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Author Topic: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.  (Read 634610 times)

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Offline port perran

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #675 on: July 13, 2013, 03:51:32 PM »
Bought mine today. Have run it in and it is a marvellous little locomotive. It's been a long time coming but "Well done Dapol".
By the way ......I like the look of that layout Only Me.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #676 on: July 13, 2013, 04:05:48 PM »
Bought mine today. Have run it in and it is a marvellous little locomotive. It's been a long time coming but "Well done Dapol".
By the way ......I like the look of that layout Only Me.

Thanks.  The view is just the little branch to Hammingwell which is on upper level of my layout, this loco makes the steep gradient with ease even with 8 wagons much impressed !



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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #677 on: July 13, 2013, 04:10:38 PM »
Have today bought a Class 42 Warship in Maroon "Druid" for 34.99 in Signal Box, Rochester in their closing down sale!

Will try and post some pics later.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #678 on: July 13, 2013, 06:34:16 PM »
Wonder when mine is going to arrive. Trust me to pick a running number that is arriving later than others :(

Me too!

Called Cheltenham Model Centre and they said not with them yet. Sticking with them as they've priced it for 90 er... something (95 I think!).

Dave G
« Last Edit: July 13, 2013, 06:55:30 PM by daveg, Reason: typos »

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #679 on: July 15, 2013, 12:46:35 PM »
Only Me: Your photos are the first decent look I've had at what looks to be a great model. So glad you chose the BR green... it suits it so well. Also, great to see the NGF wagon with it! Sounds like the loco is a good runner too.

Going on me wish list!
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #680 on: July 16, 2013, 09:52:29 PM »
Nothing interesting to show, but I managed to obtain a Maroon Mk1 GUV to compliment the rake of MK1's I have and the impending SWMBO enforced MK1 Horsebox purchase.


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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #681 on: July 16, 2013, 10:34:58 PM »
I have a maroon one and a green one (SYP) and they are superb runners :thumbsup:
Interestingly, according to a DVD I got at the Perth show about hydraulics, the green paint scheme (Warships and Westerns) only came into being in 1965. This was news to me. :dunce:

I don't think that's right. The first warships entered service in green in 1958 and westerns were outshopped in green from 1961 or '62. I reckon they were painted green until 1965 but by that point Westerns and Warships tended to be outshopped in maroon as standard (so i believe) until blue was introduced. Perhaps some were painted green after the offical sanction for maroon? Where's BernardTPM when I need him?

Carl

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #683 on: July 16, 2013, 10:51:22 PM »
My purchases at the NGS AGM.
Very surprised at the colour difference between the inspection saloon and the Stove R.

One question if any one knows the answer please -  The Stove R - how would they have been used, what sort of train configuration would have included one.








Hi

Stove r's were a brake van fitted with heating. They were mainly used for standard wagon runs. They did run with coaches sometimes.

However, to anyone who owns the Pullman livery one, IT NEVER EXISTED- instead a heritage railway painted there's into the livery for the NGS.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #684 on: July 16, 2013, 11:17:03 PM »
Stove r's were a brake van fitted with heating. They were mainly used for standard wagon runs. They did run with coaches sometimes.

Not in normal (non parcels) use after about 1959 as six wheel stock was banned from passenger services about this point.

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However, to anyone who owns the Pullman livery one, IT NEVER EXISTED- instead a heritage railway painted there's into the livery for the NGS.

thanks

Well
a) it did (and still does exist)
b) it wasn't painted into the livery for the NGS (the NGS isn't quite that influential even if Hornby can get an HST power car done!)

It was in fact refurbished in 2008 with water, gas and steam heating systems and the interior fitted out as a pantry to support the pullman service on the Bluebell railway. The changes were done with the long term aspiration of removing them and replacing the vehicle with a further pullman kitchen car.

The NGS did it because its a neat prototype and they knew it would sell well as pullman stuff does.

The more dubious livery is the crimson and cream.

On the paint job my impression is that the LMS Stove-R livery is probably the least accurate. The lining certainly seems "fat" and the black ends/grey roof are an annoying choice as they limit it to post 1940 - and given the amount of wartime repainting possibly post war. Also a pita to repaint as its nigh on impossible to get the needed LMS decals.

Paint fades though so its hardly a showstopper having a paler coach.

Alan
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #685 on: July 16, 2013, 11:46:55 PM »
My two recent purchases from The Signal Box in Rochester :



Graham Farish Warship "Druid"  (34.99)



Dapol A3  "Lemberg"   (83)

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #686 on: July 17, 2013, 01:00:09 AM »
Ordered July 8 and received in California from The Signal Box (Rochester) exactly one week later, Modelzone special editions Class 24 and 08 in RTC livery.  On sale for 63 and 58, respectively, then less VAT, plus p+p.  Total was about 115.  They are lovely and run very well.

Matt


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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #687 on: July 17, 2013, 09:16:04 AM »
http://www.jboon.fsnet.co.uk/westerns/cl52livery1.html


Very interesting :hmmm:
According to that list only 3 Westerns were painted green :confused1:
It calls into question the statement in my DVD and also means the current green one I have and the one on pre-order are going to be wrong.
Someone has to be wrong ???

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #688 on: July 17, 2013, 11:33:18 AM »
I make it some more (a few of the later ones were initially green) - see the other pages of the list !
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #689 on: July 22, 2013, 06:23:51 PM »


So.. I was looking at 03's at Hattons and thinking 50 is a lot for a little shunter... and then errr... I'm not sure what happened...  :-[
It's huge!  :o I'll tell you that for free... and can't complain at ordering on a Sunday, receiving on the Monday...  :thumbsup:

 

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