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  1. Thanks guys! With the ballasts and 121's it's a pricey christmas! I know, no pleasing some people is there......! Thanks guys, for all your efforts in bringing us such quality models! Cheers for now. Richard.
  2. I have one of these kits, it looks great... just need the time to start it! Richard.
  3. For sure, it's a trade off between a well applied livery and an exact match on length, width and pannelling style. I may have a chassis or two spare if the bodies re bodged into a bogie coach... I'm sure there'll be folk doing similar - if the 6w chassis runs well..... Richard.
  4. Afternoon all! Had picked this up via the earlier thread on this, below. I think that one of the GNR six wheelers does suit a GNRi Q3 as well as a few others as listed. It's great that Hattons are mulling things over for the irish market - I'm looking forward to seeing what we can do with these models! Cheers for now! Richard
  5. Looks good John! I'll have one at least! Richard
  6. Hi John This is a really interesting development, as a GN modeller, the open wagon is of interest. Yes, it's pricey, for sure - it'd be easier to keep each unit at around the £50 mark, as £100 is a big lump in one go....! I'll fill in the survey, good luck with the venture! Richard.
  7. A curious choice, but perhaps it's as a result of it's use on the LSWR as well. Ah well! Richard
  8. Hi all, I see Oxford Rail have announced a rather nice crane: https://www.hattons.co.uk/newsdetail.aspx?id=697 anyone know if any ever ran in Ireland? Cheers for now! Richard.
  9. Reasonable run on the original batch, but they've been out a while and are sold through. Ebay or occasionally on the for sale or wanted page on here your best bet! Cheers for now! Richard.
  10. Hi all, Hattons have announced today a new range of four and six wheel coaches in 00 scale, today . Link here They've seen a gap in the market based around recent Victorian locomotives - with nothing to pull! The first batch will be available in 2021 and comprises a number of combinations and liveries - too many to list here, but the link will show you what they plan to do! The only big omission so far seems to be a full brake - perhaps that will emerge in time. They are clear that the models are 'generic' - not based on any one prototype, but aim to provide a generic style and type of the period. Livery application is likely to be good of course, a real plus point with some of the more ornate liveries - LNWR in particular being an, umm....challenge to say the least! Hattons have released key dimensions for us to mull over as well, also taken from the RMweb thread here "4 wheel Body length - 105.2mm Body width (over body, not handles) - 31.9mm Wheelbase - 60mm 6 wheel Body length - 129.2mm Body width (over body, not handles) - 31.9 mm Wheelbase - 42mm centres In regards to accepting 21mm wheelsets, it may well be possible but with the 6 wheelers especially it wouldn't give much room left to play with to negotiate curves." Clearly, at a width of 31.9mm (8ft), they're going to be narrow compared to the broad gauge's more generous loading gauge of around 9ft. For modellers of irish railways, what do they offer us? Something that's a great base to work with, I think, and I've been scouring a few books this evening to try and work out what the first batch might offer us: GNRi - the 6 wheel, all thirds in GNR teak look like a decent portrayal of a GNRi Q3 6 wheel 5 compartment coach - a couple of mil too short and 4mm too narrow, but not bad for a coincidence. These did go early, before 1948 though - but if the teak is a good portrayal - can't see why it wouldn't be - I can see me getting a few of these! DNGR - If only for the livery alone, hattons are producing some LNWR vehicles, example here, which might suit if you squint for the DNGR.... Some of the other liveries/vehicles may also be of interest.... Others A quick look at Des Coakham's Irish Broad Gauge Rolling Stock also might give the following: BCDR No.143 might be a good cut and shut job on a new chassis from the 5 compartment third and the brake third.... There are more, I'm sure! Cheers for now Richard.
  11. Enjoy euro-ex, it's usually a great show! Llangollen diesel gala for me... Richard.
  12. Hi Leslie, Hope all is well with you? Put me down for three kits, please! Cheers for now. Richard.
  13. Ta, bit late for me, in that case! Richard.
  14. Looks great, do we know what era this is - late 50's or early 60's....? Richard.
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