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by wobblybob
Sun Aug 22, 2010 8:43 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway extension?
Replies: 17
Views: 3389

Re: Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway extension?

Bob, thats old ground which we've covered many times in the past... there are lines that should not have shut and there are those that should... the L&H was uneconomic... so it should have shut... There's even a Beeching thread where it can still be discussed at length if you want to... So can ...
by wobblybob
Sun Aug 22, 2010 7:55 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway extension?
Replies: 17
Views: 3389

Re: Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway extension?

Hello everyone i was reading the Wikipedia page for the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway and it mentioned that there was a proposed extension to Greenodd . I was wondering if anyone new if there was any truth in this and if anyone new when the building may be started. Thanks Matty :) Extension see...
by wobblybob
Sat Aug 21, 2010 9:30 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: N Gauge show-transport from the station
Replies: 5
Views: 644

Re: N Gauge show-transport from the station

isn't it great the way these events, all too often, have feeble public transport links? most exhibitions that have 'out of town' venues put on a 'special' free bus service from the nearest station (usually with a vintage bus) but I don't think TINGS does. However, although they are very isolated th...
by wobblybob
Fri Aug 20, 2010 9:56 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: N Gauge show-transport from the station
Replies: 5
Views: 644

Re: N Gauge show-transport from the station

isn't it great the way these events, all too often, have feeble public transport links? Never mind, the organisers have probably ticked all sorts of 'accessibility' boxes.
by wobblybob
Tue Aug 17, 2010 9:08 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Class 40
Replies: 22
Views: 1834

Re: Class 40

50035 Ark Royal wrote:
wobblybob wrote:Irritating engine noise.

I strongly disagree with that, they had a wonderful engine noise if you want an irritating noise i can think of one the class 47 :lol:
Ill get my coat


EE Type 4s - nasty, squeaky whistle. :twisted:
by wobblybob
Tue Aug 17, 2010 6:09 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: bullied leader-triumph or fiasco?
Replies: 38
Views: 3207

Re: bullied leader-triumph or fiasco?

The fiasco was not Bullied's attempts to design and build a modern steam loco. He repeated the fiasco with the turf burner in Ireland, so I don't accept that he wasn't given a proper opportunity for his concept. CC1 was largely successful, not a fiasco. However, it was overtaken by events as the fu...
by wobblybob
Tue Aug 17, 2010 5:58 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: bullied leader-triumph or fiasco?
Replies: 38
Views: 3207

Re: bullied leader-triumph or fiasco?

If there had been much risk of the design going into service it would I'm sure have met stiff opposition from ASLEF as the working conditions for the fireman were diabolical. This is something that puzzles me about the design. Surely if any steam locomotive called for a mechanical stoker, this was ...
by wobblybob
Mon Aug 16, 2010 12:21 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Class 40
Replies: 22
Views: 1834

Re: Class 40

Irritating engine noise.
by wobblybob
Mon Aug 16, 2010 12:16 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: bullied leader-triumph or fiasco?
Replies: 38
Views: 3207

Re: bullied leader-triumph or fiasco?

Because neither Leader nor CC1 was developed beyond a single prototype Bulleid is pilloried. :roll: Probably the greatest challenge of his designs was that so many new innovations were incorporated into a single project. Whilst the BRB of the early 1950s was happy to scrap the project, the BRB of th...
by wobblybob
Mon Aug 16, 2010 11:29 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Why does this happen ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1346

Re: Why does this happen ?

A pity 'Worst Group - the TOC with the flying F' - doesn't have 'insurance' for its rolling stock! What railtours do they operate? Given how large their fleets are, they are as liable to breakdown as any other TOC, the majority of it inherited from BR or specified by DfT/TS In general a railtour co...
by wobblybob
Sun Aug 15, 2010 8:17 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Why does this happen ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1346

Re: Why does this happen ?

A pity 'Worst Group - the TOC with the flying F' - doesn't have 'insurance' for its rolling stock! :roll:
by wobblybob
Thu Aug 05, 2010 8:41 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: new build projects
Replies: 28
Views: 1458

Re: new build projects

Visiting the NRM, back in March, a museum guide giving a workshop tour/talk, offered words to the effect that 'Flying Scotsman is not so much a loco as an icon, a concept'. He explained to some bewildered faces that not much of the 1923-built loco remains, it is its iconic status we are preserving.
by wobblybob
Tue Aug 03, 2010 11:09 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Iainland
Replies: 8
Views: 1155

Re: Iainland

Nothing new... just look at a certain Mr Blair if you want to see the ultimate in trough-feeding... Agree entirely. Tony Blair - Gordon Brown - Iain Coucher : three of a kind. Railtrack was a basket case that Labour had to deal with. Blair being such a fan of consultants appoints Coucher Pender Ltd...
by wobblybob
Mon Aug 02, 2010 2:42 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Iainland
Replies: 8
Views: 1155

Iainland

How pleasing to see Iain Coucher is not destitute now he is no longer at Network Rail. So good of him to post a photograph to reassure us of his wellbeing: http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1102861 And a little local press coverage: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/2010/07/11/controver...
by wobblybob
Fri Jul 30, 2010 10:02 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: They don't make them like they used to....
Replies: 20
Views: 1447

Re: They don't make them like they used to....

Since 6115 Scots Guardsman went into BR green it is good to see LMS black on another express passenger loco.

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