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I have a pair of Bachmann A1s, one with flush rivetted cab and tender sides the other with round headed rivets. What I'd like to know if anyone here can help is which one is the right model to choose to re-name as 60134 Foxhunter?
I have no attatchment to this loco I just like the sound of the name, any help would be much welcomed. Thanks alot guys.

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Thanks for the info, that makes things a lot clearer, Aberdonian is for the chop then.
just tried the meths and cotton bud method of crest removal the other day after picking up the tip on another thread here on MRF, for simple renaming that seems to be the easiest way of doing it, I'd tried the fibreglass pencil and found you have to be so careful so as not to damage the paint underneath that it was almost impossible. Fortunately that was on Dominion of New Zealand and I used the excellent steel letters from Foxes to re number her so slight damage is not noticable. The meths pulled the crests of the tenders of a Hornby MN and a Bachmann Modified Hall with the only sign that anything had been done being a slight polishing of the paint where the crest used to be, easily fixed when the new crests are sealed in with a coat of varnish.
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David, I'm using the last of my Humbrol satin varnish and hoping that Hornby restart supplies very soon.
For "Full Monty" repaints I mainly use the Railmatch range except for the simple colours like black which I stick with Humbrol for as they cost a lot less and for transfers I mostly use HMRS Pressfix with a few other makes thrown in as needed, plates are a mix of Foxes and 247 Developments and what I can find in the bit boxes at swapmeets.
I have a project on the shelf to pair an 8F with a Fowler tender and see if 247 will make me some bespoke name plates, I want to combine the railway with another passion of mine and call her "Iron Maiden" just for the hell of it.
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Can't really say mine misbehave over the peco streamline medium radius turnouts of my clubs layout or the set track points on my home layout, where they do come off is over switchbacks in the set track pointwork or where there is still some of the last generation of Hornby points. Oddly enough I have some really old Hornby points, the ones with a cast switch rail, and these don't upset the Bachmann stock at all.
I'd say just go for the largest turnouts you can and try to avoid switchbacks in the tight stuff and you should be OK.
Not having got any of the new Hornby fixed pony/cartazzi locos I can't really comment on their running qualities, but with my current layout I think they would give me more trouble with the rear wheels swinging all over the shop then catching the rail as the track straightens. So I too think the Bachmann method seems more logical.
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Been away for couple of days, I must be the slowest person on the planet not to notice we have somebody on here going by the name of 60134 and a moderator to boot. Please forgive this humble little grunt, maybe you should bust me down from Guard to Station Cat.
 

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Agreed about the waste of money on the clapped out boilers for the A4s and Scotsman.
Am very much looking forward to Tornado being completed, more so for the fact she's to be run in at my local GCR.
With you being involved with Tornado are you talking to Bachmann again about doing another loco depicting as she is when she will be takes her bow, ie Doncaster green? If so I'll have to get another one.
 

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QUOTE (60134 @ 10 Feb 2007, 18:56) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>It is a shame that the original batch had the recall problem.

I've got three from that first batch including Tornado and have never had a problem with them getting excesivly hot.

QUOTE (60134 @ 10 Feb 2007, 18:56) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>We are thinking of four liveries during her first ten year ticket, apple green (Dorothy Mather's preferred scheme), blue, Brunswick green with cycling lion and ditto with the later crest.

60134

Thanks a lot that's more money to spend if you end up putting out models of her in all liveries as I'm up for the Donny green one anyway and quite fond of the BR blue livery
 
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