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Author Topic: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.  (Read 547817 times)

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #720 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
« Last Edit: July 27, 2013, 07:09:25 am by Bealman »
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #721 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://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.
...being a bear of very little brain...
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #722 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:
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #723 on: July 27, 2013, 09:40:15 am »
Love the U.S. locos wish I had room for a U.S. layout

Dave

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #724 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.





All the best
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #725 on: July 27, 2013, 10:31:21 am »
I've got a black crab, it certainly is a nice model.
Whenever I write a letter to someone, I add a footnote briefly explaining Ohm's law. It's my P.S. de resistance.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #726 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!

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #727 on: July 27, 2013, 11:23:02 am »
One thing I've wondered is, did the crabs ever apear in LMS maroon
Whenever I write a letter to someone, I add a footnote briefly explaining Ohm's law. It's my P.S. de resistance.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #728 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...

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #729 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.
« Last Edit: July 27, 2013, 03:01:18 pm by Bealman »
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #730 on: July 27, 2013, 03:15:39 pm »
Great stuff Pete!

Well done for keeping watch and getting a great deal.  :thumbsup:

Dave G

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #731 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

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #732 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?
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #733 on: July 27, 2013, 09:32:14 pm »
Thanks to some advice on another thread, 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


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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #734 on: July 27, 2013, 09:38:10 pm »
You will have a nice feeling of achievement with your success  :D

cheers John.

 

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