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Hmph! It's just like you Brits to leave us in anticipation. [Edited by moderator. inappropriate comment][/i] Obviously, we shall not be satisfied (and thus will continue to pester you) until you have given us a thorough briefing including pictures of the actual model! This "request", of course, is meant only in the most respecful and conciliatory of tones. We await your report with baited breath!
 

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Posted By tacfoley on 03/05/2009 6:05 AM


The few other minor things can be dealt with via e-mail to Cliff, and have been. 
 
 
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Mr. Foley,
Please let us know what these minor things were so that we Royal Hudson owners can all be prepared to look for them in case they effect out locos.
Or was this things broken during shipment?
Regards
David leech,
Delta, Canada
 

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Hello Terry. So happy that your engine has arrived. Sounds like this engine may be Accucraft's best to date. Have fun.
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Gentlemen

Seems that some cannot understand a polite request to keep things on topic of the Royal Hudson, the next step is a locked topic.
 

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Posted By David Leech on 03/05/2009 7:00 PM
Posted By tacfoley on 03/05/2009 6:05 AM


The few other minor things can be dealt with via e-mail to Cliff, and have been.


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Mr. Foley,
Please let us know what these minor things were so that we Royal Hudson owners can all be prepared to look for them in case they effect out locos.
Or was this things broken during shipment?
Regards
David leech,
Delta, Canada


Dear Mr Leech - remember you twisted my arm, but since the 'minor problems' have been well-sorted out, thanks to Messrs Cliff AccuCraft and Alan Wright et al - here they are/were -

Item the First - My loco arrived in totally perfect condition in every respect, after coming from China to California, thence to North West Oregon, and back over the entire USA, the Atlantic Ocean, to [eventually] be dumped in return for vast amount of excise duty, in front of my mud hut by the creek. Nothing was bent, broken, distorted, or in any way, place or form where it should not have been, thanks mainly to the often-noted 'mummification' used by AMMC to seal up their products.

Item the Second - the entire cab area of MY particular loco was swathed in soggy, alcohol-soaked wrapping tissue - something that owes NOTHING to me celebrating on opening it up. I was almost laid out by the strength of the stuff, maybe because I not a drinker, and had to knock a hole in the mud-wall of the hut to enable the fumes to ecape. I mention this mainly because the beef with the US TSA seems to revolve around the limitations of transporting alcohol or gas-fired model steam locos by air these days, and sending even a a new model that smells like a 'shiner's cabin' might cause a few problems. Certainly, the stuff that I could smell would probalby have laid out a lesser man or sniffer dog. I think it may have been the final pre-shipment toast given to my particular loco, since it has been the subject of many a whinge over the last couple of years, and they were simply happy to see it go - rather like launching a ship with a bottle of champagne. Whatever the stuff was, I have come across local 'shine' that was considerably less potent...perhaps they should market it as a sideline as 'Old Dirigible' or somesuch name.

Item the Third - the wick material, called Super Wick, arrived in a separate bag for you, the new owner, to install. This is not too much of a hassle, providing you have the instructions, which brings me nicely on to...

Item the Fourth - no instructions.

and to Item the Fifth, and last - the tools, consisting of a couple of teeny hex wrenches familiar to those of us with AccuCraft products, a rather battered blue plastic handled nut-driver and another all-metal version of the same thing, were lying loose in the loco box. I only found the smaller of the two wrenches because it was stuck to the generous swathe of heavy duty Scotch tape so beloved by our BMMC loco builders and packers. The usual couple of plastic syringes and a teeny bag of bolts were all that were in a shredded plastic bag - the bottom having been torn out somehow, releasing all the other items...... Since the outers were still vacuum-sealed, I cannot blame HM Customs & Excise here, so it must remain a mystery.

Apart from those minor niggles, none of which took away the excitement and pleasure that can be obtained from opening up something long awaited, yesterday was a VERY good day.

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Seems our moderator is enjoying his power over the people as much as Obama is spending our money.... sad to see our freedoms reduced by a few

Tac, your second item is interesting in reference to the US TSA....

Steve S. if you would be so kind, could you email me the link the moderator removed from your post as "inappropriate"? BTW don't feel slighted, he removed my first post entirely hehe
 

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Keeping the topic on track....

David
Did you have any complete your Hudson with a spot of paint along with any other minor changes?
 

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...and to Item the Fifth, and last - the tools, consisting of a couple of teeny hex wrenches familiar to those of us with AccuCraft products, a rather battered blue plastic handled nut-driver and another all-metal version of the same thing, were lying loose in the loco box.  I only found the smaller of the two wrenches because it was stuck to the generous swathe of heavy duty Scotch tape so beloved by our BMMC loco builders and packers.  The usual couple of plastic syringes and a teeny bag of bolts were all that were in a shredded plastic bag - the bottom having been torn out somehow, releasing all the other items......  Since the outers were still vacuum-sealed, I cannot blame HM Customs & Excise here, so it must remain a mystery.
 
Apart from those minor niggles, none of which took away the excitement and pleasure that can be obtained from opening up something long awaited, yesterday was a VERY good day.[end quote]
 





Strange, my Hudson also arrived with the bag of tools and screws torn open.  I don't know if I lost anything since there is no packing list of what should be in the bag.
 
 

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Posted By k5pat on 03/06/2009 8:22 AM
...and to Item the Fifth, and last - the tools, consisting of a couple of teeny hex wrenches familiar to those of us with AccuCraft products, a rather battered blue plastic handled nut-driver and another all-metal version of the same thing, were lying loose in the loco box. I only found the smaller of the two wrenches because it was stuck to the generous swathe of heavy duty Scotch tape so beloved by our BMMC loco builders and packers. The usual couple of plastic syringes and a teeny bag of bolts were all that were in a shredded plastic bag - the bottom having been torn out somehow, releasing all the other items...... Since the outers were still vacuum-sealed, I cannot blame HM Customs & Excise here, so it must remain a mystery.

Apart from those minor niggles, none of which took away the excitement and pleasure that can be obtained from opening up something long awaited, yesterday was a VERY good day.[end quote]






Strange, my Hudson also arrived with the bag of tools and screws torn open. I don't know if I lost anything since there is no packing list of what should be in the bag.

I'd guess that the missing packing list was one of the first things that fell out...



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It willl have to wait a little while before I can post anything on Youtube, since for some reason my new PC stops sending stuff upline any bigger than a couple of seconds....one brave soul with sixteen cars [Alan knows who he is, no doubt] has offered the use of his track and train for me to haul around - an offer I'm tempted to take up on.

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Terry,
Follow the link below for a Youtube clip of the prototype Royal Hudson running with 8 of our cars in late 2006 on curves of 20 foot radius. Twenty cars would not be a problem even on a tighter track. We also had trouble uploading at the time and Geoff Calver was kind enough to oblige.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Fc0ijEDgxI

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Hi Tac,


Nice loco! But where are the 12 coaches for the train?
Its got to have something to pull, and looking at one of the videos on one of them, it will easily take 12 at the back of the tender


Yup, I can guess that train will cost more than the loco!!!
But the thouight is there.
 
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