Oh dear, the driver and fireman appear to have fallen to their deaths
through the gap between loco and tender. A shame as they spent so much time
polishing the running gear to a silver finish.
I knew this wasn't a real photo as the chimney hasn't gone missing yet.
What's the betting that they still get the valve gear return crank on the
wrong way round on one side? The recent RTR is so good that you would think
that someone will tell the little Chinese ladies that it always leans to the
'front' on BDC (except on rebuilt MN and WC of course). Only a minor gripe
and easily fixed with a firm twist using pliers, but it should'n't be
And what dimension might that be? Do tell. MRE seem to think these are CAD
images and not actual models. However take a close look at the lining on the
BR version. That was never done on a computer - I could line better than
that. I guess these are test shots hand painted. Comparing the level of
detail with my old Mainline Scots, this new model is a day and a night ahead
of that. The pity is that it is twenty years too late for me. I gave up my
WCML layout in 1983 - my current layout is LMS Northern Division where Scots
I guess the rivet counters will find something wrong with it -- they should
have been modelling in the 60s. You guys are spoiled rotten by the current
quality of RTR.
pm, "sim> >> Oh they are lovely ....LMS Black will be mine !
Exactly. I was just getting at the rivet counters. I think they look
fantastic and I couldn't give two hoots if they are a little bit out
here or there.
There is nothing wrong with rivet counting, just not on a commercial,
mass production, RTR model built to a price - (as Alistair said)
people should remember what it used to be like in the early 1980's let
alone the '60's or 70's, the Airfix Castle and 61xx were regarded as
great models whilst people spent hours building (perhaps I should say
attempting) to build K's and Wills kits to get somewhere close to a