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by wobblybob
Fri Jul 30, 2010 8:30 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: They don't make them like they used to....
Replies: 20
Views: 1501

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

She looks stunning in wartime black: she needed a freshen-up for the remainder of her mainline certificate and opting for black was a shrewd move by the owners. The heavy overcast this morning did not make for ideal photography, but here are some more. A man evidently content in his work - and the e...
by wobblybob
Fri Jul 30, 2010 1:57 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: They don't make them like they used to....
Replies: 20
Views: 1501

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

LMS 6233 Duchess of Sutherland and an FTPE dmu at Guide Bridge this morning. Compare and contrast...

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by wobblybob
Wed Jul 28, 2010 10:43 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Farish cancel planned new models
Replies: 11
Views: 1781

Re: Farish cancel planned new models

Apparently Farish have announced that they will now not produce the 2-10-0 9F and Meridian/Pioneer class 222 DEMU. http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php/topic/19141-graham-farish-announces-changes-to-programme/ G. Thanks for the link. Not all bad news though. Good to see Graham Farish is worki...
by wobblybob
Sun Jul 25, 2010 6:53 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Guttering and down pipes - any suggestions?
Replies: 5
Views: 614

Re: Guttering and down pipes - any suggestions?

Many thanks for all the responses: wire and Plastruct sound like the way forward. Thanks again. :D
by wobblybob
Sun Jul 25, 2010 6:48 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Does anyone know what this was used for ?
Replies: 6
Views: 881

Re: Does anyone know what this was used for ?

The photo reminds me of the entranceway style used by some railway companies, where access is from street-level up to platform. However, this is clearly not the case if the railway was in a tunnel! Ph well, back to the drawing board.
by wobblybob
Sun Jul 25, 2010 3:04 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Caroline
Replies: 4
Views: 559

Re: Caroline

More helpful than my musings: http://www.33103.com/975025.html
by wobblybob
Sun Jul 25, 2010 3:02 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Caroline
Replies: 4
Views: 559

Re: Caroline

She's slab-sided and suitable for Hastings line clearances. Derived - perhaps - from the Hastings MU coaches? Just a guess.
by wobblybob
Sun Jul 25, 2010 2:58 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Does anyone know what this was used for ?
Replies: 6
Views: 881

Re: Does anyone know what this was used for ?

Was there once a railway overbridge at this location?
by wobblybob
Sun Jul 25, 2010 2:52 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Guttering and down pipes - any suggestions?
Replies: 5
Views: 614

Guttering and down pipes - any suggestions?

Currently I am building some Metcalfe low relief shops, and in due course will have a street of them. I bought the Ratio Builder Series Guttering and down pipes pack (cat. no. 300) to add detail. However there is not much in the pack and, at £3.60 a shot, it's an expensive process. I gather Kestrel ...
by wobblybob
Mon Jul 19, 2010 4:38 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Mini Freightliner Depots - Layout Idea?
Replies: 15
Views: 1999

Re: Mini Freightliner Depots - Layout Idea?

Although I have no plans to model this, it was interesting to read about. Many thanks. Potentially I suppose it is a containerised development of the wagon-load business. Let's hope they are successful in attracting freight to rail. Some years ago Iarnród Éireann had many such terminals across its n...
by wobblybob
Fri Jul 16, 2010 9:07 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Should A 9F Be Painted In BR Blue?
Replies: 32
Views: 2281

Re: Should A 9F Be Painted In BR Blue?

The only steam locos to be painted BR Blue were those on the Vale of Rheidol. That shade of blue doesn't seem to work on a steam loco, looks drab. A darker blue with enough depth to shine seems OK. Corporate blue made everything look drab! Whilst I know that taste is in the eye of the beholder, I'm...
by wobblybob
Fri Jul 09, 2010 2:28 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Shunting locos - any future?
Replies: 17
Views: 1754

Re: Shunting locos - any future?

One of the most interesting shunting operations I remember was south of Preston. Lancashire - Scotland services were formed of two portions. If I remember correctly the portion from Manchester Victoria was hauled into Preston station - platform 3 - (by a Class 47), while the portion from Liverpool L...
by wobblybob
Fri Jul 09, 2010 9:19 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Shunting locos - any future?
Replies: 17
Views: 1754

Shunting locos - any future?

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa113/wobblybob58/tn_ch-sbbcargo-eem923-electrodiesel.jpg In Britain the shunting loco seems to have had its day. Yet elsewhere it has a bright future and development of new designs is integral to successful and efficient railway operation. Railway Gazette Interna...
by wobblybob
Sun Jul 04, 2010 10:05 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Locos of the National Collection
Replies: 25
Views: 1628

Re: Locos of the National Collection

I understand there are significant issues regarding the flangeless centre drivers, specifically in relation to cast frogs used in modern diamond crossings.
by wobblybob
Fri Jul 02, 2010 8:40 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Worst current intercity TOC livery - your view?
Replies: 19
Views: 1799

Re: Worst current intercity TOC livery - your view?

I rather like the XC livery. Turning to the bad 'uns though, I was torn between GC's black (for the same reasons as b308), Virgin (stripy doors and general cheap look), NE East Anglia (bland) and First Group (messy corporate vanity). Finally voted for First Group - it inflicted 'Barbie' on its train...

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