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    Coming along very nicely Rob. I see in the late 1950s they worked on the Western Region on the Kingswear branch.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Rail_Class_103
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    Quote Originally Posted by KotangaGirl View Post
    Coming along very nicely Rob. I see in the late 1950s they worked on the Western Region on the Kingswear branch.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Rail_Class_103

    Annie: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...e_unit_classes

    Rob.

    Edit: Not sure about Western Region but they were found on the Eastern Region: https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/473581717071265911/
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    Perhaps I'm getting confused about how to tell a first generation DMU from quite a way way off Rob.
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    Their use seems to have been in the West Midlands, Scotland, South Wales and, of course, Eastern Region. There are many variations within the class, single cars and two, three and four-car sets, even one converted as a general manager's inspection vehicle.

    The models will be welcomed by all DMU enthusuasts, of which (maybe surprisingly) I am one. Way back, I was able to buy at a very good price some of the Lima DMU models and spent many happy hours wielding a small saw chopping them into bits to make a number of variants, including a parcels car. One chassis and the ends had the complete body replaced with plasticard - not one of my favourite materials but ideal for this purpose. For many years now they have been stored in boxes on top of a wardrobe.

    Thank you, Rob. I look forward to giving them a run.

    Best wishes

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    The ultrasonic test train would be a cool one to do.
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    https://discord.gg/7tDJHpw

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    Quote Originally Posted by ray_whiley View Post
    ...Thank you, Rob. I look forward to giving them a run.

    Best wishes

    Ray
    Thank you for the kind comment.

    Quote Originally Posted by HotshotJimmy View Post
    The ultrasonic test train would be a cool one to do.
    Initially my goal in making this model was constructing the Test Coach Iris: https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=i&ur...AAAAAdAAAAABAO

    This being a derivative of one of the two 'single' units built: This unit is going to be a representation of the preserved unit No. 79900 and will also be released in Test Coach Iris livery.



    The twin car units under construction will be used to make the Ultrasonic test train.

    I will move this topic to freeware announcements when I have something to release.

    Rob.

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    Amazing work Rob, - I wouldn't know where to begin with something like that.
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    Rob, "more power to your elbow" with the project.
    However, as you may have already deduced, there is a pent-up demand for 1st generation DMUs of pretty much every ilk known to man.
    You might need to go all "Michael Keaton" and clone yourself in order to have a couple of yourselves dedicated to building assets while the original you lives your life!

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