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by TheObserver
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Tonight. The Biggest Little Railway in the World
Replies: 51
Views: 4322

Re: Tonight. The Biggest Little Railway in the World

b308 wrote: .. .. ..
A couple of small moans, though, firstly why on earth are they wearing life jackets, that is H&S truly gone mad!
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.. .. .. I cringed as much as the next Modeller but .. .. ..


Episode 2, between 21 & 23 minutes is; well .. interesting!
by TheObserver
Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Problems with fitting electrical pickups on coach wheels
Replies: 31
Views: 7865

Re: Problems with fitting electrical pickups on coach wheels

Locos too small or light to register on the track circuiting were fairly common. Hamstead colliery (between Bescot and Great Barr stations had a small green diesel "thing" (there was a Rivarossi model of one) . Long after it had gone an acquaintance in Hamstead Village had the plate from ...
by TheObserver
Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: R6809; Which Era/Year?
Replies: 9
Views: 1371

Re: R6809; Which Era/Year?

Also:
From the Hornby website: https://www.hornby.com/uk-en/br-21t-hopper-wagon.html

Scroll down the page to: Technical Specification & Detail

The Observer.
by TheObserver
Tue Nov 08, 2016 8:30 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Train Identities
Replies: 2
Views: 663

Re: Train Identities

IRFT = International Rail Freight Terminal. Thank you, I had wondered if "I" was possibly representing "International", but the "R" had me completely in the dark, .. .. but "Rail" never crossed my mind!! Tutt, Tutt and at my age!! .. .. .. but freight trains ...
by TheObserver
Tue Nov 08, 2016 1:57 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Train Identities
Replies: 2
Views: 663

Train Identities

I am aware that http://www.charlwoodhouse.co.uk/rail/query/ will provide details of freight trains when an ID [like: H32205] is entered into the appropriate search field. I am aware that the ID example used above relates to a weekly 'when required' Monday (rolling over to Tuesday) freight train from...
by TheObserver
Mon Oct 31, 2016 11:30 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Layout Plans of Stations
Replies: 5
Views: 882

Re: Layout Plans of Stations

IS there anywhere on the internet where we can layout plans of stations, specifically i'm after Scunthorpe and sheffield? You haven't stated if you want recent or archived maps, if all else fails you could try the archive of Ordnance Survey maps held by The National Library of Scotland: http://maps...
by TheObserver
Wed Oct 26, 2016 7:53 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Real Time Tracking
Replies: 6
Views: 1280

Re: Real Time Tracking

Good evening All, Thanks for the replies to my post of earlier today, things have returned to normal here in Swansea. .. .. .. However, there does seem to be something going on with the site - the trains keep freezing and disappearing completely for me at the moment. .. .. .. trains do have a habit ...
by TheObserver
Wed Oct 26, 2016 10:30 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Real Time Tracking
Replies: 6
Views: 1280

Re: Real Time Tracking

Reggie,

Thanks for the link.

The Junction Maps page was intriguing, whilst it was available; but I've not been able to access it since yesterday morning, is it still working for you?
by TheObserver
Sun May 15, 2016 11:40 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Weights on the driving wheels of steam locomotives.
Replies: 4
Views: 618

Re: Weights on the driving wheels of steam locomotives.

Thank you both for your explanations.

It's nice to see that my basic understanding of so many years was not actually wrong, although it was well short of a 'full understanding'.

I am reminded of a quotation we will all know of:

    The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.
Thanks again.
by TheObserver
Sat May 14, 2016 8:41 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Weights on the driving wheels of steam locomotives.
Replies: 4
Views: 618

Weights on the driving wheels of steam locomotives.

Hello, I was brought up on a feast of "How It Works" cutaway diagrams of machinery in the Eagle Comic of the 1950's era. I have a memory of weights on the inner rims of the driving wheels of locomotives all being 'inline' with each other and on the opposite side of the wheel to the connect...
by TheObserver
Sun Aug 23, 2015 8:46 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Dis-assembling Hornby Clerestory Coaches?
Replies: 5
Views: 766

Re: Dis-assembling Hornby Clerestory Coaches?

Hi John

Success! Many thanks.

I had previously been trying to move the clips inwards, away from the carriage wall, it hadn't dawned on me that I should be squeezing the two clips towards each other!

Thanks again.
by TheObserver
Sun Aug 23, 2015 2:38 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Dis-assembling Hornby Clerestory Coaches?
Replies: 5
Views: 766

Re: Dis-assembling Hornby Clerestory Coaches?

Good afternoon John, Thank you for your speedy reply. None of these (five) Clerestory coaches are identifiable with "R" numbers showing on their chassis, however four are from x2 1908 Olympic Train Sets, being 23.5cm over the buffers. The fifth (purchased from a colleague at the Swansea cl...
by TheObserver
Sun Aug 23, 2015 11:52 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Dis-assembling Hornby Clerestory Coaches?
Replies: 5
Views: 766

Dis-assembling Hornby Clerestory Coaches?

Hi all, I would very much like to add some passengers to my Hornby Clerestory Coaches. So far I have disengaged four clips (two each side) and inserted a piece of 'cereal box' card to prevent them from re-engaging. However I am having some difficulty in 'springing' the four clips (two each end) whic...
by TheObserver
Mon Aug 17, 2015 9:26 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Updates from Oxford- Radial + new wagons
Replies: 163
Views: 17875

Re: Updates from Oxford- Radial + new wagons

Evening all, At 19:08 this evening (Monday, 17 August) I received the following email from Oxfordrail. Dear John , Please be advised the following 7 plank wagons are releasing this week. Most of these are pre-sold with limited availbale still through the Oxford Diecast web shop. There then followed ...
by TheObserver
Sat Aug 15, 2015 9:01 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby 1948 Olympic train pack
Replies: 2
Views: 650

Re: Hornby 1948 Olympic train pack

I have purchased several of these train packs with the intention of securing additional teak livery coaches. I then onsell the N2 locomotive with the result that I pay around $50.00 delivered per coach as opposed to $130.00 delivered from Hornby online concessional purchases. I have been rather slo...

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