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Author Topic: Suggestion for GWR large Prairie  (Read 921 times)

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Offline chalfytich

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Re: Suggestion for GWR large Prairie
« Reply #15 on: January 26, 2019, 11:26:55 PM »
I've got a 70s Farish one and while they may be bulletproof, it runs nowhere near as well as a modern model should. Goes like a rocket but slow running isn't that good and almost all the Gradar stuff from that era rocked as it moved, probably because the quartering was out a bit. I was never able to improve the black 5. the panniers were the only exception with both the ones I had being good runners even after I hacked one around to make a 56XX. Anyway they are all put in a box now I have gone dcc and can't be bothered to convert them so a modern one would be most welcome.


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Re: Suggestion for GWR large Prairie
« Reply #16 on: January 26, 2019, 11:29:53 PM »
Actually the China ones are better than the Poole ones, both in running and paint application, but if we have to have a new one.... could it please run well as well as look pretty? And not be stretched out of proportion one way or another?

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Re: Suggestion for GWR large Prairie
« Reply #17 on: January 26, 2019, 11:32:49 PM »
I have the Farish version but would definitely be up for at least 1 new version, especially as you posted a pic mentioning Oxford which had several 61xx allocated in 1965 :D
I guess there'll be a few groans of "Not another GWR/WR loco" and, I have to admit, the Eastern region folks are quite hard done by.

I know there are a lot of GWR engines already being produced but there are a surprising number of omissions still. Apart from a large prairie it would be good to have a 42XX or 72XX tank as well. I always thought the 47XX was a nice looking beast and it's a shame nobody has produced a model of that as well. Hopefully the DJM King will come to fruition and then the mogul.

 

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