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by stuartp
Sat Nov 13, 2010 1:38 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Over Crowding
Replies: 29
Views: 3230

Re: Over Crowding

The only two practical solutions are longer trains, or more trains (or both). Both require infrastructure changes over and above the cost of the trains themselves, which critics often forget. They could always do a Ryanair and take all the seats out. If everybody was standing there would a lot more ...
by stuartp
Tue Nov 09, 2010 8:39 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Loco scrapyards
Replies: 19
Views: 4014

Re: Loco scrapyards

Thanks M8, If this locomotive was earmarked for scrapping, then would tyseley have cut the remaineder up themselves or would it have gone to somewhere like booths for fully cutting up ? & assuming the body, chassis, wheels & bogies were in sound condition, would this have been dragged via r...
by stuartp
Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:51 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: MK1 Blue/Grey Pullmans
Replies: 19
Views: 4757

Re: MK1 Blue/Grey Pullmans

Sorry, yes, I meant 'bogies of a type used on Mk1s' rather than specifically the BR1 bogie. I think the Pullmans only ever got Commonwealth bogies as used on later builds of normal Mk 1s. According to Mr Parkin's book ("BR Mk1 Coaches"), Pullmans and 'normal' Mk 1s were both 9'0" wide.
by stuartp
Wed Oct 27, 2010 11:20 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: MK1 Blue/Grey Pullmans
Replies: 19
Views: 4757

Re: MK1 Blue/Grey Pullmans

They're different in the same way as a Mk 1 brake second and Post Office sorting van are different - all the doors and windows are different - but it's a Mk 1 chassis, bogies (several variants), ends, gangways, roof, brakes, body profile etc etc, and built on the same jigs. I'm fairly sure they were...
by stuartp
Wed Oct 27, 2010 9:50 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Question about Guard's lamp
Replies: 5
Views: 1057

Re: Question about Guard's lamp

Yep, Bardic. Hopeless as a torch (they leak all over the place, eat batteries and the light is pathetic) but excellent for knocking in point scotches and, as b308 says, fending off drunks. No idea what the name means / stands for.
by stuartp
Wed Oct 27, 2010 9:46 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: How many lifting jacks are typically used raising a loco ?
Replies: 12
Views: 1979

Re: How many lifting jacks are typically used raising a loco ?

Cheers Bobby, I would agree & thought that may have been the case quite often. The type of jacks I'm looking for is not so much the fixed installed type as seen in the loco sheds (although photo's already kindly posted are a good & useful referance as they give a viual insight to jacking po...
by stuartp
Fri Oct 15, 2010 10:11 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: rusting hulks around the country-any future for them?
Replies: 31
Views: 4513

Re: rusting hulks around the country-any future for them?

Sad thing is some of them may problys never be used again...real shame :( Just to add to my earlier comments; something I do think we will see more of is cosmetic restorations of locomotives for static display rather than the current view that if it's being restored it has to be restored to full wo...
by stuartp
Thu Oct 14, 2010 6:43 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: rusting hulks around the country-any future for them?
Replies: 31
Views: 4513

Re: rusting hulks around the country-any future for them?

kieranhardy wrote:[
stuartp wrote:turning Castles into Saints etc


Castles into saints!? I assume you mean Halls into Saints :wink: ...


Probably. They all look the same to me ... :twisted:
by stuartp
Thu Oct 14, 2010 3:04 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: rusting hulks around the country-any future for them?
Replies: 31
Views: 4513

Re: rusting hulks around the country-any future for them?

Except that the monoblock cylinder casting was the reason she was preserved in the first place. I do have to wonder what the NRM would do if someone donated all the money needed to construct a new casting and overhaul the engine. They could store (or display) the original casting and fit it to the ...
by stuartp
Thu Oct 14, 2010 11:36 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: rusting hulks around the country-any future for them?
Replies: 31
Views: 4513

Re: rusting hulks around the country-any future for them?

she only needs a set of cylinder blocks casting. Except that the monoblock cylinder casting was the reason she was preserved in the first place. That's the bit that made her worthy of being in the National Collection, not because they fancied a V2. There was an interview in one of the mags recently...
by stuartp
Thu Oct 14, 2010 11:24 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: One day there is going to be a horrible accident!
Replies: 16
Views: 2319

Re: One day there is going to be a horrible accident!

Depends what the underlying geology is, not all cliffs erode at the same rate (or indeed, at all). The ones at Berwick and Boulby are comparatively hard rock (sandstone and limestone IIRC), the ones eroding rapidly further south around Holderness and bits of Norfolk are boulder clay which is basical...
by stuartp
Wed Oct 13, 2010 10:37 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann Suburban Mk1's Flush Glazing suppliers?
Replies: 9
Views: 2178

Re: Bachmann Suburban Mk1's Flush Glazing suppliers?

If you can track him down, Replica sell packets of injection moulded ones for their own Mk1-derived kits, which fit the Bachmann suburbans with a bit of fettling. They don't have the vac-formed look of the SEF ones. They do normal Mk1 windows too.
by stuartp
Tue Oct 12, 2010 8:21 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Why... Can't I drive a Train...
Replies: 31
Views: 5941

Re: Why... Can't I drive a Train...

Beep - you have a PM.
by stuartp
Fri Oct 08, 2010 9:47 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Steam locos in BR blue.
Replies: 17
Views: 3243

Re: Steam locos in BR blue.

Its unlikely any of the kettle crowd will ever deface their locos into a might have been livery, as diesel groups have. On the contrary, they've been at it for years - the red 8F, red Ivat 2MT, 'Blue Peter' in LNER green, 4MTT in Caley blue, various K&WVR locos in ficticious liveries including ...
by stuartp
Wed Oct 06, 2010 1:36 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Dean Sidings "Killin Pug" conversion set.
Replies: 121
Views: 26440

Re: Dean Sidings "Killin Pug" conversion set.

buz wrote:Hi
You mean like this PPP picture??


Yep, just like that !

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