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46 minutes ago, Dixie Dean said:

I see that Grand Union's website states that the trains from South Wales to London will be MK4s pulled by Class 91s at 125 mph.  So maybe there is scope for a new livery on a Class 91!
 

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Well it’d have been spectacular as a livery if they’d worked the Dragon into the full side like the Saltaire one! Sticking the small flag on is rather naff in comparison ;) 

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On 12/02/2020 at 22:20, Dixie Dean said:

They have another livery for their planned Stirling to Euston service which I personally prefer:
 

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Again they state that the service will run wherever possible at 125 mph.  It will be interesting to see where this is possible.


I definitely love this one better...

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On 03/02/2020 at 15:44, JDW said:

Yes, that's correct the Hornby model represents the original livery and layout. Some of the smaller windows at the "London" end* of the coach were blanked off due to changes of the internal layout when they were refurbished. 

 

*The buffet coach was fitted with standard class seats at refurbishment, and turned around so the buffet/kitchen end was next to the first class coach, and standard class end next to the standard class coaches. Apart from that, the coaches all face the same way, with the two small windows towards the south/London/DVT end of the train.

 

 As built, the mark 4 standard opens had a toilet at each end of the coach.

 

To create more seats, the southern end of the coach saw the toilet removed and another bay of seating put in its place.

 

As a result the small toilet window was removed and a standard passenger window inserted 

 

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On 12/02/2020 at 17:28, PaulRhB said:

Well it’d have been spectacular as a livery if they’d worked the Dragon into the full side like the Saltaire one! Sticking the small flag on is rather naff in comparison ;) 

I’d like to see Europhoenix applied down the sides of a rake of mk4’s myself.

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From today's TES blog....

 

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On 12/02/2020 at 16:50, Dixie Dean said:

They have another livery for their planned Stirling to Euston service which I personally prefer:
 

grand_union_train_2.png.6b068555c2c903de69c6f73804e1ff9f.png

 

Again they state that the service will run wherever possible at 125 mph.  It will be interesting to see where this is possible.

They may want to change the name. Grand union is not going to go down well in Scotland.

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46 minutes ago, darrel said:

They may want to change the name. Grand union is not going to go down well in Scotland.

 

Oh dear!

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Additional artwork images. This time the one that goes on the boxes.

 

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716705301_HornbyLNERClass91(2).jpg.52c687e7e1d80d1dda6b0b7121880b2b.jpg

 

185968457_HornbyVirginTrainsEastCoast(FortheFallen)Class91(2).jpg.80d18e00e334c4378cf287d55c73427f.jpg

 

176067502_HornbyGNERClass91(2).jpg.d983e89a8b462232c5a37dcb68d06abd.jpg

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Posted (edited)

The grey on the LNER is way too dark, its almost white.

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..and this is a dirty example.

 

here is another, it needs to be the same as their coaches (as used on the mk4’s, but equally as Hornby used on their HSTs).

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4 hours ago, adb968008 said:

The grey on the LNER is way too dark, its almost white.

8B2B494A-2839-4222-AE6A-39C76B48AACF.jpeg.e622f9a5611f7aa12b7819dd77055bf6.jpeg

..and this is a dirty example.

 

here is another, it needs to be the same as their coaches (as used on the mk4’s, but equally as Hornby used on their HSTs).

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They seem to have gotten the colours correct on the older VTEC set which came out a couple of years ago. Either way, it's a good spot. Please pass on the information to Paul Isles @Islesy via a PM incase he doesn't see this.

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Quick question regarding 91111 "For the Fallen", I've seen pictures of it online with a black cab roof. Gloss black incase anyone is wondering if I was confused with it being dirty. Did one of the operators repaint the cab roof white? I seem to recall it coming out with a black cab roof initially.

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VTEC began painting the cab roof on 91s white for something to do with the heat in the cab if I remember correctly, so 111 will have just been part of this process. Quite a few of the 91s have it, it just gets covered by the dirt on the roof. Edit: Having had a quick look through photos, it seems the only 91 (that is in VTEC/Special Livery) to not have a white cab roof is 110

 

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11 hours ago, ruggedpeak said:

 

Sounds fun...how many of us "grown up children" will have a go?

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'Grown Up' is a relative thing ... and I don't relate to it!!

 

Al.

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