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by flying scotsman123
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Question about BR Mk1 carriages
Replies: 20
Views: 319

Re: Question about BR Mk1 carriages

FS123 on your CK that you are doing up is there a door on the corridor side of the coach that lines up with the compartment having the "stretcher window". As having got the patient on board, there has to be some provision for getting the patient off, if the other side of the coach was nex...
by flying scotsman123
Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Question about BR Mk1 carriages
Replies: 20
Views: 319

Re: Question about BR Mk1 carriages

Wait and see if she spots the stretcher window on the compartment side of the CK ... Gosh, I'm well impressed! Never heard nor seen a mention of that anywhere before now. Verily, every day's a schoolday ... There weren't very many from what I gather - we think only one survived into preservation, h...
by flying scotsman123
Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Question about BR Mk1 carriages
Replies: 20
Views: 319

Re: Question about BR Mk1 carriages

Yep, water filler pipes for the toilet tanks, they also served has handrails when climbing up steps at the end onto the roof was a thing you could do. First class carriages should have them at both ends as they had a toilet at both ends, second class only one end for one set of two smaller toilets. ...
by flying scotsman123
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Christmas Diorama
Replies: 5
Views: 165

Re: Christmas Diorama

Thanks John, Ah Watlington, that's it, I was looking at a photo of it a little while ago, very similar to Chinnor as well. Alphagraphix seem to be one of those difficult to track down companies, no recent update on UKmodelshops, no obvious website, oh well I'll keep an eye out, thanks. :)
by flying scotsman123
Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Christmas Diorama
Replies: 5
Views: 165

Re: Christmas Diorama

Very nice John, can you remember where the station building comes from? Looks like a GWR design?
by flying scotsman123
Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Just a thought...
Replies: 9
Views: 239

Re: Just a thought...

I'm not too sure about the idea of pushing a massive water tanker in front of the loco either, with exceptions, you don't really want to be pushing stock around for anything other than shunting manoeuvres.
by flying scotsman123
Tue Dec 24, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: UNion of South Africa Incident
Replies: 5
Views: 342

Re: UNion of South Africa Incident

Who was checking who? Total incompetence! It was a fairly minor incident really might cost a few bob to fix the corridor connection but I doubt anyone was in any danger and the best laugh I've had all day :lol: homer simpson is alive and well and driving kettles !! I disagree with that, it was pure...
by flying scotsman123
Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: UNion of South Africa Incident
Replies: 5
Views: 342

Re: UNion of South Africa Incident

Who was checking who? Total incompetence! Not necessarily. Someone who's had experience of standard gangways next to Pullman gangways has noted that it is possible for the two to accidentally become connected, so it could just be extremely unfortunate. On railways where this interface occurs more r...
by flying scotsman123
Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Coach interiors
Replies: 2
Views: 116

Re: Coach interiors

I seem to find that whilst un-detailed (or no) interiors can be incredibly obvious, once you've done a little bit of work you barely notice anything at all! But throwing some paint at it will definitely improve things. Usually a red for third class and blue for first class and green for dining is a ...
by flying scotsman123
Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: 'Indian Restaurant Coach' Kent
Replies: 6
Views: 255

Re: 'Indian Restaurant Coach' Kent

A potted history here: http://www.cs.rhrp.org.uk/se/CarriageInfo.asp?Ref=582 Seems bizarre another railway didn't purchase it, that's really where it needs to be to be properly looked after, especially given the poor survival of LNWR vehicles in general considering the company's size.
by flying scotsman123
Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Backscene blending success
Replies: 15
Views: 596

Re: Backscene blending success

Probably simpler just to upload them to a photo hosting site such as http://imgbb.com then use the BB code link it provides.

(Admin Edit) Feeling generous today, fixed the non working link.
by flying scotsman123
Fri Nov 29, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Plausible WR Passenger Operations?
Replies: 6
Views: 382

Re: Plausible WR Passenger Operations?

You could always work your branchline through the ages so to speak, at the beginning of an operating session start in 1930 or so and gradually introduce newer stock and withdraw older 'til you get to 1960ish. The 4 wheel coaches had been replaced by B sets by the mid '30s at the latest really, havin...
by flying scotsman123
Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Cricut Maker Machine
Replies: 23
Views: 892

Re: Cricut Maker Machine

I haven't any experience of a Cricut machine but I can definitely extol the virtues of buying a cutter plotter generally. I've got a Silhouette Portrait and it's been great, I wouldn't be able to do half the stuff I do without it, particularly scratch-building coaches.
by flying scotsman123
Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Railway room safety
Replies: 14
Views: 561

Re: Railway room safety

Just on a few of those points: Smoke alarm - would solder fumes interfere with these? In our big railway workshop we spent absolutely ages trying to sort out a fire monitoring system that didn't get set off by fumes from our diesel shunter and it wasn't cheap, and took a lot of fettling by professio...
by flying scotsman123
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: What would be in the ground floor of a signal box?
Replies: 20
Views: 645

Re: What would be in the ground floor of a signal box?

Bufferstop wrote:
Buelligan wrote:
FS123, the rule on locking room keys was one of those that had an awful lot of exceptions, some less official than others.


Naturally!

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