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Titanius Anglesmith

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  1. Im not sure if this will help or muddy the waters further, but..... Some companies placed their lever frames at the rear of the 'box, in which case your signalman will be facing the same way as your operator. Would that make the numbering easier to follow for the operator?
  2. Where I'm from we've always called it a tie plate, but you've got me wondering now whether that's just a local colloquialism. When I'm back at the coal face I'll have to check some official documentation
  3. Under the circumstances of the thread I'm a bit surprised there's been no mention of the tie plate. If I may be so bold to add, the tie plate is the flat metal plate beneath the first pair of slide chairs. It's purpose is to hold the road to gauge (like the temporary tie bar). I dont know the the etymology of the term "stretcher", but I notice that the bars holding the legs of a chair or table together are also known as stretchers.
  4. At first glance I thought that photo was real It was only the Encombe Daries sign that gave it away
  5. Just a thought.... If the cattle dock siding is just that, I completely agree. But if it's a passenger bay then the upper trap point is needed.
  6. Likewise the bottom-most trap on the goods(?) siding; it's not required because the headshunt forms the trap. Watching with interest, I like an LMS layout
  7. Thames Haven on the LT&SR. The station itself is long since demolished but the associated sidings still exist.
  8. You probably know this already, but there already is a line through Ruislip depot connecting the Met to the Central. It’s used for transferring engineer’s trains between the two (and to the network beyond). Most (all?) of the new S Stock was delivered via NR to the depot and then over that link onto the Met. In the past Hillingdon Council have pushed for the link to be upgraded and used for through-trains from Uxbridge onto the Central line.
  9. Looks like an interesting prototype!
  10. Indeed, there’s around 100 one-unders a year on the London Underground alone, mostly fatal. We had two just yesterday.
  11. When it comes to real railways I'm not very well travelled, but living in Essex (and my wife being a former Maldonite) has led to the Wickham Bishops trestle bridge as being one of my favourite locations. I can't wait to see your interpretation of it! Just last weekend I was reading that drivers used to whistle on the approach to the bridge, as a warning to the termites to link arms and take the strain! The whole Maldon branch in fact is full of modelling potential.
  12. I must confess my motives are entirely selfish. I am presently tied up with a few other (non-modelling) projects, but in the mean time I am contemplating my first layout. The Berrow - East Brent trackplan ticks a lot of boxes for me. What I don't intend is to build a faithful reproduction, but rather something heavily inspired by Berrow.
  13. I can't speak for theatres or restaurants, but it's definitely still the standard warning on London Underground (albeit, Mr Sands has been promoted to an Inspector)
  14. No apology needed, I'm finding it quite interesting
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