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Francis deWeck

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  1. Picking up on that reference to the 2-BIL, they did an EMU, but I thought it was a 2-SUB. Maybe my memory is wrong. The important difference between the old model (which ran for years) and the new EMU was that the unit had a route indicator blind which lit up. When I bought the latest model I found that major (and impossible) surgery was required to modify the route indicator blind so that it could be back lit. Adhesive route blinds were not a good idea, but this must have been yet another part of the design-clever rationale that took over Hornby.
  2. Pleased to see the 78xxx, the A2/2 would join the layout - if it didn't have the one design fits all cartazzi (or whatever folks might wish to refer to it as?)
  3. I don't know if I have missed this somewhere, but a Travelling Post Office Van (original livery) was due out. Has anybody seen it and if so what was its running number?
  4. Impressive; would like to see Rapido stray into the trolley bus area, for example the three axle trolley buses as found in Huddersfield. One would go nicely with other Huddersfield omnibuses I have.
  5. What a thought, having got D400 and D429, both with 'weird' pcb/wiring. Bogies at 12 O'clock high........
  6. All I want is some early EE Type threes, coloured in beautiful green with split headcodes, not forgetting the central headcode panels. Accurascale must be well ahead with these as the Deltic bogies and Type 3 bogies were much of a sameness weren't they?
  7. Yep, so replacing the insulators...............I'm having enough fun replacing Bachmann Class 85 pans, which became worn/damaged.
  8. This looks a very nice model. I have been waiting for this for sometime, being a fan of the V2. Is there any indication as to how the trailing bogie is designed and functions?
  9. That's good to know that there will be spares (I hope in good quantities). I don't wish to be a nay-sayer , however, I don't quite figure how a replacement can be installed if the unit is firmly fixed as described. I appreciate that providing for some method of detachment from the roof would make the production costs rise, but accidents do happen with OLE even given the best of circumstances, vide. West Coast on the 27th. inst. It seems to me that perhaps the insulators ought to be designed so they can be replaced, thus allowing a replacement pantograph to be installed.
  10. Thank you for your updates so far. With respect to the Pantographs, are spares being made available as complete units and how are the pantographs being secured to the roof to make them replaceable?
  11. One beautiful D5040 received. The revised sound settings seem an improvement; now, to re-blow D5000, D5016, D5098!
  12. Question ...How can it be a truck when it is a fixed part of the chassis? A non-sequitur, methinks.
  13. FYI I have one centre coach going spare, if any one should wish to contact me by the internal message system.
  14. Pete 75C has it just right; The way it was is preferable to the way it is. There is also a problem with wish lists, some express a wish, then when it follows 'the way it is path' they lose interest, or things change. Not easy for a producer.
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