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by b308
Thu May 23, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Wanton Vandalism of layouts
Replies: 33
Views: 844

Re: Wanton Vandalism of layouts

Seems it was vodka-fuelled PRE-exam binge...
by b308
Mon May 20, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Saxony Narrow Gauge Trip 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 98

Re: Saxony Narrow Gauge Trip 2019

Day eight and a morning visit to the Kirkinztalbahn electric tramway, lovely little railway which runs up a valley on the side of the road, fine going up but not what some drivers expect to see coming towards them on the wrong side of the road! The locals seem fine but it catches the odd visitor out...
by b308
Mon May 20, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Saxony Narrow Gauge Trip 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 98

Re: Saxony Narrow Gauge Trip 2019

The afternoon was spent in the Dresden Transport Museum to see that Fairlie and their Meyer:



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by b308
Mon May 20, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Saxony Narrow Gauge Trip 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 98

Re: Saxony Narrow Gauge Trip 2019

Day seven and a trip on the Radebuel Ost to Radeburg railway and an afternoon trip to the Dresden Transport museum so David could see some strange Fairlie! The Radebuel to Radeberg line as also a line of two halves, the first half up to Moritzburg (where there is a spectacular palace) was through th...
by b308
Mon May 20, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Saxony Narrow Gauge Trip 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 98

Re: Saxony Narrow Gauge Trip 2019

Day six and off to Dresden. The initial idea was to visit Geyer and Wilsdruff stations but we'd done both (everything locked away at Wilsdruff hence no photos). The first train from Frietal Hainsberg to Kurort Kipsdoft was at 0925 and it was a near 2 hour run from Johsdoft so we did a look at the ti...
by b308
Sun May 19, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Saxony Narrow Gauge Trip 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 98

Re: Saxony Narrow Gauge Trip 2019

Back to the trip, I had planned a trip on the Preznitztalbahn in the morning and the Fichtelbergbahn in the afternoon but have done that trip the night before we re-arranged things the night before. First a trip on the Fichtelbergbahn in the morning and then a visit to Geyer station to visit some pl...
by b308
Sat May 18, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Saxony Narrow Gauge Trip 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 98

Re: Saxony Narrow Gauge Trip 2019

I hadn't planned any more for that day but as we were running a little early I decided to head off to Johstadt and the Preznitztalbahn to see if the storage/display shed was open. When we got there it wasn't but there were lots of loud bangs coming from somewhere nearby which we assumed was a quarry...
by b308
Sat May 18, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Saxony Narrow Gauge Trip 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 98

Re: Saxony Narrow Gauge Trip 2019

As soon as we got back and saw off the train on it's journey further up the line we headed off down to the German/Czech border south of Chemnitz. The satnav said it's take an hour and a half to get to our next stop, Oberritersgruen, and so it did, it was pretty accurate all week despite Andrew Burnh...
by b308
Sat May 18, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Saxony Narrow Gauge Trip 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 98

Re: Saxony Narrow Gauge Trip 2019

Day 4, and for convenience sake I am going to divide up into three posts as we managed to visit/travel on three lines... Sort of... We left you at Mugeln last night and that's where we'll start. The weather wasn't great, cloudy with showers but we did have our first piece of luck. Whilst the Dolnitz...
by b308
Fri May 17, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Saxony Narrow Gauge Trip 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 98

Saxony Narrow Gauge Trip 2019

For those who wondered where I'd got to over the last week, well here's your answer! This year David and I went across to Saxony for a look round their narrow gauge lines... Day two (day one was the flight out!) consisted of a visit to the Spreewald Museum in Lubbenau, a reconnoitre trip to Weiswass...
by b308
Sat May 04, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Welshpool and Llanfair in 1976.
Replies: 4
Views: 168

Re: Welshpool and Llanfair in 1976.

Best narrow gauge railway in the UK!
by b308
Wed May 01, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Model railway insurance?
Replies: 6
Views: 190

Re: Model railway insurance?

Here's a link to Magnet, it will answer most questions i suspect!

http://www.modelrailwayinsurance.co.uk/ ... gJzrfD_BwE
by b308
Wed May 01, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Model railway insurance?
Replies: 6
Views: 190

Re: Model railway insurance?

Yes, I have, through Magnet. My house insurance may well cover it, but I have an awful lot of unusual locos so I wouldn't trust them to pay out correct value if they were stolen so I play safe and have specific insurance. About £65pa. They don't ask for any proof but I have photos of it all just in ...
by b308
Wed May 01, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Signals
Replies: 11
Views: 214

Re: Signals

It's also worth pointing out that many modern lines operate using radios/timetables to control movements, not having any physical signals at all. Mountain did you ever come across the "token" (looked like a coin) that some of the old management used to have giving free travel> I saw a coup...
by b308
Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Advice and help plz
Replies: 11
Views: 392

Re: Advice and help plz

I've never found the older N gauge stuff any more or less prone to derailments than any other gauge. Derailments tend to be caused by poor tracklaying or trying to go too fast for the track used (full speed round 9" curves or through 9" radius points for instance). Track laid correctly on ...

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