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Offline Karhedron

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Re: 1st gen dmus
« Reply #15 on: August 15, 2014, 02:58:14 pm »
I have no plans to buy a 108 as they hardly ever ran on the WR. Now a 117 would be much more useful to me. I do have a 101 as they did turn up on the WR from time to time but it is an imperfect compromise as they did not really head west until after the end of steam and they were not exactly common in the west country.
Well, that's just not good enough. Some fount of all knowledge you are!  :no:  ;)

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Re: 1st gen dmus
« Reply #16 on: August 15, 2014, 03:08:02 pm »
yep! 117 or DEMU
Two rails good. Three better.

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Re: 1st gen dmus
« Reply #17 on: August 15, 2014, 03:33:30 pm »
Another vote for the class 117.  I seem to remember DJM Dave saying that a unit has been digitally scanned by someone (not him) and could well be announced as a RTR model in the near future.  I'd certainly buy a few (couple of green ones, blue, blue/grey and possibly Regional Railways).

Of course it can seem a long time between models being announced and them turning up on the shelves...

I'd also like a Swindon Cross-Country DMU (class 120?) as my second choice since they turned up quite often in the area I'm modelling.  And I'd buy a DEMU because it reminds me of the trains I saw out of my bedroom window when I was growing up.

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Re: 1st gen dmus
« Reply #18 on: August 15, 2014, 05:23:39 pm »
The 120 is another long underframe DMU like the 117, probably similar enough in N (footsteps apart) not to notice the detail differences, so having a 117 would make building a 120 a lot easier than it is now. The Gloucester Cross-Country units (119) even have the similar cabs to the 117.
Making them from the currently available RTR short DMUs isn't very practical.

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Re: 1st gen dmus
« Reply #19 on: August 15, 2014, 06:00:58 pm »
We're pretty well covered with the widespread use of 101s and 108s.

Agreed - loads of other DMUs look like them from a front on perspective. I know there are differences and windows etc look different but meh, they all look the same to me.

A class 205 would be brilliant as it was such a long lived prototype and you could get a lot of liveries out of it - one exists in 4mm already too which would mean Bachmann could turn the shrink ray on the plans... I could run it and imagine it was a class 414 as they have a very similar 'face'
The class 120 also looks like a good pick as this has a different 'face' to the 117 (which just looks like a 108 to me.)


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Re: 1st gen dmus
« Reply #20 on: August 15, 2014, 06:44:27 pm »
Pretty much all the main diesel locos are covered now and even baby deltic and class 17 announced so maybe we will see a few more dmu types rtr in the future. shouldn't expect anything for next 5 years or so though unless its just a Bachmann shrunken 105 or thumper (if that's right that they make them in OO)

Tim

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Re: 1st gen dmus
« Reply #21 on: August 15, 2014, 07:14:30 pm »
The 120 is another long underframe DMU like the 117, probably similar enough in N (footsteps apart) not to notice the detail differences, so having a 117 would make building a 120 a lot easier than it is now. The Gloucester Cross-Country units (119) even have the similar cabs to the 117.
Making them from the currently available RTR short DMUs isn't very practical.

The Class 121 is a long-frame type too, so a motored+dummy pair of Dapol bubble cars is a possible starting point, if not particularly economical.  You'd need to source an underframe for the trailer of course, or substitute a Metro-Cammell trailer as was not uncommon in later years.  Worsley list the sides.
Simon

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Re: 1st gen dmus
« Reply #22 on: August 15, 2014, 08:09:23 pm »
I reckon the class 117 would be ideal; long-lived, wide-spread and carried a variety of liveries.

That would be a good model to see produced; along with a Thumper (either the 205 or 207)...

All

Put me down for the 117 I used to commute on then in the late 90's early 2000's great fun! Only ever failed once in same time frame was on a few Class 150 and 158 failures.

Dave

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Re: 1st gen dmus
« Reply #23 on: August 15, 2014, 08:30:47 pm »
Got to be a 100 or 105 for me!

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Re: 1st gen dmus
« Reply #24 on: August 15, 2014, 08:37:35 pm »
keep those numbers comming guys we'll soon end up with a 142  :D


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Re: 1st gen dmus
« Reply #25 on: August 15, 2014, 09:08:00 pm »
104 for me but the 117 had a long life and the last few sets wound up in Scotland from 1993 onwards.

They came back south for storage in 2000 from Perth, and the newly formed Freightliner Heavy Haul supplied the power.

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Re: 1st gen dmus
« Reply #26 on: August 15, 2014, 09:10:36 pm »
Another 117 vote here.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: 1st gen dmus
« Reply #27 on: August 15, 2014, 09:39:55 pm »
Seeing as how all my Ian Allan combines etc are early to mid 1960's, I haven't got a clue what class numbers they are as they're not mentioned :dunce: :'(

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Re: 1st gen dmus
« Reply #28 on: August 15, 2014, 09:42:10 pm »
at this rate we'll be able to crowd source a class 117 soon... lol   just another 985 'pledges' lol


tim


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Re: 1st gen dmus
« Reply #29 on: September 25, 2018, 01:08:54 pm »
I would like to see a nice green 205, I'd be tempted to buy two actually....

 

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