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I finally had some time to open up my 143 and discovered that the decoder's 8 pin plug was not fully seated. The plug must have been raised enough that it was shorting against the metal seat base and providing continuous power to the motor. I re-seated it fully and now everything works as it should. So decoder wasn't faulty I'm pleased to say.

You need some tape between the Metal and the decoder top.    Charlie

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Hi Charlie, 

 

I missed out on the original batch of 143s and 144s. 

 

Is their any chance that some more 143 and 144 models are to be produced in the future? 

 

Thank you very much in advance.

 

Kind Regards, 

 

Danny. 

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You need some tape between the Metal and the decoder top.    Charlie

And the speaker terminals need protection OR you risk destroying the decoder with a dead short.

 

Charlie

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GWR 143s are confirmed to be staying until December 2019. So that is a year and a half to get some new liveries on the 143. I’d certainly have a GWR one as the last hoarah to one of Britain’s most successful (for its design) multiple units.

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GWR 143s are confirmed to be staying until December 2019. So that is a year and a half to get some new liveries on the 143. I’d certainly have a GWR one as the last hoarah to one of Britain’s most successful (for its design) multiple units.

Not going to happen, the 142 is next.   Charlie

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Not going to happen, the 142 is next.   Charlie

Well that stopped that rumour!  :O

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Well that stopped that rumour!  :O

We can only spend £130K once, the current 156 is next with the profit from that covering the 142. After the 142 we have another 156 then a 144/143.  

 

Plus we have some stuff we are not telling you about!!!!!!!!!!!    Charlie

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Plus we have some stuff we are not telling you about!!!!!!!!!!!    Charlie

Intriguing!

 

I would also be in the market for a green 143 (or two) when the time is right.

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Plus we have some stuff we are not telling you about!!!!!!!!!!!    Charlie

Class 123?????????

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I Like Class 123s, but we ar'nt doing one!!    Yet.

I'll cling on to the yet.

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We can only spend £130K once, the current 156 is next with the profit from that covering the 142. After the 142 we have another 156 then a 144/143.

66738

Plus we have some stuff we are not telling you about!!!!!!!!!!! Charlie

Very intriguing! As well as this/these mystery new project(s), (hoping for a 141 rail bus!), the 144 mention has me hoping for an early representation of the unit in WYPTE Red and Cream. The 142 should be able to provide the correct interior, (3+2 bus seats). Edited by 66738

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I'm also awaiting for the early versions of the 144. And the 141. If you model the last 30 years in the north you cannot escape these units, they got everywhere.

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Intriguing!

 

I would also be in the market for a green 143 (or two) when the time is right.

I would also buy a GWR Green version and hopefully a Dynamic Lines Class 143 if Realtrack decide to do another unit with this livery.

Samuel.

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I would also buy a GWR Green version and hopefully a Dynamic Lines Class 143 if Realtrack decide to do another unit with this livery.

Samuel.

We have to get the 142 out first, sorry.   Charlie

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LONG DELAYS !!!

 

Sorry but as we are 'VERY' busy at the moment with 156 stuff we have a big delay on Warranty & Repairs on stuff.

 

Very sorry but there is only one of me.     Charlie

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