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MG's Choo Choos

Post by David MG » Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:20 am

Corgi Rail Legends

Flying Scotsman 1/120

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Andy you have got to get your mits on this. Separate handrails and all. Only gripe is the valve slide bar could have been more accurate.
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Post by JSB33 » Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:39 am

Will not be looking at this thread, the planes were hard enough. :shock:
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Post by TR2 » Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:14 am

David MG wrote:Corgi Rail Legends

Flying Scotsman 1/120

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Andy you have got to get your mits on this. Separate handrails and all. Only gripe is the valve slide bar could have been more accurate.
'Valve slide bar'? Yes well, all right, carry on, chaps ... :D
(Great model, all the same)

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Post by guitardave_1 » Thu Jun 27, 2013 4:19 pm

Rather nice. I have already proven that trains were one hobby too many by criminally neglecting mine :( Best not stare at these for too long!
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Post by Ozmac » Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:18 pm

Thank goodness I know nothing much about trains! Otherwise I'd be tempted to get onto this fab sidetrack, too. Nice looking thing, the old Flying Scotsman. We have a restored historic steam train in luscious green livery here in Sydney, called the 3801. It passes close to where I live on its Sunday joy rides and I often hear it passing by, and occasionally drive the half-mile or so to see it from an overhead railway bridge. The old steam trains are a bit similar in spirit to the radial engine propeller airplanes.

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Post by DeadCanDanceR » Thu Jun 27, 2013 8:09 pm

Oh, David! :o

What's next, roller skates? :mrgreen:








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Post by David MG » Sat Jul 06, 2013 9:42 am

A4 'Silver Link' LNER 1/120 by Corgi

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This along with the LMS' Princess Coronation class were the epitome of high speed Art Deco style locomotives in the 30s.

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And currently 'on shed'................

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Post by Ozmac » Sat Jul 06, 2013 4:49 pm

Those Art Deco locos are lovely works of art, David.

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Post by GBOAC002 » Sat Jul 06, 2013 5:23 pm

This thread is making me want to visit the National Rail Museum in York.....

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Post by DeadCanDanceR » Sat Jul 06, 2013 5:41 pm

Awesome, David! :o :)
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Post by David MG » Sun Jul 07, 2013 1:58 am

GBOAC002 wrote:This thread is making me want to visit the National Rail Museum in York.....
You won't be disappointed, although I haven't been for years.
Currently they have 5 A4s (Streaks/Poirots) on display. Two of which are in steam.
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Post by scalainj » Sun Jul 07, 2013 4:44 am

It's 6

Dominion of Canada, Dwight D Eisenhower, Mallard, Bittern, Sir Nigel Gresley & Union of South Africa - the last 3 are in steam
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British roads have history. Some were built by the Romans. British road investment being what it is, they have only been re-surfaced a few times since.

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Post by David MG » Sun Jul 07, 2013 4:50 am

scalainj wrote:It's 6

Dominion of Canada, Dwight D Eisenhower, Mallard, Bittern, Sir Nigel Gresley & Union of South Africa - the last 3 are in steam
That's even better. The TV report I saw quoted 5. At the time I wondered where Union of SA was, as I have been on a special headed by this loco a few years back..
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Post by GBOAC002 » Sun Jul 07, 2013 5:04 am

They are only together at York for a short while until October. I believe Paul (URQRR20V) is/was there at the moment.

'Bittern' heading up an excursion came through our town about three years ago then a year later repainted as 'Dominion of Canada'.

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Post by guitardave_1 » Tue Jul 09, 2013 9:54 am

GBOAC002 wrote:This thread is making me want to visit the National Rail Museum in York.....
If you do, aim for a quiet time, or be very near the front of the queue! We dropped in at the weekend whilst in York for a wedding. Around the turntable where the A4s are displayed was absolutely swarming with people, and even without them there is really no clear shot/view of all six. Glad to have seen them whilst the rare opportunity arose though.
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Post by stewil » Fri Feb 13, 2015 4:32 pm

David,
Your Choo Choos look so different from those in the USA although we did have a Streamlined Era once upon a time. Love the look. The many that roll through our town daily, and just a block from my home, have engines that look like bricks. UGH!

Here is a steam powered tractor similar to some that were running around here in the 1850's (mid west) and looked like an earlier train engine. Also shown is a stage coach which carried people across country in the early 1800's.
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Combine the two and you get the 1st passenger train that ran in the USA in 1832. People are carried in coaches so that is how the De Witt Clinton's were designed, hauled by a typical steam engine of the time. The engine was imported from England if memory serves and this is my only train model.
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Post by David MG » Wed Feb 25, 2015 8:54 am

A1 Peppercorn 'Tornado' by Corgi 1:120

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It was handbuilt from scratch by enthusiasts. I think GD Dave has pics of her in steam.
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Post by scalainj » Wed Feb 25, 2015 8:58 am

A stunning achievement and a nice addition David

Incidentially i have the Haynes manual for it. Couldn't resist when i saw it
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Post by David MG » Wed Feb 25, 2015 9:00 am

scalainj wrote:A stunning achievement and a nice addition David

Incidentially i have the Haynes manual for it. Couldn't resist when i saw it
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Post by GBOAC002 » Wed Feb 25, 2015 9:13 am

Nice model. The 1:1 Tornado is an occasional visitor to these parts and I'm generally around to take a snap or two. Caught it on it's first time out when it was wearing black livery and came through at 10.00pm. That pic made the local paper. On other visits it's had a coat of blue paint as well as the familiar BR Green of David's model.
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Post by carcollector » Thu Feb 26, 2015 5:19 am

Those remembers me my old train layout, they all look stunning, thank's for the pics David :D

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