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Author Topic: Are we over the Golden Age of N Gauge?  (Read 10981 times)

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Re: Are we over the Golden Age of N Gauge?
« Reply #120 on: November 13, 2018, 11:23:46 PM »
Wonderful sight and sounds. :thumbsup:

I thought I was choking from the smoke during the final scenes, but it was just the bit of chocolate I was eating. :D
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Re: Are we over the Golden Age of N Gauge?
« Reply #121 on: November 13, 2018, 11:39:48 PM »
Add to the above list the class 22 and 27 with the 59's due we know not when. Maybe still possible to pick up a 17, 26 and 44 from Fleabay

Shurely you mean a 14? The nearest thing to a 17 in actual purchasable state is Lima's faux rendering of a DB V100.

Quite right, Have amended my post, but please don't call me Shirley.

Now there's a thought, Shirley - every new N gauge modeller should be issued with a genuine Lima locomotive which they are encourage to take out and run prod into jerky life every time they get frustrated with contemporary offerings.

What a splendid idea!  May I please have a Nickel Plate Road 'Berkshire' 2-8-4?  And somewhere nice to put her as I fear she won't fit my local Waverley Route loading gauge.  Genuine Lima 'Superpower' at its best, in my view.


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Slightly more representative for the context of this thread (which maybe should be renamed "Are we over the Golden Age of British N Gauge") :D



(and just because it was there)

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Re: Are we over the Golden Age of N Gauge?
« Reply #122 on: November 13, 2018, 11:56:50 PM »
I'm not sure what's creepier, the loco's, or the fact that there doesn't appear to be anyone in the room to control them!!!!

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Re: Are we over the Golden Age of N Gauge?
« Reply #123 on: November 14, 2018, 12:02:04 AM »
N Gauge train drivers found to be suffering from bi-directional whiplash following troublesome test runs! :o
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Re: Are we over the Golden Age of N Gauge?
« Reply #124 on: November 14, 2018, 09:40:07 AM »
Any time I see a Lima "N gauge" model I'm glad I wasn't modelling N at the time!

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Re: Are we over the Golden Age of N Gauge?
« Reply #125 on: November 14, 2018, 09:43:29 AM »
Any time I see a Lima "N gauge" model I'm glad I wasn't modelling N at the time!

I didn't even know Lima had done N gauge. My first loco was a GraFar 08 in black.

Were the Lima locos really that bad?

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Re: Are we over the Golden Age of N Gauge?
« Reply #126 on: November 14, 2018, 09:49:16 AM »
I'm just glad fidelity has improved somewhat from here:



That certainly wasn't the golden era!

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Re: Are we over the Golden Age of N Gauge?
« Reply #127 on: November 14, 2018, 10:18:26 AM »
All Lima N stuff was questionable.

However, because of their awfulness, they have now become collector's items, with a generous smattering of nostalgia.

Some N gauge modellers delight in bringing them back to life or keeping them going, some of which are members of this forum.

(Mentioning no names, or at least in Japanese)  ;)
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Re: Are we over the Golden Age of N Gauge?
« Reply #128 on: November 14, 2018, 10:22:55 AM »
Yep, aware of their "retro" credentials, and wouldn't cast aspersions on anyone who is drawn in by the charm. But they're not detailed, high quality models compared to what we have now, which was purely my point.

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Re: Are we over the Golden Age of N Gauge?
« Reply #129 on: November 14, 2018, 10:29:18 AM »
Yup, everyone loves an underdog, even one as butt ugly, unreliable, oversized, misshapen, and hideous as that.

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Re: Are we over the Golden Age of N Gauge?
« Reply #130 on: November 14, 2018, 10:45:59 AM »
Most of the Lima range was very poor, however, the Siphon and Mk1 CCT were very good for their age. The Lime brake van is a good match for Tomix's Thomas range.


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Re: Are we over the Golden Age of N Gauge?
« Reply #131 on: November 14, 2018, 10:47:57 AM »
Considering when these things came out, the detailing isn't that bad.

It's the scale that is all wrong!

Epilogue....

I like the deeply recessed windows on the locos, but could never stand it on the coaches... Lima's or Minitrix.

I always was a bit weird  ;)
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Re: Are we over the Golden Age of N Gauge?
« Reply #132 on: November 19, 2018, 12:49:57 PM »
A new player entering the market is presumably not a sign of decline: N LMS Beyer Garratt (announcement on the "other side")
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Re: Are we over the Golden Age of N Gauge?
« Reply #133 on: November 19, 2018, 01:24:29 PM »
A new player entering the market is presumably not a sign of decline: N LMS Beyer Garratt (announcement on the "other side")

I think we're getting close to Nirvana with this announcement  :D

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Re: Are we over the Golden Age of N Gauge?
« Reply #134 on: November 19, 2018, 02:44:30 PM »
Yeah this is great news - Hatton's have been increasingly bold with their new models; their OO gauge 66 coming with a large number of variants off the bat is exciting, and I really hope the Beyer Garratt is successful. 200 is quite a bit though, particularly as there's not going to be any discounting.

 

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