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There has been an N2 in RTR 00 Gauge since Hornby Dublo first introduced one before WW2, however it has never been a ready to run model in N. Who would be interested in such a model should it be produced?

Yes - GNR Livery
2 (5.1%)
Yes - LNER Livery
7 (17.9%)
Yes - BR Lined Black livery
9 (23.1%)
Yes - LNER -Livery more than 1
4 (10.3%)
Yes - BR livery - More than 1
4 (10.3%)
No - Not a model I would be interested in
13 (33.3%)

Total Members Voted: 37

Voting closed: February 17, 2015, 07:06:13 PM

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Re: Who would be interested in an (ex) LNER N2 in N
« Reply #15 on: February 09, 2015, 03:56:20 PM »
I have thought about building Atso's version as I consider the Langley kit far too crude by today's standards, but by the time I have sourced the chassis and bought the body, handrails, transfers & paint etc to finish it I reckon it would about cost the same as an RTR model - this is not to denigrate kit building, I have 2 in hand at the moment, with another 3 to go (so far) and 3 finished last year so I plead a lack of time as much as patience!

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Alex

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Re: Who would be interested in an (ex) LNER N2 in N
« Reply #16 on: February 09, 2015, 05:43:43 PM »
I have thought about building Atso's version as I consider the Langley kit far too crude by today's standards, but by the time I have sourced the chassis and bought the body, handrails, transfers & paint etc to finish it I reckon it would about cost the same as an RTR model - this is not to denigrate kit building, I have 2 in hand at the moment, with another 3 to go (so far) and 3 finished last year so I plead a lack of time as much as patience!

Regards,

Alex

Hi Alex,

When you say the same cost as a RTR, do you mean a mainstream model, or a price of a RTR based on Ben's earlier post, i.e. 120-150?

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Re: Who would be interested in an (ex) LNER N2 in N
« Reply #17 on: February 09, 2015, 08:49:08 PM »
Hi, I  already have two N2s, one Langley professionally built and one ATSO which I built myself so not really interested in another one. However I would be interested in other LNER models such as the C1 Atlantic or O1/2 or K1/2. If you are looking for a starter at not too great a cost then I would like to suggest the ex GCR N5 0-6-2 tank engine which could be found all over the southern part of the LNER from Manchester to Sheffield to Stevenage on pilot duties, freight and local passenger. 120 were built and the last one scrapped in 1961
Keith 

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Re: Who would be interested in an (ex) LNER N2 in N
« Reply #18 on: February 09, 2015, 10:32:46 PM »
I have thought about building Atso's version as I consider the Langley kit far too crude by today's standards, but by the time I have sourced the chassis and bought the body, handrails, transfers & paint etc to finish it I reckon it would about cost the same as an RTR model - this is not to denigrate kit building, I have 2 in hand at the moment, with another 3 to go (so far) and 3 finished last year so I plead a lack of time as much as patience!

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Hi Alex,

When you say the same cost as a RTR, do you mean a mainstream model, or a price of a RTR based on Ben's earlier post, i.e. 120-150?
The body will cost 23 without postage, so Realistically unless I can source a working chassis for less than the 90 I would have to pay for a new one, I would be starting at more than 110 just to get started, which is why you never hear me complain about the cost of new models -  I leave that to my wallet, who is in a state of terror due to the fact that there may be Granges and Schools just over the horizon, never mind peppercorn A2's and 4F's - oh he's just fainted  >:D

Regards,

Alex

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Re: Who would be interested in an (ex) LNER N2 in N
« Reply #19 on: February 10, 2015, 07:26:28 AM »
I have thought about building Atso's version as I consider the Langley kit far too crude by today's standards, but by the time I have sourced the chassis and bought the body, handrails, transfers & paint etc to finish it I reckon it would about cost the same as an RTR model - this is not to denigrate kit building, I have 2 in hand at the moment, with another 3 to go (so far) and 3 finished last year so I plead a lack of time as much as patience!

Regards,

Alex
Hi Alex,

When you say the same cost as a RTR, do you mean a mainstream model, or a price of a RTR based on Ben's earlier post, i.e. 120-150?
The body will cost 23 without postage, so Realistically unless I can source a working chassis for less than the 90 I would have to pay for a new one, I would be starting at more than 110 just to get started,

So you're approaching the cost of a short run, crowdfunded example, before you even factor in the build time.

Although that doesn't take into account the enjoyment of making the model yourself, if you're into that sort of thing....


which is why you never hear me complain about the cost of new models -  I leave that to my wallet, who is in a state of terror due to the fact that there may be Granges and Schools just over the horizon, never mind peppercorn A2's and 4F's - oh he's just fainted  >:D

Regards,

Alex

Totally agree.

Scotty

 

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