The Shankly and Gdynia Railway

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Re: The Shankly and Gdynia Railway

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Post by IanAlan » Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:16 pm

King Coal is on the move.
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Re: The Shankly and Gdynia Railway

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Post by Mountain Goat » Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:20 pm

That is a fair length train for the little loco to pull. :)
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Re: The Shankly and Gdynia Railway

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Post by IanAlan » Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:32 pm

Yes MG, it's a powerful little locomotive. Hence its name, Little Giant. It does, however, labour going past the curved point, but I think that this is because I used some flexi-track and made the curve too sharp. I plan to re-lay this ( the infamous To-do List again).

Little Giant belongs to My Friend Stan. When he was last here playing trains, he experimented with adding some weights to give it more traction. These certainly made a big difference to its pulling power and got rid of the wheel slide. I removed the weights for my photo sessions...

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... although I forgot to remove the weight in the cab for the first photo.

Incidently MG, I have read and noted your comments last month in a post in the OO section of the forum about not overloading locomotives with too much added weight as this can cause damage to the gears. I don't want to overdo it.

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Re: The Shankly and Gdynia Railway

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Post by IanAlan » Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:23 pm

Busy Busy
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Still on the Move
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We're Getting There
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Since taking these photos, I've shifted the blue diesel locomotive to the 3rd radius track where it performs much better. You live and learn.

The top photo shows clearly the overhang that eight-wheel carriages have on model railway set track curves.

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Re: The Shankly and Gdynia Railway

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Post by IanAlan » Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:28 pm

Trains, Boats and Automobiles
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Another Day, Another Trainload of Coal
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Windy Miller
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These scenic views show the two smaller road bridges to good effect. They're definitely amongst my favourite scenic features. I 'plan' one day to build up the river banks etc, so that the land drops down to the river as it would in real life. One day.

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Re: The Shankly and Gdynia Railway

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Post by IanAlan » Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:30 pm

People in Motion

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I'm sure that you all noticed that in the third photo there's a straight level crossing on a curve. Something more for the To Do List. I haven't decided yet whether to cut the curve into the crossing or cut some card or plastic to fill the gap.

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Re: The Shankly and Gdynia Railway

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Post by IanAlan » Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:00 pm

Pigs and Sheep
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Scrap Yard
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Poetry in Motion
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Re: The Shankly and Gdynia Railway

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Post by IanAlan » Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:58 pm

Trains
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More Trains
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No Trains
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Re: The Shankly and Gdynia Railway

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Post by IanAlan » Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:53 pm

Patriotic View
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Pigeons-eye View (Hats on)
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View from the Top
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