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by 6C
Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: what do you hope to achieve from your model railway?
Replies: 34
Views: 707

Re: what do you hope to achieve from your model railway?

Great Question!.

As a second time around modeller - with less time and not as much free cash as I'd like - gone for visual accuracy and a realistic timetable - without rivets and interlocking signals!!.

I mix and match buildings from smaller suppliers to get a more individual look.
by 6C
Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Choosing a brake van
Replies: 16
Views: 584

Re: Choosing a brake van

This one is on a Neville Hill job over the Pennines in October '63 - with Class A and B tanks. Normally it would be a double-ended BR Brake or an LMS double-ender - so whilst this is unusual - there is a prototype for everything..! Interesting photo Pete, thanks. Whilst I'd always caveat that 'offi...
by 6C
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Choosing a brake van
Replies: 16
Views: 584

Re: Choosing a brake van

There were still GW toads around my neck of the woods on longer distance trains such as the Stanlow oil trains to places like Leeds/Toton etc. This one is on a Neville Hill job over the Pennines in October '63 - with Class A and B tanks. Normally it would be a double-ended BR Brake or an LMS double-...
by 6C
Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1016
Views: 54909

Re: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

Those in another place would ! :D
Been pulled up for accepting 11'6 wheelbase for a GW cattle wagon with an actual 11'3 wheelbase....
by 6C
Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: overly complicated point work in old photos
Replies: 9
Views: 302

Re: overly complicated point work in old photos

One simple point is that the railway was hugely busier then - with much less double-ended trains - Multiple Units etc. The pilot engine was much in evidence then - shuttling all over the place - a large through station like Leeds would have pilot engines at both ends - adding coaches and vans and sh...
by 6C
Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Wagon Wheels
Replies: 11
Views: 219

Re: Wagon Wheels

Some wagons that were built new - with 3 hole discs - such as the 'modern' LMS 16t Minerals could receive a pair of spoked wheels at the time of overhaul - just to complicate it even further...
by 6C
Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Choosing a brake van
Replies: 16
Views: 584

Re: Choosing a brake van

On the North West Area - GWR Toads common around Chester and Wirral and goods trains to Manchester via Chester. NE brakes - (also Toads) all over the NW including the Cheshire Lines area which was partly supplied with LNER goods stock. BR and LMS brakes the most common as discussed - mainly in the l...
by 6C
Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: I need help...
Replies: 11
Views: 457

Re: I need help...

A serious case of Streak-itis ! :o

I only have 2 - both based on the R2784x BR version - but my layout is based in the NW of England ! :lol: so it is catching..
by 6C
Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Recent changes to RMWeb
Replies: 26
Views: 732

Re: Recent changes to RMWeb

Unlike this site topics veer off topic within 3 comments usually - so I'll not rejoin - especially as one 'moderator' offered to come up north and "sort me out" - I said fine, but felt I should mention that I was ex-Forces and rejected by the Para's because ~I was too tall and big - funnil...
by 6C
Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hattons Pre-owned - whats your experience?
Replies: 19
Views: 991

Re: Hattons Pre-owned - whats your experience?

Recently had a pre-owned ROD 2-8-0 - described as 'as new' - it is and looks to be unrun - so accurate description certainly. I am also awaiting for spares - 'Class 9F 2-10-0 92166 in BR Black - Pre-owned - noisy runner - worn lining on smoke deflectors - imperfect box' - so will comment on this one...
by 6C
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: New wheels for older Hornby/Triang coaches?
Replies: 15
Views: 584

Re: New wheels for older Hornby/Triang coaches?

Some of the Triang and Triang-derived from the 1970's stock had incredibly coarse wheel profiles - such that it was too wide (the wheel profile) to pass through the frog/vee of the points - I remember this particularly on the locos e.g triang hornby Hymek, but also on the stock. Good new you can lik...
by 6C
Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: A tender for Smokey Joe
Replies: 20
Views: 782

Re: A tender for Smokey Joe

I used a Hornby Clee Hill - to have the early underframe (wooden) and the shorter wheelbase required - but not 7ft wheelbase as on the drawing plan...!

Then got busy with the razor saw....
by 6C
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Western numbering
Replies: 6
Views: 297

Re: Western numbering

Even (Hush in case RMWEB are spying) Bachmann got a Pannier wrong a few year ago numbering a pannier in the 77xx series (non vacuum braked, round-window) - which sported a 'square windowed' later cab....
by 6C
Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Sarah's Workshop....
Replies: 100
Views: 10091

Re: Sarah's Workshop....

ah - the lovely Dean Goods - I have the intermediate Hornby version (renumbered as the last one at Chester) - Oxford's job for me - has the tender as the immediate improvement..
by 6C
Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Finally Some Good News RE Coopercraft
Replies: 1
Views: 224

Re: Finally Some Good News RE Coopercraft

Interesting indeed....
Thanks for the info! 8)

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