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by senorsenales
Fri Apr 20, 2012 11:04 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The cost of locos
Replies: 36
Views: 5409

Re: The cost of locos

A hundred year old tinplate boat fetched £78000 at an auction in Newbury today. The estimate was £35000 - £40000. It was on the local news tonight. The bit I saw showed the showroom and none of the attendees seemed to be under fifty and all collectors by the look of it. Reliving their youth or what ...
by senorsenales
Mon Apr 09, 2012 12:35 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Class 70 Didcot
Replies: 11
Views: 1347

Re: Class 70 Didcot

Ah yes, the old traction, what a sight and sound as they come thrashing by. Class 31, 37's were ones we mostly saw at Oxford before I retired as a Signalman there. Every one was guaranteed a severe signal check on the approaches and then given greens to come thrashing past the box with a collection ...
by senorsenales
Mon Apr 09, 2012 12:15 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: What's it like having a layout at an exhibition?
Replies: 116
Views: 11757

Re: What's it like having a layout at an exhibition?

Build a layout to a standard that pleases you. Show it at your local Club exhibition, you may get invited to go to others. Ignore the rivet counters. I remember one particularly gifted O gauge modeller who built from scratch being criticised by one onlooker, to which the retort was "I look forw...
by senorsenales
Tue Apr 03, 2012 10:05 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Late Night Riviera From Penzance 11/3
Replies: 9
Views: 1255

Re: Late Night Riviera From Penzance 11/3

The Sleepers are very loosely timed in both directions as they are subject to diversions with engineering work on whatever line. The booked route in the WTT is via Bristol, but there is no stopping for passenger pickups. Reading is pickup (on the Down) or set down only (on the Up). When I was a Sign...
by senorsenales
Tue Apr 03, 2012 10:05 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Late Night Riviera From Penzance 11/3
Replies: 9
Views: 1255

Re: Late Night Riviera From Penzance 11/3

The Sleepers are very loosely timed in both directions as they are subject to diversions with engineering work on whatever line. The booked route in the WTT is via Bristol, but there is no stopping for passenger pickups. Reading is pickup (on the Down) or set down only (on the Up). When I was a Sign...
by senorsenales
Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:48 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Wheel formations/arrangements
Replies: 12
Views: 1582

Re: Wheel formations/arrangements

The nearest would have been the LNER P1 2 - 8 - 2 freight loco which looked like a stretched V2, and the P2 2 - 8 - 2's which were built for the Edinburgh - Aberdeen route in 1935. The latter were never truly sucessful and were rebuilt as conventional A2 pacific's later.
by senorsenales
Tue Mar 27, 2012 11:41 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Inter-regional transfer.
Replies: 12
Views: 1074

Re: Inter-regional transfer.

Diversions from the West Country went either into Waterloo or Paddington because of the track access and Driver route knowledge. Kings Cross was highly unlikely but here is my take for starters as far as Acton Wells, somebody will have to manage the rest as beyond that is a bit of a mystery to me. F...
by senorsenales
Sat Mar 24, 2012 11:46 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Hydraulics of the beaten track.
Replies: 14
Views: 2257

Re: Hydraulics of the beaten track.

I can't help with photos I am afraid. I was on the railway at Oxford and Paddington from 1962 - 1966, left and rejoined the industry in 1991, and retired in 2011. My interest during those twenty five years 1966 - 1991 were elsewhere and I only followed the railways on a casual basis. All my informat...
by senorsenales
Sat Mar 24, 2012 3:24 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Hydraulics of the beaten track.
Replies: 14
Views: 2257

Re: Hydraulics of the beaten track.

Sorry about the lack of paragraphs there, something went wrong between the preview and the printing. It was all ok when it left me guv !
by senorsenales
Sat Mar 24, 2012 3:22 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Hydraulics of the beaten track.
Replies: 14
Views: 2257

Re: Hydraulics of the beaten track.

I worked with a colleague who was the second man on a Western that got to York one night, but it was so long ago he couldn't remember the details except he thought it might have been a car train from Morris Cowley. Westerns certainly worked to Bletchley because they went to Wolverton with a stone tr...
by senorsenales
Tue Mar 20, 2012 7:54 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: lner B1... in the east midlands?
Replies: 18
Views: 2362

Re: lner B1... in the east midlands?

Here she is at Oxford in 1965 coming over with a Swanbourne to Hinksey freight, and she returned North the same night on the 1930 Morris Cowley - Bathgate car train. The trick was to get rid of steam locos onto somebody else before they needed coaling. I was in Oxford Station North that night and sh...
by senorsenales
Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:53 pm
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: Pendon Museum, March 2012
Replies: 10
Views: 3444

Re: Pendon Museum, March 2012

The first time I visited Pendon more than forty years ago we were shown around by Roye England, the founder of Pendon, and some of early model building, including the barn, were passed around from hand to hand to admire !
by senorsenales
Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:00 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: jubliee or black 5
Replies: 33
Views: 4052

Re: jubliee or black 5

Black 5's or Mickeys (mixed traffic) in my days. Jubilees were Jubs (as in tubs). 2 rebuilt on the lines of Scots, 45735/6 with the taper boiler and windshields. Always a handsome engine. Scots and rebuilt Patriots could be told apart at a distance because the Scots had sandboxes on the Drivers side...
by senorsenales
Sat Mar 10, 2012 8:55 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: London railway location in The Professionals
Replies: 2
Views: 502

Re: London railway location in The Professionals

No, can't help there but if it was an old Mark 10 Jag being chased around narrow streets and ending up in a gas works before it rolled over and caught fire, they were usually taken at Southall, now the site of a large storage car park for Heathrow. That location was used in hundreds of tv serials. P...
by senorsenales
Sat Mar 10, 2012 8:44 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Heljan circuit board wiring.
Replies: 4
Views: 1226

Re: Heljan circuit board wiring.

Heres the board as a whole.Letters down each end are as follows top to bottom. Left side AC S DC W R Right side AC S DC R W Letter by the white 2 pin connector to the right of centre letter M http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7058/6970336927_85c1b6a3aa_z.jpg End on photo, 4 x 2 pin connectors approx 5mm...

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