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by LC&DR
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: North Wales
Replies: 5
Views: 108

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: 134

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: 134

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: 72

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: 912

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: 912

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: 90

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...
by LC&DR
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Types of Model Railway Enthusiast.
Replies: 24
Views: 711

Re: Types of Model Railway Enthusiast.

Thank you PP, kind words indeed, I wish I could confirm I have everything neatly organised, but nothing is further from the truth. I need a house three times larger than I actually do have, to allow me to have everything easily to hand. Books are stored in boxes, some in a shed (or two) . Paper reco...
by LC&DR
Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Types of Model Railway Enthusiast.
Replies: 24
Views: 711

Re: Types of Model Railway Enthusiast.

I suppose most people would accuse me of being obsessed by railways! From a very early age I was fascinated by railways and trains. From my parent's bedroom window I had a grandstand view of a mile or more of railway with a train every 10 minutes. Most of them were electric multiple units, but every...
by LC&DR
Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: The Real Thing
Topic: Excursions by British Rail
Replies: 4
Views: 187

Re: Excursions by British Rail

Back in the 1950s and 1960s the local station used to display paper handbills of future excursions. Somewhere I have kept a few but I would guess others have too. Now mine are no use for excursions from the Midland, as my local station was Southern, but I wouldn't mind betting there will be some on ...