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Re: Farish Birdcage stock
« Reply #45 on: April 13, 2019, 12:13:36 PM »
I don't know much about the SECR, but Wikipedia suggests that the C class were freight engines, with occasional use on passenger trains.

Tends to back up Bob G's last post.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SECR_C_class

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Re: Farish Birdcage stock
« Reply #46 on: April 13, 2019, 12:46:21 PM »
@Bob G
I could do the Fairburn and the Std 4 tank but, being a transition era modeller, my locos are predominantly late crest. When Farish announced the C class and the Birdcage stock I just thought they would make up a really nice combination. The fact they are really SECR is no good to me with my layout being based in Oxfordshire. It's £250 for a train not of my era/location but I like it :D

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Re: Farish Birdcage stock
« Reply #47 on: April 13, 2019, 01:15:09 PM »
@Bob G
I could do the Fairburn and the Std 4 tank but, being a transition era modeller, my locos are predominantly late crest. When Farish announced the C class and the Birdcage stock I just thought they would make up a really nice combination. The fact they are really SECR is no good to me with my layout being based in Oxfordshire. It's £250 for a train not of my era/location but I like it :D

NPN, I think an appropriate phrase is, 'Purchased privately for preservation.'  This can allow all sorts of fun in your era.  And, if the Caledonian 'Single' No. 123 could wander as far as Sussex, then there is a good precedent to see a 'C' in Oxfordshire.  And the Highland Railway 'Big Goods' was a film star in Bedfordshire... or was it Herts?  A long way from Stanley Junction.

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Re: Farish Birdcage stock
« Reply #48 on: April 13, 2019, 06:59:44 PM »
Mine arrived today, I have to say they look fantastic!  Rule 1 purchase as my modelling area is Cornwall...



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Re: Farish Birdcage stock
« Reply #49 on: April 13, 2019, 08:20:01 PM »
They look like brilliant models but I have just seen the price they are going for, sometimes I'm glad to be an LMS modeller :)

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Re: Farish Birdcage stock
« Reply #50 on: April 13, 2019, 09:09:53 PM »
They look like brilliant models but I have just seen the price they are going for, sometimes I'm glad to be an LMS modeller :)

It'll be Farish Midland clerestory coaches next, just to spite you ;)

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Re: Farish Birdcage stock
« Reply #51 on: April 13, 2019, 09:36:55 PM »
They look like brilliant models but I have just seen the price they are going for, sometimes I'm glad to be an LMS modeller :)

It'll be Farish Midland clerestory coaches next, just to spite you ;)

oooooooo I have already got pains in my wallet, what a horrible thing to say to a lad :(

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Re: Farish Birdcage stock
« Reply #52 on: April 15, 2019, 08:09:07 PM »
I got a crimson set today, and I'm sorry, but they're worth every (well, nearly every) penny.  Probably the best N gauge models I've seen to date, and that even includes Revolution.  :sorrysign:  :NGaugersRule:

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Re: Farish Birdcage stock
« Reply #53 on: April 15, 2019, 08:15:29 PM »
Still waiting for mine :'(
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Re: Farish Birdcage stock
« Reply #54 on: April 15, 2019, 08:22:03 PM »
Picking my set up from my favourite model shop tomorrow. Really looking forward to getting them home to try.  :)
Size matters - especially if you don't have a lot of space - and N gauge is the answer!

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Re: Farish Birdcage stock
« Reply #55 on: April 15, 2019, 08:56:02 PM »
Picking my set up from my favourite model shop tomorrow. Really looking forward to getting them home to try.  :)

That's right. Go on. Rub it in. :P ;)
What are you going to haul them with, Bob?

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Re: Farish Birdcage stock
« Reply #56 on: April 15, 2019, 09:21:26 PM »
Picking my set up from my favourite model shop tomorrow. Really looking forward to getting them home to try.  :)

That's right. Go on. Rub it in. :P ;)
What are you going to haul them with, Bob?

String.....   :sorrysign:

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Re: Farish Birdcage stock
« Reply #57 on: April 15, 2019, 09:27:23 PM »
Waiting for my C class, This thread says they're really freight locos but I don't care. I've got a couple of beautiful little E1's courtesy of the brilliant Ozymandias (is that spelling right?). Again, according to this thread, I have a Fairburn and a standard 4MT tank which could have hauled the birdcages. Anyways. My layout is a preserved line so I'd be quite happy hauling them with Duchess of Hamilton.
 :D :beers:
Size matters - especially if you don't have a lot of space - and N gauge is the answer!

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Re: Farish Birdcage stock
« Reply #58 on: April 16, 2019, 03:19:38 PM »
This thread says they're really freight locos but I don't care....

Doesn't matter that much. Goods locos were often drafted in for passenger duty on busy days - summer Saturdays especially. Just imagine it's always Saturday in summer...

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Re: Farish Birdcage stock
« Reply #59 on: April 16, 2019, 03:36:39 PM »
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