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Class 144/143 Project Up-Date

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Currently our advance shipment is stuck in a backlog at UK Customs, been there since Thursday!  Will they ever turn up!!!!    Possibly for the weekend.  Charlie

 

I can just imagine it now.

 

The BBC's Dominic Littlewood on "Fake Britain", slicing open cardboard boxes with 144's in.................... :butcher:

 

Cheers,

Mick

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And how did they know they were fake?

 

Wrong seat colours......... :jester:

 

Cheers,

Mick

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nooo, the real ones are wrong, the fakes are right

 

enough.. buy a 144, if the seats worry you buy some paint

 

see, converted

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Unforseen Delays aside,

 

may I be the first to congratulate both Charlie and Arran on bringing to market a new model which, quite obviously, sets a new standard for British RTR models.

 

Well done lads.

 

Cheers

Dave

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And how did they know they were fake?

 

Wrong seat colours.........

Yes, they were probably yellow....

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Last minute panic as per normal as the small shipment was released today.  Touch & go for ModelRail Live at Newark.    Possible more touch than go!!!!

 

Charlie

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Last minute panic as per normal as the small shipment was released today.  Touch & go for ModelRail Live at Newark.    Possible more touch than go!!!!

 

Charlie

As seen entering Leeds on Thursday Afternoon!

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As seen entering Leeds on Thursday Afternoon!

So thats the reason for the delay. I hope you give the bloke who rode that trishaw all the way from China a suitable tip.

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It looks like he'll tip without any help!! ;)

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Leeds has changed since I was there last week....impressive!

Certainly since I was last there in 1999!!!! ;)

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CLASS 143:

 

We have been swamped with orders, still have over 500 to post out. So nothing will be starting on the 143 until the decks here have been cleared.

The Liveries and Chassis mods still to do on this project.

 

Charlie

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Assuming we sell the 'TWO CAR' Class 144 then we plan:

 

We are open to suggestions, but we really need to sell the initial 2500 models in 2 X Versions of Northern & 2 x Versions of the later Metro Red & Silver waves livery. These liveries we are doing take us back over 4 versions/liveries. Any other liveies mean doing the earlier Bus Seats, these we are doing and our plans are for the second Metro/RR Red & Cream & Regional Railways liveries next, these specifically are:

 

2nd Metro Red & Cream with Arriva Branding (1 Numbered version)

2nd Metro Red & Cream with Regional Railways Branding (2 Numbered versions)

Regional Railways livery (2 Numbered versions)

 

The Class 143 Units have a different seating layout to the 144 Units, this we are doing; These are:

 

RT143-211 Arriva Trains Wales 143609 'Sir Tom Jones'

RT143-212 Arriva Trains Wales 143610

RT143-213 First Great Western 'Local Lines' livery 143611

RT143-214 First Great Western 'Local Lines' livery 143620

 

Later we plan Wessex Trains 'Visit Bristol Livery', Valley Lines & Regional Railways.

 

We have been asked for the original Provincial & Tyne & Wear Metro liveries but are uncertain if there is a demand for these, we need 300 orders to make them a goer! So please shout if interested.

 

A suggestion came for a Scottish Pair based on the Bathgate twins, destination blinds being Bathgate-Edinburgh, INTERESTED!!!

 

Please bear in mind we have to shift the original Northern & Metro batches first!!,

The second batch of NORTHERN purple are due here during May, there are 250 of each livery, and that's the Northern livery finished.  We only have approx. 300 of the Red & Silver left in Arriva & Northern. NO MORE of the Red ones will be produced so now is your last chance.  You have been warned!!

 

The Class 143 is coming along, with some minor chassis improvements, nothing dramatic though. The underfloor on the Class 143s is completely different to the Class 144 so this was the opportunity to do the minor changes here.

 

Work starts soon on our 'THIRD' model of a luverly DMU.

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Work starts soon on our 'THIRD' model of a luverly DMU.

 

Ive gone and bought two class 144s already and no doubt will buy more to get the different livery (and matching seats!) to operate the layout I have in a different time frame.

 

To be honest though, the Third DMU is what Im waiting for. Chances are I will buy that many I could have bought one for real!

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Are you tryin' to start a new round of frothin', Charlie???  ;)  ;)

 

I am very keen on getting one of the FGW 143s when they come. The artwork you have posted in a newer thread looks good ... very tempting!

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Does anyone have any pictures of there model with the passenger option?

I`d be interested to see how this looks.

 

Thanks, Matt

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