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  1. 47475

    N gauge Class 50

    Did anyone get any photos of the 50149 sample model at TINGS that they are able to share?
  2. I'm hoping they'll finally sort these issues with 50149, but I haven't seen any decent enough photos from TINGS to make a judgement yet.
  3. I couldn't help noticing from peoples' photos from the Farish stand at TINGS (and on the Bachmann website) is that a blue/grey MK2A BSO (374-680B) has been announced and is due in Jan/Feb, yet still no TSOs.
  4. I couldn't agree more. Imagine entering the N gauge hobby in the last four years and simply wanting a typical rake of blue/grey MK1s or MK2As.
  5. Wonderful layout and some locos I remember well from those times, as a Darlington lad.
  6. Introducing a 'staple' like the MK2B/C would be quite something. A more realistic approach than Farish in terms of availability/frequency of release of their MK1/MK2A TSOs that a lot of people need and can't get hold of would be welcome though. Whilst blue/grey would be the real 'staple', other liveries that spring to mind for my era would be InterCity (original lettering), INTERCITY (swallow), INTERCITY charter (white roof), NSE and Regional Railways - including the odd one or two that were painted to the InterCity livery template and always stood out in a regular RR rake.
  7. This was certainly a surprise and as much as I told myself to resist a Dapol one if ever released, I think I will take the plunge on a RevolutioN one. I am happy to continue supporting RevolutioN given the quality they are bringing to our hobby. I like both the original Yeoman and ARC versions, but 59001 or 002 in original Yeoman livery is probably going to be my choice.
  8. These were Provincial livery, although some may have been de-branded from Trans-Pennine. These pre-dated the Regional Railways livery, as the lower body colour was the same shade of beige used on InterCity, rather than the silver/grey colour used when they went into Regional Railways branding.
  9. I have just ordered four pairs of these. Excellent choice of wagon in terms of eras and versatility.
  10. 47475

    N gauge Class 50

    I only have the one 50 but I agree with you about the running. I have about a dozen Farish 47s and they are prone to pickup issues.
  11. So who is going to be snapping up those public toilets? Form an orderly queue!
  12. I used to go to C & G Models in the 90s. If I remember correctly, Cliff was the chap that was usually working there. Nice fella. Now I'm back in the hobby (N rather than OO now), Monk Bar is my retailer of choice. Great shop and nice bunch of guys. Combining a few model purchases with the many real ale pubs in York, it makes for a fine day out.
  13. I've ordered every version except the one with Mainline branding and current hazard flashes, as that one is just a bit too modern for my era. Really looking forward to these.
  14. I'm with you on this. I have a rake of RevolutioN early KFAs and also have some C-Rail FSAs on order for an early 90s rake. There just aren't many good quality standard 20ft and 40ft containers suitable for this period.
  15. Great to see this break cover already. I'll certainly be taking an olive green and a 'Dutch' version.
  16. Here is an interesting one if you fancy a Class 08 in the middle of your freight train: 1981-04-09 37079, 08860 Eaglescliffe by John Carter, on Flickr
  17. I'd like to see them do a MK3 in the later RTC livery, as well as a re-run of the early RTC red/blue they released a few years ago - minus the lettering error this time around.
  18. I remember seeing 47712 in full ScotRail livery heading south through Darlington on a rake of InterCity MK2 aircon stock somewhere between 1989 and 1991. Whether this was it's transfer south, I don't know. It definitely operated Waterloo-Exeter services after repainting into the then new Parcels red/grey livery, with NSE flashes.
  19. I'll throw in a guess. Class 305 EMU, with a nice number of livery options.
  20. Superb photos. It is also the first time I've seen this thread and am very glad it was bumped.
  21. These were my spotting days and I will certainly be following this thread with interest. Excellent choice of locos and stock. Those polybulks look superb too.
  22. I never knew that! I live and learn. I just noticed it at 2:22 in this video too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9lA9g0BTyE I'm also still planning to model a couple of blue/grey MK2As with white Trans-Pennine branding, although close up reference photos are hard to come by. I've identified at least two such vehicles that existed though.
  23. I'd love such a rake and am determined to have one. I actually asked Mike about this when I visited his shop a couple of years ago, but at the time he did not think it would be practical. I am looking at having a few of the Regional Railways MK2s partially resprayed and rebranded once they are released, but the FK and MK1 BG might have to be full resprays. A RTR Trans-Pennine set would therefore be very welcome.
  24. I have a handful of Farish 47s that prefer corners to straight sections!
  25. Some great posts and memories in this thread. For me it started with the Hornby 'Midnight Freight' set as a kid in the late 1980s. This comprised a Railfreight red stripe liveried Class 58 and a few random wagons which, of course, were not prototypical. I remember Mighty White and Red Arrows branded vans, but there were a few others too. Up until the mid-90s I collected a few other OO pieces and joined the Blyth & District Model Railway Society (BDMRS) as a junior member when we lived in Northumberland. My favourite model was a Lima Class 47 that was fully resprayed into InterCity ScotRail livery as 47637 'Springburn' by Cramlington Models. I later sold the handful of locos and stock I had built up to fund my first holiday to Spain with friends when I was about 16. I took very little interest in trains during the late 90s and early 2000s. In the late 2000s, and by now living abroad and in my late twenties, I fancied the idea of a N gauge layout in my apartment and happened upon the CJM Models website, where I saw the then recently completed Class 47/7 push-pull set in BR Large Logo blue with blue/grey MK3s and DBSO that someone had commissioned. I ended up ordering a set in the mid-80s full ScotRail livery and that was my first foray back into the hobby. I thought I might as well prove to myself that I was serious, as it certainly cost a few quid! Since then I've been building up a fair amount of N gauge locos and rolling stock and continue to do so. Maybe one day when I move back to the UK I'll even join a club again.
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