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Author Topic: Show your Latest GB Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.  (Read 734726 times)

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4620 on: June 18, 2019, 09:17:34 PM »
Picked up a Green MK2A FK from Morris Models in Lancing recently.
 


Initially a poor runner over points, but after reading similar issues in the Coaches area of the forum and re-seating the wheels, it's on par with all the Mk1s its set to replace.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4621 on: June 18, 2019, 10:13:42 PM »
Picked up a Green MK2A FK from Morris Models in Lancing recently.
 

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Nice, and I've learnt something new - I never knew Mk2s wore Southern colours. :beers:
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4622 on: June 19, 2019, 04:20:59 PM »
Picked up a Green MK2A FK from Morris Models in Lancing recently.
 

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Nice, and I've learnt something new - I never knew Mk2s wore Southern colours. :beers:

Yes, the initial sets of 1964 Mk2 (no suffix, later Mk2z under TOPS) FKs wore SR Green and BR Maroon (for the LM region). All other 1966 onwards Mk2s were outshopped in Blue/Grey.

The Farish model is wrong as it has the Mk2a/b single-pane window ventilator, not the Mk1-style double-pane ventilators that should be in the Mk2.
« Last Edit: June 19, 2019, 04:29:40 PM by talisman56 »
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4623 on: June 20, 2019, 02:05:56 AM »
Went to two hobby shops in Indiana today. One was open, one was not. The owner of the one that was closed at least let me look inside and talk for about 15 minutes. I got misinformation from Google Maps that said it was open Wednesdays. Second shop is where I made these purchases.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4624 on: June 21, 2019, 02:43:28 AM »
Postman swam the Atlantic and brought me a parcel from Hatton's today:







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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4625 on: June 21, 2019, 10:10:47 AM »
Have to say the Terrier looks lovely in that livery :heart2:
Maybe I should have gone for that rather than a plain black one :doh:

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4626 on: June 21, 2019, 10:21:34 AM »
it looks brilliant in that livery.

But you have remain true to your chosen time in history.

What does SE & C R stand for anyway?  ;)
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4627 on: June 21, 2019, 10:26:23 AM »

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4628 on: June 21, 2019, 09:20:21 PM »
I'm looking forward to the C Class.

I'm faithful to my chosen time and place in history, which is roughly 1900-1960, rougly between Land's End and Calais, and the Isle of Wight and Inverness, unless something pre- or post-period takes my fancy, like the FGW HST I have, or the Kato Eurostar, or the GWR broad-gauge project that's been bubbling away in my noggin for years....

Oh, and then there's my HO Canadian stuff, but that's another story...
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4629 on: June 22, 2019, 01:38:32 PM »
Well that narrows things down a bit ;D How picky can you get? ;)

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4630 on: June 22, 2019, 05:20:10 PM »
Latest addition to my Roster is Farish B1 61090 which I found on eBay at a very reasonable price, brand new and un run split from the recently released North Eastern Freight set.

As Dr Al mentioned recently it is fitted with white nylon gears and runs very sweetly indeed. The livery and weathering are very similar to the planned solo release 61045 which officially got "pulled" I think because bodies had been erroneously fitted with nameplate blanks. I was lucky enough to find one of these brand new on the Bachmann "seconds" stand at TINGS. Took five mins to sort out the nameplate issue and mine is now sound fitted.

So I now have two early crest weathered B1s.....lovely stuff!


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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4631 on: July 04, 2019, 04:55:30 PM »


So I've been slowly collecting stock for my planned layout, set in mid-Wales. Well that's the theory anyway. In practice I keep going 'off script'!

Of course now I'm going to need a train for it to pull, which could be a challenge. Best bet is probably to look out for old Grafar 4 wheel coaches in S&D livery - but they seem to go for silly money (what were they made out of - solid gold?)
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4632 on: July 04, 2019, 05:12:51 PM »
the Other  4 wheeler farish coaches are cheaper - get a can of

SDJR blue = Rover midnight blue

and paint away - the gold lining was invisible under the dirt!

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4633 on: July 04, 2019, 10:29:36 PM »
Good idea - I'll try to pick up a couple of cheap old Farish coaches, spray them blue and then add a hefty dose of weathering. Normally I like to have most of my models in pristine condition (I'm only interested in pre-WWII, when locos and carriages were usually looked after much better than in the '50s & '60s|). But the S&D's nickname was the 'Slow & Dirty', so a couple of grimy coaches might be justified!

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4634 on: July 04, 2019, 11:04:58 PM »
 :o Are you going to weather this Jon?

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