upgraded SSR S Class engines
Now, what we should do is make up an S Class pack with a heap of relevant pictures full side on, full front and rear as well as top views
If we submit all the shots, I know someone who can run them past SSR for approval, if Trainorama first gains permission to use the scheme.
We then can present the correct features to BBB and talk him into running upgraded SSR S Class engines
Well I think its better than complaining afterwards?? No??
Lots of great photographers out there, would not take a lot of time to prepare a pack.
If you want to sent stuff to Traino, contact me, as I can contact Traino BBB quickly and get him to call you to arrange receipt of??
I would be very surprised if Bob doesn't already have good details of the S class.
However, I assume we are talking about S317 here (that's the only S in SSR colours) and S302.
I saw these two at Kensington early in January having cut off from a grain train.
S 317 is never going to be accurately modified in its form following the collision at Baranwartha which wrote off the nose.
The cab front windows are noticeably at a shallower angle (laid back further) than a standard locomotive.
The headlight has a B class glazing ring and glass rather than the standard S class version.
The headlight casing looks longer than standard.
To reproduce this accurately would require a new cab moulding only to be used for models of S317.
The cost of that would make the models unaffordable.
If actual buyers (as opposed to Railpage experts not interested in buying one) would be happy to have a standard S class painted in the two yellow and black liveries carried by S 317, Bob might make such a model. But it is not economically possible to make an accurate model of S 317 as it is today.
To change the subject slightly, would anyone be interested in any of the four (S317, GMs 10, 22 and 27) in Great Northern colours? That seems to be a gap in what is currently available....