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by PTmodeller
Sun Dec 05, 2010 4:36 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Disruption to services caused by....
Replies: 40
Views: 4702

Re: Disruption to services caused by....

What units can MSPs be fitted to?
by PTmodeller
Sat Dec 04, 2010 5:52 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Disruption to services caused by....
Replies: 40
Views: 4702

Re: Disruption to services caused by....

I think a small part of the problem is the lack of locos fitted with MSPs. Plenty of big ploughs to get the line clear when it's well and truly blocked, but nothing available to keep it running when it's around 12" above railhead. Although clearly, when it comes to 3rd rail, you've had it whate...
by PTmodeller
Thu Nov 25, 2010 5:16 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Metrocamel's Layout- Modern Engineers wagons - pics page 51
Replies: 761
Views: 156002

Re: Metrocamel's Layout- Modern Engineers wagons - pics page 50

Apparently, cheap ebay alcohol isn't that pure - whether that's as big as a problem as some people think I don't know.
by PTmodeller
Wed Nov 17, 2010 8:17 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Over Crowding
Replies: 29
Views: 3159

Re: Over Crowding

The ECML's full too, and the S&C would need SERIOUS work to accommodate boxes. HS2 IS needed; whether or not it's the best way to spend £16billion is another story. Personally, I feel that electrification and new stock ought to come first, but I do think it needs building.
by PTmodeller
Wed Nov 17, 2010 5:09 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Over Crowding
Replies: 29
Views: 3159

Re: Over Crowding

Which lines do you expect freight to use between London and Glasgow, time critical Intermodals in particular? An article on RailNews.com I think put the full WCRM - 140mph operation - at £22 billion. That's considerably more than HS2. I agree that in an ideal world, we'd be able to spend a lot of mo...
by PTmodeller
Tue Nov 16, 2010 5:42 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Over Crowding
Replies: 29
Views: 3159

Re: Over Crowding

Ok I'll be very controversial here... We DON'T need HS2... Nobody is that bothered about saving a few minutes, and between London and the Midlands and the NW we are only talking about minutes, not hours... Japan, France and Germany are big countries covering big distances... we aren't... so 186 or ...
by PTmodeller
Sun Nov 14, 2010 8:56 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Metrocamel's Layout- Modern Engineers wagons - pics page 51
Replies: 761
Views: 156002

Re: Metrocamel's Layout- Modern Engineers wagons - pics page 50

This really is top class modelling - wish I could match it!

Dave
by PTmodeller
Thu Oct 07, 2010 8:01 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: What should Hornby make next?
Replies: 134
Views: 17095

Re: What should Hornby make next?

Sound in an 08 sounds a bit.... challenging.
by PTmodeller
Thu Oct 07, 2010 4:42 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: What should Hornby make next?
Replies: 134
Views: 17095

Re: What should Hornby make next?

piemanlarger wrote:
traincrazy1 wrote:Just wondering what people wanted next, personally I think another large freight loco would be nice.



a decent 08!


What's wrong with the current one?
by PTmodeller
Sat Oct 02, 2010 4:40 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Metrocamel's Layout- Modern Engineers wagons - pics page 51
Replies: 761
Views: 156002

Re: Metrocamel's Layout- Engineers stock -Pics and video page 49

Yeah - fold the bogie down over the wheels/axles. It put me off building any more kits, but since you've had a better experience, perhaps I should reconsider.
by PTmodeller
Sat Oct 02, 2010 4:00 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Metrocamel's Layout- Modern Engineers wagons - pics page 51
Replies: 761
Views: 156002

Re: Metrocamel's Layout- Engineers stock -Pics and video page 49

Very nice builds! That Shark looks excellent - you've really brought out the best in the Hornby model, which is pretty damn good to begin with. How do you find the Cambrian kits to run - I built some BAAs and found them atrocious.
by PTmodeller
Sun Sep 19, 2010 5:09 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Class 60
Replies: 82
Views: 10210

Re: Class 60

On a more macarbe but sadly realistic note if the locos do get scrapped who will do it? Are Coopers Metals, Mc Metals and CF Booths of Rotheram still in buisiness? Theese are the ones i know best as they were responsible for cutting up many fine machines. :cry: Booths are still a big player, so are...
by PTmodeller
Sat Sep 18, 2010 9:24 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Class 60
Replies: 82
Views: 10210

Re: Class 60

egroeg93 wrote: I thought that £30-40K for a whole loco was nothing mate..


Locos are for sale. But nothing's been said about whole ones....
by PTmodeller
Sat Sep 18, 2010 6:53 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Class 60
Replies: 82
Views: 10210

Re: Class 60

Apparently, DBS has removed the control cards from all those for sale. Expensive, if not impossible to replace, the loco's useless without :(

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