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by LC&DR
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Tools
Topic: Triang R160 hand uncoupler tool
Replies: 4
Views: 160

Re: Triang R160 hand uncoupler tool

I have some home made from bent aluminium strip. 1.9 MB Uncoupling tools.jpg Check Error
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by LC&DR
Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: On the workbench
Topic: what is it
Replies: 18
Views: 447

Re: what is it

The Trix Dump Car (which it does sound like) came as part of a very clever set. The set included the dump car plus a conveyor gantry which spanned an oval track layout. The dump car dropped its load of 'coal' onto a bin at one end of the gantry and then was taken empty round the layout to the other ...
by LC&DR
Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: On the workbench
Topic: A Question of a Booking Hall
Replies: 2
Views: 103

Re: A Question of a Booking Hall

There are rather too many windows to make this a straightforward 'cut and shut' job. The extreme left hand end (two windows and a door with window over it) is clearly a toilet, and the extreme right hand end (Door with window over and two windows) is clearly meant to be a waiting room. The bit in be...
by LC&DR
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: North Wales
Replies: 11
Views: 431

Re: North Wales

North Wales is a great place for railways too. Rhyl has one of the oldest miniature pleasure lines round Marine Lake. Llandudno has a cable tram which climbs to the top of the Great Orme. The Welsh Highland Railway has a new station in Caernarfon where trains depart for Porthmadog. Llanberis has two...
by LC&DR
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: HO & International
Topic: Tyco Model Train Advertisement
Replies: 3
Views: 221

Re: Tyco Model Train Advertisement

Interesting model railway history, thank you.
by LC&DR
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: HO & International
Topic: Tyco Model Train Advertisement
Replies: 3
Views: 221

Re: Tyco Model Train Advertisement

Well Chops, these advertisements are certainly 'different'! :D They certainly promote play value, I love the shovel loader filling the coal car, now why can't Hornby do one of those?? Interesting too to see electric highway systems alongside the railroad. The adverts look quite old (1960s at least),...
by LC&DR
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: OO 4mm/ft, EM & S4/P4
Topic: How were the GWR 16xx Tank Engines used in the Thames Valley?
Replies: 1
Views: 138

Re: How were the GWR 16xx Tank Engines used in the Thames Valley?

The 16xx were employed on branch lines where axle load, sharp curves and loading gauge restrictions were present. Most of them were in South Wales or at Lydney. One (1646) went to the Scottish Region (60C) for the Dornoch branch. 1605 was briefly on the Midland Region on the Dursley - Coaley branch,...
by LC&DR
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Modelling Techniques - Show & Tell
Topic: Simple Crew Colours.
Replies: 5
Views: 1058

Colour of locos and rolling stock, (was Simple Crew Colours.)

At the O gauge Railway society test track meeting tonight. the topic of colour was raised. This time it was the shade of grey that BR painted their unfitted goods wagons. Opinions were aired that the grey for ex works wagons (e.g. pristine) used by most model manufacturers was too dark. Wagons were ...
by LC&DR
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Modelling Techniques - Show & Tell
Topic: Simple Crew Colours.
Replies: 5
Views: 1058

Re: Simple Crew Colours.

Chops The BR locomotive green was sometimes called 'Deep Bronze Green' but there is a difficulty because as was the practice in those days the workshop paint foreman usually mixed his own colour and variations in shade were possible. A British Standard was issued (BS224) . Diesels were supposed to b...
by LC&DR
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: OO 4mm/ft, EM & S4/P4
Topic: When did the Modern Wagons listed below run on the GW Main Line?
Replies: 3
Views: 158

Re: When did the Modern Wagons listed below run on the GW Main Line?

The following is a rough guide only - HOP24/HUO Introduced 1958 and in use until 1990 when all scrapped. Used mainly in the North East of England, Yorkshire and East Midlands, a few used in in East Kent in 1960s / 1970s. Use on GWML not common, if ever. Unlikely between Slough and Reading. Cemflow/P...