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by stuartp
Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann, no new OO announcements for 2020
Replies: 20
Views: 1819

Re: Bachmann, no new OO announcements for 2020

I thought the range wasn't due to be announced until 4th Feb ? Or have I missed something ?
by stuartp
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Question about BR Mk1 carriages
Replies: 20
Views: 1113

Re: Question about BR Mk1 carriages

Bufferstop wrote: lasting only from the era of "we really shouldn't put them in the guards van"


There should be a 'Like' button on here :D
by stuartp
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Question about BR Mk1 carriages
Replies: 20
Views: 1113

Re: Question about BR Mk1 carriages

It was possible to reserve a compartment for the conveyance of invalids, and as far as I'm aware only the CKs had them.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/70023venus2009/5888641136

You could also find compartments reserved for 'Prisoners with escort' amongst other things.
by stuartp
Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Just a thought...
Replies: 9
Views: 727

Re: Just a thought...

Lineside fires aren't the issue, enthusiastic traincrew with a couple of beaters can deal with those. Moorland fires are the problem, NYMR are liable for any damaged caused to the National Park from sparks drifting outside the boundary fence.
by stuartp
Fri Dec 20, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Limited edition Black 5 - a bit of a puzzle
Replies: 14
Views: 1198

Re: Limited edition Black 5 - a bit of a puzzle

I still don't understand what's "really poor" about it. It's got a couple of compromises on an otherwise accurate model.
by stuartp
Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Limited edition Black 5 - a bit of a puzzle
Replies: 14
Views: 1198

Re: Limited edition Black 5 - a bit of a puzzle

If it's the non-railroad model then the tender has an odd valence under the running plate, the welded version has some extraneous rivets and the bogie wheels are a bit generic. On the plus side it's dimensionally accurate and the different topfeed, dome and wheelbase variations are faithfully captur...
by stuartp
Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Railway room safety
Replies: 14
Views: 930

Re: Railway room safety

So anyone decorating their home should be thinking the same, then... Yes, A&E departments are full of DIY experts. I presume your house has a fire extinguisher, smoke alarm, first aid kit and some means of phoning an ambulance if you need one ? If your railway room is in the house (spare bedroo...
by stuartp
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Railway room safety
Replies: 14
Views: 930

Re: Railway room safety

Just on a few of those points: Calling for help - shout? If not I always have my mobile phone to hand, but again, I'm really struggling to think of anything model railway related that could do you harm. 1. Trip over trailing cable, bit of half built baseboard, pile of boxes of stuff, any other bit ...
by stuartp
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: What would be in the ground floor of a signal box?
Replies: 20
Views: 1158

Re: What would be in the ground floor of a signal box?

When I was training as a signalman we were given a working model of a lever frame. complete with locking to show how it worked, but no box diagram. After we had all stopped "oohing and ahhing" at it we were challenged to draw the box diagram by reverse engineering from the locking - the ma...
by stuartp
Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: What would be in the ground floor of a signal box?
Replies: 20
Views: 1158

Re: What would be in the ground floor of a signal box?

The concept was that RKB221 padlocks and keys were solely for use by S & T staff, no "operations" person should ever hold one Quite. I acquired it from my predecessor, in as far as it was in his/my desk when I took it over. I never asked where he got it from but given some of the othe...
by stuartp
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: What would be in the ground floor of a signal box?
Replies: 20
Views: 1158

Re: What would be in the ground floor of a signal box?

Hi again GaryB, Contact your local preserved railway and you will find they are usually very helpful to arrange a visit to one of their real , modelling size, signal boxes. and as many photos as you can take... Yes, but... Locking rooms tend to be a bit more difficult as by convention signalmen are...
by stuartp
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Hattons Announces 4 and 6 wheel coaches
Replies: 34
Views: 3164

Re: Hattons Announces 4 and 6 wheel coaches

I've had experience of six wheelers that run OK, with and without being Cleminson. And I really wouldn't judge all RTR 6 wheelers by the standards of the unfortunate Hornby magazine example - which, I should point out, was made by Dapol, not the mag; do you need to guess who was involved in its des...
by stuartp
Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Parkside Kits - Add Weight?
Replies: 11
Views: 935

Re: Parkside Kits - Add Weight?

I find 8p worth of tuppences is about right, evo-sticked to the floor. Opens are a bit more challenging.
by stuartp
Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Location based freight stock
Replies: 6
Views: 605

Re: Location based freight stock

If you go to local shows, have a look at the second hand traders' stalls and see what they've got. Hornby, Bachmann, Dapol, and before them Mainline, Lima and Airfix have all done PO wagons over the years. Some as main range releases ("Moy" coal merchants of Colchester and the Devizes Sand...

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