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by William Medland
Wed Aug 27, 2014 8:48 pm
Forum: Railway Photographs
Topic: Weekend at War - Full Steam Ahead!
Replies: 8
Views: 1695

Re: Weekend at War - Full Steam Ahead!

Hi John,

I did not know that I was going to marry a German girl almost 30 years ago!

Anyway, working for the German Railways, was something I could not resist.
(getting paid for doing your hobby).

Cheers, Bill.
by William Medland
Wed Aug 27, 2014 8:16 pm
Forum: Railway Photographs
Topic: Weekend at War - Full Steam Ahead!
Replies: 8
Views: 1695

Re: Weekend at War - Full Steam Ahead!

The BR 52 Kriegs Locomotive was built in Vienna in 1944. I was on the footplate and it taks from cold to running about 10 hours work! We travelled to the Westwall (Siegfried Line) on two flat wagons pulled by this locomotive. http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a639/Bill_Medland/Westwall_zps0906bba8...
by William Medland
Wed Aug 27, 2014 8:12 pm
Forum: Railway Photographs
Topic: Weekend at War - Full Steam Ahead!
Replies: 8
Views: 1695

Re: Weekend at War - Full Steam Ahead!

As well as the mock battles, we had the use of 7 railway stations on a really long branchline. The high point was Wehrmacht soldiers on flatcars carrying motorcycles etc to the West Wall fortifications! It was really a Dutch version of Pickering, that is how I could best discribe it. http://i1287.ph...
by William Medland
Wed Aug 27, 2014 8:10 pm
Forum: Railway Photographs
Topic: Weekend at War - Full Steam Ahead!
Replies: 8
Views: 1695

Weekend at War - Full Steam Ahead!

At the weekend I took part in a WW2 Railway event in the Dutch town of Simpelveld. It was the first ever event at this location and also our first mock battle for the steam railway. Link to the battle..... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lN8bgW8Oksw http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a639/Bill_Medl...
by William Medland
Sat Aug 16, 2014 6:55 pm
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: Bill´s Railway World
Replies: 49
Views: 9855

Re: Bill´s Railway World

I think the composition of plastics changed about 1958? Anyway, it was about 1958 that Triang got better. The early locos and wagons were very brittle. In fact all roofs of early Rovex coaches have "banana roofs". I have not used the grey plastic points, they are stacked up in their origin...
by William Medland
Sat Aug 16, 2014 3:01 pm
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: Bill´s Railway World
Replies: 49
Views: 9855

Re: Bill´s Railway World

The rolling stock can still function normal, it is only the points that have given real problems, derailings. the standard track pieces are warped, but they can be dealt with by being solidly screwed down. Plastics, mainly plastics from the 1950s, will try to revert to their previous chemical state ...
by William Medland
Fri Aug 15, 2014 11:04 pm
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: Bill´s Railway World
Replies: 49
Views: 9855

Re: Bill´s Railway World

I have had a problem with the standard grey track, after over 60 years the plastic has shrunk. Between two pieces of track when joined, the gap in the plastic can be as much as 6mm. This may not seem much, but with points it can be critical. (6mm in the length could be 1mm in the width). gap.JPG Che...
by William Medland
Fri Aug 15, 2014 9:03 am
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: Bill´s Railway World
Replies: 49
Views: 9855

Re: Bill´s Railway World

Hi Chris,

I dont have a water trough, thanks for putting my nose on it.

I will be looking through my old catalogues again :D

Cheers, Bill.
by William Medland
Fri Aug 15, 2014 8:58 am
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: Bill´s Railway World
Replies: 49
Views: 9855

Re: Bill´s Railway World

Returning to this thread I have realised it is a photo thread, I will try to get some more images uploaded when time allows. In my photos at the start of the thread I was laying two Triang tracks side by side, one series 3 and the other standard grey track. However I have now merged both track type...
by William Medland
Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:56 pm
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: Bill´s Railway World
Replies: 49
Views: 9855

Re: Bill´s Railway World

Not only is the grey track finished, but the Hornby Dublo 3 Rail is also laid...... next project the Hornby 0 Guage track! :shock:
by William Medland
Fri Jul 11, 2014 1:51 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Hornby Dublo (3-Rail) added
Replies: 9
Views: 2576

Re: Hornby Dublo (3-Rail) added

Thanks Jim, That is a help, because I want to finish laying the track before I start out on looking for the buildings. Just as a matter of interest, there is a following of Hornby Dublo in Germany still today. I have met a few of them on the BRITISCHE BAHN FORUM, nice to see Dublo and Triang in fore...
by William Medland
Thu Jul 10, 2014 11:43 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Hornby Dublo (3-Rail) added
Replies: 9
Views: 2576

Re: Hornby Dublo (3-Rail) added

I had only ever run 2-rail, mostly Rovex-Triang and I had this N2(3-rail version) that has stayed on the shelf for about 30 years, it was mixed in with a very large box of of 0 guage stuff which I still have. Anyway, this N2 stayed on the shelf, although once a year it would be layed on its back and...
by William Medland
Wed Jul 09, 2014 10:40 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Hornby Dublo (3-Rail) added
Replies: 9
Views: 2576

Re: Hornby Dublo (3-Rail) added

Almost every day something from ebay arrives (dont tell the wife).......

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Here are the beginings of a Terminus Station....

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Cheers, Bill.
by William Medland
Sun Jul 06, 2014 10:47 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Hornby Dublo (3-Rail) added
Replies: 9
Views: 2576

Hornby Dublo (3-Rail) added

Hornby Dublo (3-Rail) added Hi Forum, Some of you will know that I have two layouts, my Triang one, running on Standard, Series 3 and Super 4 track, will now be reduced from double lines, to single line. The area freed up will now contain Dublo 3-Rail. It will still in effect remain double tracked ...
by William Medland
Sun Jun 29, 2014 9:25 pm
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: Bill´s Railway World
Replies: 49
Views: 9855

Re: Bill´s Railway World

I have had this N2 loco on my shelf for about 25 years and I had never run it because I did not have any 3 rail track. However, I purchased about 3 foot of Dublo track for 99p on e-bay (very lucky) and gave the loco a very short run forwards and backwards and it went brilliantly.... wow, I have been...

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