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RichardLong

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  1. Apparently, yes. My understanding is that curvature of the tunnel is a greater restriction than the height clearance.
  2. The ex-Merseyside stock was considered in the early 1980s. In the sixties there would have been no redundant Merseyside or W&C stock available.
  3. Received my first Hornby Terrier - W10 Cowes - yesterday and I have to say I'm very impressed with it. Ran flawlessly straight out of the box and looks absolutely beautiful.
  4. I'm not disagreeing with any of this. I placed my order, for four of them, when they were announced and I have been waiting patiently, while doing plenty of constructive things, for the past five years or more. If they come one day that'll be great and if they never come it won't be the end of the world. However, I was responding to someone else's suggestion that they might be tired of people asking for progress reports. I have not chased-them up myself but I can't help thinking that if they gave an update that might well stop people from doing so (not to mention that it would also be good customer service). I'm not going to cancel my order and I am prepared to wait patiently but it would be nice all the same to know if the model is likely to appear in the next year or so, or whether it remains on the back-burner for the foreseeable future.
  5. To be fair, if they posted an update with an honest assessment of where they're at and how much longer things might take (and whether the vehicles are ever likely to appear at all) people might stop asking for a while.
  6. From Hornby - mind you, that was on Wednesday afternoon and nothing further yet to say it's actually been despatched.
  7. Had an email yesterday to say the W10 I'd ordered was in stock and would be dispatched shortly
  8. Everything I've read (except for this article) says five units so I'm assuming the Guardian journalist got it wrong.
  9. Nice article about Island Line's tube trains in yesterday's Guardian - mentions my book as well https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/jan/02/isle-of-wights-rattling-rolling-charming-ex-tube-trains-face-end-of-the-line
  10. Nice article about the Island Line's tube stock in yesterday's Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/jan/02/isle-of-wights-rattling-rolling-charming-ex-tube-trains-face-end-of-the-line
  11. I have W9 on order from Rails and W10 on order from Hornby. At this stage I have no idea which one will arrive first...
  12. Since Christmas is almost upon us I just thought I'd mention that 'Ryde Rail' is still available and currently only £14 from Amazon https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1910809578/ Here's the review from the Railway Magazine:
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