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On 14/01/2021 at 02:55, Steadfast said:

Model the current scene and want to drag the miserable real world situation onto your trainset? Add these stickers to the doors of your class 70!

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Personally I can't think of anything worse, the escapism of the hobby means you can forget the rubbish the real world throws around, but each to their own. I know some people have added social distance graphics to the windows of their model passenger trains

 

Jo

 

Absolutely spot on. 

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6 hours ago, Steven B said:

Freight loco on passenger train? Check.

Full brake towards the middle of the train? Check.

Four liveries in one train? Check.

Region specific livery operating out of region? Check.

31142 Prestatyn 01-09-1990

(linked from Dave Sallery's excelent Flickr site )

 

Didn't that inspire the Crowded House song Four Liveries In One Train?

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3 hours ago, Steven B said:

Four liveries on one train wasn't enough - here's five in a mix of Mk1, non-air-con Mk2 and air-con Mk2:

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37418 Nottingham by British Rail 1980s and 1990s, on Flickr

 

 

And just in case you can't find matching Mk3s for your HST:

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43321 Doncaster by British Rail 1980s and 1990s, on Flickr

 

During the project Rio on the Midland some of their HSTs formations had a mix of both versions of Midland Mainline and unbranded Virgin trailers and power cars running together

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1 hour ago, RP82 said:

 

During the project Rio on the Midland some of their HSTs formations had a mix of both versions of Midland Mainline and unbranded Virgin trailers and power cars running together

 

There were also some former Great Western ones in the mix, can't remember now if they were fag packet or road runner livery

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44 minutes ago, great central said:

 

There were also some former Great Western ones in the mix, can't remember now if they were fag packet or road runner livery

They'd have been green & cream, surely? I don't think purple livery was a thing at that point.

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Wellingborough 29Aug 2003.  Rear PC in unbranded Virgin.  No fGW carraiges in this consist but the cascaded ones were green like the power car.  Very much mix and match at the time with most sets.

 

 

rev Wellingborough HST1 29Aug03.jpg

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6 hours ago, great central said:

 

There were also some former Great Western ones in the mix, can't remember now if they were fag packet or road runner livery

It was a full 2+8 set in fag packet livery that was hired in. The power cars did end up getting split

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Got a blue Bachmann class 85, with marker lights, and want to personalise it?

How about remove the central arrow, relocate it to the cabside, and renumber it 85032?

85032_Northampton_13061987

 

A similar trick can also be done with 85002, but it also needs the TOPS data panel removing from under the number.

 

85002_86101_Euston_June1987

 

These photos are from 1987; unfortunately I only have photos showing the corridor side, so I don't know whether the equipment side was the same on one or both locos. Here's one of 032 in 1984, looking rather tatty and in need of a repaint, but showing the arrow (and worksplate) still in place on the corridor side.

 

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That's the trouble with AC electrics, they're all the same......

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A Class 50 at Bourne End?  In Sep87 the Marlow-Maidenhead Users Assoc (or whatever their correct name was) organised an open day along with a lot of help from NSE.  A Class 50 and Class 117 in NSE colours were positioned there for the day, and the choc/cream 121 was rostered for the Marlow shuttles. 50.035 Ark Royal looked splendid.

 

 

50035 Bourne End Sep86.jpg

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1 hour ago, LNERGE said:

I'm more interested in the propelling control container. Any more photo's of it?

 

It's not my photo.  If you click on it, you'll be taken to the photographer's Flickr page.  There used to be an indication of a photo being from Flickr, but that seems to have disappeared.

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The container was used on the Cricklewood-Forders binliner.

 

Googling finds plenty of pictures including:

http://www.hondawanderer.com/58047_Kempston_1996.htm

 

It possibly ended up running between Avonmouth and Newport Alexandra Docks.

https://flic.kr/p/6CE3sM

 

 

The forum has started taking Flickr's "Share" links and using them to embed the photo (as it does if you share via the Embed or BBCode option).

 

 

Steven B.

 

 

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Brand new A4 on a coal train? Check out this page about a 1/8th of the way down (10 pictures)

 

http://www.tracksthroughgrantham.uk/recording-the-railway/grantham-railway-galleries/highdyke-to-westborough-in-fifty-pictures/

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