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Author Topic: Show your Latest GB Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.  (Read 708709 times)

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Offline Graham

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Re: Show your Latest GB Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4815 on: February 10, 2020, 05:48:02 AM »
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very tempted by this set. Just other items taking the budget for the moment. Hopefully they are still around when I have the free budget.

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Re: Show your Latest GB Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4816 on: February 10, 2020, 06:54:25 PM »
Thank you njee20 and maridunian for your sympathy, information, advice and encouragement. I think I shall shape some pieces of wood to fit inside the body shells to support them whilst I'm working on them and provide painting handles. If I feel I'm getting somewhere with the GT3 I'll post progress in "on my workbench".

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Re: Show your Latest GB Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4817 on: February 14, 2020, 03:49:46 PM »
This came yesterday:


I think coupling the wagons together might be a bit tricky...anyone have any tips? These cars are my first experience with this kind of wagon.


I have two more orders from Hattons coming. I splurged a bit.

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Re: Show your Latest GB Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4818 on: February 14, 2020, 04:03:04 PM »
The bar coupler between the pairs you mean? They're not particularly difficult, I just use a finger nail or a small, flat screwdriver to clip them in, although I'd avoid constant uncoupling as they can break.

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Re: Show your Latest GB Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4819 on: February 14, 2020, 04:22:52 PM »
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very tempted by this set. Just other items taking the budget for the moment. Hopefully they are still around when I have the free budget.

My thoughts exactly Graham. I had it on all my wishlists, but when I didn't find one under the tree at Christmas I thought I was going to miss out. So I'm really beyond chuffed that MBH came through.
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Re: Show your Latest GB Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4820 on: February 14, 2020, 06:20:16 PM »
A lot can change in a decade.

But not me wanting some of these.

Its been around 10 years since two lots of these passed me by on eBay. These have never been out of box, some of the last sold by Chris. Jumped at the chance to buy them this time.



I have my rake of ARC PTAs to finish off.

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Re: Show your Latest GB Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4821 on: February 19, 2020, 06:16:36 PM »
My two Hattons orders arrived Monday.

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Re: Show your Latest GB Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4822 on: February 21, 2020, 08:01:15 AM »
Bit late and not really new, but these two are now ready to be released into traffic:



I do need to varnish 33030, but the weather isnt with us yet.

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Re: Show your Latest GB Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4823 on: February 21, 2020, 11:13:05 AM »
So, a couple of years ago I got a green light to build a layout (turns out the light wasn't so green after all - but that's another story!). My plan is to build a model of the station that once stood at the end of our garden in mid Wales. Ideally I'd set it pre-WW1, but because of the limited availability of r-t-r Cambrian, Midland and Brecon & Merthyr models I've decided to start off setting it pre-WW2 just so I can get something running. I drew up a list of 7 suitable locos either currently available or to be tracked down second hand. Problem is I keep going off-script! This is my latest anomaly - a beautiful engine and a stunning piece of miniaturisation. I love it, but I can't think of any logical justification for buying it. I think I need to spend a bit less time and money on eBay and a bit more time and money on actually building a layout!

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Re: Show your Latest GB Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4824 on: February 21, 2020, 12:15:11 PM »
Got myself a bargain by hunting around the dead pages of Google. I found a model shop (http://www.churchstreetmodels.co.uk/) selling a Class 58 in coal livery, but the listing was dated 2010. I gave them a call and alas it was sold, however they had this brand new mainline livery version. The owner suggested it had been hidden on his shelf for a decade.

75 delivered... brand new. What a bargain for a hard to find model.



This will be carefully and lovingly resprayed in to Rf livery.

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Re: Show your Latest GB Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4825 on: February 22, 2020, 11:26:58 AM »
Our decision to build a small layout to play on has changed somewhat but it now does allow me to treat myself to a Class 47 and a Class 08.

Both of these locos came courtesy of a very good friend and originally a deal was struck to purchase some OTA wagons for Clifton Wood. However I was then offered six, bogie timber carriers which appeared to be a bit more modern, built off GF coach chassis but look absolutely fantastic. I dont know if they are an attempt at a particular wagon or just a very good scratchbuilt model. Happy is not the word for me right now!!!  :claphappy:

The 47 is latest spec GF in my most favoured ScotRail livery, however plans are already in place for modifications carried out by a very well respected N gauge builder. This will happen once were through lambing and I have time and hopefully money to get the ball rolling.

The 08 is also latest spec GF and I have plans for that however just running as is right now is the plan of the day!


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Re: Show your Latest GB Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4826 on: February 26, 2020, 11:43:15 AM »
Just arrived - I'm super chuffed with my new rake of Seacows!



Thanks to Alan @class37025 for selling them to me.

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Re: Show your Latest GB Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4827 on: February 28, 2020, 01:15:54 AM »
The 47 is latest spec GF in my most favoured ScotRail livery,

....that's definitely not Southern region.... ;)

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Re: Show your Latest GB Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4828 on: February 28, 2020, 07:01:51 AM »
The 47 is latest spec GF in my most favoured ScotRail livery,

....that's definitely not Southern region.... ;)

Cheers,
Alan

 :smiley-laughing: All in good time Sir  :hmmm:

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Re: Show your Latest GB Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4829 on: February 28, 2020, 08:48:48 AM »
....that's definitely not Southern region.... ;)

Cheers,
Alan

 :smiley-laughing: All in good time Sir  :hmmm:
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Ah - with you  - it's going Ex-Scotrail, as later adoped by NSE - with you..... ;)

Mercig?

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