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I remember waiting for a train to pickup crowds from an air show which arrived as a loco propelling four or five empty coaches the end one being a BR Midland region push-pull coach. Was their control equipment different to the GWRs? But was the formation being 'driven' from the p/p coach? I don't k...
You could have up to 4 auto-coaches, with the loco in the middle (2 each end) This was the max due to the mechanical linkages, anymore and the driver could not operate the controls (too heavy!) I think it would look best if the loco was in the middle of the 2 coaches, with the driving ends outermost...
- Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:39 pm
- Forum: Scenery
- Topic: Metcalfe PO237 Country Station - GWR appropriate?
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I guess it all depends where you are setting your GWR line. The Metcalfe stations (country and town) are both available in red brick and stone setts. AFAIR the kits are based on CLC* stations, but are not that different to some stations on the GWR. Anyway, isn't half the fun modifying the kit to fit...
- Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:32 am
- Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
- Topic: Anyone else a little bored with the model railway norm?
- Replies: 166
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I'll agree on the call for variety a well executed model from any period is worth looking at, and operationally present day railways are a bit dull, multiple units and fixed rake passenger trains, goods trains of all one type starting in a private siding and ending in a private siding don't produce...