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  1. Here are a few more photos of Morecambe now the station roof is built and a couple of lights added. A few people and animals - especially seagulls have appeared too. Thanks Mark
  2. Hi Kev, Really looking forward to the show and seeing you all. I’ve not been in my old school since I left in 1996 and the new venue is only a short walk from my mums. I’ll add some more photos of my new mini layout Morecambe once I’ve added a few more details. Thanks Mark
  3. Hi Cav/Alex, Another fabulous addition to the first batch of 56’s, certainly something for everyone covering the lifespan of the locos. With this having worked up to Carlisle several times both on freight and driver route learning runs, it’s one I’m about to order. You can place your orders at Rainbow Railways for this latest announcement and all the other options. We are taking a £30 deposit to secure your order but if for any reason between now and release you change your mind there is no problem having this refunded to you. https://rainbowrailways.co.uk/product/cavalex-models-cm-56091-dcr-class-56-56091-in-dc-rail-livery-oo-gauge/ Thanks Mark
  4. Hi, Just a post of thanks to Stephen for sorting out and creating an order for an 8 coach set of the Edinburgh low lander portion. Seeing the painted samples appear inevitably led to a purchase of these along with a Caledonian 92. The colours look great on both and decided that by getting an Edinburgh destination will allow 4 coaches to run on Rannoch until I build the big layout. Superb service as normal thanks Mark
  5. Hello everyone, Just thought I’d share the latest Bachmann Class 66 to get the Rainbow treatment. DB’s green machine 66004 I am a climate hero resprayed and artwork printed directly on the body sides. Even has tiny leaf transfers next to the cab top light on the ends. These have just hit the website today and already very popular. https://rainbowrailways.co.uk/product/Bachmann-class-66-66004-i-am-a-climate-hero-livery-db-oo-gauge-dcc-ready-repaint/ Thanks Mark
  6. Cheers Mick, don’t you just love auto correct on you phone.
  7. I’m looking forward to the VEA coming out. Looks superb from the video Andy shared. I’ve built 3 of the park side kids which do go together nicely and even did a couple of ODA’s but I’m going to get 3 of the new Bachmann model as they will go very nicely into my MOD van train which just happens to be made up entirely of Bachmann stock. cheers Mark
  8. Hi Fran and all at Accurascale, It’s great to see the image of the printed sides at the factory. I think it’s captured the look of them brilliantly and the faded/removed first branding looks very effective. A block trainload off these is going to look very good. Thanks Mark
  9. Hi Fran, Appreciate the update with photos. Really glad I’ve ordered 92010 as well to go with the other 2 last week as it looks a nice colour in your photos. No worries with the delays either. Would far rather have a top quality model that these will be than rushed through. Cheers Mark
  10. Hi Fran, The 37/7 is nice to see being done and im sure there will be plenty to tempt in the 2nd batch. There’s enough in the first lot of course! thanks Mark
  11. Cheers for the update Fran. Well I gave in yesterday and ordered a 3rd class 92 in Cale Sleeper livery. I think the Lowlander Edinburgh portion of the MK5’s will follow. Thanks Mark
  12. Hi Chris, Great to hear from you. All good here but things are busy since June with my softplay finally reopened after 16 months closed. I’ve progressed the new big fiddle yard and have trains running. It’s supposed to be for use with several planned layouts but Newlands will also be able to be used once a couple of end plates are built to bridge the slight size difference. It will mean we can bring it out again and have far more capacity to run a wide variety of trains through. Well that’s the plan anyway. Will be at Glasgow next year and hopefully see you there. All the best Mark
  13. Hi Piston, When I built my model of Rannoch I didn’t realise there had been a turntable there in the past at first, so it was a bit of a surprise to find out. There is still an old camping coach which belongs to a fishing club beyond the turntable well. I’m not sure when it was removed or the reasons for putting the turntable in originally. All my interest and research focussed on 2005 onwards and I didn’t go much further back than the 80’s when the signal box was no longer used and the RETB was installed which changed the direction of trains through the platforms etc. A few images of it come up on Flickr and there are a few books on the West Highland line so hopefully one of those will contain information on it. thanks Mark
  14. Hi everyone, Thanks to everyone who has visited our new shop since we opened at the end of April and to all our online customers throughout the UK and beyond. We are very fortunate to be able to stock all the leading model railway manufacturers of British outline ranges and as a result are increasing our shelf space and display counters to offer even more choice. Thanks Mark
  15. Hello everyone, Just thought a little update that we are delighted to now be official Bachmann stockists. Thanks to Ron and the team at Bachmann, over the coming weeks more Bachmann, Graham Farish, Scenecraft and Woodland scenic products will be arriving in store and on our website. As items arrive or confirmed orders are placed, products will be added to the website for purchase or pre-order in the case of future releases. This couldn’t have come at a better time with the exciting announcement of the new class 47’s. The SFX versions are already proving very popular. Thanks for the kind words above and to all our customers who have ordered online/phone and visited so far. Many thanks Mark
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