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17 hours ago, Wild Boar Fell said:

 

Looking forward to these, where did you find these please?

Hopefully they'll remove the yellow stripes off the TSO before production.

It was a screenshot off of a YouTube video on Oxfords 2020 announcements. I did have conformation though that these will be arriving this year from an email I sent a few weeks back. I’m sure they’ll remove the yellow on the TSOs.

 

hope this helps, all the best, Matthew 

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Virgin mk3s look brilliant. First time they've got a livery right on the Mk3s?

 

Has anyone emailed them RE the yellow line on the TSO? What a flop if they overlook that! I'll email them myself if no one has.

 

Cheers...

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My ScR Mk3's now have the Hunt Coupling magnetic couplings attached to them. Fantastic things, very close coupling and no buffer lock including the DBSO. They can be propelled easily but better to be pulled. 

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6 hours ago, CB Rail said:

Hi All,

Has anyone heard mention of the royal MK3's being produced by Oxford Rail?

Thanks in advance.

Their original drawings that were laid out on top of one another showed what could be the Royal Train configuration of windows so yes there’s a good chance we will see them at some point. 

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On 30/03/2020 at 03:37, Hilux5972 said:

These drawings to be specific

Looking at those, I can see TGS, RFM, RUO, TSO, FO laid out on top of each other rather than anything Royal Train based I'm afraid. 

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22 minutes ago, surfsup said:

Looking at those, I can see TGS, RFM, RUO, TSO, FO laid out on top of each other rather than anything Royal Train based I'm afraid. 


IIRC one (or maybe more) of the Royal Train coaches has a wider modifed door, if that's the case then it seems to look like that from the diagram. If not then I agree with your comment.

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1 hour ago, MGR Hooper! said:


IIRC one (or maybe more) of the Royal Train coaches has a wider modifed door, if that's the case then it seems to look like that from the diagram. If not then I agree with your comment.

 

Its not that though, the wider door on the Royal Train is a double-door with a window on each. The diagram there is just a TGS with the wider door.

 

Certainly the Queens Saloon has the wider door, I'm not sure about the Duke of Edinburgh's Saloon

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2 hours ago, ThaneofFife said:

I thought the Virgin Mk3s had silver window frames?

The Virgin HST Mk3s had silver window frames, the loco hauled versions didn't. Not sure why though.

 

Hornby really struggled with this concept, producing some HST sets with silver frames and some without. Annoyingly, all the Virgin HST TGS coaches Hornby produced came without silver frames.

 

The Oxford Rail ones look accurate for Loco hauled Virgin Mk3s. If they ever get round to doing the HST versions hopefully they'll paint the frames silver.

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I'm toying with the idea of running a 'heritage' HST set on my line - no reason other than that I have happy memories of many work journeys, and I' playing with the idea of a 'through the years' approach to trains.

 

The last one i had was  Hornby which struggled seven up , so I'm wondering if there are better options?

 

ATB

 

Peter

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On 05/11/2020 at 15:29, bigwordsmith said:

I'm toying with the idea of running a 'heritage' HST set on my line - no reason other than that I have happy memories of many work journeys, and I' playing with the idea of a 'through the years' approach to trains.

 

The last one i had was  Hornby which struggled seven up , so I'm wondering if there are better options?

 

ATB

 

Peter

OxfordRail have yet to produce HST mk3s though I believe they intend to in the future. They have also not produced anything suitable that could haul mk3s, yet....

 

Hornby are the only ones producing the HST power cars in oo. They have them in both their expensive high detail and cheaper Railroad ranges. Both versions can easily haul prototypical length trains at high speed.

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It has been 4 years since Oxford Rail announced their intentions to produce Mk3 cocches. Since their arrival they've been plagued with avoidable issue (sloppy assembly, incorrect colours etc). There's been only three releases  (Intercity, ScotRail and Stobart), the fourth Virgin ones seem to be pushed back a little by little all the time (I accept the delays if the end product was good)... All this makes me feel like we won't be seeing any new variants any time soon.

I'm hoping the relationship Hornby and Oxford Rail share can help improve the Mk3 (and no I am not suggesting Hornby buys/uses the tooling). But things like the colours and so on can improve.

I recall Oxford Rail saying that they intended on bringing out locos and rolling stock that complimented each other. Apart from the steam loco and steam era wagons I don't recall seeing anything suitable made to compliment the Mk3 coaches and the Motorail Carflats

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I do wonder if, after last years transfer of some of the Oxford Rail scriptures range in to the Hornby Skaledale range, the Mk3s will move across to Hornby's main range in the next year or two. They would be a better fit for Hornby than Oxford (Think 87, Mk3 DVT etc) and would probably be able to be bought to market quicker. It's a bit of a shame the Oxford Mk3s have been somewhat painfully slow at coming to the market as avoidable QC issues aside they are nice models. And they do lend themselves to being good bases for conversion. 

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2 hours ago, MGR Hooper! said:

It has been 4 years since Oxford Rail announced their intentions to produce Mk3 cocches. Since their arrival they've been plagued with avoidable issue (sloppy assembly, incorrect colours etc). There's been only three releases  (Intercity, ScotRail and Stobart), the fourth Virgin ones seem to be pushed back a little by little all the time (I accept the delays if the end product was good)... All this makes me feel like we won't be seeing any new variants any time soon.

I'm hoping the relationship Hornby and Oxford Rail share can help improve the Mk3 (and no I am not suggesting Hornby buys/uses the tooling). But things like the colours and so on can improve.

I recall Oxford Rail saying that they intended on bringing out locos and rolling stock that complimented each other. Apart from the steam loco and steam era wagons I don't recall seeing anything suitable made to compliment the Mk3 coaches and the Motorail Carflats

 

There was also the BR Blue-Grey releases

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5 hours ago, MGR Hooper! said:

It has been 4 years since Oxford Rail announced their intentions to produce Mk3 cocches. Since their arrival they've been plagued with avoidable issue (sloppy assembly, incorrect colours etc). There's been only three releases.


Which is why I went ahead and got the latest Hornby INTERCITY MK3s in September.

Sorry Oxford, yours may have been better in some ways but take too long and my money goes elsewhere.

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On 10/11/2020 at 18:26, Sir TophamHatt said:


Which is why I went ahead and got the latest Hornby INTERCITY MK3s in September.

Sorry Oxford, yours may have been better in some ways but take too long and my money goes elsewhere.

Oxford, Hornby.. theres a difference ?

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I’m afraid I am being lazy here, but as there are 84 pages in this thread I hope you understand. 
 

Has anyone managed to dismantle one of these coaches and if so, how please?

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12 hours ago, westonp said:

I’m afraid I am being lazy here, but as there are 84 pages in this thread I hope you understand. 
 

Has anyone managed to dismantle one of these coaches and if so, how please?

Page 73 of this thread details how they come apart

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