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12" to the foot scale
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 Posted: 12 Nov 2017 19:53
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Just out of interest how many of you amazing model makers are involved in any way with the real thing. I'll start since joining my local club I've gotten to know that one of the members is part owner of a preserved locomotive currently under restoration No. 46464 is an ivatt class 2 built 1950 and was the last of the class built at Crew sent to Dundee where she spent all her life was briefly out of action in 64 after being side swiped by a B1 but was repaired. Purchase from BR by the late Ian Fraser and now owned by a group of steam enthusiast. Since I got involved I have loved it and feel my passion for the hobby has increased 



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Personally I'm not involved any longer, I used to be a member of the preservation group that helped to save Barrow Hill roundhouse. My father in law was the one who formed the group.

Back in the '70s I helped a bit with the restoration of 80080, standard class 4 tank loco. I even got to drive it at the Midland railway centre at Butterley near Derby in 1994 as a 40th birthday present.

Cheer's, Pete.



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That's great Pete I'm hoping to do the same with 464 it's great working with the real thing gives you so much more knowledge to add to models



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 Posted: 13 Nov 2017 02:01
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I used to be involved with preservation projects back in 70's and 80's in the Midlands, I also at one time worked on the big railway before moving on to do other things, but nowadays I prefer to focus my railway experiences towards finescale 7mm. I think first hand experience working with the 12 inches to the foot scale railway is a fantastic grounding to draw information from when modelling and particulaly my area of interest scratch building. :thumbs:  So I take it a DJH Ivatt kit is looming on the shopping list :mutley2:... all good stuff.
cheers for now Paul



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Considering it but also tempted by the new bachmann model and doing a bit of kit bashing to convert her to 464



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