Semi-scale BR: new coaches try out

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Semi-scale BR: new coaches try out

Post by BertieB » Sun Jul 18, 2021 12:37 pm



Unfinished, unpainted coaches trundle round the garden, it having been established that they can’t be coupled closer together because of their length and tight curves on the track — the very essence of the garden railway experience. For me, anyway.

The volume’s quite low on this video.

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Re: Semi-scale BR: new coaches try out

Post by philipy » Sun Jul 18, 2021 1:01 pm

Lovely smooth running at scale speeds. The gap between the coaches is tad big but I only really noticed it because you mentioned it several times. ;) I know what it's like when there is something that irks me but nobody else notices, so I wouldn't worry about it. If you do get a couple more and all the gaps are the same then it will look fine.

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Post by invicta280 » Sun Jul 18, 2021 10:39 pm

Fine looking coaches; the roof line is reminiscient of SE&CR stock. I'm still in awe of that class 73 !

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Re: Semi-scale BR: new coaches try out

Post by ge_rik » Mon Jul 19, 2021 6:41 am

They look great trundling around the line. Another couple will really complement them.

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Re: Semi-scale BR: new coaches try out

Post by BertieB » Mon Jul 19, 2021 9:45 am

Thank you all!

philipy wrote:
Sun Jul 18, 2021 1:01 pm
‘I know what it's like when there is something that irks me but nobody else notices’
It does seem rather silly, I have to admit — for a couple of weeks I was completely preoccupied…

invicta280 wrote:
Sun Jul 18, 2021 10:39 pm
‘…the roof line is reminiscient of SE&CR stock’
Correct! The coaches are sort of generic — but, yes, I swiped the roof shape from pictures of the lovely Isle of Wight and Bluebell SE&CR carriages.

ge_rik wrote:
Mon Jul 19, 2021 6:41 am
‘Another couple will really complement them’
Thank you. It’ll take a while though, I expect.

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Re: Semi-scale BR: new coaches try out

Post by Johnnie1000 » Mon Jul 19, 2021 2:37 pm

They look smashin' IMO, but the 73 is still the star of the show! :D :)
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Re: Semi-scale BR: new coaches try out

Post by BertieB » Tue Jul 20, 2021 9:50 am

Johnnie1000 wrote:
Mon Jul 19, 2021 2:37 pm
‘…the 73 is still the star of the show! :D :)
Thanks. It’s the most fun loco to play with too.

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