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by 6C
Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Heljan
Topic: Heljan OO Class 45 release
Replies: 1
Views: 197

Re: Heljan OO Class 45 release

Excellent - fond memories of these in the late 70's on Liverpool-Newcastle trains and a little later with Mk2 aircon stock on the North Wales Main Line.

Love the blog too 8)
by 6C
Sun May 19, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Small double O layout
Replies: 9
Views: 331

Re: Small double O layout

Agree this can be a fun plan.

I would be tempted to keep adding wagons - so that the last one is just clearing the crossing as the engine at the front arrives :lol:
by 6C
Sun May 05, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Welshpool and Llanfair in 1976.
Replies: 4
Views: 190

Re: Welshpool and Llanfair in 1976.

It's a great place to visit, especially if you are staying locally - as you have the 'bright lights' of Welshpool at one end (well pubs and shops!) and a more relaxed vibe in Llanfair C - with only a couple of excellent pubs and an excellent chippy!!. Llanfair C station itself is worth a visit too -...
by 6C
Sat May 04, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Welshpool and Llanfair in 1976.
Replies: 4
Views: 190

Re: Welshpool and Llanfair in 1976.

Thanks - will be spending a week in Caerinion in the summer - whetted my appetite !!
by 6C
Sat May 04, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Inside and outside track radii
Replies: 4
Views: 241

Re: Inside and outside track radii

Agree.

Be careful with 1st and 2nd radius as many of the latest models cannot manage certainly 1st radius - e.g. my lovely Bachmann ROD - and their instructions state this.. :wink:
by 6C
Sat May 04, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby couplings
Replies: 4
Views: 243

Re: Hornby couplings

What's the Hornby reference for the Scotsman? - normally an 'R' followed by a 3 or 4 figure number - e.g. R2054 or suchlike.
I have most of the relevant service sheets mentioned for business use - and will probably have the answer and a recommendation of what you need !.
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: 35
Views: 911

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: 667

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: 667

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: 1044
Views: 59094

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: 348

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: 12
Views: 335

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: 667

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: 502

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..

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