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Author Topic: Revolution Trains - Class 128 Parcels DMU  (Read 8812 times)

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Re: Revolution Trains - Class 128 Parcels DMU
« Reply #60 on: September 22, 2018, 04:37:24 PM »
According to this Flickr caption, these units worked (at least in 1990) between Oxford and Birmingham New Street, departing 2023h.

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Re: Revolution Trains - Class 128 Parcels DMU
« Reply #61 on: September 22, 2018, 08:59:59 PM »
According to this Flickr caption, these units worked (at least in 1990) between Oxford and Birmingham New Street, departing 2023h.


Thanks, James, but that's a bit beyond my transition era.

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Thanks for the comprehensive reply, Chris. Looks like I can get away with it but can see why you said it would be a Rule 1 purchase now.

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Re: Revolution Trains - Class 128 Parcels DMU
« Reply #62 on: September 22, 2018, 09:25:16 PM »
My pleasure, Nobby. The GWR did have pre-WW2 plans to introduce diesel railcars in Cornwall, so that's my justification for having ex-GWR diesel railcars as well as the BR DMUs that were actually allocated to Plymouth Laira. (BR SR even planned to build a DEMU depot at Exmouth Junction before it lost its southwestern lines to BR WR so I could justify a SR DEMU, too.) I can justify the local parcels traffic but it would be in hauled parcels vehicles. So, diesel parcels cars, whether ex-GWR or BR ones, are really 'Rule One', but I like them and that is enough. 8-)

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Re: Revolution Trains - Class 128 Parcels DMU
« Reply #63 on: September 22, 2018, 09:27:35 PM »
I'd be tempted by a red Royal Mail pair!

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Re: Revolution Trains - Class 128 Parcels DMU
« Reply #64 on: September 22, 2018, 10:32:47 PM »
The LMR units in later life worked all round Chester and Manchester. The WR units got moved to Cambridge.

Cheers Mike
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Re: Revolution Trains - Class 128 Parcels DMU
« Reply #65 on: September 23, 2018, 12:56:54 AM »
The LMR units in later life worked all round Chester and Manchester. The WR units got moved to Cambridge.

Cheers Mike

Around my neck of the woods??? Hmm interesting do I go against my own rules and hammer rule 1 hard by going for one

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Re: Revolution Trains - Class 128 Parcels DMU
« Reply #66 on: September 23, 2018, 07:07:34 AM »
Go on; you can always resell it / them afterwards (there should be a good aftersales market) in the unlikely situation that you can bear to part with them. 8-)

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Re: Revolution Trains - Class 128 Parcels DMU
« Reply #67 on: September 23, 2018, 11:41:25 AM »
Just bought the Shapeways one, Dapol Bubblecar for the chassis and You Choos sound decoder. Why does this happen to me! They say it is better to be lucky than rich, why am I neither? :(

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Re: Revolution Trains - Class 128 Parcels DMU
« Reply #68 on: September 23, 2018, 12:28:51 PM »
Whats the quality of the Shapeways printing like, does it look like its been 3d printed with all the layers visible

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Re: Revolution Trains - Class 128 Parcels DMU
« Reply #69 on: September 23, 2018, 12:40:16 PM »
You can definitely see the lines on the body. Not that bad, I haven't tried to sand it yet but I think with a bit of light sanding and a coat of Alclad Microfiller primer and more sanding, it will come up nicely. I have got a W Class tank Shapeways body as well, (This Forum is hurting my wealth, I didn't know I wanted one till reading about it on here!) which, when I gave it a coat of the primer, it allowed me to sand it back and that has come out really well.

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Re: Revolution Trains - Class 128 Parcels DMU
« Reply #70 on: September 23, 2018, 02:23:28 PM »
You can definitely see the lines on the body. Not that bad, I haven't tried to sand it yet but I think with a bit of light sanding and a coat of Alclad Microfiller primer and more sanding, it will come up nicely. I have got a W Class tank Shapeways body as well, (This Forum is hurting my wealth, I didn't know I wanted one till reading about it on here!) which, when I gave it a coat of the primer, it allowed me to sand it back and that has come out really well.

Use a fiberglass pen not a file or sandpaper as they fray the surface like filing wood.

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Re: Revolution Trains - Class 128 Parcels DMU
« Reply #71 on: September 24, 2018, 10:55:19 AM »
I have used 1000 grade wet and dry paper on both my Pug and Trojan with no ill effects, but admit that I prime the body first so that I can see the high spots more easily.

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Re: Revolution Trains - Class 128 Parcels DMU
« Reply #72 on: December 20, 2018, 09:40:07 PM »
Thanks to @Ben A and @red_death for the seasons greeting mail but you're just teasing us with the pic of the class 128 as we can't do anything yet as there's nothing on your website*. There also seems  to be a wide spread of liveries/running numbers in all the previous posts so do you know how many will be accommodated or will choice be limited to the OP? I could persuade my mate to have one but he'd want green with 'M' prefix number whereas (I think) more of us would want green with 'W' prefix - with/without speed whiskers.
Ben did state earlier in the thread on 12th September it would be on the website 'in a few weeks'.
Any progress please, gents?

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Re: Revolution Trains - Class 128 Parcels DMU
« Reply #73 on: December 20, 2018, 10:05:47 PM »
Mick, in January you will be able to express an interest, we will be offering most (if not all!) liveries; which liveries will be produced will all be down to minimum order quantities.  It will most likely be the more obscure ones that may not reach target but im sure a Midland and WR one in both green and blue will make the cut!.... So drum up all your pals and get them to expresss interest so they make the cut ;)
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Re: Revolution Trains - Class 128 Parcels DMU
« Reply #74 on: December 23, 2018, 02:04:42 PM »
Many thanks for the update. I look forward to ordering a WR Green one, next month, then. 8-)

 

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