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  1. I have a short rake of these new MK2fs and am pretty pleased with them. I have swapped the fitted coupler at one end of each coach with the short shank version provided in the bag of accessories so that each couples together with one short shank to one medium shank version. The rake happily copes with my minimum 11inch radius curves. The short shank version also happily couples with my Farish Mk1s.
  2. I have seen very little news about this project in recent months but hope it is still progressing. Was anything said at yesterdays RevolutioN Facebook event? - I cant get the video from yesterday’s event to play for some reason.
  3. Thanks for the positive feedback - much appreciated To Macketty : regarding the hydraulic buffers, they were scratchbuilt using different diameter brass and plastic tubing, wrapped around a super large pin ( I picked up a box of 100 from John Lewis haberdashery dept). Higher res photo of these buffers attached plus a photo of some of the components I still have in my spares box. By the way the NSE ticket booth was also scratchbuilt, from plastic card.
  4. And here are just a few more photos. I still can’t see any means of rotating these so apologies if a few are wrongly orientated.
  5. Hello. Please see attached photo of the track plan (I’ve used the colour version showing power sections as this has photographed better). The light blue / pink tracks Immediately ‘beyond’ the station form a return loop that sits on a board below the station - as drawn in the middle of the plan. I have also attached a photo of the storage sidings that aren’t properly captured on the track plan.
  6. Hi Reinder The layout was originally designed to fit in a small ‘box-room’ bedroom but now has a larger home. The main dimensions of the core area as photographed are 6ft by 8ft, with an 8ft extension that accommodates a 13 track storage yard and return loop. I don’t have a fancy ‘templot’ style track plan but I will have a go at photographing a pen and ink drawing made 30 years ago and loading that to this site - hope you don’t mind waiting until the weekend. Mark
  7. Thanks for rotating the photos - and sorry it just wasn’t obvious to me how to do it. I choose Marylebone because it’s one of the few London termini thats’ real life size makes its model-able. I was also drawn to its general decrepitness which I am yet to reflect in my model. In fact I have applied a general dose of Network Southeast to lift it from the pure ‘blue grey’ era. My track plan reflects the pre 1980s resignalling layout although I have added two additional platforms before Chiltern Railways did this for real in the mid 2000’s. Mark
  8. Finding my way through the process to create a new topic so apologies if this hasn’t worked quite as it should - and further apologies if some of the photos are upside down. Anyway I thought I would post a few photos of my N Gauge model of Marylebone Station (and bolt on layout that loops trains back to the station, provides a continuous run and provides a connection to off layout storage sidings). This Model has in fact been 30 years in the making when the main station building was scratch built out of plasticard. The station concourse roof and train shed roof are all more recent - built in t
  9. Marke

    N gauge Class 50

    Does anybody have any intel on the sound fitted class 50s? I preordered one a couple of years back and understand retailers will still be honouring those orders despite the more recent change of policy by Dapol to only sell sound fitted locos direct.
  10. These EPs have pushed me over the line - order placed for an NSE one. One observation - nobody has mentioned the rather odd looking 'margin' around the panel that sits between the light clusters and the windscreen??
  11. These coaches look absolutely superb.
  12. This really is good news. Assuming a 313 in blue / grey makes the livery cut I will be signing up for two.
  13. Marke

    N gauge Class 50

    Well I think the Engineering Prototypes look fantastic - pushed me over the edge to place a preorder for two versions. In particular the bogie / body gap looks commendably small. I will leave the experts to reach a conclusion on the size of the windscreen but the prototypes certainly capture the look of the fifties to my eyes. Mark
  14. Already set out my wish list in another thread but, with my feet firmly in the BR blue era, I am crossing my fingers for: 1. A high density BR suburban DMU in blue / grey...shrinking the class 117 being the obvious route to achieve this 2. A blue grey 2EPB EMU 3. A class 31 without the roof mounted headcode box..i.e a 'toffee apple' 31 4. Would love a class 85 and a retooled 87 5. A class 45 peak with new DCC chassis
  15. Already looking forward to the 2019 annoucement and assuming Farish keep an eye on this thread I will keep my fingers crossed for: 1. A high density blue / grey suburban DMU...shrinking the class 117 being the obvious choice 2. A blue grey 2EPB EMU 3. One of the early class 31s without the roof mounted headcode box 4. Updated class 45 peak with DCC chassis. Oh and wouldn't a class 85 and a retooled 87 (both in blue) be lovely? In the meantime I will look forward to the MK 2f coaches, the Deltic with white window surrounds, and the Western Pullman. Mark
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