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by GeoFF03
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Four-wheel parcels vans (or whatever!)
Replies: 10
Views: 237

Re: Four-wheel parcels vans (or whatever!)

The CCT (Covered Carriage Truck) was originally built for transporting motor vehicles in the pre-motorway era. They were used by BR for Motor Rail services in the early days before being replaced with stock with greater capacity, as they could only carry two or three cars.
by GeoFF03
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Four-wheel parcels vans (or whatever!)
Replies: 10
Views: 237

Re: Four-wheel parcels vans (or whatever!)

The Southern Railway also had PMV's (Parcel & Miscellaneous Vans). Bachmann do the PMV and the BR Mk1 CCT, while Hornby have made LNER and LMS CCT's.
by GeoFF03
Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Songs about trains.
Replies: 42
Views: 700

Re: Songs about trains.

City of New Orleans by Willie Nelson
Fireball Mail by Roy Acuff
Night Train to Memphis by Roy Acuff
Orange Blossom Special by Johnny Cash
12:05 by Lacy J Dalton
by GeoFF03
Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: sticking wheels
Replies: 9
Views: 294

Re: sticking wheels

what colour number Humbrol paint should I buy for my GWR driver and fireman?


My personal preference for loco crew overalls is Humbrol 96 RAF blue as a starting point, lightening or darkening as needed.
by GeoFF03
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Train-Tech Sound Effect Capsules
Replies: 3
Views: 173

Re: Train-Tech Sound Effect Capsules

Does the built in motion sensor deliver appropriate sounds for speeds? No, the sounds do not vary according to the loco speed. Are they really easy to fit to locomotives? They should fit inside a loco tender, space in a diesel would be a problem due to the "amplifier tube" and the sensor ...
by GeoFF03
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: And The Next Photo Will Have
Replies: 1156
Views: 227597

Re: And The Next Photo Will Have

More rolling stock minus locos.
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Next, coach stock on their own.
by GeoFF03
Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Two wagons questions
Replies: 5
Views: 164

Re: Two wagons questions

Conflat may be a BR term, but they were around before then. I have an old Airfix model that came in GWR colours.
by GeoFF03
Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Two wagons questions
Replies: 5
Views: 164

Re: Two wagons questions

A quick scan of the current Bachmann catalogue has some versions of the slope sided 16 tonner, WD Barnett & Co., Rother Vale and Stewarts & LLoyds Ltd. I have some in M.o.T. Livery. They have also been issued in Boston Deep Sea Fishing livery. As for the container, idealy it should be on a c...
by GeoFF03
Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Which size wheels
Replies: 9
Views: 255

Re: Which size wheels

The 13.6 must be a mistake. Hornby and Bachmann wagon wheels are 12.6 mm. No maker that I know of does spoked 14.1 mm wheels, they are all solid discs with or without lightning holes.
by GeoFF03
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: What is this wagon?
Replies: 7
Views: 192

Re: What is this wagon?

They were also done as a three wagon pack in a lightly "weathered" finish and different running numbers. The code was 38-340
by GeoFF03
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: And The Next Photo Will Have
Replies: 1156
Views: 227597

Re: And The Next Photo Will Have

A 4-4-0 loco, LNER D11 "Marne" from Bachmann
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Excuse the blurred image, photo is a video still.

Next we'll have a 2-6-0 loco.
by GeoFF03
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: And The Next Photo Will Have
Replies: 1156
Views: 227597

Re: And The Next Photo Will Have

Continuing with the previous war time theme, military wagon loads.
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Wildcard next.
by GeoFF03
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: And The Next Photo Will Have
Replies: 1156
Views: 227597

Re: And The Next Photo Will Have

Wild card, as there was no previous suggestion.

ImagePB120020 by Geoffrey Baines, on Flickr

Next, another wild card or favorite photo
by GeoFF03
Wed May 29, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: And The Next Photo Will Have
Replies: 1156
Views: 227597

Re: And The Next Photo Will Have

A named loco, re-built Royal Scot class "The Rifle Brigade"
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We'll continue with this theme of named locomotives.
by GeoFF03
Sat May 25, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: 1954 British Film Institute screening A.4 "Silver Fox" film Elizabethan Express
Replies: 3
Views: 191

Re: 1954 British Film Institute screening A.4 "Silver Fox" film Elizabethan Express

I've seen this movie several times on YouTube and on DVD. The footage is very impressive, but some of the commentary is corny.

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