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city of truro finished
almonkey
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Posted: Saturday, August 05, 2006 - 08:37 PM UTC
heres my first rail build, done and dusted (well apart from a decal on the tender, but the paints still wet!) its an airfix ho scale kit in a boxing from 1980 that i bought at a show from a couple who were selling oop kits (and their table was next to our armorama table)
enjoy!


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Posted: Saturday, August 05, 2006 - 10:43 PM UTC
Hi Phil,

I'm not really a train person, but this looks like an excellent Locomotive, like the colour, odd kinda shape too.

Any particular history with this Loco.

Thanks for posting.

Cheers

Al
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Posted: Sunday, August 06, 2006 - 12:08 AM UTC
Very nicely done Phil, tempts me to get one or two locos to build, but I've got enough on the go already to be honest!

City of Truro is preserved iirc? Wasn't she also the first loco to break 100mph?

Are you building any others? If so would like to see them...
almonkey
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Posted: Sunday, August 06, 2006 - 12:19 AM UTC
hi guys, as this is my first ever loco kit its nice to see your comments, thanks
as for this loco, you're right graham, it was the first man made machine to travel at 100mph, which it did in 1903. it also featured in a thomas the tank engine book! it is still running today having been preserved, which is why i found a lot of pics of the real one, which helped me lift a fairly basic kit with a couple of tweaks here and there. i have also started a prairie tank engine, that i intend to weather down a lot more than this one ( all the pics show it as being kept nice and clean- well it is a celebrity)
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Posted: Sunday, August 06, 2006 - 12:37 AM UTC
Lovely engine you have there

Are you going to weather it ?
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Posted: Sunday, August 06, 2006 - 02:57 PM UTC
My Dad was a railway buff(er!) when I was young - I just used to get in his way with daft requests mainly! He was a GWR fan whilst I preferred LMS... Still have a good deal of our old rolling stock and so on in boxes in the garage. Like everything else in the model world it's incredible to see how much more advanced locos are now. And expensive - some will set you back 100+

Hornby also do a live steam OO Mallard now - that would be lovely to have but would break the bank unfortunately
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Posted: Sunday, August 06, 2006 - 04:24 PM UTC
Looks good Phil.