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London underground stock
« on: December 27, 2016, 11:11:22 AM »
With Thomas a mad 5 year old grandson approaching his 6th Birthday he we are wondering if anybody produces any London Tube rolling sgtock in N gauge.
He is absolutly Tube crazy and enven sleeps in a set of tube map beding
We have a month to sort something out  ::)
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Re: London underground stock
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2016, 11:25:16 AM »
Hi, try Radley Models, they specialise in London Transport stuff, I've built several of their 1/76 scale (4mm 'OO gauge') whitemetal and resin bus kits but I believe they do 2mm (N gauge) London Transport rolling stock (As well as 4mm) although mainly in kit form, they are very helpful on the phone, they have a website too.
I don't know if there are any suppliers of 'ready to run' 2mm underground stock though, can't say I've heard of any although there may be someone on the forum who knows better, best wishes for the new year!

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Re: London underground stock
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2016, 11:59:19 AM »
John

The London Transport Museum Shop sells a 00 gauge fully motorised 4 coach model of the latest Underground S Stock train.

00 is probably better for a 6 year old than N but it's very expensive at 280=.

There is a small firm that produces a a card kit of Underground trains but I can't trace their name at moment .

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Re: London underground stock
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2016, 12:13:17 PM »
There is a small firm that produces a a card kit of Underground trains but I can't trace their name at moment .

Found it, the firm is CDC Design, Street Level Models, they don't appear to have a very informative web site but their ebay shop is quite good.

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Re: London underground stock
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2016, 03:46:12 PM »
Hi jonclox...

..I got those (May this year / Marks Models Dublin):



« Last Edit: December 27, 2016, 03:48:03 PM by enskala »
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Re: London underground stock
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2016, 04:23:03 PM »
This thread might help, John......
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=28675.0

Seems you might be able to get away with bodies from Shapeways but would you be able to source a chassis within the timescale? :uneasy:

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Re: London underground stock
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2016, 04:46:03 PM »
For size the Tomytec chassis are very good, but the general availability isn't (at the moment anyway)

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Re: London underground stock
« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2016, 06:46:13 PM »
What is the source of your stock, Andy?
That looks bloomin' lovely. Especially against that backscene. Splendid stuff.

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Re: London underground stock
« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2016, 09:27:10 PM »
The stock is all scratchbuilt. As they are nearly twenty years old I was unable to find the original photo files. So I have scanned the original article I did for them. Sorry the quality is not brilliant :(
The article included the motorising using Arnold 'Kof' Diesel shunters, but I have since re-motored them with Tomytech chassis. The odd picture at the end was for the A60 stock. These were made from old Farish 101 DMU's. The thin plasticard was overlaid on top to give the doors a recessed look. The windows were then drilled out.

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Re: London underground stock
« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2016, 10:20:25 PM »
Halsall  / Bachmann did some play mobile type tube Models of Underground Ernie  ( OO'ish) with track and battery power. - might be an alternative?

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Underground_Ernie

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Re: London underground stock
« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2016, 10:58:36 AM »
Andy,

Those tube trains are Superb and quite inspirational to boot.

Love to see full length trains too.

I will have to attack the 1mm & 2mm plasticard next time I'm in Hobbycraft with Mrs. Ben!

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Re: London underground stock
« Reply #11 on: December 28, 2016, 12:46:51 PM »
Just to echo Ben's comment Andy,

Excellent work on those tubes, they must have taken some time and effort, but well worth it for the result :)

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Re: London underground stock
« Reply #12 on: December 31, 2016, 10:45:58 AM »
 :) Thanks everybody but cost and delivery times mean this will go  on hold till health and wealth bcome easier.
I shall save and note all your links for future use
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Re: London underground stock
« Reply #13 on: March 04, 2017, 03:30:01 PM »
Hi jonclox...

...so...I finally finished my London Tube Project. It is not pefect - I know  :-[ - but Im happy anyway.
You can watch my short video in YT here:



regards jens
« Last Edit: March 04, 2017, 03:50:54 PM by Sprintex, Reason: Post modified so video shows in thread »
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Re: London underground stock
« Reply #14 on: March 04, 2017, 03:59:03 PM »
 :thumbsup:

All you have to do now is put it under the floor in your living room and install a couple of glass panels...sorted!

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