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If you want to be able to run it alongside your GNR loco, then silver or green are your options...

 

Preserved era?

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I've made versions in every livery, and to my mind, this is the one that works best, but horses for courses and all.....

 

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Yes , preservation Irish style. None can see out or photograph it as it rusts away from sight.

 

It's easy to blame the preservationist who've had to take those measures to slow its deterioration and keep it secure, but the real problem is the lack of support they get.

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Mind you getting quite pernickity about exactness rather than overall impression feels strange given our 16.5mm track gauge seems as far off scale as perhaps a missing wheel.

 

When looking at a model train in operation, realistic scale movements seem equally as important as a good looking fine scale model. No use looking 100% perfectly authentic if it moves like a toy, accelerates like a Ferrari and brakes at a scale 4g throwing imaginary passengers against carriage bulk heads when stopping at a station.

 

When you go and look at real trains do you it from a 10 storey building or a helicopter? Dont forget Model Trains are exactly that - Model trains. They are not real trains that have been shrunk with a shrinking ray. Sadly in the majority they have electric motors powering them rather than miniature internal combustion/steam engines. All the little people inside are lumps of plastic, they cant open the doors or windows......

 

 

A good balance between a great looking model that runs well will look the real thing. Can't have one without the other unless its for a display case.

 

Given what you said about IFM models and BR 33's/MK1's etc you are really showing up some double standards here.

 

You have dragged this one well off topic again. As someone who has completed several chassis swops, a few have been missing axles and nobody noticed at normal viewing distance. The models ran and looked fine which is more important. Dont forget too Airfix and Hornby left them out on production models too.

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I've made versions in every livery, and to my mind, this is the one that works best, but horses for courses and all.....

 

[ATTACH=CONFIG]21749[/ATTACH]

 

Brilliant job on that! No offence to anyone else who built one, but it's easily the best example of the Sulzer that I've seen.

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When you go and look at real trains do you it from a 10 storey building or a helicopter? Dont forget Model Trains are exactly that - Model trains. They are not real trains that have been shrunk with a shrinking ray. Sadly in the majority they have electric motors powering them rather than miniature internal combustion/steam engines. All the little people inside are lumps of plastic, they cant open the doors or windows.......

 

A little unfair. Nothing wrong with striving to get your model trains to run in a prototypical manner. When you bring sound into the equation it becomes much more important to get a loco to run at prototypical speeds.

 

 

 

 

Given what you said about IFM models and BR 33's/MK1's etc you are really showing up some double standards here.

 

You have dragged this one well off topic again. As someone who has completed several chassis swops, a few have been missing axles and nobody noticed at normal viewing distance. The models ran and looked fine which is more important. Dont forget too Airfix and Hornby left them out on production models too.

 

Please, don't start accusing other people of double standards after that statement! You continually criticize manufacturers and their products for incorrect or missing detail yet it's ok for YOU to omit an axle?

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I've made versions in every livery, and to my mind, this is the one that works best, but horses for courses and all.....

 

[ATTACH=CONFIG]21749[/ATTACH]

 

Bloody gorgeous! A good layer of carefully unwashed filth and you're grand!

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Please, don't start accusing other people of double standards after that statement! You continually criticize manufacturers and their products for incorrect or missing detail yet it's ok for YOU to omit an axle?

 

But I'm not a manufacturer ;)

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I've made versions in every livery, and to my mind, this is the one that works best, but horses for courses and all.....

 

[ATTACH=CONFIG]21749[/ATTACH]

 

Now, that's what I'm talking about! Beautiful detail, Richie! Is this Weshty's? with detail added? What chassis is she on? Thanks

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But I'm not a manufacturer ;)

 

Oh that's right, you're not. You're one of those "real modellers" who makes something better rather than settling for inferior RTR models.

 

Missing an axle, but better.....=D

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Very clean detail etch.

 

..maybe a photo of the model, with numbers showing where the etch parts go...

Thanking you sir, and your wish is my command...

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Thanks lads, she runs on a cut down class 55 chassis, loaded up with weight, and ran through 4 short radius points forming a curve at slow speeds. The movement was exhibition standard and that's without DCC.

 

So can yee please stop talking about using the wrong stuff on a sulzer. The railroad model is 50 notes. It's withering listening to all this. Like a fart in a trousers - all sound, no substance.

 

R.

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Brilliant job on that! No offence to anyone else who built one, but it's easily the best example of the Sulzer that I've seen.

 

+ One a fantastic job.

 

Rich,

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I've made versions in every livery, and to my mind, this is the one that works best, but horses for courses and all.....

 

[ATTACH=CONFIG]21749[/ATTACH]

 

Oh clucking bell, that is too sweet.

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I've made versions in every livery, and to my mind, this is the one that works best, but horses for courses and all.....

 

[ATTACH=CONFIG]21749[/ATTACH]

 

Very nice

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Thanking you sir, and your wish is my command...

[ATTACH=CONFIG]21751[/ATTACH]

 

Brilliant. I can put some numbers and arrows on that.

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I'm just wondering. I know they all spent some time in black - or most of them anyway; but did any (in the sixties, of course) get the yellow end panels that was on some A and C class?

 

I don't recall seeing any like this - I'm pretty sure none did, but I could be wrong.

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I don't think so JB.

 

I've seen a silver on cork shed, dirty green in the books, various depth tan and white line and chevron or chevron only black and tan schemes, and supertain, even seen me a shark eat an octopus. But I ain't never seen no phantom Russian submarine, I mean a yellow band anywhere.

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Oh that's right, you're not. You're one of those "real modellers" who makes something better rather than settling for inferior RTR models.

 

Missing an axle, but better.....=D

 

Ah I don't really fancy lowering myself to your own level as you could beat me with experience. Keep thumping the keyboard me aul flower. Thump it harder

 

I'll leave you with a word - Frateschi

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I've made versions in every livery, and to my mind, this is the one that works best, but horses for courses and all.....

 

[ATTACH=CONFIG]21749[/ATTACH]

 

Fab paint job,and she looks great.

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