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by LC&DR
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: OO 4mm/ft, EM & S4/P4
Topic: A blind date with an electric...
Replies: 12
Views: 886

Re: A blind date with an electric...

The class 77 (EM2) was the express passenger equivalent of the EM1 (76) Bo+Bo electric which were the mixed traffic mainstay of the Manchester - Sheffield / Wath electrified main line. I was lucky enough to work at Tinsley near Sheffield in the final years when the class 76s were still in service. A...
by LC&DR
Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Water and coal
Replies: 4
Views: 204

Re: Water and coal

Depending upon size industrial railways would have had facilities appropriate to their size. Steam locos required coal and water and on a small system the coal might be kept in an old railway wagon, standing on a siding next to the shed. A water tank might be rectangular or cylindrical and on stilts...
by LC&DR
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Name the mountain.
Replies: 8
Views: 201

Re: Name the mountain.

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I thought it might be here on a cold day. :-)
by LC&DR
Thu Jun 18, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: Signalling, home and distant on same post
Replies: 8
Views: 359

Re: Signalling, home and distant on same post

As well as having a 'distant' signal under a stop signal as a precursor to entering a colour light (TCB) area, acting as the first 'yellow' aspect and repeating a red at the first colour light, another way of doing this was to fit a two or three aspect colour light head beneath the most advanced sto...
by LC&DR
Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: The Real Thing
Topic: Looking for GWR w1/5 cattle wagon plans
Replies: 8
Views: 515

Re: Looking for GWR w1/5 cattle wagon plans

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These are "Diagrams" rather than "General Arrangement Drawings" but may be of some use.

NB I also have diagrams W3, and W7 to W 18 if needed.
by LC&DR
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: Signalling, home and distant on same post
Replies: 8
Views: 359

Re: Signalling, home and distant on same post

Here at Whittington the Starter is 'off' But Barrow Hill South's distant is' 'on'. Not only that but because Barrow Hill Station is only a short way away from Barrow Hill South is only a short way from Barrow Hill Station both these signalmen have 'slots' on the distant at Whittington at least so fa...
by LC&DR
Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: The history of British Chariots: advice please
Replies: 11
Views: 416

Re: The history of British Chariots: advice please

The comment above about trade is pertinent. Britain was a source of raw materials for example tin which was being mined in Cornwall, and was an important component of bronze, as too was copper which was also mined in Britain including parts of Wales. It is probable that tin and copper was being extr...
by LC&DR
Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Narrow Gauge
Topic: Exchange sidings
Replies: 4
Views: 196

Re: Exchange sidings

The Ffestiniog is an excellent example of how traffic could be exchanged between the Narrow and Standard gauge. Minffordd yard was deliberately laid out so that traffic could be exchanged both ways by building platforms and sunken rail roads to bring the floors of the wagons to the same level. In Bl...
by LC&DR
Sun May 31, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Narrow Gauge
Topic: Exchange sidings
Replies: 4
Views: 196

Re: Exchange sidings

I suppose there will be examples of this, but I don't really see the point. Once the goods (e.g. sand) is already in a narrow gauge wagon it seems pointless to tranship it into another narrow gauge wagon. Transhipping into a Standard gauge wagon makes a lot of sense so that it can be sent away on to...
by LC&DR
Sat May 16, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: The Real Thing
Topic: A question about pullmans
Replies: 7
Views: 303

Re: A question about pullmans

New balls please!