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Discussion in 'Traction & Rolling Stock' started by Unclepete, 17 Apr 2018.
I noticed a rake of XC mk3’s parked at Doncaster yesterday morning, are these there for the modifications?
Not the finest of hours for the XC power door set today- F and G locked out, guessing a door fault?
No power to the TGS apparently and coach F has been locked out for weeks.
Thanks for that - Ah yes, I do remember about F, plenty of '6 vice 7' messages about that one, on my only trip on the power door set it was indeed 2+6 with troublesome F left behind. Touch wood the GWR short set has been more reliable, but I suppose with 50% less doors to go wrong it should be!
Talking of this I saw a photo on Railway Herald a few days back and a set, not sure which but it looked like it only had load 6 not 7.
Currently on XC03. Noticed the toilet in coach B (non-accessible first class) has been removed but that a toilet now exists directly oppisite in coach C which isn’t currently on the XC HST layout. Not sure if this is a modification or if the coach has been flipped around.
Presumably these units now have retention tanks?
The refurbished Mark 3's have CET tanks.
Any news on progress of the 2nd set! 50 weeks to go!
The set (Coach) could have been swapped around at Laira at some point?
Its a modification.
Not due back until March at the earliest.
Isn't this because the design of the Mark 3 makes retro-fitting the retention tank easier at one end of the coach?
Yes. Toilet tanks can only be (easily) fitted at the no. 1 end of a Mark 3; the no. 2 end has the brake frame and air tanks at that end of the underframe.