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Post by HereticUK » Wed Sep 04, 2013 1:04 am

I found the website for what's left of Archangel and they still do limited commissions of their original range. I know that they were very popular way-back-when but has anyone bought one from them recently? Does anyone have any experience with one of these locos?

Link to the website in case anyone's interested: http://www.archangel-works.com/

I was looking at them as a "maybe/perhaps/one day" thing :P

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Post by METHSSNIFFER » Wed Sep 04, 2013 2:47 am

Bygone times I'm afraid but collectable pieces though hard to find not a lot around now.

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Post by Paul H » Wed Sep 04, 2013 3:55 am

I recently acquired a Marmaduke from 1979 and am absolutely enchanted by its simple charm. Several other friends have a variety of Archangels and to a one they are pleased.

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Post by LnBmad » Wed Sep 04, 2013 7:24 am

I would love an archangel taw! They're very rare tho
If it can be made full scale it can be made 16mm

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Post by dougrail » Wed Sep 04, 2013 8:57 am

Archangels were and are some of the most highly recommended and sought after. Seeing a 25year old 'Brick' go just as good as a newly-run in RH says it all.

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Post by pauly » Wed Sep 04, 2013 12:16 pm

dougrail:87843 wrote:Archangels were and are some of the most highly recommended and sought after. Seeing a 25year old 'Brick' go just as good as a newly-run in RH says it all.
When I built my little 32mm loop I hoped at the time to so eBay get a Brick.

Still do
A steam propelled life-style.

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Post by dougrail » Wed Sep 04, 2013 1:05 pm

They'd rarely go to evilBay - they'd be more likely to go to specialist second hand dealers or private sales, as people know about them man.

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Post by HereticUK » Wed Sep 04, 2013 2:52 pm

METHSSNIFFER:87832 wrote:Bygone times I'm afraid but collectable pieces though hard to find not a lot around now.
So, it's safe to say that the website is wholly inaccurate and that they certainly do not do any more builds? That is a shame :(

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Post by INJIN » Wed Sep 04, 2013 3:20 pm

Just give Stewart a ring.

He's just built a new Cyprus government 2-6-0 tender loco & it's for sale. He has also built Moel Tryfan in cut down form recently.

His number is 01743 860660, he'll be happy to take your order.
He rarely answers emails, so be warned.

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Post by HereticUK » Wed Sep 04, 2013 5:17 pm

Thanks for the heads-up, INJIN! I shall keep that in mind for the future!! :)

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Post by HereticUK » Thu Sep 05, 2013 9:01 pm

Well I got in contact with Stewart and to my delight he does take commissions still. However, I think I will be having to save up quite a bit of money before I get my hands on one of those beauties!

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Post by paullad1984 » Thu Sep 05, 2013 9:19 pm

Know the feeling, i have my eye on a Marmaduke as i never seem to have the cash ready when a 2nd hand one comes up!

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Post by pauly » Thu Sep 05, 2013 9:40 pm

Just noticed the website says: Locootives for 16MM, 7/8th and G scale.

Does that mean they are can build commissioned locos to 45MM that would of originally been 32MM only?

Also been drooling over some of the refurbished locos
A steam propelled life-style.

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Post by HereticUK » Thu Sep 05, 2013 9:44 pm

I assume it does mean that he will build you 45mm gauge locos if you request it. I have my eye on 32mm, however, and eyeing up the Rheidol 2-4-0T tank engine. Also the Sgt Murphy with Marshall valve gear is perfect for what I have in mind! But that's £1600 apparently. If I told you what the Rheidol would cost you would have a heart attack :P

Also he informed me that he had nothing going second hand at this time.

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Post by paullad1984 » Thu Sep 05, 2013 9:49 pm

He did a rather nice Sgt Murphy with inside slip eccentric valve gear, very very nice looker!

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