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Post by Gremlin » Mon Aug 12, 2013 3:28 pm

A new loco was purchased at the weekend, a roundhouse Jack.
This was one of the first engines that drew my eye when I started in the hobby. Sadly that was the same time when the special edition run had been fully booked.
I have seen a few of the older ones come up in varying conditions, but they still commanded high prices. I spied this one advertised in the garden rail mag a couple of weeks ago so made the phone call. I fully expected the the usual, sorry it's just sold as I'm not normally first in the queue.
Happily it wasn't and after seeing a couple of pictures I decided to buy the beast. It hadn't been fired so was basically a brand new engine.
I made the trip up to Bressinham to the East Anglia Garden Rail show and met the seller and handed over my hard earned.
He has just had the first run, bit lively to start with but then ran as you would expect a RH loco to, bit more running in will settle him down.
I'm very pleased to have added Jack to the fleet, will keep Katie company in the shed.



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Post by 90733 » Mon Aug 12, 2013 3:38 pm

Very nice, one of the special run ones?
I have one n the same colour, I do like it, but there quite low locos I've found! :roll:
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Post by tom_tom_go » Mon Aug 12, 2013 4:08 pm

Looking forward to seeing it on Sunday! :D

We can take pictures of our two girls together ha ha...

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Post by Big Al » Mon Aug 12, 2013 4:20 pm

Their a nice engine I put a Roundhouse Tender on mine. 30/100

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Post by Gremlin » Mon Aug 12, 2013 6:12 pm

Yep he is number 056/100, the colour makes a change from the green engines I have.

My first choice would have been victorian maroon which works well with the tender, but I'm happy with the maroon he is.

Will look nice next to your silver lady Tom, same colour?.

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Post by bazzer42 » Mon Aug 12, 2013 6:50 pm

Nice loco! I really like the shape of Jack but started in live steam too late. That said I love my Katie.
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Post by Keith S » Tue Aug 13, 2013 3:07 am

Those are very nice, I would like to have one! I'm constantly amazed by how many used steam engines there are which have never been fired. You'd think after spending all that money a guy wold fire it at least once!

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Post by AFGadd » Tue Aug 13, 2013 6:26 pm

Nice loco Gremlin.

My Jack is number 003.
Might be fun to make a list of ALL 100 and their current location???
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Post by ace » Tue Aug 13, 2013 11:24 pm

Congratulations on your find Gremlin! I have a Billy in that colour, my favourite colour too.
AFGadd:86877 wrote:Nice loco Gremlin.

My Jack is number 003.
Might be fun to make a list of ALL 100 and their current location???
That would be good. Roundhouse delivered Jack no 017 to me by mistake a few years ago instead of my kit. I did take him out for some photos and very carefully re packaged him to send on to the rightful owner. What a surprise!

I wonder where Jack 017 is now?

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Post by Big Al » Tue Aug 13, 2013 11:59 pm

Mine is no. 30/100 :D
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Post by MDLR » Wed Aug 14, 2013 12:19 am

Were you aware that there were odd batches of Jacks produced after the "official" cessation of series production but BEFORE the "Special Edition"?

Mine came from a shop in the west country (now closed) who had a batch every year - I got told about it and got the last of one year's batch...........
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Post by 90733 » Wed Aug 14, 2013 12:44 am

Mine Number 81/100 (I think) having got hold of it pretty much when they had all sold!
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Post by ace » Thu Aug 15, 2013 7:47 am

Elmtree Line:86914 wrote:We have 75/100 here in Darj Blue  :D

She now runs with a matching tender.

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That is a beautiful colour. I wished I had a 'Jack'. :(

I think the Jack I had briefly was one of those special edition ones.

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Post by krusty » Thu Aug 15, 2013 10:02 am

Lovely loco Gremlin!
It would be nice to see it at Alan's on the 26th if you're going?
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Post by tom_tom_go » Thu Aug 15, 2013 2:31 pm

Gremlin:86847 wrote:Will look nice next to your silver lady Tom, same colour?.
Mine is Maroon which I find looks less bright in the metal than when photographed. It's a bit different as most people seem to go for the FR Victorian Maroon which I find is a bit too dark.

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