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by PTmodeller
Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:37 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: bachmann class 37 detail packs
Replies: 3
Views: 1478

Re: bachmann class 37 detail packs

It's not that hard! Hornby's are worse, although there are fewer to fit...
by PTmodeller
Tue Mar 09, 2010 4:46 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: XC's @ Glasgow Central???
Replies: 29
Views: 3343

Re: XC's @ Glasgow Central???

PS another reason for Multiple Units as opposed to loco haul is that they do less damage to the track... rather like diesels and electrics being kinder than steamers! Even the Germans have been replacing loco haul with MUs! Oddly, Network Rail say that track wear increases exponentially above the w...
by PTmodeller
Mon Mar 08, 2010 8:10 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: XC's @ Glasgow Central???
Replies: 29
Views: 3343

Re: XC's @ Glasgow Central???

Network Rail, at odds with the rest of the world, have decided that locomotives are damaging to the track and it's uneconomical to use locos on a train if it's avoidable. Modern Railways magazine, amongst others, have been pressuring the DfT to abandon the IEP and Super Express Train in favour of a ...
by PTmodeller
Sun Feb 28, 2010 1:07 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann Class 37 Grease
Replies: 4
Views: 1705

Re: Bachmann Class 37 Grease

The amount is completely absurd, although it is a good excuse to strip down the bogie :D
by PTmodeller
Sun Feb 28, 2010 1:05 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Rail Express Limited Editions...
Replies: 3
Views: 934

Re: Rail Express Limited Editions...

Must they keep doing twin packs?! It's so frustrating! The again, the Transrail/Mainline pack looks sooooo tempting for Christmas....
by PTmodeller
Fri Feb 26, 2010 5:46 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Tamiya to railway colour equivilent/chart
Replies: 2
Views: 1206

Re: Tamiya to railway colour equivilent/chart

Not a specific tip, but I would avoid using gloss on a model, it looks dreadful. You can always, of course, follow up with a coat of matt varnish. Also, it's much easier to apply decals to a gloss surface.
by PTmodeller
Tue Feb 16, 2010 8:27 pm
Forum: Railway Photographs
Topic: Dave's Photo thread - 6233 Hardrigg
Replies: 175
Views: 16965

Re: Dave's Photo thread - 6233 Hardrigg

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Cross Country's 43301 on hire to East Coast, seen at Doncaster yesterday

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Freightliner 66 heads north through Nortallerton.
by PTmodeller
Sat Feb 06, 2010 9:40 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: 60097 "Pillar"
Replies: 12
Views: 1739

Re: 60097 "Pillar"

http://davidskelton7910.fotopic.net/p36140386.html

That's taken just a couple of years after entering traffic... I don't think it ever had a plaque...

And yep, the white things are called 'intensifiers'
by PTmodeller
Mon Jan 25, 2010 8:45 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Tornado to the rescue
Replies: 51
Views: 6799

Re: Tornado to the rescue

The flask test was 100mph, I remember reading that the Peak had to be modded to achieve the ton. But Clapham Junction, which was linked to as an example of Mk1s in a crash, was at 40.
by PTmodeller
Sun Jan 24, 2010 10:01 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Tornado to the rescue
Replies: 51
Views: 6799

Re: Tornado to the rescue

yeah theres still a difference between rolling down a hill and being crashed into at high speeds up the rear. (innuendo :roll: ) 40 mph is hardly high speed.... on a preserved railway (most of them anyway) steam engines are a vital piece of equipment and get used everyday time theres a running day ...
by PTmodeller
Sat Jan 23, 2010 10:39 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Tornado to the rescue
Replies: 51
Views: 6799

Re: Tornado to the rescue

yeah but still 100mph-0mph in a matter of seconds is disasterous but in the same circumstances but with a pendo, you'd probably be dead as well, that derailment at greyrigg was just a derailment not a crash, it was still recongnisable as a pendolino not a pile of twisted metal. There was a derailme...
by PTmodeller
Sat Jan 23, 2010 9:06 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Tornado to the rescue
Replies: 51
Views: 6799

Re: Tornado to the rescue

A nine coach Pendolino will have more seats than 8 mk1s plus loco. That was my point.
by PTmodeller
Sat Jan 23, 2010 8:01 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Tornado to the rescue
Replies: 51
Views: 6799

Re: Tornado to the rescue

Part of the issue is capacity. Mk2s with masses of space are all well and good, but when they end up full and standing, that's no good, is it?
by PTmodeller
Sat Jan 23, 2010 3:20 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Tornado to the rescue
Replies: 51
Views: 6799

Re: Tornado to the rescue

I'm sorry, I disagree alot with that. They do have aircon, and they're quite quiet (but if you went on a steam charter, you'd want to be able to hear the engine, and with thhings like voyagers your ears go pop :x ) and I've seen a crash of a train with 3 coachs at 100mph the engine was an instant w...
by PTmodeller
Sat Jan 16, 2010 12:07 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Tornado to the rescue
Replies: 51
Views: 6799

Re: Tornado to the rescue

The reasons the modern trains are failing is the ancient method of power!

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