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Re: New bi-weekly magazine with OO models steam loco's.

Posted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 12:00 pm
by luckymucklebackit
rogue wrote:
alex3410 wrote:First issue was in local newsagents today - Mallard £2.99

will take some photos at lunch if i get time but put it this way you get what you pay for :lol:

ideal for a bit of weathering or painting experience


yes, I picked up one today, a bit disappointing really. not bad for £2.99 but I'll not be getting any more in the series.


So not DCC ready then.... :)

Re: New bi-weekly magazine with OO models steam loco's.

Posted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 12:06 pm
by alex3410
even if it was wouldn't get very far some of the wheels are flat on mine :lol:

Re: New bi-weekly magazine with OO models steam loco's.

Posted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 12:09 pm
by rogue
alex3410 wrote:even if it was wouldn't get very far some of the wheels are flat on mine :lol:


two of mine have toe-in!

Re: New bi-weekly magazine with OO models steam loco's.

Posted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 1:19 pm
by alex3410
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Re: New bi-weekly magazine with OO models steam loco's.

Posted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 2:03 pm
by Forfarian
The fettlers didn't a very good job on the wheels, did they?
They will take a bit of balancing :lol: :lol:

Re: New bi-weekly magazine with OO models steam loco's.

Posted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 3:42 pm
by Bufferstop
One of the front pony wheels fell off inside the packing on the way home, the tender has popped apart along the floor line. Not a patch of my Triang/Hornby release tender drive model.
The lad on the counter said "bet we don't sell half as many next week".

Re: New bi-weekly magazine with OO models steam loco's.

Posted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 4:24 pm
by alex3410
My tender cover has also popped off

to be honest i am more interested in using the base as a stand when taking photos then the model itself :lol:

Re: New bi-weekly magazine with OO models steam loco's.

Posted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 5:30 pm
by PanzerJohn
Had to look through a few in Smiths to find one without too many issues, eg glue marks, wonky parts (oo er),broken bits and paint splodges. Still had to strip my choice to correct a misaligned pony truck. Having said that, now that it's on my shelf, for £3 it doesn't look too bad.I'll prob get the next one which is a streamlined Duchess and then call it day.

Re: New bi-weekly magazine with OO models steam loco's.

Posted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 6:14 pm
by seasprite
alex3410 wrote:First issue was in local newsagents today - Mallard £2.99

will take some photos at lunch if i get time but put it this way you get what you pay for :lol:

ideal for a bit of weathering or painting experience



Bought one today too, just out of curiosity. Looks like it was assembled by monkeys. Scratches, paint smudges, glue marks all on the side that wasn't visible, buckled wheels and broken and missing parts...this build quality would put me off buying anymore as a collector of them as static models. As it is a £2.99 bodyshell; I'll probably respray the shell and see if it can be made to fit a hornby railroad chassis when I get time, sometime

Re: New bi-weekly magazine with OO models steam loco's.

Posted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:00 pm
by markh
Saw one in my local smiths. looks like a crude copy of hornbys railroad model. not sure if all buy yan. may buy the military watch as issue 2 & 4 look good. lufftwaffe pilot & russian military watch


Mark

Re: New bi-weekly magazine with OO models steam loco's.

Posted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 7:45 pm
by clivef5915
I don't think these 'models' can be classed as a serious contender to replace Bachmann or even Hornby offerings, however, there are about 4 or 5 of the intended listed models that would be cheap enough to have on a storage line on my layout as rusting decommissioned wrecks on which I could actually practice weathering without getting too upset, or broke, if it all went wrong.
Just like those other offerings, the LMS coaches, from another magazine, they are not for the connoisseur but offer cheap 'play' models.
Don't knock 'cheap' when someone can make something of them.

Re: New bi-weekly magazine with OO models steam loco's.

Posted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 8:23 pm
by Tiddles
Can the body's be fitted to OO chassis?

If the Coronation is blue I would try to place my red Coronation.

Re: New bi-weekly magazine with OO models steam loco's.

Posted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:53 pm
by Bufferstop
The bodies could be fitted to working chassies but I'm not too sure of the durability. The plastic feels thin and flexes easily, you'd be better off revamping an old Triang Hornby model.
By comparison the cheapie coaches were a class above this.

Re: New bi-weekly magazine with OO models steam loco's.

Posted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 11:20 pm
by Boxcar Willie
I had a look at them in my local bookshop today and the quality was nothing short of shocking. Brake rodding all over the place and so on - my oldest loco is a 50 year old Triang 8F and it makes the magazine offering look as though it was built by the salmon that John West rejected.

Re: New bi-weekly magazine with OO models steam loco's.

Posted: Sat Feb 22, 2014 12:16 am
by GWR_fan
These are static models and really should only be criticised as such. One is always told that tooling costs prohibit the release of many models. That said, how can these 'copies' be churned out for such miniscule amounts? Similarly the Hachette Mk1 coaches. Will the big boys one day come clean about actual production costs or will we be continually told that old line as to how expensive tooling is?

These locomotives are really bottom drawer quality, but no doubt many will find their way onto unused sidings or as yard fillers in sheds.


Tim