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by muggins
Tue May 05, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: A question about domes
Replies: 13
Views: 650

Re: A question about domes

Thanks fs123. Safeties is all I could think of, but being only familiar with the pop type, I couldn't think why these would need to be the shapes they are! Now I understand ...
by muggins
Tue May 05, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: A question about domes
Replies: 13
Views: 650

A question about domes

What exactly is the function of the bit of plumbing on pre-grouping locos which runs horizontally back from the top of the dome for a short distance then descends vertically into the top of the boiler? I'm on about the arrangement on Terriers, Pecketts and suchlike.
by muggins
Fri Apr 10, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Re: BARGAINS!
Replies: 100
Views: 156070

Re: BARGAINS!

RailwayRobbo wrote:Just ordered the K1.

Well, I paid more for mine than you'll have done and I still think it was a bargain! Awesome locomotive. To paraphrase Bigmet, it pulls like a train ...
by muggins
Sat Apr 04, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Buying railway stuff during Covid-19 - help?
Replies: 7
Views: 571

Re: Buying railway stuff during Covid-19 - help?

If the delivery services are still working and you decide not to buy your stuff online, the only difference you will make to anything at all is that a model shop somewhere won't be glad of your support. It would be different if the vans and the posties were only delivering essentials, but I can assu...
by muggins
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hatton's "Trunk" service
Replies: 4
Views: 383

Re: Hatton's "Trunk" service

OK, point taken. But personally, whereas I'm happy paying £20 or so as a deposit on a pre-order for something I really fancy and which has a realistic anticipated delivery date, there's no way would I pay in full now for goods that won't be delivered until an unknown date in the future.
by muggins
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hatton's "Trunk" service
Replies: 4
Views: 383

Hatton's "Trunk" service

Because I used to buy stuff from them, I am favoured with Hatton's weekly email, and today it announces Hatton's "Trunk" service whereby, as I understand it, I am invited to spend my money with them to buy products which they then sit on until things get back to normal - assuming they do. ...
by muggins
Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hattons store closure
Replies: 23
Views: 1810

Re: Hattons store closure

Well, perhaps if Hattons do shut down their mail order side for a while, some of the folk who automatically shop there because that's what they've always done or because they think Hattons will be cheapest will shop around a bit and have their eyes opened ... :)
by muggins
Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Fitted brake vans
Replies: 19
Views: 1331

Re: Fitted brake vans

Bigmet wrote:...You will have a goods guard up next telling you how awful they were to ride in.

At least I have heard about that being the reason why sometimes years ago on the ECML I'd see two of them on the back end of a long train!
by muggins
Sat Feb 29, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Fitted brake vans
Replies: 19
Views: 1331

Re: Fitted brake vans

Thank you, sir.

It's amazing what I didn't know about 20T brake vans ...
by muggins
Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Fitted brake vans
Replies: 19
Views: 1331

Re: Fitted brake vans

Mike Parkes wrote:... Bachmann are therefore correct in not supplying a vacuum pipe with most of their BR standard brake vans as the coupling is in the way.

Thanks Mike. Not that it really matters to me, but it might to somebody else - is the LNER one (37-527) kosher with number 260922?
by muggins
Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Fitted brake vans
Replies: 19
Views: 1331

Re: Fitted brake vans

Thanks for that, stuartp :)

It looks like Bachmann 37-527 is the only BR one they did with standy-uppy pipes.
by muggins
Fri Feb 28, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Fitted brake vans
Replies: 19
Views: 1331

Re: Fitted brake vans

Bigmet wrote:As for the vac pipe not being present on the models; that's because when Bachmann last tooled this item, it was before this fitting became general on their piped and fitted RTR OO models.

Et bien, a credible reason!

Mystery solved once again :)
by muggins
Fri Feb 28, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Fitted brake vans
Replies: 19
Views: 1331

Re: Fitted brake vans

Thank you gentlemen. I'm not that bothered about accuracy to any particular prototype, this being after all 00 with tension locks running on track with 30" radius curves and (so far) no signals. It was just that I seemed to remember them mostly with the upright stanchions, and it seemed strange...
by muggins
Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Fitted brake vans
Replies: 19
Views: 1331

Re: Fitted brake vans

Bufferstop wrote:... My memory is upright pipes on the buffer beam ...

Mine too. But it looks like none of Bachmann's bauxite brake vans are so equipped; in fact I haven't found one with any form of visible vac pipes! Wonder why ...
by muggins
Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Fitted brake vans
Replies: 19
Views: 1331

Fitted brake vans

I've been trying to work our which Bachmann fitted brake vans are appropriate for BR 1948 - 1960 and I suspect I'm up against memory failure here. Did the common BR 20T vans of the type with the ends of the chassis projecting past the body have dangling brake pipes or did they dangle off the top of ...

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