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by stuartp
Sun Feb 19, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Tender-first operations
Replies: 29
Views: 2420

Re: Tender-first operations

FFS Trainlover, it was NOT top and tailed, Tornado ran round at each end ! Some of us were there !
by stuartp
Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: DJ Models (Hattons) Class 14xx (image heavy)
Replies: 26
Views: 2282

Re: DJ Models (Hattons) Class 14xx (image heavy)

I'd glue them shut, but then most of my locos get a lot more 'damaged' than just glueing the doors shut. "Pretty but noisy" seems to be the default review on these things. As for coreless motors, DJM's response on the forum he chooses to engage with amounted to buy another controller as he...
by stuartp
Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Tender-first operations
Replies: 29
Views: 2420

Re: Tender-first operations

Not sure I understand that Bufferstop, there wasn't another 'leading' loco in the Skipton - Appleby direction, the single 67 stayed at the Skipton end in both directions. The timetabled service was the 09:47 Leeds to Appleby. This ran as a DMU between Leeds and Skipton as booked, passengers for Appl...
by stuartp
Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Tender-first operations
Replies: 29
Views: 2420

Re: Tender-first operations

Arriving at Skipton this morning from Appleby:
skipton 16feb17 800.jpg
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Departing half an hour later:
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All the southbound runs this week have been tender first - as LMB says - there's nowhere to turn it ! The diesel is only providing ETH power.
by stuartp
Mon Feb 06, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: grass around goods yards
Replies: 13
Views: 907

Re: grass around goods yards

Here's New Galloway in 1964 with grass everywhere, even in B&W: http://www.scotlandsplaces.gov.uk/record/rcahms/64221/new-galloway-station/rcahms?item=634726#carousel http://www.scotlandsplaces.gov.uk/record/rcahms/64221/new-galloway-station/rcahms?item=634730#carousel Castle Douglas a year late...
by stuartp
Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: grass around goods yards
Replies: 13
Views: 907

Re: grass around goods yards

As mentioned, observation of photos is the way to go. I'll post links later when I'm not on a phone but I have photos of my chosen prototype, a medium sized junction, and the goods yard was busy and largely weed free right up until closure in 1965. One of the smaller intermediate station yards, alth...
by stuartp
Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Creativity
Replies: 22
Views: 1279

Re: Creativity

Mountain wrote:Going back to the subject of creativity and especially with our hobby, I do see the issue that we are being stifled somewhat with the excellent vast array of RTR products which we take out the box and plonk them on our layout...


Now that I can't disagree with !
by stuartp
Thu Feb 02, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Creativity
Replies: 22
Views: 1279

Re: Creativity

The theory of evolution being taught as a fact rather then being taught alongside the other theories. Teaching will explore the many theories and let the pupil decide. I disagree with almost everything you've written but life is short so I'll just pick on this. No it isn't, at least not in the UK. ...
by stuartp
Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: How to secure plywood top
Replies: 10
Views: 932

Re: How to secure plywood top

Dave, that's a work of art, but Paule23's previous posts suggest he's new to this (am I right ?), and in those circumstances I'd suggest better safe than sorry. I will, however, modify my earlier comment: Personally, I'd prefer the mechanical strength of screws, even on a small board, and even if yo...
by stuartp
Wed Feb 01, 2017 1:51 am
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: How to secure plywood top
Replies: 10
Views: 932

Re: How to secure plywood top

You need the mechanical strength of screws, even on a small board, and even if you glue it as well. Otherwise the glued joint between the ply and the PSE will fail because every time you lift or move the board , or even lean on it, it will flex slightly. If the screws bother you countersink them and...
by stuartp
Sun Jan 29, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Need to surface a road ...
Replies: 12
Views: 1062

Re: Need to surface a road ...

Grey paint (not too dark) on top of thin card, sprinkle pepper or talc into the surface while still wet to vary the texture, then a couple of washes of darker/browner grey to vary the colour a bit. Or ground up chalk pastel, dusting of powder paint etc, anything to add subtle tone. I wouldn't make t...
by stuartp
Wed Jan 25, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The Shed
Replies: 16
Views: 1144

Re: The Shed

Why remove the bench ? Hinge the layout board at that point (like a door lifting flap but bigger) and lift it out of the way when you want to work, or build a sliding worktop on a couple of drawer/server runners and slide it underneath out of the way when not in use.
by stuartp
Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: today I ran over a pigeon
Replies: 17
Views: 949

Re: today I ran over a pigeon

LondonFlat wrote:If the little man didnt live in the scale world, he would still live in ours


But he doesn't so the rest of your premise is false. Time doesn't scale. You can miss huge chunks of it out by running to a sequence rather than real time, but you can't scale it.
by stuartp
Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: today I ran over a pigeon
Replies: 17
Views: 949

Re: today I ran over a pigeon

Time doesn't scale. Your little man would just take shorter steps than you to cover his two scale miles and his heart would beat at the same rate, just with much smaller quantities of blood involved. Pigeons perceive time as passing more slowly (apparently) in that they absorb and react to more info...
by stuartp
Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Travelling wagons.
Replies: 6
Views: 626

Re: Travelling wagons.

What Stuartp says is I believe correct for general purpose vehicles. When a 'foreign' vehicle was emptied, it would be sent back asap. A railway company disliked having other company vehicles on their system. No, the whole point of the common user system was that a foreign vehicle didn't need to be...

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