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by LC&DR
Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: The Real Thing
Topic: Definitions of (G)WR Van terms?
Replies: 3
Views: 80

Re: Definitions of (G)WR Van terms?

It all sounds somewhat imprecise, I am very surprised that standard codes are not used, but then this is the Western Region, which always had an odd way of working. A small van may well indicate a vanfit which describes a small goods van with vacuum brake but it could equally refer to a short passen...
by LC&DR
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: The Real Thing
Topic: Definitions of (G)WR Van terms?
Replies: 3
Views: 80

Re: Definitions of (G)WR Van terms?

Some GWR telegraph codes are- 4w Special Cattle Box 18’ 6” BEETLE 4w Special Cattle Box 18’ 6” Dual Braked BEETLE A 4w Special Cattle Box 23’ 0” and 26’ 0” with compartment dual braked BEETLE B 4w Special Cattle Box 23’ 0” and 26’ 0” with compartment vacuum braked BEETLE C 4w Fish Van 21’ 0” FISH 4w...
by LC&DR
Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:19 am
Forum: On the workbench
Topic: Identify this loco
Replies: 4
Views: 119

Re: Identify this loco

The wheel arrangement 4-6-4 was a common one for electric locomotives before WW2. Other similar arrangements included 2-6-2, 2-8-2 and 4-8-4. These were particularly common on mainland Europe, and examples could be found in France, Italy and Switzerland. There were similar types in the USA but being...
by LC&DR
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:22 am
Forum: O, G & other large scales
Topic: My new layout
Replies: 16
Views: 200

Re: My new layout

Looks like progress! Good move.

I am waiting for my hands to get better (I have had severe arthritis in my fingers and wrists since January) so I can start on my own indoor Gauge O layout.
by LC&DR
Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: OO 4mm/ft, EM & S4/P4
Topic: See More of Britain!
Replies: 2
Views: 62

Re: See More of Britain!

Great fun, thank you.

Only thing missing was the rain (Ancient British Joke!)
by LC&DR
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Announcements & Notices
Topic: Hattons
Replies: 3
Views: 157

Re: Hattons

All shops not selling essential goods (food or medication) are to close for three weeks (minimum) and no-one is allowed to go out except for essential purposes, (e.g. food shopping, medical purposes or essential employment) either.

We have got to hunker down and wait for the plague to run its course.
by LC&DR
Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: OO 4mm/ft, EM & S4/P4
Topic: Replacement wheels for Lima OO coaches?
Replies: 7
Views: 896

Re: Replacement wheels for Lima OO coaches?

Word of caution, some Lima axles I have found are different length over pin-points to those of Hornby and Bachmann.
by LC&DR
Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Model railway constructor magazine
Replies: 14
Views: 252

Re: Model railway constructor magazine

The Model Railway Constructor was certainly one of my top favourites. Not least because a few of my friends actually contributed to it. The Railway Modeller I thought was better in those days too, as to was Model Railway News which was renamed Model Railways, but has now folded. I now regularly take...
by LC&DR
Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: Correct track layout question.
Replies: 1
Views: 92

Re: Correct track layout question.

How long is a piece of string?! The layout of a station will depend upon the available land, and the purpose to which it is to be put. It may also depend upon roads and waterways crossing the line where bridges and level crossings might be required. A station where trains pass (e.g. Arley, Levisham ...
by LC&DR
Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Books & Magazines
Topic: Printing and publication of Railway Mags in the current health crisis
Replies: 6
Views: 116

Re: Printing and publication of Railway Mags in the current health crisis

As someone who has edited magazines myself I did most of my work in the comfort of my home and the internet enabled me to receive and send copy remotely. Understandably the printer had to go in to 'the office' but I would expect most print shops will only employ relatively small numbers, printing, c...