Talking Sacrilege???

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Norman Coyne
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Talking Sacrilege???

Post by Norman Coyne » Fri Mar 10, 2006 5:00 pm

I want to have an A2/3 & a Peppercorn A2 on my layout. How wrong would it look if I renamed/numbered a Peppercorn A1? To my uneducated eye the differences aren't that great.

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Post by Bullhead » Fri Mar 10, 2006 5:13 pm

I reckon the whole point of railway modelling - or any other hobby, for that matter - is to bring happiness to the person doing it. It's your model railway; they're your eyes. So if you're happy with the compromise you suggest, that's the end of the argument, isn't it?
So - did anyone dare tell Stephenson, "It's not Rocket science"?

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Post by richard » Fri Mar 10, 2006 5:45 pm

Paraphrasing Bullhead, there are in fact two rules to model railways:

1.) Have fun!

2.) It is my damn railway, and I'll do what I want :-)


We all have to make compromises, and it is a personal decision where you make that compromise.


Back to your question, one of the more significant differences between the A1 and A2 was the wheel size. The A1s also seem grander, to me anyway. I guess we'll see if that is true when Tornado and Blue Peter are eventually placed next to each other...


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Post by Bullhead » Fri Mar 10, 2006 6:31 pm

richard wrote:Paraphrasing Bullhead
The little-known sequel to Educating Rita. :lol:
So - did anyone dare tell Stephenson, "It's not Rocket science"?

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