Cwm Lydia Railway

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Re: Cwm Lydia Railway

Postby Pedanticmongrel » Fri Aug 26, 2011 1:49 pm

thanks siquelme

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Re: Cwm Lydia Railway

Postby Pedanticmongrel » Fri Sep 02, 2011 5:05 pm

The next project after 2857 has arrived, this one will be 3024 in BR Black, eventually.

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Re: Cwm Lydia Railway

Postby trainsandco » Fri Sep 02, 2011 6:09 pm

oh wow, that is a yummy loco! I wish i had one in 00 gauge! I bet yours cost a bit more than one of those!

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Re: Cwm Lydia Railway

Postby kennyGWSR » Fri Sep 02, 2011 7:34 pm

I just love your 2-8-0 trio! Now why cant someone bring the 42xx out in 00? :?
Anyway, i look forward to seeing 3015 Dan! :D
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Re: Cwm Lydia Railway

Postby Dad-1 » Fri Sep 02, 2011 7:52 pm

I also love heavy freight ..... But shouldn't you have a 14XX somewhere on that line ?

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Re: Cwm Lydia Railway

Postby Pedanticmongrel » Sat Sep 03, 2011 8:19 pm

Why would I want a 14xx? I have a 4575 which is far more useful and in my opinion, more sightly.
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Re: Cwm Lydia Railway

Postby PeterH » Sat Sep 03, 2011 11:23 pm

Not keen on your 14xx's are you. Good to see the Swindonised ROD there. Is it (and the 28xx) able to run on the layout what with your tight curves and their large wheelbase?
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Re: Cwm Lydia Railway

Postby Pedanticmongrel » Sun Sep 04, 2011 7:59 pm

I've never found them that appealing, also they were mainly used on autotrains which I used a 4575 for. When you're spending £500+ on a loco you have to really be fired up about it. I think the ROD will be fine, it's currently a non runner, I plan to get slaters wheels for it and new coupling rods, it's a shelved project at present while the focus is on the 28xx, which runs absolutley fine around my tight curves i should add. :D
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Re: Cwm Lydia Railway

Postby ceejaydee » Mon Sep 05, 2011 10:39 am

28xx is a beast and I had the pleasure of haulage from the full size one at the G&WR last year.
Always felt the tender looked a little small compared with the loco though; maybe just a little low but easy enough to see over when travelling in reverse.

Who doesn't like the Ex-ROD 2-8-0 locos?
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Re: Cwm Lydia Railway

Postby Pedanticmongrel » Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:11 pm

I have to say I am a fan of the open cab, in fact on the 28xx I like the small older cab design, it makes the boiler look bigger and the whole thing look larger and more powerful. And I'm a fan of ex-ROD locos, I don't know anyone who particularly dislikes them. :D
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Re: Cwm Lydia Railway

Postby Beep55 » Tue Sep 06, 2011 6:37 am

Well now you have... I'm not a fan of ROD locomotives. But that's just me, I'd rather have a 28xx or 8F or Austerity 8F

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Re: Cwm Lydia Railway

Postby Pedanticmongrel » Tue Sep 06, 2011 7:15 pm

well as this thread goes on you'll see more of a 28xx and more of a ROD, not sure about an 8F or Austerity though.
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Re: Cwm Lydia Railway

Postby Beep55 » Wed Sep 07, 2011 6:53 am

I may grow to like the Rod :-) We'll see it is growing on me the more I look at it, a very impressive collection of locos and the layout is great also. I would love to have an O Scale layout, but I don't have the income to support it, I'd also want outside to maximise the use of space. But still, the locos look stunning :-)

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Re: Cwm Lydia Railway

Postby Pedanticmongrel » Tue Dec 06, 2011 5:07 am

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Re: Cwm Lydia Railway

Postby Pedanticmongrel » Sun Dec 18, 2011 10:30 pm

it wasn't ever completed, but now it's being dismantled. Work started today on taking Cwm lydia apart, with the extra buildings and track along with the number of large locos too I have decided to take it apart and start on a new larger layout, here are some photos of the destruction, watch this space for the new layout...

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