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by Pennine MC
Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Early 1960s Mineral flows along the Thames Valley
Replies: 4
Views: 358

Re: Early 1960s Mineral flows along the Thames Valley

Also in the same area and timescale, what were fitted bauxite 16T minerals used for as against unfitted grey 16T minerals? At that time, I would expect them to be just randomly mixed (albeit in small numbers) with unfitted ones. Block working of them mostly came later, with diesel haulage and proba...
by Pennine MC
Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Plausible WR Passenger Operations?
Replies: 11
Views: 1120

Re: Plausible WR Passenger Operations?

Not just borrowed but permanent transfers; 'ordinary' Gresleys (and Thompsons) were seen as fair game for this, particularly as they approached obsolesence. Specialised stock rather less likely, simply because it was at a premium and more closely controlled, however the odd transfer could and did h...
by Pennine MC
Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Slate Wagons
Replies: 7
Views: 402

Re: Slate Wagons

BR used shock absorbing high goods wagons on the Welsh traffic, I've also seen one pic that suggests shock vans may also have appeared. As for Ballachulish, it's something I looked into myself some years ago and never found anything
by Pennine MC
Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann, no new OO announcements for 2020
Replies: 20
Views: 1675

Re: Bachmann, no new OO announcements for 2020

I'm wondering if Bachmann cancelled the previous announcement because Hornby announced the same model due out this year, possibly the 2mt, the Thompson disasters or even the APT... I would take the view that was expressed earlier in this thread by 'Paul-H', that their existing 'announced list' was ...
by Pennine MC
Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Plausible WR Passenger Operations?
Replies: 11
Views: 1120

Re: Plausible WR Passenger Operations?

I've also unearthed a couple of Hornby Gresley sleeping cars and a brake third, and a TPO in LMS livery. Now I need believable excuses for running these! Anyone know how common it was for inter-regional stock to be 'borrowed' for other workings before returning home? I guess there would be a bit mo...
by Pennine MC
Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: OxRail PO wagons
Replies: 2
Views: 537

Re: OxRail PO wagons

The 7 planks are RCH 1923 spec, hence the independent or 'either side' brake. Not sure about the NBR Jubilee pattern
by Pennine MC
Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby 2020 Speculation Thread - 100 years of Hornby
Replies: 29
Views: 2611

Re: Hornby 2020 Speculation Thread - 100 years of Hornby

mahoganydog wrote:...
1924 stock LMS panelled coaches (Bachmann do some horribly inaccurate versions)


I thought the old Mainline Period 1 stock was quite good?
by Pennine MC
Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Taking apart a Mainline wagon??
Replies: 4
Views: 487

Re: Taking apart a Mainline wagon??

IIRC the body is held on solely by those four pips that are just inboard of the recesses for the wheels. You need to push on them with a screwdriver of similar (I think they spring inwards) until the body frees itself. No great problem if they break, it can be glued back on
by Pennine MC
Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Hattons Announces 4 and 6 wheel coaches
Replies: 34
Views: 3007

Re: Hattons Announces 4 and 6 wheel coaches

Bigmet wrote:.

Now, there was also an LNWR Precedent 2-4-0 shown among their illustrations of train formations. Wait and see.


Indeed, it would be without precedent.
by Pennine MC
Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Real Banana Vans?
Replies: 2
Views: 505

Re: Real Banana Vans?

Always railway owned, to the very best of my knowledge (the Wrenn model is in any case based on a BR design c.1958)
by Pennine MC
Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Hattons Announces 4 and 6 wheel coaches
Replies: 34
Views: 3007

Re: Hattons Announces 4 and 6 wheel coaches

I've had experience of six wheelers that run OK, with and without being Cleminson. And I really wouldn't judge all RTR 6 wheelers by the standards of the unfortunate Hornby magazine example - which, I should point out, was made by Dapol, not the mag; do you need to guess who was involved in its des...
by Pennine MC
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Hattons Announces 4 and 6 wheel coaches
Replies: 34
Views: 3007

Re: Hattons Announces 4 and 6 wheel coaches

I notice that the blurb says six wheelers will have a sliding centre axle Oh god no, this didn't work on the Stove made by Hornby Magazine! All these "things" do is derail all the time. ... The only way a six wheel chassis can be done is with a Cleminson type underframe. I've had experien...
by Pennine MC
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Hattons Announces 4 and 6 wheel coaches
Replies: 34
Views: 3007

Re: Hattons Announces 4 and 6 wheel coaches

I notice that the blurb says six wheelers will have a sliding centre axle to accommodate tighter curves and it will be easily removable. So they are obviously thinking about the possible problems. As Bigmet says, six wheelers are not easy to make to run right. If they can achieve that, they might s...
by Pennine MC
Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Vandal Update
Replies: 17
Views: 1553

Re: Vandal Update

Killing someone or drug peddling still causes much more "hang em high" reactions than this sort of crime. In the wider population, sure, and that's entirely expected. But not within the cocooned environments of model railway forums and Facebook groups, where (for some it appears) the hobb...
by Pennine MC
Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Vandal Update
Replies: 17
Views: 1553

Re: Vandal Update

I think you may have missed my point here. I am not implying that any poster on here values property over life. I am commenting more generally about societal attitudes towards notorious events like the trashing of the show, and particularly how the populist end of the tabloid media - and particular...

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