Bachmann Limited Edition K3 late-crest (weathered). The weathering is much
heavier than suggested by the pre-publicity photo. The lining and crest are
barely visible. The weathering to the running gear is very haphazard and there
are chunks of it mssing in places. I have to say as a non-LNER fan the loco is
far more elegant than I expected with the weathering helping to soften its
lines. It's almost as good as an LMS design. I didn't realise till now that the
smokebox door opens. I haven't removed the loco from its box yet as the
detailing looks very fragile and there is a risk of not getitng it back in
In message , Rob
No modelling stuff.. :-(
Then again, I prefer to get it on my own, they'd only go and buy me
something from Gods Woeful Railway or something similar..
Got a nice 15 year old bottle of malt, a printer to print my digi
foties, oh yeah, and I got socks! But kilt socks at that.
In message ,
crazy_horse firstname.lastname@example.org writes
I'm waiting patiently for the LNER and the BR Late Crest versions. For
something I really can't abide having the ferret and dartboard on my
layout. Though I might make a small exception if I ever get round to
building an EM2, either Tommy or one of the production series. No OHLE
though, can't bring myself to fit any, though I have loads of steam in
LNER/BR and couple of Terriers in green (well they really are such great
looking little engines) and I model the diesel era from the 70s onwards,
they share a common layout, but I keep the operating sessions totally
I may have to ask 'her indoors' if I can take over the spare room and
build a layout with full OHLE. Will need to put on my tin helmet though.
'YOU WANT TO DO WHAT!, GOD, MORE BLOODY TRAINS'..
Ooh er, well maybe I'll bribe, er sorry buy her something to ease the
impact when she finds me setting up baseboards.... :-)
Nollaig chridheil agus Bliadhna mhath ur!
Nothing modelling-wise as presents, but I did get 'Trainz Railway =
However, I did buy myself eight Lenz decoders, plus two function only =
decoders, and Express Models lights for two Bachmann 08's, a Lima 156 =
and a Bachmann 158.