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    That's really nice, Kieran!

    Geez, i could use more UK stock. I've been on a British Steam kick lately.

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    Hi, Chris,

    I'm glad you like them! I have certainly been having a lot of fun with them - I think shunting is great fun and I now have some goods wagons to shunt with!

    I will soon be acquiring two more open wagons and one more van - though I'll have to make up a roof for it in much the same style as that on the green van.

    My collection is (slowly) expanding!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jadebullet View Post
    Dragonhart, I post this with the least amount of intended offense possible. But what works in Warhammer 40K works in Trains as well.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3p_VuPIS2c
    don't like the model don't look at it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dragonharh View Post
    don't like the model don't look at it.

    Hi, Dragon,

    The comment was intended as constructive criticism, and I would agree that the paint is a little thick.

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    My collection keeps growing! :O

    We have here:

    1. Hornby Railways Caledonian Single in LMS livery

    2. Tri-ang L1 in BR Brunswick Green

    3. Tri-ang B12 re-painted into LNER Apple Green

    I'll probably add the proper lining and 'LNER' lettering to the green B12, to finish the model off, in honour of the previous owner.



    Oh, and the two Tri-ang locomotives were free! (well, they are on loan until the Club decides what to do with them and the rest of a large, recently-donated collection)

    I paid $80 for the Single, though, which I think was a mistake....

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    Say, Kieran. What would you say is the best brand for British stock? Just looking for a start for my collection (when / if i get one).

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris2001trainz2010 View Post
    Say, Kieran. What would you say is the best brand for British stock? Just looking for a start for my collection (when / if i get one).
    If you can find a good-looking Hornby model with good reviews, and no problems with picking up power and the like, I'd say go for it. The Bachmann Branch Line range is more expensive but the quality is very high. Someone at the Club bought a Hornby version of a model (Midland Compound), found that it didn't pick up well, sold it and bought the Bachmann one.

    Hornby and Bachmann are really the two choices for current, Ready-to-Run models. There are older brands like Tri-ang, Mainline Models and the like, but I'd stay clear of them unless you know what you're doing or know someone who knows what they're doing - I know someone with spare Tri-ang parts and who can machine wheels to get the flanges down to an acceptable size for modern track.

    My best-running locomotive is a Hornby 3F 'Jinty'. I bought it second-hand for $40 and a bit of a clean, as well as checking the quartering of the wheels, got it running spectacularly. I don't have any Bachmann stock yet, except for a MK1 coach.

    So, in summary, you've got two pretty good choices; just buy what you can afford.
    (for me, it's next-to-nothing, and people keep giving me trains. )

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    Lucky. I'd love to get trains for free!

    Thanks for the suggestions.

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    And now, I give you a video of two of the locomotives depicted in my last post with an image.

    I think you'll find that they are good runners and are very quiet, considering their age (60 years or so).



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    Quote Originally Posted by chris2001trainz2010 View Post
    Say, Kieran. What would you say is the best brand for British stock? Just looking for a start for my collection (when / if i get one).
    Definitely, for steam, you want to lay primarily with Hornby or Bachmann. However, for diesels, Dapol and Heljan are your friends. Bachmann/Hornby only tend to do the most notorious diesels, not the less-common classes. Rolling stock cn generally be found anywhere, I recommend Airfix and Parkside Dundas kits.

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    @Chris - Tread carefully- one loco as a childhood birthday present can easily lead to this:

    Not just trains, but planes, trams and buses too!


    Overhead shot.

    As for the question of best British brand, Bachmann and Hornby are definitely your best bets, but if buying second hand, you may want to look at other manufactures too. Here are some detail shots of the collection below:

    Dapol SDJR 2P No.45 - A superb model, with fine detailing and excellent running qualities; and it's 20 years old now! You can get these fairly cheaply (Mine cost £35, roughly $45-50)


    Hornby D49 - Nice model, with good detailing. Running quality is fairly decent too. I got this for free (it was donated by a neighbour) along with a J94 and an N2.


    Mainline Stanier "Jubilee" - Bit of a geriatric in model terms, now getting on 40! Still runs and is an excellent model though, it hasn't really dated except for the bright silver detailing on the wheels and the odd-looking BR crest on the tender.


    New Hornby GWR "Castle" Class No.5028 "Llantilio Castle" - Brand new (I bought it on Friday!), this locos runs as well as it looks. Again, a superb model, and only cost me £61 (Around $80-85)


    Hornby GNR J13 - Lovely model of a lovely prototype. I've got two of these, one in GNR Green and one in BR Black. I prefer the green one, not least for the fact the real thing worked around 30 miles from me in York station and is today preserved in the city's National Railway Museum.


    And here's the resident diesel railcar, a Lima Class 121 converted in to a Class 122. Who else knows the difference between the two?

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    When we're bored....... we come up with stupid thing's to try out.



    other than that, some more HO scale stuff...



    Cheers.

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