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2 minutes ago, Alex TM said:

Hi folks,

 

Very interesting video.

 

What caught my eye, and made my wife ask "did they really paint it like that?", was Comrie's no. 19 (HE3818).  Very ugly, but "I want one"!  Once repainted a Farish one in that scheme, only to be told that there never was one like that despite me having a magazine article (c/w colour photo) to prove it.

 

Regards,

 

Alex.

 

There is at least one photo of it in that livery on Flickr.


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1 hour ago, AY Mod said:

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E99939 OO London Underground 1938 Tube Stock, 4-Car Motorised Train  - 1960s Northern Line Set 349.95

 

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Didn't want one earlier this morning, now I really do want one !

 

ridiculous.

 

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1 minute ago, Widnes Model Centre said:

 

Can anyone understand why there is a £10 price difference on the Class 17's? They all appear to be the same model.

 

Some are weathered.

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42 minutes ago, chris p bacon said:

Although there is nothing in this release of products to interest me*, it's refreshing to see product release without 2 years of frothing and begging for money.

 

 

* I like the underground stock but don't fancy lifting the floorboards to run it.

Floorboards?  You're lucky, I'd have to cut through concrete:help:

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Just now, The Stationmaster said:

Floorboards?  You're lucky, I'd have to cut through concrete:help:

 

Why? Surely that is what the sewers pipes were designed for :unsure:


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Two clarifications

Are the DJM J94s now being produced by EFE (Bachmann) or KMRC and sold via EFE?

 

Are there any improvements to the Tube Stock body shell - the handrails still seem moulded (which is annoying as late-life '59 stock had no corner handrails)?

 

Will it be possible to buy a motorised chassis to upgrade existing EFE models? I know Bachmann no longer sell chassis but this would seem like an easy winner given the number of tube sets out there

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7 minutes ago, G-BOAF said:

Are there any improvements to the Tube Stock body shell - the handrails still seem moulded (which is annoying as late-life '59 stock had no corner handrails)?

 

 

'38 stock kept its corner handrails until the end though didn't it?


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1 hour ago, Roy Langridge said:

 

I have to admit, the lines seemed a little blurred on the reuse of Heljan tooling and who owns what looks to be the ex-DJM tooling?


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If the tooling has not been paid for 'In Full' then the factory owns it, not the company who spent the customers money on Hollidays & Cars.  So the tooling is there to be used 'IF' a customer can be found, the Clayton has been offered around for some time now.

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13 minutes ago, G-BOAF said:

Are the DJM J94s now being produced by EFE (Bachmann) or KMRC and sold via EFE?

 

Kernow/EFE Rail commissioned a run of Austerities from the factory which has ownership of the tooling and will be distributed through the EFE rail brand.

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7 minutes ago, G-BOAF said:

Two clarifications

Are the DJM J94s now being produced by EFE (Bachmann) or KMRC and sold via EFE?

 

Are there any improvements to the Tube Stock body shell - the handrails still seem moulded (which is annoying as late-life '59 stock had no corner handrails)?

 

Will it be possible to buy a motorised chassis to upgrade existing EFE models? I know Bachmann no longer sell chassis but this would seem like an easy winner given the number of tube sets out there

 

Quite agree. I have five four car sets and three two car sets of the original EFE tube stock: 1938, 1959 & 1962 stock varieties. Motorising chassis would be most useful and economical. I cannot see a large number of people rushing out to pay £350 for a new four car set particularly with those heavy moulded handrails still in place.

 

The re-issue of the J94/Austerity is interesting. Dapol produced Waggoner as one of its original J94s, however it was a different version with the lip-less chimney for the underfeed stoker and also had a different style of nameplate.

Will have to check if the LMR version has been done before. I think that the price for these is reasonable, especially with the motor/gear upgrade.

 

All the best

Ray

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2 minutes ago, wainwright1 said:

Will have to check if the LMR version has been done before. I think that the price for these is reasonable, especially with the motor/gear upgrade.

 

All the best

Ray

 

Errol Lonsdale was done: https://www.hattons.co.uk/299260/dj_models_dave_jones_ooj94_099_class_j94_0_6_0st_no_196_errol_lonsdale_in_longmoor_military_railway_livery_/stockdetail.aspx

 

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24 minutes ago, Roy Langridge said:

 

Why? Surely that is what the sewers pipes were designed for :unsure:


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Only if you are modelling the Waterloo & City ;)

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6 minutes ago, wainwright1 said:

Quite agree. I have five four car sets and three two car sets of the original EFE tube stock: 1938, 1959 & 1962 stock varieties. Motorising chassis would be most useful and economical. I cannot see a large number of people rushing out to pay £350 for a new four car set particularly with those heavy moulded handrails still in place.

 

We don't know what, if any, modifications have been made to fit the new motorised chassis. There's not much potential saving to be made if you have to buy the chassis and interior. I'd guess that while you might be happy modifying your model, lots wouldn't, and dealing with customers who have broken either the body or new chassis would be quite an overhead. It might make sense if they did direct sales, but producing a large batch of chassis to feed out through the trade probably make it uneconomic.

 

Given the choice, I suspect that many people will send their unpowered sets to eBay and happily stump up for a RTR model, even with moulded handrails.

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I live in Barnet,so naturally Im interested.Rode these many times in the early '70s when my Mum used to go to Oxford St and drag me round C&A(always skilfully avoiding Hamleys...)

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10 minutes ago, Roy Langridge said:

 

Correction - Dapol did Warrington in Army green.

Had a quick trawl, through the internet, though not 100% conclusive. Hornby did around three versions in LMR livery and DJ Models did one. I think 196 might have been done by both, but this new one appears to be 195, so offers another version.

DJM also did Royal Engineer in Army Green and Waggoner is the other army one preserved on the Isle of Wight.

 

All the best

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15 minutes ago, wainwright1 said:

 

Correction - Dapol did Warrington in Army green.

Had a quick trawl, through the internet, though not 100% conclusive. Hornby did around three versions in LMR livery and DJ Models did one. I think 196 might have been done by both, but this new one appears to be 195, so offers another version.

DJM also did Royal Engineer in Army Green and Waggoner is the other army one preserved on the Isle of Wight.

 

All the best

Ray

 

Not quite sure what you think was incorrect in my post?


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Delighted to see the PBA Tiger wagons. I missed out on the pristine ones when Kernow did them and wasn’t happy with the weathered ones as I do my own weathering. Even better is the news that they should be available this year.

 

John

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