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5 hours ago, Steven B said:

It can be surprisingly hard to derail a train:

 

Makes you think that with typically larger than scale flanges and wheel tread we really shouldn't be suffering from derailments with our models.

 

Steven B

 

Probably something to do with the fact that while our flanges are larger than scale, the weight of our models is proportionally a lot less.

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Have you ever wished you could run a crazy liveried locomotive on a 1950s steam layout without being subjected to judgmental finger wagging? 

 

You might try one of these specials - 

 

 

 

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5 hours ago, Steven B said:

It can be surprisingly hard to derail a train:

 

Makes you think that with typically larger than scale flanges and wheel tread we really shouldn't be suffering from derailments with our models.

 

Steven B

 

Compare the wheel diameter to the gap and you would realise apart from a bumpy ride that it's not going to derail.

Now try it on a bend!

 

Now if they had undone a fishplate and forced the rail sideways............

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Not sure where else to put it, this thread seems as good as any. The title ("Saving..."), and the way they handle it don't seem to match... Can't help but think if this had been one of the UK heavy haulage firms, they'd have just lined a trailer up with the track it's on and winched it on board with some bridging track.

 

 

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17 hours ago, jonny777 said:

Have you ever wished you could run a crazy liveried locomotive on a 1950s steam layout without being subjected to judgmental finger wagging? 

 

You might try one of these specials - 

 

 

 

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Crops up regularly on RMWeb

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21 hours ago, melmerby said:

Compare the wheel diameter to the gap and you would realise apart from a bumpy ride that it's not going to derail.

Now try it on a bend!

 

Now if they had undone a fishplate and forced the rail sideways............

Whilst it took a long time to get to a full derailment, I noticed the train was getting shorter and shorter.... Resistance Fer, the French Resistance's railway branch had a much simpler technique for 'stopping the job'; they would simply let locos run into the turntable well at the rotonde (roundhouse). 

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37 minutes ago, seraphim said:

Where actually is this - there is a steam loco visible in the distance early on?

 

Utica Children's Museum which were moving to new premises AFAIK without Adirondack 25

https://uticacm.org/

https://uk.gofundme.com/f/save-the-adirondack-25

 

Old location by Utica Station:

https://goo.gl/maps/ExR463nmAabBnM6e9

 

Near the station was NYC Switcher 6721, now also gone.

https://goo.gl/maps/cFQ234Hhm7eHwTNg8

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13 hours ago, russ p said:

 

What a bunch of [email protected], not sure why they seem obsessed with chopping bits out of the pilots

Its obviously not in the best of shape as the motors look to be missing but I can't imagine there are too many RSC2s left so surely worth restoring 

Thought it looked familiar-they are the same as the Portuguese Alcos.

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On 18/12/2020 at 12:58, JDW said:

 

 

 

To be honest, without knowing the full back story & issues involved, some of the comments on here about this video are about as intelligent as one of the comments on the YouTube post itself, asking why they didn't just 'switch on the engine and drive it?'

Certainly no need to stoop to abusive language. 

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I agree there's certainly no NEED to stoop to abusive language .............................. but it does liven up a discussion about idiotic children who should have stayed in their museum.

 

( Yes. I HAVE been involved with moving numerous items of rolling stock - and not once have bits had to be chopped off ! )

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1 hour ago, Wickham Green too said:

Yeah - what do you do with anything Christmas related in Tier 4 ?

 

Our Christmas plan is not affected as it had always been our plan to have Christmas on our own in our own house.  I highly recommend that; instead of the stress of travel and visitors/visiting.

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