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Author Topic: Minitrix 4-6-2 LNER A3 Pacific 'Flying Scotsman'  (Read 3854 times)

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Minitrix 4-6-2 LNER A3 Pacific 'Flying Scotsman'
« on: June 26, 2011, 12:49:32 PM »
My first N Gauge Loco, bought for me 21 years ago and still the best runner in my fleet. Looks very realistic, good attention to detail on the livery side as well, runs like a dream, pulling power no issue. What do you ladies and gentlemen think?

I will try to upload some pictures of this fine loco soon.


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Re: Minitrix 4-6-2 LNER A3 Pacific 'Flying Scotsman'
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2011, 01:56:51 PM »
I have a BR Minitrix "Scotsman" from when they were originally released in the late 80's. It languishes it it's box and I rarely run it these days.

In terms of accuracy, it isn't really very good I'm afraid, and certainly not up to recent standards, being fitted as it is to a generic Minitrix Continental chassis requiring all sorts of compromises (E.g. boiler-skirt, driving wheels too small, wrong trailing truck which is nothing like an A3's, very simplified lining....).

That said, I have to agree it is a nice runner and pulls a good load.

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Re: Minitrix 4-6-2 LNER A3 Pacific 'Flying Scotsman'
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2011, 04:18:58 PM »
I have one tooo :thumbsup:

Mine is in the apple green livery....

Runs just as good today as it did 15yrs ago when I brought her.  And it was state of the art compaired to what farish had to offer back then..

Although I think she could do with some new traction rubbers
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Re: Minitrix 4-6-2 LNER A3 Pacific 'Flying Scotsman'
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2011, 07:12:12 PM »


Shows the minitrix A3 Pacific.


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Re: Minitrix 4-6-2 LNER A3 Pacific 'Flying Scotsman'
« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2013, 10:41:27 AM »
Have just received on of these for Crimbo and was wondering how easy it is to fit a DCC module to it and if anyone has done it yet?

So far looks a great loco and I love the fact that the motor is actually in the engine itself and powers the main wheels while the tender is just used for power pickup

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Re: Minitrix 4-6-2 LNER A3 Pacific 'Flying Scotsman'
« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2013, 09:19:38 PM »
I've always liked mine and am not bothered by the incorrect details. A fellow modeller said that he thought the livery was the wrong shade of green (I have the LNER version) and that it was closer to malachite than LNER apple green, it had never occurred to me up till that point.


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Re: Minitrix 4-6-2 LNER A3 Pacific 'Flying Scotsman'
« Reply #6 on: December 25, 2013, 09:49:02 PM »
It is the wrong shade of green (Compare to Google images) and I'm sure some of the detail is incorrect BUT I don't care either.
Lookslike a cracking model and most people say it's a very good runner which is more important to me than other details

 

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