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by stuartp
Sun Jul 11, 2010 5:38 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Railway sleepers painted white or yellow
Replies: 4
Views: 862

Re: Railway sleepers painted white or yellow

If the numbered sleepers are on a curve, are at regular intervals and go up in 5s, they're to tell the tamper driver the number of millimetres to lift that end of the sleepers to set the cant on a transition curve.
by stuartp
Fri Jul 09, 2010 9:36 pm
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: Coach Interiors
Replies: 19
Views: 5355

Re: Coach Interiors

Triang certainly did BSK and CK interiors for their Mk 1 but they weren't supplied with the Caley coaches or the Thompsons. Although they all shared the same chassis, bogies and roof the compartments didn't match the layout of doors and windows on the non-Mk1 coaches. Or at least they weren't suppli...
by stuartp
Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:57 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: EWS 25 Ton Queen Mary Brake Van??
Replies: 4
Views: 1666

Re: EWS 25 Ton Queen Mary Brake Van??

I just thought you stick em on the back/front of trains and can help/bring them to a stop.. Sort of. Goods trains not fitted with continuous automatic brakes (which was most of them before 1950) had to have a brake van at the back, in which the guard rode. His job was to apply a handbrake to assist...
by stuartp
Fri Jan 22, 2010 8:26 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Coal depot thingy, what buildings?
Replies: 8
Views: 1759

Re: Coal depot thingy, what buildings?

Underground then by conveyor to the stock pile or straight to the boilers via the conveyors below the unloading point. I think the other unloading point (just above and across the road from the MGR train) is to unload limestone for the flue gas desulphurisation plant, which I'm guessing is that coll...
by stuartp
Thu Jan 21, 2010 8:52 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Coal depot thingy, what buildings?
Replies: 8
Views: 1759

Re: Coal depot thingy, what buildings?

I'm not suprised you couldn't find anything on Google, the 'modern British coal industry' consists of about three pits and some opencast. Most of the stuff in your HHAs will be imported, on its way from a dock to a power station. Woolley 1983ish cropped.jpg This was West Side Washery at Woolley near...
by stuartp
Mon Jan 18, 2010 7:55 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Level crossing
Replies: 7
Views: 1597

Re: Level crossing

Hmm, fair enough. In that case there's another option, depending on what your vehicular access leads to. If it's a private road leading to, for example, a factory, isolated group of houses, goods yard etc, then it wouldn't have a public level crossing, it would have an occupation crossing instead. N...
by stuartp
Sun Jan 17, 2010 6:13 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Level crossing
Replies: 7
Views: 1597

Re: Level crossing

Provided the gate covers the full width of the road when closed to road traffic, it doesn't necessarily need to completely fence off the railway when open to road traffic. It looks odd but it's prototypical.

If you really can't live with it you could always turn it into an AHB, Peco do the barriers.
by stuartp
Thu Jan 14, 2010 8:38 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Coaches suitable for Tornado
Replies: 51
Views: 6863

Re: Coaches suitable for Tornado

The coaches in the Ribblehead photo are a Mk1 BFK (support coach ?), Mk2 SO (view the pic full size and look carefully at the roof ends), then Mk1 SOs or SKs. Current rules for operating on Network Rail ban Mk1s as the leading vehicle with passengers in because of crashworthiness requirements, the s...
by stuartp
Wed Dec 30, 2009 9:29 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Which sleepers to use
Replies: 19
Views: 2234

Re: Which sleepers to use

Concrete sleepers have been around since the 1940s, originally with bullhead rail held in chairs (like older wooden sleepered track). The stuff Peco sell, which is what I suspect you were looking at, is flat-bottomed rail on concrete sleepers and started to appear on mainlines from the 50s or 60s on...
by stuartp
Fri Jul 24, 2009 8:04 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Names for my layout needed!
Replies: 5
Views: 655

Re: Names for my layout needed!

Something personal to you or your family is an idea, a sort of 'in joke'. I once designed a layout for a mate who was a mad keen Sheffield Wednesday fan (yes, I know...). I based the place names on pre-Hillsborough grounds or old players, from memory we had Curran Junction, Myrtle Road and Olive Gro...

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