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1 hour ago, AlfaZagato said:

Was that route electrified? Or were they moved as traffic?  

 

Both.

 

Pic shows South Gosforth carriage sheds. Third rails are visible. They worked alternate rotas and could be seen being hauled by both diesel or steam shunters between turns.

 

Better image here:

 

https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/gallery/the-story-of-the-metro-7289140

 

and here...

 

https://flic.kr/p/ZExybE

 

and a bit of history.

 

https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/history/gallery/unseen-photographs-throw-new-light-23935529

 

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Notwithstanding what's said on the accompanying booklet [and reproduced in the OP] Trafalgar yard was east, not north of Central Station. In simple terms its on the south side of the East Coast Main Line, while the much bigger Manors yard was adjacent on the north side. I don't know whether it was possible to cross between the two under power, but once on the Manors side the line all the way up to the car sheds was electrified with a third rail

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Just going through the roster putting anything that's not had a run for a while on the LT tester (The joys of shift work 👍) and have the NER electric 26500 running - what a fabulous model - well done Locomotion, Rails & Heljan 👌

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I'm still tempted with this loco and with the Locomotion version being reduced I might get one.

 

Anyone know if you need a special decoder for this loco?

 

Thanks

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On 20/03/2024 at 18:03, Peter749 said:

I'm still tempted with this loco and with the Locomotion version being reduced I might get one.

 

Anyone know if you need a special decoder for this loco?

 

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Good question on the decoder!

 

I am hoping Rails do an Easter sale and we might see further reductions on theirs.

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Don't think it needs anything special decoder wise, theres no fancy lighting functions.

 

 

Locomotion were selling them for £100 at Ally Pally, kinda regretting not grabbing one at that price.

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They were £150 on the stand at Model Rail Scotland but heading to York. If they are at £100 I will definitely get one.

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Does anyone know a suitable ModelU stand-in for a driver? The cab is very big and well illuminated, making the absence of crew more obvious. Does anyone know if they ran with a second-man?

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