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by tornado64
Tue Feb 18, 2014 8:28 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Colas Rail colours
Replies: 7
Views: 516

Re: Colas Rail colours

Thanks Tornado, but are the orange & yellow standard Rail colours,,,, ie Warning panel yellow or Sunshine yellow ???? and a standard orange like on the old JAFFA livery ??? no just their standard colour range , on looking I'd say they would be close enough due to the vibrancy and colour clashes...
by tornado64
Tue Feb 18, 2014 8:10 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Colas Rail colours
Replies: 7
Views: 516

Re: Colas Rail colours

on a more serious side , don't be afraid to use standard humbrol colours and mix to lighten or darken , just done a google image search that shows main model companies using a darker orange than the real locos wear humbrol lining orange 82 is a decent approximate as is humbrol trainer yellow 24 blac...
by tornado64
Tue Feb 18, 2014 7:45 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Colas Rail colours
Replies: 7
Views: 516

Re: Colas Rail colours

orange , yellow and black
by tornado64
Tue Feb 18, 2014 7:43 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The Strategic Reserve
Replies: 81
Views: 4382

Re: The Strategic Reserve

Tsk!, I only mentioned the SSR as an example of a fantasy layout and wanted to hear of any other fantasy layouts done. I don't expect THIS! :roll: :lol: there are of course fantasy layouts ; the harry potter one is as you mentioned one of them , but do you mean the English one or the one that does ...
by tornado64
Mon Feb 17, 2014 7:52 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The Strategic Reserve
Replies: 81
Views: 4382

Re: The Strategic Reserve

the trams from downtown Hiroshima , epicentre of the blast still work and did so straight after the blast !!

http://transpressnz.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/hiroshima-tram-japan-after-atomic-bomb.html
by tornado64
Mon Feb 17, 2014 3:48 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The Strategic Reserve
Replies: 81
Views: 4382

Re: The Strategic Reserve

also lets look at the supposed electro magnetic pulse idea from nuclear weapons , electro magnetic pulse only effected solid state electronics ( no diesels of that period had solid state electronics ) therefore the diesels were more than useable in a nuclear war environment ! the two main problems w...
by tornado64
Mon Feb 17, 2014 1:28 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The Strategic Reserve
Replies: 81
Views: 4382

Re: The Strategic Reserve

but then the opposite side is only based on presumptions as well isn't it ?? and it is fair to say nothing the opposing view can provide can prove it did !! I'd say it is fair to say that my view would be the most likely but romanticism and mythology can get in the way of what would probably be the ...
by tornado64
Sun Feb 16, 2014 4:23 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: KODAK KORNER !!
Replies: 7
Views: 1191

Re: KODAK KORNER !!

well quite a lot done on this since last posting so a sequence of shots to catch up BN SDP45 https://scontent-a-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash2/t1/376120_10201182935805610_1570276677_n.jpg UP SD40-2 https://scontent-b-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/t1/29352_10201184032353023_2093683961_n.jpg https://fb...
by tornado64
Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:50 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The Strategic Reserve
Replies: 81
Views: 4382

Re: The Strategic Reserve

I look at it this way , if I was a military commander or government , where would I want assets ??? would I want them in one easy to knock out strike location ?? or would I want them dotted far and wide all around the country so if one was knocked out by an attack it scarcely made a difference !! wh...
by tornado64
Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:43 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The Strategic Reserve
Replies: 81
Views: 4382

Re: The Strategic Reserve

but it was still there !! even run down ,in small pockets , and distributed it was still far in excess of what could be achieved by one or two relatively small underground locations
by tornado64
Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:30 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The Strategic Reserve
Replies: 81
Views: 4382

Re: The Strategic Reserve

why on earth would a steam reserve be needed ?? especialy when the national railway was still running it distributed all over the UK and many other sources were readily available lets look at it from warefare tactics learned from WW1 it was learned that digging in made you unable to mobilise or move...
by tornado64
Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:12 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The Strategic Reserve
Replies: 81
Views: 4382

Re: The Strategic Reserve

wasn't br running steam up till 1968 , and colleries etc were running steam well into the 70s in fact agecroft was running steam well into the 1980s
by tornado64
Sun Feb 16, 2014 8:57 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The Strategic Reserve
Replies: 81
Views: 4382

Re: The Strategic Reserve

mmmmmm a steam strategic reserve pre dating preservationists ???? errr that would be British railways then wouldn't it ?? green godesses mostly were redeployed from service on MOD bases so technicaly were pretty much still in service even when in storage they were well maintained and regularly road ...
by tornado64
Sun Feb 16, 2014 8:13 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The Strategic Reserve
Replies: 81
Views: 4382

Re: The Strategic Reserve

ok look at it this way , the worst possible thing you can do to any sort of vehicle is to store it without being run , the second would be to store it underground any vehicle is better off stored outside with no cover than underground , they would need to be ready to go at a moments notice for the g...
by tornado64
Sun Feb 16, 2014 8:02 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The Strategic Reserve
Replies: 81
Views: 4382

Re: The Strategic Reserve

Don't rise to it Rogue, sadly, some people only seem to be able to maintain their own sense of self-worth by putting others down. I for example have refrained from commenting on one particular thread, as i believe the ego of the said individual would take quite a knock. :wink: Chris P don't get ya ...

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