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by stuartp
Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: 17' 6" Wagons with 10' WB
Replies: 9
Views: 437

Re: 17' 6" Wagons with 10' WB

The Cambrian chassis can be used on a lot of the older Airfix/Mainline/Dapol/Hornby bodies if you're so inclined. As can Parkside various chassis if you want a specific BR/LNER/LMS chassis rather than RCH.
by stuartp
Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Windermere's replacement bus service replaced
Replies: 35
Views: 1214

Re: Windermere's replacement bus service replaced

The Govt. were having to pick up the bill as West Coast isn't licenced to run scheduled services. I don't know what individual services cost to run, but I would have thought £6k per day was a bargain price. Only the franchised operator or the ORR can run scheduled services without having to gain ap...
by stuartp
Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Windermere's replacement bus service replaced
Replies: 35
Views: 1214

Re: Windermere's replacement bus service replaced

NYMR are an open access operator for delay attribution purposes. The DA scheme only applies to franchised services so they are liable if they delay a franchised service but are not entitled to compensation themselves for their non-franchised service. I believe their liability is capped below that wh...
by stuartp
Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Different brake handles
Replies: 6
Views: 360

Re: Different brake handles

On plenty of vehicles, Siphons included, if you look at enough examples you can find several combinations of brakes, bogies and buffers depending on who built it and when. The devil is in the detail and it's fascinating. As for the codeword, don't expect to find a logical explanation, there often is...
by stuartp
Thu May 17, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: LNER is back
Replies: 11
Views: 495

Re: LNER is back

Try to fine them they'd point out the bits of the contract NR have failed to deliver As far as I was aware NR haven't been doing much on the ECML, they've been fouling up elsewhere! So just for once the blame can lay firmly at the doors of Virgin and Stagecoach for overbidding... Power supply upgra...
by stuartp
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Goods shed operation
Replies: 15
Views: 707

Re: Goods shed operation

Never say never. At larger depots (and on universally on some companies' lines) engines were not permitted in sheds. On other lines they were, and in some yards the yard could not be shunted without locomotives going through the shed. Three from the Scottish Region: At Millisle the goods shed was al...
by stuartp
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: 4mm scale pre-1960 lorries
Replies: 14
Views: 497

Re: 4mm scale pre-1960 lorries

Road Transport Images do a range of resin kits including some 1940s/50s prototypes. I believe they (or at least some of them) were mastered by Bob Fridd and they are superb. They are pricey if you buy the whole kits, but if you just buy the cabs they will fit Base Toys generic chassis/bodies. The Au...
by stuartp
Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Jubliee 45690
Replies: 11
Views: 719

Re: Jubliee 45690

Amethyst at least was BR black at one point:

http://www.jubilees.co.uk/photos/45700b.html
by stuartp
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Shunting Puzzles Solution Formula’s
Replies: 7
Views: 447

Re: Shunting Puzzles Solution Formula’s

I have to say I'm with Glencairn here, half the fun is working it out on the hoof. The Sovereign Street shunter will do it in whichever order involves the least amount of walking, the shortest time out in the rain, the earliest finish, the longest time back in the bothy playing cards or the maximum ...
by stuartp
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Another TV show?
Replies: 31
Views: 1507

Re: Another TV show?

...the nation's most talented railway modelers (sic) ... Sounds promising. ... we're looking for teams ... Oh. So the most 'talented' of the ones who volunteered, not quite the same thing. And no doubt 'talented' means 'makes good telly' which is definitely not the same thing. From the same team wh...
by stuartp
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby R197 75 tom Breakdown Crane
Replies: 6
Views: 540

Re: Hornby R197 75 tom Breakdown Crane

It has (had ?) a removeable chimney, just like the real one. If you remove that it should fit through anything the rest of the Hornby range fits through.
by stuartp
Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Tamiya cement
Replies: 3
Views: 295

Re: Tamiya cement

You shouldn't need to clean a brush used for liquid poly cement, it makes quite a good brush cleaner. If you have a brush clogged with paint then using it as the cement brush for a bit is a good way of restoring it. Unless there's something weird about Tamyia cement of course. The above works fine w...
by stuartp
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Insulated Van Light Blue - TOO BLUE!
Replies: 13
Views: 674

Re: Insulated Van Light Blue - TOO BLUE!

But in reality you could see a bright newly painted vehicle right next to one with the dirt of years encrusted on it and hardly a hint of underlying paint colour And everything in between. Or indeed, on the same wagon: https://www.flickr.com/photos/mrcrepello/9658801362/in/pool-1691087@N24 Courtesy...
by stuartp
Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Metric or Imperial, or does it matter.
Replies: 19
Views: 834

Re: Metric or Imperial, or does it matter.

I was taught metric at school (1972 onwards), but at that time everything around me was still in imperial, so I use either/both depending on what suits. I am that person standing in the DIY store with "6 feet of 2x1 planed" written on his shopping list whilst selecting 1800mm lengths of 47...
by stuartp
Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Carriage prices are nuts!
Replies: 40
Views: 1660

Re: Carriage prices are nuts!

From what I can see the extra cost is down to the demand from OO RTR modellers for more and more detail, which costs the manufacturer, and, more importantly, it's labour intensive to assemble That. What he said. Bachmann's new Thompsons are around the £50 mark but that's still more cost effective* ...

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