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Kitmaster Locos Harrow & Crocodile
JPTRR
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Posted: Sunday, June 11, 2006 - 05:21 AM UTC
Calling All Feroequineologists,

Here are two of my Kitmasters, Schools-Class "Harrow", and the Switzerland's "Giant Crocodile" electric.

Harrow I am building as England's Southern Railroad before the railroads were nationalized. I painted it U.S.'s Southern Railway "Sylvan Green". There is debate as to whether the US Southern's president copied the livery from England, or visa-versa. I am convinced England's engines were so painted first.

The Croc is in the livery of my own freelance Jackson Purchase and Texas. I will be adding brake shoes and American couplers and airbrake apparatus.











almonkey
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Posted: Monday, June 12, 2006 - 09:48 PM UTC
hi fred! i was replying to this thread after reading your pm yesterday when we had a power cut, i'm planning another trip to my lhs that stock the dapol boxings of these kits to see what they've got in stock. i certainly like the look of that harrow, so i'll keep an eye out for one of those. incidently i've visited a site that also stocks dapol railway kits, i'll post up the link, but i can't remember if they ship world wide

Feroequineologists. does that mean model rail fans?
almonkey
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Posted: Monday, June 12, 2006 - 09:55 PM UTC
found it! check this out http://www.modelsforsale.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=10_10999949
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Posted: Monday, June 12, 2006 - 10:47 PM UTC
Welcome to Dapol
almonkey
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Posted: Tuesday, June 13, 2006 - 01:07 AM UTC
nice one dave! i can see me picking up quite a bit of that stuff, especially the signal box and telegraph poles and that evening star kit looks a cracker
Snowhand
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Posted: Wednesday, June 14, 2006 - 12:22 AM UTC
Looking good there ...

reminds me to dig up my airfix harrow soon.
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Posted: Wednesday, June 14, 2006 - 01:47 AM UTC
Unfortunately the moulds have suffered over the years (as you'd expect!) and there's usually a lot of flash on the Dapol versions.
I'm a real steam lover rather than a model railway enthusiast, and have had most of these built up and lined out with aftermarket decals and handpainted trim. Until the kidsdiscovered Thomas that is - they didn't last long after that. Can be made to look good though.
almonkey
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Posted: Wednesday, June 14, 2006 - 02:05 AM UTC
i know what you mean about flash! i have a dapol prairie tank kit that will need quite a bit of cleaning up
incidently, do any of you guys know if you can get plastic coach kits? the only ones i've seen are in brass and VERY expensive!
DaveCox
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Posted: Wednesday, June 14, 2006 - 02:26 AM UTC
Kitmaster made some BR Mk1 coaches, but these are rarer than rocking horse poo and very expensive. Some of the model railroad companies make (or made) some plastic coaches - Ratio is a company that springs to mind.
Try here:

http://www.gaugemaster.co.uk/prod.asp?sid=92&cid=168&mid=559&CurrentPage=6&OB=&style=
jabo6
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Posted: Wednesday, June 14, 2006 - 03:00 AM UTC
dapol has thier own web -site, you can buy direct from them.
jabo6
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Posted: Wednesday, June 14, 2006 - 03:02 AM UTC
plenty of kitmaster coaches on evil-bay.
almonkey
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Posted: Friday, June 16, 2006 - 12:52 AM UTC
cheers for that info guys, ratio do make a set of coaches that fit into the timescale of what i'm building ( a GWR turn of the century country station dio) this however will be a long term project, because what i wanted to do was just an engine on some track, which turned into two engines then a platform, then a level crossing..........
and i'm still not finished with what i want to eventually do with this!
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Posted: Wednesday, August 02, 2006 - 09:56 AM UTC

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Feroequineologists. does that mean model rail fans?



Hi Al,

Yes, studiers of the Iron Horse