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Author Topic: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.  (Read 633851 times)

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #735 on: July 28, 2013, 09:25:52 AM »
Back to the UK ;)  Here are my latest buys, for a forthcoming (honest, it really is forthcoming) Somerset & Dorset layout set in 1930. I've been after both of these for some time, and the LMS Crab is just beautiful (and a bargain, at more than 40 below retail price. Yum!). I need more of the Writhlington wagons, and I think that might take a while.





All the best
Peter


Love the Crab - wonderful livery.  I have a BR Black one as well, not a bad effort by Farish for its time.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #736 on: July 28, 2013, 10:43:26 AM »

Love the Crab - wonderful livery.  I have a BR Black one as well, not a bad effort by Farish for its time.

Paddy

My Poole-built, BR lined black Crab (42806, I think) is by far the best running old-school N-gauge loco I own (no idea why).  It took a bit of effort to get it running as it was in a sorry state when I bought it.  The only problem is that I've never managed to get another Poole-designed steam loco to run as well (I've tried with a couple of Halls and a Castle).  Other steam locos in my collection are better detailed, run better and would be worth more if I sold them but in many ways the Crab is my favourite because of the time and effort I've invested in it and the fact that I've seen that investment repaid in the way it runs.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #737 on: July 28, 2013, 03:25:57 PM »
Thanks to some advice on another thread, managed to get this little tank engine working nicely. Came with a DCC chip, sort-of worked on DC but not really, so that had to be removed (the chip's free to a good home, by the way).

Bought used, for 40, at Wheels of Steel in London, together with a couple of GWR Collett coaches. Here it's with a few weathered wagons though.

Cheers, NeMo


NeMo, that looks absolutely lovely. A nice find, that's for certain, and a nice layout to run it on  :thumbsup:

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #738 on: July 28, 2013, 03:34:10 PM »
My Poole-built, BR lined black Crab (42806, I think) is by far the best running old-school N-gauge loco I own (no idea why).  It took a bit of effort to get it running as it was in a sorry state when I bought it.  The only problem is that I've never managed to get another Poole-designed steam loco to run as well (I've tried with a couple of Halls and a Castle).  Other steam locos in my collection are better detailed, run better and would be worth more if I sold them but in many ways the Crab is my favourite because of the time and effort I've invested in it and the fact that I've seen that investment repaid in the way it runs.

It's reassuring to know that at least some of the old locos can be strong and reliable, as for the most part that's what I have right now. My Crab was a newer Bachmann one, though. I think the spoked wheels and the lack of shiny metal gives it away, so I'm doubly pleased by my bargain. I know this one goes, but at the moment that's all I know. It's yet to be able to prove that it's a good runner.

Bealman, LMS locos took over from S&D Prussian Blue locos in 1930, so they handled most of the running from then onwards, especially north of Templecombe. The SR filled in the gaps, and most of the rolling stock (coaches especially) was SR until nationalisation. As I plan to model 1930, which is the year that the S&D was absorbed into the LMS and SR, I can run a mix of S&D leftovers alongside LMS locos and SR coaches, plus plenty of SR locos at the Bournemouth West end of the line. I can't wait to get started!  :)

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #739 on: July 28, 2013, 04:13:34 PM »

My Crab was a newer Bachmann one, though. I think the spoked wheels and the lack of shiny metal gives it away, so I'm doubly pleased by my bargain.


I doubt that it will have see through spoked wheels, but the Chinese Bachmann Crab will have finer profile blackened wheels that look a whole heap better than the old Poole shiny ones with large sharp flanges.

I wouldn't mind getting one of those newer Bachmann chassis for my old Farish Crab.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #740 on: July 29, 2013, 07:00:38 AM »
Thank goodness for birthdays

2 additions to the heavy metal roster

  Duchess of Abercorn

 Scots Guardsman

Apologies for the poor images. The locos themselves are superb, particularly the Royal Scott
« Last Edit: July 29, 2013, 07:51:31 AM by Trev »
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #741 on: July 29, 2013, 07:39:03 AM »
Nice!  :thumbsup:

Looks like you had an excellent birthday. Wish you many more.

Dave G

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #742 on: July 29, 2013, 08:42:57 AM »
Nice locos Trev, shame about the pictures, however if you package them up safely and send them to me I will take a few pictures for you  :D  :angel:

cheers John.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #743 on: July 29, 2013, 08:57:27 AM »
Nice locos Trev, shame about the pictures, however if you package them up safely and send them to me I will take a few pictures for you  :D  :angel:

cheers John.

Yeah, right!

Thousands would believe you :no:

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #744 on: July 29, 2013, 07:25:17 PM »
Nice locos Trev, shame about the pictures, however if you package them up safely and send them to me I will take a few pictures for you  :D  :angel:

cheers John.

Yeah, right!

Thousands would believe you :no:

Dave G

I believe him entirely. He has a very honest face...  :angel:

And that's two fantastic locos you have there, Trev. I have one of Abercorn's sister locomotives and she travels like a dream.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #745 on: July 29, 2013, 07:29:41 PM »

I believe him entirely. He has a very honest face...  :angel:

And that's two fantastic locos you have there, Trev. I have one of Abercorn's sister locomotives and she travels like a dream.

reminds of "There's one born every minute"  :smiley-laughing:
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So.....  Cheers Mike

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #746 on: July 30, 2013, 12:31:30 AM »
Yeah.... don't fall for that one, Trev - he's tried it on me.... said he'd come and take pictures of my layout, but I live in Australia!  :thumbsup:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #747 on: July 30, 2013, 12:40:13 AM »
Yeah.... don't fall for that one, Trev - he's tried it on me.... said he'd come and take pictures of my layout, but I live in Australia!  :thumbsup:

I don't know what all the fuss is about, I only asked for a return ticket and it wasn't even First Class  :confused1:  :D

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #748 on: July 30, 2013, 08:12:14 AM »
I'm such a trusting fellow that I will send them to him but only once I have recieved the 11,000,000 this Nigerian princess keeps emailing me about. I've sent her my bank details so it shouldn't be long now than I can pay him for the photos.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #749 on: July 30, 2013, 01:16:35 PM »
 :laughabovepost: :laughabovepost:
I keep forgetting to add Cheers Mike on the end of my posts....

So.....  Cheers Mike

 

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