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Class 185 reference pictures 21/01/2021 at 16:12 #136653
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Afternoon all,

I was wondering if anyone is able to (safely) go out and get some reference pictures of a class 185? I'm in the process of commissioning a model converted out of a pair of 350s, but we can't find decent information about the roof detail... So if anyone is able to safely get to a station footbridge and grab some photos I'd be incredibly grateful!

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Class 185 reference pictures 21/01/2021 at 16:27 #136654
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I've probably got some from various travels over the years; any livery preference?

EDIT: Google should turn up plenty as well?

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Class 185 reference pictures 21/01/2021 at 16:34 #136655
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I don't have any clear pictures from above, but looking at my own photos it becomes apparent that the object above the cab doors (an A/C unit?) is definitely not symmetric. The air inlet on the right side is small but the one on the left side is large.

First two pictures: between Northallerton and Eaglescliffe, 23 July 2014
3rd one: Newcastle station, 8th August 2014






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Class 185 reference pictures 21/01/2021 at 16:40 #136656
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Steamer in post 136654 said:
I've probably got some from various travels over the years; any livery preference?

EDIT: Google should turn up plenty as well?
Not sure if there were any major changes to the roof design with different liveries - if there were, then the modern livery is the one I'm after :-)

Unfortunately, Google has been unhelpful in the case of top-down pictures... most photographers take photos from the front or side - the roof isn't exactly a classic shot!

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Class 185 reference pictures 21/01/2021 at 16:57 #136658
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I do have a series of roof shots of Voyagers in my collection if you are interested, and some shots showing part of the roof of the class 66, 153, 390 and an IET, but not of any Desiro family stock (and the 185 appears to differ from the electric units.)
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Class 185 reference pictures 21/01/2021 at 17:02 #136659
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Albert in post 136658 said:
I do have a series of roof shots of Voyagers in my collection if you are interested, and some shots showing part of the roof of the class 66, 153, 390 and an IET, but not of any Desiro family stock (and the 185 appears to differ from the electric units.)
Thank for the offer... the 185 does seem to be very unique though, especially since the exhaust ports are in the roof instead of at carriage ends, so I'm not sure that would work - thanks all the same however

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Class 185 reference pictures 21/01/2021 at 17:26 #136661
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See what you can do with these:






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Class 185 reference pictures 21/01/2021 at 17:46 #136662
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Just stumbled on these- typically, these were the ones that I'd forgotten to tag...





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Class 185 reference pictures 22/01/2021 at 01:27 #136663
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Partial view but may be helpful.




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Class 185 reference pictures 22/01/2021 at 10:06 #136667
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danners430 in post 136659 said:
Thank for the offer... the 185 does seem to be very unique though, especially since the exhaust ports are in the roof instead of at carriage ends, so I'm not sure that would work - thanks all the same however
Thanks for explaining, I now see what's the problem with these units. Judging from the soot on the roofs, there is a cutout next one of the doors of each carriage containing the exhaust, and so far the best pictures in this thread show the non-exhaust side.

I took the liberty to edit one of my own pictures to point it out, is it correct that you're still in need of a detailed picture of this piece of the roof?

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Class 185 reference pictures 22/01/2021 at 23:25 #136694
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Thank you all! Hopefully they'll be sufficient, but we'll have to see... in the worst case scenario I'll hold off on the commission until things are a little safer, and I can make a trip down south to get the shots I need
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Class 185 reference pictures 23/01/2021 at 11:27 #136698
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danners430 in post 136653 said:
Afternoon all,

I was wondering if anyone is able to (safely) go out and get some reference pictures of a class 185? I'm in the process of commissioning a model converted out of a pair of 350s, but we can't find decent information about the roof detail... So if anyone is able to safely get to a station footbridge and grab some photos I'd be incredibly grateful!
I hope that you post a photo of the finished article whenever that may be

Your life can have a thousand different meanings or maybe just one....I'd recommend more than one in case you got it wrong - (Rezende)
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Class 185 reference pictures 23/01/2021 at 12:52 #136701
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I shall try to remember
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Class 185 reference pictures 24/01/2021 at 16:10 #136738
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These are the best I can find






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Class 185 reference pictures 24/01/2021 at 16:13 #136740
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A few more angles






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Class 185 reference pictures 24/01/2021 at 16:20 #136741
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Guts in post 136740 said:
A few more angles

Well done whoever smuggled that one out of the People's Republic of Blackpool North.

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