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Y18 Atkinson Prepros

Postby YYS4BOB » Wed May 17, 2017 10:40 pm

Have just received 2nd prepro model.

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The lower example is the new addition. Several changes to the earlier example.

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With the production issues

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Re: Y18 Atkinson Prepros

Postby GHOSTHUNTER » Thu May 18, 2017 10:21 am

Apart from the 'Tampo' printing, what other differences are you aware of Bob.

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Re: Y18 Atkinson Prepros

Postby YYS4BOB » Thu May 18, 2017 1:22 pm

There's nothing special about the components on these, but there is a much earlier development model in existence. This used to be in a Belgian collection which was sold off years ago. I lost track of this item then.

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I think even the dropside body was plastic on this one. Certainly only has a partial chassis component, and yet more different lettering. Would love to find it again and add it to the fleet.
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Re: Y18 Atkinson Prepros

Postby GHOSTHUNTER » Thu May 18, 2017 2:04 pm

Thank's Bob.

Would be nice to track it down again and even better if you could add it to the collection, but there's a certain Mr Mick Flack out there somewhere, who I expect would be wanting the same... :D

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Re: Y18 Atkinson Prepros

Postby Tinman » Sat May 20, 2017 4:24 pm

Wonderful models. Thanks for sharing these with us.
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Re: Y18 Atkinson Prepros

Postby matchboxtom » Mon May 22, 2017 11:20 pm

Always enjoy seeing prepro models.

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Re: Y18 Atkinson Prepros

Postby YYS4BOB » Tue May 23, 2017 4:07 pm

The earlier incarnation of the Atkinson.

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The prepro looks much better than the production model in my opinion. No steam wagons have grey tyres, and the silver painted boiler is more accurate as boilers on the real machines are often painted with aluminium paint. The decals were too complex for the tampo process I guess, and I suppose the 8 spoke wheels are stronger than the 5 spoke examples on the prepro.
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