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by LC&DR
Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:43 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Embankments..
Replies: 20
Views: 446

Re: Embankments..

https://i.postimg.cc/F791byKr/Perry-Street01.png This picture may help, Here about the embankment is higher than the roofs of houses nearby, about 20 - 25 feet above the surrounding land . The surrounding area is clay over chalk, and the embankment was constructed from material excavated from cutti...
by LC&DR
Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:42 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Coal yard sidings
Replies: 4
Views: 133

Re: Coal yard sidings

You may like to read the attached extract from Modern Railways from 1963. Dealing with a new CCD at Chessington.

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by LC&DR
Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:33 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Coal yard sidings
Replies: 4
Views: 133

Re: Coal yard sidings

Originally a coal yard would be a fairly simple arrangement where loaded coal wagons would be unloaded by men with shovels, the coal being shovelled out of the side door, and placed in sacks on a set of scales standing alongside. These sacks would then be placed on the coalman's cart and delivered t...
by LC&DR
Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:51 am
Forum: The Real Thing
Topic: Where to use a Weighbridge?
Replies: 8
Views: 153

Re: Where to use a Weighbridge?

Weighbridges were an integral part of a private siding, far more so than a station goods yard. Before a loaded wagon could be despatched a consignment note was required and it was usual for a certified weigh-bill to be produced beforehand so that the weight could be accurately declared and entered o...
by LC&DR
Fri Dec 25, 2020 3:57 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: It must be Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 553

Re: It must be Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Classic!
by LC&DR
Thu Dec 24, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: It must be Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 553

Re: It must be Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I hope it goes better for you than it went for me. All week there has been a drip from the boiler on to the worktop underneath. The water was penetrating into the cupboard underneath. I called British Gas, with whom I have a service agreement and Tuesday afternoon an engineer called. She fixed the l...
by LC&DR
Tue Dec 22, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Forum Zoom Meeting – Monday 21st December 2020 at 8.30pm
Replies: 26
Views: 1543

Re: Forum Zoom Meeting – Monday 21st December 2020 at 8.30pm

Sorry I missed it, other pressures (actually because I had so little sleep the night before I fell asleep in the armchair, and when I woke up I forgot all about it) :oops:

Sign of old age creeping on!
by LC&DR
Mon Dec 14, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: The Real Thing
Topic: A modelling challenge?
Replies: 5
Views: 715

Re: A modelling challenge?

Certainly spectacular, and proving very popular. Heritage railways are better placed to manage social distancing if they use the old fashioned corridor carriages. I noticed on Railcam that the Romney Hythe and Dymchurch are running plenty of Santa Specials at weekends. Lets hope they can recoup the ...
by LC&DR
Mon Dec 14, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Manufacturers Wish List
Topic: Early Steam and Early Electrics
Replies: 5
Views: 976

Re: Early Steam and Early Electrics

Early 2-2-0 and 2-2-2 locomotives and early rolling stock would make an interesting basis for pioneering railway layouts. I am not sure how many people would go for them, but a layout featuring them would certainly be attractive. Hopefully early style track for them to run on too. Turning now to ear...
by LC&DR
Mon Dec 14, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: OO 4mm/ft, EM & S4/P4
Topic: Speed of train
Replies: 6
Views: 999

Re: Speed of train

It isn't so much the speed as the remarkable ability of a model train to stay on the line through curves which are far tighter than would ever be found in the real world. A Second Radius curve is nearly a scale 110 foot radius whereas on the real railway the tightest curve are 330 feet and trains go...