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by hairyhandedfool
Fri Apr 29, 2016 5:49 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Catering car for a Mk2E coach set
Replies: 7
Views: 944

Re: Catering car for a Mk2E coach set

Pennine MC wrote:I'm sure there were some Mk1 catering cars in InterCity and/or Swallow....


There were some in use with Anglia Railways and ONE Railway on the London Liverpool St.-Norwich services right up until the Pendolinos displaced Mk3s on the West Coast Mainline.
by hairyhandedfool
Tue Apr 12, 2016 6:46 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Revolution Trains propose Class 320 & 321 EMU in N
Replies: 11
Views: 1565

Re: Revolution Trains propose Class 320 & 321 EMU in N

I believe expressions of interest was just to gauge interest. So if you want some you need to order them now. I'll have a few to order shortly (payday can't come quick enough!).
by hairyhandedfool
Mon Apr 11, 2016 10:29 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Early MK2 coach liveries in the 80's & 90's
Replies: 5
Views: 717

Re: Early MK2 coach liveries in the 80's & 90's

I could be wrong, but I think all the early Mk2 style coaches went to Scotrail, Regional Railways and Network Southeast, so seeing one in Intercity would be quite a find!
by hairyhandedfool
Fri Apr 01, 2016 4:46 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: DB/EWS "Passenger" Train!
Replies: 5
Views: 740

Re: DB/EWS "Passenger" Train!

Hornby have produced the entire train in OO gauge in the EWS branded livery. DB's takeover of EWS has meant that the logos have changed and Hornby have released the DVT with the new logos.

Dapol have done the EWS loco and DVT in N gauge, but I don't think they have done the DB version
by hairyhandedfool
Tue Mar 08, 2016 8:11 pm
Forum: Dapol
Topic: Dapol imperfections or am I expecting too much?
Replies: 16
Views: 2645

Re: Dapol imperfections or am I expecting too much?

I don't buy models to sit on display in the box, so a slightly damaged or marked box is often an "acceptable loss" for me. As for the pannier, I'd expect a model of something to be a reasonable representation of the real thing, what you define as reasonable is debatable of course, but dist...
by hairyhandedfool
Tue Mar 08, 2016 6:47 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Which midland Pullman ? Advice / opinion please
Replies: 18
Views: 2389

Re: Which midland Pullman ? Advice / opinion please

Bachmann's £599.95 set (Hattons have apparently offered a pre-order price of £510, though that could change) differs from the previous example in only one respect, it is DCC Ready . The one you get off ebay will almost certainly be DCC Fitted (that's how they were released). So unless you like reall...
by hairyhandedfool
Tue Mar 08, 2016 5:49 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: A question on livery and area
Replies: 5
Views: 402

Re: A question on livery and area

Network Southeast livery really did get everywhere, partly through transfers of stock, but also depending on where stock was based and who needed it. The Network SouthEast 101s used by the Great Eastern division, for use on the Sudbury-Marks Tey line, where based at Norwich Crown Point, because NSE ...
by hairyhandedfool
Sun Dec 27, 2015 9:03 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Catering car for a Mk2D rake of cars
Replies: 7
Views: 667

Re: Catering car for a Mk2D rake of cars

What buffet you use could be determined by where and when you are modelling, for example, an air-con Mk2 would be easy to justify with a Mk3A/B buffet on the West Coast mainline, even in blue/grey, but not so much anywhere else.
by hairyhandedfool
Tue Dec 08, 2015 8:44 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: A small layout - OCT-DEC 2015 competition entry
Replies: 12
Views: 1700

Re: A small layout - OCT-DEC 2015 competition entry

I've been working too hard again, so 'play time' is at a premium, but I'm aiming to get some done this week around my 60 hours of work. The baseboard has bent slightly and I believe that is to do with how much glue has been used in attaching the card wrap to the underside, it's a disappointing devel...
by hairyhandedfool
Tue Nov 10, 2015 1:49 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby class 121
Replies: 7
Views: 557

Re: Hornby class 121

To be entirely fair I've always been hesitant with 'non-runners', especially where there is no indication of fault. I have previously bought a Bachmann 108 "non-runner" from a Liverpool shop, £30 bought as seen. Figured if it was dead the remaining parts might still be worth £30 on a certa...
by hairyhandedfool
Wed Nov 04, 2015 9:00 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: A small layout - OCT-DEC 2015 competition entry
Replies: 12
Views: 1700

Re: A small layout - OCT-DEC 2015 competition entry

Paper can be quite a strong material, it's all about how you use it I believe, hopefully I've got something right here. Progress was slowed somewhat by actual work getting in the way, but at last I have put the cereal card on and it did look a lot better, but I still wasn't happy with now it looked....
by hairyhandedfool
Sun Oct 25, 2015 9:45 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby "East Coast" class 91
Replies: 12
Views: 1116

Re: Hornby "East Coast" class 91

HST Mk3s are different to loco hauled variety certainly, but plan it right and you get both sets for relatively little cost. It being so closely tied to Hornby products is a red herring imo, ultimately I don't think it matters if Hornby sell 1,000 more HST power cars, because if Bachmann then sell 4...
by hairyhandedfool
Sat Oct 24, 2015 9:30 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby "East Coast" class 91
Replies: 12
Views: 1116

Re: Hornby "East Coast" class 91

The Mk3's are in need of upgrade to match the high standard of the power cars though. Hornby have effectively reserved these by making the HST power cars, as I can't see any other manufacturer making the coaches which are only any use with another manufacturer's (Hornby's) products. That's quite a ...
by hairyhandedfool
Tue Oct 20, 2015 4:23 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: A small layout - OCT-DEC 2015 competition entry
Replies: 12
Views: 1700

Re: A small layout - OCT-DEC 2015 competition entry

That was my thinking, I've also done it at 90 degrees to the strongest part of the paper structure to reduce the effect of any weakness there. http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll50/hairyhandedfool/IMG_1104_zpsfbj1fxzd.jpg My next task is to add the cereal card wrap, which may take a little time, b...
by hairyhandedfool
Mon Oct 19, 2015 6:22 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: A small layout - OCT-DEC 2015 competition entry
Replies: 12
Views: 1700

Re: A small layout - OCT-DEC 2015 competition entry

I'm somewhat reluctant to test it fully hehe, definitely still scope for being stupid.....

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