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by LC&DR
Sun May 02, 2021 6:00 pm
Forum: The Real Thing
Topic: Would a Class 50 be seen here?
Replies: 8
Views: 1214

Re: Would a Class 50 be seen here?

There is absolutely no reason why a class 50 could not have visited Hither Green and although I have not seen any reports as such various classes did arrive here over the years on transfer moves. Difficulty arises with driver traction knowledge so unless a South Western Division driver had route kno...
by LC&DR
Sun Apr 18, 2021 6:38 pm
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: Funicular railway
Replies: 15
Views: 2176

Re: Funicular railway

Building a Funicular as a model railway will require quite a bit of ingenuity. The trickiest bit will be making it work. As the track will be laid on a severe gradient the usual model railway propulsion of adhesion is out of the question, so some form of rope working will be essential In model form ...
by LC&DR
Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:55 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Post Office / Parcelforce Scam
Replies: 39
Views: 6838

Re: Post Office / Parcelforce Scam

I get Scam attempts on my mobile and landline as well, at 07:47 this morning I got a call from 07483816287 which consisted of a recorded female voice telling me that my National Insurance number was about to be de-activated! Needless to say I pressed call ended immediately. Then at 10:53 I got a cal...
by LC&DR
Sun Mar 21, 2021 8:34 am
Forum: The Real Thing
Topic: 2nd or 3rd radius?
Replies: 11
Views: 2384

Re: 2nd or 3rd radius?

There is a curve on the Bexleyheath line between Kidbrooke and Eltham (just west of the site of former Eltham Well Hall station) where the radius of the curve is approximately 160 metres. It has a check rail and is restricted to 20mph. In 1972 an express excursion from Margate to Kentish Town hauled...
by LC&DR
Mon Mar 15, 2021 10:48 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Railway signals
Replies: 18
Views: 3678

Re: Railway signals

Unless you are extremely fortunate and have a large barn into which you can build your model railway you will have much less distance to place signals realistically. To give some examples it was usual for a distant signal to be 3/4 of a mile before reaching a home signal, and the clearing point beyo...
by LC&DR
Mon Mar 08, 2021 10:50 am
Forum: Hornby
Topic: Uuuuh, advice please, Hornby Class 71 signage
Replies: 10
Views: 2075

Re: Uuuuh, advice please, Hornby Class 71 signage

Yes I realised it as soon as I posted it, finger trouble, now corrected, well (and very quickly) observed! Of course "S" indicated Sevenoaks. The letter codes were originally intended to match, so far as practical, the destination, or sometimes the route, and was intended to help passengers recognis...
by LC&DR
Mon Mar 08, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: Hornby
Topic: Uuuuh, advice please, Hornby Class 71 signage
Replies: 10
Views: 2075

Re: Uuuuh, advice please, Hornby Class 71 signage

A few illustrations: https://i.postimg.cc/VJy5mNm3/2-Hal-at-Otford.jpg A 2Hal unit passing Otford Junction, in 1944, headcode 94 is for Victoria to Maidstone East https://i.postimg.cc/LhYH5MCR/3-Sub-at-Otford-for-Sevenoaks.jpg A 3 coach suburban unit passing Otford Junction in 1944, heading to Seven...
by LC&DR
Mon Mar 08, 2021 8:21 am
Forum: Hornby
Topic: Uuuuh, advice please, Hornby Class 71 signage
Replies: 10
Views: 2075

Re: Uuuuh, advice please, Hornby Class 71 signage

The history of Southern Railway / Southern Region headcodes is long and complex. It all started with the London and South Western Railway in 1915 who electrified the suburban lines out of Waterloo using the third rail system. The trains composed of three carriages had a driving cab at each end and b...
by LC&DR
Sun Mar 07, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: Hornby
Topic: Uuuuh, advice please, Hornby Class 71 signage
Replies: 10
Views: 2075

Re: Uuuuh, advice please, Hornby Class 71 signage

May I add a description of the two character headcode numbers found on class 71. These are in no way related to the BR four character system which was used on all regions EXCEPT THE SOUTHERN. Between the two driving cab windows at the front of every Southern Region locomotive or multiple unit was a ...
by LC&DR
Mon Feb 22, 2021 7:24 am
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: Advice on branch line junction station
Replies: 7
Views: 1892

Re: Advice on branch line junction station

The proposed layout has all the necessary features for what you are proposing with a bay platform for the local service on to the branch but a facing connection to allow main line trains to get on to it without too much messing about. 1 in 40 is not too bad, the Folkestone Harbour branch was 1 in 30...