Shopping list 2017

Bachmann announced their 2017 (and probably well beyond) release at the weekend, and also the unfortunately much smaller number of Farish N gauge releases.  I have put a few pre-orders in, for if and when they arrive.  I just hope they don’t all get released at the same time… So here are my orders.  (Pictures from the Hatton’s web-site, mainly of equivalent ‘OO’ trains.)

Pick of the bunch is the SECR Class C 0-6-0.  That came out of the blue!  One wishes that Bachmann would put the shrink ray onto some of their other OO models.  The SECR green livery is tempting, but I will go for the early BR one to be consistent.  These locos are a good choice for a model, as a few lasted close to the end of steam in 1966, albeit as Ashford works shunters.

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Of course, we are still waiting (3 years or so) for the SECR birdcages to go with it….

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I couldn’t resist another BR black O8 shunter…..

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And an LMS 0-6-0T Jinty.  I missed out on the first run of these, and it would be tempting to renumber it to be one of the last three I found in Stoke roundhouse in 1968.

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These BR early Mk2 coaches were rare prototypes, but will be bought to add a little variety to my coaching stock.

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As will a Thompson brake, even though the price is horrific.

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Though this is already far too much, I may just be tempted by a Class 40.  It does look good….

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And a London Underground Class 20 is a spectacular livery, though not as impressive as the locomotive currently painted in Metropolitan maroon, and fully lined out.

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Looks like I’d better keep working a day or two here or there, doesn’t it!

Long threads discussing this on both RMWeb and NGauge forum.  As ever, discussion rages between the delighted and the disgusted.

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About snitchthebudgie

Secretary of the East Surrey N Gauge railway club
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2 Responses to Shopping list 2017

  1. I’ll be glad to get my hands on a thompson brake compo in OO. But the prices of coaches are becoming a bit steep. I need a banker in more ways than one.

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  2. sed30 says:

    Reblogged this on sed30's Blog and commented:
    Tempted!

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