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Silverfox - New Irish Coach releases

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Holy moly - by accident just stumbled upon all these new coach releases on SF's web site.  Mama mia B&T 1960s heaven :) 

CIE Open 3rd

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CIE Buffet car

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Bulleid Heating Van

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Modified Bulleid Heating Van

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Six Wheel Heating Van

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TPO

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Bulleid Hooded Luggage Van

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2 hours ago, jhb171achill said:

Are these re-liveried / amended LMS coaches? If not too dear, useful for starter layouts.

Hi Jonathan.  I don't know. I just spotted them today on their web site. The short wheel base heating/luggage vans look like resin bodies rather than repaints. I'd like to examine them close up before buying.  Noel

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The Irish market continues to expand thanks to the likes of John Hazleton.

Stephen

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The choice of orange shade appears decidedly orange, rather than "tan", but I blame age and eyesight...

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8 hours ago, Glenderg said:

The choice of orange shade appears decidedly orange, rather than "tan", but I blame age and eyesight...

Yes the photos certainly look 'orange' alright, could be white balance.  I presume John is using the same precision paints CIE Golden Brown he uses on his other CIE B&T stock which look more tan like.

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14 hours ago, jhb171achill said:

Are these re-liveried / amended LMS coaches? If not too dear, useful for starter layouts.

The two bogie coaches have all the characteristics of the Airfix/Dapol LMS 60ft Composite coach, which have been fitted with etched brass overlays for the sides.

The two Bulleid vans have no parts recognisable to me, so I would assume they are kits.

The six wheel van is running on a Hornby six wheel van chassis. The body is probably a kit.

The TPO and Luggage van seem to be fitted with Lima wagon couplings, so I would assume the underframes are of Lima origin with added detail, and again the bodies are probably kits.

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The orange IS a bit bright, but could be dumbed down with weathering - while CIE coaching stock was typically better kept than the UTA or BR across the pond did, four wheeled vans tended to be more weathered. Indeed, a pristine van wasn't usual.....

The Silverfox range are a fantastic addition. Some of us want RTR and haven't the modelling skills of our esteemed star performers on this website. Some of us want intensely detailed models, as close as possible to original. Others are happy to have a "look". There's a place for it all, and Silverfox's locos in particular fill an otherwise gaping void in the market.

For Murphy-style accuracy, the gaping voids are cattle trucks, fertiliser wagons*, J15s* and AEC railcars. 

(* these, by all accounts, are on their way)

Leslie filled probably the biggest gaping void with his H vans. Leslie - I hope they're flying off the shelves! So many excellent layouts have BR wagons on them, so there's a market.

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As soon as the bar is raised, it gets dropped just as fast. Proves there is still a market for this

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Have to agree with Blaine on this one, the Silverfox stuff is exorbitantly priced sub-standard junk IMO

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I am sure that as soon as a large selection of high quality Irish models are available ready to run we will finally see some incredible layouts from certin members on this site. In the meantime I suggest  lighting a candle rather than curse the darkness.

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3 hours ago, patrick said:

I am sure that as soon as a large selection of high quality Irish models are available ready to run we will finally see some incredible layouts from certin members on this site. In the meantime I suggest  lighting a candle rather than curse the darkness.

Or maybe they could just treat us to a look at their own scratch-building/modifying skills?

 

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I, for one, am extremely grateful to the likes of John Hazleton and Tom Brady for the products they produce. Yes, they may not be perfect but the pleasure is then in bringing them up to a common and acceptable standard. Everybody raves about the MM Cravens and, yes, they are lovely models but why are the wheels undersize? Is to to go round trainset radius curves? Hornby, Bachmann and Dapol don't need to do that, so why did MM?

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Can we stick to the subject of Silver Fox's new releases please? Thanks everyone! 

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