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post 16 Jan 2008, 21:06
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Any member planning on visiting the British Toy Fair 2008 on Wednesday Jan 30?

I'm interested in finding someone who can give us a show report and pick up some press packs on our behalf.


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post 17 Jan 2008, 13:22
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Will you be doing Nurnburg this year Doug?

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post 30 Jan 2008, 06:52
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Hello Doug sorry i missed your message

I will be going on friday but i am thinking about popping along after work today. the trouble i i think it may be at least 4.30 by the time i get there.

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post 30 Jan 2008, 07:01
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OK it closes at 6 so i will pop along. its just going to be a flying visit though.

what do you want me to look at? obviously hornby and Bachmann. anything else?

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post 31 Jan 2008, 08:42
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well

I didnt know quite what to expect but i came away thinking i am really not missing anything buy not visiting the show. i also do plastic kits and it was interesting to see airfix and revell and a couple of others.

Stand wise hornby dominated the area but the people on it were suits and were pretty unfriendly. i had visited the bachmann stand first where they were really eager to show off their new products to anyone who would listen. they gave me the big press pack and i mentioned i was from the forum and they politly removed my press pack and dissapeared. i thought i had offended them but they returned a few seconds later with a CD with it all on.

It was interesting to talk to some different people. on the bachmann stand the designers were there and I had a long chat with one of them and i asked about the scanning they did of the prototype deltic. to mee this was fascinating.

Then I walked over to the hornby stand and started to look around. There were no test shots on the stand. The new IR DCC unit was on display but nothing that interested me.

Both stands were very slick but the hornby one was really huge due to the sheer range of stuff they are now making.

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now the pics

ok photobucket is down for maintainance so you will all have to wait!!


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post 31 Jan 2008, 09:25
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the bucket's up and running again!



























and just for good measure....







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post 31 Jan 2008, 09:42
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Hi Peter,
my knowledge is very lacking in this area, do you know what the locos in the second and third photo are known as? The one marked 9449, and especially the loco in the 3rd picture marked 49395, that one in particular looks very interesting.

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post 31 Jan 2008, 10:16
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they are the new "super D". it should be released soon.

Its an london north western railway (LNWR) freight design. they were made in large quantities. perfect for medium freight trains. not very glamerous though.

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post 31 Jan 2008, 10:57
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Thanks for that Peter. They may not be glamorous, but I am strangely attracted to them in the same way as the Q1 model got my attention when I saw it! I seem to be strangley drawn to the uglier stuff rather than the flashier locos for some strange reason. Thankfully, this policy does not carry on into other areas of life such as cars or women lmfao.gif!

Nice looking locos those super Ds, especially 49395. Thanks again for the pictures and the information. One for the credit card to take care of later in the year, along with he new T9. Its going to be another expensive year I think. sad.gif

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post 31 Jan 2008, 11:25
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49395 is listed as part of the NRM collection and as a 'G2' class, built 1921-22. Is this the same as a 'Super D'?

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"Super D" has become generic for the superheated G1 & G2 variants - they ended up widely spread and were a very successful heavy freight loco. Interestingly this is one of the very few where one set of the H spoke LNWR drivers really IS supposed to be flangeless - it'll be interesting to see the "on the web" comments when its released like it should be :-) :-) ......

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Thank you Peter for an interesting series of photos, nothing that tickles my fancy on the railway front, but the Dalek thing looks good. I may have to invest in one.

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Thanks for the pics Peter. Hopefully Bachmann will have the latest goodies on display at Glasgow- Model Rail scotland later this month.

Really looking forward to the three car 108s

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Thanks for getting some pictures Peter. Was the Cross Rail Voyager a Bachmann one or a Farish? question.gif


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Bachmann. its in this years catalouge. it was obviously a hand painted prooving model and i thnk it was a virgin one they had luying around.

the colours were good but not so sure about the lining on the big "X" but as i said its only a hand finish test shot. lets see what the production ones are like.

The livery is growing on me.

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