[modeleng] Re: 12" scale loco

Dave,

You've got taste - real taste. So much so that I'm going to send you a few 
pictures of my 5" Duchess - for free!!

Cheers,

Barrie

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dave Beaman" <davebeaman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <modeleng@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, November 11, 2007 12:12 AM
Subject: [modeleng] Re: 12" scale loco


> Got to agree with you Barrie, why did the rest of the world put all the
> pipework on show???? The beauty of a British loco was it was pleasing to 
> the
> eye and mostly practical. Ok, Bullied chain driven valve gear was not the
> best of ideas, Super D and LMS compunds braking systems were lousy but at
> least they looked good. Even the narrow gauge locos hid the pipework and
> doesn't it show, still being photographed after over 100yrs. Now don't get
> me wrong, I love all steam, have fired locos in Germany, Austria,
> Zimbabwe(Ok they were built in Manchester at Gorton works), Isle of
> White(Well it's over the water), even lowered myself to fire Great Western
> locos and they look nice really but look at the sleek lines of a Duchess,
> not the upturned bathtub one, a rebuilt Coronation is one of the finest
> looking locos around. Even a clean black five looks good.... Actually, 
> clean
> or dirty it looks great and will do anything for you except make the 
> tea!...
> Ok, enough about how good our British locos look, remember, steam is steam
> and there isn't a lot of it left to see so enjoy what you find in any
> country.
>
> Dave.
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Barrie Purslow" <bpduo@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <modeleng@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Saturday, November 10, 2007 8:43 PM
> Subject: [modeleng] Re: 12" scale loco
>
>
>
> Jesse,
>
> At the risk of inflaming nationalistic passions even further - American
> locos invariably look pretty ugly to my British eyes!!
>
> Barrie
>
>> That is one yougly looking lokie to my way of thinking.  Since it was 
>> made
>> for the Frenchies, does it complete with a set of white flags????
>>
>> REDNECK
>>
>> I dont know if any of you have seen it, but there is a full size loco on
>> Ebay.
>>
>> http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/4-6-0-FOUR-CYLINDER-COMPOUND-LIVE-STEAM-OCOMOTIVE_W0QQitemZ200167574456QQihZ010QQcategoryZ9883QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItemIt
>> is an awful lot of metal for the money!! http://www.alanstepney.info> 
>> Alan
>> Stepney's Model Engineering, steam, andworkshop pages.
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