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  1. Hi, Tim Horn is very much operational. I had a delivery from him just last week. Placed an order for some boards from stock (ie not a custom design), and it was with within 3 weeks. Believe he is attending the Portsmouth show this weekend. Cheers, Paul P.S. Tim’s boards go together with ease and (in my opinion) worth every penny.
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    N gauge Class 50

    Ah I see, thanks. Wasn't aware of that. Paul
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    N gauge Class 50

    Did it have any pipes factory fitted and/or pipes in an accessory bag? Scratch that - Grahame's answered it... Paul
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    N gauge Class 50

    Hi, Same here. I have 5 of them and only accessory in the bag is ploughs. The manual says that 'short air pipes' are factory fitted to the model, and 'long pipes' should be in the accessory bag. Instead, all 5 of mine have come from the factory with long pipes fitted (coupling gets caught now on corners & pointwork!) with no 'short' pipes at all. Pretty annoying. Would also be interested to know what others have found with theirs. Paul
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    N gauge Class 50

    Hi, Same here. I have 5 of them and only accessory in the bag is ploughs. The manual says that 'short air pipes' are factory fitted to the model, and 'long pipes' should be in the accessory bag. Instead, all 5 of mine have come from the factory with long pipes fitted (coupling gets caught now on corners & pointwork!) with no 'short' pipes at all. Pretty annoying. Would also be interested to know what others have found with theirs. Paul
  6. Also perhaps that a numbered version will not be offered against an unnumbered will be a good thing. I could understand someone buying the numbered version over an unnumbered one, but will someone who wants a mk3 sleeper really pass just because there are no numbered versions available? I’m all for unnumbered coaching stock personally, as it saves loads of work and worry removing factory applied numbers, but then I like to renumber my coaching stock individually. Oddly, don’t care about it with the freight stock though! Paul
  7. Possibly only the first 10 or 11 had large vents perhaps? 009 B/G Large vents - 1985 010 NSE Large Vent, no date but unit is NLL branded so prob post ‘90 Can’t find decent pic of 011 012 Small Vents B/G - 1985 013 Small vent B/G - no date So there were small vented Blue/Grey units about, just needs careful number selection. One useful thing might be to have an easily removeable NRN Pod for those wishing to model the early life. Regards, Paul
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    N gauge Class 50

    Revised NSE has nothing to do with the darker blue. Revised NSE livery was no upsweeps on locos and 121s (ie horizontal banding) with all other MUs getting ‘cornered’ upsweeps. This came into effect circa. August ‘87 and the original blue was retained at this time. The darker Blue was introduced circa. June ‘88, due fading as mentioned, by which time stock was getting ‘Revised livery’. So, three livery versions applied to a class 50, but only two on a cl 47! No 47s got revised with the original blue, as after the first 5 Stratford locos got NSE’d the next 47 through the NSE paint shop was October ‘88 so went straight to dark blue revised. Regards, PauL
  9. And some super unrealistic wishful thinking from me.... If we had the trailer car for a 315/508 etc, coupled with Revs experience of producing a mk3 bodyshell unit (ie the 321) then perhaps we might one day see a 455/7! I know, I know, never gonna happen. But I can dream.... Paul
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    Farish Class 319

    Can’t remember if it was a thread here, or possibly on the DEMU forum, but someone had shared a CAD image of the 319 from the ‘Bachmann Times’ or whatever it is called. Many errors were noted, including side windows too curved, headlight cluster too large, and front profile not correct, ie not returning to the vertical towards the bottom of the front slope. I understand that the feedback was received at Farish who said the image was of an early CAD and these items were corrected on later CAD. Yet here we are with an EP tooling full of the same issues in that ‘early’ CAD. I don’t hold out much hope of these things being corrected now that metal will have been cut, as it will no doubt be very expensive for them to correct. But then I doubt I’ll be able to afford one anyway so I shouldn’t worry too much I suppose. Though that is of no benefit to those looking for an accurate 319. I note this is a 319/1 version. Wonder how the 319/0 will look? Paul
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    Farish mark 2 DBSO

    Ahh, that makes sense. Ta. Paul
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    Farish mark 2 DBSO

    Does the DBSO at least come DCCReady? Do the lights even work on the N version then? Paul
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    Farish Class 319

    Looks very much like they’ve omitted the horizontal groove just below cab windows, instead putting the handrails on plinths. Looks like the holes for the wiper etches are too high and get in the way of said groove. Shame about the headlights. Perhaps they are using standard parts, but certainly the marker lights are too big, causing the headlight housing to be oversized. The marker light should be same height as the diameter of the tail light, with headlight just a little larger. At least the face looks ‘square’. Paul
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    Farish mark 2 DBSO

    They look lovely!
  15. Hi, I'm by no means a container expert, just wondering, are any of those 5 liveries applicable to a mid - late 80s train? Kind Regards, Paul
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