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Oh yeah...there’s also this I remembered seeing just now...

 

 

A class 90 hauling (granted de-branded) CS MK5s, with 2x MK3 sleepers as translator vehicles! Presumably some kind of emergency coupling was used on the MK3s...so that’s drop head buckeye-fitted MK3s using the standard draw hook to couple via a translator coupling to a Dellner? No idea how or why the use of loco and MK3s came about, but who says you can’t run AS MK5s and some MK3s together now eh!?

 

Jack.

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4 hours ago, Jack374 said:

Oh yeah...there’s also this I remembered seeing just now...

 

 

A class 90 hauling (granted de-branded) CS MK5s, with 2x MK3 sleepers as translator vehicles! Presumably some kind of emergency coupling was used on the MK3s...so that’s drop head buckeye-fitted MK3s using the standard draw hook to couple via a translator coupling to a Dellner? No idea how or why the use of loco and MK3s came about, but who says you can’t run AS MK5s and some MK3s together now eh!?

 

Jack.

Wow thats a proof of life kind of video !


I never realised a mk3 had ever been used with a mk5, I wonder how they did that.

 

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41 minutes ago, GWR 802006 said:

@Accurascale Fran I ordered the sleeper Highlander Pack 3 which I can't wait to get them and do these cables connect to another coach?


Thanks for the order! The cables are cosmetic but perhaps could be modified by the end user if they wish.

 

Cheers!

 

Fran

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Hi,

 

Quite frankly, these look utterly stunning, no other words in my view.

 

I'm very very tempted to get a rake of the TPE ones to go with my DRS 68, even if they never ventured south of the thames, let along around Eastleigh. 

 

Simon

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14 minutes ago, St. Simon said:

Hi,

 

Quite frankly, these look utterly stunning, no other words in my view.

 

I'm very very tempted to get a rake of the TPE ones to go with my DRS 68, even if they never ventured south of the thames, let along around Eastleigh. 

 

Simon

Totally agree!

 

I really like the attention to detail, like the etchings over the fans on the underside.  It may seem odd that this should matter being out of sight but it also shows attention to detail and professionalism in the final product.  Something the people at Accurascale are really getting a good name for.

 

Sadly, I missed out on the brief appearance of Dapol TPE 68's recently in OO but I am a GWML person and the only time I have ever seen these is behind a 57, (57305 and one another loco) of which I do have a model, so I can mimic the Newport drags to the north on their arrival that came via Swindon and then via Oxford.  I gather there may have been some changes to some details since delivery but to be honest it doesn't really bother me that much.

 

The only thing I would ask Accurascale is whether they could provide a tatty translucent jacket to wrap around the model (...really a piece of art!) to imitate one particular drag that comes to mind that had the wrapping loose and flapping around ;)  Mind you, this might be the material used to protect the model in the packaging!

 

Hope to get my order in very soon and most likely the Revolution one too for the smaller layout (when I build it!).

 

Cheers,

Ixion.

 

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1 hour ago, St. Simon said:

Hi,

 

Sorry, I do have one question on these.

 

Will they be available from retailers or is just Accurascale direct?

 

Simon

HI.

 

Just been on the Olivia's Trains website, (no connection), and they have sections advertising the AS products......... It's a bit of a bone of contention on another posting about the AS KUA's in OO gauge.

 

Stop press : Hattons do as well (no connection)

 

Unless you have a specific reason for buying off a retailer, why not buy off the guys who have had them made ? (As I am doing)

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1 hour ago, St. Simon said:

Hi,

 

Sorry, I do have one question on these.

 

Will they be available from retailers or is just Accurascale direct?

 

Simon

 

A full list of accurascale stockists can be explored at: https://accurascale.co.uk/pages/store-locator

 

However the Mark 5 range isn't currently available via retailers due to legacy issues (basically the range predates plans to work with retail)

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Hi,

 

Thanks for the info on retailers, more than happy about ordering from Accurascale!

 

I'm very close to ordering the Fort William Caledonian Rake to run between a pair of Rail Adventure Barrier Wagons as a set being taken from the Chanel Tunnel to Eastleigh for commissioning / testing (I know totally implausible, but not impossible!), simply because these models are models I want and I would like to have an excuse to run them on the layout rather than sit in a display case (I would really really like the TPE set, but I can't find even a tenuous reason for them to end up in Fareham!).

 

I do have one technical question. My layout has train detection on it for my signalling system, and for that to function, I need something to draw a current from at least one axle per bogie, either via a decoder, lighting or a resistor across the axle. With these models that would normally come from the lighting as fitted, but if I am running them with all lights off, is there still something that would draw a current to make train detection sections 'see' the coaches? I don't see an obvious place to fit an resistor on those beautiful bogies?

 

Simon

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20 minutes ago, St. Simon said:

do have one technical question. My layout has train detection on it for my signalling system, and for that to function, I need something to draw a current from at least one axle per bogie, either via a decoder, lighting or a resistor across the axle. With these models that would normally come from the lighting as fitted, but if I am running them with all lights off, is there still something that would draw a current to make train detection sections 'see' the coaches? I don't see an obvious place to fit an resistor on those beautiful bogies?

 

Simon


The coaches all have lighting and a super capacitor bank on board. Even with the lights off the circuit should draw a detectable amount of power. 

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7 minutes ago, McC said:


The coaches all have lighting and a super capacitor bank on board. Even with the lights off the circuit should draw a detectable amount of power. 


Fantastic, I thought there would be something to draw current, but thought I’d better check!

 

Simon

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On 06/02/2021 at 15:21, rob D2 said:

These look extremely good value especially compared with much older tooling  of coaches from another manufacturer .

 

 

don't mention another manufacturer you will get told that it's wrong to do and don't mention the price thats enough to get you shot

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After seeing the model TPE sets looking very good and having seen photos of test runs up to Carlisle of the real thing getting a set has become too tempting. Despite technically being too modern for what was going to be my cut off period I’ve a class 68 on its way from Crafty Hobbies in Barrow so an order for a set of coaches is going in to go with it.

 

The MK5’s look like another fabulous model and once that 73/9 gets confirmed I’ll be up for a sleeper set for Rannoch.

 

All the best

Mark

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On 21/01/2021 at 12:35, Accurascale Fran said:

 

Hi Gary,

 

Not at the moment due to lockdown restrictions sadly, but in time when this dreadful virus eases we will certainly put something together! 

 

 

Hi Al,

 

Pick up is from the track, with a nice big juicy capacitor in each coach to keep them flicker free as much as possible.

 

Cheers!

 

Fran 

No worries at all Fran thanks for getting back to me. I forgot about about you guys also being in lock down aswell. And like you say hopefully things will ease soon. 

Stay well and safe.

 

Gary 

 

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2 minutes ago, Adamphillip said:

I would have made them magnetic, was this ever on the table?


the magnets would need to be fractions of a mm in diameter and at the moment there is no clean and reliable way to bond neodymium to the plastics used to ensure compliance with safety regulations unfortunately. 

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