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Does anyone know if there are any accurate kits or rtr coaches avaliable
i know hornby have made some look alike ones but in a sense of accuracy the only thing that matches is the colour. so really looking for a full articulated kind of kit if they exist
 

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Mailcoach/coopercraft did a cut and shut kitbashing kit. it was made up of various sides which were not quite right but could be corrected fairly easily.
I do know that there is a new brass kit in the pipeline. but its ghoing to be several months. its only at the first test etch stage.

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On my old layout, I used to have a few sessions running famous trains (no American or Continental stuff) I have to admit. I used to run the Silver Jubilee. I have to admit they only thing the coaching stock seemed to have in common was the colour and possibly the length. I have feeling that my Loco (Bachmann) was Quick Silver but it did look very good. The reason why I say that is my stock is boxed in racks at the moment. I'm busy with a On30 study layout before starting on the bench work for the OO layout. There's so much stock in the racks I really can't quite remember what's there. I have a data base of stock, but since the crash on my computer I havn't had time to reopen it.

Continuing on on the subject the ideal for famous trains wasn't mine at all, it was a friend in our operating group and that's all the stock he would run was famous trains from all over the world. Nice idea.
 

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"Continuing on on the subject the ideal for famous trains wasn't mine at all, it was a friend in our operating group and that's all the stock he would run was famous trains from all over the world. Nice idea."
Thats a great idea. i dont care what country my stock is from. it has to be either
1, impressive
2, pretty or cute
3, unusual

Peter
 

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Hi Coneman,

IF you look in the search index, you will find alot of help with you search for Silver Jubilee coaches, as pedro' said cooper craft did do a set, formerly a kirk kit, but I brought the last one 4 weeks ago and they don't have any more for now, sorry!!

Good look with your search

Bro Sewell
(Brian)
 

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I am in the process of rebuilding a Silver Jubilee Kirk set. Can anyone confirm whether the roof on these coaches was white or silver, or where can I confirm which colour?
 

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They were turned out with white roofs, (in common with all LNER coaches) but this quickly darkened to a mid grey from the smoke. The aggregate of about two miles of tunnels in the first 25 route miles out of Kings Cross didn't help with cleanliness! However, as a premium train these coaches were frequently cleaned and repainted, so everything from 'pristine' to moderately weathered is realistic for in-service condition. There are colour photos available of Silver Link, (though unfortunately not a good one of the train,) in service where it is clear that a good standard of cleaning was maintained.
 

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QUOTE (34C @ 2 Feb 2008, 17:35) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>They were turned out with white roofs, (in common with all LNER coaches) but this quickly darkened to a mid grey from the smoke. The aggregate of about two miles of tunnels in the first 25 route miles out of Kings Cross didn't help with cleanliness! However, as a premium train these coaches were frequently cleaned and repainted, so everything from 'pristine' to moderately weathered is realistic for in-service condition. There are colour photos available of Silver Link, (though unfortunately not a good one of the train,) in service where it is clear that a good standard of cleaning was maintained.
Thank you. les
 
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