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Author Topic: Carflat A from the N Gauge Society  (Read 20626 times)

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Re: Carflat A from the N Gauge Society
« Reply #30 on: July 19, 2016, 12:30:06 pm »
I would really like to see some 1980s cars to go with these (and my scratch built versions) and the NGS Cartic. If the Society can give Oxford Diecast, Base Toys, Farish or anyone else a nudge I'd happily buy a train load of Escorts & Fiestas.

Happy modelling.

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Re: Carflat A from the N Gauge Society
« Reply #31 on: July 19, 2016, 03:31:20 pm »
There is an ever growing range of 3D print cars appearing and they also have the advantage they are very lightweight so ideal for such use unlike die cast ones.

Despite being made by Oxford Diecast, their N gauge cars are made of plastic. My Farish 37 will haul a couple of Cartic rakes loaded with 64 Oxford Anglias with no problems!

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Re: Carflat A from the N Gauge Society
« Reply #32 on: July 19, 2016, 04:14:41 pm »
One point about the cars on a Motorail service, quite often* they would be pretty new and/or top of range type cars - I think the cost of a Motorail ticket may have something to do with that ;)

A former colleague was the Charge-man at St Austell in the 70s /80s and had mentioned the smartness of a lot of the cars.

*not every single one though ;)

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Re: Carflat A from the N Gauge Society
« Reply #33 on: July 19, 2016, 05:28:04 pm »
Austin Princess, Marina, Allegro etc.

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Re: Carflat A from the N Gauge Society
« Reply #34 on: July 19, 2016, 05:45:51 pm »
There was a tale doing the rounds a long while back that Fords had problems with 105Es that arrived with broken rear windows after being moved by rail.

It turned out, so the tale goes, that the cars were being loaded with their boot (trunk) facing forwards. Apparently the unusual rear window couldn't cope with the air pressure.

Loading the cars the 'right way round' solved the problem.

True or not, it's an interesting story.

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Re: Carflat A from the N Gauge Society
« Reply #35 on: July 19, 2016, 06:15:40 pm »
True Dave, but it was the Escort MkII  I only know its true 'cos I was involved at the time. Turns out that they were not designed to go backwards at 75mph which on the Halewood -Dagenham service was a regularly achieved speed.
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Re: Carflat A from the N Gauge Society
« Reply #36 on: July 19, 2016, 06:34:13 pm »
 
Austin Princess, Marina, Allegro etc.

I've just gone weak at the knees...

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Re: Carflat A from the N Gauge Society
« Reply #37 on: July 19, 2016, 06:37:21 pm »
Yes I know but they were probably more reliable than the Dapol loco pulling the car flats  :goggleeyes:

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Re: Carflat A from the N Gauge Society
« Reply #38 on: July 19, 2016, 10:17:36 pm »
Only ever saw these hauling hundreds of Mk 1 transits from Ford's factory near Southampton airport northwards.
Class 07s or 08s would shunt them into Eastleigh and then on to class 47s in banger blue northwards.
Good thing is that we didn't have so many metallic car and van colours then. Just good old white van man, plus solid red and blue.

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Re: Carflat A from the N Gauge Society
« Reply #39 on: July 19, 2016, 10:58:01 pm »
Good thing is that we didn't have so many metallic car and van colours then. Just good old white van man, plus solid red and blue.

Seems that is an easier way to go. As the shots here and here show an inter factory train of  (mostly) one type of Fords and in a limited number of colours will be easier to source vehicles for. I'm planning on going earlier with a mixture of Oxford Anglias and Farish Prefects.

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Dave
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Re: Carflat A from the N Gauge Society
« Reply #40 on: July 20, 2016, 05:16:47 am »
True Dave, but it was the Escort MkII  I only know its true 'cos I was involved at the time. Turns out that they were not designed to go backwards at 75mph which on the Halewood -Dagenham service was a regularly achieved speed.

I've seen a few go backwards at 75mph, usually when they make an 'unexpected exit' from a rally stage :D


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Re: Carflat A from the N Gauge Society
« Reply #41 on: July 20, 2016, 05:00:13 pm »
Austin Princess, Marina, Allegro etc.

That's all the bad 'uns mentioned :laugh:

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Re: Carflat A from the N Gauge Society
« Reply #42 on: July 20, 2016, 05:38:56 pm »
Here is a grainy one from 1974, at Eastleigh.
Apologies I was only little at the time, with a 110 camera.
Bob






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Re: Carflat A from the N Gauge Society
« Reply #43 on: July 20, 2016, 09:29:28 pm »
Austin Princess, Marina, Allegro etc.

I think the Austin Cambridge/Morris Oxford would be a good choice; introduced in 1959 the Cambridge lasted in production until '69 and the Oxford was built until '71.  Production ran to several hundred thousand of each and Oxford Diecast makes the Austin Cambridge in its 1:76 range (or will do soon).

Some 1960s Vauxhall saloons would be nice (I have a soft spot for the FD Victor) but they didn't have such long production runs as the BMC/BL equivalents.

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Re: Carflat A from the N Gauge Society
« Reply #44 on: July 21, 2016, 05:52:13 am »
Austin Princess, Marina, Allegro etc.

I think the Austin Cambridge/Morris Oxford would be a good choice; introduced in 1959 the Cambridge lasted in production until '69 and the Oxford was built until '71.  Production ran to several hundred thousand of each and Oxford Diecast makes the Austin Cambridge in its 1:76 range (or will do soon).

If N gauge ever takes off in India, Oxford will have a winner on their hands: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hindustan_Ambassador
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