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  1. +1 to hoping these will use the HST-P roof and that it will also be available as a spare part. For what its worth these are the suggestions I posted on the Dapol Digest: Mk 3a coaches with the correct 3 Roe-Vac roof vents (as per the Prototype HST MK 3 coach roof, released last year) Mk 3b Pullman FO coaches in Executive Livery with names (+1 to @chriswrightmk and his post from 2019) - the HST style Mk 3 coach roof with a single square vent at each end would be correct for these coaches Blue/Grey and Executive Liveries with the "Inter-City" or "InterCity" brandi
  2. Hey Brian I suspect that 26008 was never fitted with slow speed control. Thanks for looking up the extra details. Cheers Tom.
  3. Thanks for your several extremely detailed and interesting posts! I have a question about the slow speed fitted locomotives. The slow speed control class 26s are listed in most books as D5300-5306 which became 26001-26007 (I think D5300 was 26007 not D5307 as in the quote below, as D5307 became 26020). Yet in the 1980s, 26008 was also included in what became the "Railfreight Coal, Lothians" subsector pool and was painted in Railfreight Coal livery like 26001-26007. Picture here (Flickr link - not my original photo). Was 26008 also eventually fitted with slow speed contr
  4. Those etches look really good, Steve. Is there a possibility if any Mk2 or Mk3 coach etches? In particular: the early Mk2 FK, which has numerous detail differences from the Mk2a FK including a different, more square window shape with 4 part sliding ventilators (Bachmann got the proportions wrong in the 00 version) and a different level to the horizontal divider on the toilet window Like this one (Flickr link - not my original photo) Mk3 HST catering vehicle sides - the TRUB would be most useful but TRSB and TRUK I’m sure would be of interest to
  5. Could be! At the time it seemed like a great idea to keep my "Combined Volumes" right up to date with changes in depot allocations, livery, set formations and withdrawals etc - but now I wish I had an unadulterated one without all of my editing. Thanks very much for checking.
  6. I'm 99.9% certain the HST in J11044 is one of the two "Pullman" HST sets which retained dual catering vehicles and an increased proportion of first class; most likely the Tyne Tees Pullman set. Zooming on on the TF on the left hand side the vehicle number looks like 41154 and the toilet window label looks like coach "E". The 1990 Platform 5 Locomotives and Coaching Stock "combined volume" (Peter Fox) lists the formation of HST set HT 35, based at Heaton, Newcastle, as: 41153 (TF), 41066 (TF), 405?? (TRFK*), 41154 (TF), 40741 (TRFB), 42205 (TS), 42210 (TS),
  7. I have a second hand copy of "Diesels of the Regions - Scottish Region" by Tom Noble, published in 1984 by OPC. I was fairly sure it has a picture of a class 21 at the original Fort William station so I've just had a look. Sure enough Plate 148 illustrates D6137 at Fort William - on the above mentioned train! The caption reads "Part of the ... original Fort William Station can be seen in this view of No. D6137. It has just arrived on 1st June 1963 after rescuing "The Jacobite" steam rail tour from Glasgow, following the failure, at Gorton, of one of its locomotives. Behind No D6137
  8. Total wishlisting speculation...but I think the following would both be winners: Swindon Class 120 across Country DMU Class 303 “Blue Train” (refurbished or unrefurbished - or both!) Cheers Tom.
  9. Thanks for the info Bomag. Info from another forum confirms that the two "003" coaches were actually ordered first and hence have the separate lot numbers you listed - and they were the two coaches with "M" prefixes. I think I was mistaken to suggest that 11001 and 12001 had been "M" prefixed and I now think Dapol are correct. It was suggested that 11003/12003 were the first two coaches modified with 3-phase supply and tested with MK1 generator coach ADB975325 - see full reply here - and hence they were kept with the prototype HST and renumbered (to 41002/42002) and tw
  10. I had a closer look at my Dapol Prototype HST yesterday and noticed that most of the coaches have "E" prefixes to the running numbers, but two have "M". Specifically: Saloon pack 1 (2P-007-001) contains FOs E11000, E11001, and TSOs E12000, E12001 Saloon pack 2 (2P-007-002) contains FOs E11002, M11003, and TSOs E12002, M12003 Buffet pack (2P-007-003) contains (T)RSB E10000 and (T)RUK E10100 For some reason I thought I had remembered that it was the two coaches which were later rebuilt to Royal Train saloons (11001 and 12001) which were "M" prefixed at one
  11. C19838 shows “Blue Peter” at the head of the charter involved in the infamous and catastrophic Durham wheel slip incident which caused extensive damage to the locomotive’s motion, cylinders and driving wheels. The driver was also injured. Repairs took at least 18 months to complete.
  12. Order placed. Great to see another run, as these have been going for silly ££££ on eBay. I wonder IF (big if) you could arrange for Dapol to use the newly tooled correct Mk3a roof (Tooled for the prototype HST) for this release? I appreciate this would be a deviation from the previous specification, but a change for the better if possible? cheers Tom
  13. Thanks JP, good to know ScotRail corridor stock was still around in the late 80s. Don’t worry - I have all sorts of unrealistic plans in my head to modify various RTR items (changes which nobody else would notice) eg Dapol HST catering vehicles with the correct window layouts, a Farish Mk1 RBR. Maybe I also need to learn that life’s too short...
  14. My initial reaction to seeing these items was that Bachmann/Farish had made a mistake in releasing ScotRail branded Mk1 corridor stock (SK/BSK), as my memory of loco-hauled ScotRail services in the mid-late 1980s was that most had been upgraded to at least vacuum braked Mk2 stock (2z if you like - e.g. Edinburgh-Dundee) or air braked Mk 2a/2c (e.g. Edinburgh/Glasgow-Inverness). I thought that the remaining Mk1 stock was mainly open (TSO, BSO etc) on the likes of the West Highland Line. However I probably have a lowland/Edinburgh memory bias as that’s where I lived. A look through a
  15. Thanks for that explanation, makes sense now. I should have flicked back a page!
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