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Author Topic: Battle of Britain/West Country pacifics  (Read 18334 times)

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Offline Newportnobby

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Re: Battle of Britain/West Country pacifics
« Reply #75 on: April 19, 2018, 02:31:04 PM »
Oh dear. Have you had the wrong sort of mushrooms for breakfast, Eddie? :uneasy: ;)

Safe to say no mushrooms for breakfast, can't stand them  :bounce:

Oh, the colours, man 8) 8) :laugh3:

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Re: Battle of Britain/West Country pacifics
« Reply #76 on: April 23, 2018, 01:42:35 PM »
Oh dear. Have you had the wrong sort of mushrooms for breakfast, Eddie? :uneasy: ;)

Safe to say no mushrooms for breakfast, can't stand them  :bounce:

Oh, the colours, man 8) 8) :laugh3:

No colours except green as they are for light pacifics :smiley-laughing:

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Re: Battle of Britain/West Country pacifics
« Reply #77 on: April 30, 2018, 08:44:23 AM »
Are there any Southern gurus out there - did any rebuilt WC/BB run with a rebuilt tender and an early crest?
(or even any air-smoothed WC/BB with a replacement tender at an early age - some had replacement tenders quite early on)

Cheers
Bob

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Re: Battle of Britain/West Country pacifics
« Reply #78 on: April 30, 2018, 08:55:16 AM »
The first rebuilt WC did not appear until June 1957, about a year after the late crest was introduced. I think there's no chance that such a high profile loco or any of the rebuilds that followed it would have been outshopped in an obsolete livery.
« Last Edit: April 30, 2018, 08:57:26 AM by longbow »

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Re: Battle of Britain/West Country pacifics
« Reply #79 on: April 30, 2018, 10:15:20 AM »
Are there any Southern gurus out there - did any rebuilt WC/BB run with a rebuilt tender and an early crest?
(or even any air-smoothed WC/BB with a replacement tender at an early age - some had replacement tenders quite early on)

Cheers
Bob
Yes - in 1952/3 three WC/BB locos had their tender sides cut down (and other mods) and these were given the small early BR crest. One of these was 34043 Combe Martin.
Ian

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Re: Battle of Britain/West Country pacifics
« Reply #80 on: May 07, 2018, 08:19:24 PM »
It seems to me that there are a lot of people paying good money to pre order n gauge stuff with no guarantee they are actually going to get anything.

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Re: Battle of Britain/West Country pacifics
« Reply #81 on: May 07, 2018, 08:24:02 PM »
The big retailers don't charge for preorders until they're shipped out.

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Re: Battle of Britain/West Country pacifics
« Reply #82 on: May 08, 2018, 06:34:35 AM »
I've put down a 30 deposit on a pre-ordered 00 loco but that is in production and due at the end of the year. I'm quite happy to do that to secure the loco that I want.

I live in hope that we will get a BoB or West Country in N eventually.

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Re: Battle of Britain/West Country pacifics
« Reply #83 on: May 08, 2018, 10:07:37 AM »

I live in hope that we will get a BoB or West Country in N eventually.

I just hope to live long enough to see one :uneasy:

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Re: Battle of Britain/West Country pacifics
« Reply #84 on: May 08, 2018, 02:59:28 PM »
Since we are talking about pre-orders, Dave Jones just cancelled his class 74 project in OO.
so I will get back my investment money, but I'd rather have had the model.

Bob

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Re: Battle of Britain/West Country pacifics
« Reply #85 on: November 27, 2018, 07:27:57 PM »
The Hattons newsletter has BoBs as a Dapol announcement due Q1 2020

https://www.hattons.co.uk/StockDetail.aspx?SID=424166&utm_source=NGaugeNewsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20181127

170 quid....

C.  :uneasy:


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Re: Battle of Britain/West Country pacifics
« Reply #86 on: November 27, 2018, 09:04:22 PM »
I'm willing to bet we hit another snag and they will be delayed AGAIN.

Only 10years late and 80% over original cost. Could almost be a public sector run project!

Only 18months to get my layout wired up then. Pressures on!

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Re: Battle of Britain/West Country pacifics
« Reply #87 on: November 28, 2018, 09:16:08 AM »
170 does sound a bit steep. Hattons are selling the latest batch of valenced A4s for under 130. It also makes it a lot dearer than the Farish Merchant Navy (against which it will inevitably be compared)

The new drive train in the Light Pacifics will have to be something truly impressive to justify a 40 mark-up.  :-\
Well, that's just not good enough. Some fount of all knowledge you are!  :no:  ;)

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Re: Battle of Britain/West Country pacifics
« Reply #88 on: November 28, 2018, 09:51:40 AM »
As an alternative to tungsten chassis and traction tyres they will be using gold for added weight. Sorry Dapol. Its a joke.

But I've already moved away from modelling the 1980s as I never got the 59 I wanted. Now I am drifting away from exclusively Southern towards the GWR...

Bob

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Re: Battle of Britain/West Country pacifics
« Reply #89 on: November 28, 2018, 10:01:08 AM »

But I've already moved away from modelling the 1980s as I never got the 59 I wanted. Now I am drifting away from exclusively Southern towards the GWR...


I believe Dapol are considering a GWR 'Star' but it would be around 180*
You could always try the LMS but, oh, the Garratt will be 199.
Not a lot left really, Bob. You could stay with the SR? ;)

*This is purely a joke and should be taken with an RAF Hercules full of salt

 

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