Thursday, 22 June 2017

eBay items

As of late i haven’t been getting any money coming my way, my weekly money i usually get as had to be put to one side for weeks now due to going away in August and the work place i had been working at til recently hasn’t paid me at all, and to cap it off the Oxford Rail Dean Goods has been released, something i was hoping to get but due to lack of money i am unable to do so
The only way for me to get money is by selling the eBay items i have off, thats where i need the items to sell http://my.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?MyEbay&gbh=1&CurrentPage=MyeBayAllSelling&ssPageName=STRK:ME:LNLK:MESX
By selling the items i will be able to get the Dean Goods

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Midland Railway - Butterley Diesel Gala Saturday 17/6/17

Hornby 2P (tender driven) British Railways Black For Sale


You are viewing a Hornby 2P Locomotive that i have got for sale

The model is tender driven

The model is boxed

Model is in good condition with no damage

The model runs well in both directions

Their is a bit of rust on one of the drive and bogie wells, but the model still runs well regardless 

The pipework on one side of the boiler has been painted (see photos)

Price: £40

Link: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/-/192221311403?

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Hornby Teak Coaches Repainted x4 For Sale



You are viewing four Hornby Teak coaches that that i have got for sale

The models are not boxed so they will be packaged up

These models have been repainted by me, bear in mind they are not 100% perfect (see photos) for as some marks are on the coaches and a few areas not touched up by paint

On a few of the coaches there are some paint marks on the under frame

The coaches don't have numbers and lining, these were projects done by me that were never finished and am selling these off to get the Super Detail Teaks made by the same manufacturer however numbers and lining can be sourced from places like Fox Transfers

The models are in good condition

Price: £40

Link: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/-/192216125635?

Model Railways - Bulleid Bonanza

Friday, 9 June 2017

class47peter on: The Oxford Rail Adam's Radial Tanks

I have seen so many people on the internet having a go at those who prefer the Hornby Adam's Radials over the ones produced by Oxford Rail, i'm sorry but there is really no need for this

You cannot expect everyone to buy every single new item that gets released onto the market and likewise when a new manufacturer brings out their first model you cannot force people into buying it or export them to do so, its called each to their own, people have preferences of which they are entitled to have

What really gets my goat with this is that its perfectly okay for people to slag off and rant about those who have said Hornby's Adams Radials are better than Oxford's yet it isn't okay for people to express their own opinion on why they think Hornby's is better and for people to prefer Hornby's over Oxford's, for christ sake let people have their own opinion, its an opinion it isn't a fact

I also cannot stand this either because it makes very extremely uncomfortable to see people ranting in such a way about those who feel a Hornby model is better than a manufacturers that at the time had only come out because its as if expressing your own opinion your rightly entitled to have is wrong and it makes me feel that people are forcing you to go out and buy Oxford's model and it makes you feel like your are a bad person for just having this one opinion, i couldn't give a flying flute that this was Oxford's first model, some people wanted the Oxford's model and thought it was best, others wanted the Hornby model and thought it was best, if everyone liked and wanted the same thing it would all be boring

There are people who like Oxford's model and there are people who like Hornby's, end of story, if you cannot handle one giving an opinion on one model being better than another do yourselves a favor and don't express your own opinion one those who are giving their own opinion, its not like your opinions will affect the sales of a model or anything

I am not trying and not meaning to start wars and arguements, i wanted to get this off my chest because i am sick of it

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Hornby BR Class 110 3 car DMU For Sale


You are viewing a Hornby 3 car Class 110 DMU that i have for sale

Model is in good condition

Model runs well in both directions

Weights have been added in the centre coach to prevent it from derailing 

Model has no damage or marks

Model is boxed

Price: £30

Link: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/-/192196124854?

Old Tri-ang Search Light Wagon For Sale


You are viewing an old Tri-ang search light wagon that i have for sale

Model isn't boxed but will be packaged up

The model has been converted to battery power via a battery stored in a box Wagon, a switch has also been added on to the model

There is a blob of Plasticine on the searchlight holding the wires in place

Model is in good condition but has rarely been used by me

Price: £30

Link: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/-/192196101965?

Hornby R3435 Air Smoothed Merchant Navy 'Royal Mail' Unboxing and Review

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Class47Peter's Collection of class 47s

Bachmann BR A1 60134 Foxhunter For Sale

You are viewing a Bachmann A1 that i have got for sale


Model was originally 60157 Great Eastern but has been renumbered to 60134 Foxhunter

Model runs well in both directions

Details have been added

Model is boxed

Buffers have been painted silver

Real coal has been added in the tender

There is a few blemish marks, on a smoke deflector and on one side on the cab, see photos

Some handrails on the tender has some slight corrosion 

A bit on the tender where the connecting bar goes to join the loco and tender together has broke off

Price: £50.00

Link: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/192182214437?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

Monday, 3 April 2017

Arrivas for sale: Bachmann 158 and Hornby 153 for sale

I have got two items for sale, both of which are items i no longer intend to use, the items are a Bachmann 158 and a Hornby 153 both in Arriva Trains livery

Firstly there is the Bachmann 158



Model is boxed

Model is in mint condition with no damage, scratches or marks

The model has working lights

The model runs well in both directions

Detail parts have been added

Instruction sheet will be supplied

Price: £70

Link: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/192147660839?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

Then we have the 153


Model is boxed

Model runs well in both directions

The model has working lights

Instruction sheet shall be included

Model is in mint condition with no damage

Seated passenger figures and a driver have been added

Price: £70

Link: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/192147671829?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

The models shown in the background for both listings are not for sale nor i they included in these sales

Both items are bargains and they have had very little use, money will go to either a Hornby Air Smoothed Merchant Navy or a Hornby Push-Pull Train Pack

BR 20189, 20205 and 50049 Pass Bescot on 0Z20

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Mill Town Magazine Video: My Response to a comment

Normally i don't make blog posts like this by responding to a rather silly or saft comment in the comments box but here i thought i would make an exception, as today i received such a comment in my Mill Town Magazine review video which you can view below


The comment in question is shown below attached from a screenshot, the user in question has had their name blanked out, my short reply is shown here too


Clearly this is a comment made by someone who has had little understanding of the video, paid little attention to it and poorly researched to what he is going on about, i have had many comments before made by folk who as a typical keyboard warrior just bang things into the keyboard with no understanding of the video and having paid very little attention let alone research

this was just me giving an opinion because this video was a review video that is the whole point of what was being done here, reviews do offer criticism and they give opinions

The magazine yes is meant to go into a binder but  just because they are designed to go in a binder doesn't mean the pages to the mag should fall apart

Yes this is a cheap magazine, the first issue is cheaper than the others but unbeknownst to anyone on here til now i have had many other magazine issue series mags in the past from Crystals to Bugs preserved in resin. Those mags were also designed to go in binders but guess what? THEY DIDN'T FALL APART

They didn't fall apart because they were of better quality, i feel the magazine should have been better in terms of quality and that is all there is too it, in magazine issues like this we don't expect them to fall apart regardless whatever design and how cheap the magazine is. But what was expressed here was an opinion and nothing else, its called criticism, you know the things we give to people as a way of informing them on how to improve things

If one cannot handle an opinion or has little understanding its an opinion let alone a review which offered criticism then why express an opinion on someone giving an opinion? Its common sense

Many others who have seen the video will understand the concept here and the fact i was giving an opinion on it because that is what a review is, yes you can do reviews with no criticism but still my point still stands, yes this is just one guy posting this but before posting comments you cannot just bang what you like into the comments box, have an understanding of the concept of this video, understand its an opinion and do research behind it before making yourselves look a right fool of yourselves

Because if you don't understand this is me giving an opinion let alone me doing a review to offer criticism and poorly researching the matter then why post a comment? To get attention thats what, all very well for him to say i have no understanding but if that was the case then i wouldn't have done the review, it isn't rocket science to understand that plus where is the evidence that this mag was designed like this as an intention? There isn't, on the plus side at least he enjoyed the video and i say that with some sarcasm 

Not normally like me to do a post like this but i wasn't going to let this one slip out the net, on the plus side at least people enjoy my content and can actually except the fact that all opinions are my own, because that is the point of the review. 

EDIT: Moments after publishing this post i noticed another comment made by the same user going on about how the mag is designed to go into a binder saying ''what do you think the holes are for''? this combined with the comment shown in the screenshot above is someone who yet seems to think i am the one who doesn't understand, this comment is a good example of those who don't pay attention to the video and those who don't have any understanding or very little of the video, 

Acknowledging to me the mag is meant to go into a binder is irrelevant because i know that, just because i don't mention in the video it is meant to go in a binder doesn't mean i don't know that, aswell as offering criticism the idea here was to review the quality of the magazine and offer criticism for the quality of the magazine that is the whole point of it being a review, mentioning in the video that the mag goes into a binder was irreverent here because that wasn't the focus of the video, it was to focus on the quality of the magazine and for the umpteenth time it was to offer criticism, in this case the qwulaity of the mag referring to the fact it just fell apart and as i have already said, just because it goes in a binder doesn't mean it should be falling apart, we don't expect that and its not like it was intended for the mag to fall apart 

How yu can come to the conclusion i don't understand and think i don't know this mag goes in a binder is completely beyond me, then again its not the first comment i have had made from someone who has a lack of understanding for the video or the particular subject themselves, the build reviews and the video of me weathering the Duchess (that i have know sold) have been examples of this

But seriously folks, if you are going to make comments on my videos pay close attention and have a full understanding of it before giving out comments like this because you will make yourselves look like a fool, if you do give silly comments like this then be prepared for a response!

On the plus side though given they watched the video it has added to the view count and the fact my videos are monetized and its added to that as well so thanks for that 

Friday, 10 March 2017

Class47peter's least favourite Steam, Diesel and Electric Locomotives

I've done a blog post on my favourite Steam Locomotives, i've also done a blog post on my favourite Diesel Locomotives, but what are my least favourite?

Well now you shall find out, in this blog i have rounded them all together, as a bonus i've included some Electrics in here too (haven't done a blog on my faves on the Electrics)

DIESELS

The Class 66s


The class 66 is my top least favourite Diesel loco, anyone who knows me well will probably know this, okay i do have some respect for 66779, its the last of its kind, fittingly named Evening Star and it has a stunning livery of which would be a perfect fit to run on Choco/Cream and Maroon sets of coaches and their goods trains, there are some other interesting liveries out there too but i have no care for these locos otherwise

Firstly they are Modern, not saying that in a bias way but these locos are not interesting, they make no interesting sounds, look at all the Heritage Diesels, with the 66s you don't get the thrash or the thumping burble you get with the Heritage traction, with Classic traction for example a class 20 the sounds of the engines not only are a part of the locos character but to hear it you think ''oooh thats awesome'', it gives them the oomph, with Sheds the noises they make are boring and have no oomph, they don't have the charm or the passion as the Vintage traction does

Plus Sheds are not very interesting to look at either, look at for example a 37, it has the distinctive noses on each end, with the Sheds you don't get that, the other forms of Diesels also have some form of interest to their look, with the 50s and 31s the fronts in particular gives them an expression, if you've read my blog post on my Favourite Diesels you'll know what i am talking about but with 66s you don't get this

There are also loads of these running round the network much to the point that i have got sick of the sight of them, in the BR Blue Diesel days people were fed up with the Peaks and other forms of traction and then that was that, they were withdrawn from service, ironically now no matter how sick we are of the Sheds or Ying Yings as some have refereed them to they are still here

The 220 and 221 Voyagers


Yes i know these are not a Locomotive but they are still a Diesel

I have a particular dislike for the Voyagers both 220s and 221s, now i will admit i do have some respect for these as i have rode on a Voyager back in 2015, it was a smooth and comfy ride but i still otherwise have no interest in these, plus they were the replacement for the Virgin 47s on the Cross Country services that the Voyagers now operate on, shame they replaced the 47s on these services

The Pacers


Yep i have a dislike for these infamous Units and i am not the only one as many people have a dislike for these machines, the Pacers are not interesting to look at firstly and secondly although i haven't rode on one myself they are not very smooth when running as they are well known for being bouncy hence they are called Nodding Donkeys

They also aren't very crash worthy either and they are basically just a bus mounted onto railways bogies albeit modified, i will say the 141 has a slightly more interesting look but don't like either of the Pacers otherwise, the Metro Cammells and other classics are much better, not just to ride but they also have that burbling noise the Pacers don't have and also the Vintage units are not Buses on rails

Modern DMUs


This is a slight cheat but i couldn't decide which of the Modern DMUs i like least, they don't have that much character to them like the Vintage units, this isn't to say i dislike all Modern units, the 158s i do like because of the overall looks of them but any other Modern unit i am not a fan of, whether it a 170, 150, 172 etc they are not my cup of tea

British Rail 10100 'The Fell Diesel'


Why is this unusual Experimental Diesel on my list of least favourites, well just look at it, its a hideous machine!

It also suffered from a serious fire and later accident damage to the main gearbox

Kitson Steam/Diesel hybrid Experiment


A slight cheat being a hybrid but still

Why have i got this on my list of least favourites, again like the 10100 this is a hideous looking machine plus Steam and Diesel is something in terms of design that for me shouldn't be mixed together in one design, its just not right in terms of looks

ELECTRICS

Modern EMUs


Again like with the Modern DMUs this is a cheat but again i couldn't decide which of these i liked the least, whether it be a 350, 800, 377 etc they are all not of my cup of tea, for me the old slam door EMUs are of more interest especially since some of which where of my childhood during my early years of spotting trains. The Modern EMUs are a bit boring, i do like the 323s and 321s but these are not Modern EMUs and their looks are much better than most EMUs we see today

The Eurostar e320


The old Eurostar was and still is better then the e320, enough said

STEAM LOCOS

Bulleids Leader


This is a machine that i despise, just look at it, this is a hideous machine, i know i said that about the 10100 and Steam/Diesel Hybrid but the Leader tops it all, it looks like a London Underground Tube Train Motor Carriage

Its hard to imagine this was actually a Steam Loco because its the most hideous Steam Loco that i have come across, it wasn't very successful either, it had heavy coal and water consumption, was mechanically unreliable, Working conditions were untenable for the driver and fireman and loss of steam through the cylinder rings and even the bogies had uneven weight distribution

Furthermore The brake release were too slow for a tight schedule, the firebrick lining was also a constant problem for as it constantly collapsed into the fire and even when the firebricks were replaced with cast iron bricks they melted due to the intense heat inside the firebox, it also had cramped conditions in the cab and high outputs had flames entering the cab! Because of it being enclosed and hot the fireman kept the fireman entrance door open for ventilation however if the loco were to overturn on that side it would block the firemans door thus preventing an escape

The Leader was eventually scrapped and none survived to presevation, says a lot really

Midland 1Fs


The Midland 1F is not a class i despise or hate, it has never been my cup of tea, it looks a bit similar to a Jinty which if you were to ask which i would choose between a Jinty of a 1F i would go for the Jinty, why because the Jinty is more interesting and i feel it has more character than the 1F

Don't get me wrong the 1F looks kinda interesting with an open cab but i pity the crew on a day when it rained if they had no tarpaulin as they would certainly need one on a day like that

The Crosti Boiler 9Fs


Yes the 9Fs are one of my top 10 favourite Steam Locos but the Crosti Boiler versions of the 9F i don't like, the 9Fs are very ugly and bizarre looking with the Crosti Boiler fitted, without the deflectors and different smokebox door

The 9Fs are beautiful machines, the Crosti Boiler versions are not and were much better as they started off than with the Crostis fitted to them, the Crosti Boiler 9Fs were not very successful either they even had their power classification reduced from 9F to 8F

The LB&SCR E2


Of all my least favourite Steam Locos the E2 is the one that i dislike the most even more so than the Leader!

Firstly they had inadequate water supply leading to the extended water tank modification and were useless for pulling trains because of the insufficient coal capacity, the wheelbase wasn't very good either for use on the tight bends at Southampton Docks, i've also heard that they had bad brakes from numerous sources

One of my main reasons for disliking these is because of a certain fictional character who happens to be based on this loco, the fact this loco has become subject of popular culture is the only reason why this engine has become famous let alone popular, had the character not been created then the E2 wouldn't be popular at all, whenever anyone sees a photo of one of these there is always someone who takes one look a says ''Oh look its Thomas''

I have never liked the E2s, never have and never will do, i don't know anyone who considers the E2 their favourite Steam loco and they have never been popular among rail enthusiasts either

I am also not impressed that there is a group that wants to build a new build of the E2 holding my hands up to this i am sorry but an E2 is not a good candidate for a new build nor is it a good new build project either (already done my thoughts before on it) but i don't see why we need a new E2, i would rather see a loco like example an LNER V3 been built than the class of engine that i despise with a passion

and that is why i hate this class of engine as much as i do, i have always hated the E2s, i have never found them interesting whatsoever

So that wraps up this blog for least favourite Locomotives


Tuesday, 21 February 2017

ViTrains West Coast Railways class 47 up for sale


You are viewing a ViTrains class 47 in West Coast Railways livery that i have for sale

Model is boxed and will come with instruction sheet

Detail parts have been added

Model runs well in both directions

Weathering has been added on the roof of the model

Buffers have been painted and given some weathering

There is a small scratch on the one cab side 

There is a slight blemish mark on one side of the model 

Link: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=192110457629#ht_500wt_1203

Price: £50

Model Railways - A Super Rescue

Friday, 10 February 2017

Farewell 213 Squadron! Battle of Britain for sale


You are viewing a Hornby model of Rebuilt Battle of Britain class no. 34088 '213 Squadron' that i have for sale

Model is not boxed as it came in a train pack but it will be packaged up in the polystyrene tray it came in

Model runs well in both directions and will come with an instruction sheet

Some detail parts have been fitted, a chain link coupling and a vacuum pipe will also be supplied for you to add

Whistle is missing

Real coal has been added in the tender


the detail under the handrail on the left hand side (see photo) is a little wobbly

Price: £60

Link: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=192101724335#ht_500wt_1203

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Bachmann 2017 Range

So today Bachmann announced their 2017 Range, a first for Bachmann of sorts as normally their range is not announced until March, this year Bachmann announced their range in January on the same week that Hornby revealed their Range for this year, could this be a tell tale sign that Bachmann every year will announce their future Ranges in January? Only time will tell

Anyway enough of all that, lets get down into the Range and see what goodies we have to expect for this year (or at least most of them)

TRAIN PACKS

For this year Bachmann announced one train pack, The Avro Vulcan XH558, The Spirit of Great Britain which contains a model of 37558/37424 named Avro Vulcan XH558, a loco that is in service with DRS,this pack will also include two Avro Vulcan models

This is a very interesting pack, would have been since if some rolling stock had been included in this pack but otherwise its still an interesting pack

DIESEL LOCOS




Moving onto the Diesels now, we begin with three class 20s, one with Headcode discs in BR Green with half Yellow warning panel, and two with the headcode boxes, one in BR Blue and the other in Railfreight Grey, the latter has DCC Sound

Not many headcode box 20s have been released lately from Bachmann so it was nice to see them announce more for the market, i also like the BR Green one especially as it has oval buffers, a rarity with the Bachmann class 20 models


Two class 08s have also been announced, the one above in the FreightLiner PowerHaul livery and the one at the bottom is the Railfreight Distribution livery, a long overdue livery for the Bachmann 08,would be interesting if Hornby were to announce these liveries in future for their 08 model though they probably will do at some point


The Range also saw two class 44 Peaks announced, the 44s haven't been a common release in the Bachmann catalogues in recent years so it was great for a few more to be announced, one in BR Blue and the other in BR Green, i put a bet on (not literally) that these models will have working light clusters as all Bachmann Peaks now have that feature

One class  57 has been announced, this one in the DRS Compass livery but this model will be weathered, would be nice to see the new DRS livery from Bachmann at some point






Several class 47s have been announced, the liveries are DRS Compass livery, BR Blue Large Logo, Railfreight Distribution, Virgin Trains and West Coast Railways.

The DRS one which didn't have an official pic of the model is to be a limited edition, the Virgin Trains, West Coast Railways and Railfeight Distribution liveries are all long overdue liveries for the Bachmann 47 so it was brilliant for them to finally announce them and they look stunning


Two class 66s have been announced, one in the GBRf livery and numbered 66728 and the other is non other than 66779 Evening Star, the last 66 to be built, this was bound to be released for the market at some point and even though i am  not a 66 fan i do like 66779, its livery is stunning so this is something i may have to get which either way is going to have to be bought


 A number of 37s have also been announced being Europhoenix, Coal Sector and DRS Compass

I am extremely pleased with the Coal Sector livery 37, not only is it a non DCC Sound model but it also has the split headcode boxes, i will most definitely be getting this model, Bachmann have released too many Coal Sector models as DCC Sound products so i am happy they have announced one for the non DCC Sound model.

The Europhoenix 37 was only a matter of time and until now was one of the few liveries that Bachmann hadn't released their 37s in, this model however has the DCC Sound fitted although on Hattons web it doesn't seem to be at the 200 pound mark price which is interesting, does this mean prices for this section of the Ranges will have prices lowered, who knows


 STEAM LOCOS



Moving onto the Steam Locos, we start with two B1s, one LNER livery version and the BR Black lined livery as a weathered model, i still personally think Hornby's B1 is better but thats just my own personal preference 


Then we have two GWR Modified Halls, GWR lined Green and BR Lined Black are the models to be released


Then we have one of the Dukedogs, this one is in the GWR Shirtbutton livery thats been released before but this model has a name and this is the first Bachmann Dukedog to have been released with the nameplates as until now none of their Dukedogs had nameplates


and then there was two... 9Fs, one of which is 92220 Evening Star, very fitting for this Range as 66779 Evening Star is also to be released, the other model is in the BR Black livery

ELECTRIC LOCOS

One electric loco has been announced for the Range, this of course is being the class 85, the only electric loco available from Bachmann at this point in time til the 90 is released, this model is the BR Blue version and has some weathering too


DMUS, DEMUS AND EMUS



Moving onto the multiple unit section, here we have two Class 205s, one in BR Green and the other is in BR Blue livery

One of Bachmann's revised 150s has been revealed for the Range in the GWR livery, anyone who wishes to model the Modern GWR region will be happy with this announcement 


Then we have two class 105s, one is a weathered model in BR Blue and the other is the BR Green with Speed Whiskers model

NEW TOOLING ANNOUNCEMENTS

Lastly moving onto the new tooling announcements from Bachmann


Firstly there was the 4BEP, this will be made in two liveries, BR Blue/Grey and BR Green with Yellow panels are the announced liveries, this model will fill a hole in the market and will likely complete the story in model form with this type of slam door EMU




Next we have the Midland 1532 Class, three liveries will be made available to start with, BR Lined Black with Early Emblem, MR Crimson livery and LMS Black, this announcement took me by surprise as i honestly didn't expect this to have been announced for the Steam Loco range but it will fill a gap min the market for tank engines




The there was the class 20/3 which is a model that has been frequently requested by Bachmann from many, HNRC and DRS are the liveries available one of which will be the old DRS livery whilst the other is the Compass livery, i can see many modern era modellers being happy with this announcement


and last but not least we have Colas Rail's 37099 Merl Evans, i assume this is a new tooled model as no image of the model is anywhere on the internet, only a photo of the real thing is seen on both shops pages such as Hattons and on Bachmann's own web

It is ironic somewhat that this has been announced, the guy Merl Evans who recently passed away last year did actually work for Bachmann though i knew this would happen anyway by a gut feeling

OVERALL

I am very impressed with Bachmann's Range for this year, plenty to be looking forward too, for me the highlights are the Coal Sector 37, 66779, the Virgin Trains 47 and the Midland 1532 class with the class 20/3 and the 4BEP also being highlights

Interestingly no train sets have been announced but Bachmann have said that further highlights will be announced on their web in the coming weeks which means there will have to be more than one blog post on this range