 1965. This was news to me. :dunce:

I don't think that's right. The first warships entered service in green in 1958 and westerns were outshopped in green from 1961 or '62. I reckon they were painted green until 1965 but by that point Westerns and Warships tended to be outshopped in maroon as standard (so i believe) until blue was introduced. Perhaps some were painted green after the offical sanction for maroon? Where's BernardTPM when I need him?

Carl
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: EtchedPixels on July 16, 2013, 10:50:52 pm
http://www.jboon.fsnet.co.uk/westerns/cl52livery1.html (http://www.jboon.fsnet.co.uk/westerns/cl52livery1.html)

Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Woolleysh33p on July 16, 2013, 10:51:22 pm
My purchases at the NGS AGM.
Very surprised at the colour difference between the inspection saloon and the Stove R.

One question if any one knows the answer please -  The Stove R - how would they have been used, what sort of train configuration would have included one.

([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/58/thumb_5321.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=5321[/url])

([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/58/thumb_5322.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=5322[/url])

([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/58/thumb_5323.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=5323[/url])


Hi

Stove r's were a brake van fitted with heating. They were mainly used for standard wagon runs. They did run with coaches sometimes.

However, to anyone who owns the Pullman livery one, IT NEVER EXISTED- instead a heritage railway painted there's into the livery for the NGS.

thanks
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: EtchedPixels on July 16, 2013, 11:17:03 pm
Stove r's were a brake van fitted with heating. They were mainly used for standard wagon runs. They did run with coaches sometimes.

Not in normal (non parcels) use after about 1959 as six wheel stock was banned from passenger services about this point.

Quote
However, to anyone who owns the Pullman livery one, IT NEVER EXISTED- instead a heritage railway painted there's into the livery for the NGS.

thanks

Well
a) it did (and still does exist)
b) it wasn't painted into the livery for the NGS (the NGS isn't quite that influential even if Hornby can get an HST power car done!)

It was in fact refurbished in 2008 with water, gas and steam heating systems and the interior fitted out as a pantry to support the pullman service on the Bluebell railway. The changes were done with the long term aspiration of removing them and replacing the vehicle with a further pullman kitchen car.

The NGS did it because its a neat prototype and they knew it would sell well as pullman stuff does.

The more dubious livery is the crimson and cream.

On the paint job my impression is that the LMS Stove-R livery is probably the least accurate. The lining certainly seems "fat" and the black ends/grey roof are an annoying choice as they limit it to post 1940 - and given the amount of wartime repainting possibly post war. Also a pita to repaint as its nigh on impossible to get the needed LMS decals.

Paint fades though so its hardly a showstopper having a paler coach.

Alan
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: SymonC on July 16, 2013, 11:46:55 pm
My two recent purchases from The Signal Box in Rochester :

(http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n9/moodyblue2/020_zps2454dcb6.jpg) (http://s108.photobucket.com/user/moodyblue2/media/020_zps2454dcb6.jpg.html)

Graham Farish Warship "Druid"  (£34.99)

(http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n9/moodyblue2/018_zps72300f8a.jpg) (http://s108.photobucket.com/user/moodyblue2/media/018_zps72300f8a.jpg.html)

Dapol A3  "Lemberg"   (£83)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: oreamnos on July 17, 2013, 01:00:09 am
Ordered July 8 and received in California from The Signal Box (Rochester) exactly one week later, Modelzone special editions Class 24 and 08 in RTC livery.  On sale for £63 and £58, respectively, then less VAT, plus p+p.  Total was about £115.  They are lovely and run very well.

Matt

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/57/thumb_6083.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=6083)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: newportnobby on July 17, 2013, 09:16:04 am
[url]http://www.jboon.fsnet.co.uk/westerns/cl52livery1.html[/url] ([url]http://www.jboon.fsnet.co.uk/westerns/cl52livery1.html[/url])


Very interesting :hmmm:
According to that list only 3 Westerns were painted green :confused1:
It calls into question the statement in my DVD and also means the current green one I have and the one on pre-order are going to be wrong.
Someone has to be wrong ???
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: EtchedPixels on July 17, 2013, 11:33:18 am
I make it some more (a few of the later ones were initially green) - see the other pages of the list !
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Luke Piewalker on July 22, 2013, 06:23:51 pm
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3767/9342644905_d7d0aa9922.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/64017570@N04/9342644905/)

So.. I was looking at 03's at Hattons and thinking £50 is a lot for a little shunter... and then errr... I'm not sure what happened...  :-[
It's huge!  :o I'll tell you that for free... and can't complain at ordering on a Sunday, receiving on the Monday...  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on July 23, 2013, 12:06:29 am
That's a BEEEEG shunter
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Mustermark on July 23, 2013, 12:16:31 am
For my latest arrivals, I have to shift location from Reading and go back about a decade.

My latest arrivals... seen here around Paddington in the mid 1960s.  Both of these take me back in time to long before I was a trainspotter... and neither fits with my BR Blue era.  But I love them both...

(http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z334/Mustermark/Rolling%20Stock/DSC_0016.jpg)

(http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z334/Mustermark/Rolling%20Stock/DSC_0008.jpg)

(http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z334/Mustermark/Rolling%20Stock/DSC_0022.jpg)

The Midland Blue Pullman is probably making its only appearance before it gets converted into a Western Pullman with additional second class carriages and altered driving cars.  I'm waiting on some etched sides from Worsley Works and it remains to be seen how well the Grey/Blue Western Pullman turns out...

The red and blue brick wall has been made following the method of Chubber on the card building section of RMWeb.  I feel he should get the credit for the idea.
http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/40546-retaining-walls-for-a-raised-car-parking-area/ (http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/40546-retaining-walls-for-a-raised-car-parking-area/)
If you haven't seen what he has done in OO gauge - take a look!
http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/38687-brick-to-stone-wall-join/page-2 (http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/38687-brick-to-stone-wall-join/page-2)

My next arrival will be the RTC Class 24 that is on its way from The Signal Box at a knock down price of £59.  It will be photographed once I get RTC vinyls from Adam to make up a Trib Train...
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on July 23, 2013, 12:40:25 am
All very nice, and I most definitely like the wall. That you for acknowledging the source in your post.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: upnick on July 23, 2013, 09:29:01 am
Hi  Luke 

Ah the  Bachmann DD40AX big enough to have sound fitted easily  ;)  ........   enjoy   :D

At one time they where issued with twin motors  :claphappy:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: steam-driven boy on July 23, 2013, 12:03:47 pm
Hi,
Hi  Luke 

Ah the  Bachmann DD40AX big enough to have sound fitted easily  ;)  ........   enjoy   :D

At one time they where issued with twin motors  :claphappy:
Here's a couple of mine you'll have seen before, from my 'furrin critters' album
I have an undecorated twin motor, bought as a non-runner cheaply which - inevitably  :-[  - I've yet to take a proper look at  :goggleeyes:

Regards, Gerry  8)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on July 23, 2013, 12:10:24 pm
Looks like some serious mountain railroadin' there, partner!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: portland-docks on July 23, 2013, 02:25:50 pm
my new purchase, being a geordie lad i thought only too fitting to have some local stock on the layout

(http://s10.postimg.org/6wxcn1bs5/Co_op_Newcastle.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/6wxcn1bs5/)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Trev on July 23, 2013, 03:09:40 pm
Looking good. I haven't seen 6 wheel tanks about before in "N", can I ask what make they are please?
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: daveg on July 23, 2013, 04:16:15 pm
Suspect they're Dapol NB115A -

Not being clever, just so happen to have the Dapol catalogue by my side and open on page 52!

There's 9 variations in their range of 6 wheelers, Trev.

Dave G
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: portland-docks on July 23, 2013, 04:26:06 pm
dapol is right and £13.95 is the cost. i wouldnt mind a nice rake of these for the layout but i cant buy lots at once
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Luke Piewalker on July 23, 2013, 04:42:38 pm
Hi,
Hi  Luke 

Ah the  Bachmann DD40AX big enough to have sound fitted easily  ;)  ........   enjoy   :D

At one time they where issued with twin motors  :claphappy:
Here's a couple of mine you'll have seen before, from my 'furrin critters' album
I have an undecorated twin motor, bought as a non-runner cheaply which - inevitably  :-[  - I've yet to take a proper look at  :goggleeyes:

Regards, Gerry  8)

For £50 with DCC onboard and a flashing light on the roof I'm not complaining...
Having to shim all of my OHLE masts so it will fit under them, that I will complain about  :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Trev on July 23, 2013, 05:45:29 pm
Cheers Dave
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: steam-driven boy on July 23, 2013, 10:50:59 pm
Hi,
For £50 with DCC onboard and a flashing light on the roof I'm not complaining...
Having to shim all of my OHLE masts so it will fit under them, that I will complain about  :smiley-laughing:
:laughabovepost: I'm going the third rail route on my layout so avoiding that mast problem, and have confirmed there's enough room to accommodate twin-stacks and autoracks where the lines disappear at each end - it does mean I'll have to invoke selective amnesia about that third rail and road markings when Solsbury Hill operates as Mercy Street though  :doh:

Regards, Gerry  8)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: CarriageShed on July 23, 2013, 11:58:54 pm
Dapol is definitely right. I'm hunting the United Dairies version for a future Somerset & Dorset layout. I've managed to find two for about £11.00 each, so I seem to be doing fairly well in grabbing a slight bargain. So far! Another four would probably be enough for my needs, but it may take a while.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: daveg on July 24, 2013, 07:39:38 am
Re 6 wheel tankers:

Just got an email from www.modelfair.com (http://www.modelfair.com)

http://www.modelfair.com/product/166797/dapol-4f-031-003-6-wheel-milk-tanker-unigate-silver (http://www.modelfair.com/product/166797/dapol-4f-031-003-6-wheel-milk-tanker-unigate-silver)

Not the Co-op version perhaps but a decent price!

Tempting  ;)

Dave G
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Trev on July 24, 2013, 07:42:50 am
That looks like the 00 version Dave judgiing by the coupling.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: daveg on July 24, 2013, 07:46:48 am
Apologies for last post.

These are 00 not N  :'(

Note to self: Engage brain before posting.  :dunce:

Dave G
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: NeMo on July 24, 2013, 08:02:40 am
Unfortunately those are the 00 gauge ones...

The Dapol milk tanks aren't cheap, but I bought a used one at Kent Garden Railways for £9, and there was at least one left I didn't buy.

Cheers, NeMo

Re 6 wheel tankers:

Just got an email from [url=http://www.modelfair.com]www.modelfair.com[/url] ([url]http://www.modelfair.com[/url])

[url]http://www.modelfair.com/product/166797/dapol-4f-031-003-6-wheel-milk-tanker-unigate-silver[/url] ([url]http://www.modelfair.com/product/166797/dapol-4f-031-003-6-wheel-milk-tanker-unigate-silver[/url])

Not the Co-op version perhaps but a decent price!

Tempting  ;)

Dave G
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Gooner1953 on July 24, 2013, 09:16:03 am
Dapol is definitely right. I'm hunting the United Dairies version for a future Somerset & Dorset layout. I've managed to find two for about £11.00 each, so I seem to be doing fairly well in grabbing a slight bargain. So far! Another four would probably be enough for my needs, but it may take a while.


Pete, there's more than 10 of the United dairies version in stock at Hattons - http://www.ehattons.com/59203/Dapol_2F_031_001_6_wheel_milk_tanker_United_Dairies_/StockDetail.aspx (http://www.ehattons.com/59203/Dapol_2F_031_001_6_wheel_milk_tanker_United_Dairies_/StockDetail.aspx) good price too...

Nick
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: EtchedPixels on July 24, 2013, 09:28:36 am
Re 6 wheel tankers:

Just got an email from [url=http://www.modelfair.com]www.modelfair.com[/url] ([url]http://www.modelfair.com[/url])

[url]http://www.modelfair.com/product/166797/dapol-4f-031-003-6-wheel-milk-tanker-unigate-silver[/url] ([url]http://www.modelfair.com/product/166797/dapol-4f-031-003-6-wheel-milk-tanker-unigate-silver[/url])

Not the Co-op version perhaps but a decent price!

Tempting  ;)

Dave G


And the wrong scale 8)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: NeMo on July 24, 2013, 10:14:51 am
The Dapol milk tanks are expensive, but they really look nice when weathered.

However, I bought the six pack with a Hymek, all weathered, but honestly not weathered very well. Sent the loco off to be weathered at Grimy Times, but did the milk tanks myself, along with a couple more pristine ones and a Dapol Siphon H. Photos below.

Looking at photos of the real things, filthy black seems to have been their natural livery. One thing I found interesting about these six-wheel tanks is that when filled with milk they weighed about as much as a passenger coach (28 tons!).

That means you'd have big engines pulling relatively short trains, the average train according to "Diesels on Cornwall's Mainline" being 4-15 tanks. If you imagine a 15-tank train would be 420 tons, worked at express passenger timings, that must have been hard work, hence the use of big engines like 'Westerns' and 'Warships'. There are lots of photos in this book of much shorter trains with big engines in the front, plus a very cool train that mixes milk tanks with newspaper and parcels vans. All this variety and relatively short trains has to be good news for modellers surely!

Cheers, NeMo

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/57/thumb_6142.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=6142)
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/57/thumb_6143.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=6143)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: CarriageShed on July 24, 2013, 10:31:59 am
Pete, there's more than 10 of the United dairies version in stock at Hattons - [url]http://www.ehattons.com/59203/Dapol_2F_031_001_6_wheel_milk_tanker_United_Dairies_/StockDetail.aspx[/url] ([url]http://www.ehattons.com/59203/Dapol_2F_031_001_6_wheel_milk_tanker_United_Dairies_/StockDetail.aspx[/url]) good price too...

Nick


Thanks for that, Nick. My search is over... (or at least it will be once my budget recovers at the start of August *cough*).

 :thankyousign:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on July 25, 2013, 12:33:55 am
Try this:
Dunno if you can make out the sticker there in the top right hand corner.... bought at a model railway shop in Adelaide, South Australia - A$43.50, which equates to 25.97 British!!

Still, I just loves the six wheels! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: daveg on July 25, 2013, 06:55:21 am
Blimey -   :o Gold plated?

Surprised it isn't still cheaper to import from Hatton's where I ordered a few for £11 each.

Dave G
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on July 26, 2013, 12:15:41 am
Well of course you're right there, Dave. Any bulk purchases will be done that way. It's just this thing that I have that whenever we go on a trip anywhere, I seek out a model shop and buy a loco or wagon or something, and that's my souvenir of the place.

Although on that South Australia trip, there were many other souvenirs bought.... mainly in the form of bottles of wine from the vineyards of the Barossa and Clare valleys!!!  :laugh2:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: steam-driven boy on July 26, 2013, 01:30:19 pm
Hi,
Some pre-orders arrived this morning, more 'furrin critters'  :thumbsup:
which will add a little brightness to the existing NS roster
until some of the garish NS Heritage SD70ACe loco's arrive, I've only pre-ordered two of those - Erie and Virginian - as I have to keep some pretence of fiscal prudency  :doh:
And also in the box, double stacks
Pardon the somewhat dodgy woodworking, it will be smartened up when I'm able to work on it  ;)

Regards, Gerry  8)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: daveg on July 26, 2013, 02:06:40 pm
Heavy Metal!  :)

Dave G
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: upnick on July 26, 2013, 11:21:41 pm
Proper locos SDB    :claphappy: :D
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on July 27, 2013, 02:50:07 am
Must admit I like the colour scheme - very icey!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: 1936ace on July 27, 2013, 03:24:11 am
Try this:
Dunno if you can make out the sticker there in the top right hand corner.... bought at a model railway shop in Adelaide, South Australia - A$43.50, which equates to 25.97 British!!

Still, I just loves the six wheels! :thumbsup:
What the! Just goes to show how much we pay for things in Oz. Hobbyco in Sydney charge $65 for the three cattle truck set by farish.
Nice tankers though, looks like I will have to bit the bullet and get some they look so much nicer then the little peco ones.
Bart
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on July 27, 2013, 04:49:25 am
Yeah, they are streets ahead of the Peco ones.

Thanks for the heads up on the cattle truck set. Will keep that in mind next time I'm in Sydney (which will not be until aftermy up-coming trip to the UK and Europe).  :thumbsup:

George
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: steam-driven boy on July 27, 2013, 06:51:51 am
Hi,
Must admit I like the colour scheme - very icey!

Question is, how far to take the weathering when I get to it  :hmmm:
http://www.krunk.org/~joeshaw/pics/ns/emd-locos/ns3329-6-montg-tunnel-medium.jpg (http://www.krunk.org/~joeshaw/pics/ns/emd-locos/ns3329-6-montg-tunnel-medium.jpg)
http://thecrhs.org/Images/NS-3329-CR-6358 (http://thecrhs.org/Images/NS-3329-CR-6358)  :smiley-laughing:
I think I'll just stick with the underframe and a little light dusting on the bodywork  8)

Regards, Gerry.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on July 27, 2013, 07:08:32 am
Oh heck, yes. Don't go spoiling that. Anyway the photo of the prototype in your link doesn't look too dirty.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: bbdave on July 27, 2013, 09:40:15 am
Love the U.S. locos wish I had room for a U.S. layout

Dave
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: CarriageShed on July 27, 2013, 10:24:00 am
Back to the UK ;)  Here are my latest buys, for a forthcoming (honest, it really is forthcoming) Somerset & Dorset layout set in 1930. I've been after both of these for some time, and the LMS Crab is just beautiful (and a bargain, at more than £40 below retail price. Yum!). I need more of the Writhlington wagons, and I think that might take a while.

(http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a565/NGauge33/Rolling%20Stock/DSCN8596_zps3698ecb2.jpg) (http://s1284.photobucket.com/user/NGauge33/media/Rolling%20Stock/DSCN8596_zps3698ecb2.jpg.html)

(http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a565/NGauge33/Rolling%20Stock/DSCN8613_zps1c860ff0.jpg) (http://s1284.photobucket.com/user/NGauge33/media/Rolling%20Stock/DSCN8613_zps1c860ff0.jpg.html)

All the best
Peter
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Trev on July 27, 2013, 10:31:21 am
I've got a black crab, it certainly is a nice model.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: CarriageShed on July 27, 2013, 11:21:21 am
I've got a black crab, it certainly is a nice model.

I've seen a few of the black ones about, and also the one with the number on the tender, but I kept missing out on those as the bidding always went too high. This one was a bit of a lucky auction find that few people seemed to notice (it ended at 8.30 on a Sunday morning, which helped no end!).

I can justify a Crab on the S&D as one was tested there in 1927 and they returned in the 1940s. That's close enough for me!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Trev on July 27, 2013, 11:23:02 am
One thing I've wondered is, did the crabs ever apear in LMS maroon
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: CarriageShed on July 27, 2013, 02:26:18 pm
One thing I've wondered is, did the crabs ever apear in LMS maroon

It's pretty hard to tell just by looking through the predominantly b&w photographs, but this might help (my emboldening and colouring):

"Horwich 2-6-0 No 13064 in red livery was tried over the S&D in November 1927 and the conclusion reached 'That the engine was not capable of keeping time on the banks'... No more 'Crabs' appeared until 1942... apparently they had a good turn of speed."
Somerset & Dorset: Life on the Bath to Bournemouth Line, by Colin G Maggs, Ian Allen 2007.

So they were fast but not especially strong on a heavy incline...
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on July 27, 2013, 02:57:52 pm
Pete33,

The late David Jenkinson would have been proud of ya. Lovely locomotive and livery.  :thumbsup: Ok, Settle & Carlisle, it ain't..... but he loved everything LMS and I'm sure he would have approved.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: daveg on July 27, 2013, 03:15:39 pm
Great stuff Pete!

Well done for keeping watch and getting a great deal.  :thumbsup:

Dave G
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: CarriageShed on July 27, 2013, 04:07:07 pm
The strange thing is that I'm supposed to be doing the SR and S&D, but the LMS keeps trying to take over. They just have so many great looking locos, dammit!   :D
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on July 27, 2013, 04:17:09 pm
Yeah, they do.... but it's your layout, and you can run what you want!  :thumbsup:

Anyway - and I'm sure you would know a lot more than me about the S&D - didn't LMS locos run over those metals at various times?
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: NeMo on July 27, 2013, 09:32:14 pm
Thanks to some advice on another thread (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=15428.0), managed to get this little tank engine working nicely. Came with a DCC chip, sort-of worked on DC but not really, so that had to be removed (the chip's free to a good home, by the way).

Bought used, for £40, at Wheels of Steel in London, together with a couple of GWR Collett coaches. Here it's with a few weathered wagons though.

Cheers, NeMo

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/56/thumb_6189.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=6189)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: scotsoft on July 27, 2013, 09:38:10 pm
You will have a nice feeling of achievement with your success  :D

cheers John.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Paddy on July 28, 2013, 09:25:52 am
Back to the UK ;)  Here are my latest buys, for a forthcoming (honest, it really is forthcoming) Somerset & Dorset layout set in 1930. I've been after both of these for some time, and the LMS Crab is just beautiful (and a bargain, at more than £40 below retail price. Yum!). I need more of the Writhlington wagons, and I think that might take a while.

([url]http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a565/NGauge33/Rolling%20Stock/DSCN8596_zps3698ecb2.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1284.photobucket.com/user/NGauge33/media/Rolling%20Stock/DSCN8596_zps3698ecb2.jpg.html[/url])

([url]http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a565/NGauge33/Rolling%20Stock/DSCN8613_zps1c860ff0.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1284.photobucket.com/user/NGauge33/media/Rolling%20Stock/DSCN8613_zps1c860ff0.jpg.html[/url])

All the best
Peter


Love the Crab - wonderful livery.  I have a BR Black one as well, not a bad effort by Farish for its time.

Paddy
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: johnlambert on July 28, 2013, 10:43:26 am

Love the Crab - wonderful livery.  I have a BR Black one as well, not a bad effort by Farish for its time.

Paddy

My Poole-built, BR lined black Crab (42806, I think) is by far the best running old-school N-gauge loco I own (no idea why).  It took a bit of effort to get it running as it was in a sorry state when I bought it.  The only problem is that I've never managed to get another Poole-designed steam loco to run as well (I've tried with a couple of Halls and a Castle).  Other steam locos in my collection are better detailed, run better and would be worth more if I sold them but in many ways the Crab is my favourite because of the time and effort I've invested in it and the fact that I've seen that investment repaid in the way it runs.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: CarriageShed on July 28, 2013, 03:25:57 pm
Thanks to some advice on another thread ([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=15428.0[/url]), managed to get this little tank engine working nicely. Came with a DCC chip, sort-of worked on DC but not really, so that had to be removed (the chip's free to a good home, by the way).

Bought used, for £40, at Wheels of Steel in London, together with a couple of GWR Collett coaches. Here it's with a few weathered wagons though.

Cheers, NeMo


NeMo, that looks absolutely lovely. A nice find, that's for certain, and a nice layout to run it on  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: CarriageShed on July 28, 2013, 03:34:10 pm
My Poole-built, BR lined black Crab (42806, I think) is by far the best running old-school N-gauge loco I own (no idea why).  It took a bit of effort to get it running as it was in a sorry state when I bought it.  The only problem is that I've never managed to get another Poole-designed steam loco to run as well (I've tried with a couple of Halls and a Castle).  Other steam locos in my collection are better detailed, run better and would be worth more if I sold them but in many ways the Crab is my favourite because of the time and effort I've invested in it and the fact that I've seen that investment repaid in the way it runs.

It's reassuring to know that at least some of the old locos can be strong and reliable, as for the most part that's what I have right now. My Crab was a newer Bachmann one, though. I think the spoked wheels and the lack of shiny metal gives it away, so I'm doubly pleased by my bargain. I know this one goes, but at the moment that's all I know. It's yet to be able to prove that it's a good runner.

Bealman, LMS locos took over from S&D Prussian Blue locos in 1930, so they handled most of the running from then onwards, especially north of Templecombe. The SR filled in the gaps, and most of the rolling stock (coaches especially) was SR until nationalisation. As I plan to model 1930, which is the year that the S&D was absorbed into the LMS and SR, I can run a mix of S&D leftovers alongside LMS locos and SR coaches, plus plenty of SR locos at the Bournemouth West end of the line. I can't wait to get started!  :)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: H on July 28, 2013, 04:13:34 pm

My Crab was a newer Bachmann one, though. I think the spoked wheels and the lack of shiny metal gives it away, so I'm doubly pleased by my bargain.


I doubt that it will have see through spoked wheels, but the Chinese Bachmann Crab will have finer profile blackened wheels that look a whole heap better than the old Poole shiny ones with large sharp flanges.

I wouldn't mind getting one of those newer Bachmann chassis for my old Farish Crab.

H.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Trev on July 29, 2013, 07:00:38 am
Thank goodness for birthdays

2 additions to the heavy metal roster

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/56/thumb_6191.png) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=6191)   Duchess of Abercorn

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/56/thumb_6192.png) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=6192)  Scots Guardsman

Apologies for the poor images. The locos themselves are superb, particularly the Royal Scott
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: daveg on July 29, 2013, 07:39:03 am
Nice!  :thumbsup:

Looks like you had an excellent birthday. Wish you many more.

Dave G
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: scotsoft on July 29, 2013, 08:42:57 am
Nice locos Trev, shame about the pictures, however if you package them up safely and send them to me I will take a few pictures for you  :D  :angel:

cheers John.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: daveg on July 29, 2013, 08:57:27 am
Nice locos Trev, shame about the pictures, however if you package them up safely and send them to me I will take a few pictures for you  :D  :angel:

cheers John.

Yeah, right!

Thousands would believe you :no:

Dave G
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: CarriageShed on July 29, 2013, 07:25:17 pm
Nice locos Trev, shame about the pictures, however if you package them up safely and send them to me I will take a few pictures for you  :D  :angel:

cheers John.

Yeah, right!

Thousands would believe you :no:

Dave G

I believe him entirely. He has a very honest face...  :angel:

And that's two fantastic locos you have there, Trev. I have one of Abercorn's sister locomotives and she travels like a dream.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: mereman on July 29, 2013, 07:29:41 pm

I believe him entirely. He has a very honest face...  :angel:

And that's two fantastic locos you have there, Trev. I have one of Abercorn's sister locomotives and she travels like a dream.

reminds of "There's one born every minute"  :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on July 30, 2013, 12:31:30 am
Yeah.... don't fall for that one, Trev - he's tried it on me.... said he'd come and take pictures of my layout, but I live in Australia!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: scotsoft on July 30, 2013, 12:40:13 am
Yeah.... don't fall for that one, Trev - he's tried it on me.... said he'd come and take pictures of my layout, but I live in Australia!  :thumbsup:

I don't know what all the fuss is about, I only asked for a return ticket and it wasn't even First Class  :confused1:  :D
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Trev on July 30, 2013, 08:12:14 am
I'm such a trusting fellow that I will send them to him but only once I have recieved the £11,000,000 this Nigerian princess keeps emailing me about. I've sent her my bank details so it shouldn't be long now than I can pay him for the photos.
 :no: :no: :D
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: mereman on July 30, 2013, 01:16:35 pm
 :laughabovepost: :laughabovepost:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: portland-docks on July 30, 2013, 01:35:22 pm
Wsh they would hurry up and release these new duchesses! I soo want one for mine but a front coupler is a must!....and dcc lol
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: lionwing on July 30, 2013, 02:15:02 pm
A little bargain from eBay...

(http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk285/vuldalm/Trains/DSC_0107.jpg) (http://s283.photobucket.com/user/vuldalm/media/Trains/DSC_0107.jpg.html)

(http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk285/vuldalm/Trains/DSC_0108.jpg) (http://s283.photobucket.com/user/vuldalm/media/Trains/DSC_0108.jpg.html)

(http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk285/vuldalm/Trains/DSC_0109.jpg) (http://s283.photobucket.com/user/vuldalm/media/Trains/DSC_0109.jpg.html)

Looking forward to seeing this pulling into Newdale a little later today...
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: portland-docks on July 30, 2013, 02:18:00 pm
And how much was this bargain?
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: lionwing on July 30, 2013, 02:50:29 pm
£46.51...( :D) advertised in mint condition which it certainly appears to be.

I have tracked a few on eBay recently and they seem to range from around £40.00 mark to over £60.00.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Lawrence on July 30, 2013, 03:14:06 pm
No piccies yet, but I did win 9 Atlas freight cars, all in good nick, total including shipping £23.40  :D
Some quite nice cars in their too including a B&O double piggyback trailer
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: newportnobby on July 30, 2013, 03:45:50 pm
No piccies yet, but I did win 9 Atlas freight cars, all in good nick, total including shipping £23.40  :D
Some quite nice cars in their too including a B&O double piggyback trailer

Sounds like a good deal, Lawrence, especially with the B & O trailer :D
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: AC on July 30, 2013, 04:40:01 pm
Not posted for a while. Been working on other none-N Gauge things.

Bought the points for my new layout last week and this afternoon bought a BR Blue Class 14 from Model Railways Direct to keep my Class 04 company...

No pics at the minute, but I'm sure it'll look good with my 04 once I've got some track laid  :D
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: SebBrady on July 30, 2013, 08:09:55 pm
Thought id post up :) get myself out there and known! Purchased these 4 items over the weekend... now having a childhood fascination with the tunnel this was probably the best moment of my train buying obsession! ;) But hey keeps us off the streets ;)

Got my hands on two le-shuttle locomotives (Class 9s) as well as an 8 Car Eurostar set and a 12 car Eurostar set. All in all very very happy! seen here having a test run on the good old unitrack! Enjoy!
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/56/thumb_6248.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=6248)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: scotsoft on July 30, 2013, 08:13:08 pm
Hi Seb,

You will have made a few fans by posting that lot  :D

I have the eight car Eurostar and it is a lovely runner  :thumbsup:

cheers John.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: SebBrady on July 30, 2013, 08:14:27 pm
Great to see people have a good taste in railways then! ;) aha. Ive got so much Kato now im running out of room, they are just absolutely amazing runners!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: scotsoft on July 30, 2013, 08:24:36 pm
I agree with you on that point 100%, I mainly have US locos but also have some UK stock all running on Unitrack.

One of the members here Keith runs TrainTrax and he has good prices on Kato stock  ;)

I hope you find time to post pictures/ videos of more of your stock soon  :thumbsup:

cheers John.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: SebBrady on July 30, 2013, 08:28:11 pm
Most of my stuff is in fact Japanese stock! And yeah I got all my unitrack from Train Trax over the xmas period when I decided it was time I should actually purchase it, when I next have it all out I shall post it up. Is there a specific place on this forum where you post up pictures of your stock?
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: daveg on July 30, 2013, 08:29:26 pm
 :welcomesign: Seb

That's one heck of a starter kit!

Look forward to learning what happens next.

Dave G
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: SebBrady on July 30, 2013, 08:31:27 pm
Hi Daveg, not sure whats in the pipeline next I just saw them and pretty much decided that I needed them, im concentrating on my next jap layout atm however I shall post details soon :)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: scotsoft on July 30, 2013, 08:33:31 pm
You can post them here or there is a Japanese section:
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?board=45.0 (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?board=45.0)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Pengi on July 30, 2013, 09:29:40 pm
Thought id post up :) get myself out there and known! Purchased these 4 items over the weekend... now having a childhood fascination with the tunnel this was probably the best moment of my train buying obsession! ;) But hey keeps us off the streets ;)

Got my hands on two le-shuttle locomotives (Class 9s) as well as an 8 Car Eurostar set and a 12 car Eurostar set. All in all very very happy! seen here having a test run on the good old unitrack! Enjoy!
([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/56/thumb_6248.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=6248[/url])


Just caught up with this thread. Jealous of your 12 car Eurostar  :envy: I have the 8 car model (my first N scale purchase) and also a 10 car Kato Thalys (that I run with 8 cars so that it fits on my station). They are fantastic runners - they sashay through my Kato superelevated S curves at 220 mph scale speed with no issues.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: grumbeast on July 30, 2013, 10:29:26 pm
Awesome purchases Seb!

I also model Japanese trains ( amongst other things too!) and my first purchase in ages arrived Monday.  Granted its not Kato but Tomix (I think the quality is on par no problems) but allow me to introduce one of the most beautiful electric locos ever,


The EF66!

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2852/9401488161_c767a34c56_c.jpg)

Graham
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Claude Dreyfus on July 30, 2013, 10:38:22 pm
Nice!

I do agree...the EF66 is a very stylish loco.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: SebBrady on July 31, 2013, 07:29:48 am
Does look impressive, i have some Tomix stuff as well which like you say is good! Ive been looking at the EF66 for a while now just can never decide if its nice or not! i do love the Jap Loco hauled stuff though!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Claude Dreyfus on July 31, 2013, 07:51:28 am
The prototypes are very flexible...real mixed traffic locos. They are still in service, used on what remaining loco hauled passenger trains (including sleepers) as well as frieght...more often than not long distance container services...
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Lawrence on July 31, 2013, 08:11:01 am
Nice to see a growing interest in Japanese railways on here  :D
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: tadpole on August 01, 2013, 08:45:29 pm
New blue/grey bubble car added to the WR fleet....

Arriving at Salisbury on a morning working from Bristol, paired with a 108.

 (http://i635.photobucket.com/albums/uu73/fletch5535/P1030881_zps5f738b5f.jpg) (http://s635.photobucket.com/user/fletch5535/media/P1030881_zps5f738b5f.jpg.html)

Strengthening a 101 (also a recent addition) on a morning peak working to Bristol.

(http://i635.photobucket.com/albums/uu73/fletch5535/P1030884_zpsb8042ab2.jpg) (http://s635.photobucket.com/user/fletch5535/media/P1030884_zpsb8042ab2.jpg.html)

Filling in for a defective Swindon power car on the afternoon service to (funnily enough) Swindon

(http://i635.photobucket.com/albums/uu73/fletch5535/P1030887_zps34e08428.jpg) (http://s635.photobucket.com/user/fletch5535/media/P1030887_zps34e08428.jpg.html)

I think my decrepit old 101 railcar creation can now be pit out of its misery

(http://i635.photobucket.com/albums/uu73/fletch5535/P1030888_zpsc60e1e6f.jpg) (http://s635.photobucket.com/user/fletch5535/media/P1030888_zpsc60e1e6f.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: texhorse on August 01, 2013, 10:11:49 pm
Here's one of my latest :  Indiana Railroad SD90MAC43.  I have four I purchased within a month, so I'll upload the others shortly.

Andy

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/5541_10151452609426884_1704629905_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: texhorse on August 01, 2013, 11:36:33 pm
This is a Norfolk Southern GEVO in Pennsylvania Heritage colours :

(http://www.nscale.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=42521&d=1370634063]http://www.nscale.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=42521&d=1370634063)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Luke Piewalker on August 02, 2013, 12:16:43 am
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7353/9419541172_b788ce5552.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/64017570@N04/9419541172/)
40 Courtesy of eBay, wagons a souvenir of my trip to NRM Shildon.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Claude Dreyfus on August 02, 2013, 02:07:27 pm
Nice to see a growing interest in Japanese railways on here  :D

A bit like knotweed really!  :uneasy:

Easy to start with, virulent when you get going and once you get it impossible to shake off...not that you would ever wamt to, of course!

That said, my latest arrival is a Bachmann Alco RS3 in NYC livery...in H0! Get thee behind me Satan!  :P
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Only Me on August 02, 2013, 07:57:54 pm
Ive diversified a bit into having some non "Green" diesels, so here is 'Western Courier' in Maroon on shed at Hammingwell TMD undergoing engine overhaul due to complete failure up the Ebay line ;)

(http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/h407/churcp/8DB348FC-639B-461D-ABEB-3C32987E8E0D-864-00000104B44290C0.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: davieb on August 02, 2013, 08:30:18 pm
Hi all  :wave:

The following coach was one of my purchases from the NGS stall at the exhibition last weekend

Be warned there has been a bit of work done to it after the exhibition  :hmmm:

(http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee398/davieb68/IMG_2298_zpsf6460188.jpg) (http://s1225.photobucket.com/user/davieb68/media/IMG_2298_zpsf6460188.jpg.html)

(http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee398/davieb68/IMG_2297_zpsb6b35670.jpg) (http://s1225.photobucket.com/user/davieb68/media/IMG_2297_zpsb6b35670.jpg.html)

dave  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: newportnobby on August 02, 2013, 08:33:50 pm
Wondered why mine didn't look like that :confused1:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: davieb on August 02, 2013, 08:35:21 pm
Wondered why mine didn't look like that :confused1:

You will have to break out the airbrush then  :D

dave  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: scotsoft on August 02, 2013, 09:06:06 pm
Wondered why mine didn't look like that :confused1:

You will have to break out the airbrush then  :D

dave  :thumbsup:

That will mean reading the instructions  :read:

Can't see that happening  8)

cheers John.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: davieb on August 02, 2013, 09:10:00 pm
Wondered why mine didn't look like that :confused1:

You will have to break out the airbrush then  :D

dave  :thumbsup:

That will mean reading the instructions  :read:

Can't see that happening  8)

cheers John.



If they are anything like the instructions that came with my first airbrush, I hope Mick can read Chinese  :doh:

dave  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: newportnobby on August 02, 2013, 09:35:59 pm
Er, excuse me.
How many blokes do you know who read the instructions? :P
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: 1936ace on August 02, 2013, 09:37:46 pm
gary at work does but then again he models HO scale. enough said! :D
Bart
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Oldman on August 02, 2013, 09:41:15 pm
Sorry guys, I read the instructions for most of my purchases.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: newportnobby on August 02, 2013, 09:42:23 pm
I haven't found the instructions for opening the box it came in, Bart :worried:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Only Me on August 02, 2013, 09:45:57 pm
If at first you dont succeed RTFM, apart from that if you are a man it is Taboo :D
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: willintas on August 03, 2013, 04:19:14 am
My very first rolling stock purchase.

(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z212/Y12Will/P8030087700x525_zps8d45adea.jpg) (http://s195.photobucket.com/user/Y12Will/media/P8030087700x525_zps8d45adea.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: scotsoft on August 03, 2013, 09:46:19 am
My very first rolling stock purchase.

A moment to ponder, the very beginning of the slippery slope - there is no return from now on - resistance is futile  ;)

cheers John.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: newportnobby on August 03, 2013, 12:47:38 pm
Having decided I couldn't wait for D6331 to arrive I changed my order to D6319 and it arrived this morning :laugh3:

With Dapol 6 wheel tanks and Dapol Siphon

(http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/j454/nobbynewport/Kimbolted/D63191_zpsd9fcc8a9.jpg) (http://s1086.photobucket.com/user/nobbynewport/media/Kimbolted/D63191_zpsd9fcc8a9.jpg.html)

And with Butterleys on the upper level

(http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/j454/nobbynewport/Kimbolted/D63192_zps542d3762.jpg) (http://s1086.photobucket.com/user/nobbynewport/media/Kimbolted/D63192_zps542d3762.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: texhorse on August 03, 2013, 01:16:12 pm
http://www.trainworldonline.com/upload/iblock/163/16337aa722b5f93e7ef8a24579429d7e.jpg (http://www.trainworldonline.com/upload/iblock/163/16337aa722b5f93e7ef8a24579429d7e.jpg)

Here's the third of my four latest aquisitions.....

Andy
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Skyline2uk on August 03, 2013, 01:21:02 pm
Way-to-show-willpower there Nobby  :D

Lovely looking little loco though. I was shown one of these at Kent Garden Railways recently, but its not really suitably for my layout.

Does it run well?

Skyline2uk
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: texhorse on August 03, 2013, 10:02:20 pm
Here's the last one of my newest locos.  It's carrying the fictitious New York Central System livery, and is, as far as I know, the only N Gauge loco in the world in this livery.  The website for the NYCS fictional company is www.nycsystem.com (http://www.nycsystem.com)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/1001383_10151513965061884_1650503980_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: newportnobby on August 03, 2013, 10:04:48 pm
Way-to-show-willpower there Nobby  :D
Does it run well?

Skyline2uk

What's will power? :confused1: ;)
Sweet runner with good slow movement (and I'm just on analogue!)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Sprintex on August 03, 2013, 10:05:22 pm
Er, excuse me.
How many blokes do you know who read the instructions? :P

I know at least one . . . . ME :P


Paul
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: newportnobby on August 03, 2013, 10:25:17 pm
Er, excuse me.
How many blokes do you know who read the instructions? :P

I know at least one . . . . ME :P

Paul

You're probably told to by Clare :D
Anyway, I thought you were having several birthday drinks tonight ??? :beers:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Sprintex on August 03, 2013, 10:27:13 pm
Always read manuals, saves a lot of hassle later ;)

'Birthday' was yesterday :thumbsup:


Paul
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: upnick on August 04, 2013, 03:26:55 pm
Here's the last one of my newest locos.  It's carrying the fictitious New York Central System livery, and is, as far as I know, the only N Gauge loco in the world in this livery. 



There are 

Life Like  PA /B    along with a  PA  dummy 

Kato  PA

ER  Models RF 16  A - B Sharknose

all in  NYC  paint 

http://www.flickr.com/photos/95515358@N06/sets/72157634929300156/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/95515358@N06/sets/72157634929300156/)



Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: texhorse on August 04, 2013, 04:57:04 pm
Sorry Mate, that should read the only "modern loco" in that livery!  SD70MAC.

Andy
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Agrafarfan on August 07, 2013, 10:39:55 pm
This arrived yesterday. It is a Peco Narrow Gauge Kit NG-652, It's a little steamer my first adventure into Nn3/n-6.5 Narrow Gauge in N. I thought it would be ready painted and plastic but it's a white metal kit might need soldering, I will complete it one day Just need to get a chassis for it, I've orderd some Z gauge track.

I don't know weather to include it in my current layout which I haven't quite built yet (sort of took it down then redoing it properly-ish. I will post some pics of my layout soon honest ;)) or to so a seperate layout. Here are some pics.  :camera:


Not glued just put together
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: EtchedPixels on August 07, 2013, 10:46:27 pm
Glue is quite sufficient - and in many ways a lot easier. Soldering white metal needs a low temperature iron and isn't quite like soldeirng other stuff.

Mine was assembled with evostick impact and has been in one piece for some years.

It's worth spending a little time cleaning up the parts. Some people also like to polish them with toothpaste or similar very fine abrasives to just bring the surface finish up. (Keep it clear of anything used for real teeth cleaning - it contains lead!)

The cab windows open out easily too.

Alan
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Agrafarfan on August 07, 2013, 10:54:17 pm
Thankyou EP for the tips, I wasn't sure about soldering seem tricky. I will go for the glue method as you said.  :thumbsup: it's my first loco kit.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: MinZaPint on August 15, 2013, 05:19:27 pm
New arrivals in the land of nothing much happening!

(http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb474/minzapint/Railway/DSCF2106_zpsd4b1eabd.jpg) (http://s1207.photobucket.com/user/minzapint/media/Railway/DSCF2106_zpsd4b1eabd.jpg.html)

(http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb474/minzapint/Railway/DSCF2107_zps72b231f0.jpg) (http://s1207.photobucket.com/user/minzapint/media/Railway/DSCF2107_zps72b231f0.jpg.html)

In praise of first plus service from Osborns  :thumbsup:, spotted the B sets had been sent to them yesterday afternoon ordered at 1649 packed @ 1715 and much maligned Royal Mail did the rest, well CHUFFED! Wanted the Fruit D so tacked it on the order.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: mereman on August 17, 2013, 06:43:00 pm
Just a few shots of my latest loco and wagons. Sorry no smart layout it's just on my test track.

(http://i1348.photobucket.com/albums/p737/mereman_1/My%20Trains/IMG_2102_zpsbbccb258.jpg) (http://s1348.photobucket.com/user/mereman_1/media/My%20Trains/IMG_2102_zpsbbccb258.jpg.html)
My new Q1 with a few wagons

(http://i1348.photobucket.com/albums/p737/mereman_1/My%20Trains/IMG_2099_zps998c37a6.jpg) (http://s1348.photobucket.com/user/mereman_1/media/My%20Trains/IMG_2099_zps998c37a6.jpg.html)
Just the Q1 a very nice model I'm enjoying playing with it

(http://i1348.photobucket.com/albums/p737/mereman_1/My%20Trains/IMG_2101_zps8c7ddde4.jpg) (http://s1348.photobucket.com/user/mereman_1/media/My%20Trains/IMG_2101_zps8c7ddde4.jpg.html)
2 Gun powder wagons and a brake van

(http://i1348.photobucket.com/albums/p737/mereman_1/My%20Trains/IMG_2100_zps1f14fc32.jpg) (http://s1348.photobucket.com/user/mereman_1/media/My%20Trains/IMG_2100_zps1f14fc32.jpg.html)
Anyone know what the first wagon is  :doh: Really glad I got the NGF wagon.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: scotsoft on August 17, 2013, 06:47:33 pm
We seem to be in a similar place as far as layouts go  :D

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/56/thumb_6433.JPG) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=6433)

cheers John.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: mereman on August 17, 2013, 07:26:29 pm
As I had my camera out I thought I'd just take some pictures of the rest of my stock.

(http://i1348.photobucket.com/albums/p737/mereman_1/My%20Trains/IMG_2107_zpsee5f6dac.jpg) (http://s1348.photobucket.com/user/mereman_1/media/My%20Trains/IMG_2107_zpsee5f6dac.jpg.html)
Flying Scotsman from Dapols DCC starter kit.

(http://i1348.photobucket.com/albums/p737/mereman_1/My%20Trains/IMG_2104_zpsba3d9d05.jpg) (http://s1348.photobucket.com/user/mereman_1/media/My%20Trains/IMG_2104_zpsba3d9d05.jpg.html)
The coaches for the above

(http://i1348.photobucket.com/albums/p737/mereman_1/My%20Trains/IMG_2108_zps4e0d7bfc.jpg) (http://s1348.photobucket.com/user/mereman_1/media/My%20Trains/IMG_2108_zps4e0d7bfc.jpg.html)
My A4 Silver King

(http://i1348.photobucket.com/albums/p737/mereman_1/My%20Trains/IMG_2114_zpsb63ed7b0.jpg) (http://s1348.photobucket.com/user/mereman_1/media/My%20Trains/IMG_2114_zpsb63ed7b0.jpg.html)
New Coaches GF 374-825A and 374-840A

(http://i1348.photobucket.com/albums/p737/mereman_1/My%20Trains/IMG_2111_zps2c8f20ae.jpg) (http://s1348.photobucket.com/user/mereman_1/media/My%20Trains/IMG_2111_zps2c8f20ae.jpg.html)
GF TPO 374-901A a slight mistake as it about 30 years to young for my era :D But 'ell I like it and Rule #1 being used :laugh3:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: CarriageShed on August 18, 2013, 10:26:26 am
Great photos, Mereman. I do love the Royal Mail carriage, even though it's also way outside the era I'm aiming for.

I'm here to admit that I've been a very bad boy  :-[ I'm supposed to be saving for a house move, but Rails of Sheffield were selling off a whole lot of second-hand and kit locos on Friday, and every one of them went way over my minuscule budget. So yesterday I went a little bit insane and spent double the budget on a lovely Langley kit of an LMS 4-6-2T Prince of Wales. If there was a Mrs Pete33 then I'd be in the dog house, but as it is I'm keeping very quiet and admitting nothing to no one... Umm...  :hmmm:

Photos when the loco arrives.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Trev on August 18, 2013, 10:42:42 am
 :D
I was watching that one as well but decided against buying as I'd bought a crimson Jubilee for £40 the day before, also from Rails. They have had a lot of N gauge listed recently including about 8 Jubilees.
I was also watching their auction for the Flatiron that finished about the same time as the Prince of Wales
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: CarriageShed on August 18, 2013, 01:19:16 pm
Rails really do come up with some lovely locos, but they almost always go for premium prices, so watching them can be a bit painful at times  :D
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: EtchedPixels on August 18, 2013, 01:54:13 pm
Th Flatiron and other ABS kits are hard to find because Mr ABS has retired and as far as I know never passed the tools on to anyone else. Great shame really as included some rather nice steam loco kits.

Alan
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: 1936ace on August 19, 2013, 07:21:10 am
hi all,

I had a bit of a spendy month for July and heres the proof.

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/56/thumb_6446.JPG) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=6446)

cheers
bart
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Sprintex on August 19, 2013, 07:22:56 am
A bit?? :laugh:


Paul
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: 1936ace on August 19, 2013, 07:30:02 am
I already hade the Hornsby lyddle set but got another of ebay for $25 in total very happy. I also got a 50 and 40 but they are put away for Father's Day
Go me!
Bart
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: 1936ace on August 19, 2013, 07:31:04 am
And my first real weathered purchases too

Bart
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: daveg on August 19, 2013, 08:37:59 am
Excellent!

I've been buying stuff like a mad man since the end of April. Not unpacked anything other than to test run the  locos:

Dapol Class 22
Dapol Class 26
GF Class 411 EMU
GF Deltic DP1

I blame the fumes from all the paint I've been using to redecorate the entire house - only 4 more rooms to go!

Dave G
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: 1936ace on August 19, 2013, 09:05:35 am
Hi Dave wish I had used that excuse as I have just done the repaint too. So going by the remaining rooms what are the remaining six locos that may mysteriously turn up in the mail box

Bart
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: daveg on August 19, 2013, 10:18:49 am
G'day Bart

How perceptive of you!

These are on pre-order with that lot in Liverpool:

Steamers
Class 7P, ‘City of London’ crimson, late BR crest.
Class V Schools ‘Tonbridge’ SR Malachite green
Class 4073 Castle ‘Earl of Dunraven’

Diesel
Class 22 (another one!)

The only one with a due date is the Class 22 which is 'any minute now'.

Plenty more on the wish list but now mainly diesel as the head count on kettles will be up to 16 when I get the above.

Dave G
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: 1936ace on August 19, 2013, 11:24:32 am
dave,

using your current strategy I need to paint another house as I have / want / need a 22, 50, 52, 27, 25, 31, 33, 411 because the look nice, and maybe a fairburn

bart
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: daveg on August 19, 2013, 11:37:12 am
dave,

using your current strategy I need to paint another house as I have / want / need a 22, 50, 52, 27, 25, 31, 33, 411 because the look nice, and maybe a fairburn

bart


I'd try and think of another, easier excuse if you can but that's the best reason to buy any or all of them.  :drool:

Rule 1 will be strenuously applied! :D

Just thinking how I get a stair tower in to reach the ceiling. Any one doing cheap sky hooks?  :worried:

Dave G
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: scotsoft on August 19, 2013, 11:42:16 am
dave,

using your current strategy I need to paint another house as I have / want / need a 22, 50, 52, 27, 25, 31, 33, 411 because the look nice, and maybe a fairburn

bart


Just thinking how I get a stair tower in to reach the ceiling. Any one doing cheap sky hooks?  :worried:

Dave G


http://www.e-shopfittings.co.uk/poster_hanging_fittings/sky_hooks/5924_p.html (http://www.e-shopfittings.co.uk/poster_hanging_fittings/sky_hooks/5924_p.html)   :D
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: daveg on August 19, 2013, 11:44:22 am
You're a pal!  :laughabovepost:

All I need now is a tower so I can reach to hang the hooks up!

Dave G
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: 1936ace on August 19, 2013, 11:50:43 am
Stilts dave plus it would be as funny as hell to see if no well you fell of them :D
Bart
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: daveg on August 19, 2013, 12:01:33 pm
At 5' 53/4'', I need a parachute when stepping off the kerb, so no more heightists jokes, please.

I'm a very sensitive person, as you may well have already gathered!  :nerner:


Any road up, it's  :offtopicsign: (but fun!)

Dave G
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: lionwing on August 19, 2013, 01:43:52 pm
New B-Set from Osborns...will be deployed later on a evening service out of Newdale!

(http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk285/vuldalm/Trains/DSC_0143.jpg) (http://s283.photobucket.com/user/vuldalm/media/Trains/DSC_0143.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: EtchedPixels on August 19, 2013, 02:11:50 pm
At 5' 53/4'', I need a parachute when stepping off the kerb, so no more heightists jokes, please.

If you ever get the chance to stand on the footplate of an older steam loco or many of the old narrow gauge locos you'll get the last laugh. They weren't designed for tall folk
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: REGP on August 19, 2013, 03:30:52 pm
Lionwing

Are these the shirtbutton ones?

If so the ones I pre ordered and paid for a set last year should be on their way.

Ray
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: lionwing on August 19, 2013, 03:40:29 pm
Lionwing

Are these the shirtbutton ones?

If so the ones I pre ordered and paid for a set last year should be on their way.

Ray

They are.

Ordered and paid for on Friday and arrived today.

Richard
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: daveg on August 19, 2013, 03:53:46 pm
Lionwing

Are these the shirtbutton ones?

If so the ones I pre ordered and paid for a set last year should be on their way.

Ray


Osborn's are also doing a Collett 6 pack with SB.
http://www.osbornsmodels.com/dapol-nc-056set-gwr-colletts-set-of-6-coaches-11583-p.asp (http://www.osbornsmodels.com/dapol-nc-056set-gwr-colletts-set-of-6-coaches-11583-p.asp)

Dave G
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: REGP on August 19, 2013, 04:04:43 pm
Thanks Dave

I did know about these and had added some to my original order but to be delivered at same time, hopefully this week.

Ray
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Agrafarfan on August 21, 2013, 04:19:04 pm
I went for a job interview today at a toy shop and I discovered this so just for fun I will put a few pics of my new cheap loco on here. I might not count cause it's a toy one by Siki  :D

It looked 1:160 but I think its bigger.


I tried to get in on the rails but the wheels are just a fraction too big, shame really cause the wheels are only a few millimetres out.




Its unpowered obviously and not much detail but it does have moving couplers and if you buy two you can connect them together.

I know it's not a real model one but it only cost £6 absolute bargain if you ask me. :P

I wounder what scale it actually is?

Any Siku do some cheap stuff like tractors this might be a cheap way to get some stuff.

Ian :)

PS Its made out of metal
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: daveg on August 21, 2013, 05:20:37 pm
Pop it in the background somewhere!

Hope the interview went well.

Dave G
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: scotsoft on August 21, 2013, 05:47:37 pm
I know it's not a real model one but it only cost £6 absolute bargain if you ask me. :P
They are going for around £10 on eBay

Any Siku do some cheap stuff like tractors this might be a cheap way to get some stuff.
There are tractors but they are 1:32 and 1:87 scales  :thumbsdown:

Ian :)

PS Its made out of metal

It is a nice looking tram and if you put some people and illumination inside it would make a good looking static model  :thumbsup:

cheers John.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: EtchedPixels on August 21, 2013, 05:52:09 pm
From the picture it looks like it could be N scale but continental loading gauge. Hard to tell without playing "guess the prototype".

What is the actual distance between the wheel flanges ?
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: cookiescrumble on August 21, 2013, 07:10:55 pm
A few additions to my growing fleet:

I couple of purchases from Model Railways Direct and their recent sale

Class 108 in Blue/Grey Livery

(http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a330/cookiescrumble/IMG_0176.jpg) (http://s14.photobucket.com/user/cookiescrumble/media/IMG_0176.jpg.html)

Class 14 in BR Blue, this is a stunning little train!

(http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a330/cookiescrumble/IMG_0175.jpg) (http://s14.photobucket.com/user/cookiescrumble/media/IMG_0175.jpg.html)

and a purchase from my local model

Class 37 in BR Green

(http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a330/cookiescrumble/IMG_0174.jpg) (http://s14.photobucket.com/user/cookiescrumble/media/IMG_0174.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: daveg on August 21, 2013, 07:19:28 pm
Nice!

Dave G
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Agrafarfan on August 21, 2013, 07:58:54 pm
From the picture it looks like it could be N scale but continental loading gauge. Hard to tell without playing "guess the prototype".

What is the actual distance between the wheel flanges ?

Hi,

Just measured it and it's about 10mm between the wheels. I think it's something like a DB br641, Arnold do one like it for about £140 it's something like a diesel rail car.

I was thinking unscrewing the bottom and put some n gauge wheels in. It was a fun buy. :)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Agrafarfan on August 21, 2013, 08:01:04 pm
Pop it in the background somewhere!

Hope the interview went well.

Dave G

The interview went very well. I think I might make a model museum and I can put that in the background somewhere.  :)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Agrafarfan on August 21, 2013, 08:03:22 pm
I know it's not a real model one but it only cost £6 absolute bargain if you ask me. :P
They are going for around £10 on eBay

Any Siku do some cheap stuff like tractors this might be a cheap way to get some stuff.
There are tractors but they are 1:32 and 1:87 scales  :thumbsdown:

Ian :)

PS Its made out of metal

It is a nice looking tram and if you put some people and illumination inside it would make a good looking static model  :thumbsup:

cheers John.

That's a good idea I have got some people I actually thought about putting them in there. ;)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: EtchedPixels on August 21, 2013, 08:11:28 pm
From the picture it looks like it could be N scale but continental loading gauge. Hard to tell without playing "guess the prototype".

What is the actual distance between the wheel flanges ?

Hi,

Just measured it and it's about 10mm between the wheels. I think it's something like a DB br641, Arnold do one like it for about £140 it's something like a diesel rail car.

I was thinking unscrewing the bottom and put some n gauge wheels in. It was a fun buy. :)

10mm would be about 1:144 or thereabouts - would make sense for diecast.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Luke Piewalker on August 22, 2013, 09:26:47 pm
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2862/9572979522_0758127208.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/64017570@N04/9572979522/)
ngf (http://www.flickr.com/photos/64017570@N04/9572979522/#) by Luke Piewalker (http://www.flickr.com/people/64017570@N04/), on Flickr

Look what arrived in the post today
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: CarriageShed on August 22, 2013, 11:21:39 pm
Th Flatiron and other ABS kits are hard to find because Mr ABS has retired and as far as I know never passed the tools on to anyone else. Great shame really as included some rather nice steam loco kits.


The Flatiron is definitely one I'd like to get my hands on, so it's a real shame it's no longer in production.

Here's the 4-6-2T Prince of Wales from Rails of Sheffield. It's a lovely looking loco, and it works well on a short piece of test track, but I think it needs a proper run in as it was a bit sticky over the Setrack points.

(http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a565/NGauge33/Rolling%20Stock/DSCN8980_zpsab513ad4.jpg) (http://s1284.photobucket.com/user/NGauge33/media/Rolling%20Stock/DSCN8980_zpsab513ad4.jpg.html)

(http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a565/NGauge33/Rolling%20Stock/DSCN8983_zps495026d3.jpg) (http://s1284.photobucket.com/user/NGauge33/media/Rolling%20Stock/DSCN8983_zps495026d3.jpg.html)

(http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a565/NGauge33/Rolling%20Stock/DSCN8982_zps2621e524.jpg) (http://s1284.photobucket.com/user/NGauge33/media/Rolling%20Stock/DSCN8982_zps2621e524.jpg.html)

And here's a long-desired LMS 2-8-0 8F that I recently got my hands on, although not the right model to convert into an S&DJR 2-8-0. Never mind. It will certainly do.

(http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a565/NGauge33/Rolling%20Stock/DSCN8986_zps033c6b51.jpg) (http://s1284.photobucket.com/user/NGauge33/media/Rolling%20Stock/DSCN8986_zps033c6b51.jpg.html)

(http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a565/NGauge33/Rolling%20Stock/DSCN8985_zps7643511c.jpg) (http://s1284.photobucket.com/user/NGauge33/media/Rolling%20Stock/DSCN8985_zps7643511c.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Trev on August 23, 2013, 04:24:01 am
Nice!
Your photos of the Prince of Wales certainly do it more justice than the photo that Sheffield put on Ebay.  Looks a cracker.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: CarriageShed on August 23, 2013, 11:45:25 am
Nice!
Your photos of the Prince of Wales certainly do it more justice than the photo that Sheffield put on Ebay.  Looks a cracker.

Thanks Trev. My camera has a handy macro setting that handles some fantastic close-ups.

The PoW came complete with original box and full assembly instructions, which were great to have. You never know, thanks to this I might even be tempted into kit building my own loco in a couple of years. I love the uniqueness of having a good-looking kit loco (this is my third), although I think this one could do with a few minor cosmetic improvements, like a sprinkling of 'real' coal over the top of the bunker and perhaps a red buffer beam (I need to check on this).

Peter
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Trev on August 23, 2013, 12:44:14 pm
What other kits have you got Pete?
I'm the same as you about having unique locos. At the moment I've nearly fiinished an old ex L&Y saddle tank kit that I've had for years plus I've got a Flatiron to build. Again, I've had the for years sat in the tool box.

I've got the same 8F as well but although I've not checked, to me, the wheels look too small.

Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: CarriageShed on August 23, 2013, 05:38:41 pm
These are the other two, an SR Class Z 0-8-0T and an SR 0-4-0 Side Tank. The latter seems to suffer from wheelspinning and is very lightweight in what it can pull, but I've only been able to give it limited testing on a small oval of track. The Class Z seems to be quite powerful, if a little slow and heavy (not surprising given the 0-8-0 chassis!)

I haven't made any kits at all - I've only just returned to the hobby and won't be able to build a layout until next year. For now I'm hunting for bargain locos and rolling stock, mostly on Fleabay, and sometimes spending too much for a 'bargain'!

I hope to make a start on loco work by upgrading some of their detailing, adding 'real' coal loads, new N Brass bogies for the Merchant Navys, etc, and maybe some renumbering, but again it'll have to wait a while.

(http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a565/NGauge33/Rolling%20Stock/DSCN7660_zps2bde42b5.jpg) (http://s1284.photobucket.com/user/NGauge33/media/Rolling%20Stock/DSCN7660_zps2bde42b5.jpg.html)

(http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a565/NGauge33/Rolling%20Stock/DSCN7656_zps27ca73fd.jpg) (http://s1284.photobucket.com/user/NGauge33/media/Rolling%20Stock/DSCN7656_zps27ca73fd.jpg.html)

If you're building your own loco kits, then there's now a dedicated thread to it. Perhaps you could post some photos of your work there?  ;)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: EtchedPixels on August 23, 2013, 06:20:42 pm
The bottom one is the Peco B4 on the old 0-4-0 chassis. Quite hard to find and the chassis in working order are very hard to find. Wheelspin seems a bit odd - oil perhaps, or if one wheel is stuck could be split gears ?

Nice little loco if a little dimensionally challenged.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: CarriageShed on August 23, 2013, 08:43:06 pm
The bottom one is the Peco B4 on the old 0-4-0 chassis. Quite hard to find and the chassis in working order are very hard to find. Wheelspin seems a bit odd - oil perhaps, or if one wheel is stuck could be split gears ?

Nice little loco if a little dimensionally challenged.

I must have been quite lucky with that one. I certainly haven't seen any more of them crop up since I got this in April.

I only managed to give it a quick twenty minutes of test-running on an oval of track in mid-June, and I didn't think of (or know to) look out for sticky wheels. I'll bear it in mind when I can get a more permanent test track assembled in October, and if it still wheelspins, you can be sure I'll come back here for help and advice  ;)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: steam-driven boy on August 24, 2013, 07:13:51 am
Hi,
I mentioned in a previous post the Kirow crane David of bmthtrains 'fame' was about to make available, well:
inevitably, I just couldn't help myself.
Printed by Shapeways, David has his web shop http://modernimagemodels.co.uk/ (http://modernimagemodels.co.uk/) with links so they can be ordered directly.
David/MIM will be at TINGS with samples of his wares to tempt  ;)
Downloads from his site offer artwork for printing your own windows and transfers, in his case the Balfour Beatty livery, although being an awkward customer I will try a stab at the Colas livery when I'm able:
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8518/8433915662_10e7ac04dc_o.jpg (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8518/8433915662_10e7ac04dc_o.jpg)
I'm awaiting the set of runner wagons, which Shapeways robots will, no doubt, get sorted promptly  8)

Regards, Gerry.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Ollie3440 on August 24, 2013, 08:57:55 pm
New arrival on Sheaf! I picked up my new (Third) Dapol Pannier today. This will be re-numbered to 9600 as preserved at Tyseley :D
(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii309/olliereading1123/N%20Gauge/SDC16202.jpg) (http://s267.photobucket.com/user/olliereading1123/media/N%20Gauge/SDC16202.jpg.html)
(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii309/olliereading1123/N%20Gauge/SDC16204.jpg) (http://s267.photobucket.com/user/olliereading1123/media/N%20Gauge/SDC16204.jpg.html)

Ollie

 :NGaugersRule:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Andy T on August 24, 2013, 09:01:33 pm
No then ollie , That would not be the panniers that i looked at today would it ?
Unfortunately i have to wait for my loco purchase 2 weeks to T.I.N.G.S :)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Ollie3440 on August 24, 2013, 09:15:21 pm
No then ollie , That would not be the panniers that i looked at today would it ?
Unfortunately i have to wait for my loco purchase 2 weeks to T.I.N.G.S :)

It certainly is the one you looked at today. Well my London Transport one was looking a bit lonely on my Vintage Trains stock :P

Ollie

 :NGaugersRule:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Andy T on August 25, 2013, 09:08:21 pm
Ha Ha Ha , I like it but my father wants the BR Black one , Might sneak one on his layout  :D
 
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: gc4946 on August 26, 2013, 06:02:44 pm
On Saturday I visited the Skipton show and bought from their club stand a used Poole-made Farish DMU and BR 20T brake van.
The Poole DMU has the rare white plastic gears, supposedly more durable than their black versions more commonly used on their diesels.

Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: scotsoft on August 26, 2013, 06:06:22 pm
Good looking DMU, it looks as if it has been well looked after  :thumbsup:

cheers John.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Only Me on August 27, 2013, 08:44:19 pm
Just two new ones recently:-

Driver Bob standing with his new charge!

(http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/h407/churcp/800A04A9-AFBA-43C5-A9F9-23E618F86399-1326-000001F61076D4FD_zps8c64a522.jpg)


And a Western partially resprayed waiting to enter the paintshop for some lower bogey and buffer beam work.

(http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/h407/churcp/27769644-6848-4020-85DD-C56EE67C510D-1326-000001F61F22B9F1_zpsa3dc18f2.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: mokjumbo on August 31, 2013, 01:10:03 pm
Here`s my latest loco.(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/56/thumb_6653.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=6653)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: johnlambert on August 31, 2013, 01:43:03 pm
And?  How does it run?  Looks good, I'm waiting for the blue, maroon and green versions.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: mokjumbo on August 31, 2013, 01:51:56 pm
Runs very well,quiet and controllable at all speeds.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Wayne 56089 on August 31, 2013, 07:15:35 pm
Couple of new additions to my fleet, makes my depot a tad more interesting now to operate  :D

(http://i1330.photobucket.com/albums/w577/Wayne-56089/image_zps57b29d09.jpg) (http://s1330.photobucket.com/user/Wayne-56089/media/image_zps57b29d09.jpg.html)


(http://i1330.photobucket.com/albums/w577/Wayne-56089/image_zps99f25d9d.jpg) (http://s1330.photobucket.com/user/Wayne-56089/media/image_zps99f25d9d.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: bluedepot on August 31, 2013, 08:53:34 pm
is that a dapol western?  if yes please post some more pictures!

nice 47 and 26 as well.  I would like an intercity class 47 too but would prefer intercity swallow livery.

cheers


tim
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: mokjumbo on August 31, 2013, 09:20:54 pm
is that a dapol western?  if yes please post some more pictures!

nice 47 and 26 as well.  I would like an intercity class 47 too but would prefer intercity swallow livery.

cheers
Yes,it`s Osborn`s limited edition one.I`ll see if I can get some more pics tomorrow.

tim
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: newportnobby on August 31, 2013, 09:44:31 pm
Here`s my latest loco.([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/56/thumb_6653.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=6653[/url])


Looks very nice from the side so some more pics will be good.
Have you removed the coupling from the right hand end? :confused1:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Sea Mills on September 01, 2013, 08:19:04 am
NN

That's how they come.   There is an additional bogie with NEM pocket in the pack.

David
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: mokjumbo on September 01, 2013, 11:08:55 am
More pics.(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/56/thumb_6666.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=6666) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/56/thumb_6665.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=6665) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/56/thumb_6664.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=6664)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: bluedepot on September 01, 2013, 11:36:59 am
cheers mate

it looks nice

I wouldn't mind one in maroon


tim
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Jerry Howlett on September 01, 2013, 03:32:43 pm
Mokjumbo,

Nice even it is a Diseasel, remember the real thing at Bath Spa on my first trip onto the western as a babe just out of arms okay as an annoying brat.

Later years saw the whole class and even managed a couple of back cab rides home when I worked at Swindon drivers BOOP.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Luke Piewalker on September 02, 2013, 08:29:47 pm
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2873/9655078561_6b322a3d63.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/64017570@N04/9655078561/)

Bachmann Union Pacific GP50
Maybe not the most recent chassis or festooned in fine detail, but £25 says it will do...
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: scotsoft on September 02, 2013, 10:17:51 pm
([url]http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2873/9655078561_6b322a3d63.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://www.flickr.com/photos/64017570@N04/9655078561/[/url])

Bachmann Union Pacific GP50
Maybe not the most recent chassis or festooned in fine detail, but £25 says it will do...


You never notice the fine detail as it is going round anyway  :D
These look good in a three or four header especially as you can sometimes pick up dummy locos  :thumbsup:

cheers John.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Chetcombe on September 02, 2013, 11:20:56 pm
 :NGaugeForum:
More pics.([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/56/thumb_6666.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=6666[/url]) ([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/56/thumb_6665.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=6665[/url]) ([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/56/thumb_6664.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=6664[/url])


Gorgeous :thumbsup:

Just looked up the dates Western Enterprise carried the Golden Ochre with small yellow ends: November 5th 1962 thru October 8th 1964. My layout covers 1964 thru 1976, so I am very tempted!

Thanks for posting
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: bluedepot on September 03, 2013, 06:56:54 pm
1/144 scale DC-3

(http://i782.photobucket.com/albums/yy103/bluedepot/SAM_1267edited_zpsf6f61bb8.jpg) (http://s782.photobucket.com/user/bluedepot/media/SAM_1267edited_zpsf6f61bb8.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: CarriageShed on September 03, 2013, 08:22:14 pm
1/144 scale DC-3

([url]http://i782.photobucket.com/albums/yy103/bluedepot/SAM_1267edited_zpsf6f61bb8.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s782.photobucket.com/user/bluedepot/media/SAM_1267edited_zpsf6f61bb8.jpg.html[/url])


Nice wings. I've never seen a modelled airfield next to a railway...
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: class37025 on September 03, 2013, 08:33:47 pm
didn't Tank have one with the best aircraft ever on it and loads of rockapes  ;D
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: bluedepot on September 03, 2013, 09:10:34 pm
hi,

a model of an aviation museum would be excellent.  you could show some of an airport / taxiway / runway on the back scene.  the aviation museum itself could literally just be a hanger and 4 or 5 aircraft parked up on concrete or grass.  there are quite a few corgi model aircraft to choose from now as well as kits.

anyway my DC-3 won't actually be on my layout, it will be on a shelf somewhere! 


tim
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: CarriageShed on September 04, 2013, 08:15:23 pm
While there seems to be a dearth of Southern Railway RTR locos available on the secondhand market at the moment, the gap seems to have been filled very well by the LMS. My latest 'wohoo!' addition to the stud is this lovely little 0-6-0 Fowler 4F.

Can't wait to give it a good run and see what it's capable of.

(http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a565/NGauge33/Rolling%20Stock/DSCN9002_zps2f865bb5.jpg) (http://s1284.photobucket.com/user/NGauge33/media/Rolling%20Stock/DSCN9002_zps2f865bb5.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Agrafarfan on September 04, 2013, 08:31:52 pm
While there seems to be a dearth of Southern Railway RTR locos available on the secondhand market at the moment, the gap seems to have been filled very well by the LMS. My latest 'wohoo!' addition to the stud is this lovely little 0-6-0 Fowler 4F.

Can't wait to give it a good run and see what it's capable of.

([url]http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a565/NGauge33/Rolling%20Stock/DSCN9002_zps2f865bb5.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1284.photobucket.com/user/NGauge33/media/Rolling%20Stock/DSCN9002_zps2f865bb5.jpg.html[/url])


Nice looking loco, looks in good condition too  :thumbsup:
I never heard of gem before.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: newportnobby on September 04, 2013, 08:32:51 pm
I used to buy bags of iced ones :-[
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Skyline2uk on September 04, 2013, 08:37:19 pm
 :laughabovepost:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: EtchedPixels on September 04, 2013, 09:31:22 pm
Nice looking loco, looks in good condition too  :thumbsup:
I never heard of gem before.


GEM is an old old producer of kits (George E Mellor if I remember correctly) in OO, TT, and N. Various white metalkits of differing quality. The 4F is in some ways better than the RTR one but only if you are good at building them. This one looks to have been extremely well made.

I have part of one somewhere. The boiler and various other bits are the scrap around the back of the engine shed on Planby.

The GEM and Fleetline range is now owned by Lytchett Manor Models who have so far re-released the 28XX, L&Y Aspinall 0-6-0ST (lovely little loco), SR Z class 0-8-0 tank, J39 and the LMS/BR 7F. The S&D 7F is supposed to be re-appearing at TINGS.

They are also having a sale of signs

http://www.lytchettmanor.co.uk/clearance-items.html (http://www.lytchettmanor.co.uk/clearance-items.html)


Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Dorsetmike on September 04, 2013, 09:47:11 pm
Quote
. The S&D 7F is supposed to be re-appearing at TINGS.

They did ask for email orders by last weekend on the Yahoo N gauge group last week.

Has anybody noticed their postal address  is the old Farish Poole factory site, recently moved there.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: CarriageShed on September 04, 2013, 11:42:18 pm
GEM is an old old producer of kits (George E Mellor if I remember correctly) in OO, TT, and N. Various white metalkits of differing quality. The 4F is in some ways better than the RTR one but only if you are good at building them. This one looks to have been extremely well made.

It does look as though it's in very good condition. There are just a few tiny scratches in the paintwork that will need to be touched up, but that's all. It was a bit reluctant to run on the short piece of test track I have at the moment, but I'm hoping that a good run around a test oval after I've moved house will wake it up.

The GEM and Fleetline range is now owned by Lytchett Manor Models who have so far re-released the 28XX, L&Y Aspinall 0-6-0ST (lovely little loco), SR Z class 0-8-0 tank, J39 and the LMS/BR 7F. The S&D 7F is supposed to be re-appearing at TINGS.

I have the SR Z Class, too. Like the 7F, that goes on a Graham Farish 2-8-0 chassis, although with the 2 removed of course. I'd love to have the 7F in S&D black, but building it is certainly out of my league for a while.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Gooner1953 on September 05, 2013, 03:44:57 am


(http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a565/NGauge33/Rolling%20Stock/DSCN9002_zps2f865bb5.jpg) (http://s1284.photobucket.com/user/NGauge33/media/Rolling%20Stock/DSCN9002_zps2f865bb5.jpg.html)

That looks really good Peter; as Alan says, better than the RTR version! You are going to have an impressive loco stable by the time you move....

Nick
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: CarriageShed on September 05, 2013, 09:52:44 am
That looks really good Peter; as Alan says, better than the RTR version! You are going to have an impressive loco stable by the time you move....

Nick

Well I'm up to nineteen locos already and the move is pencilled in for the end of the month. I might already have managed impressive, or is nineteen still in the beginner's class?  :hmmm:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Only Me on September 05, 2013, 09:55:35 am
That looks really good Peter; as Alan says, better than the RTR version! You are going to have an impressive loco stable by the time you move....

Nick

Well I'm up to nineteen locos already and the move is pencilled in for the end of the month. I might already have managed impressive, or is nineteen still in the beginner's class?  :hmmm:

You are not classed as Elite until you have at least one display case full of locos and then the rest that you purchase on whims which you don't really need start to pile up in the foam storage boxes until Lidl bring out the next series of display boxes  :hmmm:

I mean what the heck does my 1950's layout want with five class 170's, one Cl 56, Once Cl67 and three Class 66's... They looked cool so I bought em :D
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: CarriageShed on September 05, 2013, 11:15:41 am
I can see that I'm a mere beginner, a humble disciple kneeling at the feet of far greater beings  :D

 :admiration:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: mereman on September 05, 2013, 01:20:28 pm
I hate to think what that makes me*.. with all of 4 locos :D


*Please be kind when you answer that ;D
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Dorsetmike on September 05, 2013, 01:53:08 pm
I hate to think what that makes me*.. with all of 4 locos :D


*Please be kind when you answer that ;D

Well you've got to start somewhere, I started with only two, that grew to over 50 before I got made redundant and has since regrown to over 20 with about half a dozen more in various stages of construction (read hacking and bashing)

Nil perspirandum!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: newportnobby on September 05, 2013, 09:31:08 pm
My dear Mum dragged me out to Bygone Times at Ecclestone which, for those who don't know it, is basically a warehouse full of bric-a-brac and collectibles (in other words piles of expensive  :poop:)
However, in a small glass cabinet I spied this Peco Fish Van reference NR6 and got it for a fiver :thumbsup:

(http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/j454/nobbynewport/General/PecoNR6Fishvan_zps57133f13.jpg) (http://s1086.photobucket.com/user/nobbynewport/media/General/PecoNR6Fishvan_zps57133f13.jpg.html)

The original card with it states on the reverse "other Peco wagons can be seen in the Peco Catalogue priced at 3/- :D
I think my oldest Peco catalogue is 1998 and it doesn't appear in that, although my 2000 edition does show an NR6B Fish Van in white.
Having measured the length of the van it appears to come out at 54mm (27ft in real money).
Does anyone know anything about these vans please (apart from being used to transport fish ::))
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: steam-driven boy on September 06, 2013, 01:20:52 pm
Hi,
My D1000 arrived Wednesday, oiled and run in as per instructions - very nice  :thumbsup:
Also, some more furrin' critters, not the Kato pre-order as I was advised they're now most likely Oct/Nov.  So I put their budget into:
Fox Valley Models NS Heritage in original Norfolk Southern as well as the Norfolk and Western schemes, also running smoothly on the rolling road :thumbsup:

Regards, Gerry.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: texhorse on September 06, 2013, 02:00:56 pm
Very nice indeed, Gerry.  Do your Westerns and GEVOs run on the same layout?

Andy
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: mereman on September 06, 2013, 02:47:57 pm
Just got the camera out to show progress on layout so I thought I'd do a couple of shots of my latest train.

(http://i1348.photobucket.com/albums/p737/mereman_1/My%20Trains/IMG_2210_zps8f185832.jpg) (http://s1348.photobucket.com/user/mereman_1/media/My%20Trains/IMG_2210_zps8f185832.jpg.html)

(http://i1348.photobucket.com/albums/p737/mereman_1/My%20Trains/IMG_2209_zpsd704df9a.jpg) (http://s1348.photobucket.com/user/mereman_1/media/My%20Trains/IMG_2209_zpsd704df9a.jpg.html)

I certain you all know what it is (5700 with early crest not to forget the NGF wagon)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: steam-driven boy on September 06, 2013, 03:24:33 pm
Hi again Andy,
Very nice indeed, Gerry.  Do your Westerns and GEVOs run on the same layout?
Thanks, certainly not at the same time but, yes, on the same layout - 're-dressed' as best I can to at least hint of a US location.
The Brit stuff has to be the priority, so I'll just have to turn a deaf eye to the intended third-rail, and be less than detailed with some things like road markings perhaps.
The platforms and station buildings there-on will, for the most part, be replaceable to help the pretence along.  The only fixed platform area is as seen in the background, and that will mostly be masked by the Hotel/Booking Hall immediately above the 'hatched' area in the photo's.
Ambient and loco sounds should help the illusion along, hopefully...  ;)

I know many people happily run anything, I don't have any problem with that  :thumbsup: , but it's not for me.

Regards, Gerry  8)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: stevieboy on September 06, 2013, 06:23:13 pm
Currently running in as we speak:

(http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a593/stevieboy-15/IMAG1744_zpsc75de0fd.jpg)

Not my era but the quality of the loco sold it to me, plus the fact the Green LC is months away.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: johnlambert on September 07, 2013, 08:55:47 pm
Here are my purchases from TINGS:

Two Dapol B1s in BR Black (early and late crest, 61363 and 61406 respectively) and a BR Standard 3 tank.
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j154/fourwheelsteer/Train%20and%20model%20rail%20stuff/Model%20Locomotives/100_4255_zps80e858a6.jpg) (http://s79.photobucket.com/user/fourwheelsteer/media/Train%20and%20model%20rail%20stuff/Model%20Locomotives/100_4255_zps80e858a6.jpg.html)

(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j154/fourwheelsteer/Train%20and%20model%20rail%20stuff/Model%20Locomotives/100_4257_zps91b4d704.jpg) (http://s79.photobucket.com/user/fourwheelsteer/media/Train%20and%20model%20rail%20stuff/Model%20Locomotives/100_4257_zps91b4d704.jpg.html)

Rolling stock

3 BR Mk1s; Crimson/Cream Composite Corridor, Chocolate/Cream Composite Corridor and RMB.  Also 3 Dapol Blue Spot fish vans (different numbers) and Graham Farish Insulated Van and Brake Van.
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j154/fourwheelsteer/Train%20and%20model%20rail%20stuff/Model%20Rolling%20Stock/100_4258_zps5fc633e0.jpg) (http://s79.photobucket.com/user/fourwheelsteer/media/Train%20and%20model%20rail%20stuff/Model%20Rolling%20Stock/100_4258_zps5fc633e0.jpg.html)

(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j154/fourwheelsteer/Train%20and%20model%20rail%20stuff/Model%20Rolling%20Stock/100_4260_zps244d0318.jpg) (http://s79.photobucket.com/user/fourwheelsteer/media/Train%20and%20model%20rail%20stuff/Model%20Rolling%20Stock/100_4260_zps244d0318.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: texhorse on September 07, 2013, 09:26:46 pm
Those are very nice purchases indeed John.

I may not be able to get there this time around, but I can live vicariously through other people's purchases, photos and videos!!!!

 :NGaugersRule:   :photospleasesign:

Andy
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: johnlambert on September 07, 2013, 10:19:57 pm
Luckily (for my wallet) there were no Dapol Westerns for sale except the Osbourn's one, otherwise I might have come back with more.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: texhorse on September 09, 2013, 01:34:42 pm
Here was my bargain for the TINGS :  SD70MAC for £38.50.  She waits to leave Blue Haven yard with a train for Indiana.

Andy

(http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb69/texhorse/734.jpg) (http://s209.photobucket.com/user/texhorse/media/734.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: willintas on September 10, 2013, 11:57:04 am
(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z212/Y12Will/P9100012700x525_zps311bf4e9.jpg) (http://s195.photobucket.com/user/Y12Will/media/P9100012700x525_zps311bf4e9.jpg.html)

(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z212/Y12Will/P9100019700x525_zpse5510074.jpg) (http://s195.photobucket.com/user/Y12Will/media/P9100019700x525_zpse5510074.jpg.html)

(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z212/Y12Will/P9100016700x525_zps143a029a.jpg) (http://s195.photobucket.com/user/Y12Will/media/P9100016700x525_zps143a029a.jpg.html)

(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z212/Y12Will/P9100020700x525_zpsf7d30ea7.jpg) (http://s195.photobucket.com/user/Y12Will/media/P9100020700x525_zpsf7d30ea7.jpg.html)

(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z212/Y12Will/P9100013700x525_zps1af7a332.jpg) (http://s195.photobucket.com/user/Y12Will/media/P9100013700x525_zps1af7a332.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: portland-docks on September 10, 2013, 12:07:47 pm
Im going to get photos of all my new stuff when my parcels arrive as they will then include a total of...

Approximatly 8 new steam engines
3 diesels
14+ new coaches
A couple wagons
And a track cleaner :p
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Agrippa on September 10, 2013, 12:17:25 pm
Nice pix Willintas, especially the 3MT, which I bought earlier this year.
A great little loco, but take care in handling as the valve gear etc is
absolutely minute!  :greatpicturessign:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: portland-docks on September 10, 2013, 06:03:28 pm
well couldnt remember which i have shown and which i havent so heres all my latest goodies including my latest ones from TINGS and today from Modelzone!

firstly, one of those i couldnt remember if i had shown it or not, the london met Pannier, and class 25
(http://s18.postimg.org/bj77j067p/London_Transport_Pannier.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/bj77j067p/)
(http://s18.postimg.org/6002o1jsl/Class_25.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/6002o1jsl/)

next onto TINGS, Ollie kindly renamed and renumbered my Std 7 "Tornado" into something that exists....Ollie!
(http://s18.postimg.org/eslmpgub9/Oliver_Cromwel.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/eslmpgub9/)

Show Purchases now...
NGS Snowplough with Scotty Dog on :)
(http://s18.postimg.org/nethnsvp1/Snow_Plough.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/nethnsvp1/)

next up from Bachmann Returns, Black 5 and Royal Scot "Gordon Highlander"
(http://s18.postimg.org/yn32xuk51/Black_5.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/yn32xuk51/)
(http://s18.postimg.org/e9gjg72wl/Gordon_Highlander.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/e9gjg72wl/)

(p.s. can someone please tell me why this royal scot doesnt have the same deflectors as Scots Gaurdsman?)

next show purchase, well had to be didnt it....
(http://s18.postimg.org/xtv2iz3hx/LMS_Ivatt_2_MT.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/xtv2iz3hx/)

and how could i say no to this beauty...or is it the beast?
(http://s18.postimg.org/nc0f9hd9x/B12.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/nc0f9hd9x/)

oh and of course whats a station without its totem :)
(http://s18.postimg.org/44hvqmkc5/Moorside_Totem.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/44hvqmkc5/)

now moving onto the n gauge club, i got this not so long before TINGS during a little sale someone was having, brand new never used £50 :)
(http://s18.postimg.org/3k2unxr3p/Class_37_Civil_Engineers.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/3k2unxr3p/)

also got this off a fellow club member as hes moving from diesel to steam...and back to diesel...
(http://s18.postimg.org/p3xzi4m0l/Std_3_MT_Tank.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/p3xzi4m0l/)

now this brings me onto a honest surprise....i went to the metro center to get my contact lense eye test thingamajig, when i noticed modelzone still open, so after getting my eyes done i popped across and sure enough "3 days remaining" it says, "30% off everything" it says, ok lets have a look, never had n gauge in the past so the chances now are....hold up a full shelf of "graham farish"

so what do we have...yep i will have this and that, for a total sum of £139.98 :)
(http://s18.postimg.org/j4a8eh185/RTC_08.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/j4a8eh185/)
(http://s18.postimg.org/5fpmz3fxx/101_DMU.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/5fpmz3fxx/)

now all im waiting for is my ECS special to arrive from Old Warren Parkway, it left at 15.35 today so should be here tomorrow, being hauled by Std 7 number 70000 Britannia, and coming all the way from Japan, a little blue thing with two coaches...and waiting for it over here is...

(http://s18.postimg.org/dintaf0j9/Express_Coaches.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/dintaf0j9/)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Drakken on September 11, 2013, 01:11:34 am
In the first week of starting my layout I bought these two. £41 in total for the two sets which I'm quite happy about just a shame I haven't got any track down or locomotives yet  :doh:

(http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u318/fallenprophet_2007/GrahamFarish_zps4be653fb.jpg) (http://s171.photobucket.com/user/fallenprophet_2007/media/GrahamFarish_zps4be653fb.jpg.html)

(http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u318/fallenprophet_2007/GrahamFarish2_zpse07dc9c6.jpg) (http://s171.photobucket.com/user/fallenprophet_2007/media/GrahamFarish2_zpse07dc9c6.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: newportnobby on September 11, 2013, 10:28:50 am
Nice :thumbsup:
Please keep us posted on your progress with the layout
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Trev on September 11, 2013, 10:32:45 am
Just an observation - you said £41 for the 2 packs but they are priced at £16.50 each = £33 total.  Could someone have made a mistake?
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: simonprelude on September 11, 2013, 11:03:49 am
Just an observation - you said £41 for the 2 packs but they are priced at £16.50 each = £33 total.  Could someone have made a mistake?

eBay madness or postage?
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Drakken on September 11, 2013, 11:54:21 am
Postage :(

Should have bought them both together but bought them a day apart so got posted a day apart.

On the plus side really quick delivery!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: portland-docks on September 11, 2013, 03:29:55 pm
my newest addition to the fleet (they are coming thick and fast! Doh!)

Standard 7 Britannia from Old Warren Parkway with a rake of 10 West Coast Railway coaches, pics of the coaches to be uploaded later on

(http://s21.postimg.org/fnjz6qx2r/Britannia.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/fnjz6qx2r/)

and reunited with its sister engine Oliver Cromwell

(http://s21.postimg.org/bgz4rexgz/Standard_7s.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/bgz4rexgz/)

(http://s21.postimg.org/jxyn2c25v/Standard_7s_2.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/jxyn2c25v/)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: simonprelude on September 11, 2013, 03:42:41 pm
([url]http://s21.postimg.org/jxyn2c25v/Standard_7s_2.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://postimg.org/image/jxyn2c25v/[/url])


Looks like a disaster waiting to happen.......
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: portland-docks on September 11, 2013, 03:46:39 pm
([url]http://s21.postimg.org/jxyn2c25v/Standard_7s_2.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://postimg.org/image/jxyn2c25v/[/url])


Looks like a disaster waiting to happen.......


Whys that?
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: simonprelude on September 11, 2013, 04:19:10 pm
Oliver Cromwell's slightly derailed.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: portland-docks on September 11, 2013, 04:20:45 pm
Not for the first time eh
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: willintas on September 11, 2013, 09:13:19 pm
  :goggleeyes:lp  wow!-awesome!!!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: captainelectra on September 11, 2013, 09:37:20 pm
Picked this up for a song at TINGS...

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7324/9724465863_d6e68340b0_c.jpg)

Now, where did I put Tank's 456 ends?
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: simonprelude on September 11, 2013, 10:23:47 pm
Oh my word, looked like a Thomas the tank engine train on an iPhone.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: portland-docks on September 13, 2013, 07:00:22 pm
couldnt help myself today!

ANOTHER 2 new locos...

firstly class 37 Lock Eil, was going to renumber it to the NYMRs until someone pointed out the front ends are different....

(http://s21.postimg.org/8yaq612bn/Class_37_Lock_Eil.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/8yaq612bn/)

and a class 24 :)

(http://s21.postimg.org/8k9e6fi83/Class_24.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/8k9e6fi83/)

also got 2 mk1 restaurant cars in crimson cream, see my review in the rolling stock thread.

and 2 more maroon mk1s for my west coast railway set. a first class coach and a tso which im going to blank the windows out on to make the kitchen car :)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Only Me on September 13, 2013, 08:32:27 pm
What I thought was a second hand Ebay Purchase, which turned up new sealed in the box, just run in and is superb, chinese chassis, blackened wheels and smooth side gear!!!

SILVER FOX A4 Pacific - We needed one for the club layout to run a railtour at MRL !! A steal at £62

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/MGalleryItem.php?id=6991)

And I now have all four Rail Freight 73's which will also be running at some point at MRL probably in a formation of loco only movement...

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/MGalleryItem.php?id=6990)

You Can Just See Bob at the TMD looking for his beloved Class 22 which is on a railtour somewhere as it's his day off :)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Ollie3440 on September 13, 2013, 09:04:46 pm
Evening all,

This lovely beast arrived today from Taiwan :D Already been Re-numbered to Preserved 46443 :D
(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii309/olliereading1123/N%20Gauge/SDC16338.jpg) (http://s267.photobucket.com/user/olliereading1123/media/N%20Gauge/SDC16338.jpg.html)

And also arriving today is yet another MK1, this one fresh from Old Warren. Thanks Chris!
(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii309/olliereading1123/N%20Gauge/SDC16341.jpg) (http://s267.photobucket.com/user/olliereading1123/media/N%20Gauge/SDC16341.jpg.html)

Ollie

 :NGaugersRule:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: daveg on September 14, 2013, 05:23:35 pm
couldnt help myself today!

.......  and 2 more maroon mk1s for my west coast railway set. a first class coach and a tso which im going to blank the windows out on to make the kitchen car :)

Neat idea PD. Pics on how you go about that would be appreciated.

Dave G
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: portland-docks on September 14, 2013, 05:42:05 pm
couldnt help myself today!

.......  and 2 more maroon mk1s for my west coast railway set. a first class coach and a tso which im going to blank the windows out on to make the kitchen car :)

Neat idea PD. Pics on how you go about that would be appreciated.

Dave G

No problem will do :)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: portland-docks on September 14, 2013, 06:25:56 pm
Well decided to replace my br black b1 today, from dapol to farish!

(http://s7.postimg.org/vi66wi53r/image.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/vi66wi53r/)

I will be however renaming and renumbering this to impala 61002 :)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: EtchedPixels on September 14, 2013, 08:57:33 pm
Bought a pair of these

(http://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-vpnm2XvU02Q/UjS9fdK2tcI/AAAAAAAAGyE/cmvjL4UL_uE/w696-h179-no/IMG_20130914_204357.jpg)

one of which is now a Nightstar sleeper having been vinyled up and done, the second of which will be following tomorrow. Just need one more to complete the full rake.

Alan
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Badger76 on September 14, 2013, 10:17:31 pm
Bought a few bits a Hornby live at Steam today:

Dapol Britannia class Robin Hood

 (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/55/thumb_7006.JPG) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=7006)

3 LMS coaches and a crimson and cream restaurant coach

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/55/thumb_7000.JPG) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=7000)

and a brake van

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/55/thumb_7012.JPG) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=7012)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: johnlambert on September 17, 2013, 08:50:13 am
The Farish 3MT went back to Cheltenham Model Centre on Saturday.  They agreed it wasn't all it should be but didn't have another in stock so I had to choose something else.  I suppose I could have insisted on a refund but I'd already checked and 3MTs seem to be out of stock everywhere.

For a time I was tempted by a Standard 5MT as I was almost envious of a friend's Standard 5, but I don't really need another big steam locomotive.  If the Ivatt 2-6-0 were available in BR I might have had one and I briefly contemplated the Farish WD.

In the end I settled on the Dapol Pannier in lined black, I have a plain black one and know they are nice little locos.  To keep it company I bought a Dapol auto coach, I know the class of Pannier modelled by Dapol was never auto fitted but they do look good together.

(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j154/fourwheelsteer/Train%20and%20model%20rail%20stuff/Model%20Locomotives/100_4262_zps4ffc543d.jpg) (http://s79.photobucket.com/user/fourwheelsteer/media/Train%20and%20model%20rail%20stuff/Model%20Locomotives/100_4262_zps4ffc543d.jpg.html)

Finally I bought a small rake of Crimson/Cream Stanier coaches (Brake First Corridor, Second Corridor and Brake Second Corridor) as I regret selling the two Stanier coaches that came with my Merseyside Express set and a BFK seemed like a nice way to  complete a three-coach train.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: portland-docks on September 18, 2013, 05:28:07 pm
My latest aquisition, a certain little blue engine!

(http://s18.postimg.org/5usa13po5/image.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/5usa13po5/)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: stevieboy on September 18, 2013, 10:36:45 pm
Not bought anything out of the ordinary for a while, so thought I'd treat myself to some NGS goodies:

EWS Inspection Saloon:

(http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a593/stevieboy-15/IMAG1807_zpsf24b54ef.jpg)

BR Maroon Inspection Saloon:

(http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a593/stevieboy-15/IMAG1804_zpsaa86f30a.jpg)

Scotty Dog Snowplough (well, it is freezing now, snow can't be far away):

(http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a593/stevieboy-15/IMAG1800_zps95659d77.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: portland-docks on September 19, 2013, 11:25:45 am
Well i just gave the credit card a work out and bought the class 26 twin pack from rails and nice to see it came with a free royal mail tpo...shame i couldnt swap it for the old style with side lights but oh well...

Guess the dummy will top and tail with my class 25 until i get the other 26 chipped!

Just another loco to the "to be chipped" list lol...may even get he dummy sound fitted!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Ollie3440 on September 19, 2013, 02:55:51 pm
Well i just gave the credit card a work out and bought the class 26 twin pack from rails and nice to see it came with a free royal mail tpo...shame i couldnt swap it for the old style with side lights but oh well...

Guess the dummy will top and tail with my class 25 until i get the other 26 chipped!

Just another loco to the "to be chipped" list lol...may even get he dummy sound fitted!

I knew i recognised the name when i picked the order this morning  :D

Ollie

 :NGaugersRule:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: portland-docks on September 19, 2013, 02:58:31 pm
Well i just gave the credit card a work out and bought the class 26 twin pack from rails and nice to see it came with a free royal mail tpo...shame i couldnt swap it for the old style with side lights but oh well...

Guess the dummy will top and tail with my class 25 until i get the other 26 chipped!

Just another loco to the "to be chipped" list lol...may even get he dummy sound fitted!

I knew i recognised the name when i picked the order this morning  :D

Ollie

 :NGaugersRule:

swap my tpo over then :P
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: portland-docks on September 19, 2013, 05:20:12 pm
Another new addition to the fleet, crest will be changed and number changed also but dcc hardwired 8f, £100 :)

(http://s23.postimg.org/z4vimxtef/image.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/z4vimxtef/)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: steam-driven boy on September 22, 2013, 11:13:15 am
Hi,
Being sorely disappointed by missing TINGS for the second straight year, I couldn't resist the 'retail therapy':
also texhorse's post previously is also partly responsible (in a good sense!) so we can play NS Heritage 'snap' now  ;D
Hopefully that Kato 'delay' will allow the bank balance to recover, the cash spending money will certainly have to go back in the account now I suppose just in case I get lucky - much railroading naughtiness in prospect...

Regards, Gerry  8)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: texhorse on September 22, 2013, 11:54:55 am
Hey Hey Gerry!!!

Very nice indeed Mate.

Andy
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Ollie3440 on September 23, 2013, 07:58:54 pm
Evening all,

Well it appears i can't attend a show without buying something! Came home from Model Rail Live with a couple more Mineral wagons and these very bright pair! For £65 i'm rather happy with them, i also picked up some John Armitt nameplates too :D
(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii309/olliereading1123/N%20Gauge/SDC16450.jpg) (http://s267.photobucket.com/user/olliereading1123/media/N%20Gauge/SDC16450.jpg.html)

Ollie

 :NGaugersRule:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: newportnobby on September 23, 2013, 08:12:53 pm
Yup - they'll look really good with some mineral wagons strung between them :laugh: :confused1:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: scotsoft on September 23, 2013, 11:31:32 pm
Yup - they'll look really good with some mineral wagons strung between them :laugh: :confused1:

I disagree, I think some Union Pacific passenger cars would look cool  >:D  :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: trainsdownunder on September 23, 2013, 11:51:57 pm
HST version of  a Union Pacific - Unusual but tempting
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Ollie3440 on September 24, 2013, 06:54:21 pm
Evening all,

With the arrival of Stepney in Preserved Black i was going to sell my model of her in Stroudley green. Fortunately EP was selling a body of 54 Waddon so a few moments swapping the Chassis and i now have a new addition.
(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii309/olliereading1123/N%20Gauge/SDC16452.jpg) (http://s267.photobucket.com/user/olliereading1123/media/N%20Gauge/SDC16452.jpg.html)

So 6 out of the 10 preserved Terriers. Only 4 to go! Right now to get these lot chipped....
(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii309/olliereading1123/N%20Gauge/SDC16451.jpg) (http://s267.photobucket.com/user/olliereading1123/media/N%20Gauge/SDC16451.jpg.html)

Ollie

 :NGaugersRule:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Trev on September 24, 2013, 07:36:18 pm
Now that is dedication! :)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: 60006 on September 24, 2013, 08:10:04 pm
Had a bit of a spree recently so thought I better post the results.


(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii45/Newy307/class70edit.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/Newy307/media/class70edit.jpg.html)

New class 70 for a nice price at TINGS a few weeks ago.


(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii45/Newy307/NRHSTedit.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/Newy307/media/NRHSTedit.jpg.html)

Another pick-up from TINGS. This time a Dapol Network Rail HST.


(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii45/Newy307/67029edit.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/Newy307/media/67029edit.jpg.html)

(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii45/Newy307/67029edit2.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/Newy307/media/67029edit2.jpg.html)

Bought this second hand recently as I made the mistake of selling off all my stock a few years ago when I was short of money. This is one of the items I was really pleased to get back. Still looking for 2 Farish British Steel Blue Class 60's which were my pride and joy.


(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii45/Newy307/60011edit.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/Newy307/media/60011edit.jpg.html)

(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii45/Newy307/60011edit2.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/Newy307/media/60011edit2.jpg.html)

This wasn't a recent purchase but it's now got pride of place in my fleet. I bought this as a present to myself a few years ago. It was originally a Mainline 60 but I sent it off for the Mercig treatment and I couldn't be happier with it.

Hopefully have some more to add to this in the coming weeks as I'm expecting a visit or two from the postman.  :)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: portland-docks on September 24, 2013, 08:44:51 pm
Evening all,

With the arrival of Stepney in Preserved Black i was going to sell my model of her in Stroudley green. Fortunately EP was selling a body of 54 Waddon so a few moments swapping the Chassis and i now have a new addition.
([url]http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii309/olliereading1123/N%20Gauge/SDC16452.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s267.photobucket.com/user/olliereading1123/media/N%20Gauge/SDC16452.jpg.html[/url])

So 6 out of the 10 preserved Terriers. Only 4 to go! Right now to get these lot chipped....
([url]http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii309/olliereading1123/N%20Gauge/SDC16451.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s267.photobucket.com/user/olliereading1123/media/N%20Gauge/SDC16451.jpg.html[/url])

Ollie

 :NGaugersRule:


If your gonna sell any steamers give me a shout ;)

Speaking of terriers i hear dapola gonna release some new ones but dcc ready, anyone know if this is true?
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Ollie3440 on September 24, 2013, 09:02:28 pm
Speaking of terriers i hear dapola gonna release some new ones but dcc ready, anyone know if this is true?

Dapol are to release the following - i believe around November (Year TBA :P )

2S-012-001 #83 'Earlswood' in Improved Engine Green                    
2S-012-002 #2659 Southern Lined Green                    
2S-012-003 #32670 BR Lined Black with late crest

As far as i know they will not be DCC Ready. I don't see how they can find room for a socket in there!

Ollie

 :NGaugersRule:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: portland-docks on September 25, 2013, 02:24:46 pm
Latest addition to moorside, one of dapols newest halls

Just picked up now, looks stunning i may add, my other hall is now in for a red paint job ;)

(http://s8.postimg.org/lx6cavt3l/image.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/lx6cavt3l/)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: daveg on September 25, 2013, 04:10:58 pm
Great addition to the fleet!

I have 2 of these albeit probably the earlier issue, but are they are lovely.

Dave G
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: portland-docks on September 26, 2013, 05:54:01 pm
Not exactly a new addition, but a old version of the dapol hall, which i repainted, awaiting decals etc...olton hall everybody :)

(http://s8.postimg.org/86y0x6esh/image.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/86y0x6esh/)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Ollie3440 on September 26, 2013, 08:51:31 pm
Evening all!

New arrival on Sheaf! Another Farish Ivatt 2MT has arrived from eBay (Seller in Taiwan). 3 Hours after unpacking and she has already been run in, chipped and re-numbered to 46512 as Preserved on the Strathspey Railway. E.V. Cooper Engineer nameplates will be sourced at some point.
(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii309/olliereading1123/N%20Gauge/SDC16459.jpg) (http://s267.photobucket.com/user/olliereading1123/media/N%20Gauge/SDC16459.jpg.html)

So i now have a pair of BR Black Ivatt 2MTs and they've not been released yet :D
(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii309/olliereading1123/N%20Gauge/SDC16462.jpg) (http://s267.photobucket.com/user/olliereading1123/media/N%20Gauge/SDC16462.jpg.html)

Ollie

 :NGaugersRule:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: johnlambert on September 28, 2013, 02:28:41 pm
Picked up five second hand wagons from one of my local shops.  The open wagons are by Graham Farish, the cattle wagon is by Peco.  The GW Wagons are in their original packaging (probably) and in nice condition (I've probably done more harm to them by giving them a bit of a clean-up).  They all needed the wheels cleaning and the frames on the light grey wagon were a bit splayed; the axles wouldn't stay in place.  I fixed that by warming the plastic in a bowl of hot water then giving it a gentle squeeze in a vice.

Technically GW wagons are wrong for my BR Western Region layout but I'd taken a lot of the shopkeeper's time so I felt I should buy something.

(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j154/fourwheelsteer/Train%20and%20model%20rail%20stuff/Model%20Rolling%20Stock/100_4270_zps00155a7f.jpg) (http://s79.photobucket.com/user/fourwheelsteer/media/Train%20and%20model%20rail%20stuff/Model%20Rolling%20Stock/100_4270_zps00155a7f.jpg.html)

(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j154/fourwheelsteer/Train%20and%20model%20rail%20stuff/Model%20Rolling%20Stock/100_4271_zps0634e098.jpg) (http://s79.photobucket.com/user/fourwheelsteer/media/Train%20and%20model%20rail%20stuff/Model%20Rolling%20Stock/100_4271_zps0634e098.jpg.html)

I was toying with the idea of weathering the wagons but the GW ones seem too nice for that, I might just have to get a GW loco and brake van to make a small Great Western goods train.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Ollie3440 on September 28, 2013, 08:50:24 pm
I really must stop spending!

I just had to get myself this lovely machine today. Runs an absolute treat! I've removed the nameplates ready to receive it's new identity of D1013 Western Ranger :D
(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii309/olliereading1123/N%20Gauge/SDC16464.jpg) (http://s267.photobucket.com/user/olliereading1123/media/N%20Gauge/SDC16464.jpg.html)

Ollie

 :NGaugersRule:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: NeMo on September 28, 2013, 09:11:53 pm
I was toying with the idea of weathering the wagons but the GW ones seem too nice for that, I might just have to get a GW loco and brake van to make a small Great Western goods train.


I know how you feel, but on balance, I do think a bit of weathering makes all the difference to these wagons!

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/57/thumb_5897.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=5897)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: NeMo on September 28, 2013, 10:41:00 pm
Just for fun I wheeled out all the diesel-hydraulics I have (except a German V200) including my new Dapol 'Western'. Given that just a few years ago there were really only two ready to run models, the venerable Minitrix 'Warship' and the somewhat more modern Farish 'Western', the turnabout in the quality and diversity is amazing! Apart from the D600 'Warships', there's a good, modern, ready to run version of all the British diesel-hydraulics.

Now, I wonder how long before the British AC electrics are as well represented?

Cheers, NeMo

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/55/thumb_7194.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=7194)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: AC on September 29, 2013, 11:07:53 am
Here's a photo of my purchase from MRD on Friday that I said I would put in here.

(http://i335.photobucket.com/albums/m456/ay-sea/N%20Gauge%20Railway%20Stuff/GrafarMk1CoachesandDapolMilkTank.jpg) (http://s335.photobucket.com/user/ay-sea/media/N%20Gauge%20Railway%20Stuff/GrafarMk1CoachesandDapolMilkTank.jpg.html)

From top to bottom, left to right; 374-189B BSK Brake Second Corridor, 374-014A SO Second Open, 374-109 RMB Mini Buffet Car, 374-818 FO First Open, 374-082 BCK Brake Corridor Composite, 374-810 RFO Restaurant First Open and 374-038 BG Full Brake. Then finally in the bottom right is Dapol 2F-031-001 6 Wheel Milk Tanker United Dairies.

My current plan is to mostly use them as a rake consisting of; BSK, SO, RMB, FO, BCK.

I was looking at the RU Restaurant Car (374-117A) to go with the RFO (possibly parked up alongside the platform as I've seen something similar done at a preserved railway somewhere before), but the RU just has the details printed on, so not sure it would like quite right with the more detailed RFO right beside it when they aren't moving.

Does anyone know if there were plans to release a more detailed RU in chocolate and cream? There seems to be a couple in different liveries that are Blue Riband branded, but not in chocolate and cream.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: johnlambert on September 29, 2013, 01:13:02 pm
Nice selection of coaches AC.  I've got most of those and they look very impressive when marshalled into a train.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: CarriageShed on September 29, 2013, 02:39:37 pm
I'm contemplating buying a Graham Farish BR late crest 0-6-0 Fowler so that it can be renumbered and relettered into a late S&DJR freight loco. I blame you lot for making the renumbering process look so easy, as I've never done it myself.  ;)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: trainsdownunder on September 30, 2013, 12:44:06 am
2 new Fox Valley additions to my growing Heritage Fleet. Decoders to be fitted yet, but nice smooth movers under DC.


Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: scotsoft on September 30, 2013, 01:45:55 am
2 new Fox Valley additions to my growing Heritage Fleet. Decoders to be fitted yet, but nice smooth movers under DC.


I like both of them very much and it is weird seeing the five stripes on the heritage but good to see  ;)

I have the five stripes on my Pennsylvania GG1 and E8's  :heart2:

Thank you for posting your pictures Colin  :claphappy:

cheers John.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: texhorse on September 30, 2013, 05:33:48 pm
I have Nickel Plate and Pennsy Heritage units as well.  I'm just waiting for my Erie Heritage unit to arrive from Fifer Hobby Supply in New Mexico.  I always think the Pennsy colours are similar to the old streamlined LMS Coronation colours from the 1930s.

Andy
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Claude Dreyfus on September 30, 2013, 07:53:00 pm
Two packages have arrived after some disruption; combination of customs, me on holiday and a fire at work meaning I am stuck in a disaster recovery site!

The first from Hobby Search is a Kato EF64-1000 for Yamanouchi Oshika. I always thought the Chuo line only had the earlier EF64s until I saw a YouTube video with a brace of these on a container train! Only one for the moment, but at about £37.00 before postage etc. another may arrive before the layout goes to Wycrail in November...

 http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/image/10080323a/20/1 (http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/image/10080323a/20/1)

The second is a Kato DD13 for Kanjiyama. A lovely little model...

 http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/image/10219132a/20/1 (http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/image/10219132a/20/1)

Ideal to help out on the third-sector line, with plenty of character to add to the interest.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Brooksy on September 30, 2013, 10:03:44 pm
Here are the results of my bargain hunting:


A class 60 in petroleum sector livery and a 66 in Fastline - both for less £100 - well I'm happy!  :bounce:  :bounce:

Excellent service and fast dispatch from Kernow models I might add.  :claphappy:

One thing: after running in, I found that the class 60 was about 15% slower at the same controller setting than the 66 - is this expected? They are both Farish models. The 60 still has plenty of chug though!

More photos on layout thread in due course.

Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: trainsdownunder on September 30, 2013, 11:17:16 pm
I have Nickel Plate and Pennsy Heritage units as well.  I'm just waiting for my Erie Heritage unit to arrive from Fifer Hobby Supply in New Mexico.  I always think the Pennsy colours are similar to the old streamlined LMS Coronation colours from the 1930s.

Andy

Hopefully will have a Heritage "Katy" in the next couple of weeks. Then maybe the Erie Lakawanna.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: steam-driven boy on October 01, 2013, 10:30:42 am
Hi,
I have Nickel Plate and Pennsy Heritage units as well.  I'm just waiting for my Erie Heritage unit to arrive from Fifer Hobby Supply in New Mexico.  I always think the Pennsy colours are similar to the old streamlined LMS Coronation colours from the 1930s.

Andy

Hopefully will have a Heritage "Katy" in the next couple of weeks. Then maybe the Erie Lakawanna.
The 'Katy' is irresistible  :thumbsup: fortunately  :doh:  the UP Heritage units were far fewer in number, so I managed justifying to myself scraping together enough monies for them:
The NS is another matter and 'common sense'  ::) has had to prevail - even though I too await an Erie example I've had to pass - at least for now - on the Lackawanna  :'( as I had to allow for other priorities - maybe I'll pick one up when funds have recovered...

Regards, Gerry  8)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: scotsoft on October 01, 2013, 12:07:35 pm
This would be a fine collection to have  ;)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/55/thumb_7239.JPG) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=7239)

cheers John.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: steam-driven boy on October 01, 2013, 01:38:06 pm
Hi John,
This would be a fine collection to have  ;)
cheers John.
That way lies madness (as opposed to Madness, whose entertainments should be embraced at every opportunity  ;) ), or at least a very empty stomach and no roof to keep a layout under methinks  :hmmm:

Regards, Gerry  8)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: tutenkhamunsleeping on October 01, 2013, 01:54:14 pm
or at least a very empty stomach and no roof to keep a layout under methinks  :hmmm:

A garden layout! Problem solved :D
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: texhorse on October 01, 2013, 02:01:10 pm
Hi Gerry, I also have the UP Heritage locos as well, although my SP one is currently out of service.... :'(

Andy
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Jerry Howlett on October 01, 2013, 02:45:14 pm
This would be a fine collection to have  ;)

([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/55/thumb_7239.JPG[/url]) ([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=7239[/url])

cheers John.


The caption should read " No room Buddy!"
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Cooper on October 01, 2013, 11:01:58 pm
Following on from the post pointing out Hatton's bargains last week, I've been invaded by Class 47s this morning. (Admittedly, the large logo one came from Tings last month). I won't need to buy any 47s for a while...

I've also started a BR Mark 1 coach collection. The first of a few no doubt. Also related to the next layout project are the steel wagon collection that showed up this week. I'm very happy with them!  :)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/55/thumb_7250.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=7250)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/55/thumb_7248.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=7248)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/55/thumb_7249.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=7249)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: newportnobby on October 02, 2013, 10:12:26 am


I've also started a BR Mark 1 coach collection. The first of a few no doubt. 


You have competition from Ollie3440 in that regard :D
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Cooper on October 02, 2013, 04:28:06 pm
I only need a couple of rakes, i'm not looking to fill the house!  :laughabovepost:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: 1936ace on October 02, 2013, 08:50:07 pm
I only need a couple of rakes, i'm not looking to fill the house!  :laughabovepost:

yeh yeh i told the wife the same, only need a few coaches. That is between brake vans :D

I now have enough to do six trains incl a 10 coach excursion holiday train.

Not my fault she misinterpretted " i only need a few coaches"

they do look good and about to buy some more because they are on sale  :thumbsup:

bart
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: texhorse on October 05, 2013, 04:21:31 pm
I got two locos in two days!  The first one was the new Kato SD70ACe in Erie colours, and the second is a Kato AC4400CW in Operation Lifesaver colours.

(http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb69/texhorse/Erie.jpg) (http://s209.photobucket.com/user/texhorse/media/Erie.jpg.html)

(http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb69/texhorse/Lifesaver.jpg) (http://s209.photobucket.com/user/texhorse/media/Lifesaver.jpg.html)

Andy
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: scotsoft on October 05, 2013, 04:36:39 pm
They both look good Andy but the Erie has the edge for me  :thumbsup:

However I would be happy to have either running round  :D

cheers John.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on October 06, 2013, 01:07:56 am
Nice ones, Andy. I must admit that being a fan of BR Brunswick green livery, that the Erie paint scheme appeals to me. Being Kato, I expect that they will run beautifully too.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: texhorse on October 06, 2013, 08:53:22 am
They run superbly, as all Katos seem to do.  I also like Brunswick Green and that's what attracted me to the Erie.  Not only that, but the colours are also similar to the livery carried by the Nottingham buses, when I was growing up!

Andy
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: CarriageShed on October 10, 2013, 11:58:29 am
A couple of odd purchases for me, as I plan to model the S&D c.1930 with LMS and SR locos.

The first is a British Railways-era Fowler 4F 0-6-0. As it's a Bachmann China loco, the price was a bargain at £30. I hope to renumber and reletter this, either into its earlier LMS appearance or perhaps as a late S&D 0-6-0, as long as it's the right model for the S&D. I'm sure there's an expert here to tell me if it's not:

(http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a565/NGauge33/Rolling%20Stock/DSCN9130_zps2cd4fe9d.jpg) (http://s1284.photobucket.com/user/NGauge33/media/Rolling%20Stock/DSCN9130_zps2cd4fe9d.jpg.html)

The other is a Class 20 with split gears. I plan to fix the gears ( :worried: ) and use the chassis for the Parkwood Models Diesel 10800:

(http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a565/NGauge33/Rolling%20Stock/DSCN9127_zps7c3f6e70.jpg) (http://s1284.photobucket.com/user/NGauge33/media/Rolling%20Stock/DSCN9127_zps7c3f6e70.jpg.html)

The fact that I've never relettered or replaced split gears before is something that I'm trying not to dwell on for the moment!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: scotsoft on October 10, 2013, 12:02:58 pm
I am sure you will get all the help you need here Pete, it would be good if you could do a photo tutorial of replacing the split gears for posterity  ;)

cheers John.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: CarriageShed on October 10, 2013, 08:18:12 pm
I am sure you will get all the help you need here Pete, it would be good if you could do a photo tutorial of replacing the split gears for posterity  ;)

cheers John.

I certainly will, John. It can include all my 'what on earth am I supposed to do next' questions.  :D
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: texhorse on October 10, 2013, 09:23:47 pm
I for one, would be very grateful if you'd do a photo "How to" on fixing split gears.  I still haven't plucked up the courage to tackle my Graham Farish scrap yard of locos awaiting repairs.

Andy
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: CarriageShed on October 10, 2013, 10:47:31 pm
I didn't even have a scrap yard. I bought this one already crippled. I guess I've been encouraged (egged-on?) by all the more proficient tinkerers and fixers on the forum. Plus I really want to model LMS Diesel 10800, given that there's a perfectly good Parkwood Models body for it. This seemed like the best way. I guess I could start the thread off with a 'what do I need?' question.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: NeMo on October 17, 2013, 06:12:28 pm
A two-for-one here! Firstly, one of the limited edition Dapol rail blue 86s from C&M Models in Carlisle. Not put the plates on yet, but this one is 'City of Carlisle'. It's a lovely model, and really sends me back to weekend visits to the shed at Willesden (back in the day when the only health & safety was the depot manager telling me not to walk onto the mainline!).

Second purchase was a group of four weathered 'Silver Bullet' china clay wagons from NGF member Matt-P. Good price, prompt delivery, and if anyone is tempted, he tells me he still has two wagons left!

Cheers, NeMo

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/54/thumb_7498.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=7498)
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/54/thumb_7499.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=7499)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: CarriageShed on October 22, 2013, 04:44:06 pm
I for one, would be very grateful if you'd do a photo "How to" on fixing split gears.  I still haven't plucked up the courage to tackle my Graham Farish scrap yard of locos awaiting repairs.

Andy


Here we go. A 'how to' on replacing split gears. It might take a while to complete as I'm clueless myself at the moment.  :D

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=17138.0 (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=17138.0)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: cookiescrumble on October 23, 2013, 11:47:19 am
A couple of purchases from that well known auction site and at a good price too  :thumbsup:

First of all a class 14, weathered BR green livery for £40.50 incl postage

(http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a330/cookiescrumble/Mobile%20Uploads/image-1.jpg) (http://s14.photobucket.com/user/cookiescrumble/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image-1.jpg.html)

and a Dapol Hall, Leighton Hall in GWR lined green for £49.63 incl postage!

(http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a330/cookiescrumble/Mobile%20Uploads/image.jpg) (http://s14.photobucket.com/user/cookiescrumble/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: CarriageShed on October 23, 2013, 12:36:09 pm
Both good finds, especially the weathered Class 14.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Wayne 56089 on October 23, 2013, 02:05:57 pm
(http://i1330.photobucket.com/albums/w577/Wayne-56089/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps0a4929b2.jpg) (http://s1330.photobucket.com/user/Wayne-56089/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps0a4929b2.jpg.html)

Newest arrival on depot at Thornbridge. TMC limited edition 37027 at a bargain 75 quid posted.  :D

Beautiful model, livery very well applied and runs very well out of the box.

Will be even better once run in.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: STEVE44 on October 23, 2013, 06:26:26 pm
Hi all just wanted to show off my latest addition , The dapol western in blue its a really good model. Gave it a run in 40 minutes each way then it was on duty here is a couple of pictures.

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/54/thumb_7726.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=7726)

and

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/54/thumb_7727.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=7727)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: tutenkhamunsleeping on October 25, 2013, 03:25:41 pm
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5523/10475874566_584cc7b97d_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tutenkhamunsleeping/10475874566/)

Unboxed today: Four Staniers and ten iron ore tipplers.  The coaches mean I've now got a rake of ten, which should look nice behind my prototype Deltic.  The tipplers, on the other hand, mean I'd better get a move on as that makes a 40 wagon rake to go behind a Farish WD 2-8-0 - but only two are weathered so far!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: stevieboy on October 27, 2013, 06:24:52 pm
As one magazine said, it's a black tube on wheels:

(http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a593/stevieboy-15/IMAG2353_1_zps42f65cef.jpg)

Haulage is superb, 5.4m of train without a slip from standstill!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: CarriageShed on October 28, 2013, 03:06:10 pm
I went to my first show on Saturday, and all I came back with was this (and a nice load of photos of some great N Gauge layouts):

(http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a565/NGauge33/Rolling%20Stock/DSCN9328_zpsf31b2e92.jpg) (http://s1284.photobucket.com/user/NGauge33/media/Rolling%20Stock/DSCN9328_zpsf31b2e92.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: E Pinniger on October 28, 2013, 07:32:32 pm
URL=http://s927.photobucket.com/user/EPinniger/media/Model%20photos/Railway/N%20gauge/Trains/FarishWestern.jpg.html](http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad118/EPinniger/Model%20photos/Railway/N%20gauge/Trains/FarishWestern.jpg)[/URL]

It's not often that I buy a brand new locomotive, but given that my layout is set in the 1960s WR I couldn't resist the Farish Westerns on sale for £49 at Hattons recently! It's a totally flawless runner and though not as accurate as the Dapol Western should still look decent after some weathering and detail painting. I'm also intending to rename/renumber it to D1069 Western Vanguard using the etched plates from an old Fleetline kit.


(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad118/EPinniger/Model%20photos/Railway/N%20gauge/Trains/LangleySentinelrailcar.jpg) (http://s927.photobucket.com/user/EPinniger/media/Model%20photos/Railway/N%20gauge/Trains/LangleySentinelrailcar.jpg.html)

This LNER Sentinel steam railcar (Langley metal kit on an Atlas US chassis) is definitely a case of "Rule 1" but it's a prototype I really like, and I paid less (about £25 on eBay) for the complete model than a new kit would cost from Langley. It's actually a very nicely detailed model especially compared to other Langley loco kits - the moulding is very sharp and fine and it even has seperately moulded roof vents. It will eventually get a full repaint and some light weathering, but the existing paint job is not too bad so this isn't a priority.
It's not exactly at home on ex-GWR and LSWR rails and I've had serious thoughts of building a LNER branch line micro-layout to give me something to run it on!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Railwaygun on October 29, 2013, 05:16:42 pm
A kato EH500 loco - a bargain (£67) new at Wheels of Steel ( bond st ) - C.London's last train shop! ( also has Ebay shop - not so many bargains,)

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g181/railwaygun/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps89948656.jpg)

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g181/railwaygun/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps7d4aacf5.jpg)

I've fitted a rapido coupler on one end  - the background wagon demonstrates that this is a rule 1 layout!

Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: MinZaPint on October 30, 2013, 12:21:37 pm
I finally caved in! phoned Colin yesterday afternoon and the good old Postie delivered earlier this morning,

(http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb474/minzapint/Railway/DSCF2192_zps355fb445.jpg) (http://s1207.photobucket.com/user/minzapint/media/Railway/DSCF2192_zps355fb445.jpg.html)

(http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb474/minzapint/Railway/DSCF2193_zps4d25e25f.jpg) (http://s1207.photobucket.com/user/minzapint/media/Railway/DSCF2193_zps4d25e25f.jpg.html)

My Adams 0395, as you would expect for UM runs a treat  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: CarriageShed on October 30, 2013, 01:29:09 pm
I finally caved in! phoned Colin yesterday afternoon and the good old Postie delivered earlier this morning,

My Adams 0395, as you would expect for UM runs a treat  :thumbsup:

I am so green with envy that I look like a cucumber. :envy: See? Absolutely lovely loco!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: mk1gtstu on October 30, 2013, 05:44:17 pm
Bought a class 04 shunter which was on offer, will be put to use on my boxfile layout.
(http://i1007.photobucket.com/albums/af197/mk1gtstu/DSC05106_zpsc47d2aeb.jpg) (http://s1007.photobucket.com/user/mk1gtstu/media/DSC05106_zpsc47d2aeb.jpg.html)
Also got a couple of mk3 blue/grey coaches with lightbars to go with my new blue/grey HST set I ordered from Hattons which arrived this morning  :laugh3: I will post some pics up of it soon.
(http://i1007.photobucket.com/albums/af197/mk1gtstu/DSC05108_zpsff19a433.jpg) (http://s1007.photobucket.com/user/mk1gtstu/media/DSC05108_zpsff19a433.jpg.html)
(http://i1007.photobucket.com/albums/af197/mk1gtstu/DSC05107_zpsfea5b64b.jpg) (http://s1007.photobucket.com/user/mk1gtstu/media/DSC05107_zpsfea5b64b.jpg.html)
cheers, Stu.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: cookiescrumble on October 31, 2013, 03:15:16 pm
A few more additions, I really should stop buying trains  :goggleeyes:.

(http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a330/cookiescrumble/IMG_0528.jpg) (http://s14.photobucket.com/user/cookiescrumble/media/IMG_0528.jpg.html)

Class 08 in BR Green and a Dapol Pannier in BR Black. I've also got an 03 in BR Green but he's camera shy  :camera:.

and a few wagons that need to be weathered.....

(http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a330/cookiescrumble/IMG_0529.jpg) (http://s14.photobucket.com/user/cookiescrumble/media/IMG_0529.jpg.html)

With regards to the Pannier, theres an hexagonal alley key kinda thing in there. Any idea what this is for?
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: daveg on October 31, 2013, 04:45:39 pm
Nice stuff CC but as for that key; not a clue!  :confused1:

It would be so-o very nice of Dapol if they gave some info on the goodies they supply with their locos!

Still on the 57XX, I'd like to know how they managed to get the sleeve so tight over the acrylic box!

Dave G
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: thebrighton on October 31, 2013, 05:40:36 pm


With regards to the Pannier, theres an hexagonal alley key kinda thing in there. Any idea what this is for?

It's to undo the crank pins if you find the need. Handy on some of the tender locos that have traction tyres that will need replacing at some point but IIRC the Pannier doesn't have any.
Gareth
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: petercharlesfagg on October 31, 2013, 05:59:01 pm
Friends,
I have just purchased this locomotive on Ebay:-

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GRAHAM-FARISH-MODEL-RAILWAYS-N-GAUGE-DIESEL-LOCOMOTIVE-40145-MINT-IN-BOX-/380750258548?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEWNX%3AIT&nma=true&si=XPwr50haMlojAB2ZV0lCYs2NOmo%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GRAHAM-FARISH-MODEL-RAILWAYS-N-GAUGE-DIESEL-LOCOMOTIVE-40145-MINT-IN-BOX-/380750258548?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEWNX%3AIT&nma=true&si=XPwr50haMlojAB2ZV0lCYs2NOmo%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc)

Pig in a poke or perhaps a decent bit of kit?

Regards, Peter.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: scotsoft on October 31, 2013, 06:05:25 pm
It looks fine to me Peter and as the seller has a 100% positive feedback I don't think you will have much to worry about  ;)

cheers John.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Dock Shunter on October 31, 2013, 06:53:44 pm
Even the box looks brand new,so at that price i would say you have done rather well Peter... :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: CarriageShed on October 31, 2013, 08:55:05 pm
That looks like a nice little bargain to me. I always did like the Class 45s. I remember them hanging around St Pancras back in the seventies.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: mr bachmann on October 31, 2013, 09:23:48 pm
talking about new stuff wheres the Bachmann club Regent tank wagon ?

alan
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on October 31, 2013, 11:23:24 pm
At the risk of boring forum members everywhere, here are my most recent acquisitions. It's only a lowly 08 shunter and a couple of crappy wagons, but they are very special to me as I picked them up on my recent trip to the Northern hemisphere and therefore bring back fond memories.

Here is the 08. It is the first weathered model I have bought and I am very happy with it. I made a special detour to Devon and got it at Buffers - a great little shop owned and operated by two lovely crazy ladies who unfortunately were out on the day of my visit. It's a nice little runner, too. Parked in the goods yard at Kirkby Langdale:
Here it is again at Skeggles Water. As can be seen by all the holes in the front, I haven't even thought about putting all the bits on yet.
Those way overscale grain-of-wheat bulb signals can be seen - supposedly to be changed to LED ones in the future, but I'm a bit reluctant to do so because (a) they are automated and work well, and (b) they have a 1950s look to them that I like.

Here is the grain wagon I picked up from Hattons when I visited an old college mate who lives very close to the place. It is also a weathered model.
Next - an intruder!! I spent a wonderful morning at Miniature Wonderland in Hamburg, Germany, so I had to bring back a souvenir, didn't I. Anyway, Rule 1.....
So here are my humble purchases together on Troutbeck bridge:
Finally,here is another loco that is special to me - a Poole 08 sent to Australia as a gift from my late mother back in 1987. It is still a good little performer once it warms up. However,I have included it to show the differences between it and the latest version.

Immediately obvious is the lack of outside frames on the old model. However, I am of the opinion that the body work isn't all that bad - but I am looking at it through rose-coloured glasses, I suppose. There is some very fine white lettering on the sides of it!
Apologies if I have sent folk to sleep! Toodle loo, George.


Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: scotsoft on October 31, 2013, 11:34:40 pm
Good pictures George and your locos look good in that setting  :thumbsup:

I think the Miniature Wonderland addition is a nice reminder of your whistle stop tour and I hope it will bring back happy memories for you  ;)

cheers John.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Sprintex on November 01, 2013, 05:00:25 am
Fantastic pictures George, far from boring 8)


Paul
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: petercharlesfagg on November 01, 2013, 08:50:02 am
Really nice little collection George, and like me there is so much associated with a piece that is more important than the item.

Peter.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: dutchkev on November 01, 2013, 08:53:08 am
The old one looks like the new one with bottox !!

 :greatpicturessign:  :NGaugersRule:

Kev.




Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: daveg on November 01, 2013, 08:57:44 am
Nice pics, George.

Glad you were able to do some proper shopping while you were 'up here'.

Dave G
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: mk1gtstu on November 01, 2013, 05:37:24 pm
Lovely locos & layout! thanks for posting! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: mk1gtstu on November 01, 2013, 05:47:48 pm
Hi, some photos of the new Dapol HST on my layout,oiled it up & running it in at the moment.  :claphappy:
(http://i1007.photobucket.com/albums/af197/mk1gtstu/DSC05140_zps4a23e1b2.jpg) (http://s1007.photobucket.com/user/mk1gtstu/media/DSC05140_zps4a23e1b2.jpg.html)
(http://i1007.photobucket.com/albums/af197/mk1gtstu/DSC05138_zps29b152d1.jpg) (http://s1007.photobucket.com/user/mk1gtstu/media/DSC05138_zps29b152d1.jpg.html)
(http://i1007.photobucket.com/albums/af197/mk1gtstu/DSC05136_zps537ee31a.jpg) (http://s1007.photobucket.com/user/mk1gtstu/media/DSC05136_zps537ee31a.jpg.html)
cheers, Stu. :)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: CarriageShed on November 01, 2013, 10:37:57 pm
That looks lovely, but it definitely needs some weathering. I haven't seen an HST that clean since the 1970s!  ;)

(And even then it was only for the first day of service, before they were 'worn in' a bit.)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on November 01, 2013, 10:42:11 pm
Looking good!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: mk1gtstu on November 01, 2013, 10:42:49 pm
That looks lovely, but it definitely needs some weathering. I haven't seen an HST that clean since the 1970s!  ;)

(And even then it was only for the first day of service, before they were 'worn in' a bit.)
Yes no doubt I'll do some weathering on it at some stage, it looks far too clean  :D, will give it a while of running in 1st though. :)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: mr bachmann on November 02, 2013, 03:21:50 pm
the new Ivatt arrived this morning from the big H shop near Penny Lane , i wont post a picky as you've seen them already but - after running in for a bit I fitted the decoder the 'new' 6 pin Bachmann one ( for a novice  the instruction sheet shows No1 pin wrong side ! ) , still it runs so smoothly - but i've noticed on DC voltage , stop the loco in forward motion then re-start everything ok , but if the controller is very slowly turned reverse running is obtained , stop the loco and set off forwards , this can be repeated often , on DCC the loco works as normal .

so not only do we have poor running locos , it seems quality control is slipping when they program decoders .


alan
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: H on November 03, 2013, 01:04:28 pm
Very impressed by the level of detail on the Dapol LT pannier;


(http://img856.imageshack.us/img856/3308/p4bq.jpg)

H.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: davieb on November 03, 2013, 04:26:37 pm
Picked these three wagons up at the toy fair today
To add to my heritage fleet of North West based P/O wagons

(http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee398/davieb68/IMG_2403_zps737d5850.jpg) (http://s1225.photobucket.com/user/davieb68/media/IMG_2403_zps737d5850.jpg.html)

dave  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: newportnobby on November 03, 2013, 06:49:45 pm
 :doh:
You just can't be left alone for a minute, Dave :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: scotsoft on November 03, 2013, 07:01:16 pm
Picked these three wagons up at the toy fair today
To add to my heritage fleet of North West based P/O wagons

([url]http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee398/davieb68/IMG_2403_zps737d5850.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1225.photobucket.com/user/davieb68/media/IMG_2403_zps737d5850.jpg.html[/url])

dave  :thumbsup:


I would be changing the "S" into a "B"  ;)

cheers John.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: newportnobby on November 03, 2013, 07:15:14 pm
Wagon Contractorb ??? :confused1:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: davieb on November 03, 2013, 07:34:32 pm
:doh:
You just can't be left alone for a minute, Dave :thumbsup:

I wasn't, my Dad was with me   :P  :D

Anyway what do you expect when a certain trader gets a box of goodies from behind the stand  :uneasy:

I think I did well to just come away with the wagons
Still don't know how I managed to refuse the Collectors club Black 5  :worried:
Maybe it was the £90 price tag that swayed the decision  :doh:

dave  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: gc4946 on November 04, 2013, 08:07:34 pm
After some investigation, I realised I could assemble a collection of locos and stock named G--- C--- which are my initials without costing a huge fortune.

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/54/thumb_8025.JPG) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=8025)

Here's Farish's 60156 Great Central and Dapol's Grand Central HST buffet car for starters, eventually I'll get hold of the HST train pack.
I can also re-name a Poole-made Farish Castle which I already own with an appropriate name.

I also bought a Birmingham Guy Arab as I was born there, however I'll need to look for photos showing one of these in its driver-training status around 1965, but don't know whether the same livery was kept and/or any other detail changes required.

Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: johnlambert on November 04, 2013, 09:14:15 pm
Picked up a second hand Dapol BR Southern Region CCT for £9 at the weekend.

(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j154/fourwheelsteer/Train%20and%20model%20rail%20stuff/Model%20Rolling%20Stock/100_4296_zps7e1102f0.jpg) (http://s79.photobucket.com/user/fourwheelsteer/media/Train%20and%20model%20rail%20stuff/Model%20Rolling%20Stock/100_4296_zps7e1102f0.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: CarriageShed on November 04, 2013, 09:50:30 pm
Picked up a second hand Dapol BR Southern Region CCT for £9 at the weekend.

Good purchase. :thumbsup: I have a few of these lovely little things, all of which are going to have to be re-lettered for Southern Railway ownership.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Ollie3440 on November 06, 2013, 06:23:52 pm
Evening all,

Well these lovely pair arrived at work at roughly 11:00 this morning, so by 17:02 they were on the layout :D They are superb models.
(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii309/olliereading1123/N%20Gauge/SDC16579.jpg) (http://s267.photobucket.com/user/olliereading1123/media/N%20Gauge/SDC16579.jpg.html)
(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii309/olliereading1123/N%20Gauge/SDC16580.jpg) (http://s267.photobucket.com/user/olliereading1123/media/N%20Gauge/SDC16580.jpg.html)
(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii309/olliereading1123/N%20Gauge/SDC16578.jpg) (http://s267.photobucket.com/user/olliereading1123/media/N%20Gauge/SDC16578.jpg.html)

Ollie

 :NGaugersRule:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: daveg on November 06, 2013, 07:31:55 pm
 :envy: :envy: :envy: :envy:

... and I've spent my 'railway allowance' up to and including February 2014 already!  :'(


Dave G
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Croxy on November 07, 2013, 03:21:33 am
Well no photos yet but I just received my first two "new" Locos from the UK this afternoon.....

A GF Deltic Prototype and a Dapol Black BR late crest Pannier Tank and a Metcalfe Village Shop and Cafe kit.

 :bounce: :bounce:




 :NGaugersRule:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: daveg on November 07, 2013, 08:51:12 am
Nice start Croxy!

Both locos run v nicely - well mine do!

The Metcalfe kit is fun to build too. Look forward to some pics.

Dave G
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: philwhite on November 09, 2013, 02:15:44 pm
A few new purchases for me courtesy of eBay, all North American switchers which I love.

Bachmann S4 - Run's great and has dual DC/DCC as standard, oddly both the front and rear lights remain on when running, initially I suspected a defect but looking into it this is normal.

(http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u468/philwhite166/52e95a96-337e-42ca-943b-6689ec4e9af8_zps93c331d8.jpg) (http://s1069.photobucket.com/user/philwhite166/media/52e95a96-337e-42ca-943b-6689ec4e9af8_zps93c331d8.jpg.html)

Arnold S2 - Basically Arnolds interpretation of the above realised in the late 80's, nowhere near as refined but quite nicely detailed especially the cab. Annoyingly this model is plagued with a split gear problem and my example is no different, although it runs very well there is an audible click from the bogies, there are several methods to fix this so watch this space.

(http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u468/philwhite166/20131109_132645_zps37884891.jpg) (http://s1069.photobucket.com/user/philwhite166/media/20131109_132645_zps37884891.jpg.html)

Atlas RS-1 - Another great model from Atlas which runs as well as any of their models.

(http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u468/philwhite166/20131109_133009_zps389515f7.jpg) (http://s1069.photobucket.com/user/philwhite166/media/20131109_133009_zps389515f7.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: scotsoft on November 09, 2013, 07:11:30 pm
Well no photos yet but I just received my first two "new" Locos from the UK this afternoon.....

A GF Deltic Prototype and a Dapol Black BR late crest Pannier Tank and a Metcalfe Village Shop and Cafe kit.


I recently bought a DP1 just because I like the look of it and I am very happy with it  :thumbsup:


A few new purchases for me courtesy of eBay, all North American switchers which I love.


I especially like the B&O switcher, I have a few B&O locos and passenger cars from different eras.
One of my favourite is my B&O Doodlebug  :heart2:

(http://i438.photobucket.com/albums/qq108/Scotsoft/NGF/Baltimore%20and%20Ohio/Doodlebug/23f7e187.jpg) (http://s438.photobucket.com/user/Scotsoft/media/NGF/Baltimore%20and%20Ohio/Doodlebug/23f7e187.jpg.html)

cheers John.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: trainsdownunder on November 09, 2013, 09:52:39 pm
Quote
both the front and rear lights remain on when running, initially I suspected a defect but looking into it this is normal.

Think you may find on some switchers there is only a single bulb with a plastic strip providing a light channel.

Nice locos
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Croxy on November 09, 2013, 10:27:55 pm
Nice start Croxy!

Both locos run v nicely - well mine do!

The Metcalfe kit is fun to build too. Look forward to some pics.

Dave G

Well I've set up a little test track and have run in the GF Deltic prototype...runs beautifully.....the Dapol Panier Tank is running in as I type...running well but it's a bit noisier than I'd hoped. Have given both a bit of lubrication. Hope to post some pics of my rolling stock shortly.....now waiting for my DMU and some new passenger coaches to arrive.

 :thankyousign:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: scotsoft on November 09, 2013, 10:41:41 pm
Both will get quieter the more you run them  :thumbsup:

cheers John.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on November 10, 2013, 02:24:37 am
All wonderful acquisitions, folks! Ah... a doodlebug.... wonderful machine, and one of the reasons I still have a softspot for American modelling.

Prototype Deltic - on me wish list (along with that damn Blue Pullman  :D, eh NPN). Glad to hear it's running cool.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: davieb on November 10, 2013, 08:02:11 pm
Hi all  :wave:

Today my mother decided she wanted a ride out after a short stay in Hospital  :hmmm:

So we headed out westward in the car and just happened to come across a shop called Hattons  ;)  :-X

I came home with these two brilliant coaches  :hmmm:

(http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee398/davieb68/IMG_2422_zps96942309.jpg) (http://s1225.photobucket.com/user/davieb68/media/IMG_2422_zps96942309.jpg.html)

(http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee398/davieb68/IMG_2421_zpsd32dd2d7.jpg) (http://s1225.photobucket.com/user/davieb68/media/IMG_2421_zpsd32dd2d7.jpg.html)

They really are stunning models with great detail and very free running  :claphappy:

Just wish that Farish would realise that the tops of rolling stock also weather  :doh:

dave  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: newportnobby on November 10, 2013, 10:58:09 pm
Very nice, Dave :thumbsup:
Just how much was that season ticket to Hattons please? :D
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: davieb on November 10, 2013, 11:01:47 pm
 :laughabovepost:  :laughabovepost:  :laughabovepost:

Well it is the nearest model shop open on Sunday  :thumbsup:

oops..........Forgot Transport Models now open on Sundays until Christmas  :doh:  :)

dave  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: newportnobby on November 10, 2013, 11:35:16 pm
Forgot Transport Models now open on Sundays until Christmas  :doh:  :)

dave  :thumbsup:

Oh poo - that's going to make their normally glum faces even worse ::)
Maybe Liz should dose them up with laughing gas each Sunday morning :laugh:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Croxy on November 11, 2013, 12:17:20 am
Nice start Croxy!

Both locos run v nicely - well mine do!

The Metcalfe kit is fun to build too. Look forward to some pics.

Dave G


Well here are some photos of my collection so far. The rolling stock was all bought about 20 years ago as well as the two older GF Locos.....the Dapol Panier and the GF Deltic are new. I'm still waiting for a DMU and some passenger coaches from the UK....

(http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab280/Croxy_GB/Model%20Trains/IMG_0858.jpg) (http://s871.photobucket.com/user/Croxy_GB/media/Model%20Trains/IMG_0858.jpg.html)

Old GF Loco

(http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab280/Croxy_GB/Model%20Trains/IMG_0854.jpg) (http://s871.photobucket.com/user/Croxy_GB/media/Model%20Trains/IMG_0854.jpg.html)

Old GF Loco

(http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab280/Croxy_GB/Model%20Trains/IMG_0853.jpg) (http://s871.photobucket.com/user/Croxy_GB/media/Model%20Trains/IMG_0853.jpg.html)

(http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab280/Croxy_GB/Model%20Trains/IMG_0852.jpg) (http://s871.photobucket.com/user/Croxy_GB/media/Model%20Trains/IMG_0852.jpg.html)

(http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab280/Croxy_GB/Model%20Trains/IMG_0851.jpg) (http://s871.photobucket.com/user/Croxy_GB/media/Model%20Trains/IMG_0851.jpg.html)

(http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab280/Croxy_GB/Model%20Trains/IMG_0850.jpg) (http://s871.photobucket.com/user/Croxy_GB/media/Model%20Trains/IMG_0850.jpg.html)

(http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab280/Croxy_GB/Model%20Trains/IMG_0849.jpg) (http://s871.photobucket.com/user/Croxy_GB/media/Model%20Trains/IMG_0849.jpg.html)

(http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab280/Croxy_GB/Model%20Trains/IMG_0860.jpg) (http://s871.photobucket.com/user/Croxy_GB/media/Model%20Trains/IMG_0860.jpg.html)

On the left is my 20 year old GF (still runs great) and my new Dapol on the right......this photo really shows how much more detail there is on the newer model.....

The difference in detail between the older Locos and the newer ones is significant....so much better now.....

Now to get going on an actual layout!!!

Thanks, Mark.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on November 11, 2013, 12:54:31 am
Love those coaches, davieb! Nice setting, too. Great rock faces!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: trainsdownunder on November 11, 2013, 08:26:27 am
Ebay success last week resulted in this pair of Kato  F3A 's - both are powered. Cost me $70.

They are for a future project so will undergo a completely change livery at some point.

[Limit reached]
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: newportnobby on November 11, 2013, 11:17:55 am
Nice little collection you have there, Croxy :thumbsup:
What's encouraging to me is the comparison between the old GF pannier and the Dapol one in that dimensionally they seem very close (I have 2 x GF old ones)
No doubt someone will now shoot me down in flames :worried:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Croxy on November 11, 2013, 03:48:51 pm
Nice little collection you have there, Croxy :thumbsup:
What's encouraging to me is the comparison between the old GF pannier and the Dapol one in that dimensionally they seem very close (I have 2 x GF old ones)
No doubt someone will now shoot me down in flames :worried:

Yes size wise they are similar....the detail on the Dapol is excellent...me being me I had to take the cab off to have a look at where the chip will go.....notice in the photo that I didn't get the grab rail back in place. I see the purchase of a magnifying glass in my future!!!

 :whistle:

 :thankyousign:

 :Class37:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: mr bachmann on November 12, 2013, 04:18:18 pm
A few new purchases for me courtesy of eBay, all North American switchers which I love.

Bachmann S4 - Run's great and has dual DC/DCC as standard, oddly both the front and rear lights remain on when running, initially I suspected a defect but looking into it this is normal.

([url]http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u468/philwhite166/52e95a96-337e-42ca-943b-6689ec4e9af8_zps93c331d8.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1069.photobucket.com/user/philwhite166/media/52e95a96-337e-42ca-943b-6689ec4e9af8_zps93c331d8.jpg.html[/url])

the front and rear lights re-main on in Yanky yards whilst switching , the direction of travel becomes brightest - not forgetting the bell - now that must be annoying for the crew  :greatpicturessign:

alan
Arnold S2 - Basically Arnolds interpretation of the above realised in the late 80's, nowhere near as refined but quite nicely detailed especially the cab. Annoyingly this model is plagued with a split gear problem and my example is no different, although it runs very well there is an audible click from the bogies, there are several methods to fix this so watch this space.

([url]http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u468/philwhite166/20131109_132645_zps37884891.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1069.photobucket.com/user/philwhite166/media/20131109_132645_zps37884891.jpg.html[/url])

Atlas RS-1 - Another great model from Atlas which runs as well as any of their models.

([url]http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u468/philwhite166/20131109_133009_zps389515f7.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1069.photobucket.com/user/philwhite166/media/20131109_133009_zps389515f7.jpg.html[/url])
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Ollie3440 on November 12, 2013, 07:59:46 pm
Evening all!

She's arrived at last :D After having her on order for a fair number of years 46521 has finally arrived on Sheaf (Albeit a day later than planned due to the wonderful people at Yodel  :veryangry:)
(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii309/olliereading1123/N%20Gauge/SDC16586.jpg) (http://s267.photobucket.com/user/olliereading1123/media/N%20Gauge/SDC16586.jpg.html)

A good run in, chip fitted and she is ready for Retford this weekend (Just awaiting a crew/cab doors).

Also arrived this week is a MK1 Suburban Brake. Seen here with Blossom.
(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii309/olliereading1123/N%20Gauge/SDC16587.jpg) (http://s267.photobucket.com/user/olliereading1123/media/N%20Gauge/SDC16587.jpg.html)
(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii309/olliereading1123/N%20Gauge/SDC16585.jpg) (http://s267.photobucket.com/user/olliereading1123/media/N%20Gauge/SDC16585.jpg.html)


Ollie

 :NGaugersRule:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on November 13, 2013, 12:22:04 am
Oooh that's nice.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: daveg on November 13, 2013, 07:22:33 am
Luvverly - Just got to get one!

My challenge is convincing Significant Other that it's an essential purchase.  I  already have 15 kettles + 3 on pre-order and all for a (currently) in store 72x30 board!

 :help:

Dave G
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on November 13, 2013, 08:53:09 am
You people are mad! PREORDER?!!!

I wish!!  :laugh3:

Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: daveg on November 13, 2013, 12:16:29 pm
You people are mad! PREORDER?!!!

I wish!!  :laugh3:

Yup! :bounce:

Want to see my Certificate?  :nerner:

Dave G
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on November 13, 2013, 12:25:40 pm
This is it, yeah? The certificate....?
[Limit reached]Says at the bottom that it does not affect the soundness.... ;D

George
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: MinZaPint on November 14, 2013, 05:22:58 pm
Oh dear! I've had a rule 1 moment, I'm fascinated by the movement of the valve gear on steamers and as there's currently no RTR Southern or GWR with this when I saw Dapol's announcement of "Mallard" one of my favourite locos I succumbed  :-[

 (http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb474/minzapint/Railway/DSCF2244_zps32a95064.jpg) (http://s1207.photobucket.com/user/minzapint/media/Railway/DSCF2244_zps32a95064.jpg.html)

Now how am I going to explain this on the MSCR (My South Coast Railway) and I'll just have to get a set of teaks to go with it, perhaps I can keep it secret?  :no: oh well!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: daveg on November 14, 2013, 05:34:48 pm
Nice!  :thumbsup:

Dave G
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on November 14, 2013, 11:43:35 pm
Well it ain't no secret no more, buddy!  :beers:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: johnlambert on November 17, 2013, 01:20:33 pm
I know we've had a few of these but I don't think I've seen a weathered one yet.

(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j154/fourwheelsteer/Train%20and%20model%20rail%20stuff/Model%20Rolling%20Stock/100_4312_zps557d4a79.jpg) (http://s79.photobucket.com/user/fourwheelsteer/media/Train%20and%20model%20rail%20stuff/Model%20Rolling%20Stock/100_4312_zps557d4a79.jpg.html)

LMS BG in weathered crimson (374-887).
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Jerry Howlett on November 17, 2013, 03:44:52 pm
I know we've had a few of these but I don't think I've seen a weathered one yet.

LMS BG in weathered crimson (374-887).

Very nice , is it BR(M) ie an ex LMS one ? as it seems to be numbered MxxxxM. Just if it is I want one!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: johnlambert on November 17, 2013, 03:54:23 pm
I know we've had a few of these but I don't think I've seen a weathered one yet.

LMS BG in weathered crimson (374-887).

Very nice , is it BR(M) ie an ex LMS one ? as it seems to be numbered MxxxxM. Just if it is I want one!

Yes, it is.  The number is M 31413 M
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on November 17, 2013, 09:36:43 pm
Me wants one too  :drool:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: scotsoft on November 17, 2013, 09:50:08 pm
Me wants one too  :drool:

Add it to the Blue Pullman list George  :smiley-laughing:  :smiley-laughing:  :smiley-laughing:  :smiley-laughing:

cheers John.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on November 17, 2013, 10:09:24 pm
 :laughabovepost: Not funny.  :'(
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: macwales on November 18, 2013, 02:39:31 pm
Hi

Just taken delivery and run in a new Dapol A4 Mallard.

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/41/thumb_8389.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=8389)

It is a great runner and only the second Dapol steamer I have bought with no sign of swarfe or other debris in the motor. It runs cool and pulls very well - photo above it is pulling 8 x old maroon coaches. It runs well at slow speed and even after a half hour pulling that train it still runs very cool for a Dapol.

Not so sure about the garter blue, seems a bit pale
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Also not sure about the gold lettering in the tender - not sure that works at all!!

I particularly like the nameplate and wheel colour and I will be keeping the loco in spite of that tender lettering as it looks the business speeding round with the usual Dapol clatter (from the tender wheels).

Cheers

Mac
 :beers:

Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: portland-docks on November 18, 2013, 04:04:21 pm
I dont understand why they re/released mallard :s, could they not have done union of south africa instead? Or gresley in express blue? Why mallard again?
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: MinZaPint on November 18, 2013, 05:07:01 pm
Hi Mac

Have to agree about the tender lettering  :uneasy: but as you say otherwise a very nice loco. Oh and is that Michael Portillo on the platform!  :D

Cheers David
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Jerry Howlett on November 18, 2013, 07:18:21 pm
Hi Mac

Have to agree about the tender lettering  :uneasy: but as you say otherwise a very nice loco. Oh and is that Michael Portillo on the platform!  :D

Cheers David
Has to be Mr Portillo who else wears a shirt THATshade of pink!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: texhorse on November 18, 2013, 07:20:54 pm
This locomotive arrived this morning.  I purchased it for just £26 + postage off ebay, and runs like any other Kato locomotive; immaculately.  An SD-40 in Algoma Central livery.  She will be getting a repaint into home colours shortly.

Andy

(http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb69/texhorse/MHRR182002.jpg) (http://s209.photobucket.com/user/texhorse/media/MHRR182002.jpg.html)
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Post by: scotsoft on November 18, 2013, 07:58:08 pm
This locomotive arrived this morning.  I purchased it for just £26 + postage off ebay, and runs like any other Kato locomotive; immaculately.  An SD-40 in Algoma Central livery.  She will be getting a repaint into home colours shortly.

Andy

 :hmmm:  I must have missed that one  :doh:  ;)

I hope you post pictures of the repaint  :drool:

cheers John.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: texhorse on November 18, 2013, 10:16:23 pm
Of course I will John!  I'll be posting pictures of my Montrose and Highland Railroad 2013 box car as well.

Andy
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on November 18, 2013, 10:30:55 pm
All canny purchases, guys. I do think that the lettering on the Mallard is a bit dodgy (especially having just seen the real thing recently (B's UK adventure), but I'd still be keeping it - especially when it's a good runner.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Croxy on November 19, 2013, 01:47:01 am
 :D

Well went to a local Model Railway Show near me in Whitby (Ontario)  :confused1:
and made a some good finds......always a surprise to find British products....especially N gauge. I picked up three Peco wagons and a Graham Farish tank car and brake wagon. He also had a some Hornby N scale buildings and trackside accessories that he had on clearance so I pretty much cleared him out and trouble and strife let me......  :goggleeyes:

To top it all off there was a package from Liverpool waiting for me when I arrived home from work today......  :smiley-laughing:

Here are some photos:

(http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab280/Croxy_GB/Model%20Trains/IMG_0881.jpg) (http://s871.photobucket.com/user/Croxy_GB/media/Model%20Trains/IMG_0881.jpg.html)

My finds from the weekend.....


(http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab280/Croxy_GB/Model%20Trains/IMG_0883.jpg) (http://s871.photobucket.com/user/Croxy_GB/media/Model%20Trains/IMG_0883.jpg.html)

Todays new arrivals.....


(http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab280/Croxy_GB/Model%20Trains/IMG_0885.jpg) (http://s871.photobucket.com/user/Croxy_GB/media/Model%20Trains/IMG_0885.jpg.html)

My new Class 108 DMU....really pleased with this....  :bounce:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: johnlambert on November 19, 2013, 07:29:56 am
Some nice items there, Croxy.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: macwales on November 19, 2013, 10:36:16 am
Hi

Although I have spotted that ex politico, now railway buff, in a lurid green and a pink jacket on tele, I can't remember those green trousers!!

I bought a bag of ready painted N Scale figures from China on Ebay and they are all very garish colours. I have repainted a few but this on needed to stand out so I kept the original. Obviously worked as it's a focus of comment!! Colours on them make the figures also stand out when chopped down to fit as seated passengers in DMU's. Artistic licence and all that!

Cheers

Mac

 :beers:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: scotsoft on November 19, 2013, 12:32:07 pm
I picked up three Peco wagons and a Graham Farish tank car and brake wagon. He also had a some Hornby N scale buildings and trackside accessories that he had on clearance so I pretty much cleared him out and trouble and strife let me......  :goggleeyes:

To top it all off there was a package from Liverpool waiting for me when I arrived home from work today......  :smiley-laughing:

It must feel like Christmas has arrived early  :claphappy:

cheers John.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Caz on November 20, 2013, 08:25:51 pm
Finally getting to grips with motorising my tram track on Claywell using Tomix Wide Tram Track and just obtained this lovely Modemo 9002 tram to run on it.

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/53/thumb_8418.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=8418)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on November 20, 2013, 10:35:58 pm
Very nice!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: OwL on November 20, 2013, 10:45:34 pm
Chinese D4L locomotive Diesel:

(http://i869.photobucket.com/albums/ab256/OWL729/ChineseLoco002_zps931dc37f.jpg) (http://s869.photobucket.com/user/OWL729/media/ChineseLoco002_zps931dc37f.jpg.html)
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Post by: Bealman on November 20, 2013, 10:52:16 pm
Most unusual, but also very nice! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: portland-docks on November 23, 2013, 07:22:19 pm
Well today was warley and as we all know that means my wallet took a huge hit!

I got myself today...

Standard 3 tank in green
Standard 4mt
Standard 5 in green
Standard 5 camalot
28xx in br black
Farish b1 in lner to replace the dapol one since farish run that bit better
Class 04
Ivatt 2mt in br black
Ivatt 2mt in green...


And a midland pullman...

Thankfully alot was early xmas money and saved birthday money :D

Oh and 5 choc/cream collets and a lms inspection saloon lol
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: scotsoft on November 23, 2013, 07:41:51 pm
Now you will have to spend hours and hours running them all in  :doh:  :D

It is good to hear your trip was worthwhile  :thumbsup:

cheers John.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: portland-docks on November 23, 2013, 07:46:25 pm
the farish locos i wouldnt really say need running in :/

but thats the joys of a test track and 6 hours at the n gauge club tomorrow!

set it up set some away, chip another set that away on the dcc layout sorted!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Skyline2uk on November 23, 2013, 08:20:26 pm
Not long back from the NEC and I must say it was my best visit ever :-)

Layouts were stunning this year (in my humble opinion) and I suffered very little from shove / tread on foot / dear lord man take a shower effects.

Anyway, the purpose of this thread is to show the goodies....

(http://i1168.photobucket.com/albums/r488/Skyline2uk/DSCF7026_zps6cc8f847.jpg) (http://s1168.photobucket.com/user/Skyline2uk/media/DSCF7026_zps6cc8f847.jpg.html)

And the "almighty will-power Skyline" only bought this! And I would not have done had the nice lady at the (somewhat subdued) Dapol stand didn't hunt around for it. As far as I saw it was the only motored version in NSE to be had in the NEC!

Skyline2uk
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on November 23, 2013, 11:54:00 pm
EEEH by Gum. There's some wallets being gettin' hit, alright!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: daveg on November 24, 2013, 09:29:56 am
That's one heck of a (nice) shopping list, PD!

Bet you came away with a huge smile on your face.

Looks like the show went well. Maybe I'll be brave and give it a go next year.

Dave G
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: portland-docks on November 24, 2013, 09:38:29 am
That's one heck of a (nice) shopping list, PD!

Bet you came away with a huge smile on your face.

Looks like the show went well. Maybe I'll be brave and give it a go next year.

Dave G

Would of done if i came away with a black 5 which i could of converted to 45428 :(
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: stevieboy on November 26, 2013, 04:00:56 pm
Today I bought a Grey/Blue J39  :thumbsdown:

I don't know whether to return it or put in on eBay for £500  :laugh:

The cab side clearly shows a contrast from black to grey/blue! Must have been a Friday special!

(http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a593/stevieboy-15/IMAG2438_zpsbeebb5ed.jpg) (http://s1285.photobucket.com/user/stevieboy-15/media/IMAG2438_zpsbeebb5ed.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on November 26, 2013, 10:13:50 pm
Hmmmm.  :hmmm: That is odd, isn't it. I could probably live with it - maybe a bit of weathering, or something like that. I don't know, it's probably only noticeable when it's alongside the other one?

Your decision of course, but me being the lazy s*d that I am, wouldn't be bothered with the hassle of sending it back, I could live with it. Does it run OK? That would influence me, as well.

George
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: CarriageShed on November 26, 2013, 10:50:33 pm
They both look black, or at least blackish, so I'd put it down to two different paint stocks at two different repainting works. I'd have a word with your chief mechanical engineer about getting a standard set for paint mixes. But once they have a bit of mud and grime on them, you'll never notice the difference anyway.

What's probably far more important is that they're both bug-free.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: tutenkhamunsleeping on November 28, 2013, 10:09:17 pm
[Limit reached]Finally got hold of a Farish Stanier 50' Full Brake, and a lovely little thing it is too!

I didn't notice the little footstep bottom right until I'd taken the photo.  No doubt I'll soon break it off, but it's nice to know it was there at the start :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: RST on November 28, 2013, 10:20:03 pm
I must be one of E-Bays best customers since I've been laid up ill recently.  I got these for about £50 (or less) each so I don't think that's too bad a collection for £200.  The two 37's have different numbers (used but mint) and the two 47's are both "Sappers" (BNIB) from Rails of Sheffield -they'll both be re-painted in Blue livery...

(http://i629.photobucket.com/albums/uu17/RSTA/TMD%20layout%20and%20n%20gauge/IMAG1292.jpg) (http://s629.photobucket.com/user/RSTA/media/TMD%20layout%20and%20n%20gauge/IMAG1292.jpg.html)

I'm part way through building this brake tender the last few days, just waiting for some new bogies to come.  I'll put up a "how to" once it's finished...

(http://i629.photobucket.com/albums/uu17/RSTA/TMD%20layout%20and%20n%20gauge/IMAG1274-1.jpg) (http://s629.photobucket.com/user/RSTA/media/TMD%20layout%20and%20n%20gauge/IMAG1274-1.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: texhorse on November 29, 2013, 12:51:37 pm
Hi all, well the Algoma SD40-2 has now been repainted, and I think it came out quite well.  I may still add some little decals with warning stickers and things on, but generally the loco is finished.

Here's some before and after photos.  Note the slight differences between the original colours on GP15 #114 and the new colours on SD40-2 #182.



(http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb69/texhorse/MHRR182002.jpg) (http://s209.photobucket.com/user/texhorse/media/MHRR182002.jpg.html)

(http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb69/texhorse/MHRR19021.jpg) (http://s209.photobucket.com/user/texhorse/media/MHRR19021.jpg.html)

(http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb69/texhorse/MHRR19022.jpg) (http://s209.photobucket.com/user/texhorse/media/MHRR19022.jpg.html)

(http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb69/texhorse/MHRR19023.jpg) (http://s209.photobucket.com/user/texhorse/media/MHRR19023.jpg.html)

(http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb69/texhorse/MHRR19024.jpg) (http://s209.photobucket.com/user/texhorse/media/MHRR19024.jpg.html)

Andy
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: scotsoft on November 29, 2013, 01:35:42 pm
Hi Andy,

Is there a reason why you did not paint the footplate area orange like the other loco  :hmmm:

I do like your livery for the Montrose and Highland, good and bright  :thumbsup:

cheers John.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: texhorse on November 29, 2013, 02:57:56 pm
Hi John

I decided that on a real loco, travelling across the States, the orange probably wouldn't be very hard wearing.  114 tends to stay in either Ohio or Indiana, so it doesn't put in the mileage; whereas 182 is a main line locomotive and can end up anywhere from Ohio to Utah!  (The MHRR runs from Ohio to Colorado, but MHRR locos regularly make it through to Salt Lake City)!

I'm after a second SD40-2 now, as I enjoyed painting this one so much.

Andy
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on November 29, 2013, 11:07:31 pm
Very nice paint job, Andy. Way beyond my ability to achieve, to be sure.  :thumbsup:

George
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Geoff on November 30, 2013, 12:12:17 pm
Just bought this from Hattons and I thought it was a steal at £42.

(http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q162/meogeo51/N-Gauge/Class08_zps316a3426.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: daveg on November 30, 2013, 12:29:21 pm
Thanks Geoff

Just ordered one - excellent price.

Dave G
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: gc4946 on November 30, 2013, 04:15:08 pm
Wakefield show, as usual, was pretty good, and I spent a fair amount of money on stock:

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/53/thumb_8646.JPG) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=8646)

Four second hand wagons of continental design from top to bottom:
Open stake wagon with removable tarpaulin (Arnold);
4-wheel grey tank, Eva markings (Roco);
Bogie tanker, white with orange stripe and Etra markings (Minitrix);
Short 4-wheel covered van (Fleischmann)

A Northern 158 to go with my planned Grand Central HST which is local to West Yorkshire.

One pair of class 158 bodies in Wales and West livery to eventually go on suitable chassis to run on my Fisherlea layout.

A Railfreight Distribution 47 125 (Poole-made) body, this is my second body in that livery which I can swap over with my existing Poole-built 47s so I can run double-headed 47s on RfD services with my train ferry wagons.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on December 01, 2013, 09:37:13 am
Good buys, folks. Impressed with the green 08 at that price.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: johnlambert on December 01, 2013, 02:04:59 pm
Finally succumbed to temptation and bought D1005 Western Venturer (DCC fitted).

(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j154/fourwheelsteer/Train%20and%20model%20rail%20stuff/Model%20Locomotives/100_4334_zps445d2f75.jpg) (http://s79.photobucket.com/user/fourwheelsteer/media/Train%20and%20model%20rail%20stuff/Model%20Locomotives/100_4334_zps445d2f75.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on December 01, 2013, 11:19:52 pm
Nice one! Shame about the colour (just me, just kiddin' - actually it does look good sitting in front of the blue coaches).  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: trainsdownunder on December 02, 2013, 07:08:25 am
Finally got one ! AUD $89 inc P&P

http://youtu.be/NBi3se10YpU (http://youtu.be/NBi3se10YpU)


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Also bought some Flat cars - 15 in total all new (well ex display) with custom loads @ $10 each inc P&P

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Need to get off my *!£% and do the layout now.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Sprintex on December 02, 2013, 07:18:13 am
That looks a big brute  :toot:


Paul
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: trainsdownunder on December 02, 2013, 09:21:43 am
Not the biggest of US diesels but has always been my favourite of the "UP Heritage" schemed locos (EMD SD70ACE) Norfolk and Southern have 20 in their list.

Would be quite a collection to have. more detail here http://www.nscorp.com/nscportal/nscorp/Community/Heritage%20Locomotives/#&panel1-1 (http://www.nscorp.com/nscportal/nscorp/Community/Heritage%20Locomotives/#&panel1-1)

http://youtu.be/Rc6X0Yl1-Iw (http://youtu.be/Rc6X0Yl1-Iw)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: johnlambert on December 02, 2013, 06:17:31 pm
Nice one! Shame about the colour (just me, just kiddin' - actually it does look good sitting in front of the blue coaches).  :thumbsup:

hehe, thanks.  It will be joined by a green one and a maroon one when funds permit.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on December 02, 2013, 09:51:15 pm
Hi Colin, I notice the paint scheme says 'The Katy'. That's not the same as the Missouri-Kansas-Texas line, is it?

George
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: texhorse on December 03, 2013, 07:06:46 am
Sorry, I'm not Colin, but yes it is the same line!  Been part of Union Pacific since 1988, hence the number on the loco.  She's a great looking loco!

Andy
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: trainsdownunder on December 03, 2013, 09:21:02 am
Yep can confirm Is part of the MKT line.

This is one of the UP range of "heritage" locos as opposed to the NS ones (see thread http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=17941.msg179632#msg179632 (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=17941.msg179632#msg179632)

There are several UP schemes. They have only produced 14 specials/heritage in their entire history

This is the Kato Heritage range of which I own a  Katy, 2 x Union Pacific "Flag", Chicago & NW and a Missouri Pacific

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Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on December 03, 2013, 11:24:34 am
Hi Andy!

Sorry for the name mix-up!

I was so out to impress with my knowledge of the US scene I got carried away!

Actually the only reason I posted that was because I just acquired Model Railroader's 2014 annual and some dude has a KATY layout featured in there, and thought I might show off! I know very little about American prototypes, even though I stand in awe of their layouts and modelling standards.

However, that is one great looking locomotive.

Apologies again!

George
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: texhorse on December 03, 2013, 04:31:39 pm
Hi George, no apology necessary.  Actually, I think I hijacked this thread!

If you are interested in US modelling, I thoroughly recommend any Kato loco.  Until you've had a go at driving a Kato model, you haven't experienced the best in N Gauge or N Scale, as they call it.

And the lovely Katy model above is.....yep, a Kato.

Andy
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: captainelectra on December 03, 2013, 08:46:11 pm
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7395/11194971053_e7dd75b796_c.jpg)

Another test subject for re-vinyling.  :D
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: lil chris on December 03, 2013, 09:42:38 pm
My latest purchase a 2mt,looks nice need to run it in.
(http://i1293.photobucket.com/albums/b597/lilchris261/DSCF4658640x480_zps4ad70532.jpg) (http://s1293.photobucket.com/user/lilchris261/media/DSCF4658640x480_zps4ad70532.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on December 03, 2013, 09:46:12 pm
All lovely models, guys!

And yes, Andy - I have had experience with Kato locos. That's where people who model the US scene are SOOOO lucky.

George
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: trainsdownunder on December 05, 2013, 06:37:00 am
Saw these on the N Scale Yard Sale Group - Unused Concor GS4 (DCC ready)
Couldn't resist at $200 inc PP the pair:[Limit reached][Limit reached]
SWMBO said   OK - that's Christmas sorted then!  Good job she doesn't know about the other box of stuff coming.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: texhorse on December 06, 2013, 06:25:14 pm
WHOA!!!!  Now those are beautiful.

 :goggleeyes:

Andy
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Malc on December 06, 2013, 06:41:45 pm
An outstanding pair of locos!!! I'm very jealous. :envy: :envy:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: scotsoft on December 06, 2013, 06:47:56 pm
I only have the one called "The Most Beautiful Locomotive in the World"  :D

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=17909.msg179288#msg179288 (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=17909.msg179288#msg179288)

cheers John.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: trainsdownunder on December 06, 2013, 09:46:38 pm
 :thankyousign: I am waiting on some coaches now which will get a respray to a personal scheme to go with the "Freedom".
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on December 07, 2013, 02:49:35 am
All in the eye of the beholder, I'm afraid. To me it looks like they have a pair of goggly eyes stickin' out the front  ;D
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Caz on December 07, 2013, 09:26:18 am
What he said, I think all American style locos are really ugly be they kettles or diseasels    :)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: CarriageShed on December 07, 2013, 10:44:19 am
Saw these on the N Scale Yard Sale Group - Unused Concor GS4 (DCC ready)
Couldn't resist at $200 inc PP the pair:[Limit reached]
SWMBO said   OK - that's Christmas sorted then!  Good job she doesn't know about the other box of stuff coming.

Sorry, chaps, but that makes me think of Cybermen in the world of Thomas the Tank Engine.  :-[
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: 4x2 on December 07, 2013, 11:46:18 am
Saw these on the N Scale Yard Sale Group - Unused Concor GS4 (DCC ready)
Couldn't resist at $200 inc PP the pair:[Limit reached][Limit reached]
SWMBO said   OK - that's Christmas sorted then!  Good job she doesn't know about the other box of stuff coming.
Cracking loco's ! Being a US n scale fan, i'm a little biased... Great price as well !
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: texhorse on December 07, 2013, 08:09:00 pm
Saw these on the N Scale Yard Sale Group - Unused Concor GS4 (DCC ready)
Couldn't resist at $200 inc PP the pair:[Limit reached]
SWMBO said   OK - that's Christmas sorted then!  Good job she doesn't know about the other box of stuff coming.



Sorry, chaps, but that makes me think of Cybermen in the world of Thomas the Tank Engine.  :-[


Pah!  Philestines!!!!  I admit I like the look of a Black 5 over a US loco, but these are nice too!

Andy
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: cookiescrumble on December 08, 2013, 07:10:56 am
As it's nearly christmas, I decided to buy a little present for myself  :angel:

(http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a330/cookiescrumble/dc72ad4f-a428-4163-9af3-c6086d532585.jpg) (http://s14.photobucket.com/user/cookiescrumble/media/dc72ad4f-a428-4163-9af3-c6086d532585.jpg.html)

I bought the Rails of Sheffield class 26 double pack, I had my eye on this for a while and even got a free Farish TPO with it  :).

I may of also bought a rake of MK1 coaches to form a dining service for my preserved line. No idea about actual formations so went with BG RU RFO FO FO.

and theres also another praire tank added to the collection.....

and a Farish 108 in BR Green.....

at least I'll have a layout soon to run them on  :thumbsup:

Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: macwales on December 08, 2013, 09:52:39 am
Hi

The great thing about rewarding yourself with an early selfie Xmas present is that you will nearly always like it!!

Great locos - enjoy them.

What a good idea :bounce:

Now......???
 :hmmm:What shall I treat myself with...???

Cheers

Mac :beers:

Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: daveg on December 08, 2013, 09:54:59 am
 :envy: :envy: :envy:

Dave G
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: texhorse on December 08, 2013, 09:58:35 am
It's always great to buy yourself something for Christmas.  I always do....

 :D

Andy
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: johnlambert on December 08, 2013, 01:00:37 pm
As it's nearly christmas, I decided to buy a little present for myself  :angel:
<snip>
and a Farish 108 in BR Green.....


Excellent choice!  I love my green Farish 108.  In fact I've now added a Blue/Grey 108 and I'm contemplating an all blue 108 too.  The 26s look good and I'm a big believer in treating yourself to something you really want at this time of year.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Luke Piewalker on December 08, 2013, 02:38:56 pm
You're all right! And that's why I just ordered a nice blue 03 before they disappear from the shelves...  :claphappy:
I always remember seeing the 03s and Newcastle Central and Gateshead Depot :heart2:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Luke Piewalker on December 08, 2013, 06:43:48 pm
I may have ordered a match truck for it from TMC too  :laugh3:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on December 08, 2013, 10:02:33 pm
Great Class 26s. You got the colour right, too.  :D

George
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Jameswgm on December 11, 2013, 10:46:08 pm
BachFar HST Intercity livery with full rake of coaches. Very pleased with my Ebay purchase. Now all I need is a single MK4 FO to complete my Class 91 rake!

(http://s22.postimg.org/sgclf1dch/2013_12_11_18_41_41.jpg)

(http://s30.postimg.org/oawfxr4lt/2013_12_11_18_41_56.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: CarriageShed on December 11, 2013, 11:04:26 pm
BachFar HST Intercity livery with full rake of coaches. Very pleased with my Ebay purchase. Now all I need is a single MK4 FO to complete my rake!

That looks lovely. Good purchase!  :thumbsup:

You might want to close-couple those coaches, though. Health and safety will have a fit when they see passengers- sorry, customers, leaping across the divide. ;)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: lil chris on December 11, 2013, 11:18:27 pm
Here are a christmas present I bought myself in the modeldirect sale a pair of Stanier mk1 coaches.
(http://i1293.photobucket.com/albums/b597/lilchris261/DSCF4666640x480_zps2421ba30.jpg) (http://s1293.photobucket.com/user/lilchris261/media/DSCF4666640x480_zps2421ba30.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on December 11, 2013, 11:40:05 pm
All good buys guys! (Sorry about the poetry....  :-[)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Croxy on December 12, 2013, 02:39:05 am
Nice new toys everyone!!!!

....ummmm....


I mean scale replica operational prototypes........ :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: GroupC on December 12, 2013, 09:46:36 am
It's nice to see people buying themselves early Christmas presents (I have too) - now that phase is nearly over and the 25th is almost here you can also now buy yourself, if you can get away with it, an actual Christmas present. Then there's the potential of New Year sales, which simply can't be overlooked,  following which in mid/late January we can all get ourselves new year blues presents! Winners all round!

After that spring will be round the corner and what better way to welcome it than by buying yourself a springtime present.

And I wonder why all my track is full.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: daveg on December 12, 2013, 11:43:28 am
Looks like GroupC has got the virulant type of Ngauge-itus!

There's no antidote - thank goodness!  :D

Dave G
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: AC on December 12, 2013, 05:39:56 pm
Not posted in a while, so here's a link to my latest purchase;
NR-P500 Peco Limited Edition Somerset Coal Special Souvenir Wagon Set (http://www.peco-uk.com/product.asp?strParents=3309,3310&CAT_ID=3313&P_ID=18184)

The batteries in my camera are flat, so I was going to try using my webcam for a couple of quick photos, but for some reason it only wants to work in black and white at the moment...

The main reason for buying this set was for the local connection, as the hopper depicted was apparently destined for Portishead Power Station, so they probably won't leave the box very often.
The foam insert is actually 2 inserts beside each other, so if you only want one of the two wagons out of the box, you don't have to mess about with one long piece of foam. The printing appears to be up to the usual crisp Peco quality and both the wagons have coal loads in them.
Although the HAA hopper is weathered, it looks to me like the body was weathered before being attached to the chassis. I don't have any other wagons weathered by Peco to compare it with, and the weathering only looks to be quite light, but still looks good to me. I don't have any pics to hand of the real thing to compare it with.

I'd be interested if anyone knows any details of the train that the hopper traveled in, especially when it was on the Portishead branch.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Skyline2uk on December 12, 2013, 05:57:29 pm
Quote
Very pleased with my Ebay purchase.

Ah so that was you was it? Well done!

Had I the money, space and MK2 layout available, that would have been mine  >:D

Lovely train  :D

Skyline2uk
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Luke Piewalker on December 13, 2013, 11:52:39 am
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5482/11351787973_53540fd0b7.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/64017570@N04/11351787973/)
With my customary out of focus picture my shunters match truck has arrived
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Luke Piewalker on December 14, 2013, 12:18:09 pm
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3673/11366027083_33474215cf.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/64017570@N04/11366027083/)
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7296/11366026643_0427fd17c5.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/64017570@N04/11366026643/)

Ta-da!!!!!  :claphappy: :claphappy: :claphappy: :laugh3: :claphappy: :claphappy: :claphappy: :ngauge: :bounce: :D
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on December 14, 2013, 12:48:07 pm
Looks great! Two peas in a pod!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: d-a-n on December 14, 2013, 05:36:30 pm
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Last week I bought the Newspaper Express set and a blue class 08 - this week I decided to get another parcels van from Rails to bulk it out a bit. Over the moon with Rails of Sheffield's packaging of items - nothing was going to damage this item in transit!!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Jerry Howlett on December 14, 2013, 05:46:59 pm
Looks to me like that poor little 08 is being threatened !
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: johnlambert on December 14, 2013, 07:23:25 pm
Last week I bought the Newspaper Express set and a blue class 08 - this week I decided to get another parcels van from Rails to bulk it out a bit. Over the moon with Rails of Sheffield's packaging of items - nothing was going to damage this item in transit!!

Nice!  I fancy the parcels set but thought it could do with an extra GUV, didn't realise blue parcels vehicles were available as individual items.

I'm waiting for a delivery which was left with one of my neighbours.  They weren't in when I went to pick it up :(  :veryangry: ;)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Luke Piewalker on December 14, 2013, 09:18:23 pm
I was so excited when the postie came I went to look through the peephole in the door and headbutted it...  :dunce:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: class37025 on December 14, 2013, 09:27:36 pm
Nice!  I fancy the parcels set but thought it could do with an extra GUV, didn't realise blue parcels vehicles were available as individual items.


I had a look on there, and although I stand to be corrected by the Mk.1 hoarder  ::) it looks like only one BG and one cl24 left as ex-set.

could find no listing for 'new' GUVs in newspaper markings.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: johnlambert on December 14, 2013, 09:58:05 pm
Nice!  I fancy the parcels set but thought it could do with an extra GUV, didn't realise blue parcels vehicles were available as individual items.


I had a look on there, and although I stand to be corrected by the Mk.1 hoarder  ::) it looks like only one BG and one cl24 left as ex-set.

could find no listing for 'new' GUVs in newspaper markings.

Interesting! 

Shh, before someone else goes and snaps it up  ;)  I quite fancy a blue-grey BG on its own....
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on December 14, 2013, 10:22:15 pm
That newspaper train is a nice little set (even in blue!)  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: CarriageShed on December 14, 2013, 11:59:31 pm
I was so excited when the postie came I went to look through the peephole in the door and headbutted it...  :dunce:


:laughabovepost:

Sorry, Luke. Shouldn't laugh but just had to.

I managed to get hold of another Graham Farish Stanier LMS coach for my 1930s Pines Express:

(http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a565/NGauge33/Rolling%20Stock/DSCN9513_zps8b3c960e.jpg) (http://s1284.photobucket.com/user/NGauge33/media/Rolling%20Stock/DSCN9513_zps8b3c960e.jpg.html)

And also this strange little kit of a full brake. It's full white metal with a lumpy roof and vinyl side panels, and isn't the best construction I've seen, but it'll do as an occasional No 7 coach for the Pines. It was a bargain, so I certainly can't complain.

(http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a565/NGauge33/Rolling%20Stock/DSCN9514_zpsef212ce4.jpg) (http://s1284.photobucket.com/user/NGauge33/media/Rolling%20Stock/DSCN9514_zpsef212ce4.jpg.html)

Anyone know its origin?
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Luke Piewalker on December 15, 2013, 01:16:27 am
I was running around, trying to make sure I was presentable, nearly picked up a fleece instead of a dressing gown, then had to make sure my dressing gown was actually secured...  :-[
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: EtchedPixels on December 15, 2013, 11:35:32 am
Cavndish .. sort of pre ultima
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: d-a-n on December 15, 2013, 11:37:15 am
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Had an early 30th birthday party last night; in amongst the single malts and 35mm film, one couple very thoughtfully brought me a weathered triple pack of PCAs to add to the existing (short) rake - how cool is that!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: CarriageShed on December 15, 2013, 11:45:40 am
Cavndish .. sort of pre ultima

Found it, on page 39 of your PDF catalogue. Thanks, Alan.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: EtchedPixels on December 15, 2013, 05:00:04 pm
The Cavndish kits had etched bogies, an aluminium floor, aluminium roof and fairly crude etched truss rods with the battery box on the etch as a flat plate and not much else.

Later versions of them added the white metal detailing parts, proper battery boxes, dynamo etc, and the later ones still have a fold up etched floor rather than the aluminium one.

The really early ones are so old in the history of N that they didn't have rapido couplers!

Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: P Bender on December 15, 2013, 07:30:39 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/902356_584103548306095_571421452_o.jpg)

Dutch EMU (mat '54)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: scotsoft on December 15, 2013, 07:35:17 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/902356_584103548306095_571421452_o.jpg)

Dutch EMU (mat '54)

That is a very good looking loco  :thumbsup:

cheers John.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Ollie3440 on December 15, 2013, 07:44:27 pm
Nice!  I fancy the parcels set but thought it could do with an extra GUV, didn't realise blue parcels vehicles were available as individual items.


I had a look on there, and although I stand to be corrected by the Mk.1 hoarder  ::) it looks like only one BG and one cl24 left as ex-set.

could find no listing for 'new' GUVs in newspaper markings.

Happy to help :) We only split a certain number of sets and the GUV was by far the most popular of the split items and subsequently all the split ones have now sold. I would be surprised if we split some more sets down because the full sets are still selling well, but you never know

Ollie

 :NGaugersRule:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: CarriageShed on December 15, 2013, 10:58:09 pm
The Cavndish kits had etched bogies, an aluminium floor, aluminium roof and fairly crude etched truss rods with the battery box on the etch as a flat plate and not much else.

Later versions of them added the white metal detailing parts, proper battery boxes, dynamo etc, and the later ones still have a fold up etched floor rather than the aluminium one.

The really early ones are so old in the history of N that they didn't have rapido couplers!

I think mine must be a Mk1 version. The battery box is flat, and the bogies are probably etched (there was some white metal showing through the paint). The bogies are attached to the body with a screw, one of which is fairly slack, making for a pretty wobbly bogie!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: trainsdownunder on December 16, 2013, 01:04:22 am
This arrived Saturday so after a hasty sorting out of electrics managed to run it with my rake of Overton Cars.

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All stock is Athearn. The loco is running a Lenz Silver chip hidden in the tender.

Don't have a completed loop yet under the lower end tunnel(beyond the platform), but hopefully will do that over Christmas. Work permitting.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: ParkeNd on December 16, 2013, 08:29:08 am
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/902356_584103548306095_571421452_o.jpg)

Dutch EMU (mat '54)

That is a very good looking loco  :thumbsup:

cheers John.

The front does look a bit like Rod Hull's Emu though.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Luke Piewalker on December 18, 2013, 06:57:12 pm
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7384/11438832326_c72ed72635.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/64017570@N04/11438832326/)

Another couple of additions  :D
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on December 19, 2013, 03:05:12 am
Tried out the NGS's new online purchasing system and treated meself to these, which arrived yesterday:
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Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on December 19, 2013, 08:48:00 am
Probably in the wrong thread here, but in relation to my post above, does anyone know what a suitable locomotive would be to pair with my new maroon inspection coach? I thought it would look really cool with my green Class 14, but as Etched Pixels has pointed out, the 14's didn't really work anywhere. Indeed, (and I'll dig it out and scan it, if I can find it).... I came across a Class 14 sitting in an NCB yard (as EP says) way back in 1972 as I was wondering around taking pictures for my college dissertation about the decline of coal mining in the North East.

So any suggestions appreciated.

In relation to my new maroon Stove R, same thing..... what do I run it with? Apparently they ceased being connected to passenger trains in 1959?

 :beers: George
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: ParkeNd on December 19, 2013, 09:42:36 am
Probably in the wrong thread here, but in relation to my post above, does anyone know what a suitable locomotive would be to pair with my new maroon inspection coach? I thought it would look really cool with my green Class 14, but as Etched Pixels has pointed out, the 14's didn't really work anywhere. Indeed, (and I'll dig it out and scan it, if I can find it).... I came across a Class 14 sitting in an NCB yard (as EP says) way back in 1972 as I was wondering around taking pictures for my college dissertation about the decline of coal mining in the North East.

So any suggestions appreciated.

In relation to my new maroon Stove R, same thing..... what do I run it with? Apparently they ceased being connected to passenger trains in 1959?

 :beers: George

Britains Model Trains 2014 suggests Ivatt 2 MT, Fairburn Tank, Black 5, class 24/25/26/27, Class 31, and Class 37, as "locos it should work with".
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: CarriageShed on December 19, 2013, 10:41:09 am
Here's confirmation of the Ivatt:

http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/2839246 (http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/2839246)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Jack on December 19, 2013, 11:11:59 am
Probably in the wrong thread here, but in relation to my post above, does anyone know what a suitable locomotive would be to pair with my new maroon inspection coach? I thought it would look really cool with my green Class 14, but as Etched Pixels has pointed out, the 14's didn't really work anywhere. Indeed, (and I'll dig it out and scan it, if I can find it).... I came across a Class 14 sitting in an NCB yard (as EP says) way back in 1972 as I was wondering around taking pictures for my college dissertation about the decline of coal mining in the North East.

So any suggestions appreciated.

In relation to my new maroon Stove R, same thing..... what do I run it with? Apparently they ceased being connected to passenger trains in 1959?

 :beers: George

This is what pulls my Inspection Coach
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Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Only Me on December 19, 2013, 11:25:58 am
A new piece of stock for one of my currently unfinished Class 128
Bodies to tow!

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/52/thumb_8910.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=8910)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: scotsoft on December 19, 2013, 01:10:22 pm
A Minitrix loco and coaches won on eBay arrived this morning  :thumbsup:

(http://i438.photobucket.com/albums/qq108/Scotsoft/Minitrix%20Train/DSCF2847.jpg) (http://s438.photobucket.com/user/Scotsoft/media/Minitrix%20Train/DSCF2847.jpg.html)

(http://i438.photobucket.com/albums/qq108/Scotsoft/Minitrix%20Train/DSCF2851.jpg) (http://s438.photobucket.com/user/Scotsoft/media/Minitrix%20Train/DSCF2851.jpg.html)

(http://i438.photobucket.com/albums/qq108/Scotsoft/Minitrix%20Train/DSCF2855.jpg) (http://s438.photobucket.com/user/Scotsoft/media/Minitrix%20Train/DSCF2855.jpg.html)

(http://i438.photobucket.com/albums/qq108/Scotsoft/Minitrix%20Train/DSCF2853.jpg) (http://s438.photobucket.com/user/Scotsoft/media/Minitrix%20Train/DSCF2853.jpg.html)

(http://i438.photobucket.com/albums/qq108/Scotsoft/Minitrix%20Train/DSCF2854.jpg) (http://s438.photobucket.com/user/Scotsoft/media/Minitrix%20Train/DSCF2854.jpg.html)

cheers John.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on December 19, 2013, 10:12:24 pm
They're cute. What vintage would they be, then?

George
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: keerout on December 19, 2013, 10:17:21 pm
George beat me to it! sooo cute, you can't help smiling when you look at them..
Gerard  :wave:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: scotsoft on December 19, 2013, 11:03:31 pm
According to the seller he bought them in Germany in 1982  :goggleeyes:

I have not had time to give them a run yet but when I took each out of the box they are as new.
I did try the loco on some track and it will benefit from a sparse drop of oil and a good running in  :thumbsup:

The seller also included an oval of track and the Minitrix controller which was not in the sale, so I was given those free of charge which was very generous of him.

cheers John.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on December 19, 2013, 11:21:33 pm
Cool. Looking at them, I would have guessed early Eighties. Canny buy!

George
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: trainsdownunder on December 19, 2013, 11:46:07 pm
Good result John - What happened to the "no money left" comment you sent me the other day.  :laugh:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: scotsoft on December 19, 2013, 11:52:50 pm
Good result John - What happened to the "no money left" comment you sent me the other day.  :laugh:

That's what credit cards are for  :-[  ;)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: trainsdownunder on December 20, 2013, 12:17:51 am
Another from my Yard Sale purchases has arrived. . Unused ex display stock.
Both A & B units powered. All cars lit. Full DCC throughout. $220 inc Shipping

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http://youtu.be/Wb7P-4iIJ3M (http://youtu.be/Wb7P-4iIJ3M)

Been after this RR for sometime.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on December 20, 2013, 12:33:51 am
That IS nice. Like the road name, too. One of my favourite American lines.  :thumbsup:

George
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: philwhite on December 20, 2013, 08:32:31 am
The BN set looks great and is such a striking livery, I have the same set but with the E8 but I think I prefer the F3's.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: trainsdownunder on December 20, 2013, 08:43:09 am
I actually sold my E8 about a year ago as I couldn't seem to find a B unit or reasonably priced cars to go with it. Had given up hope and bingo. The price was good too - $220 inc P&P which for full DCC through out I can't fault.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: scotsoft on December 20, 2013, 10:24:00 am
Very smooth running as you would expect from Kato  :claphappy:

The price you paid is excellent as well  ;)

Well done  :NGaugersRule:

cheers John.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on December 20, 2013, 10:36:47 am
I think it is a totally canny buy - B unit powered as well? I am DCC illiterate, so is two power units (as in motorised)a pre-requisite for the boxed set of wot, 6 coaches? I notice that the Farish Blue Pullman set has two motorised units....

As Pauline Hanson (an Aussie politician) said:

Please explain.....  :beers:

Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: scotsoft on December 20, 2013, 10:58:40 am
All Kato A and B units are powered as standard George, so you can imagine the pulling power of an ABBA consist  :goggleeyes:

cheers John.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on December 20, 2013, 11:23:31 am
Yes indeed. Wonderful stuff.

I have no experience with double-heading N scale locos with 'matched' power units. Especially if they are at each end of a consist! (Of course, I'm thinkin' Farish Blue Pullman here.... :D...).

Lovely Burlington Northern stuff, though.

George
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: newportnobby on December 20, 2013, 12:22:03 pm
All Kato A and B units are powered as standard George, so you can imagine the pulling power of an ABBA consist  :goggleeyes:

cheers John.

I don't think Agnetha had any problems pulling :D
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: scotsoft on December 20, 2013, 12:23:39 pm
All Kato A and B units are powered as standard George, so you can imagine the pulling power of an ABBA consist  :goggleeyes:

cheers John.

I don't think Agnetha had any problems pulling :D

Trust you to take this thread below the waist  :smiley-laughing:  :smiley-laughing:  :smiley-laughing:  :smiley-laughing:
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Post by: keerout on December 20, 2013, 01:29:03 pm
 :laughabovepost: somehow, I had this strange vision of railway engineers legging it away from crazed ABBA fans..   :worried:
Gerard  :wave:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Agrafarfan on December 20, 2013, 07:56:48 pm
Hi all

Here's my new Christmass present to myself the Newspaper Express  :D

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Sorry for the grainy pictures I'm trying to do close ups on my iphone

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Just look at the detail of this GUV

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I've brought a TPO to go with it good detail on that as well

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Very good value

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Post by: Bealman on December 20, 2013, 10:09:15 pm
Very nice. The detail is quite astounding.  :thumbsup:
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Post by: Bealman on December 20, 2013, 10:11:27 pm
I don't think Agnetha had any problems pulling :D

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Post by: bluedepot on December 20, 2013, 10:14:00 pm
nice class 24, guv, tpo etc.....  now put it away until Christmas day when you are allowed to open it!!!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Agrafarfan on December 21, 2013, 02:47:27 pm
nice class 24, guv, tpo etc.....  now put it away until Christmas day when you are allowed to open it!!!

I was so excited I opened the box with my keys didn't even look for scissors or knife.  :laugh3:

Anyway no more spending all the way till next year, just I have to be good for Father Christmas.  :D
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Croxy on December 21, 2013, 10:20:59 pm
That is a nice set......hmmmm....another order to the UK???

 :o
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: MattJ on December 22, 2013, 06:07:07 pm
After something of a hiatus, eventually got a Black 5 as my birthday indulgence yesterday  :)

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3797/11499354146_3778687e00_h.jpg)

At last I can start laying the second circuit - will be checking the front "throw" of the Black 5 against the inner side of carriages to ensure clearage between passing trains.

Unfortunately, on taking this picture I noticed that the BR crest on the 3MT is a slightly damaged...  :hmmm:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on December 22, 2013, 10:48:21 pm
Very nice locomotive.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: georgehgv on December 23, 2013, 07:42:40 am
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/52/thumb_8961.JPG) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=8961)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/52/thumb_8962.JPG) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=8962)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/52/thumb_8963.JPG) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=8963)

My Christmas Present finally arriving - Graham Farish Blue Tornado.

Beautifully made and detailed, shame that part of the running gear fell off when it came out of the box before opening the tender to fit the chip. Anyway pushed plastic piece back and all seems to be well now.

Magnificent show piece for my beginners layout. The only steam loco I intend to run on my otherwise modern diesel themed layout.

I finally managed to post a photograph here so I may now manage to show more of my layout shortly.

Merry Christmas everyone and I hope you find everything you hoped for in your stockings  :D
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Malc on December 23, 2013, 09:26:58 am
Looks magnificent George. I'm looking forward to getting Sir Nigel Gresley for my Christmas pressie, but I don't want to see him in stockings.  :D

Merry Xmas.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Only Me on December 23, 2013, 10:08:19 am
shame that part of the running gear fell off when it came out of the box before opening the tender to fit the chip. Anyway pushed plastic piece back and all seems to be well now.

Hmmm seems to be a common factor appearing here... We had a review model (Well BEN A did) and the more we ran it around Horseley Fields, the more parts of the running gear fell off before it eventually jammed up on one side!...
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on December 23, 2013, 10:59:18 am
Ah well... and that is an awesome looking blue bit of gear.

Merry Christmas, one and all!  :beers:

George
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: newportnobby on December 23, 2013, 11:22:29 am
Looks magnificent George. I'm looking forward to getting Sir Nigel Gresley for my Christmas pressie, but I don't want to see him in stockings.  :D

Merry Xmas.

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Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Jerry Howlett on December 23, 2013, 01:14:48 pm
Looks magnificent George. I'm looking forward to getting Sir Nigel Gresley for my Christmas pressie, but I don't want to see him in stockings.  :D

Merry Xmas.

The A4 horror show! :o
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: portland-docks on December 23, 2013, 02:16:07 pm
I will be able to recreate gresley and tornado side by side in br express blue lol
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Post by: newportnobby on December 23, 2013, 03:30:39 pm
Looks magnificent George. I'm looking forward to getting Sir Nigel Gresley for my Christmas pressie, but I don't want to see him in stockings.  :D

Merry Xmas.

The A4 horror show! :o

Kingfishnet :doh:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Duncan83 on December 23, 2013, 04:04:29 pm
Happy Christmas all. Well I was very lucky this week my wife toke me on a surprise 4 day break to Berlin for my 30th Birthday.

Amazing city full of history and so much todo, on my last day I found a model shop of a side street and wow how good was it. Full of all gauge locos, rolling stock, buildings, trees you name it they had it 80% was second hand and the rest new.

They had draws that you pull out to view all the second hand goods I was in heaven
this is a link to there website http://www.michas-bahnhof.de (http://www.michas-bahnhof.de)

I found a couple of nice bits but as most rolling stock was german I thought it may look a little out of place on my layout.

I paid €24 for both of these.

First was a steel wagon.
(http://i1335.photobucket.com/albums/w676/Duncan135/20131223_114611_zps758e8305.jpg) (http://s1335.photobucket.com/user/Duncan135/media/20131223_114611_zps758e8305.jpg.html)

And the second was a power supply wagon.
(http://i1335.photobucket.com/albums/w676/Duncan135/20131223_114851_zpsbbdfbc3a.jpg) (http://s1335.photobucket.com/user/Duncan135/media/20131223_114851_zpsbbdfbc3a.jpg.html)

With my class 73's in BR Blue
(http://i1335.photobucket.com/albums/w676/Duncan135/20131223_125325_zps8efd8258.jpg) (http://s1335.photobucket.com/user/Duncan135/media/20131223_125325_zps8efd8258.jpg.html)
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Post by: MinZaPint on December 23, 2013, 04:51:04 pm
Nice buys Duncan and belated happy birthday  :thumbsup:

David
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Post by: EtchedPixels on December 23, 2013, 06:29:20 pm
Never been into Micha's but I've ordered stuff online from them a couple of times - very good service.
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Post by: MinZaPint on December 24, 2013, 01:45:18 pm
It's not fair! it's Xmas and I'm being "Bullied" !  :D

(http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb474/minzapint/Railway/IMGP2622_zps3841faab.jpg) (http://s1207.photobucket.com/user/minzapint/media/Railway/IMGP2622_zps3841faab.jpg.html)

Arrived this morning  :claphappy:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: portland-docks on December 24, 2013, 01:49:02 pm
I so loooaaathe you right now!

Same colour i want but i want 7/8 of them :D
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: DCCDave on December 24, 2013, 03:25:51 pm
i want 7/8

Go on splash out and get a whole one  :D

Cheers
Dave
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: portland-docks on December 24, 2013, 03:56:26 pm
Har har dave :p
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: talisman56 on December 24, 2013, 11:50:07 pm
My early Christmas present to myself  :D :

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/52/thumb_9009.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=9009)

L-R: BSK(SO)-SK-CK-BSK(SO)-SO and a BR(SR) Green CCT (Dapol).
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: portland-docks on December 24, 2013, 11:57:04 pm
Omg so jealous i want some soo bad :(
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: ParkeNd on December 26, 2013, 06:43:57 pm
Latest purchase just before Christmas, and the last one I shall make (honest) until the Everest Roofline soffits/fascias/gutters are installed last week in January.

Dapol Class 52 Western Sovereign shown here beside the basics of the Marsh Wharf on my layout under construction - just made enough to know the width so ballasting can begin.

Very classy runner as others have said. My smallest radii are 10.5" on Peco 55 and it rounds these without even thinking about it even barely crawling along - not a hint of hesitation. Can be heard when going fast - but best almost silent at sane speeds.


(http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz332/csaywoodParkeNd1/_1000956_zpsf524e0a8.jpg) (http://s841.photobucket.com/user/csaywoodParkeNd1/media/_1000956_zpsf524e0a8.jpg.html)
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Post by: Bealman on December 26, 2013, 11:13:47 pm
Geez that's a good looking loco.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Kipper on December 27, 2013, 02:47:12 pm
(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b542/kipper37/PICT0081_zps76796485.jpg) (http://s1291.photobucket.com/user/kipper37/media/PICT0081_zps76796485.jpg.html)

Finally got my Lego toy today, from the Daily Mail lottery game, and built it. Wrong scale!!!!!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: ParkeNd on December 27, 2013, 03:17:39 pm
^^^ No not wrong scale. Put that on the layout and it would win every battle all on its own.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Jack on December 27, 2013, 05:21:25 pm
So that's where Farish got rid of all their "pizza cutter" wheels.  ;D
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Post by: port perran on December 27, 2013, 07:36:16 pm
That would certainly "surprise" the passengers on the platform as he passed through !
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Mollington Street on December 30, 2013, 04:41:23 pm
(http://u1.ipernity.com/26/74/61/29207461.d833e00c.500.jpg) (http://www.ipernity.com/doc/311509/29207461)
Tomytec Centram (http://www.ipernity.com/doc/311509/29207461)

Delivered from Germany for Christmas!

 :)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: johnlambert on December 30, 2013, 08:59:42 pm
Excuse the photos, testing out the camera in my new smartphone.

Picked up some new locos and stock at the weekend.

Graham Farish Class 20

(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j154/fourwheelsteer/Train%20and%20model%20rail%20stuff/Model%20Locomotives/WP_20131230_001_zps6d5a66e4.jpg) (http://s79.photobucket.com/user/fourwheelsteer/media/Train%20and%20model%20rail%20stuff/Model%20Locomotives/WP_20131230_001_zps6d5a66e4.jpg.html)

Bulleid Semi-open Brake Second, Composite Corridor and a Mk1 Brake Second Corridor.

(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j154/fourwheelsteer/Train%20and%20model%20rail%20stuff/Model%20Rolling%20Stock/WP_20131230_002_zps51d6f75b.jpg) (http://s79.photobucket.com/user/fourwheelsteer/media/Train%20and%20model%20rail%20stuff/Model%20Rolling%20Stock/WP_20131230_002_zps51d6f75b.jpg.html)
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Post by: johnlambert on December 30, 2013, 09:37:06 pm
Can't remember if I shared this:

Graham Farish Class 08 (cheap from Hattons), blue Express Parcels GUV and a Dapol Fruit D.

(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j154/fourwheelsteer/Train%20and%20model%20rail%20stuff/Model%20Locomotives/100_4375_zps24a9ae1e.jpg) (http://s79.photobucket.com/user/fourwheelsteer/media/Train%20and%20model%20rail%20stuff/Model%20Locomotives/100_4375_zps24a9ae1e.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on December 31, 2013, 12:24:35 am
All very nice. I especially like your new coaches!  :thumbsup:

George
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Luke Piewalker on December 31, 2013, 12:11:18 pm
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2823/11666699026_77807e068a.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/64017570@N04/11666699026/)
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3765/11665906995_6098c18ec4.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/64017570@N04/11665906995/)
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7434/11666698256_af83afef23.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/64017570@N04/11666698256/)
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5475/11666704246_735691446e.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/64017570@N04/11666704246/)

The Christmas Bonanza!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Alex on December 31, 2013, 12:20:31 pm
My Lifelike BL2, which arrived this morning. A bargain at £16, it doesn't look as though its ever been used. Been looking for one of these for ages.

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f178/alexcrawford2008/N%20Gauge/Engines/P1030017_zps9ec48138.jpg) (http://s47.photobucket.com/user/alexcrawford2008/media/N%20Gauge/Engines/P1030017_zps9ec48138.jpg.html)

It'll get a repaint into BAR blue.

Alex  :wave:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: scotsoft on December 31, 2013, 12:25:31 pm
Very nice Alex, I must have missed that one  >:D  :D

cheers John.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: trainsdownunder on January 01, 2014, 05:53:09 am
Nice looking loco Alex and a bargain price. really must spent more time looking at the UK - stuff out here way to expensive most of the time.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Alex on January 01, 2014, 09:45:02 am
Hi,

Thanks. It's my first Lifelike loco and its a great little runner. The couplers are attached to the bogies, which have limited movement. So when I was running it around my WPR layout you could hear it running tight when it goes around 1st radius curves. My BAR layout has 2nd radius curves, so it should be ok with those.

Alex  :wave:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: newportnobby on January 01, 2014, 10:37:55 am
For just £16 that looks one heckuva bargain, Alex :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Alex on January 01, 2014, 10:45:02 am
It certainly was. Hopefully it won't be too long before I can pick up another BL2. I'm also looking for a cheap NW2 diesel as well.

Alex  :wave:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: 1936ace on January 01, 2014, 05:28:37 pm
Since no sanat gifts under the tree this year, i thought i start the new year off with a couple of wagon and vehicle purchases.
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/52/thumb_9170.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=9170)
Bart
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Agrippa on January 01, 2014, 05:41:37 pm
 :goggleeyes: :goggleeyes: :goggleeyes:

Santa wouldn't make it down the chimney with that lot!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: petercharlesfagg on January 01, 2014, 05:42:15 pm
Since no sanat gifts under the tree this year, i thought i start the new year off with a couple of wagon and vehicle purchases.
([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/52/thumb_9170.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=9170[/url])
Bart


Tell you what, I'll swap you a set of handkerchiefs and some lurid coloured socks for just a couple of trucks?  :bounce:

OINVU!  Nice collection.  Regards Peter.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: scotsoft on January 01, 2014, 06:04:08 pm
Wow Bart, it will take you up to Easter just to get them all out of their boxes  :smiley-laughing:  :smiley-laughing:  :smiley-laughing:

cheers John.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: daveg on January 01, 2014, 06:26:18 pm
Excuse me Bart but did you sell the car, the dog and probably the kids as well?  :o

That's one heck of a start for 2014!

Well done that bloke.  :thumbsup:

Dave G

Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: 1936ace on January 01, 2014, 07:23:04 pm
well if i am going to get into trouble for buying a wagon i may as well do it properly and go all out :D
bart
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: newportnobby on January 01, 2014, 09:06:24 pm
Cripes, Bart :goggleeyes:
Are there any left in stock ???
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: joe cassidy on January 01, 2014, 09:12:14 pm
Next year I will substitute a gum tree for the usual pine tree and hopefully I will be as lucky as you !

Best regards,


Joe
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: 1936ace on January 01, 2014, 09:25:17 pm
Hey Newport and joe
How's things, yeh there is still some left about maybe 350 coaches and wagons and for joe it's the result of working Xmas and nye resulting in some extra play money wish it was as easy a planting a tree as with about 150 odd iron barks and gums and the back yard I'd have gold plated loco and no I would not weathering them😋
Must admit it was hard choosing with them all sitting on the mess room table at work at one stage a quick add up came to around A$1200 then reality sunk in but I'm happy with what I picked
Bart
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on January 02, 2014, 05:35:11 am
 :o :goggleeyes: :o :goggleeyes:

And I thought all you Hunter Valley types ever did was sit around drinkin' wine.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

George
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: 1936ace on January 02, 2014, 09:33:59 am
Hey George
My wife loves the wine but I'm a twinnings fan so since I don't drink don't gamble and don't chase women I have to have something since she suggested I give up the fire engines
Bart
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: trainsdownunder on January 02, 2014, 11:29:08 am
Well my treat to me arrived today.

Still a couple more items outstanding, but these will keep me busy. Been rationalising my stock a bit to make way for this bundle.

18 Kato locos All BNSF or Sante Fe. 10 with DCC fitted. 10 new and the others used 6 of which are custom paint jobs (not that I can tell). All bought through the N Scale Yard sale.  Average of around £30 each paid.

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Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Alex on January 02, 2014, 11:46:20 am
What a fantastic set of locos. They'll certainly keep you busy for a while.

Alex  :wave:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Agrippa on January 02, 2014, 12:18:00 pm
Awesome! These locos will need something to haul so I hope you have about 300-400
wagons. :D




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Post by: Luke Piewalker on January 02, 2014, 12:23:24 pm
Yowsa  :o
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: philwhite on January 02, 2014, 04:21:07 pm
Wow! :goggleeyes:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: anselm on January 02, 2014, 05:19:38 pm
I hesitate to show my recent acquisition after earlier postings but the milk wagons and guards van were a Christmas present.
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Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Alex on January 02, 2014, 05:22:07 pm
Nice looking models Ian.

Alex  :wave:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: 1936ace on January 02, 2014, 10:21:06 pm
Hi Ian
The milkers look great I'm looking at it on the phone so my eyes are pushed a bit are they the dapol six wheelers if so do they ride better then the peco tankers. Behind the 22 they look spot on
Bart
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: trainsdownunder on January 02, 2014, 11:01:08 pm
Awesome! These locos will need something to haul so I hope you have about 300-400
wagons. :D

Don't even want to count my rolling stock. Have been acquiring stuff for sometime. Probably got around 600 pieces inc passenger cars. I do buy and resell regularly though.

Settling down now to running SF and BNSF locos only for freight. But have other passenger lines. All my UP, PRR etc will be going. SLowly cataloguing everything on speadsheets.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on January 03, 2014, 12:38:58 am
That ain't a loco stud you got yourself there, Col - it's the whole US Army!!!  :o
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: newportnobby on January 03, 2014, 05:25:04 am
Hi Ian
The milkers look great I'm looking at it on the phone so my eyes are pushed a bit are they the dapol six wheelers if so do they ride better then the peco tankers. Behind the 22 they look spot on
Bart

Hi Bart,
Having had both 4 and 6 wheel tanks I wouldn't necessarily say the 6 wheelers run better.
However, following several prangs in the 12" to the foot world the 4 wheelers were limited to a speed of 40-45mph if I remember correctly, hence the move to 6 wheelers.
I stand to be corrected though :hmmm:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: anselm on January 03, 2014, 10:02:30 am
Hi Ian
The milkers look great I'm looking at it on the phone so my eyes are pushed a bit are they the dapol six wheelers if so do they ride better then the peco tankers. Behind the 22 they look spot on
Bart
Hi Bart, they are the Dapol six wheelers.  I've seen no difference in ride between the 6 and 4 wheel wagons.  I was interested to see Newport Nobby's comment on 6 wheelers - I had wondered why they were made.

Ian
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: CarriageShed on January 03, 2014, 08:45:51 pm
I hesitate to show my recent acquisition after earlier postings but the milk wagons and guards van were a Christmas present.
Ian


They're lovely little models, Ian. I have four myself, plus two of the four-wheelers because I'm modelling the early 1930s and can show the transition between the two. One day I'll have to add a little weathering to them, as they look far too clean when new.

Here's my latest arrival - I stumbled across this Union Mills beauty on eBay and was the only bidder. Absolute bargain! Needless to say, I was fairly gobsmacked by that as it's a beautiful runner. I cleaned it, oiled it, cleaned the wheels (filthy!) and gave it a good running-in for an hour. After all that it crept round the test track at the slowest possible speed, looking absolutely fantastic.

(http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a565/NGauge33/Rolling%20Stock/DSCN9584_zps390d0ac1.jpg) (http://s1284.photobucket.com/user/NGauge33/media/Rolling%20Stock/DSCN9584_zps390d0ac1.jpg.html)

It already has some scruffy paint on the wheels to mask the original shine, so I can hope to add a few stains and scuffs to the bodywork over time (these locos were well worn in by the time the LMS got its hands on them. Even 1930s photos show them looking less than pristine).

Peter
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: port perran on January 03, 2014, 09:19:13 pm
The 6 wheelers were produced to allow smoother running at speed for milk traffic (especially from the West Country to the London area). The 6 wheelers were much more stable and were able to travel at express speeds. I think the 4 wheelers produced too much wobble/vibration for the milk which had a detrimental effect on it.
I think that many of the 4 wheelers were relegated to more local duties rather than long distance.
As for the N gauge version, I think they both perform well. At least they do in my mixed 4 and 6 wheel train !
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: gc4946 on January 04, 2014, 11:49:32 am
I've wanted a J27, but hardly any got into the used market so held back until a new batch of Union Mills J27s were made, this is my post-Xmas treat.

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/52/thumb_9236.JPG) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=9236)

According to Yeadon's the preserved 65894 was allocated to Neville Hill, near where I live, between 1943-1950.
It'll accompany my J25 in LNER livery (5650) which I've owned for about ten years and bought secondhand even then and is my stand-in for a J21.

N gaugers are well served with North Eastern Rly RTR locos, there's quite a few modellers on other forums who are agitating for these to be produced RTR in OO scale.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: CarriageShed on January 04, 2014, 12:24:09 pm
I've wanted a J27, but hardly any got into the used market so held back until a new batch of Union Mills J27s were made, this is my post-Xmas treat.

You just can't beat Union Mills locos. :) One day I will be able to treat myself to one or two of them brand new.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: gc4946 on January 04, 2014, 12:43:39 pm
 I gave my J27 a quick go on my layout and it ran very smoothly round Fleischmann Piccolo 9 inch curves and through points.   :)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: CarriageShed on January 04, 2014, 01:02:49 pm
I've been having a 'quick go' on my test track with my G2 for the last couple of days :D
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: trainsdownunder on January 06, 2014, 09:15:51 am
More ABBA - Last of the christmas spend arrived today

Not 1, but 2  Santa Fe F7 ABBA sets in the BLue/Yellow scheme All units are Kato powered with DCC fitted (TCS decoders).

Also managed to get a Blue war-bonnet F7 A unit (DCC). One of my other B units will be getting a respray at some point to complete this loco. Paid £305 inc
 P&P for the lot, which as they're all DCC I reckon is good going.

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http://youtu.be/EdddioOUnkI (http://youtu.be/EdddioOUnkI)


Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: scotsoft on January 06, 2014, 10:08:40 am
2 ABBA sets is just plain greedy  :D

You have not been robbed paying that price for what you got  :thumbsup:

They look very smart Colin, well done  ;)

cheers John.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on January 06, 2014, 10:14:31 am
That runs beautifully, mate. I forget that some American loco lash-ups are as long as (dare I say it) a Blue Pullman!

It's been a while now since I read American mags (apart from Rod Stewart!!  ;D), but those are formidable looking diesels. 1940s-50s?

And yes, I've just caught a post from a certain gentleman in NE England (above), but now that I've typed this, I'm posting it regardless.  :thumbsup:

Wife is at her sister's in Blue Mountains. I might just put ABBA on the stereo.  :D

George
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Agrippa on January 06, 2014, 10:32:04 am
Nice video! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: philwhite on January 06, 2014, 11:03:46 am
The F7's look great! The Blue/Yellow ATSF freight scheme is one of my favourites and suits the F7 very well.

I've never seen a Kato blue bonnet before, is it a custom paint?
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: trainsdownunder on January 06, 2014, 11:20:12 am
The F7's look great! The Blue/Yellow ATSF freight scheme is one of my favourites and suits the F7 very well.

I've never seen a Kato blue bonnet before, is it a custom paint?


The blue bonnet colour cigar band scheme I believe is from 1971-72. There are Yellow versions as well. These Blue versions are hard to find and I think may have been a US release only.

More info on SF locos and schemes here :http://www.atsfrr.com/resources/funits/Santa%20Fe%20Railway%20Historical%20&%20Modeling%20Society%20-%20The%20F-Unit%20Pages.htm (http://www.atsfrr.com/resources/funits/Santa%20Fe%20Railway%20Historical%20&%20Modeling%20Society%20-%20The%20F-Unit%20Pages.htm)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on January 06, 2014, 11:52:44 am
Oh -oh.  71-72..... so I was way off with1940s-50s then.  :-[
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: petercharlesfagg on January 06, 2014, 02:05:34 pm
Friends,

It arrived in the post today from a relative, a brand new oddity!

Made by Bachmann, it has a tender drive via cardan to the loco drive wheels c/w traction tyres!

(http://photos.imageevent.com/petersplatters/modelrailway2/SAM_2747a.JPG)

Fun! Fun! Fun!

Peter.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: scotsoft on January 06, 2014, 02:45:37 pm
Hello Peter,

What you need for your great looking loco are a set of coaches like these  :thumbsup:

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/59/thumb_4520.JPG) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=4520)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/59/thumb_4521.JPG) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=4521)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/59/thumb_4522.JPG) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=4522)

cheers John.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: petercharlesfagg on January 06, 2014, 02:53:02 pm
Hello Peter,

What you need for your great looking loco are a set of coaches like these  :thumbsup:

([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/59/thumb_4520.JPG[/url]) ([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=4520[/url])

([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/59/thumb_4521.JPG[/url]) ([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=4521[/url])

([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/59/thumb_4522.JPG[/url]) ([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=4522[/url])

cheers John.


AND I suppose you just happen to have a set for sale?   :D :D
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: scotsoft on January 06, 2014, 03:15:59 pm
Hello Peter.

I am afraid I do not have a set for sale, the ones I have are for locos I already have.

I have not seen Pennsylvania coaches like these for sale but in the UK you can pick up the Union Pacific ones on eBay fairly regularly.  The old timer locos also were used to haul freight so you could pick those up to make a train.

cheers John.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: philwhite on January 06, 2014, 03:26:42 pm
The Athearn / Roundhouse overton cars also look good behind a 4-4-0, but unfortunately are quite rare these days.

http://www.athearn.com/Products/Default.aspx?ProdID=ATH11004 (http://www.athearn.com/Products/Default.aspx?ProdID=ATH11004)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: daveg on January 06, 2014, 03:35:20 pm
Looks straight out of an early western movie.

Does the PRR stand for 'Peter's Rail Road' by any chance?  :D

Dave G
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: scotsoft on January 06, 2014, 03:37:23 pm
Hi Phil,

I don't think I have ever seen any of the Athern cars for sale.
It is a pity they have discontinued these classic cars  :thumbsdown:

cheers John.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: trainsdownunder on January 06, 2014, 08:05:01 pm
Hi

I sold my PRR recently like this. I've never seen PRR cars for these, but I may have a contact for you - I'll look.
I can get you some like these, but they are undecorated. These are slightly smaller than the Bachann ones and so are bit better scale. Will send some more pics later.

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Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: joe cassidy on January 06, 2014, 08:34:33 pm
You seem to have more stock than Hattons ! :D

Best regards,


Joe
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Bealman on January 06, 2014, 10:40:04 pm
Nice scenery in the background, there, Col. Hope it's on NGF!  ;D

George
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: mk1gtstu on January 07, 2014, 07:11:25 pm
I bought this off ebay the other day, my first ever class 45 Peak! :claphappy:
Its secondhand but is like new & runs smooth. As its an older China split chassis Farish model I'm thinking of taking the knife to it at some point & doing a bit of detailing  >:D

I'd like to fit lights to it as it doesn't have any, anybody else done this to theirs?  :hmmm:
(http://i1007.photobucket.com/albums/af197/mk1gtstu/001_zps1b214118.jpg) (http://s1007.photobucket.com/user/mk1gtstu/media/001_zps1b214118.jpg.html)

cheers, Stu.  :)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: stevieboy on January 07, 2014, 07:55:35 pm
I bought this lot to celebrate my recent promotion:

(http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a593/stevieboy-15/IMAG2940_zps87f28313.jpg)

16 for now, 3 more and I'll be happy. Just got to build all the loads now, one down......

Should keep a pair of Metals 37's busy (if they ever get made!)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: daveg on January 07, 2014, 08:01:34 pm
Congrats on the promotion AND the bulk buy!  :claphappy:

Dave G
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Skyline2uk on January 07, 2014, 08:55:38 pm
Quote
I bought this lot to celebrate my recent promotion:



16 for now, 3 more and I'll be happy. Just got to build all the loads now, one down......

Should keep a pair of Metals 37's busy (if they ever get made!)

I hope you have not drained the stock of the supplier I am looking at for these.... :P

Nah, only joking, congrats to you on both counts  :thumbsup:

Ref the Metals 37s, I have a Poole Era one, not long BR Lines serviced, if you don't want to wait.... >:D

Skyline2uk
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: stevieboy on January 07, 2014, 09:17:39 pm
Quote
I bought this lot to celebrate my recent promotion:



16 for now, 3 more and I'll be happy. Just got to build all the loads now, one down......

Should keep a pair of Metals 37's busy (if they ever get made!)

I hope you have not drained the stock of the supplier I am looking at for these.... :P

Nah, only joking, congrats to you on both counts  :thumbsup:

Ref the Metals 37s, I have a Poole Era one, not long BR Lines serviced, if you don't want to wait.... >:D

Skyline2uk

There's plenty left! Good offers at the moment too.

I'm sure the re-tooled 37 will be along soon!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: gc4946 on January 09, 2014, 08:45:42 pm
Two Dapol Gresley teak carriages arrived in the post today, a BCK and TK.
They join my Dapol buffet car and two Minitrix corridor thirds with spindly truss rods to form a short set of Gresley corridor teak carriages, all based on preserved examples, but currently in varying states of repair.
This is my set if all of them were restored to their original condition, described from top to bottom (none of them have been re-numbered):

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/52/thumb_9457.JPG) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=9457)

TK 1002 (SRPS, Bo'ness) (Minitrix)
TK 3291 (NYMR) (Minitrix)
Buffet car 641 (NYMR) (Dapol)
TK 23896 (NYMR) (Dapol)
BCK 24068 (Severn Valley) (Dapol)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: newportnobby on January 09, 2014, 09:30:08 pm
Very nice - what do you use to haul them please?
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: gc4946 on January 09, 2014, 09:50:07 pm
My plan is to run them as a preserved set as though I was running my own heritage railway, behind my first choice locos for the job, 70000 Britannia (Minitrix) or my recently-acquired J27 (Union Mills)

For other modellers, the prototypes could be seen running together between 1934-43, numbered as supplied RTR, on the LNER it could run behind any Gresley or any other suitable pre-group passenger loco, e.g. B12 or GC Director, and also on inter-company service behind a suitably-powered passenger loco of the late 30s such as a GWR Hall, LMS Jubilee or Black 5, or SR Lord Nelson, or Schools in Maunsell livery.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: johnlambert on January 09, 2014, 10:06:29 pm
Nice coaches gc4946.

I've got a Brake Third and Corridor Third and I'm thinking of buying another Brake Third to make a 3-coach set to go with my LNER Dapol B1.  They don't really go with 1960s Western Region but they look great together and remind me of a childhood friend's Hornby LNER loco and coaches which I admired.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: daveg on January 09, 2014, 10:07:37 pm
Thanks for the loco info. I have a Hall that will possibly do.

Can someone please explain why Dapol have produced what seems to be 3, 3rd class, 1, 1st class and 3 breaks and no 2nd class coaches.

Can a realistic rake be put together with these?

Dave G
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: johnlambert on January 09, 2014, 10:30:01 pm
There was no second class at the time.  Something to do with railways being obliged to offer 'affordable third class fares'.  So they re-named what was second class as third class and gave customers the choice of first or third although ticket prices were the same as the old first and second classes with third class fairs and accommodation abolished.

Not sure what formations teak coaches would have run as but you'd expect there to be more third than first class coaches.  And it is possible that some inter-regional services would have seen teak coaches pulled by GWR locos.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: daveg on January 09, 2014, 10:37:46 pm
Thanks John. Much appreciated.

Dave G
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Skyline2uk on January 09, 2014, 10:39:51 pm
I was going to post the same explanation but didn't want to appear foolish  :-[

The railway companies were quite naughty really, they were obliged to provide "Third Class" travel, so they did. The fact that no "Second Class" existed anymore didn't matter by the letter (if not spirit) of the law.

Even worse was the practice of (allegedly) deliberately letting third class get dirty, thus dirtying the clothes of those using them and "encouraging" them to pay the first class fare. This would hit the like of city clerks (who had to look smart but weren't actually paid that well) hardest.

Add to this the so called "Parliamentary trains" which offered all third class travel, but at absolutely useless times, and you realise that the hard-pressed rail commuter had long sice been under the cosh.

Sorry,  :offtopicsign:

Skyline2uk
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: johnlambert on January 09, 2014, 10:48:40 pm
Thanks for that, Skyline.  I suppose whenever there are rules in place people will attempt to interpret them to their own advantage.  Anyway, to try and get things back on topic, here's my latest purchase:

(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j154/fourwheelsteer/Train%20and%20model%20rail%20stuff/Model%20Rolling%20Stock/100_4380_zpsbac020d2.jpg) (http://s79.photobucket.com/user/fourwheelsteer/media/Train%20and%20model%20rail%20stuff/Model%20Rolling%20Stock/100_4380_zpsbac020d2.jpg.html)

A weathered BR brake van I picked up on a trip to Glasgow.  You can also see the LNER B1 which I run with my teak coaches.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: EtchedPixels on January 12, 2014, 05:11:47 pm
There was no second class at the time.

Not quite strictly true - second class tended to survive as a special case for boat trains (the boats having three classes).

The railways certainly had a long history of bad behaviour. It took a law (Railway Act 1844) to get them to even give third class passengers a roof. Likewise it took state meddling to introduce parliamentary trains, or to get some companies to even carry third class passengers (eg the NLR only did so once compelled to do this as part of the arrangement for demolishing a load of slums to build their nice big shiny new station in London). Some companies even had a fourth class for a while (if third class passengers must have a roof why not add a fourth class without...)

To force passengers to travel first class everything was tried - coupling third class passengers to goods trains so they were very slow, making sure only first and second class coach trains didn't require changing - you name it, everything the airlines have come up with the railways tried first 8)

In the 1870s the Midland railway decided to change the rules of the game. To the utter fury of the other companies they started treating passengers like human beings and were rewarded with massive increases in passenger numbers and popularity. The lack of difference between 2nd and 3rd led to what was really third class being abolished. In law however they had to either provide 3rd class train services or pay extra taxes - so they simply called 2nd class 3rd and abolished second. It took into BR days for someone to decide that was stupid and fix the law.

Then in the era of political correctness it became 'standard class'. Some of the franchises btw are now lobbying for a return of 3rd class - or more accurately 'first/business/standard' akin to airline service.

Alan
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: johnlambert on January 18, 2014, 09:26:32 pm
Thanks for the info, Alan.

My latest purchase is a Christmas present of sorts.  I had some Amazon vouchers to use and discovered that various N gauge items are available on there.  The Graham Farish fruit vans are something I've wanted for a while so I decided to treat myself.

(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j154/fourwheelsteer/Train%20and%20model%20rail%20stuff/Model%20Rolling%20Stock/100_4403_zpsff388cda.jpg) (http://s79.photobucket.com/user/fourwheelsteer/media/Train%20and%20model%20rail%20stuff/Model%20Rolling%20Stock/100_4403_zpsff388cda.jpg.html)

(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j154/fourwheelsteer/Train%20and%20model%20rail%20stuff/Model%20Rolling%20Stock/100_4402_zpsdc46032f.jpg) (http://s79.photobucket.com/user/fourwheelsteer/media/Train%20and%20model%20rail%20stuff/Model%20Rolling%20Stock/100_4402_zpsdc46032f.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Luke Piewalker on January 19, 2014, 05:56:27 pm
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5546/12034610214_45ce3cd4ba.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/64017570@N04/12034610214/)

Another of my fantastic pictures....
I'm generally a TOPS guy, but for the price I couldn't resist...
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: johnlambert on January 19, 2014, 07:13:33 pm
Nice loco, Luke.
For some reason I never used to like Peaks when I first discovered them but they've started to grow on me.  Now if Farish would update one with NEM pockets, lights and a DCC socket I'd add one to my collection.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Luke Piewalker on January 19, 2014, 07:31:30 pm
I'm just proud of my orange multiple working cables. The orange is a bit too red, but it's an improvement on the unpainted black.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: mk1gtstu on January 19, 2014, 11:12:19 pm
([url]http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5546/12034610214_45ce3cd4ba.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://www.flickr.com/photos/64017570@N04/12034610214/[/url])

Another of my fantastic pictures....
I'm generally a TOPS guy, but for the price I couldn't resist...


Nice loco! I'm doing a bit of surgery, detailing & repaint on a class 45 peak at the moment, they're good locos & can be improved with a bit of work. :thumbsup:
I'm tempted to get a couple more as they are a good price at the moment.. :hmmm:

cheers, Stu.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: pape_timmo on January 20, 2014, 12:33:16 am
For Christmas my son bought me a Central trains 156 unit, and then for my birthday last week the kids and mother in law gave me money and a voucher or the local model shop, Church Street Models. So I bought the dummy 156 to go with the powered one. With the change I got another grey/blue Pullman Mk1, and the Oxford Diecast Plaxton Elite of Prospect Coaches.

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This weekend I've been away with my good lady, and shed promised a trip to Ford to The Engine Shed, to get the rest of my birthday present from her.
She got me 4 Cargowaggons, and 2 VGAs.

[Limit reached]
When we got back to the hotel we had a call from our daughter to say a parcel had been delivered for me. It was my 5 Dapol FGW Mk3s, I'd ordered them for
Myself in December as a combined Christmas birthday pressie to myself. Yippee. I can now run a full length HST, ok not a TGS, but I'm after a representation, not perfection.

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What a fruitful new year it has been  :thankyousign: to the family...

Cheers, Timmo
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Croxy on January 20, 2014, 02:01:20 am
Nice haul...........!!!

 :laugh3:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: newportnobby on January 20, 2014, 10:43:05 am
Great set of pressies :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: scotsoft on January 20, 2014, 10:51:30 am
You will be as happy as a pig in poo  :D

cheers John.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: pape_timmo on January 20, 2014, 11:25:22 am
Cheers gents, I'm a very happy chappie. Just gotta get on and build the layout, especially as my wife told me to stop buying models and get on building the scenery lol.

Cheers, Timmo
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: portland-docks on January 20, 2014, 08:08:07 pm
Two Dapol Gresley teak carriages arrived in the post today, a BCK and TK.
They join my Dapol buffet car and two Minitrix corridor thirds with spindly truss rods to form a short set of Gresley corridor teak carriages, all based on preserved examples, but currently in varying states of repair.
This is my set if all of them were restored to their original condition, described from top to bottom (none of them have been re-numbered):

([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/52/thumb_9457.JPG[/url]) ([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=9457[/url])

TK 1002 (SRPS, Bo'ness) (Minitrix)
TK 3291 (NYMR) (Minitrix)
Buffet car 641 (NYMR) (Dapol)
TK 23896 (NYMR) (Dapol)
BCK 24068 (Severn Valley) (Dapol)


where did you get the minitrix ones? i have the brake end one but i want a rake of the other ones to go with it.

iv got 9 dapol ones though for now :P
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: daveg on January 20, 2014, 08:23:32 pm

iv got 9 dapol ones though for now :P

I am not jealous
I am not jealous
I am not jealous  :envy:

Dave G
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: portland-docks on January 20, 2014, 08:25:32 pm

iv got 9 dapol ones though for now :P

I am not jealous
I am not jealous
I am not jealous  :envy:

Dave G

haha unfortunatly iv got a problem with the NEM pocket on some of them so i have to try sort that out otherwise they keep uncoupling themselves, they all seem to be different heights, the three new ones are fine but these others, no idea

paul b
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: gc4946 on January 20, 2014, 09:05:06 pm
Portland-Docks,

The Minitrix ones I've owned for years, they turn up from time to time on auction sites.

None of the BCKs (three 3rd class and two 1st class compartments) they modelled survive in preservation.
However there's a BCK originally built with two first and two third class compartments under cover on the NYMR converted as a breakdown carriage
http://www.cs.vintagecarriagestrust.org/se/CarriageInfo.asp?Ref=988 (http://www.cs.vintagecarriagestrust.org/se/CarriageInfo.asp?Ref=988)
which could be converted from the Minitrix version.

Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: johnlambert on January 20, 2014, 09:07:42 pm
I had a problem with some of my Dapol Gresley stock randomly uncoupling.  My solution was to swap Rapido couplings for the dummy knuckle type.  But it would be better if Dapol could stop making droopy couplings...
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: portland-docks on January 20, 2014, 09:10:26 pm
the only way i can solve it at the moment is buy glueing two couplers together then putting them in the pockets, but all it means is the train can only more or less go on straightish track as soon as it tries curving anything like two sets of points (NYMR style) they derail so iv got to try keep them on one loop, akward buggers!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Luke Piewalker on January 23, 2014, 04:51:52 pm
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7454/12104093325_24d5a20658.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/64017570@N04/12104093325/)

I would rather have had one in RFD or Intercity, but it'll do
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: CarriageShed on January 23, 2014, 05:52:43 pm
Just nabbed myself a nice second-hand bargain (£26, so it really was a bargain). Another Fowler 4F for my collection, although this one will (hopefully) be re-lettered and renumbered as an S&DJR loco:

(http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a565/NGauge33/Rolling%20Stock/DSCN9632_zps82aaeacf.jpg) (http://s1284.photobucket.com/user/NGauge33/media/Rolling%20Stock/DSCN9632_zps82aaeacf.jpg.html)

After a wheel clean, a bit of oil on the cogs, and an hour's running-in, it's going nicely. It needs tender pick-ups, though. A job for another day (once I've learnt how to do it!).

The only little problem is that it's missing the rear coupling. Before I open up the tender chassis to check, does anyone know off the top of their heads which version of Rapido I need for this? :hmmm:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: portland-docks on January 23, 2014, 05:54:26 pm
it will be a spring coupler :)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Alex on January 23, 2014, 06:16:20 pm
Very nice looking engine Pete. I have a set of tender picks if you want them. They're for a 4F as I bought two sets. PM me your address and I'll post them out to you.

Alex  :wave:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: portland-docks on January 23, 2014, 06:51:46 pm
i will probably need to do that to mine at some point, but i thought i would hold out for bachmanns new one...
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: CarriageShed on January 23, 2014, 08:01:02 pm
it will be a spring coupler :)

Thanks. I'll add that to my long 'parts' list. :)

Very nice looking engine Pete. I have a set of tender picks if you want them. They're for a 4F as I bought two sets. PM me your address and I'll post them out to you.

Alex  :wave:

Thanks Alex. Done :)

i will probably need to do that to mine at some point, but i thought i would hold out for bachmanns new one...

I seem to be collecting 4Fs, so in time I hope to have the new one alongside my old faithfuls. I'm even hanging onto a Lima version just in case I can use the chassis for a kit version.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Railwaygun on January 23, 2014, 08:34:09 pm
Father Xmas came late this year!

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g181/railwaygun/NGF%202/10Minitrixflatcars_zpsdb2fa91a.jpg)

a set of 10 of these!

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g181/railwaygun/trixwaggon_zps3c797767.jpg)

just the thing for my Tank collection!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Roy L S on January 23, 2014, 08:49:14 pm

iv got 9 dapol ones though for now :P

I am not jealous
I am not jealous
I am not jealous  :envy:

Dave G

That's a nice looking rake of coaches.

I have a rake of maroon Minitrix Gresleys myself, they really are lovely models and were so far ahead of anything else when by Minitrix introduced them in the late 80s.

Roy

Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: portland-docks on January 23, 2014, 08:52:15 pm
the minitrix gresleys are a stunning set.

i know they arent accurate to what railways have now but im trying to use the dapol ones as a NYMR teak set and i want to use minitrix as a SVR teak set...but like i said SVR are trailing a long way as i only have a break end...oh well if i get an N2 at least it can do a shuttle with 2 dapol teaks included lol
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: talisman56 on January 24, 2014, 05:17:22 pm
Went down to the local shop for some spare coupling springs, and hidden in the bottom of the display cabinet were these:

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/51/thumb_9805.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=9805)

Ooh, you've got Dogfish! I said.  :bounce: It's not catching is it? was the reply...

Apparently he has some more 'in the back room' - when I find how many more I can fit in, I'll go back for more...
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: EtchedPixels on January 24, 2014, 08:58:02 pm
That's a nice looking rake of coaches.

I have a rake of maroon Minitrix Gresleys myself, they really are lovely models and were so far ahead of anything else when by Minitrix introduced them in the late 80s.

Roy

In several areas they are considerably better than the Dapol ones - like having the bogies in the right place.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: mk1gtstu on January 24, 2014, 10:46:38 pm
I've been getting on modifying my class 45 peak & couldn't resist buying a couple more to add to the fleet :-[
(http://i1007.photobucket.com/albums/af197/mk1gtstu/USER-PC/Pictures/2013-12-25/019_zps9e66b398.jpg) (http://s1007.photobucket.com/user/mk1gtstu/media/USER-PC/Pictures/2013-12-25/019_zps9e66b398.jpg.html)

They will also be modified as some point when they've been run in  >:D
also bought 4 Dapol unpainted 21T wagons to have a go at.

cheers, Stu. :)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: talisman56 on January 24, 2014, 10:47:08 pm
Just checking back... I think I omitted to post my rolling stock purchases at the Weston-super-Mare show.

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/albums/Rolling_Stock_album/Dir_3/medium_9824.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=9824)

The Mark 1 Pullmans will tide me over until *someone* does some decent 1924- or 1951-style ones...
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Only Me on January 24, 2014, 10:55:40 pm
My new ex NCB class 14....

[Limit reached]
Cant believe all the paint was stolen within 24 hours of Cookie sending me it lol :)

London Brick Company here we come... Oh and I owe the Mrs a bottle of acetone!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: CarriageShed on January 24, 2014, 11:51:21 pm
My new ex NCB class 14....

[Limit reached]
Cant believe all the paint was stolen within 24 hours of Cookie sending me it lol :)

Shouldn't it be resting on a pile of bricks? ;)  Joking aside, it looks good so far.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: CarriageShed on January 24, 2014, 11:52:59 pm
I've been getting on modifying my class 45 peak & couldn't resist buying a couple more to add to the fleet :-[

I'm as bad as you, Stu, but for me it's Fowler 4Fs. I seem to have collected five of them already, but they do look great when running double headers, so I think it's worth it. ;)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Luke Piewalker on January 25, 2014, 11:42:25 am
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5479/12131710425_ca76f0aec9.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/64017570@N04/12131710425/)

Wassat Guv? The GUVs from Newportnobby have arrived?  :D
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: portland-docks on January 26, 2014, 09:09:04 pm
since i just got back from Great Central railway i havent had a chance to take a photo or run it yet, but iv been assured it was test run...

anyways i got for a bargain £35 a Battle Of Britain "spam can" class locomotive "Winston Churchill"  :D

perfect for my heritage fleet, especially when its converted to DCC, think it will look perfect with my new bullieds...when i get them! also will keep me going until the new spam cans come out...

also for £35 i couldnt say no seeing as they stupid price they go for on ebay etc
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Les1952 on January 28, 2014, 07:28:34 pm
http://youtu.be/42yQgKdxAL8 (http://youtu.be/42yQgKdxAL8)

Just arrived from Wickness Models.  Now all I need to do is learn how to drive it properly.....  (and get a longer whistle blast....)

All the very best
Les
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: EtchedPixels on January 28, 2014, 08:42:01 pm
And groove the track every 60 scale feet ;)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: newportnobby on January 28, 2014, 09:49:51 pm
And groove the track every 60 scale feet ;)

When I posted that I'd done exactly that on my last layout I was bol shot down in flames for giving dirt somewhere to accumulate :confused1:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: stevieboy on January 28, 2014, 11:09:31 pm
Picked these beasts up today, only half run in but pretty good so far. As long as they run ok on DCC I may allow them to join my perfect WD and J39. 5MT is excellent. Fairburn is a superb model, just needs to loosen up a touch I think. Special thanks to Ollie for picking them out for me, and for almost tempting me with a Dapol Pannier!

(http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a593/stevieboy-15/IMAG3041_zps4b055073.jpg)



Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Oldun on January 29, 2014, 12:42:41 pm
 :-[ Sorry for the quality of the pics, taken on a phone ( :hmmm: must get a new camera) :hmmm:
The latest a Class 40
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EMU set. Early birthday pressie from my son 8)
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Purchases over the last month.
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Bought this one in 1985 (first time out of the box) could it be called new :hmmm:
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Old rusty, siding job I think
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Old purchases (1985) First time out of the boxes though, are they 'new'  ???
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Roger
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: newportnobby on January 29, 2014, 01:54:08 pm
Nice purchases/revelations, Roger :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Dr Al on January 29, 2014, 04:22:37 pm
Just arrived from Wickness Models.  Now all I need to do is learn how to drive it properly.....  (and get a longer whistle blast....)

Sorry Les, but to me this sounds all wrong - for a 3 cylinder pacific it should be running a lot slower to match up with that soundtrack IMHO....

Cheers,
Alan
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: Les1952 on January 29, 2014, 06:23:32 pm
Just arrived from Wickness Models.  Now all I need to do is learn how to drive it properly.....  (and get a longer whistle blast....)

Sorry Les, but to me this sounds all wrong - for a 3 cylinder pacific it should be running a lot slower to match up with that soundtrack IMHO....

Cheers,
Alan

Yes- I've got to tweak one CV to get the sound nearer six chuffs than 4 and a bit- I did say it was as supplied.......   Still finding how to get the Powercab to read the values, and for that matter how to let me lengthen the time before the whistle cuts out.

All the very best
Les
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
Post by: glenng on February 01, 2014, 03:56:43 pm
New purchase today Farish class 04 £50 from local model shop.

(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i251/glenng123/IMG_0002.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purc