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9 minutes ago, big jim said:

Here it is ERTMS fitted on a train of auto ballasters off the Cambrian, it has to be the inside loco as the hitachi system isn’t authorised for use 

 

97304 John Tiley + 97301

 

pic from Flickr 

 

Shades of SSF fitting many years ago!

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3 hours ago, TomScrut said:

 

 

Do you think it's likely you'll do another EP/ROG 37 in the future? I'd hate to have to buy a Bachmann one to go with 608 :P

 

I shouldn't really have bought 97301 as I won't have an appropriate loco/DBSO to run it with but it's yellow which means I had to have it! Actually since I posted this I recall I have seen a pic of it with 099 which I have.


Hi Tom,

 

it’s a very popular livery so I can see us doing another EP/ROG 37 in the future for sure.

 

Cheers!

 

Fran

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6 minutes ago, Accurascale Fran said:

.....I can see us doing another EP/ROG 37 in the future.....

 

Can we start guessing which one?

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On 29/01/2020 at 00:45, maico said:

This is Bill Wright's Kodachrome transparency of an English Electric 1000HP Type 1 Bo-Bo no. D8123 on Polmadie Shed taken in 15th July 1965. It contains all the info required to colour match this loco IMHO.

I dare say there are photos of the early class 37s just as good.

 

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Seems these days the colour codes used by makers are the German RAL (Reichs-Ausschuß für Lieferbedingungen)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_RAL_colors

Both Bachmann and Hornby factory diagrams use RAL

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Having been recently overcome with newbryford virus, have finally succumbed and ordered a NR yellow one. :D

And now that Accurascale have launched the 37/0’s, am patiently waiting for the launch of an orange one. :excl:

As they mention HNRC on their intro blurb, 37087 would be very nice! 

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9 hours ago, 43078shildoncountydurham said:

Please look at the 5 br blue steel named loco’s at Teesside from the 1980’s 


oh this is interesting, Are you referring to 37501 (In BS blue) and 502+ ?


Steel trains around Manchester weren't overly common, but I saw a few pairs of these heading through Manchester towards Warrington, very rare around our area. I think there was a specific project going on as they only came through for a short period, one summer..37501+502 made it once, and promptly the Lima pair became extinct in our areas model shops, though I missed it. Looking at my Platform 5 I saw 37504,5,6,10,11,17,18,19.. as I never went to their territory its safe to say they came to mine, c1988-90.

 

We used to regularly get Cardiff 37/9’s each week, I think once or twice weekly, as well as very ratty condition 37/0’s on steel from Scotland down the s&c to Blackburn and Bolton to Manchester again once, twice a week. 37037 Gartcosh being a regular and easy to remember.

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On 30/01/2020 at 12:51, adb968008 said:

All of them, if they are off a real prototype.

 

Thing is knowing theres so many shades of green means it doesnt matter youve a few shades of green on your shed, as there was different shades of green on real sheds too.

 

Theres little point applying direct science to a study of variables.

 

Which green is the right one here ?

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None of them. They are all white.

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3 hours ago, drjcontroller said:

Count me in for one or two of these if they ever make production.

Back to those already announced, any thoughts on easy to change headcodes?

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2 hours ago, The Ghost of IKB said:

Count me in for one or two of these if they ever make production.

Back to those already announced, any thoughts on easy to change headcodes?

 

Yes, a sheet of appropriate headcodes will be provided, just need to remove lense, add desired headcode, and replace.

 

Cheers!

 

Fran 

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14 hours ago, drjcontroller said:


the embellishments on those locos were added by a former work colleague of mine at DRS who used to be a fitter at thornaby, Russ P will probably know who I’m talking about 

 

I remember him saying he got a right rollicking for those 5 37s as they shouldn’t have had the white stripes but he had some paint left over from doing the tyre walls! 
 

anything ‘oddball’ out of Thornaby was his doing on a night shift, large numbers on various 37s and 47s, yellow stripes on the chemical 47’s, pimped up 20s the lot, I could listen to some of his tales for hours, one of my favourites being the original number 3s on 47363 ‘Billingham Enterprise’  being upside down (narrow at the bottom)


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Class 47 47363


quite simply he cut the numbers out of vinyl on his kitchen table and put the template the wrong way in relation to the sticky side and only noticed once he had finished! 
 

it was nice to put a human face and back story to the things that you remember seeing as a kid out spotting that made the day special such as an unusual livery in a sea of br blue, as for the story of the ‘Grimsby prawn peeler’ he picked up while out on the pull that was like listening to something from a chubby brown routine but in real life 

 

 

 

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I`ll bet you dont get a clear view to the othe side of Healey Mills, like that 1 any more.

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At first, I misread that as a clear view to the other side of Haley Mills. Must get my eyes tested.

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Hi everyone,

 

We're glad our friends at Rails of Sheffield have taken 37 610 on as a special edition. Oliver has posted a thread about it in the Rails section with all the info!

 

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Cheers,

 

Fran

 

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1 minute ago, Accurascale Fran said:

Hi everyone,

 

We're glad our friends at Rails of Sheffield have taken 37 610 on as a special edition. Oliver has posted a thread about it in the Rails section with all the info!

 

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Cheers,

 

Fran

 

You sadistic mongrels...can't afford it, really need it, an absolute must...wife will kill me...buying it!

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6 minutes ago, Accurascale Fran said:

Dont blame us, blame Rails! :lol:

 

Cheers!

 

Fran 

 

Oh yeah they held you at gunpoint or did they tickle your belly :jester:...now I'm up for execution at the hands of my better half, I can no longer hide this sh!t from her :scared:

Christ that will now be 5 Class 37's with sound & 1 Class 55 (Rails) with sound and I still haven't ordered the damn Spirit of the Lakes!

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On 10/04/2020 at 14:10, Accurascale Fran said:

 

Yes, a sheet of appropriate headcodes will be provided, just need to remove lense, add desired headcode, and replace.

 

Cheers!

 

Fran 

Ha, that's interesting...by which means does one remove the lens? An external or internal method (separating body from chassis?) and how is the lens secured?

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10 minutes ago, classy52 said:

 

Oh yeah they held you at gunpoint or did they tickle your belly :jester:...now I'm up for execution at the hands of my better half, I can no longer hide this sh!t from her :scared:

 

A Sheffield envoy travelled to Dublin pre-lockdown and copious pints of Guinness were consumed, especially by Mr. Rails himself, who had his first pint of the black stuff in many, many years and I believe it has since become his tipple of choice. Best meeting we ever had! 

 

This was before the drinking started, but you wouldnt know that by my face! 

 

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It was a good night in fairness. 

 

Cheers!

 

Fran 

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1 minute ago, Accurascale Fran said:

 

A Sheffield envoy travelled to Dublin pre-lockdown and many pints of Guinness was consumed, especially by Mr. Rails himself, who had his first pint of the black stuff in many, many years and I believe it has since become his tipple of choice since. Best meeting we ever had! 

 

This was before the drinking started, but you wouldnt know that by my face! 

 

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It was a good night in fairness. 

 

Cheers!

 

Fran 

 

Love it!

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