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Yet again a good selection of articles.

Particularly useful is converting Bachmann Split Chassis locos to DDC. Clear and well illustrated.

Also particularly enjoyed articles on Pendon and Fisherton Sarum.

Thought the article on the Jubilees disappointing. It does not really acknowledge that the Jubilees were based on the Patriots and were therefore not a totally original design. The article also glosses over the early problems with the Jubilees when they were inferior to the Patriots, mainly due to Stanier's lack of experience with 3 cylinder designs and his preoccupation with low degree superheat following the Swindon Model. (Not all Swindon Features trainsfered successfully to the LMS! See "Master Builders of Steam" by H A V Bullied for an excellent analysis of how well Swindon practice transferred to the LMS.)

For me one of the disapointments of the Bachmann 2009 programme was the absence of the long firebox version of the Jubillee which means that we are still deprived of the later members of the class including two of the preserved locos: Leander and Galatea. It would have been useful to mention this in the article as it effects around 40% of the class.
 

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QUOTE (John H-T @ 12 Mar 2009, 11:29) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Yet again a good selection of articles.

Also particularly enjoyed articles on Pendon and Fisherton Sarum.

Hi John

Im glad you liked my article on Fisherton Sarum.

All helped by a cracking set of photographs by the talented Mr Nevard!

I would welcome any feed back from others too!

Regards

Graham
 

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For me one of the disapointments of the Bachmann 2009 programme was the absence of the long firebox version of the Jubillee which means that we are still deprived of the later members of the class including two of the preserved locos: Leander and Galatea. It would have been useful to mention this in the article as it effects around 40% of the class.

Hi John,

Funnily enough, we planned to do a model of Galatea as the limited edition until we realised that the firebox was the wrong one. Didn't want to do a straightforward Jubilee, hence we went for Bahamas, the first double-chimneyed Jubilee Bachmann have produced, so something a little different.

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QUOTE (black 5 man @ 26 Mar 2009, 23:30) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>For me one of the disapointments of the Bachmann 2009 programme was the absence of the long firebox version of the Jubillee which means that we are still deprived of the later members of the class including two of the preserved locos: Leander and Galatea. It would have been useful to mention this in the article as it effects around 40% of the class.

Hi John,

Funnily enough, we planned to do a model of Galatea as the limited edition until we realised that the firebox was the wrong one. Didn't want to do a straightforward Jubilee, hence we went for Bahamas, the first double-chimneyed Jubilee Bachmann have produced, so something a little different.

Black 5 Man

Thats a shame. We will have to hope that Bachmann do the long firebox version in 2010!
 
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