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by wobblybob
Sun Jan 23, 2011 11:33 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Coping with flooding...
Replies: 8
Views: 826

Coping with flooding...

A commuter train confronted by flooding on the Línea San Martín in Argentina:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3B14iekBmtU

I suspect this approach to train operation would not tick any 'best practice' boxes in GB. :lol:
by wobblybob
Sun Jan 02, 2011 9:02 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: A Good Samaritan Railway Story from BBC.
Replies: 14
Views: 943

Re: A Good Samaritan Railway Story from BBC.

MH, you definitely seem to have missed the point of the article. The 'incident' occurred in 1982: here is Hodder & Stoughton's thumbnail biography of the man you malignly call 'repulsive scum' - http://www.hodder.co.uk/authors/author.aspx?AuthorID=26231 Seems an upright sort of character who ear...
by wobblybob
Sun Jan 02, 2011 8:46 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Disruption to services caused by....
Replies: 40
Views: 3043

Re: Disruption to services caused by....

I see a couple of TOCs have taken the opportunity to milk the 'poor weather' for all it is worth. Merseyrail has a drastically reduced timetable until 4 January and NX East Anglia and Stansted Express services to the airport are also drastically reduced until 7 January 'following recent poor weather...
by wobblybob
Sat Dec 25, 2010 8:49 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: A Good Samaritan Railway Story from BBC.
Replies: 14
Views: 943

Re: A Good Samaritan Railway Story from BBC.

Yes, a very positive story. :D
by wobblybob
Sat Dec 18, 2010 7:39 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Top Ten Railway Memories since 2000
Replies: 5
Views: 540

Re: Top Ten Railway Memories since 2000

In no particular order, but a personal 'ten of the best': * Slam-door emus on the Lymington Pier branch * 60163 Tornado on the mainline * Deutsche Bahn ICE into St Pancras - at last signs that the Eurostar train set is going to expand * Isle of Man Railway 'Rush Hour' events * Wrexham & Shropshi...
by wobblybob
Fri Dec 10, 2010 12:13 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: N Gauge wishlist for 2011
Replies: 117
Views: 8422

Re: N Gauge wishlist for 2011

Where to begin...? It would be good to see Bachmann / Farish launch new versions of some of the rather grim Graham Farish models. A new air-smoothed Southern 4-6-2 would be great. Amongst the diesels new versions of the EE Type 4 and Western (as well as the Class 50 already mentioned) would no doubt...
by wobblybob
Wed Dec 01, 2010 11:52 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Disruption to services caused by....
Replies: 40
Views: 3043

Disruption to services caused by....

I wonder how much of the latest disruption is caused exclusively by snow. How many lines are actually blocked and impassable? In contrast, how many stations are closed and trains cancelled because staff cannot get to their work? Perhaps we should be - more honestly - referring to disruption caused b...
by wobblybob
Sat Nov 20, 2010 9:23 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: NGS BR snowplough
Replies: 3
Views: 679

Re: NGS BR snowplough

Picked-up my three pre-ordered snowploughs from the Royal Mail office this morning. Excellent models. Think it may be time to build a diorama.....

Bob
by wobblybob
Fri Nov 05, 2010 8:25 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: FAO Grahame - Nspirations
Replies: 6
Views: 756

Re: FAO Grahame - Nspirations

Of course, you could always produce a printed paper version and charge £stg for copies + p&p, not concern yourself with piracy and allow the High Tech Hectors time off from trying to put the entire universe into a downloadable e-format.
:lol:
by wobblybob
Tue Nov 02, 2010 8:58 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: 'N' GAUGE SOCIETY
Replies: 75
Views: 4073

Re: 'N' GAUGE SOCIETY

At the risk of spoiling a good 'forum conversation', I think this page from the N Gauge Society website covers most of the issues:

http://www.ngaugesociety.com/index.php? ... ubmissions

Could save some time and speculation. :)

Bob
by wobblybob
Sun Oct 31, 2010 2:41 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: 'N' GAUGE SOCIETY
Replies: 75
Views: 4073

Re: 'N' GAUGE SOCIETY

I joined the N-Gauge Society ten months ago and believe the membership package is excellent value. Other forum members have outlined the benefits of membership, which I will not repeat. There are however a couple of points I would emphasise. The kits (and more recently RTR models) are excellent item...
by wobblybob
Wed Sep 29, 2010 8:03 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: End of my full-time railway career
Replies: 7
Views: 2890

Re: End of my full-time railway career

All the best for the future Dave. BTW the photo of the unrebuilt Bridge Street subway station brought back some fond memories - thanks!

Bob
by wobblybob
Tue Aug 24, 2010 12:32 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: bullied leader-triumph or fiasco?
Replies: 38
Views: 3194

Re: bullied leader-triumph or fiasco?

Fair comment. Was it one of Kevin Robertson's books you were reading?
by wobblybob
Mon Aug 23, 2010 1:22 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Setrack Points
Replies: 19
Views: 1932

Re: Setrack Points

According to Britain's Model Railways 2010 the new Farish Class 37 will negotiate R1 curves but the minimum recommended for the new Class 47 is R2. Peco Setrack turnouts are R1 radius. You also need to consider the rolling stock you plan to use. I found that long-wheelbase vans (such as the VGA) are...
by wobblybob
Sun Aug 22, 2010 8:55 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway extension?
Replies: 17
Views: 3373

Re: Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway extension?

[.However, in the spirit in which you offer guidance about staying on topic, you should not really have dropped-in a throwaway allegation about the economics of the Plumpton Junction to Lakeside line. True... I shall consider myself suitably chided and join you in the corner... ooo-err... :mrgreen:...

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