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Tamiya 1/24 racing mechanics

Postby rue_d_etropal » Fri Jan 19, 2007 3:16 pm

just come across interesting set of 5 figures by Tamiya, which could find work in anf Gn15 railway workshop. Piced at approx £14 on one UK model shop website but can be found cheaper on internet. :wink:
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Postby Catweasel » Fri Jan 19, 2007 3:29 pm

Nowt on e-bay in the UK at the moment,but you can get them here.
http://www.modelsforsale.com/catalog/in ... 998&page=3
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Postby Christoph » Fri Jan 26, 2007 12:55 pm

Simon ,

my DCR - waste - inspector and the Snake - driver
are two of them :wink:

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a3/Chr ... Ptry31.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a3/Chr ... nake17.jpg

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Postby greengiant » Fri Jan 26, 2007 11:40 pm

Catweasel wrote:Nowt on e-bay in the UK at the moment,but you can get them here.
http://www.modelsforsale.com/catalog/in ... 998&page=3


Thanks for that, just ordered a set and a set of the Fujimi - Mechanics Figures. Interesting site, fasinated by some of those 1/24 articulated lorries. Now how can I find an excuse to have one on the new layout?

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Postby Steve Bennett » Sat Jan 27, 2007 12:28 am

greengiant wrote:Interesting site, fasinated by some of those 1/24 articulated lorries. Now how can I find an excuse to have one on the new layout?


Often had the same thought Martin. Could be used in many situations where an industry served by the railway, ships its produce onward by road. I always get the vision of Silvasprings Watercress that Ian based his Puresprings layout on. They have their own fleet of articulated trailers which can often be seen up and down the motorway system. Having a trailer on a layout could make a great view block for a fiddle yard or interchange, I'm sure one day I will give in to temptation :)
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Postby rue_d_etropal » Sat Jan 27, 2007 12:28 am

why not take it a step further and have a look at 1/24 scale slot car racing - willdefinitely need a bigger baseboard then :lol:
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Postby DCRfan » Sat Jan 27, 2007 1:42 am

Use the deck of the truck as a cassette to bring new rollingstock on to and off the layout. Naturally the truck will back on and drive off via slot-truck power :lol:

I know a certain prototype tramway in NZ that does this but just couldn't think now to incorporate it as the truck would have to pass over several railtracks.
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Postby AndyA » Sat Jan 27, 2007 10:19 am

Use the deck of the truck as a cassette to bring new rollingstock on to and off the layout.


I think we discussed using a 20' container for a similar purpose some time ago. I was postulating simply swapping loads inside it, with the container open at the rear, but with a cassette system...

I strayed into a pub I don't normally go into yesterday evening and met a couple of people who used to work at Sylvasprings. Fascinating conversation - second time this week I've met someone who used to work at a place that would make a great Gn15 prototype: I'll write the other up later.

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Postby DCRfan » Sat Jan 27, 2007 10:43 am

AndyA wrote:
Use the deck of the truck as a cassette to bring new rollingstock on to and off the layout.


I think we discussed using a 20' container for a similar purpose some time ago. I was postulating simply swapping loads inside it, with the container open at the rear, but with a cassette system...

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Great idea. There are some great pictures showing the use of containers for miniature railway rollingstock sheds and workshps at the new Echills Wood railway on this site
http://railways.mjspencer.com/site/index.php?cat=8
See 'The Yard and Sheds' and lots of other views throughout the site. I spend nearly an hour surfing it last night. Lots of photos saved - Gn9 :roll:
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Re: Tamiya Figures

Postby greengiant » Sat Jan 27, 2007 11:17 pm

Steve Bennett wrote:
greengiant wrote:Interesting site, fasinated by some of those 1/24 articulated lorries. Now how can I find an excuse to have one on the new layout?


Often had the same thought Martin.


I was particularly taken with the tanker and as you say, would make a good view blocker.
I have a birthday coming up next month so will have to drop some hints.
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Postby DCRfan » Sun Jan 28, 2007 1:20 am

Christoph wrote:Simon ,

my DCR - waste - inspector and the Snake - driver
are two of them :wink:

Christoph


Christoph,

Your Snake picture is very similar to one I have seen of an early trial of the real Snake, just the frame and temporary seats sitting on wooden palets sitting on the frame :o
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Postby Christoph » Sun Jan 28, 2007 9:52 am

Can you show me this picture ,Paul ?
Unfortunately, I do not have time for the Snake, for the moment . :cry:
I have to build my Feldbahn of paper.
But the tourism season begins only in May in the German rain forest :wink:

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Postby DCRfan » Sun Jan 28, 2007 10:30 am

Christoph wrote:Can you show me this picture ,Paul ?
Unfortunately, I do not have time for the Snake, for the moment . :cry:
I have to build my Feldbahn of paper.
But the tourism season begins only in May in the German rain forest :wink:

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Sorry no. I tried scanning it but its in a magazine and the way it is printed results in a terrible scan. I'll try again tomorrow.
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Postby Christoph » Sun Jan 28, 2007 10:38 am

Perhaps you can try to photograph it .

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Postby DCRfan » Sun Jan 28, 2007 10:40 am

Tamiya also produce other 1:24th figures which you see from time to time that don't seem to be in their catalogue. I picked up this racing driver that can be posed in two positions (without modification) along with a couple of cups or a bottle of bubbly

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Postby greengiant » Tue Jan 30, 2007 10:52 pm

Tamiya figures arrived today. Got them for £9.89.
They come with some tools as well, trolley jack, axle stands, tool case, tool box, spanners and tool tray, ramps, impact wrench, oil can and a laptop computer.
Great value.

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