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Author Topic: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.  (Read 633414 times)

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Offline Trev

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #705 on: July 24, 2013, 07:42:50 AM »
That looks like the 00 version Dave judgiing by the coupling.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #706 on: July 24, 2013, 07:46:48 AM »
Apologies for last post.

These are 00 not N  :'(

Note to self: Engage brain before posting.  :dunce:

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #707 on: July 24, 2013, 08:02:40 AM »
Unfortunately those are the 00 gauge ones...

The Dapol milk tanks aren't cheap, but I bought a used one at Kent Garden Railways for 9, and there was at least one left I didn't buy.

Cheers, NeMo

Re 6 wheel tankers:

Just got an email from www.modelfair.com

http://www.modelfair.com/product/166797/dapol-4f-031-003-6-wheel-milk-tanker-unigate-silver

Not the Co-op version perhaps but a decent price!

Tempting  ;)

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #708 on: July 24, 2013, 09:16:03 AM »
Dapol is definitely right. I'm hunting the United Dairies version for a future Somerset & Dorset layout. I've managed to find two for about 11.00 each, so I seem to be doing fairly well in grabbing a slight bargain. So far! Another four would probably be enough for my needs, but it may take a while.


Pete, there's more than 10 of the United dairies version in stock at Hattons - http://www.ehattons.com/59203/Dapol_2F_031_001_6_wheel_milk_tanker_United_Dairies_/StockDetail.aspx good price too...

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #709 on: July 24, 2013, 09:28:36 AM »
Re 6 wheel tankers:

Just got an email from www.modelfair.com

http://www.modelfair.com/product/166797/dapol-4f-031-003-6-wheel-milk-tanker-unigate-silver

Not the Co-op version perhaps but a decent price!

Tempting  ;)

Dave G


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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #710 on: July 24, 2013, 10:14:51 AM »
The Dapol milk tanks are expensive, but they really look nice when weathered.

However, I bought the six pack with a Hymek, all weathered, but honestly not weathered very well. Sent the loco off to be weathered at Grimy Times, but did the milk tanks myself, along with a couple more pristine ones and a Dapol Siphon H. Photos below.

Looking at photos of the real things, filthy black seems to have been their natural livery. One thing I found interesting about these six-wheel tanks is that when filled with milk they weighed about as much as a passenger coach (28 tons!).

That means you'd have big engines pulling relatively short trains, the average train according to "Diesels on Cornwall's Mainline" being 4-15 tanks. If you imagine a 15-tank train would be 420 tons, worked at express passenger timings, that must have been hard work, hence the use of big engines like 'Westerns' and 'Warships'. There are lots of photos in this book of much shorter trains with big engines in the front, plus a very cool train that mixes milk tanks with newspaper and parcels vans. All this variety and relatively short trains has to be good news for modellers surely!

Cheers, NeMo


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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #711 on: July 24, 2013, 10:31:59 AM »
Pete, there's more than 10 of the United dairies version in stock at Hattons - http://www.ehattons.com/59203/Dapol_2F_031_001_6_wheel_milk_tanker_United_Dairies_/StockDetail.aspx good price too...

Nick


Thanks for that, Nick. My search is over... (or at least it will be once my budget recovers at the start of August *cough*).

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #712 on: July 25, 2013, 12:33:55 AM »
Try this:
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Dunno if you can make out the sticker there in the top right hand corner.... bought at a model railway shop in Adelaide, South Australia - A$43.50, which equates to 25.97 British!!

Still, I just loves the six wheels! :thumbsup:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #713 on: July 25, 2013, 06:55:21 AM »
Blimey -   :o Gold plated?

Surprised it isn't still cheaper to import from Hatton's where I ordered a few for 11 each.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #714 on: July 26, 2013, 12:15:41 AM »
Well of course you're right there, Dave. Any bulk purchases will be done that way. It's just this thing that I have that whenever we go on a trip anywhere, I seek out a model shop and buy a loco or wagon or something, and that's my souvenir of the place.

Although on that South Australia trip, there were many other souvenirs bought.... mainly in the form of bottles of wine from the vineyards of the Barossa and Clare valleys!!!  :laugh2:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #715 on: July 26, 2013, 01:30:19 PM »
Hi,
Some pre-orders arrived this morning, more 'furrin critters'  :thumbsup:
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which will add a little brightness to the existing NS roster
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until some of the garish NS Heritage SD70ACe loco's arrive, I've only pre-ordered two of those - Erie and Virginian - as I have to keep some pretence of fiscal prudency  :doh:
And also in the box, double stacks
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Pardon the somewhat dodgy woodworking, it will be smartened up when I'm able to work on it  ;)

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #716 on: July 26, 2013, 02:06:40 PM »
Heavy Metal!  :)

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #717 on: July 26, 2013, 11:21:41 PM »
Proper locos SDB    :claphappy: :D

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #718 on: July 27, 2013, 02:50:07 AM »
Must admit I like the colour scheme - very icey!
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #719 on: July 27, 2013, 03:24:11 AM »
Try this:
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Dunno if you can make out the sticker there in the top right hand corner.... bought at a model railway shop in Adelaide, South Australia - A$43.50, which equates to 25.97 British!!

Still, I just loves the six wheels! :thumbsup:
What the! Just goes to show how much we pay for things in Oz. Hobbyco in Sydney charge $65 for the three cattle truck set by farish.
Nice tankers though, looks like I will have to bit the bullet and get some they look so much nicer then the little peco ones.
Bart

 

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