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'CHARD last won the day on December 4 2011

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    Until recently, a '60s railway campus opened by Barbara Castle with a Scottish closure proposal smouldering in her bag.
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    Last years of the Waverley Route
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  1. 'CHARD

    APT Resurrection?

    That's obviously where the rot set in!
  2. 'CHARD

    DMU Centre Cars

    The BP had been wishlisted for years and was considered an iconic train by many; the prices fetched by second-hand Triang vehicles demonstrated that some real demand was there, yet new examples are still available through retailers, so even that has hung around, despite its purported attractiveness. The LMS Twins wore three liveries and have been produced by a few mainstream manufacturers too, Class 55 Deltics wore basically two liveries and these are a perennial model. There is more to the comparison than liveries. No matter how hard I try, I can't see many vouchsafing 'iconic' status for 150001/2, sufficient to tool up a whole new vehicle body.
  3. 'CHARD

    DMU Centre Cars

    I think it extremely unlikely that one of the big manufacturers will ever get round to modelling three car prototype DMUs; Heljan dabbled with some of the more numerous '50s railcars, but even they shelved a planned one due to the earlier models being allegedly slow sellers. One only has to look earlier in this topic to see the logic behind the Class 101 being issued as a twin; the forthcoming Class 117 is a triple, but it represents a larger class size and a hitherto unrepresented commuter/ high-density unit. And in the wake of no announcement, time stretches forever.....
  4. Yikes! There's an entire thread nattering on about that elsewhere on RMWeb; check out 'Where's Bertiedog' if you feel a burning need, but it's maybe not to everyone's taste.
  5. 'CHARD

    DJM, the end.

    Aha! I see, thought you might have been a member of the Pigeon Defence League
  6. 'CHARD

    DJM, the end.

    Interesting new saying!
  7. Barwell is fully aware of the issues; as stated up-thread, at least one contributor to this topic has been in contact with the Service department, and manufacturers do read RMWeb.
  8. 'CHARD

    DJM, the end.

    Bogie, nice - see what you did there
  9. 'CHARD

    DMU Centre Cars

    Indeed, and many of us will portray such lash-ups on our layouts, but I wouldn't expect any manufacturer to bring such a thing to market, despite its faithfulness to prototype. What couldn't be prototypical, however, would be a centre car for the existing 2-car Bachmann 101.
  10. In fairness, late October would probably still be okay....
  11. It's a slightly later production/ assembly slot AFAICT, and I know I'm stating the bleeding obvious, like Sybil Fawlty! I think both of these will prove rapid sellers - question is, do I order a paired-up D1842 and D1670 MAMMOTH from Kernow...? I must say that in recent years I've become a proper fanboy of the GSYP Big Brush, I put it down to the amount of effort the real things put in between Carlisle and Edinburgh!
  12. Relatively unpublicised is the arrival of one of the most keenly awaited stealth new releases, namely the ubiquitous GSYP, Serck grille fitted, Stones boiler, Class 47/0, in the shape of D1842. Having recently been looking at the stats, this is an example of some 78 similar class members, viz 1101-11, 1837-74, 1948-76, and of these some 68 were prolific Waverley route performers on such traffic as the Bathgate/ Kings Norton cartrains and light commercials, Kingmoor - Millerhill Class 4 freights, up and down 'Waverley' and sleepers, Millerhill - Heysham Moss/ Oldham, even D1952 on the diverted Sutton Coldfield - Stirling car sleeper. Reckon I shall be modelling that!
  13. 'CHARD

    DJM, the end.

    . I imagine this is one CV that will need adjusting.
  14. The model is packed for shipment with the jib in the raised position. It is a straightforward matter for the owner to lower the jib to the travelling/ at rest position. Full instructions will be provided.
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