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    50 Years since Swanage branch closed

    SargeNpton now thats what you call camping with a view :lol: i quite enjoyed the tour/days where they had the 4tc going from wearham to swanage and back, was nice to ride the whole line and onto the mainline
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    Sunday 13th February 2022 class 507/508 tour

    there was a whole debate about emu tours in general, talking about a lot of the older stuff anyway and even then people said there wouldnt be much interest i beg to differ but there was so many people saying it would and even couldnt work i just stopped replying :lol: even if the traction isnt...
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    Sunday 13th February 2022 class 507/508 tour

    saw this on the branch line society page "Continuing our longstanding relationship with Merseyrail, we are delighted to announce a Class 507 and Class 508 EMU charity railtour exploring the depths of the Merseyrail network" with all the interest in the 313s/315s, could be an interesting tour...
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    Class 315 preservation society

    be nice to have that mersyrail de icer in there as well, the one where the class 73 was sandwiched in the middle as for other pep derived vehicles, yes this years been a bit funny as it appears everyone wants to get rid of All old trails so theres almost too much to choose from preservation...
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    Class 315 preservation society

    thanks, i know its hard to run a page but its even harder when the people on it arnt behind you how many 31....type trains are looking to be preserved as i see theres a few different pages looking to preserve similar trains 313 and 315 i think? did i see a 317 page somewhere?
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    Class 315 preservation society

    slightly off topic but still on topic as a few people have mentioned it in this thread before ive seen comments both on here and facebook about a lot of little groups and the way theyre run that seems to upset people, i also find it unusual how some pages are run as it seems they dont want your...
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    Class 315 Withdrawals

    i think they got storage, but at the last minute due to legal reasons (which they cant go into) it fell through hence they couldnt take 820 as planned as who ever was delivering it needed a set delivery address in advance
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    flush glazing mk2 question

    thanks for the replies i suppose you could cut the whole window out and fit an etched frame, but again depends if the etched frame fits after youve enlarged the window opening for the glazing, and if the glazing fits the top lights/frame of the etching, then you would have to repaint the...
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    flush glazing mk2 question

    it says the following in that thread.... " The only flush glazing I have come across is the SE finecast stuff. They do it for the Lima Mk2 non air con too. It isn’t plug and play - you need to file out each window aperture slightly to get it to fit" says it all really, as said you have to do...
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    flush glazing mk2 question

    i bought a lima mk2 to flush glaze, as i had some hornby ones that had already been flush glazed and bought some finecast flush glazing to use on the lima one but on further inspection the hornby and lima coaches have different sized window apertures, the lima ones having a smaller size, but it...
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    Class 158/159 recovery following Salisbury collision

    i did wonder about the elastic tow line but hadnt considered it might be better than a solid chain, as someone has said that could have snapped and most likely flung back into the 59 or in a random direction and looking at photos there is a group of workers quite near by i suppose when we...
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    Class 158/159 recovery following Salisbury collision

    I did wonder why they used a train to pull another out of some wreckage rather than a crane or something
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    Strangest livery/train combination?

    or just sticking the branding on over the old livery :lol:
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    Strangest livery/train combination?

    connex tried out a blue upper band at one point..... probably to see if they could save money but just repainting the bottom of nse livery :lol:
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    Class 484 replacing class 483 on the island line: progress updates

    thanks for the explanation just seemed rather far back, almost touching the benches :lol:

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