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Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 11:38 am
Yes, R451 1996/97 142 069 (55719 - 55765) Regional Railways MPTE Grey
Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive
Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 12:18 pm
Thanks alot, Guess i'll have to play the waiting game for one to show up on ebay
Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 1:22 pm
The pacer could make a nice model but i rememebr buying one new & it was awful it ran like a bag of spanners hated points, corners & just about everything. If you spent around the same price as a new one & bought the bodys from modelspares & extra detailing parts you could build a really nice model which would run like a dream.
Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 2:15 pm
I bought a Pacer a while back on the Bay of Fools, in the GMPTE Orange, and it takes me back to my childhood. In fact our line still has them running to this day under Northern, and they do indeed have double fold doors still. And manky bus seats. They're still cool though, although give me a 101 any day!
Still, back to the model, mine is the early 2 motor one and runs horrifically!
Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 2:46 pm
tinsleytmd wrote:The pacer could make a nice model but i rememebr buying one new & it was awful it ran like a bag of spanners hated points, corners & just about everything. If you spent around the same price as a new one & bought the bodys from modelspares & extra detailing parts you could build a really nice model which would run like a dream.
Thanks for directing me towards modelspares. Thats much easier than waiting for one to pop up on ebay
Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2008 10:28 pm
Missed a livery out, forgot to put in the Regional Railways two tone blue and grey.
Most of the others were in the colours of the passenger transport executives (PTE's) for the region they were allocated to.
Which one did I miss
A list of all known Hornby Class 142 Pacer models.
R867 1988/92 142 048 (55589 - 55639) BR Provincial Sector Blue
R297 1988/89 142 013 (55554 - 55604) BR MPTE Orange
R326 1992/93 142 015 (55556 - 55606) BR Western Brown & Cream
R103 1994/95 142 023 (55564 - 55614) Regional Railways Grey
R451 1996/97 142 069 (55719 - 55765) Regional Railways MPTE Grey
R2161 2000/02 142 074 (55724 - 55770) Northern Spirit Blue & Green
R2611 2007? 142 045 (55586 - 55636) Mersey Railways Yellow
Issued with the following trainsets only and not on sale separately. Neither of these railcars where issued with a serial number.
R346 Twin Train Set 1995/96 142 020 (55561 - 55611) BR Yellow Tyne & Wear? Carries the name, Regional Railways
R1022 Spirits of the North 1999/2000 142 065 (55715 - 55761) Northern Spirit carries the name Northern Spirit.
I don't recall Hornby producing a 142 in Regional Railways two tone blue and grey livery. Unless you mean 142 023 ? (see photo)
A 6car 142 set (142 012, 142 014, 142 023) leaving Manchester Victoria 24-07-1991, couldn't get the 6 cars into a single photo, so I made two instead
I actually have both the Blue Regional railways and the yellow RR pacers.
Don't know if anyone is interested but here is the old orange one.
http://www.modeltrains.net.au/hornby/it ... itemid=690
Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2008 8:34 am
Thanks for the link to the orange railbus, I think the livery suits it!