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What a stunning model, I have to admit I am not a fan of things GWR, but there is something about that one.

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Lovely. Many thanks for review - will you be posting some more?
There's something special about these models before they are painted.

For anyone who has not seen it, here is a link to a Rover 4-2-2 model which I came across while 'resarching' Broad Gauge (i.e. looking at the pictures)

Rover 4-2-2

if only I could afford it....
 

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hello there

Yes i have about 6 models for review. i have taken the pictures but i just havent had time this week to write the reviews. there is a king and a pannier tank and a 14xx on its way and a couple of others.

I have seen the finney rover on the flesh and it really is THAT good!!

Peter
 

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The leaf springs on the Rover look like they are whitemetal castings. Now if they were made of strips of brass and really worked...


Brass locos are OK, but painted brass is beautiful - perhaps not in photos, but to the touch: fantastic.

I'm still after some brass Live steam Garratts. When I retire from this internet fad thing, I'll sell all my trains and buy one or two G-scale Live Steamers
 

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It's the mixture of different metals that I find attractive, but on re-reading it transpires that some of this is plated - the model is a mix of brass, nickel silver and plated pewter (?). It probably tastes horrible
(memories of nickel silver cutlery that the silver plate has worn off...)
I'd go for lacquering on that particular model, but agree that brass painted with transparent or semi-transparent paint is really stunning.
 
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