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I’ve just had a look at that railway. It’s very good indeed.
Even the little things like the marks on coaches are replicated. It's brilliant (and actually who I bought those new models from :lol:).

-Peter
 
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Even the little things like the marks on coaches are replicated. It's brilliant (and actually who I bought those new models from :lol:).

-Peter

Oh wow I didn’t realise that. :lol:
Anything from that NSE era is just right up my street really.
 

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Oh wow I didn’t realise that. :lol:
Anything from that NSE era is just right up my street really.
@Peter C will be aware of this already from Twitter, but I'm on the final stages of my micro NSE layout (set in Dungeness). Hence the platform road getting 3rd rail (as a low cost fictituous electrification from Ashford)!
 

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@Peter C will be aware of this already from Twitter, but I'm on the final stages of my micro NSE layout (set in Dungeness). Hence the platform road getting 3rd rail (as a low cost fictituous electrification from Ashford)!

I like the hybrid DMU lash up. There used to be all kinds of strange sets like that back in the day.
 

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I have this week received a delivery (see my thread) but I still have 20 items on order, all bar 2 of which should have already been delivered.

My old stock has been retained in service to cover all diagrams!

@Cowley

Flash sale, your area

 
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I have this week received a delivery (see my thread) but I still have 20 items on order, all bar 2 of which should have already been delivered.

My old stock has been retained in service to cover all diagrams!

@Cowley

Flash sale, your area

I’m away at the moment so just checking in. I’ve forwarded it to my friend who’s thinking about getting one. If he’s not tempted I might be…
 

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A 20/3 in DRS colours is my latest. Runs very well, but I find the sound file doesn't seem quite right. The 20s have a very distinctive tick over, which somehow seems more muffled.
 

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Yes it is.
That’s interesting, I have the DCC sound class 20 from the Whiskies Galore Train set and it sounds goods.

I was a bit disappointed with my recent Bachmann DCC sound Jubilee, the sounds are fine and the model is excellent but the speaker is too small so they are too quiet.

I think it’s maybe worth waiting for Youtube reviews to appear before buying, but that’s difficult when it’s a popular model that might sell out.

The Bachmann 20/3’s do at least look amazing.
 

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A 20/3 in DRS colours is my latest. Runs very well, but I find the sound file doesn't seem quite right. The 20s have a very distinctive tick over, which somehow seems more muffled.
Sounds lovely. The muffled sound suggests maybe the speaker's covered by something - that or the sound hasn't got a lot of space within the bodyshell to reverberate (if the speaker is, in fact, in the bodyshell and not in a tank underneath)?

-Peter
 

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I'm comparing it to a Olivias sound 20 I had a year or two back. Maybe I'm just being too picky
 

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I'm comparing it to a Olivias sound 20 I had a year or two back. Maybe I'm just being too picky
Ah OK. I've never heard one of those sound-fitted locos so I can't comment on specifics.
The thing about railway modelling is that if you don't like it, there's nothing saying you're wrong; we all have different opinions and that means there's a wealth of ways to rectify the situation should the need arise.

-Peter :)
 

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Ah OK. I've never heard one of those sound-fitted locos so I can't comment on specifics.
The thing about railway modelling is that if you don't like it, there's nothing saying you're wrong; we all have different opinions and that means there's a wealth of ways to rectify the situation should the need arise.

-Peter :)
Agreed
 

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Bought a preowned Hornby Terrier "Earlswood" for the first time & have ordered a couple of preowned Mk1 coaches from Hattons.

Terrier is for my Inglenook layout & the Mk1s are to converted into an RTC themed test train for my 80s themed micro terminus.
 

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Bought a nice J72 as the goods yard shunter, as can be seen still reminiscent of a nuclear aftermath scene (no scenery)!
From Bachman, split chassis so pickup on all wheels (no daft Hornby traction tyres) lot's of weight & excellent crawler.
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That's a very nice looking model and I'm glad it's a good crawler, always important on smaller layouts and for shunting purposes :)
 

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Bought a nice J72 as the goods yard shunter, as can be seen still reminiscent of a nuclear aftermath scene (no scenery)!
From Bachman, split chassis so pickup on all wheels (no daft Hornby traction tyres) lot's of weight & excellent crawler.
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That’s really nice.
 

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Just bought a nice GWR 57xx pannier tank. Same Bachmann split chassis for weight & pickup on all wheels that has now become my preferred standard. Excellent crawler though with very slight eccentric stiffness yet to be identified.
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Just bought a nice GWR 57xx pannier tank. Same Bachmann split chassis for weight & pickup on all wheels that has now become my preferred standard. Excellent crawler though with very slight eccentric stiffness yet to be identified.
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That's nice :)

Before it went back for repairs!

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Excellent loco, pity the contacts don't work! Sound is great though :s
I love that livery, and such an interesting engine too! :)
 

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My new bank suggested I test my new debit card/account on an online purchase, so I purchased a preowned Bachmann (not Mainline) Class 46 Peak.

Peaks did run into the Southern on MGR & Derby-Brighton passenger workings, so in my world it's been borrowed to work micro services on my layout :D
 

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