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Offline Roy L S

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Re: Your favourite model locomotive
« Reply #15 on: November 23, 2015, 08:24:36 PM »
I'll make room for a NBR Glen 4-4-0

Yep, close to the top of my list too, along with a J36.

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Re: Your favourite model locomotive
« Reply #16 on: November 23, 2015, 09:07:36 PM »
I'd like a CPR Royal Hudson. Maybe Rapido will shrink their Canadian steam range one day?

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Re: Your favourite model locomotive
« Reply #17 on: November 23, 2015, 11:54:39 PM »
I'd like a CPR Royal Hudson. Maybe Rapido will shrink their Canadian steam range one day?

Jay, I'll see your Royal Hudson and raise you to the Canadian Pacific Selkirk.

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or preferentially to me in its non-streamlined form:

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These 2-10-4 locomotives were the largest, most powerful, non-articulated locomotives in the British Empire and were used primarily to haul passenger and freight trains across the Rockies between Calgary and Revelstoke. Models made in HO and larger scales, but like the Royal Hudson, none in N scale, unfortunately.

Webbo

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Re: Your favourite model locomotive
« Reply #18 on: November 24, 2015, 08:57:33 AM »
I had a Chapelon pacific from Rivarrosi. After my dad died and my marriage broke up ( not connected) I sold all of his and my stock in 1986. Of all the locos that went I only regret selling that pacific!

It looked fantastic and had sufficient haulage  power from its tender drive to pull a decent rake around a ridiculously tight layout.

A new version would make my overdraft bigger but would be a must buy.

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Re: Your favourite model locomotive
« Reply #19 on: November 24, 2015, 09:08:21 AM »
In my fantasy, and if money was no object,a ten car maroon as built 'Clacton' emu set.
But I've no wires to run it under... :(   and we'd have to wire up 'Saneham Tey' as well.
Alternatively, a J15 and E4.
I'm beginning to regret not voting in the MRE magazine 'wish list' which has just closed.

Webbo;
where was the photo of the 'Selkirk' taken, please? It has links to a thread on 'Real Railways'.

Martyn
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Re: Your favourite model locomotive
« Reply #20 on: November 24, 2015, 09:25:06 AM »
Martyn

Selkirk #5934 is a preserved loco at Heritage Park in Calgary. I've no idea where the other photo was taken, I'm afraid.

Webbo

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Re: Your favourite model locomotive
« Reply #21 on: November 24, 2015, 02:59:56 PM »
Webbo;

Thanks for the reply. I thought it looked familiar-I think I have a similar photo which I took in 1983. The link is with the thread on the 'Canadian' train which was in 'Real railways' a few weeks ago- which I've just realised you started.
I did manage to get a short 'footplate ride' on the 'Royal Hudson' when it ran around the train.

Thanks again

Martyn
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Re: Your favourite model locomotive
« Reply #22 on: November 24, 2015, 03:04:20 PM »
I think my favourites are the old workhorses such as the Black 5, 8F and 9F.
The first 2 could definitely do with a re-tooled version and it's a shame no one makes a decent 9F :-X

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Re: Your favourite model locomotive
« Reply #23 on: November 24, 2015, 04:28:00 PM »
I would like to see SR Schools Class V 4-4-0

I built the old airfix kit in OO and have seen it in OO RTR, and I think O but not N

I'd happily build up a body/tender kit, but getting hold of accurate wheels and motion may be difficult.

Edit: I see Dapol have it planned:

https://www.facebook.com/214563285228094/photos/pb.214563285228094.-2207520000.1448414180./1106688912682189/

http://dapol.co.uk/index.php?route=product/category&path=179_298_300_494

These things have a a habit of being delayed though.
« Last Edit: November 25, 2015, 01:28:53 AM by Firefox, Reason: Info added »

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Re: Your favourite model locomotive
« Reply #24 on: November 24, 2015, 06:54:46 PM »
I think my favourites are the old workhorses such as the Black 5, 8F and 9F.
The first 2 could definitely do with a re-tooled version and it's a shame no one makes a decent 9F :-X

Hi Nobby

Farish did retool the Black Five about five years ago!!

Regards

Roy

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Re: Your favourite model locomotive
« Reply #25 on: November 24, 2015, 07:17:35 PM »
Yeah, that croc is a lovely model. I think Triang also produced a Stirling Single way back then, in Caledonian blue livery? In a way they were ahead of their time.


That would be the one off Caledonian single you are thinking of :)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caledonian_Railway_Single

Same time as they did the Lord of the Isles too

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Re: Your favourite model locomotive
« Reply #26 on: November 24, 2015, 08:30:48 PM »
Oh yes.... The Lord of the Isles. I'd forgotten about that one.  That was a beauty too.  :thumbsup:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Your favourite model locomotive
« Reply #27 on: November 24, 2015, 08:50:21 PM »
Plenty of steam on here - that's fine, but ...............

for me, big diesels in the scale are something else

I know a lot have been done and even some reworked but one of the icons has to be the class 60.  The original model has been around since 2008 (?) and I'd be very happy to see one produced on a par with the very latest.

Don't think it'll happen, but really the existing one still keeps my interest.

Out on the mainline, the sight of a beautiful big red super 60 at the head of a long train ................. Well you just want to go home and recreate it on the layout

Yup ...... Class 60 is the one!

Adrian (living in a 60 desert - sadly!)


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Re: Your favourite model locomotive
« Reply #28 on: November 24, 2015, 08:57:04 PM »
I would like an unrebuilt LMS Royal Scot with parallel boiler.

Failing that, a Patriot (with parallel boiler).

Best regards,


Joe
P.S. I also like the idea of a French Pacific (or Mountain)

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Re: Your favourite model locomotive
« Reply #29 on: November 24, 2015, 09:31:28 PM »
I think my favourites are the old workhorses such as the Black 5, 8F and 9F.
The first 2 could definitely do with a re-tooled version and it's a shame no one makes a decent 9F :-X

Hi Nobby

Farish did retool the Black Five about five years ago!!

Regards

Roy

 :oopssign:
I have an early and a late crest one but somehow they still don't seem to capture the essence of the Black 5. :hmmm:
Maybe I should have said a re-motored version - a la Fairburn/Ivatt etc

 

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