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Mainland UK modellers will dwarf the number of members on this site

 

There's at least one member of this site that won't be dwarfed by anybody...

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Naturally, I have given Paddy my vote, but don't tell Ben I've never even seen one of the model 071s!

 

Thanks for prompting me, as it allowed me to vote for the exquisite C Class (Steam!!!!) and the Thompson coaches - they could nearly have been running on God's Northern Railway! As for the original Brighton Belle - superb, wish I could think of a reason for having it running through Portadown and Richhill!

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A another vote from me, this time from my work pc

 

Good thinking - there's the wife's iPad, my son's one too and even HIS work pc!

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Compared to the other models in the list the class 85 would be the main contender. As much as that is a classy model I think the 071 is a more tricky prospect to get right in a design and manufacturing sense. I think both models look spot on in most areas but the 071 just shades it for me so I gave it my vote.

 

I think the class 85 and the Midland Pullman will win the Manufacturer of the year for Bachmann. With that in mind I still voted for MM and wish them the best of luck. I think the huge number of Mainland UK modellers will dwarf the number of members on this site and that will swing it for Bachmann. It would have been very interesting if Dapol had released the 00 Western in 2012.

 

I think the Dapol MRA might win the best 00 wagon award.

 

 

Rich,

 

Owning both an 85 and an 071 I'm afraid the 85 shades it for me between the two. It really is one of Bachmann's best. Therefore I'm abstaining from the vote! ;)

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Owning both an 85 and an 071 I'm afraid the 85 shades it for me between the two. It really is one of Bachmann's best. Therefore I'm abstaining from the vote! ;)

 

That's a very honest and impartial appraisal Fran. I know that a lot of the spade work was done for the 141-181 class models, especially around the cab so the 071 isn't all that new in that respect. I know the 071 isn't 100% spot on in all areas (I don't think any model is) but it looks damn fine. I had a very good up close walk around 075 from the ground last summer and when viewed from that angle the model is to a very high standard.

 

You haven't voted for the 071 model because of your knowledge of the 85 and owning both models gives you the opportunity to make your decision. I'd hope that people would give the 071 their vote on the models pros and cons, and not because it's Irish. Voting the model on it's merits gives the model more credibility, and the 85 is a cracking model, more so then the Heljan 86.

 

Rich,

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Owning both an 85 and an 071 I'm afraid the 85 shades it for me between the two. It really is one of Bachmann's best. Therefore I'm abstaining from the vote! ;)

 

Come on Fran vote for Paddy regardless of what else is out there we are lucky the man is doing the models.:praying:

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Owning both an 85 and an 071 I'm afraid the 85 shades it for me between the two. It really is one of Bachmann's best. Therefore I'm abstaining from the vote! ;)

 

Regardless of how good the 85 is you should vote for your own country man

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Regardless of how good the 85 is you should vote for your own country man

 

I completely disagree. If I was bothered to vote in something like that it would be for the best, not because someone happened to be from the same country as me.

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Ah now Fran. Don't be like that give Paddy a vote a fellow irish man :-bd

 

I'll vote with my wallet, think Paddy would prefer that! ;)

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i totally see where fran is comming from. if i collected irish, english and american gear, i would vote for which ever was the best from all three. as i love only the irish stock, i naturally will vote for paddy.

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I'll vote with my wallet, think Paddy would prefer that! ;)

 

The best vote of all and the one that will help ensure further items are considered and done in the future.

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i totally see where fran is comming from. if i collected irish, english and american gear, i would vote for which ever was the best from all three. as i love only the irish stock, i naturally will vote for paddy.

 

Cheers Seamus, glad you know where I'm coming from.

 

I should probably qualify my statement a bit. I am a big fan of the Murphy Models 071, it's a superb model of one of my favourite locomotives and if my financial situation I would buy every one he released. I intend on getting my hands on some of the next release too and will probably end up with four or five in total.

 

However, it falls down in one area for me in particular; the bogie sideframes are just too flat and don't look anywhere near right to me. Now, I don't want to start a heated debate about it, I'm just stating that that's my opinion.

 

Comparing the pic below to say http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:071_077_colbert.jpg you might see where I'm coming from.

 

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I did think that maybe the weathering on the real thing was adding a greater 3d effect, but if I look at the weathered models on the Murphy Models website I'm still convinced that the brake rigging is too flat and the frame itself has little depth, with no outward curve. http://www.murphymodels.com/LOCO071.html

 

As I said, just my opinion. I may be able to live with it, but I'm not sure at the moment.

 

And I know I'm sounding like a broken record but if you look at some of the yank models you can see some fantastic bogie sideframes with real depth.

 

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Turning my attention to the BR class 85, I just think the bogies are better captured, and for that it edges out the 071 for me if I was bothered to vote.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:85007_Carlisle.jpg

 

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The bogies look much more like the real thing to me.

 

Anyway, I've explained my viewpoint. I would like to see more quality BR AC electrics produced, possibly a sector of the hobby that is marginalised like Irish outline. As I said if I were to vote it would be for the model which was best in my eyes, and that's the 85.

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Off topic for a moment - sorry!

 

Fran, what's that CN loco? It looks like one of the New Generation SD70s - who makes/supplies that model? <drool>

 

-Rob

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Off topic for a moment - sorry!

 

Fran, what's that CN loco? It looks like one of the New Generation SD70s - who makes/supplies that model? <drool>

 

-Rob

 

Athearn Genesis SD70M-2 rob. She's sweet!

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I'll vote with my wallet, think Paddy would prefer that! ;)

Dont know about Paddy Fran, but hopefully I will prefer it PIMP

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That SD70 is a beut Fran:x,although I would be more of a SD40-2

man myself.:-bd

 

Can't beat -2s Eamonn, best locos ever built.

 

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Can't beat -2s Eamonn, best locos ever built.

 

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Superb.

When I get funds,I will get advice from you on

where to get these.

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Superb.

When I get funds,I will get advice from you on

where to get these.

 

jesus eamonn....dont tell me you are turning to the dark side?surprise-smiley-emoticon.gif

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jesus eamonn....dont tell me you are turning to the dark side?[ATTACH=CONFIG]5641[/ATTACH]

I think I am Shem,been watching sd40s on YouTube and

would love one or two in time.

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I think I am Shem,been watching sd40s on YouTube and

would love one or two in time.

 

Check out the SD45, SD45-2 or SD45T-2. Like a SD40-2 only louder and more powerful! ;)

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