I want one. Any one know the going rate for children? Would I need to sell all 4 or will just one or two cover it?
Out of idle curiosity would have E772 Sir Percivale with it's Wagner smoke deflectors and either bogie or 6w tender been an option?
Or even No's 740, 745, 748, 749 or 752 with oil burning tenders?
If anyone has found a solution for birds shitting on the track I would like to know it
Maintaining a large track to these standards can be probibative in terms of time and cost and you'd never get any running done
It would be lovely to see them pulling rolling stock that is worthy of them, track standards, roofing felt and bird poo notwithstanding.
Utterly magnificent, and I wouldn't be surprised if these weren't the most true to scale and best looking live steam Gauge One locomotives ever produced.
But leaving aside the wheel and track standards, just look at the permanent way that locomotive is sitting on.
It bears scant relation to its prototype, it is sitting atop the usual roofing felt and is liberally christened with guano to boot.
To me the resulting visual disparity makes a complete nonsense of having a locomotive of such quality.
I guess it just reinforces the "all about the locomotive" aspect of G1 - leaves me completely cold I'm afraid.
These photos were taken within half an hour of arriving home, the track has not been used for a year hence the bird guano!Just come back from a 3 week holiday in the US and have not yet signed on again over at TME so I haven't been able to take the high res pictures as promised. However, I have got hold of some nice hi-res pictures of the third King Arthur to be delivered and seen lo-res above - TINTAGEL in the later SR livery (no number plate on back of tender). These pictures courtesy of the customer.
Just a reminder to anybody joining mid-thread, these are live steam models with scale cabs. As such they are probably unique for Gauge One.
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I've just picked up my BR and LSWR locos from Chris, and they far exceeded even my expectations. Almost works of art. I have 2 sets of crew, one in light blue, one darker blue uniformed. So that I don't mis-roster them, can anyone confirm that the darker blue uniform is BR? Thanks, Geoff Uren