Great British Locomotives Magazine

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Great British Locomotives Magazine

Post by MikeTrice » Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:53 pm

The first issue of this was seen in my local Sainsbury today. You know the sort of thing, minimal magazine, with a model attached. First issue is £2.99 and features a OO scale model of Mallard.

OK, purists will find fault, but come on, it is only £2.99. So a few photos of the Streak. Please bear in mind
I used a macro setting so some visual distortion will be present.
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Re: Great British Locomotives Magazine

Post by MikeTrice » Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:57 pm

Few more:
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And before anyone asks, no it isn't powered.

Issue 3 is due to be Flying Scotsman. Also scheduled is a V2 and J39.

Website here: www.greatbritishlocomotive.co.uk

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Re: Great British Locomotives Magazine

Post by Atlantic 3279 » Wed Feb 27, 2013 8:25 pm

:shock: £2.99 :?: :?:
Bachmann A2 to A2/3: from my thread in Model Railways page 56 to 83, also

Hornby A3 to A1/1 Great Northern: from page 84, in resin from page 108.


Apologies for so many missing images - see page 1 for reasons & possible solution.

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Post by MikeTrice » Wed Feb 27, 2013 8:44 pm

Atlantic 3279 wrote::shock: £2.99 :?: :?:
Yes. I now have 5 and they are selling fast. At £2.99 you can hardly go wrong.

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Re: Great British Locomotives Magazine

Post by manna » Wed Feb 27, 2013 8:53 pm

G'Day Gents

Wow, look at all the spares parts.............I wonder how long it will take before somebody motorizes one :lol:

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Re: Great British Locomotives Magazine

Post by Manxman1831 » Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:31 pm

Too many ideas, and not enough time/money to put them all into action. I couldn't tell from your photo's, but is the loco moulded one piece onto the plinth?
Brian

Anything weird or unusual will catch my interest, be it an express or locomotive

I'm also drawn to the commemorative, let's hope Bachmann will produce 6165 Valour.

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Post by 60800 » Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:28 pm

The leading bogie dosen't seem to sit on the track, but I suppose that could be very easily sorted. There's an odd mould line between the casing doors, but everything else is just fantastic
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Post by MikeTrice » Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:33 pm

The model is fixed to the plinth with 4 tiny screws. Here it is off of the base. Again sorry for the lens distortion (corrected on the tender image). Remember this is a static model, the wheels being fixed.
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Note the brake rodding!!!!

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Post by 2002EarlMarischal » Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:47 pm

Atlantic 3279 wrote::shock: £2.99 :?: :?:
Now if it was April 1st I'd understand!

The Mallard model looks very much as though it has been based on the current Hornby model - on the web-site the front end view even suggests the buffer beam join line......

I hope they haven't sold out at the local WH Smiths tomorrow - got to be worth a flutter!

Looking back at the web-site it refers to the models as being die-cast. Are they metal or plastic?

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Re: Great British Locomotives Magazine

Post by MikeTrice » Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:50 am

Plastic, although I suspect metal tyres have been fitted to the wheels.

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Post by Saint Johnstoun » Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:04 am

Interesting - must go and get one. Could this be a source of cheap tender parts? (with apologies to those who have gone to the trouble to resin cast some).

I just wonder how easy it would be to fit the loco body to a current Hornby L/D A4 chassis and the tender body to a spare underframe?

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Post by 2002EarlMarischal » Thu Feb 28, 2013 6:18 pm

It doesn't look as if WH Smiths are going to stock it in the Leicestershire area, and I've drawn a blank at the large local Sainsburys too.

Any suggestions anyone?

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Re: Great British Locomotives Magazine

Post by 60800 » Thu Feb 28, 2013 6:29 pm

Our WH Smiths has none, Sainsbury's has not been checked and ASDA will be getting a visit this evening
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Re: Great British Locomotives Magazine

Post by Atlantic 3279 » Thu Feb 28, 2013 6:49 pm

If anybody "in the provinces" has succeeded in getting one off-the-shelf I'd be interested to know. I tried our local independant "Magazine World" today, WHS, and the mags section of Sainsburys but got not a sniff of what I wanted. Is this the tiresomely usual "North of Watford" distribution delay, or have they already been and gone I wonder - or worse still are we "plebs" in the North not thought fit to receive such merchandise????
Bachmann A2 to A2/3: from my thread in Model Railways page 56 to 83, also

Hornby A3 to A1/1 Great Northern: from page 84, in resin from page 108.


Apologies for so many missing images - see page 1 for reasons & possible solution.

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Re: Great British Locomotives Magazine

Post by Mercator II » Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:13 pm

I'll have a look round 'Vegas tomorrow, my Sainsburys here doesnt have any, Skeggie has a Smiths, Tesco & Morrisons
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