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

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

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

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

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

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

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If Dr Al is online he may be able to provide a more comprehensive answer.

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

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

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

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

I totally agree

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Re: Dr Al's workbench - 4MT
« Reply #334 on: July 06, 2018, 04:50:09 pm »
Many thanks Alan and Nobby for this wonderful thread on the 75xxx locos. Truly superb models. I fully agree with all the admiring comments, above. True masterpieces. At least two of these BR Standard 4MT 4-6-0s, double chimney fitted 75022, and / or single chimney fitted 75025 (both in BR Lined Green and of Exmouth Junction, 83D) are on my 'most wanted' list. I now need to look out for an intermediate Chinese production loco drive Black 5 chassis (not the new tool model), then buy the body kits, detailing parts and two N Brass front bogies.
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Re: Dr Al's workbench - 4MT
« Reply #335 on: July 06, 2018, 09:07:22 pm »
Just to give veracity to the running number, Alan also sent me this pic of 75013 at Oxford :)
It could be just about anywhere, though


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Re: Dr Al's workbench - 4MT
« Reply #336 on: July 06, 2018, 10:52:51 pm »
Just to give veracity to the running number, Alan also sent me this pic of 75013 at Oxford :)
It could be just about anywhere, though




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Re: Dr Al's workbench - 4MT
« Reply #337 on: July 07, 2018, 12:11:03 pm »
this would shed light on its allocations


http://www.brdatabase.info/locoqry.php?action=class&id=746001&type=S&page=alloc


would have travelled on the old disused varsity line

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Re: Dr Al's workbench - 4MT
« Reply #338 on: July 07, 2018, 01:00:53 pm »
I already have that excellent site, and am only modelling the 'Oxford area' as I used to travel across from Bletchley on the Varsity Line purely because at Oxford you could see stuff from the WR, SR, LMR and ER. That's why I have so much stock (he said, trying to justify it all) :angel: :D

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Re: Dr Al's workbench - 4MT
« Reply #339 on: July 07, 2018, 02:09:05 pm »
i noticed part of the route was the bedford to bletchley line, then frieght line to calvert. shame it closed in 1967, hope the line reopens


 

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