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almonkey
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Posted: Saturday, June 03, 2006 - 11:39 AM UTC
hi all! where did this railroads come from :-)->< i've been building an airfix kit of the city of truro loco i bought from a stall selling old kits at the last show armorama uk attended. the guys on the stand gave me a bit of stick about it too! (holdfast,lampie, bethyn) i have made quite a bit of progress on it, and have also bought some track,another loco kit and some buildings, with the idea of a turn of the century english station dio. incidently, the city of truro was the first vehicle to travel at 100 mph, which it acheived in 1904, this loco is still running today, a fact that made my researching pics a lot easier!




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Posted: Saturday, June 03, 2006 - 03:34 PM UTC
I use to love those old Airfix, and KitMaster kits when I was a kid. Looks good Phil.
Snowhand
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Posted: Saturday, June 03, 2006 - 05:31 PM UTC
Now I need to finish my School's class and Mogul class kits too lol.

Nice one

almonkey
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Posted: Saturday, June 03, 2006 - 06:50 PM UTC
dave, if i've got this right airfix bought out the kitmaster range and sold them as airfix kits, in the early 80's when airfix were going through a bit of a rough patch the ex kitmasters were again sold on to a firm called dapol who are still selling them today. one bit of bad news though i read somewhere that roundabout half the original moulds were destroyed in a fire
DaveCox
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Posted: Saturday, June 03, 2006 - 08:57 PM UTC
I've made quite a few of these in my time - some have even been motorised using aftermarket bogie parts! The last lot got absorbed when my kids were into Thomas the Tank Engine (though how Gordon turned into a Bulleid Pacific is beyond me).
They were great models in their day,and still appear on quite a few railroad layouts as 'scrap' or 'repair' locos.

Another useless piece of info - last time I was there the Bluebell Railway had a relative of this class of locos - appropriately enough for the UK section of Armorama I think it was a BULLDOG class engine!!

More useless info: This engine was used on the Great Western Railway or GWR, which to us Southern Railway types is usually known as 'Green, Wet & Rusty' LOL
Snowhand
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Posted: Saturday, June 03, 2006 - 11:19 PM UTC
Found this site http://www.pegnsean.net/~railwayseries/cityoftruro.htm

for your convenience all
jabo6
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Posted: Sunday, June 04, 2006 - 12:40 AM UTC
look for the book LETS STICK TOGETHER. tells the whole story of kitmaster kits and the sale to airfix and later to dapol. some of the molds were damaged by leaking water in an airfix wherehouse. some molds were destroyed on purpose when airfix owner palitoy sold airfix to humbrol. consequently some of the kitmaster kits command a steep price on e-bay.
almonkey
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Posted: Friday, July 21, 2006 - 06:46 PM UTC
heres where i am up to after getting back to this kit, plus now i've got a taste for these kits i started another, a 2-6-2 (is'nt that ironic!) prairie tank that is a dapol kit, but you can still see the remains of the airfix logo stamped on the underside. it will be finished in the same colour scheme as the truro, but without the orange/yellow bands (that lets me off the hook!)


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Posted: Sunday, July 23, 2006 - 01:37 PM UTC
The green engine looks like our 4-4-2 Atlantic...a speed machine with the tall drivers. I see you have quite a diversified collection...eagle one from space 1999, Walking AtAt, an FW189{got that one}, a flat top of unknown origon and make ,and trains...very well rounded!{looks like my collection without the sub, construction vehicles and old dragsters}.
..that a color 3 view of a CR32 in spanish colors?
almonkey
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Posted: Sunday, July 23, 2006 - 10:16 PM UTC
hi bob! the flat top is my entry to the garry beebe flat tops campaign, its the ark royal and is now finished, im using the cr 32 pics as reference for one i'm building (it is actually behind the sea king box) the eagle is one of 7 konami eagles i bought from ebay, with the idea of converting them to all the different types seen on the show
variety is certainly the spice of MY life :-)
*edit* in the last pic you can just see the corner of a pic of the real city of truro