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Re: Which reliable loco next ?
« Reply #15 on: December 14, 2015, 05:56:16 PM »
The newer Farish locos with loco housed coreless motors are very good, I have a standard class 5, a SR class N and a Merchant Navy,  all ran beautifully from the word go and still do.
I also have a Merchant Navy and N class which run beautifully. Others I have are Farish Duchess, Fairburn tank and Midland 4F - all great runners.
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Size matters - especially if you don't have a lot of space - and N gauge is the answer!

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Re: Which reliable loco next ?
« Reply #16 on: December 14, 2015, 07:05:59 PM »
Try Kato . . .
Just one Pendolino, give it to me, a beautiful train, from Italy

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Re: Which reliable loco next ?
« Reply #17 on: December 14, 2015, 07:14:26 PM »
Try Kato . . .
No doubt reliable Pengi BUT... No lubbly jubbly BR kettles which I'm sure is what MalcolmAl is looking for (I think?)
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Size matters - especially if you don't have a lot of space - and N gauge is the answer!

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Re: Which reliable loco next ?
« Reply #18 on: December 14, 2015, 07:53:36 PM »
Try Kato . . .
No doubt reliable Pengi BUT... No lubbly jubbly BR kettles which I'm sure is what MalcolmAl is looking for (I think?)
 :) :beers:
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Exactly so Bob :)

Edit of post#1
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I have 3 (simple? 0-6-0) locos, two 4F and a J39 which run well enough but feel the need for /some retail therapy/ a more comprehensive stable such as a express passenger or flagship loco from the steam era.
I should maybe say that I have a tendency to view ex-LMS or ex-LNER with favour
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but Rule1 applies - which of you more experienced multi-owners would favour which loco ?

the Managing Directoress wants something 'pretty'  now, and could fancy an ex-GWR type :)

Actually I should have made the title  " reliable out of the box " , after my experiences with 2 other locos at my local emporium some long time ago now.

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Re: Which reliable loco next ?
« Reply #19 on: December 14, 2015, 08:12:03 PM »
Try Kato . . .
No doubt reliable Pengi BUT... No lubbly jubbly BR kettles which I'm sure is what MalcolmAl is looking for (I think?)
 :) :beers:
:thumbsup:
Exactly so Bob :)

Edit of post#1
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I have 3 (simple? 0-6-0) locos, two 4F and a J39 which run well enough but feel the need for /some retail therapy/ a more comprehensive stable such as a express passenger or flagship loco from the steam era.
I should maybe say that I have a tendency to view ex-LMS or ex-LNER with favour
,
but Rule1 applies - which of you more experienced multi-owners would favour which loco ?

the Managing Directoress wants something 'pretty'  now, and could fancy an ex-GWR type :)

Actually I should have made the title  " reliable out of the box " , after my experiences with 2 other locos at my local emporium some long time ago now.
How about a blue Tornado - another nice runner. Or Join the Bachmann club and get a Caledonian Fairburn tank. Again - very pretty and a nice runner.
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Size matters - especially if you don't have a lot of space - and N gauge is the answer!

Bob Austin

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Re: Which reliable loco next ?
« Reply #20 on: December 15, 2015, 08:56:51 AM »
Thanks Bob, good ideas :) I had forgotten about Tornado, not come across much discussion on the forum about it.

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Re: Which reliable loco next ?
« Reply #21 on: December 15, 2015, 12:58:50 PM »
Kato do make kettles

Link

Don't know if it is what you are looking for - kettles all look the same to me, ugly :P
Just one Pendolino, give it to me, a beautiful train, from Italy

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Re: Which reliable loco next ?
« Reply #22 on: December 15, 2015, 01:04:21 PM »
Kato do make kettles

Link

Don't know if it is what you are looking for - kettles all look the same to me, ugly :P

You're right Pengi. Those kettles in your link are pretty ugly!!  :P.
Its the Brit steamers you should be looking at... Bootiful.
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Size matters - especially if you don't have a lot of space - and N gauge is the answer!

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Re: Which reliable loco next ?
« Reply #23 on: December 15, 2015, 01:26:36 PM »
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Point of order - they aint kettles, they be industrial scale tea urns

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Re: Which reliable loco next ?
« Reply #24 on: December 15, 2015, 04:22:23 PM »
the  std  5 locos are a good bet...

they were superb engines ask  the  S & D drivers!!!

they ranged  far and wide  and lasted well into  the   diseasal  era...
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Re: Which reliable loco next ?
« Reply #25 on: December 15, 2015, 04:41:19 PM »
the  std  5 locos are a good bet...

they were superb engines ask  the  S & D drivers!!!

they ranged  far and wide  and lasted well into  the   diseasal  era...
I agree - mines a great runner although its tender drive and I prefer loco drive.
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Size matters - especially if you don't have a lot of space - and N gauge is the answer!

Bob Austin

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Re: Which reliable loco next ?
« Reply #26 on: December 15, 2015, 09:36:28 PM »
Thanks Bob, good ideas :) I had forgotten about Tornado, not come across much discussion on the forum about it.

I recently got the tender drive tornado in the green livery. Great loco. Not as quiet as the 5MT but still very nice. I can recommend either.
DC or DCC, that is the question.

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Re: Which reliable loco next ?
« Reply #27 on: December 15, 2015, 10:27:33 PM »
the  std  5 locos are a good bet...

they were superb engines ask  the  S & D drivers!!!

they ranged  far and wide  and lasted well into  the   diseasal  era...
I agree - mines a great runner although its tender drive and I prefer loco drive.
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Hi Bob

The Farish BR "Standard Five" is not tender driven it is one of the latest coreless motor loco-drives.

Are you confusing it with the tender driven Stanier "Black Five"?

Regards

Roy


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Re: Which reliable loco next ?
« Reply #28 on: December 15, 2015, 10:34:40 PM »
the  std  5 locos are a good bet...

they were superb engines ask  the  S & D drivers!!!

they ranged  far and wide  and lasted well into  the   diseasal  era...
I agree - mines a great runner although its tender drive and I prefer loco drive.
 :beers:

Hi Bob

The Farish BR "Standard Five" is not tender driven it is one of the latest coreless motor loco-drives.

Are you confusing it with the tender driven Stanier "Black Five"?

Regards

Roy
No confusion. My 5MT is a couple of years old - have they changed the drive system? Maybe I'm wrong about the tender drive - I'll have a check tomorrow.
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Size matters - especially if you don't have a lot of space - and N gauge is the answer!

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Re: Which reliable loco next ?
« Reply #29 on: December 15, 2015, 10:37:29 PM »
I had a Farish black 5 (not the more recent BR standard class 5MT) a couple of years ago. Ran horribly out of the box, but gradually became almost acceptably smooth after running in. Being a tender drive, its ability to pull was not the greatest. Even with an extra piece of lead added to the tender, it would barely pull a rake of 6 Farish Stanier coaches up a 1.6% grade without slipping. Since this was my main line, the loco's performance was unacceptable and so it had to go. On the flat it would probably have been fine.

Webbo

 

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