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  1. A little 'not before seen' sneak preview of the updated buffer beam with the coupler to one side... (ignore the oblong rivets, they've already been fixed... more new will be posted soon )
  2. We'd hope to yes, with a pack of the functional and 'hung up' version
  3. If you are looking at these: https://accurascale.co.uk/collections/couplers they are more modern, we're also restocking a new version with the Tommy bar the 'other' way around so they can be fitted functionally and look ok. We're making 8 distinctly different versions of the Manor in this first run, and the tooling suite is extensive to allow almost all variations.
  4. The accurascale option is a dedicated detail part, so you can fit the (metal) coupler hanging, in use, or hung to the side (a dedicated second coupler is provided for the 'hung' version)
  5. indeed I’m sure you could order a mixed weathered rake from them
  6. You can avail of 10% at checkout if you order two or more coaches and 70% of this run are TSO's so you should be safe that way
  7. The wagons feature standard NEM sockets on sprung kinematics, so any standard bar, or kadee will pop right in, On 3rd radius, the shortest kadee should give you nice close coupling.
  8. Yes, all the MDO, MDV and Coil A wagon packs and the respective 'exclusives' are coming in the same container.
  9. Drop our team an email / live chat with an address and we'll send you some batteries for the taillight
  10. Mk.2c CK (Composite Corridor), ex-FK, five of which were converted for internal ScotRail services circa 1985 and renumbered in the 755x series. The final one seems to have been withdrawn in 1992.
  11. Morning! We have just this morning received tooling final finished samples, and tweaks / polished from the last run, which puts final decorated samples about 4-5 weeks from now. At that point, we'll provide a comprehensive update and timeline. HTH!
  12. Correct. All 2c Cricklewood had a few 2b allocated over the years so you do see them from time to time, but overwhelmingly outnumbered by 2c on the MML
  13. if it helps we do flexible installments so you could put a few pounds a month away until delivery.
  14. https://fb.watch/7JRcD3BCRc/ Provides a sense of the scale of the HYA run alone
  15. Mk.2b SK (declassified FK) conversions first appeared in P5 for Spring 1986 although first conversions were 1984/5 apparently. There were 15 initially that were mostly allocated to Old Oak Common a handful to Eastern region depots. From 1986/7 there were 16 SKs and around half had moved to Bounds Green and were used on ECML relief trains while a few were allocated to Willesden Brent, with others at Longsight, Oxley, Cardiff and York Clifton. From the 1988 P5 they are all allocated to Wolverhampton Oxley in the new PXXX Provincial pool and used on cross-country services from the West Midlands to East Anglia. The following year there were just six left, split between Oxley, Derby and Edge Hill, the latter example being recorded in Manchester-Blackpool services. Oxley lost its allocation in 1990 and the five remaining vehicles were allocated to Derby, OOC and Willesden Brent, and examples were recorded in cross-country trains and summer saturday Euston-Pwllheli services. The last P5 book they appear in is the Summer/Autumn 1990 one, with Bounds Green's 19478 (ex-13478) being the last man standing.
  16. Absolutely. A well placed neodymium magnet on a gantry or tunnel can switch the lighting on and off. Some customers have suggested a magnetic fitted gantry on fiddle yards so that when a rake leaves the yard the coaches all activate and when it returns they are all switched off.
  17. they do. Think of them as physical switches just using a magnet to ‘flip’ rather than a teeny switch
  18. Pickups are on both bogies, wired via a stayalive capacitor to the lighting circuits via a magnetic relay. It would be a relatively small job to remove the mag relay and pop a small function decoder into the same position in the circuit, thus gaining DCC control should it be wished.
  19. At the moment, chip suppliers can't even supply 'regular' chips, directing all components to the manufacture of the higher value sound DCC chips. At the moment, we can't even source 'function' decoders due to the global microchip shortages.
  20. Our HYA / IIA range also include tail lights (at no additional cost) but they've now been fitted with the same mag-relay technology that's in these coaches, meaning a wave of the wand will activate / deactivate, rather than micro-switches which we're looking to do away with on all stock.
  21. The best way to keep new accurascale models flowing, is by supporting the ones already being made
  22. While Harris’s book is correct that this was introduced in 1970 it did not appear to be applied en mass to the 2b fleet until about 1973, and even then there are examples of coaches into the 1980s that are unbranded for whatever reason. These are also useful fodder for people that want to apply other branding such as NSE, Inter-City, ScotRail, and so on, especially in non standard positions (the NSE logos in particular seemed to move about a bit).
  23. For those customers in the UK wishing to buy the NIR sets in Sterling / Local delivery - here is the link again https://irishrailwaymodels.co.uk/
  24. Facebook defaults to only showing the ex-VAT price on everything unfortunately!
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