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Uk Emu Next?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Wivenswold, Mar 16, 2020.

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  1. 302

    20.0%
  2. 304

    20.0%
  3. 305

    6.7%
  4. 306

    6.7%
  5. 307

    6.7%
  6. 308

    13.3%
  7. 309

    26.7%
  8. 310

    20.0%
  9. 312

    20.0%
  10. 318

    13.3%
  11. 332

    6.7%
  12. 333

    13.3%
  13. 334

    6.7%
  14. 345

    20.0%
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    20.0%
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    6.7%
  17. 379/387

    13.3%
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    6.7%
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    26.7%
  20. 700/707/717

    53.3%
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    26.7%
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    33.3%
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    26.7%
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    33.3%
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    33.3%
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  1. Wivenswold

    Wivenswold Active Member

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    With recent DTG releases being a DMU and now a locomotive from the 80's, perhaps next up is an EMU from that period. I've excluded the likes of the 311 (very similar to 303) and 317/323 which are currently in development.
     
  2. Daytona

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    312s running on the Kings Cross to Royston line were the EMUs from my childhood, but I'm not interested enough in them to make development worthwhile.
     
  3. Cat

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    How about a 4COR, originally built for the Portsmouth Direct Line they ended their days on semi fast duties on the South Coastway routes.

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  4. Wivenswold

    Wivenswold Active Member

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    Nice. Absolutely, they're wonderful trains. I didn't realise they lasted long enough to be designated Class 404.
     
  5. Wivenswold

    Wivenswold Active Member

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    Many older railfans would disagree I'm sure. Many of us are old enough to remember their introduction and have travelled thousands of miles in them. Last slam door trains and one of only two classes of EMU based on the MK2 body. So they're relevant but I completely get why you're not into them.
     
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    For us oldies nostalgia is much of the appeal of train simming. The ubiquitous 4SUB would be a welcome addition, I know there is one at UKTS but its MSTS DNA shows.

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    I'd prefer they get back to releasing routes and trains together, so maybe the north kent lines with networkers or old slam doors, same with south coastway, welsh valley lines etc. It's been ages since we've had a route that wasn't based on a mainline
     
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  8. Daytona

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    I was 7 when they were introduced, but I wasn't interested enough to note their introduction ...aand I'm still not.

    I enjoy the demands of driving steam locos and apart from certain early MUs I'm not really interested enough for it to be viable, as for instance, I'd only buy the 312 if it were, say £3. And looking at the results it doesn't seem that enough people are interested - it seems that the mass market wants modern stock.
     
  9. Wivenswold

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    I'm a little confused by your comment "I'm not really interested enough for it to be viable". I'm not interested at all by steam or US locos but my lack of interest doesn't appear to translate to a lack of viability.

    I also don't think that 6 votes translates into a lack of viability or interest. There are thousands of TS users and only a small proportion visit here and get involved. Certainly compared to the many Facebook forums.
     
  10. Cat

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    With the withdrawal of Virgin and Arriva licences and their DLC it seems that modern stock has a short shelf live. Other franchises might follow. If I was a dev I'd think twice before releasing another modern route using current franchise liveries.

    Not sure of the age demographic in the TSxx market but I'm sure there are many oldies who enjoy it for nostalgic reasons. Perhaps it's a safer bet for devs to retrograde back to the days of BR.
     
  11. NEC Railfan

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    Who owns the BR license, the British government?
     
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    Cat Well-Known Member

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    A good question but one I cannot answer. However, given BR's reputation I bet they wish they didn't own it.
     
  13. ARuscoe

    ARuscoe Well-Known Member

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    Taken from Wikipedia, citation supplied:
    The British Rail "double arrow" logo is formed of two interlocked arrows showing the direction of travel on a double track railway and was nicknamed "the arrow of indecision".[2][3] It is now employed as a generic symbol on street signs in Great Britain denoting railway stations, and as part of the Rail Delivery Group's (RDG) jointly-managed National Rail brand is still printed on railway tickets

    So in short, yes
     

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