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Author Topic: Southgrove - modular layout based on Kato Unitrack  (Read 19421 times)

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Re: Southgrove - modular layout based on Kato Unitrack
« Reply #195 on: March 24, 2019, 08:49:46 PM »
I don't know which school Lilliput Lane's models were based on but they look like 50s/60s style to me.

I'll definitely include a bike shed, playground and prefabs/portacabins in use as extra classrooms
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Re: Southgrove - modular layout based on Kato Unitrack
« Reply #196 on: March 24, 2019, 09:14:12 PM »
Not Byker Grove :no: :no:

Won't be called Grange Hill either :no:
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Re: Southgrove - modular layout based on Kato Unitrack
« Reply #197 on: July 27, 2019, 11:09:47 PM »
SHAFTESBURY JUNCTION UPDATE





Today, work has focused on the car parks and paving surrounding the Shaftesbury pub. Locations of the waiting shelter and signal box haven't yet been settled.

Nothing more has been done but if Kato keep their word over production of their class 800s expected in 2021, Transpennine 802s and LNER 800s might pass through Shaftesbury Junction!
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Re: Southgrove - modular layout based on Kato Unitrack
« Reply #198 on: August 02, 2019, 06:27:54 PM »
After some deliberation, I've gone down the Transpennine Express class 68 + push-pull Mk5a route.



The loco arrived today and it's the best loco I've owned so far from Dapol - no pre-oiling required, smooth, quiet runner.
The matching Mk5as have been pre-ordered from Revolution Trains and in the meantime I can justify running the 68 light engine.
It's more appealing than owning a TPE 802 if Kato produces one.
However I'll still go for Kato's LNER 5-car 800 unit in order to own an IET in my collection.

The complete push-pull formations have been on test but on Liverpool-Scarborough trips they've bypassed Leeds, going via Healey Mills, Wakefield Kirkgate, Normanton, Castleford and Burton Salmon. Rumours on www.railforums.co.uk say the first could be in service mid to late August on Liverpool-Scarborough services.
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Re: Southgrove - modular layout based on Kato Unitrack
« Reply #199 on: August 02, 2019, 08:29:31 PM »
 :hellosign: Nice photo of a lovely locomotive.
      regards Derek.

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Re: Southgrove - modular layout based on Kato Unitrack
« Reply #200 on: August 02, 2019, 09:04:37 PM »
It's the only item currently available in N representing Transpennine Express.
I thought it was better to get hold of one from Dapol now before Revolution Trains' Mk5A carriages are released.
So far, of TPE's 68s, I've only seen 68032 Destroyer light engine at York.
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Re: Southgrove - modular layout based on Kato Unitrack
« Reply #201 on: August 24, 2019, 04:29:11 PM »
Today's the first day that a class 68 and Mk5A set (Nova 3) was in passenger service on Transpennine Express.
68027 and set TP09 in use (all information from https://www.railforums.co.uk/threads/tpe-mark-5a-coaching-stock-progress.143579/page-153)

Current diagrams available in Real Railway Discussion topic.

Now roll on the model version!!
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Re: Southgrove - modular layout based on Kato Unitrack
« Reply #202 on: November 15, 2019, 07:16:45 PM »
It's time to wind back 30 years ago to the Network SouthEast era.



The three Sonic Models VEA vans and the class 33 chassis are the only models in this pic that weren't produced in Farish's Poole factory.
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Re: Southgrove - modular layout based on Kato Unitrack
« Reply #203 on: November 15, 2019, 11:05:09 PM »
 :hellosign:   :greatpicturessign:   :thankyousign:
     regards Derek.

 

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