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  1. 2.131 The Annandale site, near the English-Scottish border, was judged to be the most operationally suitable, cost-effective and least environmentally impactful solution for a stabling facility. The new facility could stable up to 28 200m HS2 trains. This stabling space at Annandale would be supplemented by a small number of trains being stabled at the existing Polmadie depot near Glasgow. 2.135 Most trains stabled at the Annandale Depot would start and end passenger service at Carlisle. From this document: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/governme
  2. Because it didn't matter about a stove if it was summer? Best Scott.
  3. I have a photo somewhere in one of my books of a Princess Coronation arriving perth from Aberdeen on the afternoon Fish.
  4. I don't think they are snow ploughs, I think they are obstacle deflectors? Best Scott EDIT: From this article https://www.railmagazine.com/trains/current-trains/vivarail-s-grand-designs : 'Safety is an important aspect both for Bates and Vivarail Chairman Adrian Shooter. There is no regulation that says the D-train will need additional strengthening, because the D78-Stock is already approved to run on the railway (so the new train benefits from its ‘grandfather rights’). But Shooter says that the team has still chosen to do it:
  5. I know what you're saying, and I have drawn up scale track plans for both. But it all comes down to space and preservation of open single line running. I do have a version with the Campo station included, it just makes that part of the layout quite deep. I could adjust the relationship between station and yard to be more linear, but I really don't want to do that. One of my "layout of a lifetime" criteria is for the stations to be to scale, whilst the rest of the line can be representative (to a point) if necessary. So I included Brusio with a mind to ha
  6. Well, that's maybe a wee bit disapointing. But really only because the Bachman video suggested August. No worries. Best Scott.
  7. Ripmax used to issue a catalogue not unlike you describe. Even as an adult it illicited many ooohs and aaaahs! I'm not sure if it still exists or if everything is now online. I never did get that large scale RC Cessna 172... Best Scott.
  8. I bet that idea gets batted back and forth...BOOM BOOM!! Seriously, though, that's a great looking shed with plenty room and well lined. Best Scott.
  9. The information I have comes from Hooper's An Illustrated Historical Review: Clayton Type 1 - Class 17. Of those green in 1970, the following were green full yellow by 68: 8562 8586 8598 Of those green in 1970, I THINK the book is saying the following were still with small panels: 8505 8531 - There is actually a photograph of this machine in 1976 (!), still awaiting the torch, in this livery Best Scott
  10. I thought it was a wonderfully realised and presented layout. The presentation in parcticular was excellent. I missed it being for sale...,otherwise... Anyway, good to see another Scottish model and in a period virtually untouched. Best Scott.
  11. 25 examples were green with full yellow ends by July 1968. Still in green at August 1970 were 16 examples. best Scott.
  12. Whoa! Why so prickley?! I acknowledged that the crash site itself was remote (not "comparatively remote") - I was even agreeing with you! However, my point was that locals would have no probelm accessing it, particularly on foot. Despite all that, some of the photos I've seen have been taken from the rail track itself, so that, as Woodenhead suggests, is more likely to be from rescue services. Best Scott.
  13. Despite the suggestion that the location is remote, in terms of getting access to the railway accident site, there are a more than a few dwellings in the area. There are many farm tracks and country paths, if you know the area. Best Scott.
  14. https://www.railadvent.co.uk/2020/08/scotrail-train-crashes-near-stonehaven-reported-injuries-and-engine-fire.html This is just up the line from me at Laurencekirk. Reports from various newspaper websites suggest the train has "fallen down an embankment", nothing to coroborate that yet. The size of the emergency response suggests that there may be a large number of injuries. One source said one death, but again no coroboration as yet. Best Scott.
  15. Yes, that's what I had in mind. I initially wasn' that taken by the Ge4/4 IIIs, but they are growing on me... Best Scott.
  16. Thanks for that background. I have a copy of said book on it's way to me now. Best Scott.
  17. (version 2 (and it won't be the last version, by a long chalk. No sir.) Whilst the stations might be true to life and to scale, I can only see the countryside between them being representative. Lower Level: Campocologno is only the freight terminal part Upper Level: There is plenty vertical height between Bernina and the level below it, so the grade between there and Alp Grum could be relieved somewhat if desired. Best Scott.
  18. I did notice the crane, yes. Thanks for the website info. Some great information there. Best Scott.
  19. Surveying th eline via Google satelite, I've come across this little gem at Campocologno, between Tirano and Brusio. It appears to be a timber loading terminal and a Fuel or oil unloading terminal combined. https://www.google.com/maps/@46.2356554,10.1405043,41a,35y,43.5h/data=!3m1!1e3 It looks like two roads for oil tankers and then there is at least one turnout carrying rails onto the concrete hard standing for the timber. https://www.google.com/maps/@46.2359536,10.1398688,2a,15y,140.21h,87.91t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1stKsovsg32q2_isGJY2wlLQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
  20. I found a website for the Berninabahn model railway. Fantastic stuff!: http://www.berninamodell.ch/index.html Best Scott.
  21. Hi Ian, That is pretty amazing, as you say, and it imagines pretty much perfectly how I saw the top level of my sketch in my mind's eye. It appears the builder(s) has(have) a mideel level for storage and fiddling. I hgadn't thought of that. If I had the space for three levels, I'd beinclined to make it scenic, but then that's always been my trouble, over-ambitiousness. But yes, a brilliant model railway, and the type of thing I've always wanted - a railway system with a prurpose. @David Bell suggested Tirano as a scenic fiddle yard. That's not a bad shout, but what
  22. Thanks for all the replies and thoughts on the current supply, that rather clears things up. It also makes it easier to imagine that my Bernina line might be AC if ther eis a suggestion or supposition that it may happen in tehn real world eventually anyway. I'll just bring it forward, if need be! Best Scott.
  23. I've done quite a bit of reading (albeit online) over the weekend, but still can't find the answer to why the Bernina section of the RhB is DC whilst the rest is AC. Is there are technical and/or practical reason? I would have thought it presents problems with interoperability of stock, and it certainly means segrgated lines and platforms at St Moritz and Pontresina (although I understand there is a platform that can be used for either systems, at the flick of a signallers switch, but obviosulty not both at the same time). So, after amalgamation, why hasn't it been converted to A
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