What rocks your boat? Diesel, Electric or Steam.

Started by Geoff, March 30, 2011, 12:35:34 PM

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Claude Dreyfus

A vote for electric...in particular third rail. At least one of the Bachmann 4-CEPs will definately be making its may to me when they are released...

I do like slam-door stock in particular... :thumbsup:

:Class414:

SymonC

Quote from: Claude Dreyfus on March 30, 2011, 10:30:39 PM
A vote for electric...in particular third rail. At least one of the Bachmann 4-CEPs will definately be making its may to me when they are released...

I do like slam-door stock in particular... :thumbsup:

:Class414:

I've already pre-ordered a 4-CEP, living in Kent and having once been a commuter, I've travelled on them a lot!

porkie

mmm this is a tough one.....
It was the likes of ivor and thomas that got me into railways.....
I love the smell of steam loco's but you just cant beat the sound of a  :Class37: under load.... But i detest the GM rubbish you see today on the network..
And the  :Class89: is the best looking electric to date...
:Class89:

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barkfast

Quote from: NTrain on March 30, 2011, 09:12:06 PM
I am basically modern (ish) diesel and electric.

My collection encompases UK, American, Europe and Japanese.

There is an Australian train I wouldn't mind and one from Denmark/Sweden

Just out of interest what is the Australian train?


longbridge

Quote from: barkfast on March 31, 2011, 02:38:02 AM
Quote from: NTrain on March 30, 2011, 09:12:06 PM
I am basically modern (ish) diesel and electric.

My collection encompases UK, American, Europe and Japanese.

There is an Australian train I wouldn't mind and one from Denmark/Sweden

Just out of interest what is the Australian train?

I was wondering which train as well, its gotta be the Indian or the Ghan, do we have any others ;) ;) just kidding ;D, by the way I really liked your shot of the 35 Class and the AD60, wish I had lived Nth of Sydney in those days but alas I was in Melbourne being bored by N and K Class chug a lugs, all the best my Aussie friend.

Keep on Smiling
Dave.

barkfast

Quote from: oldrailbug on March 31, 2011, 03:18:23 AM

I was wondering which train as well, its gotta be the Indian or the Ghan, do we have any others ;) ;) just kidding ;D, by the way I really liked your shot of the 35 Class and the AD60, wish I had lived Nth of Sydney in those days but alas I was in Melbourne being bored by N and K Class chug a lugs, all the best my Aussie friend.


Streamlined NSWGR 38 class (famed 3801)?


Maybe Streamlined VR S Class (famed Spirit of Progress)?


Unfortunately I only had the experience of witnessing diesel and electric locos - with very occassional steam treat (usually 3801 or non-streamed 38 class).


longbridge

Nice pictures of great locos but for me the Black non streamlined 38 is my favourite, same for the S Class which IMO was a legendary Victorian loco but ugly when streamlined.

Funny really because the only streamlined steam locos I ever liked was the LNER A4, even though I have been an LMS nut all my life I always thought the streamlined Coronation Class looked horrible by comparison, just my observations and tastes.
Keep on Smiling
Dave.

Lawrence

I like seeing steamers in real life, but not for modelling, prefer diesel (or electric)

moogle

Steam, Steam & Steam!  :smiley-laughing:
Yes, I'm a Kettle fan!
Might have grown up with Gronks and 3rd rail slam door trains but prefer a kettle.
I do model the odd diesel for variety, but I have mainly steam.
Do find the coal a bit fiddly though...
Personal motto: You don't have to be mad to be a modeller, but I find it helps!

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Sailor Charon

Steam. There's something so... alive about steam engines.
I just keep trying to get a little better
Said a little better than before

cloughie

Im with moogle and sailor, steam is good, diesel is crap and the taste lasts for days in your mouth
am I there yet

jonclox

Now let me think................... ::) :-\ ::)...................um.... oh yeah=
steam -Steam- STEAM and more steam please  :A1Tornado: :A1Tornado: :A1Tornado: :Carriage:
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Although I like  :A1Tornado: I would rather have a  :Class37:
But I would rather have a  :A1Tornado: than a  :Class414:

Quacker1964

Electrics in "real life" diesels for modelling.

Probably because as a youth, the West Coast Main Line was as close as I got to electrics (loved going to Carlisle) - meanwhile over here on the East Coast Main Line, electrification was a long way off back then.

grumbeast

Oh so tough..

I love them all... Steam is just wonderfully alive tho, mind I have a real softspot for early electrics (esp ones with jackshafts) os in order
(and seperated by merely a micron)
:A1Tornado: :Class89: :Class37: :Class414:

Graham


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