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13 hours ago, newbryford said:

 

Although it is rumoured to be out with 37424 later this week working from York.

 

I had heard that too a week or so ago, thanks for mentioning it though as I was meaning to go and see it and forgot all about it! Going to Scarborough at some point.

 

The point about 421 is more that most of the pics I have found of it from the last few years seem to be with it.

 

Edit, I had heard DRS 37/4, not precisely 37424 (for some reason when I saw 424 I thought I had read that) so I am now better informed, thanks! Edit again, I have seen on Facebook today that 407 has gone to pick it up.

 

FWIW, I think these are listings for it:

 

York to Hull on Thursday

 

https://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/service/gb-nr:K52333/2021-09-09/detailed

 

https://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/service/gb-nr:K52334/2021-09-09/detailed

 

York to Hellifield Friday

 

https://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/service/gb-nr:K52335/2021-09-10/detailed

 

https://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/service/gb-nr:K52336/2021-09-10/detailed

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17 hours ago, TomScrut said:

 

I had heard that too a week or so ago, thanks for mentioning it though as I was meaning to go and see it and forgot all about it! Going to Scarborough at some point.

 

The point about 421 is more that most of the pics I have found of it from the last few years seem to be with it.

 

Edit, I had heard DRS 37/4, not precisely 37424 (for some reason when I saw 424 I thought I had read that) so I am now better informed, thanks! Edit again, I have seen on Facebook today that 407 has gone to pick it up.

 

FWIW, I think these are listings for it:

 

York to Hull on Thursday

 

https://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/service/gb-nr:K52333/2021-09-09/detailed

 

https://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/service/gb-nr:K52334/2021-09-09/detailed

 

York to Hellifield Friday

 

https://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/service/gb-nr:K52335/2021-09-10/detailed

 

https://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/service/gb-nr:K52336/2021-09-10/detailed

 

37407 on 5Z02 Derby-York....

 

Might sneak out to see it Friday. (not for the 37 though)

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4 hours ago, newbryford said:

 

37407 on 5Z02 Derby-York....

 

Might sneak out to see it Friday. (not for the 37 though)

 

And now according to the data on Railcam, it is in fact going to be 424! 407 to 422 to 424 it has changed.

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8 minutes ago, hmrspaul said:

Thanks, Pity the weather forecast is so poor for tomorrow. There are 3 37s sat in the parcels sidings at York at the moment. 

 

Paul

 

425, 407 and 422 if I am not mistaken. 424 was at Crewe this morning so I presume it is coming up tomorrow.

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On 08/09/2021 at 20:40, hmrspaul said:

Thanks, Pity the weather forecast is so poor for tomorrow. There are 3 37s sat in the parcels sidings at York at the moment. 

 

Paul

OK so the weather was looking fine for the big engineers train I wanted to photo. Caroline was working from Hull to York but wasn't being reported on RTT until it was about half an hour into the journey and running half an hour early, So very quickly got out and caught Caroline hauled by 37588 (old 424) and then shunted back into Holgate sidings, then run around and pushed back into the parcels sidings (where it resides overnight). Shows what can be done with a simple set up of one coach and loco. 

 

The best place to see the videos and photos at the moment is https://paulbartlett.zenfolio.com/recentlyadded 

but they are also posted properly under "Class 37" and "DB975000-099". 

 

Paul

- and the engineers train, I got drowned, it roared through topped and tailed by Freightliner heavyhaul 66s and the phots are useless! British summer!

 

 

 

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Hopefully I can get out tomorrow to see Caroline in company with the real 37424.................. 

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8 hours ago, newbryford said:

Looks like someone hid my previous post

Hopefully I can get out tomorrow to see Caroline in company with the real 37424.................. 

Whats Carolines itinerary?

Thanks

 

Jon

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9 hours ago, newbryford said:

Looks like someone hid my previous post

Hopefully I can get out tomorrow to see Caroline in company with the real 37424.................. 

Good luck with that.

You are misleading modellers - I stress modellers. This loco carries a huge 37558 which is the main number a modeller would see. If it stops a modeller might notice there are small 424s on each end - not even 37424; it has also been renamed since late BR days.

 

It is conventional to refer to the appearance of heritage locos with the identity carried at the time - several steam locos running around have been renamed - such as one of the Jubilees on the Scarborough steamers. 

 

Paul

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2 hours ago, hmrspaul said:

Good luck with that.

You are misleading modellers - I stress modellers. This loco carries a huge 37558 which is the main number a modeller would see. If it stops a modeller might notice there are small 424s on each end - not even 37424; it has also been renamed since late BR days.

 

It is conventional to refer to the appearance of heritage locos with the identity carried at the time - several steam locos running around have been renamed - such as one of the Jubilees on the Scarborough steamers. 

 

Paul

 

We're rapidly going OT here but: 

I am not trying to mislead anyone - if anything, I hope that it is informative. It is not the "old 424" as you put it, it is officially 37424 - 37558 is cosmetic. 

A similar example - nobody refers to 66723 as ZA723 or 66775 as F231, despite both carrying large decals proclaiming alternate identities

 

With regard to steam locos - one of them is commonly referred to as Galberta Leone as it has carried three different names/numbers in recent times.

 

Anyway - I'm off out to see 37424 masquerading as 37558.

Although more importantly - back O/T - 975025 Caroline.

 

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1 hour ago, newbryford said:

 

 

Anyway - I'm off out to see 37424 masquerading as 37558.

Although more importantly - back O/T - 975025 Caroline.

 

Not always easy to find roof shots.

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A sign of the times with sanitiser on the table.

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And a clear end shot. Will the model have moulded light lenses to match? Hi Mike and Ben!

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Now you teased us will the EP’s, is there going to be any delays in seeing the decorated samples?  My grubby paws can’t wait to fondle one :angel:

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1 hour ago, jools1959 said:

Now you teased us will the EP’s, is there going to be any delays in seeing the decorated samples?  My grubby paws can’t wait to fondle one :angel:


We tend not to put timescales on EP to deco samples as the reality is that they take as long as they take and we’d rather they were as correct as possible. 
 

Having said which we hope to have deco samples relatively soon and will show them off when they arrive. Possibly by GETS but if not the next show we’ll be at will be MR Scotland 2022. 
 

cheers M

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Caroline spent the weekend in the, so called, Parcels sidings at York. I've now sorted my photos into their own collection, although only a very few show one side - each time I've seen it in York station itself it has been the same way around! Nice to get a few top shots as well. 

 

https://paulbartlett.zenfolio.com/caroline   77 photos and 8 videos. The way it was received at a passenger platform before withdrawl, running around and pushing back into the sidings could easily be reproduced on many model railways - no need for a huge station just platforms with a bay and run round. 

 

Paul

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2 hours ago, hmrspaul said:

 

https://paulbartlett.zenfolio.com/caroline   77 photos and 8 videos. The way it was received at a passenger platform before withdrawl, running around and pushing back into the sidings could easily be reproduced on many model railways - no need for a huge station just platforms with a bay and run round. 

 

Paul

 

.....and in such superb condition can be legitimately run 'straight from the box' without the need for any weathering. Great collection of photos Paul, thanks for sharing.

 

Regards,

Ian.

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Hi Ben & Mike. I have a N gauge blue/grey Caroline on order and was just wondering about the thorny subject of colour shades - specifically rail blue. Do you know if you are heading along the same shades as Bachmann or Dapol or going in your own direction?

 

Steve

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15 minutes ago, steve1023 said:

Hi Ben & Mike. I have a N gauge blue/grey Caroline on order and was just wondering about the thorny subject of colour shades - specifically rail blue. Do you know if you are heading along the same shades as Bachmann or Dapol or going in your own direction?

 

Steve

 

Hi there,

 

We are specifying the same colour as Bachmann, which is a standard RAL shade and looks right to me.

 

In answer to the query about an 0 gauge version, we discussed the possibility but until the 'matching' DRS Compass Class 37s are all sold we're unlikely to look at it seriously.

 

cheers

 

Ben A.

 

 

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7 hours ago, steve1023 said:

Hi Ben & Mike. I have a N gauge blue/grey Caroline on order and was just wondering about the thorny subject of colour shades - specifically rail blue. Do you know if you are heading along the same shades as Bachmann or Dapol or going in your own direction?

 

Paint shades?  Dapol?  Not unless you are wanting '50 Shades of Rail Blue', surely...?!     :blink:

 

 

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