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  1. then appropriate to use a well known NZ swear word
  2. How far were backing movements with partially fitted trains allowed? this would be on say branch line or dock complex and not within a yard. I am thinking a (regular) movement where there was no runaround at the terminus and trains are backed from the last runaround- distance 500 yards -a mile. I assume it would need to have a brake van leading the backup movement.
  3. I am overwhelmed with the responses to my question. First of all, I note Catherine spelt with a K and Londoan spelt London. I am hoping for a very rainy weekend (I know Britain is not!)(We have had up to 400 mils and it has put out most of our big fires.) so that I have to stay indoors and can follow-up all the leads you have given me. My thanks
  4. In Disused Stations entry about Minories , there is mention of a branch line to serve St C's and London Docks built in 1864. The only line I can see,on an old map, is a line going off between Lemon St and Minories going to Smithfield- is there another one actually serving the docks as well as the Smithfield ( meat markets, I assume)
  5. sorry about the heavy shunting today-everything seemed to go well
  6. Kym, remember Long Tan.One of your majors who served in Korea,had an inkling and ordered up twice the number of rounds the night before and the grunts applauded later on . Dropshirts indeed!
  7. has the crane been built into the new sequence-breakdown train or major derailment?
  8. Silly me - had noticed the locks but not the narrowboats - apologies
  9. Young Mr Mortimore, Please understand in Australian Polite Society, it is a badge of honour to be able to trace your ancestry to the First or Second Fleets and a mark up if they were convicts not guards. I hasten to add mine came out in about 1929
  10. One of the delights of operating sessions is the ABC classic concerts on Saturday- Yes john , dont worry about scenery but next time I come will bring my own signals
  11. Thank you all. Phil's advice was appropriate in that I have two H & M Clippers and I would have used them to run the loco. I am about to acquire (as well) a couple of GWR 56xxs which are chipped so will need to deal with those too. Nothing is as simple as , in my ignorance, I thoughts . Thanks
  12. recently I acquired a second-hand Atlas MP 15 Loco fitted with a DCC chip and loudspeaker. As I operate with DC I am wondering what to do with this. I understand that the easiest way to deal with it, is to get a DCC user to program it for me to run on DC. If I remove the chip is there anything else I need to do to make it operational on DC?
  13. thankyou 1st Mrs Chesterfield has offered to give me a L&B Manning Wardle for my birthday!! beats haggis
  14. What thickness are your end plates and your module surface- my guess is 12mm
  15. PS just found the discussion on tail lamps so will have to follow that as well Cheers
  16. Thank you for that. I am sorry I have not replied sooner , however some silly person ( politically correct to say " person" downunder)managed to cut a main internet cable mid morning Friday and it was not repaired until early Sunday with a somewhat depleted service available even then. Now I begin to appreciate what you are doing.
  17. Perhaps you might post your current timetable for all to se
  18. Made my day - the light dawns- thank you very much
  19. Additive? you said it. Initial take is that there were few coal trains as such scheduled in 1949 - bit surprising - I am use to 50-60 waggon trains in the Hunter Valley in NSW the equivalent of Wales in 1913
  20. Thank you All. I have found a 1946 WTT which I think will fill the bill. We had a presentation at our BRMA convention in Sydney last weekend on timetables and it sparked my interest in exploring what was available on line. I do appreciate all your help.
  21. I am looking for a source of WTTs for the Welsh Valleys -prewar if possible any pre BR would do .
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