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1 hour ago, brushman47544 said:


Prehaps the Regiment concerned was disbanded before the name could be applied.

 

What a great couple of photos! The red rectangle and beginnings of the Tinsley white rose suggest it was needed in traffic before its unofficial name could be added. 45012 finished its days as Wyvern II.

 

Simon

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3 hours ago, Wickham Green too said:

 

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Manchester Victoria, 26/7/87

 

This has got me all nostalgic. The number of times I must have popped over to Platform 16 and then looked into the stygian gloom of 17 to see if there was anything of interest!

 

Simon

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In another thread this link to YouTube shows at 2:50 an ECML combination at Peterborough  I don’t remember seeing. A Class 91 with pan up on the front and a class 43 power car on the back and also powered up. How common was it?

 

 

 

 

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33 minutes ago, john new said:

In another thread this link to YouTube shows at 2:50 an ECML combination at Peterborough  I don’t remember seeing. A Class 91 with pan up on the front and a class 43 power car on the back and also powered up. How common was it?

 

 

 

 

Very common as I understand it. The 43s were used before the DVTs were ready and were initially dead in tow. However, this was found to damage the traction motors, so they were run in multiple in order to avoid this.

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IIRC The IC125 power cars were used as the the DVTs weren't ready at the time the 91 powered service was introduced so some HST power cars were used instead.

Hence the buffers on the power car as well.

 

Gave a pretty awesome power to weight ratio when both operating!

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I was lucky enough to get a drive of that combination when route learning,  absolutely awesome 

Another reason why it had to have the powercar running was to supply power to the train 

91s have conventional ETH which is not compatible with the three phase HST system 

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9 minutes ago, davebem said:

I guess its hard to model this unless you can find some HO class 66s

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Now that really does put things into perspective!

 

 

Kev.

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9 hours ago, davebem said:

I guess its hard to model this unless you can find some HO class 66s

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Probably easier than finding a 00 GPWhatsit. 

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22 hours ago, john new said:

In another thread this link to YouTube shows at 2:50 an ECML combination at Peterborough  I don’t remember seeing. A Class 91 with pan up on the front and a class 43 power car on the back and also powered up. How common was it?

 

 

 

 

 

Hallo,

From 5m03 a 91 blunt end forward coupled to the DVT. I think this channel shows quite a few 91+MK3 workings

es grüßt

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2 hours ago, PatB said:

Probably easier than finding a 00 GPWhatsit. 

Looks like an early SD70 rather than a Geep.

 

When you see a class 66 and a US loco of the same scale together they really are amazingly different. The US locos are so much taller and the 66 so much longer.

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1 hour ago, Padishar Creel said:

 

Hallo,

From 5m03 a 91 blunt end forward coupled to the DVT. I think this channel shows quite a few 91+MK3 workings

es grüßt

pc 

 

And a cameo appearance from the 'Badger' and a Mk 2 set @ 07:20  - service train or test, anyone?

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2 hours ago, Chris M said:

Looks like an early SD70 rather than a Geep.

 

When you see a class 66 and a US loco of the same scale together they really are amazingly different. The US locos are so much taller and the 66 so much longer.

It's a SD75, according to this:

https://www.thedieselshop.us/CN.HTML

 

The 66s are shorter in length as well as narrower and less high

A SD75 is around 72' 4" and a Cl 66 is 70' 3"

 

Even the engine in the 66 is shorter.:D

Both have EMD 710s but the SD75 is 16 cylinder and the Class 66 is 12 cylinder.

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with 66s in use across Europe the mainstream European H0 manufacturers might well start making them. Marklin have some in H0 for a very pretty penny!

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On 05/03/2021 at 21:58, pH said:


“Some” of these? At that price!!??  :o

Bizarre, here in Germany from "real" model shop (as opposed to online only) they are over GBP90 cheaper

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On 04/03/2021 at 17:31, Wickham Green too said:

"Fred .......

 

 

 

..... FRED .....

 

 

 

.... what were we going to call this one ?"

 

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Manchester Victoria, 26/7/87


I remember having a run behind 45107 out of Paignton in May 1987 and it had the unofficial nameplates marked out and painted red like this but they hadn’t had a chance to do the lettering before it was sent out. Nice memories.

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Don’t seem to know how to spell today.
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