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by cantmodelwontmodel
Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: GUV
Replies: 12
Views: 509

Re: GUV

There are photos existing of single vans in goods trains but most likely "siphons" loaded with milk churns in the middle of milk tanks and Stove vans (lmr) Guvs were often attached at the front of passenger trains especially those going to seaside destinations as luggage vans There were al...
by cantmodelwontmodel
Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: The Railways of the Channel Islands
Replies: 3
Views: 244

Re: The Railways of the Channel Islands

There are a few videos on u tube; the connections between the DM and the coaches is very erm... interesting !
by cantmodelwontmodel
Tue Jul 28, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Adhesives for plastics
Replies: 9
Views: 358

Re: Adhesives for plastics

Saw a program on TV the other night about the new london cabs they are almost entirely held together by glue !! The big problem with glues is that often their chemical properties mean that they will eat through some plastics and not stick to others. Often the only way is ascertain which types of pla...
by cantmodelwontmodel
Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: what would have run on the settle-carlisle in the late 80s?
Replies: 13
Views: 1647

Re: what would have run on the settle-carlisle in the late 80s?

At the very beginning of the 80's class 45 peaks hauled Glasgow to Nottingham trains and there is plenty of footage in the early 80's of class 40's with D200 continuing until 1988 I think class 47's were never a permanent feature of the trains but once the formations were shortened to 4 coaches 31's...
by cantmodelwontmodel
Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Blue Class 37's in the mid to late 80's
Replies: 5
Views: 462

Re: Blue Class 37's in the mid to late 80's

large logo blue would be the nearest in service livery BUT there are 37/5's in preservation so using a little modellers license you could create a preserved one which has been painted br BLUE
by cantmodelwontmodel
Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: A Covid 19 Lament
Replies: 13
Views: 664

Re: A Covid 19 Lament

well my income has dropped to about 20 to 25 per cent normal so can only afford food and essentials which means I am NOT receiving any parcels. I can't afford to buy anything :lol: The world will be a very changed place when we come out of the other side of this with a few model shops going out of b...
by cantmodelwontmodel
Tue Dec 24, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: UNion of South Africa Incident
Replies: 5
Views: 730

Re: UNion of South Africa Incident

Bufferstop wrote: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 !!
by cantmodelwontmodel
Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Windermere's replacement bus service replaced
Replies: 35
Views: 2239

Re: Windermere's replacement bus service replaced

My understanding is that it was costing the government £6K a day to put this on at that rate the line would be up for closure in a few months. I think the problem stems from the branch no longer operating as a branch but as an extension of other services to make it more viable The main problem was t...
by cantmodelwontmodel
Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: BR BLUE forum down
Replies: 7
Views: 1628

Re: BR BLUE forum down

Looks like it's down again anyone know what the gremlins are and how long they'll last ? :(
by cantmodelwontmodel
Fri Jan 08, 2016 5:08 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Another new entrant: Sutton Locomotive Works
Replies: 26
Views: 3623

Re: Another new entrant: Sutton Locomotive Works

My understanding is If you specify which scale is your preference the wheels are fitted before dispatch
by cantmodelwontmodel
Mon Jan 04, 2016 7:21 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Another new entrant: Sutton Locomotive Works
Replies: 26
Views: 3623

Re: Another new entrant: Sutton Locomotive Works

Photographs are a 2d image so you are comparing 2 d with 3d they are never going to look exactly the same a model that is a scaled down version of the real thing will never look quite the same even when 3d scanning techniques are used because of the way our eyes see things the perspective changes sl...
by cantmodelwontmodel
Mon Jan 04, 2016 4:05 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Another new entrant: Sutton Locomotive Works
Replies: 26
Views: 3623

Re: Another new entrant: Sutton Locomotive Works

As a rail exclusive customer i did take up the option of purchasing one at "mates rates" a £15 discount and a very good model it is too as for any imperfections well this is the best class 24 ever produced runs well and sounds great ( sound chipped options) plus for those who model in EM o...
by cantmodelwontmodel
Mon Jan 04, 2016 3:58 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: BR BLUE forum down
Replies: 7
Views: 1628

BR BLUE forum down

Br Blue forum has been taken off line anybody here on that one and do they know what is going on ?
by cantmodelwontmodel
Sat Apr 23, 2011 6:49 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Locos you've cabbed.
Replies: 46
Views: 5517

Re: Locos you've cabbed.

The only rides I got during trainspotting days other than short hops whilst shunting or stationary locos was the local trip freight some of the local signalmen used to let us come up into the box which was down the yard away from the station and occassionally the drivers on the trip freight would ta...
by cantmodelwontmodel
Sat Feb 06, 2010 6:37 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby R758 BR blue Hymek diesel loco
Replies: 10
Views: 2336

Re: Hornby R758 BR blue Hymek diesel loco

I bought one of those in the mid 70's and have still got it somewhere a bit basic bt todays standards but it was a descent model of the time and as far as i am aware was still in production til quite recently

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