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sulzer27jd last won the day on October 4 2010

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    Scr BR 1960's
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  1. It's notable that the routes to Aberdeen are not electrified. You know, the "oil capitol of Europe" or in other words the place that pays for everything else.
  2. Beautiful work as always David. I must say though, the photos are so much better without the mountain backscene. It just stands out as wrong when I see it and detracts from your fabulous work. John
  3. When I had Balbeggie Sidings I was running 24-30 wagon trains and had locked up the pivots. They ran perfectly well. As has been said previously, unless you are going down to silly curves, they will run successfully (in fact they run better) with the pivot fixed. John
  4. It was used to describe "Cattle and Sheep Trucks" - Caledonian Railway BoT returns 1877. There were also Carriage Trucks (both open and covered, for the conveyance of horse drawn carriages), Scenery Trucks and Fish Trucks. Covered Milk, Fish and Fruit vehicles were called Vans. The BoT return referred to Carriages, these being collectively known by the Caledonian as Coaching Plant Stock. Luggage Vans were identified separately. There were details of rolling stock for trains of Merchandise and Minerals, made up of wagons; both Goods and Covered Goods, trucks and vans.
  5. Re the Glasgow - Dundee workings, the exceptions to this were on a Sunday. This was totally different re power. Still a St Rollox working, with St Rollox drivers but the power was supplied by Corkerhill. Usually this meant Britannia’s (the Firths) or Clans [The locos were often Polmandie allocated engines, but worked from Corkerhill on the day]. Only three trains on a Sunday and same loco worked the service.
  6. Yes, these were St Rollox workings and generally in the hands of their Caprotti fitted Standard 5's. Dundee B1's were not a feature. Depending on the direction, the use of Dundee locos would indicate either a failure at the Dundee end and they have subbed something on. Or perhaps a loco returning from Glasgow. Generally speaking though, you would expect a St Rollox Standard 5, usually a Caprotti.
  7. Many thanks. I'll give that technique a try.
  8. Very effective worn metalwork. How do you achieve that? John
  9. As we have virtually no freight north of Central Scotland anyway, there is no choice but to use the roads.
  10. It also takes the Edinburgh - Inverness services away from the Fife chokepoints. This seems more likely to be a line capacity issue rather than any kind of service reduction. Those that write the timetables through Fife consistently seem to be able to squeeze that last drops out of the network.
  11. People generally avoiding public transport I suspect.
  12. Actually our roads are considerably busier than they they were before all of this kicked off.
  13. The Government already has and Scotrail trains do not get rebranded.
  14. The Hornby wagon is a reasonable stab at the lettering which should be the same as the plank width. Some seem to have just had the number , but others (perhaps earlier) had "No 1" but overall the same size. Have a look here John
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