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by Wolseley
Tue Sep 06, 2016 5:54 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Don't dismis three rails
Replies: 10
Views: 2801

Re: Don't dismis three rails

Fascinating! And thought provoking. Once one accepts that even the most highly detailed, most skilfully built, most realistic, most true to prototypical operation etc layouts are actually nothing more than toy trains (which is my view), then there is indeed no fundamental difference between "f...
by Wolseley
Mon Aug 29, 2016 9:03 am
Forum: Railway Photographs
Topic: And the next photo will have...(real railway version)
Replies: 1094
Views: 119156

Re: And the next photo will have...(real railway version)

Mount Snowdon in 1975 (if I remember correctly, taken the day after the previous photo I posted).

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Next: a train under overhead electric wires.
by Wolseley
Mon Aug 29, 2016 1:06 am
Forum: Railway Photographs
Topic: And the next photo will have...(real railway version)
Replies: 1094
Views: 119156

Re: And the next photo will have...(real railway version)

"Prince of Wales" at Aberystwyth in 1975:

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Next: inside a railway museum.
by Wolseley
Thu Aug 25, 2016 1:07 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Don't dismis three rails
Replies: 10
Views: 2801

Re: Don't dismis three rails

Fascinating! And thought provoking. Once one accepts that even the most highly detailed, most skilfully built, most realistic, most true to prototypical operation etc layouts are actually nothing more than toy trains (which is my view), then there is indeed no fundamental difference between "f...
by Wolseley
Thu Aug 25, 2016 12:44 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: What's your favourite railway book ?
Replies: 17
Views: 1822

Re: What's your favourite railway book ?

It would have to be this one - the one that sparked my interest in railways:
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by Wolseley
Fri Aug 19, 2016 11:57 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: New website with free layouts and track plans
Replies: 32
Views: 18562

Re: New website with free layouts and track plans

I’m not doing anything at the moment about planning anything, but I am looking around for ideas. The site looks interesting, but I’m having trouble viewing it. Is there some sort of trick to opening the images? When I click on the thumbnails, nothing happens. When I go to the Image Gallery, instead ...
by Wolseley
Mon Aug 15, 2016 12:44 pm
Forum: Railway Photographs
Topic: Australian Steam: NSWGR
Replies: 8
Views: 1281

Re: Australian Steam: NSWGR

A broken window at one of the Enfield roundhouses:

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by Wolseley
Mon Aug 15, 2016 12:14 pm
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Hello from Australia
Replies: 7
Views: 837

Re: Hello from Australia

Last weekend we had our grandson staying over for a couple of days, so I set up an oval of track and two sidings on the dining room table and had the BR Standard Class 4 2-6-4T going around alternately either with a short goods train or a suburban carriage. He's only 12 months old, but he seemed to ...
by Wolseley
Tue Aug 02, 2016 12:15 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: TV Alert - Australian Style
Replies: 8
Views: 1023

Re: TV Alert - Australian Style

Railroad Australia? You don't hear that term used here. Makes you wonder how much the producers know about Australian railways.....
by Wolseley
Wed Jul 20, 2016 3:46 pm
Forum: Railway Photographs
Topic: And the next photo will have...(real railway version)
Replies: 1094
Views: 119156

Re: And the next photo will have...(real railway version)

glencairn wrote:next --- A diesel - any colour

Glencairn


Hopefully a diesel railcar will suffice. Here's one of several colours:

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Next: Welsh narrow gauge.
by Wolseley
Sat Jul 16, 2016 9:42 am
Forum: Railway Photographs
Topic: Australian Steam: NSWGR
Replies: 8
Views: 1281

Re: Australian Steam: NSWGR

These two unfortunately, are no longer in steam, and are seen here rusting away at Enfield depot in the early 1970s.

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by Wolseley
Fri Jul 15, 2016 5:34 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Re: Railway Quiz, c'mon post a question.
Replies: 1855
Views: 243421

Re: Railway Quiz, c'mon post a question.

St Rollox?
by Wolseley
Thu Jul 14, 2016 9:03 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Re: Railway Quiz, c'mon post a question.
Replies: 1855
Views: 243421

Re: Railway Quiz, c'mon post a question.

Class C38. Glencairn Correct. Here's a bit of background to the 38 Class from the Powerhouse Museum. The museum has 3830, the last C38 built (there were 30 in all, five of which were streamlined and four engines, 3801,3813, 3820 and 3830 survive). The 38 class saw the last period of popular rail tr...
by Wolseley
Tue Jul 12, 2016 10:30 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Re: Railway Quiz, c'mon post a question.
Replies: 1855
Views: 243421

Re: Railway Quiz, c'mon post a question.

The picture of the Newcastle Flyer of the class? looks good. Glencairn It seems you have the right idea, but not quite the answer. The Newcastle Flyer was the name of a train that was regularly worked by this class of locomotive from 1943 until displaced by diesels. None of the engines of this clas...
by Wolseley
Tue Jul 12, 2016 12:00 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Re: Railway Quiz, c'mon post a question.
Replies: 1855
Views: 243421

Re: Railway Quiz, c'mon post a question.

Just to wake it up from it's hibernation, what locomotive design is Harold Young best remembered for? Sorry Wolseley I do have a question to pose, if someone who hasn't posted one before doesn't do so before 5:40 this afternoon as posted earlier. :D All right then - it's 9pm here, I must have forgo...

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