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Just read the latest Engine Shed.


Is it me or does the water tubes in the boiler of 10000 look a bit like the ribcage of the whale skeleton in the great hall of the Natural History Museum??Laughing

Green trains are best!


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Yes they do, but what a pug ugly loco. From the front quarter view it doesn’t even look straight, more hump backed whale again.

Halton Brat - Running Win 10, 64-bit - RM (Pro-Pack) with Elite as Controller-A, Select as Walkabout and E-Link as Controller-B - Locos are mostly TTS. http://www.halton96th.org.uk/robs_rails.html


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Sorry I didn't post yesterday. Been taking care of some family medical emergencies. Thanks LC. What a heavy blog, full of content. The works images of the Hush-hush are simply spectacular. And it's good to learn more about how the images are rendered.


Loving the artwork of the Hush-hush, A2/2 and A2/3. It's good the see progress made on the Std 2 as well. The approval samples of the BR 9F "Evening Star" look superb. I hope Hornby release it again with the same level of decoration but not as a limited edition.

I've been in the hobby since 1999 and received my first Hornby train set when I was 3. Since then it's been one huge roller-coaster ride in this amazing hobby. I love to talk about trains all day long and I have a small but growing collection of Hornby, Dapol, ViTrains, Accurascale, Cavalex and Murphy Models products. As many of you'll know I also do a lot of 3D modelling and love to help and assist members and friends with all their 3D modelling and 3D printing needs. I also custom build Indian Railway models in N scale, HO scale and OO scale. It remains to be my most interesting aspect of the hobby. Many of you'll love to get in touch with me. If you're serious about getting in touch, please contact the admin for my contact details. Don't ask for contact details and then not get in touch.


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I agree it doesn't have the sleek beauty of the A4, or its alter-ego as 60700. There were two serious attempts to use water tube boilers on express passenger locomotives, the other one was a Fowler Royal Scot 6399 "Fury". nether of them resulted in a successful outcome. Water tube boilers were very successful in power stations but didn't quite cut it in transport.

Green trains are best!


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Yet again what a great read The Engine Shed is!


I really love seeing how the models are developed and the amount of work that gets put into them. I really have little interest in OO, but the Apple Green 10000 is so tempting! 


Looking forward to the next one.........

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