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Re: Sometimes I wish I modelled in 00
« Reply #15 on: January 09, 2019, 01:09:48 PM »
Must confess I've pre-ordered an Accurascale Deltic in OO.

Given that the scaled-down Bachmann OO effort is still a relatively recent release in N, my thinking was that the chances of a better shaped N model of this iconic beast before I pop my cloggs are pretty slim!

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Re: Sometimes I wish I modelled in 00
« Reply #16 on: January 09, 2019, 01:14:25 PM »
It’s the tank engines that tempt me Pecketts, Terriers and the Wainwright class H, I wouldn’t be able to scratch build them in N to a reasonable standard.

I will always be grateful to Dapol for doing the Terrier in N though I’ve got half a dozen.

Pecketts are also tempting for me.
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Re: Sometimes I wish I modelled in 00
« Reply #17 on: January 09, 2019, 02:41:51 PM »
there is just so much available in oo that I would very quickly get addicted to collecting stock and go bankrupt if i switched to it

at least in n gauge there are just a few new models each year i want to buy and the range available now is pretty good really with just a few gaps

i do have some euro ho though I confess!

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Re: Sometimes I wish I modelled in 00
« Reply #18 on: January 09, 2019, 04:02:12 PM »
And there are plenty of models available in N that aren't available in OO so I think it works both ways.



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Re: Sometimes I wish I modelled in 00
« Reply #19 on: January 09, 2019, 04:40:06 PM »
There is all the choice that I need in N, but I have doubted the wisdom of modelling a scale I can't clearly see and/or read. But, I'm finding 4' x 8' isn't enough space for my layout, so I'd have to alter my objective and take a totally different approach to build in OO or HO. So, I buy static models I can see, for display, and soldier on in the ultra-miniature world!

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Re: Sometimes I wish I modelled in 00
« Reply #20 on: January 09, 2019, 04:57:59 PM »
I've thought about it over the years, especially in HO for American stuff, but there's something about the size of N that just has always appealed to me. I have O-Scale for under the tree at Christmas, and if I was rich with unlimited space I might go that route, but N really is the gauge for me.
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Re: Sometimes I wish I modelled in 00
« Reply #21 on: January 09, 2019, 07:02:29 PM »
I'm sticking with n gauge for a while longer yet but if/when my eyes deteriorate I'll maybe go up a scale




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Re: Sometimes I wish I modelled in 00
« Reply #22 on: January 09, 2019, 07:38:42 PM »
I can go from one extreme to the other  :D   :D
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Re: Sometimes I wish I modelled in 00
« Reply #23 on: January 10, 2019, 05:09:48 AM »
And there are plenty of models available in N that aren't available in OO so I think it works both ways.

Any examples? I can't think of anything off the top of my head, though my OO knowledge is incomplete, to say the least.

Mind you, on the odd occasion where I find myself browsing OO-related forum content (elsewhere of course :D ), no-one appears satisified with the range available in OO either (or if it is available then it's "wrong" or otherwise unsatisfactory).
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Re: Sometimes I wish I modelled in 00
« Reply #24 on: January 10, 2019, 05:26:50 AM »
I think you should all wash your mouths out with soap  :D :NGaugersRule:
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Re: Sometimes I wish I modelled in 00
« Reply #25 on: January 10, 2019, 06:46:51 AM »
Our forthcoming 321s, VEAs, HOAs, Sturgeons, Farish 319, Dapol prototype HST - that is just forthcoming rtr stuff and I'm sure I've missed things.




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Re: Sometimes I wish I modelled in 00
« Reply #26 on: January 10, 2019, 09:09:05 AM »
The Revolution class 92 will arrive long before a decent OO Gauge model.

Dapol's class 67 was much better than the old Lima model Hornby were selling at the time it was released. Similarly the Dapol N Gauge Terrier was a better model than the 4mm scale equivalent.

We do OK on most RTR models. Where we do loose out is when retailers commission models - I'd be suprised if some of Kernow or Hattons wagons get downsized unless someone like Revolution Trains is involved in a bit of arm twisting.


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Re: Sometimes I wish I modelled in 00
« Reply #27 on: January 10, 2019, 09:36:06 AM »
And there are plenty of models available in N that aren't available in OO so I think it works both ways.

Any examples? I can't think of anything off the top of my head, though my OO knowledge is incomplete, to say the least.

Mind you, on the odd occasion where I find myself browsing OO-related forum content (elsewhere of course :D ), no-one appears satisified with the range available in OO either (or if it is available then it's "wrong" or otherwise unsatisfactory).

My '00' knowledge is now very patchy indeed, but I think Union Mills has favoured us with some splendid locomotives that are not available in '00'.  Examples (hopefully!) such as the Prince of Wales, J38, 7F 'Austin Seven', and the L&SWR Adams 0395.  Apologies if any of these are available in '00', possibly from 00 Works.

I have some '00' stuff, mostly Wrenn from years ago, and a few now-regretted purchases from the period when I was disillusioned with British 'N' gauge.  It almost never runs nowadays - my Table-Top Railway in British 'N' gauge is far too much fun!

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Re: Sometimes I wish I modelled in 00
« Reply #28 on: January 10, 2019, 09:39:25 AM »
Yes indeed. I love your tabletop layout!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Sometimes I wish I modelled in 00
« Reply #29 on: January 10, 2019, 01:16:14 PM »
And there are plenty of models available in N that aren't available in OO so I think it works both ways.

Any examples? I can't think of anything off the top of my head, though my OO knowledge is incomplete, to say the least.

Farish GBRF IIAs spring to mind.

Lots from Revolution's stable (if you consider forthcoming models) though; HOAs, IPAs.

Struggling much beyond that!

 

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