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    Signalling, Steam and early diesel. BR(WR AND LMR) Mid 50's to mid 60's. branchlines, small DC layouts.Mech Signalling.
    Radar and Radar Systems-(ex RAF TG12. 'scopie').1950-1960's road vehicles. Military Aircraft and radio communications.

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  1. You could be correct Karhedron. There is evidence of water all around the wheels of this tanker (which is also chocked at its wheels) and it is standing on a concrete apron, so obviously has had a washout. Regards, sigtech Steve.
  2. I tend to agree with John - the only photo i have seen of this, is one at St Erth, where the creamery worker is seen standing on the access catwalk of a tanker and is holding a thin vertical flexible white pipe connecting to what appears to be a run of stainless steel pipework routed into the building.There seems to be some sort of cover over the open tank filler, with the white pipe inserted through a small aperture in it. Regards SIGTECH Steve.
  3. Hello Keith, I've been following this discussion since it started, as I'm a great fan of Harlequin (Phil's) drawings, and also own a small (6'7'' x 5'2") BLT. My layout 'Sproston', is on here under the blog of 'Sigtech', a contraction of my previous job title under Network Rail, Amec and previously British Rail. The layout is in the loft, oo gauge, and uses two interior flush doors - fixed together in a wooden frame as its baseboard. The trackplan is very similar to the terminal station - u- 4 track fiddle yard, you are discussing. This is the plan drawn in 'Anyrail'. Regards, SIGTECH Steve.
  4. Please ignore my earlier comment regarding Ramsgate Harbour station, William - I realize now after reading the layout planning section of RMWEB that we are talking about Bromley North...Interesting track layout.. Regards, SIGTECH Steve.
  5. The close up photos and part plan - is this Ramsgate Harbour (LC&DR) station in the 1880S ? Just curious, as the station had an unusually cramped track layout. Regards, SIGTECH, Steve.
  6. Hello Job - nice to hear from you, and thanks for your kind remarks, ( i really must get round to having another look at your superb blog...) Like you, I find myself on here less frequent than I used to. Have just finished building a' Coopercraft' Taskers tanker trailer, obtained via Ebay. I've finished it in a pale straw yellow - supposedly it is a second hand unit belonging to the local Pig farmer, and used to collect the whey produced from the cheese making process at the Creamery. Regards, Steve.
  7. Hello again. very little new here to report- except for the latest pictures of the new signalling... ( at last lower quadrant inner home bracket signals! ) and the arrival and refurbishment ( via EBAY ) of an ex LMS. 42' bogie CCT, ( LIMA ) finished in BR. maroon, more npccs....!
  8. Thank you both, gentlemen, for your prompt replies. Having now spent some more time 'digging' you appear to be both 'spot on', - looks like it originally appeared around about 1937, and seems to be connected to the manufacturer 'DESMO'. The original remaining steel plates do appear on EBAY and sell for rediculous prices, to collectors and vintage car or lorry enthusiasts. - (£170 in mint condition.... - and in its original packaging - a brown paper bag)!! Thanks for your help - i knew RMWEB would not let me down!! Regards, SIGTECH, (Steve).
  9. Can anyone help, i've spent the afternoon searching the net for answers but to no avail. I have a Coopercraft tanker trailer that I am assembling, - It will hopefully become a pigs whey trailer, does anyone know what colour the 'T' plate on the L.H. side at the rear of the trailer would be? also what time period was this plate valid/used for ( in UK road traffic history). Thanks. Regards SIGTECH. Steve.
  10. Thanks, Chris for your very kind comments - I've been following your blog since you started building Berry Pomeroy, - your little branch line terminus is great. The biggest problem for me is having more stock ( 90 items) than I can store on the layout, though most of it does get used if I run a full weeks timetable sequence. Regards, Steve.
  11. Just to add to the list, the Bachmann Ivatt 2mt 'Mickey Mouse' mogul has a coal load that can be easily removed, and appears to have a correctly shaped coal space beneath it. I simply put a small amount of real coal in the bottom to depict the loco at the end of its shift. I have fitted all my stock of steam locos with real coal, mostly just a thin layer glued on top of the existing moulded stuff, improves the look no end - the plastic coal just looks too uniform and shiny. Regards Steve
  12. Hello Johnster, no crossed wires thank goodness, I agree with you - just tried to put it in a couple of sentances for breivity. The reference to 'checkrails' problem was to alert people to the possibility of an expensive disaster occurring!!
  13. Hi Andy , some things are just a step too far when you are retired!! but yes I had noticed the 'faux par' with no.8 points set reverse (reading to the bay) and no2. down main to no1. platform home showing'off.'- The mistake has been corrected in the photo library, the offending signal now showing off with 8 points normal. The s&t have been told to get there finger out!! Regards, Steve.
  14. If you read back through the thread you will see an item by "Checkrail" where he describes the problem inherent with removing the base from the signal, in a couple of words DON'T TRY.- get it in absolutely the right position in relation to the signals base BEFORE you click it into place, I did'nt have any problem, - but then I didn't have to remove and reposition it...
  15. Here we are as requested - 1 trackplan of 'Sproston' drawn using 'Anyrail' track planning software, - it's about 6'8" by 5'1" . Baseboard made from two flush pannelled doors fixed together with a wooden frame around them and mounted on timber legs in the loft. Regards SIGTECH.
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