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Class 143 Arriva Trains Wales Project

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hi guys.

 

will the colour be close to the Bachmann 150 in this livery? hope so as I deliberately avoided Hornby's class 153 as it was a completely different turquoise altogether.

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Both Bachmann & Hornby Liveries are incorrect, the Bachmann one is the nearest to the real thing!      Charlie

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Just pre ordered my 143 from Lord and Butler, do you have a delivery date yet on these?

 

I would also buy the valley lines livery one as well.

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Main production batch is due by boat, shipping suggests 25th December, silly Chinese!  I know the world does not celebrate Christmas, or so the Chinese say.  Suggest it will be January as things shut down over this period.   Charlie

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Hello Charlie

 

Forgive the basic questions from someone who has been out of this for 20 years.

 

Is the body constructed conventionally with removable glazing or is the paint 'printed' onto a one piece plastic?

 

From what I could see of a photo here, it's the former, but someone told me it's the latter. Like others, I'd like to see a provincial livery- but I would be quite happy to buy in whatever livery and have someone professionally repaint (a model of this quality deserves better than my 'average' repaint skills). I know there are some minor differences on the era yours are modelled from compared to original as built, but I can live with that. Obviously the construction method dictates whether a repaint is possible or not.

 

it looks a good model and you should be rightly proud of your work. I hope it is successful for you.

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The glazing is separate, but glued in!   Some well and others not as well, it pot luck here I am afraid.   Charlie.

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Thanks for the reply, Charlie.

 

On a serious point (even if it sounds flippant) I read here that spare parts are available... so if glazing is damaged it wouldn't be the end of the world? I think body damage could be repaired fairly easily but not glazing strips.

 

Again, thanks for the reply I know you're a busy bloke.

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Possible Good News.

 

Production finished on Arriva Trains Wales 143, shipping to port today(That's Chinese for this month) so arrival via the boat avoiding Bachmann Submarines is late December.

 

Now we asked a question?  Can you box up 50 and send UPS Airfreight for the NEC, 'NO' Answer as yet! 

 

Now they have promised First Great Western Samples for next week????  Hope the know when next week is, as a standard 'Next Week. will be December.

 

OLD CHINESE PROVERB:  He who waits longest, receives best present. He who is impatient, end up disappointed. 

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Now we are talking, airfreight confirmed for next week on 60 Arriva Trains Wales Class 143s for Warley Show.  As mentioned on this thread the main batch is due in around 3/4th week of December, so UK Customs permitting we should get them tested here by mid January with shipping in one batch late January.  PLEASE no ringing up chasing orders until late January.    Charlie

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Shipment now confirmed (with First Great Western Samples) due here Tuesday/Wednesday next week!   Golly going to be busy, first come, first served!!!!!!

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Shipment now confirmed (with First Great Western Samples) due here Tuesday/Wednesday next week!   Golly going to be busy, first come, first served!!!!!!

I hope they've been drop tested!!

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I hope they've been drop tested!!

 

That's a point. Have they been tested to meet BR's end-loading specifications?? Charlie?  ;)

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Even the delivery appears to be prototypical for the Pacers, almost full and standing and with those 2 wheels at the back... bouncy... bouncy... bouncy!

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hi there

a quick question  are u just going to sell them first come first served at the NEC on the first day or keep some back for the second day? as sadly I wont be there until the sunday :(

regards

rob

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HI Rob

 

I cant see us running out going by what we sold last year with 144s if you don't get one there's plenty left for mail order when the boat come in.

 

Regards Arran

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It's out of my era, but I will still be having one. It's such a quality looking bit of kit that it'd be rude not to.

 

(and if Charlie's description of window glue is right, and I get lucky- I know a professional re-sprayer that will take the commission!)

 

Derek

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Should have some for Sunday.    Charlie.   PPS 650 on a boat in 6 weeks time so you won't miss out.  Promise Charlie

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I have been trying to contact Charlie re an order I have placed 2 weeks ago for the past few days has

anything happened to him or has shop phone been changed

any info will be helpful

TIA

David Wexford

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I have been trying to contact Charlie re an order I have placed 2 weeks ago for the past few days has

anything happened to him or has shop phone been changed

any info will be helpful

TIA

David Wexford

 

He's been at the Wakefield show.  Probably the best thing to do is send him a personal message through RMweb.

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  • Charlie, while I appreciate the sentiments do you have permission to reproduce the image you've used?

At very least a credit to the original photographer would be courteous.

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