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  1. Alex Pumpherston and the whole area of West Lothian was famous for shale oil I am sure oil was extracted from the shale there is a BBC documentary about this subject I am not sure what kind of oils would be in the tanks but at a guess I would say it would lighter oils rather than the heavy duty heating type oils Dave
  2. Obviously my knowledge of the route is limited where is the first place under the wires loop/sidings etc a loco swap could happen in the current Merehead to Acton route
  3. Guys Do we have a capable electric loco the 92s have struggled on the Caley Sleeper so not sure how they would cope with the jumbo trains
  4. Exactly one of the many reasons why Class 37s are still going strong and lasted longer than newer class 58s
  5. Hi At Warverley the train is split in 3 Aberdeen and Inverness portions leave first leaving the portion for Fort William which has a Day Coach/coaches added this is done by the loco which will haul the train north Sorry not sure how it works at Carstairs or at the London end
  6. All This is a wonderful topic not my region or era but the past few posts with the actual house numbers that were bombed generations lost and brave fireman has really brought it home especially as it was remembrance day last sunday Dave
  7. All I don't have any pics but Thornton Yard to Mossend Cerestar traffic used sometimes have a class 56 on a few bogie wagons a couple of times it was just one wagon.
  8. All I have lurked here for a while but I have now began my own micro layout based on operations at an MOD depot I am using the Crombie branch as the inspiration As this is a micro it will be a small corner of a larger depot
  9. Guys Many Thanks some great posts and pictures I already have some tank wagons and wanted to know if I could use them looks like it was only aviation fuel delivered to the MOD depots by rail after the steam/early diesel era Dave
  10. All I know fuel oil trains were the mainstay of quite a few MOD depots during both wars but when did these trains stop running not talking about the aviation fuel traffic but fuel oil traffic which was for either storage or use by the depot for heating /powering equipment Was there any of these oil trains during Falklands or Gulf War 1 Trying to find out if I can justify oil tanks for my late 80s early 90s MOD micro layout Dave
  11. All Some of Fife Councils planning has been crazy and short sighted they built a new school that was full before it even opened then had to built a costly extension a year or two later. They have approved thousands of new houses without putting in any real facilities. Where they do put said facilities for said housing a new link road plan is cutting through a significant section of a well used country park breaking almost every planning guidelines in the book
  12. Martin Sorry I cant help out of my era very interesting pictures my thoughts are that you could repost on scot-rail.co.uk it's forum for real trains and has gen and discussion about Scottish railways there might be somebody there who can help Dave
  13. Jonny Colas ass 37 work Network Rail Infrastructure test trains all over the UK I think they run in each region every 3 or 4 weeks usually top n tail 37s
  14. Ralf I would model a small corner of a larger NCB perhaps where there is or was a shed for repairing wagons Many of larger sites had large internal railway system with their own wagons so these could be shunted about along with some mainline coal wagons or hoppers Try Ashington in the North East or any of the Welsh Valley pits and also the Weymes Private Railway for inspiration Dave
  15. All Did lack of air mean a rescue loco was no use in this situation or was it lack of rescue loco Shouldn't need Thunderbird locos with new trains but would be sensible to have one stabled half way
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