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by glencairn
Sun Jan 12, 2014 1:25 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Smallest Layout
Replies: 16
Views: 3492

Re: Smallest Layout

My layout completely fitted onto a 4x2 foot board, including fiddle yard, but I have since extended the fiddle yard with a removable board. It's a yard, but one of the sidings could be changed into a station. http://swifty11productions.f1p.co.uk/index.php?/topic/18-a-small-yard/ I can add a link to...
by glencairn
Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:19 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: quick silly question
Replies: 12
Views: 1517

Re: quick silly question

for me to run a timetable, i need to get a few more locos, and a few pullmans. You can run a timetable with as many locos as you want from one or two to a fleet of locos. It's your choice. The same goes with rolling stock. A couple of coaches and a few trucks or a fleet. Just depends what you want ...
by glencairn
Thu Jan 09, 2014 7:53 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: did the gwr have sleeper coaches?
Replies: 7
Views: 1569

Re: did the gwr have sleeper coaches?

Hi Others have answered your question. Don't forget through passenger coaches from other regions. Then there is my favourite, Royal Mail trains :lol:

Glencairn
by glencairn
Thu Jan 09, 2014 7:20 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: My bookquestions. 1940's wartime operations London/South Wes
Replies: 6
Views: 1009

Re: My bookquestions. 1940's wartime operations London/South

hi Just another thought. When my father and uncle were evacuated in 1940 from Leeds Yorkshire, they were on a train pulled by a 0 6 0 tender loco. I should imagine small locos were used to the South West as well. Good luck with book

Glencairn
by glencairn
Thu Jan 09, 2014 12:34 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: quick silly question
Replies: 12
Views: 1517

Re: quick silly question

Hi there When I am running my layout by myself I run it to a strict timetable. (A layout based in Scotland) When my son visits and brings his engines it's Gateshead shed time. My grandsons arrive (I have two) it's Thomas the Tank and co time. Therefore, if you have a timetable you can run it as such...
by glencairn
Thu Jan 09, 2014 12:08 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Smallest Layout
Replies: 16
Views: 3492

Re: Smallest Layout

Those shunting layouts probably, three sidings and a headshunt... I assume you mean operational layout rather than a diorama... Yes operational not diorama. My layout on the ironing board had five points - four of which formed the loop. Once a train arrived in the station, it would reverse into the...
by glencairn
Thu Jan 09, 2014 10:43 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: My bookquestions. 1940's wartime operations London/South Wes
Replies: 6
Views: 1009

Re: My bookquestions. 1940's wartime operations London/South

Hi There is a programme on tv - channel H2- called 'Evacuees Reunited'. Some old film on there. Might help you.
Regards Glencairn
by glencairn
Thu Jan 09, 2014 10:33 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Smallest Layout
Replies: 16
Views: 3492

Re: Smallest Layout

Sorry about that! I knew I'd forget something :oops: Smallest Layout in OO Guage
Regards Glencairn
by glencairn
Thu Jan 09, 2014 10:19 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Smallest Layout
Replies: 16
Views: 3492

Smallest Layout

What's the smallest working layout possible - including fiddle yard? I've read about 'micro layouts' in magazines 3ft long etc. Then the builder runs a 20 truck train along! I am not knocking anyones layout, but to me thirty feet of fiddle yards does not constitute 'micro'. Before I built my new lay...
by glencairn
Tue Jan 07, 2014 3:09 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: 2014 wishlists for models
Replies: 39
Views: 6002

Re: 2014 wishlists for models

I am not bothered what the manufacturers make. It's amazing though how they seem (on a number of occasions) to make the same engine/same number/name?
Glencairn
by glencairn
Tue Jan 07, 2014 2:15 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: prototype locos
Replies: 20
Views: 2993

Re: prototype locos

well, here is my update for my railway. this is the background story; 'woodmouth' is a seaside station on the devon coast. the station serves a new butlins resort so the station is busy with holiday trains. the station is at the end of a 5 mile branch. the line is double red limit so kings are a re...
by glencairn
Wed Nov 05, 2008 8:02 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Does anyone have any photos on diesel era branch terminals
Replies: 21
Views: 3655

Re: Does anyone have any photos on diesel era branch terminals

I have an excellent book titled 'Branch Lines into the Eighties' by H I Quayle and Stanley C Jenkins ISBN 0 7153 7980 1 It has pictures and plans plus a write-up of 39 branch lines in England. Although there are lots of pictures of DMUs, lots of the lines have run=round facilities for other vehicles.
by glencairn
Thu Oct 23, 2008 11:31 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Does anyone have any photos on diesel era branch terminals
Replies: 21
Views: 3655

Re: Does anyone have any photos on diesel era branch terminals

I remember reading (a few years ago) in the Railway Modeller a number of Scottish layouts planned and built. Plans of Oban and Fort William come to mind. Both loco hauled. There have been a number of layouts as well. I'm sure back issues are available.

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