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Offline steventrain  
#1 Posted : 22 December 2019 12:36:41(UTC)
steventrain

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HST in repaint 1976 blue/grey livery.







Large Marklinist 3- Rails Layout with CS2/MS2/Boosters/C-track/favorites Electric class E03/BR103, E18/E118, E94, Crocodiles/Steam BR01, BR03, BR05, BR23, BR44, BR50, Big Boy.
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Offline RayF  
#2 Posted : 22 December 2019 13:15:48(UTC)
RayF

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I remember them in those colours from my student days 1977-1980. I was always looking out for an "Intercity 125". They were so futuristic looking beside the Southern EMUs that I normally saw.

I guess they haven't aged too badly either! ThumpUp
Ray
Mostly Marklin.Selection of different eras and European railways
Small C track layout, control by MS2, 100+ trains but run 4-5 at a time.
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Offline Carim  
#3 Posted : 22 December 2019 15:25:02(UTC)
Carim

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This train saved British Rail - I still remember my first trip on one as a school boy; watching out for the mileposts on the way to Wales and then calculating whether we had reached 125 miles/hour or not. BigGrin

Carim
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Offline kimballthurlow  
#4 Posted : 23 December 2019 02:08:13(UTC)
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These Sulzer-engined streamliners were quite magnificent.
A fitting descendant for the steam A4 class streamliners.

The New South Wales railway even built them in Australia, under licence I guess.
(Suitably modified for a warmer climate)

Come to think of it, how about Hornby do an A4 steamer in an Intercity 125 livery.
That would be a hoot ..... and a seller I imagine.

Kimball
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Offline Agneaux  
#5 Posted : 29 January 2020 23:19:31(UTC)
Agneaux

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Originally Posted by: kimballthurlow Go to Quoted Post
These Sulzer-engined streamliners were quite magnificent.
A fitting descendant for the steam A4 class streamliners.

The New South Wales railway even built them in Australia, under licence I guess.
(Suitably modified for a warmer climate)

Come to think of it, how about Hornby do an A4 steamer in an Intercity 125 livery.
That would be a hoot ..... and a seller I imagine.

Kimball


The XPT? They don't do anything much above 120Kmh. When they hit Brisbane they have to slow down to around 75 max.
Near enough is good enough.

We can't have high speed rail near Goulburn, as it might frighten the sheep. Curtains may fade, also.

There's a proposal for a (single) line from Melbourne to Toowoomba for double height container cargo.

Let's not build a high speed inland passenger service with Brisbane's second airport as the destination.
That's just crazy talk.
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Offline hvc  
#6 Posted : 30 January 2020 06:47:39(UTC)
hvc

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Location: Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Originally Posted by: Agneaux Go to Quoted Post

The XPT? They don't do anything much above 120Kmh.


Yes the XPT. The NSW government at the time touted the amazing high speed train technology they we importing from the UK, but neglected to mention that they had no plans for upgrading the tracks or signalling. The XPT units can go much faster, but the shameful state of our rail infrastructure won’t allow it.

Herman
- Herman
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Online rmsailor  
#7 Posted : 30 January 2020 10:27:30(UTC)
rmsailor

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It is perhaps worth mentioning that although the HST sets have now been withdrawn from the long distance GWR and East Coast routes, shortened sets will continue to run on the GWR and in Scotland under brand names Castle and Intercity7. With refurbishment this could be up to twenty years. The power cars were all re-egined with MTU units some years back. The Midland route out of London will also see there use for another year after the then transport secretary cacelled electrification..
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Offline IanC  
#8 Posted : 30 January 2020 17:17:09(UTC)
IanC

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A bit like the famous Routemaster bus, the HST could be re-engined and re-seated and go on forever with routine maintenance. Could there be a secondary market for small private operators of budget and 'all around the houses' services? Like Flixtrain in Germany?

IanC
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Online rmsailor  
#9 Posted : 30 January 2020 18:04:27(UTC)
rmsailor

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Location: Kirkcaldy, Fife
Originally Posted by: IanC Go to Quoted Post
A bit like the famous Routemaster bus, the HST could be re-engined and re-seated and go on forever with routine maintenance. Could there be a secondary market for small private operators of budget and 'all around the houses' services? Like Flixtrain in Germany?

IanC


While it might be nice to see, continued use of HST stock is not a simple matter as regulations require the fitting of power doors and retention toilets from this year. This is not a simple matter as demonstrated by the delays in getting the refurbished trains back in service. On the other hand it might be the only way to keep the excursion market going since the mark one stock currently in use clearly does not fit the regulations.

Bob M.
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Offline dominator  
#10 Posted : 30 January 2020 23:52:49(UTC)
dominator

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Location: Kerikeri
All these new regulations, stifle business and increase costs. Some good, and some ridiculous. THE RICH GET RICHER AND FEWER, AND THE POOR GET POORER AND INCREASE GREATER NUMBERS.
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