Jump to content


  • Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Profile Information

  • Location
    Plymouth UK
  • Interests
    GWR, N Gauge

Recent Profile Visitors

922 profile views

rab's Achievements



  1. I have two lasting memories of my one and only sleeper train experience. One was it seemed like whenever I'd just managed to get to sleep, the train stopped to pick up more coaches, the associated banging and jolting waking me up. The other was the constant smell of diesel fumes.
  2. Especially as some see Cornwall as a country, on a par with Scotland and Wales.
  3. That could also be an entry for the "When the real thing looks like a model" thread
  4. https://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/network-rail-apologises-after-workers-5883461 You can't please all of the people all of the time. In their efforts to get normal services running for the benefit of a lot of people, it seems NR upset one or two locals
  5. So if Scotland becomes independent then joins NATO, our subs can stay at Faslaine???
  6. rab

    EBay madness

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Peco-SL-310-N-Gauge-Metal-conducting-Rail-Joiners-fishplates-for-N-009-/154595666573?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286&mkrid=710-127635-2958-0 £3.50 postage for something you can put in an envelope and post for less than a pound (just).
  7. Sorry, never having been anywhere near an area with electrified lines, ( I've led a very sheltered life )everything was steam or diesel to me.
  8. Local paper just caught up with the news: https://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/devonport-dockyard-could-house-more-5864143
  9. Having done a brake van run on a preserved railway (25 mph max) I don't think I'd fancy doing one in the mainline, running at the speeds needed to keep out of the way of service trains.
  10. Neat way of getting yourself in the photo. Stand in front of the window when you take it.
  11. Is the hopper actually coupled to the DMU or are they just stored on the same track?
  12. "When the real thing looks like a model" is in the UK Prototype Section and there's an awful lot of non-UK stuff in that. I rest my case my lud
  13. Wasn't sure whether to put this here or in the Dawlish thread but, here we go again: https://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/pleas-alternative-train-route-after-5856000
  14. For the sake of the rest of us who find the subject interesting, can we stop the squabbling before the thread gets locked, please!
  • Create New...