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TonyMay

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  1. Usually newcomers are concerned abuot DC v DCC, not 2-rail v 3-rail.
  2. It looks like a boiler stuck on top of a wagon chassis, with no means of converting the power from the boiler into kinetic energy.
  3. Don't forget that slopes on a corner are worse than slopes on a straight because there's more wheel-chafing. That slope is definitely on a corner.
  4. My thought is that the station (4 platforms) is disproportionate to the single-track line, it looks like you're trying to maximise the station size by having lots of platforms, but I don;t think this is a good idea. I'd also consider ditching the reversing loop entirely, as this simplifies things and allows you to have more storage. Just have clockwise and anti-clockwise trains.
  5. Yes, but that means introducing an unsightly kink in the track. If you put the whole thing on a slight curve (it only needs to be a few degrees), then the change is hardly noticeable.
  6. Yes, but this is the design forum, so are you going to revise the design towards a workable design that reflects prototype practice?
  7. Not only that; the other thing that's noticeably different on the Hornby/LMS version is the smokebox door. Apart from the length issue of course, but that's less easily fixed.
  8. You have... and yet you haven't. You asked about livery, but really the defining feature of wartime livery was dirt. Labour shortages put cleaning way down the priority list. IMHO, it could use weathering.
  9. You have... and yet you haven't. You asked about livery, but really the defining feature of wartime livery was dirt. Labour shortages put cleaning way down the priority list. IMHO, it could use weathering.
  10. AFAICT the LNER adopted NE as wagon markings during the war: https://www.lner.info/article/liveries/livery.php So, It's entirely prototypical to see a wagon in the early 1950s still carrying pre-1948 markings.
  11. You appear to be struggling with the basic concept of generic coaches. I think the four wheel brake third (or "brake ferd" as the Hattons bloke calls them) would look good in SD&JR blue, regardless of actual authenticity.
  12. Actually I would worry about this. Developing a theme now will make it not look so "wrong" later. 1970s/80s BR blue would seem to fit the stock you've got now. But you could make a change to 1950s/1960s BR era. GWR 1930s is also generally well-catered for, but not so much the other big four companies. The "problem" with modern stock is that it tends to be loooooong, and coaches on 2nd radius curves look... interesting. Actually what I'd consider is going for is O16.5, with bodies. Or take a look at the little Hattons coaches with something appropriate -
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