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About jools1959

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    My home planet didn’t want me, so I came here.
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    Interested in both the Southern Pacific RR and ATSF in California during the late 70's/ early 1980's but stopped modelling them because of the lack of dealers in the UK, so now modelling the current UK railways in the Peterborough, Spalding and Lincoln areas.

    The layout I'm now building will be as section of the joint line between Peterborough, Spaulding and surrounding area. It won’t be 100% correct but it will be as authentic as it can be with the space I have.

    Also interested in London Transport's RT, RM and RML bus's, photography, aviation (both civil and military, riding motorbikes, music from hard rock to classical, depending on my mood plus loads more.

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  1. Really!!! At those prices I’m keeping my wallet firmly in my pocket. Their DC only model is shy of a all singing and dancing DCC version (albeit not a Northern scheme) direct from Charlie. If you did get one, you could get the sound decoders off Charlie and still save yourself £100.
  2. Body shell wise, very little though the windows with openings on might have been in slightly different places. They were built as Class 158’s and converted into Class 159’s at Rosyth, so I think the main differences are mainly internal.
  3. How about the Class 89 as that ran with Mk4’s for a short time? Also, how about a Class 175/180 or surprise everyone and do a Class 120
  4. I’m a little relieved that there’s a delay as it gives me more time to save up. I’ve ordered the Rails special of D9009 with DCC and sound, so if I know your being critical of the model, then I know it will be stunning.
  5. Looking forward to the order book opening.
  6. I’ve just heard about the decision to pull the plug on the 4mm Class 91 and Mk4’s and I have to say, I’m saddened by the decision but perfectly understandable. Having said that, I wonder if Hornby have now no option to do a extra “full fat” version knowing that if theirs doesn’t come up to scratch, Cavalex could come back into the fray with their superb models and steal Hornby’s thunder.
  7. Because I misread what was written, I thought it was on the DJM website rather than on here.
  8. The DJM Models website seems unsurprisingly, down.
  9. The lunchtime BBC Look East local news are having a bash about Greater Anglia’s poor performance of the new trains and it’s affect on signalling. I’m pretty sure that it’s not going to be favourable
  10. I’ve contacted Hornby regarding additional additional coaches for the two LNER Class 800/1 they have announced. The prototype type has 9 cars and Hornby are only producing them as a 5 car set. I asked them why there happy to produce additional cars for the APT which only ran for a very short period of time in the 80’s whereas the IET’s are expected to last 30+ years. I praised Hornby for producing the APT but suggested that the reconsider doing additional coaches for the IET but I’ve not had a reply.
  11. Steady on, let’s see if Hornby can pull off what they promised for 2020 . Personally I’d like to see a GBRf Class 60, Class 81 - 84, Class 104, Class 120, Class 180, Class 365, Class 700 family.
  12. It’s very quiet on news about these models, has there been any eta’s of when they hope to be released?
  13. After a quick bit of research, I now realise that the A2’s were built during Peppercorn’s tenure but to an improvement on Thompson’s design. So was there any noticeable differences?
  14. With Hornby announcing the Thompson A2/2 and A2/3, as a non LNER or steam man, I was wondering what the difference is between a A2 as produced by Bachmann and the Hornby A2’s. I appreciate that the A2/2’s were rebuilt from Gresley’s P2’s, so there will be noticeable differences but what about the A2/3’s? As A2’s and A2/3’s were designed by Thompson, is there any difference?
  15. From my notes, the Night Riviera for 2019 is formed as follows; Mk 3B - BUO (Similar to a HST TGS) - Country End Mk 3A - TSO Mk 3A - RFB Mk 3A - SLEP Mk 3A - SLEP Mk 3A - SLEP - City or London End An additional SLEP might be added during the summer season.
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