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Starting back fresh to the hobby and decided my layout will be Irish based

The mk 3 coaches used by Irish rail, did by have a letter attached to them like was seen with mk2s like mk2a,b,c and so on. If so which were used by Irish rail as I'd like to model as close as possible. 

Also was there a difference between those used on the intercity and say the enterprise?

All information and help is appreciated  

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Only the International set were known as Mk3As. The rest were just called Mk3s or the 19 suburban Mk3s with the opening windows and push pull. 

Our Mk3s were basically UK HST Mk3s fitted with buffers and not UK loco hauled Mk3As which were different again. 

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33 minutes ago, StevieB said:

What was the difference in design between the HST and loco hauled mk3’s in the UK.?

Stephen

There are some roof and wiring differences and the HST trailers do not have buffers. 

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Yes, all had EGVs or on push pull sets the DVT had a small genny. 201s only ever provided power to the DD stock until spare Mk3 EGVs had to step in as 201s are not suited to HEP mode on all the time. 

210 was used during static only HEP mode test on a Mk3 set in Inchicore but was decided easier to keep EGVs. 

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Prefect thanks for the information. I know there will be many more questions as I reintroduce myself to the hobby in time

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And don't forget that all Irish Mk3 coaches had swing plug doors instead of manual ones. 

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1 hour ago, Dempsey said:

Are the mk3 EGV's ordered by silver fox worth getting?

The ones I've seen in the flesh looked fairly decent. A little weathering might not go amis to soften the bright orange colour and just make them look slightly weathered. Their BR Mk1 GSV is also a decent coach.

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2 hours ago, Dempsey said:

Are the mk3 EGV's ordered by silver fox worth getting?

 

I'd agree with Noel. They're decent models which are also nicely finished, although a little on the pricey side. 

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On 10/22/2018 at 1:20 PM, StevieB said:

What was the difference in design between the HST and loco hauled mk3’s in the UK.?

Stephen

The Irish MK3 Resturant carriages were different in roof detail and window spacing. The models shown here used Lima donor coaches with MIR brass overlays to give the correct windows.

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The colour was very bright i thought but if i can be dulled down it may be worth investing in. Just need to think about biting the bullet with that price

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