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The £28 train
« on: February 12, 2019, 01:28:08 PM »
For me its all about passenger EMUs and DMUs! I've got no real interest in steam or freight trains except.....

I recently bought an absolute peach of a locomotive, a new Dapol class 22. It runs so well and is ultra smooth even at speed step 1 on my NCE Powercab under DCC.

I set about getting some wagons for it to pull around the layout. In order from right to left....
Fleischmann used aggregate truck £6 (Nicely weathered, Canterbury expo)
New Farish (I think) 5 plank open wagon £6 (Canterbury expo)
New Peco grain wagon, my first go at assembling and painting a kit) £4 (local toy fair)
New Dapol Rugby cement wagon, "thrown in" by Janes Trains when I spent a fortune with them last year £0
Unused Lima tank wagon in years old faded packaging £8 (local toy fair)
Another Peco grain wagon used unpainted £2 (Cantebury Expo)
Unknown open plank wagon, well used £2 (Cantebury Expo)

Total cost £28. Well pleased with that. The class 22s were all gone I think by about 1972. I've no idea if the wagons its pulling would have been right era-wise but it looks good IMO.




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Re: The £28 train
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2019, 01:32:26 PM »
Some savvy shopping there Alec, resulting in a nice little train. :thumbsup:
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Re: The £28 train
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2019, 05:25:40 PM »
Well done.

Will we be seeing you at Tonbridge on Saturday?

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Re: The £28 train
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2019, 06:34:32 PM »
Well done.

Will we be seeing you at Tonbridge on Saturday?

Aaaaaaargggghhhh!!!! Is it THIS Saturday Graham? Bugger! Can't make it - family wedding this weekend.

Is it really two years already since you took all my money for the sound equipped Dapol 121? It still runs like a dream, looks and sounds superb.

Hope you have a great show.

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Re: The £28 train
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2019, 08:43:35 PM »
Missing the show because of a wedding?  :o

There's no dedication these days.  :no:

Glad the 121 is still going strong. See you at N Gauge Southeast perhaps?

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Re: The £28 train
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2019, 10:30:27 PM »

 See you at N Gauge Southeast perhaps?


Yep, planning on going to that one.

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Re: The £28 train
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2019, 05:28:20 PM »
My new Southern Region layout will be there.

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Re: The £28 train
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2019, 08:37:38 PM »
That is certainly a great twenty eight quid's worth!   :thumbsup:
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