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Author Topic: Suggestion for MSW/LNER EM1  (Read 20148 times)

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Offline NeMo

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Re: Suggestion for MSW/LNER EM1
« Reply #105 on: June 16, 2016, 05:52:43 PM »
By the Greek gods, eyebrows!
Those 'in the know' will know what I'm talking about. ;-)

Athena (Minerva*) sprang from Zeus' brow, fully armed and in full cry... but that doesn't sound relevant here... will have to think on this!

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*Though there was, of course, an EM2 called 'Minerva'...
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Re: Suggestion for MSW/LNER EM1
« Reply #106 on: June 16, 2016, 08:06:10 PM »
Weren't all the names those of Greek gods?
I reckon Dave's got me here :dunce:

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Re: Suggestion for MSW/LNER EM1
« Reply #107 on: June 16, 2016, 11:43:01 PM »
Greek gods and stuff on the 76's and goddesses on the 77's???

You've really gotta love @DJM Dave and his cryptic hints!! thanks Dave, just learned loads about the Greeks... For over an hour!!  :smiley-laughing:
The wife thinks I've gone nuts!! :laugh3:

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Re: Suggestion for MSW/LNER EM1
« Reply #108 on: June 17, 2016, 08:52:40 AM »
May be something simple check out the rain strips on EM1's there were three types!!!!
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Re: Suggestion for MSW/LNER EM1
« Reply #109 on: June 17, 2016, 02:36:01 PM »
And yet another page of inaction.

So. After 6 months or so of inaction, does anyone think there's any future in this idea?

I do hope so :headbutt:
Enough of the cloak and dagger, the closed book and knowing nods and talk of Greek gods and eyebrows and all that crap.

I would like to spend the thick end of 200 on this, maybe more - who knows?. Would anyone like to tell me whether or not I should bother to start saving?
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Re: Suggestion for MSW/LNER EM1
« Reply #110 on: June 17, 2016, 03:27:28 PM »

I would like to spend the thick end of 200 on this, maybe more - who knows?. Would anyone like to tell me whether or not I should bother to start saving?

I don't think anyone is going to confirm any action at this point in time but as Dapol are seeking suggestions on their website and the EM1/2s have been suggested I think you could be safe in starting to save but you'll have at least 3 years, I reckon, and who knows what the price will be then?
If I'm still around (and I should be with a 20,000 bit of kit inside me) I'd build a new layout for them along the lines of the annular layout Mini-MSW. It's a poor vid really but there's not a lot of footage on YouTube .............................


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Re: Suggestion for MSW/LNER EM1
« Reply #111 on: June 17, 2016, 04:00:54 PM »
Not able to see very clearly but they look like repainted Trix EM1s.

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Re: Suggestion for MSW/LNER EM1
« Reply #112 on: June 17, 2016, 04:29:53 PM »
Not able to see very clearly but they look like repainted Trix EM1s.

                        Ray.

Mini-MSW is a 2mm layout. An article in BRM June 2013 describes the locos as heavily modified resin shell from Masterclass Models and a heavily modified Brawa chassis. It covers many issues about variations in the locos. The May 2013 BRM described the construction of the Mini-MSW layout in considerable detail. The July 2013 BRM describes the design and construction of the catenary.
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Re: Suggestion for MSW/LNER EM1
« Reply #113 on: June 17, 2016, 07:29:48 PM »

be with a 20,000 bit of kit inside me

Nobby what's your address again I could do with some modelling cash and the black market is buoyant at the moment (apparently)  :P

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Re: Suggestion for MSW/LNER EM1
« Reply #114 on: June 17, 2016, 08:14:44 PM »
Gulp!
The worst thing is you probably know a forces medic who could operate to get it out of me :worried:

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Re: Suggestion for MSW/LNER EM1
« Reply #115 on: September 21, 2016, 10:45:37 AM »
 :hmmm:
Another 3 months on and no progress or information either way. I'm beginning to think this project has died a sad and unwarranted death.

Maybe I'll just stick with what I've got.....


...and spend my 200+ on something else. >:( :veryangry: :censored:

A new matching pair of green EM1's would have been a nice addition to the Hadfield fleet but in the light of the total lack of anything remotely tangible I'm inclined to say forget it  :thumbsdown:

Sorry, but I'm out.

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Re: Suggestion for MSW/LNER EM1
« Reply #116 on: September 21, 2016, 10:57:49 AM »
I know what you mean, but never say never.
That man @DJM Dave tends to play his cards very close to his chest :hmmm:

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Re: Suggestion for MSW/LNER EM1
« Reply #117 on: September 21, 2016, 11:45:19 AM »
It's all well and good playing your cards close to your chest but if you're asking people to pledge actual money to fund a project then a little information every now and then would be useful, if not just simply polite.

As I read this forum, the last bulletin of actual information we received on the status of this project was December of last year. I admit I don't run a business so I don't profess to know all the ins and outs but I'm smart enough to know that if I did, I'm sure I wouldn't keep investors/customers hanging around for 10 months without letting them now the state of play at least. Stuff the cryptic clues, I want to know one way or the other.

It's not hard, a quick line or two on here would do. Is it a possible go or not? That's all I want to know.

In simple terms, I have a car that needs an engine repair for it's next MoT. Should I spend my money on that instead?
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Re: Suggestion for MSW/LNER EM1
« Reply #118 on: September 21, 2016, 11:49:11 AM »
As i've been tagged in this thread, can i please point you to a previous posting i made here.....

Please note that nothing has changed, still collating, still saving, still hoping that i can do one, time frame or announcing it when i'm ready still the same.

Nothing to add to the subject hence my silence.
cheers
Dave

Hi everyone,

Just to give you an update on this possible project. However before i start, please note nothing is concrete on this yet, but i want to do it as an altruistic loco development, knowing that i probably wont make money back.
Also i am not formally announcing it until i feel im ready

Here's the update,
1) Some drawings collected and sent to China
2) Quotes from China for this model in powered and un-powered and twin packs with me currently
3) matrix being collated for every member of the class, in every livery variation, not just black, green and blue.
4) Matrix will include ALL versions of EM1, including alternate sides, ends, roof equipment, cab roofs, sand boxes etc
5) Full photo survey of Cab at Manchester Science museum complete
6) Full survey of Cab side at barrow hill including window sizes, and relationship to each other and handrails etc, complete
7) Full Survey of 26020 at York comprising complete check measurements and over 520 high resolution photographs, complete
8) Talks taken place for MSW masts in metal and wires from third party manufacturer on going.

All that remains is to find the cash, which, as my plans are based on 2 years, wont be for at least 2/3 years unless things turn around quickly for this project to speed up.

Like i said, its not worth announcing yet though as i am fully aware others could , unfortunately, step in and produce this model before i am ready. Them's the breaks. :scowl:
Cheers
Dave
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