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  1. GordonC

    Class 85

    I always think with the domino headcode that they could do with the domino as perhaps a sticker on the front of the glazing rather than behind. When its behind it gives an odd recessed look
  2. This shot suggests it was taken inside 142014 which was delivered in GMPTE orange and brown prior to entering service
  3. I thought they were like one of these or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:141113Interior.JPG The second one is a Class 141 interior so 2+2 seating rather than 2+3 found in the 142s, but I thought the seat moquette was brown and orange and like that in the GMPTE ones. I cant quite remember what was used in the Provincial and Skipper versions or whether the outside colour meant a different moquette inside
  4. GordonC

    Class 142

    Original Provincial as in the picture for me
  5. I suspect they like to hold back popular liveries to try and extend the sales life of the toolings, but as we have seen with the Class 31, it can take them forever to cover basic livery options. I do think we're in a different market now though and with the way prices are, they are probably better cashing in on sales while they can and holding back on popular liveries only leaves the door open for competitors to do their own tooling
  6. GordonC

    Hornby APT 2020

    I wouldn't expect there to be too many production runs of the APT, I can see these two versions being produced now and that being it ..... unless they wildly underestimate demand.
  7. GordonC

    Hornby APT 2020

    I would have expected the powered NDM to be driving both bogies anyway - 4 powered wheels might be ok for a DMU but not a 14 car APT (or even 7 each with 2 NDMs)
  8. The upper band and lower bands were the same colour, but the lower one is probably affected more by the tumblehome changing the light reflection and road dirt spray so the upper one would be better to use to judge
  9. GordonC

    Hornby APT 2020

    It listed 12 Trailer Seconds but no Trailer Unclassifieds in the 4830x number range - so at some point the plan must have changed and the 12x TS became 6x TS and 6x TU
  10. GordonC

    Hornby APT 2020

    I'd happily pay the extra to get 2 motored NDMs with the black front and dont really want to pay an extra £100 for something that would cost a few pounds to be a full power car
  11. GordonC

    Hornby APT 2020

    Odd that they're tooling up the NDM as both motorised and unmotorised versions - when the unmotored one is only going in the 7 car set
  12. GordonC

    Hornby APT 2020

    They have the same bogies, is the gearing is not different though when they have a maximum speed of 90mph and 50149 got a pair of Class 37 bogies and had its max speed lowered to 80mph for its freight tests didn't it?
  13. GordonC

    Hornby APT 2020

    Interesting that they used a pair of modified Class 37s in those ECML drag tests to get to 100mph - I'd have thought there would have been loco types available capable of 100mph or where it was closer to their design speed like 47s or 50s (since the deltics would have gone by then). I wonder what modifications they made to the 37s too.
  14. GordonC

    Dapol Class 21/29

    Is the yellow correct on D6129 there where there's a horizontal step between the windscreen yellow coming down and the yellow front? without looking at reference pictures, it looks odd and the style on D6318 looks more what I would have expected
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