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Re: Out of Retirement - Discussion thread
« Reply #150 on: November 16, 2019, 05:10:47 am »
I have an idea for a steam loco sent to the scrap yard in 1964 and later found in the 1990s under a pile of junk. Restored and put back into service on a preserved steam line. Wearing a new/retro style livery.

What do you think of this?

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But to tweak it a bit. How about during one of the oil shortages of the period a still nationalised B.R. bring it back into service to run on one of the cross-country routes ? You could then have them trawling museums and preservation societies for more of the lovely old things  :thumbsup:

That is one of my ideas - but the kit I'd use for that is half done already.
I'm thinking of something a little different, the kit arrives next week.  ;)

Have you read John Gardner's Golgotha? It's set in a 1970s where the USSR has taken all of Europe and Britain surrendered. The oil crisis leads to steam trains making a comeback.

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Re: Out of Retirement - Discussion thread
« Reply #151 on: November 16, 2019, 05:13:13 am »
A Chinese retro model of the Wolseley Hornet or Riley Elf based on the BMW Mini Cooper seems doable.  Got the Revell 1/24 kit in the stash. Changes to the front grill and interior,  although those alloys may need changing as well.

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Re: Out of Retirement - Discussion thread
« Reply #152 on: November 17, 2019, 06:05:10 am »

Have you read John Gardner's Golgotha? It's set in a 1970s where the USSR has taken all of Europe and Britain surrendered. The oil crisis leads to steam trains making a comeback.

Not one I'm familiar with
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Re: Out of Retirement - Discussion thread
« Reply #153 on: November 17, 2019, 09:56:17 am »

I'm with you on this, having already suggested  certain BR steam locos in current liveries.   DRS liveried Garrett, anyone ?

https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=drs+livery&FORM=HDRSC2  DRS livery

https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=garrett+locomotive&qs=CustomSearch&pq=garrett+loco&sc=8-12&cvid=9D35537DF3254302A6B66214BDEDD594&sp=1&form=QBIR  Garrett loco.


Hmmmm, I have an unbuilt Kitmaster Garrett in The Loft too, along with at least one of all the other Kitmasters as well.

I rather fancy the idea of a Battle of Britain Class Bullied Pacific decked out in a modern day Southwest Trains Class 444 livery.
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Re: Out of Retirement - Discussion thread
« Reply #154 on: November 17, 2019, 02:53:20 pm »
Iíve an idea for this GB.  Wasnít going to join but I may.  Involves a Ďrejuvenationí of an existing build, so I guess thatís sort of being taken out of retirement in itself.
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Re: Out of Retirement - Discussion thread
« Reply #155 on: December 04, 2019, 12:05:11 pm »
I'm going with the revised 'BAe Nimrod MR.2P Plus' as India isn't too happy about the P-8 as some of the systems aren't performing as well as they predicted on the Boeing 737 aircraft.
Although the Nimrod AEW.3 never made it into service the idea of fitting a rotating radome only got as far as the concept stage,  the A-50 AWACS platform is also under review and a different aircraft is being sort after but using the avionics and software .

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Re: Out of Retirement - Discussion thread
« Reply #156 on: January 14, 2020, 07:14:16 am »
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Re: Out of Retirement - Discussion thread
« Reply #157 on: January 18, 2020, 10:59:22 pm »
Wouldn't most of the Area 88 machines qualify for this?
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Re: Out of Retirement - Discussion thread
« Reply #158 on: January 19, 2020, 01:35:41 am »
Wouldn't most of the Area 88 machines qualify for this?

Some would.  You'd have to check their retirement status.  MiG 21 for example.  I wouldn't be surprised if the Russian AF were still operating some of them in which case it has not been retired by it's initial user yet and so doesn't qualify.
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Re: Out of Retirement - Discussion thread
« Reply #159 on: January 19, 2020, 02:14:00 am »
Wouldn't most of the Area 88 machines qualify for this?

Some would.  You'd have to check their retirement status.  MiG 21 for example.  I wouldn't be surprised if the Russian AF were still operating some of them in which case it has not been retired by it's initial user yet and so doesn't qualify.

Morris's T-6 definitely and Nguyen Van Com's F-105 more likely than not qualify.  But everyone else is flying fairly modern birds. 
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Re: Out of Retirement - Discussion thread
« Reply #160 on: February 21, 2020, 06:28:19 am »
Gentlemen, many apologies but I am  away from home at the moment and my notepad is being non co-operative. I have locked the finished builds and will sort the rest out next Tuesday.

Once again apologies

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