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Old 05-04-2018, 10:36 PM   #1
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Question OO Steam shunter

As a new member I am not sure this is the appropriate place to ask my question or not. However, which steam shunter would be recommended. I am beginning my work with model trains and OO gauge. I know it is a matter of personal preference, but are there any recommendations as to a specific one over another? Which operates better, power, drive wheels, NEM coupler.

I do want an older type.

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Old 05-04-2018, 10:45 PM   #2
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First of all welcome to the forum David. Nice to have members from the USA.


Iím biased so will recommend the Bachmann pannier tank.


Something like this. Just an example.


http://www.hattons.co.uk/60878/Bachm...ockDetail.aspx
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In addition have a look at the Hornby J50, Bachmann 1F or possibly the DJ models J94 (very cheap at Hatton's at the moment).
I know you said steam but don't dismiss the diesel 08 as that dates back to the LMS and does crossover with the steam era. The Bachmann version is very good.
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Depends on date and area you want to model. You could just buy what you think looks good.
Before 1923 there were lots of companies each running their own railway lines. After 1923 and before 1948 there were four big companies. Then came British Railways which was one big national company which lasted until the early 1990's I believe.
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The LMS, GWR,LNER and SR had diesel shunters, all of which contributed to the design of what became the class 08. There were many very similar shunters but had slight differences. (E.g. classes 08, 09,10,11,12, and the master and slave 13's).
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I may be biased but my choice would be - https://www.hattons.co.uk/NewsDetail.aspx?id=187, my first one arrived last week. Lovely!
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I may be biased but my choice would be - https://www.hattons.co.uk/NewsDetail.aspx?id=187, my first one arrived last week. Lovely!
Yes I would say a little bias LC&DR, but a lovely loco.

Now David do you have any idea which company you would like to model or are we in BR days.
Period may influence the choice as well. This may decide which livery to choose.
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Those look natty . What lettering and colour would suit a Southern Heritage railway?
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Any, itís a Southern loco.
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In addition have a look at the Hornby J50, Bachmann 1F or possibly the DJ models J94 (very cheap at Hatton's at the moment).
I know you said steam but don't dismiss the diesel 08 as that dates back to the LMS and does crossover with the steam era. The Bachmann version is very good.
I have the Hornby J50 and she is a lovely little loco which runs well. I must admit it is a bit fiddly adding a DCC decoder (If your going down that route) as you have to remove one of the weights and slot the decoder into the space it occupied. Worth the effort though.
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