Q1

Has anyone seen it yet? I cant wait any longer........
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Rob
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"Rob" wrote
I saw a pre-production sample at Wakedield Show this weekend, but will reserve judgement until I'm able to have one in my hands to compare with prototype pictures.
There was lots of (very) fragile detail on the one I saw, which didn't seem to be capable of withstanding a lot of handling.
John.
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John Turner
Yes, I saw them for sale on Saturday, so you shouldn't have long to wait.
Regards,
Stuart.
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S.M. Jenkins
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Richard
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Richard Davies
Wow! Nice looking model. If ever there was a loco that could tempt me into to modelling UK prototype, this would be it.
Mark.
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Mark Newton
"Richard Davies" replied to
Come on Richard, at least have the courage to tell everyone that you work for Hattons.
John.
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John Turner
Doesn't everyone know that?
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MartinS
Chacun a son gout. I wouldn't have an ugly brute like that on my layout!
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MartinS
Martin, maybe my French is rusty but I hope your gout gets better - and please keep it off your layout! [your bit with the gout] :-)
I think it is quite a handsome beast and would love to hear if anyone could provide a case for including it on a 60s Northwest-based layout!
Best regards
Andy
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Andy Stephenson
Well, opinions about appearance are obviously very subjective, but the Q1s always appealed to me they were ugly brutes! They were a welcome change from the squillions of dainty, if not downright effeminate looking little 0-6-0s that were the norm in the UK.
If you were to give an industrial designer a brief to design a macho looking steam engine, this is what you'd probably get!
All the best,
Mark.
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Mark Newton
Andy Stephenson
Your case could run along the lines of "It's my layout and I'll run what I want!"
My layout is 30s/50s LMS/LMR, yet it occasionally runs a selection of Bulleid pacifics and an N Class. Guess what other Southern inteloper will be joining them soon?! :-)
-- Enzo
I wear the cheese. It does not wear me.
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Enzo Matrix
Via the S&D of course, eh Enzo?
-- Cheers Roger T.
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Roger T.
The message from "Andy Stephenson" contains these words:
Have you got a scrapyard on your layout...?
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David Jackson
John Turner wrote in >Message-id:
Maybe why he hasn't owned up is that one of the Hattons staff told me Hornby rang Hattons last week to say that the "Ark Royal" was on its way so the boss ordered a load of aeroplanes......;-)
Tommy
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Tommy
I doubt that they got any nearer to the North West than cross-London transfer freights to locations such as Willesden or Cricklewood. Of course, you could always run an imaginary railtour with one....
Bevan
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Bevan Price
Just picked mine up. Absolutely superb, straight out of the box it crawls along really smoothly and quietly. I will run it in tonight and do some load testing on it.
Detail is very good, Cab is nice, pipe work picked out looks good. screw coupling is a nice touch, not sure how strong it will be for double heading? careful handling will be needed as the pipes look frail, so do the steps for that. 9/10 as a model, so far!
Now to fit a smoke unit and spray it black, dirty black!
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piemanlarger
"piemanlarger" <
Spray paint and weather? Yes. Do that to _everything_ on the model railway.
Smoke unit? Never. Unrealistic, they're all toy like and the "smoke" is oily and will effect the track's cleanliness. But each to his own.
-- Cheers Roger T.
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Roger T.
The message from snipped-for-privacy@aol.comeoffit (Tommy ) contains these words:
Battle of Britain SpamCans, or certain GW Castles, perhaps?
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David Jackson
"piemanlarger" wrote
Hi Si,
I was wondering if they were not a little narrow across the front, would you like to compare your model with this photograph
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and pass comment.
John.
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John Turner
Trouble is John, I dont know what the measurment front is supposed to be! But, I guess it does look narrow on the model! Still at least it works so it can retreive any failed 45xx it comes across!!!
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piemanlarger

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