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by William Medland
Sun Jun 29, 2014 7:04 pm
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: Bill´s Railway World
Replies: 49
Views: 9854

Re: Bill´s Railway World

Yes Geoff, I could not have a loco on the shelf and not be able to run it :D
by William Medland
Sun Jun 29, 2014 2:09 pm
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: Bill´s Railway World
Replies: 49
Views: 9854

Re: Bill´s Railway World

UPDATE TO MY LAYOUT I am reducing my Triang track from double tracks to a single line. The space saved will now contain Hornby Dublo 3-Rail. The Triang track and the Dublo 3-Rail track will run side by side, but obviously they cannot join or cross, as they are different systems. This change came ab...
by William Medland
Mon Jun 16, 2014 10:57 pm
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: Bill´s Railway World
Replies: 49
Views: 9854

Re: Bill´s Railway World

Blimey Bill you pop up all over the place! You at W&P this year? cheers John No John, I am not doing any UK events this year........... but I am organizing my own event at a museum in Germany, so far I have two groups attending next month, one of them are bringing five vehicles including an arm...
by William Medland
Mon Jun 02, 2014 6:18 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby Catalogue question
Replies: 6
Views: 1160

Re: Hornby Catalogue question

Thanks Monty, that helps.

An interesting point that I could not find that explained in the catalogue.

Thanks, Bill.
by William Medland
Mon Jun 02, 2014 10:57 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby Catalogue question
Replies: 6
Views: 1160

Hornby Catalogue question

I do not live in the UK for almost 30 years and all my Hornby catalogues are very old. (until recent, nothing after 1979). However, I have just obtained the 2013 catalogue and I am looking at the freight rolling stock pages, I notice that there are yellow and red numbers going from 1 to 4 within the...
by William Medland
Tue May 20, 2014 4:57 pm
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: Should I update my controller?
Replies: 10
Views: 1620

Re: Should I update my controller?

Thanks John, that would be a good option.
by William Medland
Tue May 20, 2014 12:01 pm
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: Should I update my controller?
Replies: 10
Views: 1620

Re: Should I update my controller?

Thanks for the comments, I have probably not noticed any adverse effects due to the fact that everything I run is before the end of 1978. (the two 1978 items being the Hornby LMS and the BR Jintys) and more than half my locos are from 1952-1962. 50% of the track being Triang grey plastic. I am inter...
by William Medland
Tue May 20, 2014 8:56 am
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: Should I update my controller?
Replies: 10
Views: 1620

Should I update my controller?

Should I be using a new controller? At the moment I am still using this one, purchased (NEW) by me many years ago. Because it always worked, I never thought to replace it. http://i410.photobucket.com/albums/pp186/Norkmann/HammantMorganMoreModernDuetteTrainController.jpg However, I stumbled upon this...
by William Medland
Mon Apr 21, 2014 9:15 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: The last DB train to Kleve
Replies: 2
Views: 613

Re: The last DB train to Kleve

Hi Phil,

Your cap is German air force (Luftwaffe)
The yellow piping is for the flying branch (paratroops and aircrew)
The black chin strap is for sergeants and below.

Cheers, Bill.
by William Medland
Sun Apr 20, 2014 7:18 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: The last DB train to Kleve
Replies: 2
Views: 613

The last DB train to Kleve

The last DB train from Düsseldorf to Kleve. At 8.09 p.m. on the 13th December 2009 the last DB train travelled on this branchline.... from 9.09 p.m. the private Nord West Bahn took over control of the branchline. Bill Medland on the platform blows the final whistle for the last time ( I only discov...
by William Medland
Wed Apr 02, 2014 10:01 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: How much realism?
Replies: 40
Views: 4562

Re: How much realism?

UP-DATE: from Oxford to Yarnton (double track) is 40 mph, from Yarnton to Fairford (single track) is 15 mph. This information may be misleading because the information is from 1961... at a time when the branch was winding down, very close to closure..... going slow was perhaps better than repairing...
by William Medland
Tue Apr 01, 2014 1:52 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: How much realism?
Replies: 40
Views: 4562

Re: How much realism?

UP-DATE: from Oxford to Yarnton (double track) is 40 mph, from Yarnton to Fairford (single track) is 15 mph. This information may be misleading because the information is from 1961... at a time when the branch was winding down, very close to closure..... going slow was perhaps better than repairing...
by William Medland
Tue Apr 01, 2014 9:36 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: How much realism?
Replies: 40
Views: 4562

Re: How much realism?

Hello "b308", we have those in Germany too. Ours are yellow....... I have seen a few locomotives ride over them in the past, it is very loud when the wheels run along the wooden sleepers! When I started with the German Railway I worked in a "Bautruppe" laying tracks. We once went...
by William Medland
Tue Apr 01, 2014 9:30 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: How much realism?
Replies: 40
Views: 4562

Re: How much realism?

I have settled for Yarnton Station on the Fairford-Oxford branchline, even though three of my locos are restricted from entry (the other 13 are ok). I do not have to change my existing layout, I can keep the three platforms and the turntable (at Yarnton the track goes from double to a single line.) ...
by William Medland
Mon Mar 31, 2014 6:30 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: How much realism?
Replies: 40
Views: 4562

Re: How much realism?

I never knew one could obtain catch points in model form..... that is something very interesting I have learned on this thread! :D I always wondered what they did in the UK...... in Germany we have a normal set of points just before a junction to a main line, this point leads onto a very short piece...

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