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  1. More pictures in this week's engine shed: https://uk.Hornby.com/community/blog-and-news/engine-shed/marked-progress Not a Mk4 expert but they look good and I'd query if the new coupling is a Hornby version of Hunt Couplings. The close coupling looks very good
  2. Looks great James, I always loved the Merlin livery despite never seeing it in the flesh living up here in what was GNER land at the time. Quick question: will you be doing a Merlin set with the italic INTERCITY and Great Western branding on the Mk3s ?
  3. I've had a pre-order for the Mk4 TSOE, Mk4 DVT and the HST surrogate DVT cancelled by Hattons I've re ordered all 3 from Kernow today and the ordered was accepted and went through. I'm sharing this in the hope it helps others looking for the Mk4s. Matt
  4. I bought the new Hornby catalogue today, some lovely CAD of the new Mk4 TSOE. Looks good to my untrained eyes
  5. I have photos of 91s pre GNER with the silver grill, I also have a feeling that the 91s lost the bodyside swallows during the shadow privatisation period/GNER era pre repaints.
  6. Hi everyone During Covid I had to move out of the family home as I was redeployed to work on a Covid Positive ward and wanted to protect my family. On returning home I found an elderly relative had 'tidied up' my layout 'for safe keeping' while i was away. In doing so they caused considerable damage to stock etc I've added up the damage to locomotives and rolling stock e.g. stacking Hornby class 60 locomotives loose on top of each other and so on wrecking detailing parts and in several cases cracking either the body or chassis. Does anyone have any experience of claiming for model railway items on general household insurance? I know it's covered however the latest estimate has totalled the damage in excess of £2000! Does this mean I'll need loss adjusters? The collection is up to 30 years old and I certainly havent got receipts that far back and also certain pieces are irreplaceable such as a Great Gathering Sir Nigel Gresley at prices similar to those when bought new. Sorry if this rambles! Matt
  7. Sorry to bump this topic again. Does anyone know if the destination blinds light up if the cab lights are turned off? Many thanks Matt
  8. I'm thinking it would be relatively easy to convert 2 153s back into a 155?
  9. Thank you, I was there first weekend in February. Typical they move after all this time when I was finally going to go and try and get photos. Sods law really!
  10. Thank you, they were still at Portobello when I was in Edinburgh last month.
  11. Hi Does anyone have any details and photos of the East Coast wiring train please? I've tried the usual places and can't find anything unfortunately. The train has been abandoned south of the wheel lathe at Craigentinney since the end of the electrification scheme. Also what coaches were converted to form it?
  12. Hi everyone, having watched C5's programme about the NYMR on Friday the commentary kept repeating that their 9F was "the only one in the world". Obviously other 9Fs are in existence so is there anything particularly unique about the NYMR 9F?
  13. Hi everyone I know this is very niche but does anyone have any photos of stations/buildings/lamp posts/columns etc painted in the Northern Spirit house colours please. If anyone has access to the NS design guide (if one existed) and is willing to share the information that would be even better please. I've looked on Flickr and Google but can only a couple of pics from Middlesbrough of columns painted in the white/green/turquoise scheme. Many thanks. Matt
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