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Re: British steam locos

Postby upnick » Sep 9th, '09, 19:04

Foxhunter models do a kit for the A1 to fit the Graham Farish A3 chassis as far as i can find out.

Dont have an email for them but here is their address down this link

http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/gansg/10-avmod/am-kits.htm
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Re: British steam locos

Postby Wiredup » Sep 9th, '09, 19:50

upnick wrote:Foxhunter models do a kit for the A1 to fit the Graham Farish A3 chassis as far as i can find out.

Dont have an email for them but here is their address down this link

http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/gansg/10-avmod/am-kits.htm


yea I came across that too... wish I could find photos or a website or something... man, we get demanding in the digital age eh?


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Re: British steam locos

Postby poliss » Sep 9th, '09, 20:57

The only place I could find the Foxhunter Models Peppercorn A1 is in the N Gauge Society's shop. http://ngaugesociety.com/benefits/shop.php3?start=0
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Re: British steam locos

Postby Wiredup » Sep 10th, '09, 00:12

poliss wrote:The only place I could find the Foxhunter Models Peppercorn A1 is in the N Gauge Society's shop. http://ngaugesociety.com/benefits/shop.php3?start=0


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Re: British steam locos

Postby upnick » Sep 10th, '09, 02:51

Same here too .... could be worth mailing the N gauge society shop for more information on them Wired up
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Re: British steam locos

Postby RobertInOntario » Sep 10th, '09, 07:42

I've only just skimmed through the replies here. I model British 00 steam era. I've now bought 3 locos from Model Railway Imports in St. Catharines & have had good service and prices.

I have two 00/HO layouts and am generally trying to model the famous Somerset & Dorset line in the 1950s/60s, although I also occasionally run it in a prewar mode. I also like to run LMS and LNER stock when the mood hits!

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Re: British steam locos

Postby BR60103 » Sep 10th, '09, 22:42

There are 2 main manufacturers of British RTR N gauge: Dapol and Graham Fahrish/Bachmann. I don't think either has an A1 in prospect. But with Tornado just come out, there might be something.
The A1 designation was used at least twice: Gresley's original Pacifics and Peppercorn's. I don't remember if Tjompson used it for any of his. Gresley's A1s became A3 when they were re-boiled with higher pressure; the few unchanged ones became A10 when the Thompsons came out.
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Re: British steam locos

Postby Wiredup » Sep 11th, '09, 11:52

I think I'm just gonna go ahead and order a Bachmann A3 and get then get the kit a lil later.

Hopefuly it's a good runner...but even if it's not, the thing is freakin beautiful!


Seems odd... We have companies that build locos for the USA market and they rarely put out decent steam... I think we can safely say there is no more than 11 decent steamers in n-scale (Athearns Challengers/Big Boys, Bachmann Heavy Mountain, J Class, and Consolidation, Model Power Pacific, Walthers 0-8-0, 2-8-4, and the new articulated, and the Kato Mike/Daylight) and thats if we're lucky with the ones we pull off the shelf for some of them.


But you look at Japanese and European prototypes and theres SO many to choose from, and from brands like Bachmann and Kato.

Kato could turn around and create a new body shell for a Hudson tomorrow and deliver us what would most likely be a fantastic model.

Bachmann could probably deliver us some nice looking Pacific class locos in very short order, not to mention 10 wheelers....

what about some of these 0-10-0 German locos that we see from other manucatures over on the other side of the pond? We could have some nice Santa-Fe or Selkirks!
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Re: British steam locos

Postby poliss » Sep 11th, '09, 12:27

The Del Prado Flying Scotsman is an A1, but I don't know how practical it would be to motorise as it's a static model. It's probably 1:160 N scale too as opposed to the usual 1:148 British N Gauge.
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Re: British steam locos

Postby Wiredup » Sep 11th, '09, 12:31

poliss wrote:The Del Prado Flying Scotsman is an A1, but I don't know how practical it would be to motorise as it's a static model. It's probably 1:160 N scale too as opposed to the usual 1:148 British N Gauge.


Thought about that... cus I'm gonna do that with the Del Prado Royal Hudson. :)

But with the British stuff being slightly different gauge... that would cause an issue motorizing it with a Bachmann A3 (as I doubt the Del Prado would look good on a Model Power Pacific chassis. ;) )
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Re: British steam locos

Postby poliss » Sep 11th, '09, 12:42

The Minitrix 4-6-2 chassis might fit as they used it for their Flying Scotsman and A4 models. See this service sheet for the models the chassis was used on http://www.vandeweerdt.eu/manuals/minit ... 176_a.html
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Re: British steam locos

Postby RobertInOntario » Sep 11th, '09, 16:00

BR60103 wrote:There are 2 main manufacturers of British RTR N gauge: Dapol and Graham Fahrish/Bachmann. I don't think either has an A1 in prospect. But with Tornado just come out, there might be something.
The A1 designation was used at least twice: Gresley's original Pacifics and Peppercorn's. I don't remember if Tjompson used it for any of his. Gresley's A1s became A3 when they were re-boiled with higher pressure; the few unchanged ones became A10 when the Thompsons came out.


Yes, I believe those are good manufacturers. It's great that Dapol still manufactures in Britain -- good for them !

Every now & then I get tempted to switch to N for space reasons but I don't think I could get "budget approval" to start messing with another scale!

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Re: British steam locos

Postby Fatso » Sep 11th, '09, 16:33

[quote="Wiredup"]Could anyone point me in the direction to find a DCC equipped or capable British loco?

I'm specifically looking for an A1 4-6-2.

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It's gotta be Candy Apple Green too! :)

The A1 4-6-2 is just a Flying Scotsman, without the Flying Scotsman name badge.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/GRAHAM-FARISH-372 ... 286.c0.m14
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Re: British steam locos

Postby Wiredup » Sep 11th, '09, 20:35

Fatso wrote:
Wiredup wrote:Could anyone point me in the direction to find a DCC equipped or capable British loco?

I'm specifically looking for an A1 4-6-2.

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It's gotta be Candy Apple Green too! :)

The A1 4-6-2 is just a Flying Scotsman, without the Flying Scotsman name badge.


http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/GRAHAM-FARISH-372 ... 286.c0.m14



oooohhhh thank you! I'll be watchin that one.
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Re: British steam locos

Postby BR60103 » Sep 11th, '09, 20:40

Wiredup wrote:But with the British stuff being slightly different gauge... that would cause an issue motorizing it with a Bachmann A3 (as I doubt the Del Prado would look good on a Model Power Pacific chassis. ;) )

No, it's the same gauge, just the scale of the superstructure and stuff is a bit bigger. The track is still 9mm gauge.
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