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  1. Hi All My challenge entry initially made excellent progress, but due to pressures of work I've done nothing on it all week. I fear that it won’t be finished or complete enough to allow entry. But I must say that the idea has started me thinking on new lines, quite literally and has enthused my modelling again, thanks RMWeb. Elisa
  2. Thank you Julie, for letting me post some of my material on your blog following the problems with loosing my phone, and thus temporally loosing control of my email account. Lisa
  3. Nice one Julie, with some tidying up and a coat of paint you will have a presentable and unusual passanger train. What colour will they be finished in? Lisa
  4. What causes the slackening of speed, whilst negotiating a curve is the flange on the wheel on the outside of the curve rail coming into contact with the inside face of said rail. That is why on the prototype the a check rail is place alongside the inner rail, to pull the wheelsets across to prevent the out wheel flange coming into contact with the rail edge. Lisa
  5. Have you concidered the Portway model, http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/81305-portwey/? Lisa
  6. Is clovelly Road going to be a pointless layout? Lisa
  7. It dosn't look like an iPhone? Lisa
  8. I think the tool has define modelling potential. Can thin plastic sheet be cut using one?
  9. Please remind me NOT to shop at Buffers!
  10. I think your layout discussion is one of the best in the boxfile section. Keep up the good work! Lisa
  11. I like it! Looks like 1963. Lisa
  12. Now you have moved the platform to the opposite side of the track, away from the goods yard. It should be possible to move the siding towards the running line, to make more room in the goods yard. Are you going to have a goods shed? Lisa
  13. How are you going to deal with the corners? Lisa
  14. Many passing loops on the GWR system that had bi-directional operation on one loop also had the option of switching out the signal box, when not required. This was controlled with a King lever, this allowed the the signaller to pull off both the Down and Up signals at the same time. Electrically the block instruments were also linked to bypass the switched out boxes instruments. There were special bell codes that the signaller in the box to be switched out used to both the boxes on both sides, which had to be recipricated before switch out. Before the switch out could be started both sections and the loop had to be unoccupied. Lisa
  15. My comment relates to the Dummy which controls exit from the goods loop to the down main. This should be a yellow dummy. This has a yellow strip and shows a yellow aspect when ON and a green when OFF. This can be passed when the crossing to the connect to the goods loop and the down loop is set to allow trains to shunt into the goods shed or adjacent siding and Up or Down trains pass. This is called a Lock-in. The second point controlling access to the goods shed and middle would be controlled by an hand lever. Thus the signalman does not have to pull of the dummy when shunting is in progress in the yard, only when access to the Down loop is required. Many GWR lines had bi-directional signalling at such stations on the Up line, to allow through workings to pass whilst a Down freight trains was being shunted, with the brake van and several wagon in the down loop. These trains could be accepted by the signaller into the section provided the Up line was clear. Without the bi-directional signalling only Up trains can be accepted during a Lock-in situation. The latter is defined when the locomotive and part of the train are in the goods loop and sidings, with the points set to the Up loop with or without part of the train in the Down loop. If an Up train is fully in the Goods loop and sidings an Up or Down train can be accepted. I hope the above helps. I also think that the access points to the Back siding would be further along the loop to allow it to be shunted in Lock-in mode. Lisa
  16. I like it, not often modelled subject a delapitated signal box. Lisa
  17. Hi I am currently on holiday on Alderney. Since I arrived I have visited the railway. I walked the route, not along the track of course. There were no trains running whilst I was near the track. Both of the photographs that are taken looking along the track, were taken from a public road, over a level crossing. The track is largely unbalasted, the sleepers are mostly concrete, the rail is flat bottom. The track sections are bolted together. Interestingly the rails are bolted to the sleepers. The rail joints are not always opposite, following light railway practice, i.e. the rail lengths are not cut. The trains used is composed of 2 1950's underground coaches, which is operated in push pull mode, by an 0-4-0 diesel locomotives. More information can be found at http://www.sbrobinson.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/Images/Alderney/Ald_f.html http://www.alderneyrailway.com/ But please note that the miniature railway no longer runs. Lisa
  18. Lisa

    Nottingham 2014

    I take it from the name sign the location is ex Southern Region?
  19. Lisa

    Nottingham 2014

    I take it from the name sign the location is ex Southern Region?
  20. Lisa

    A Sense of Place

    Like it. I agree with bcnPete that 4 & 5 are the best. I see that pictures 3 & 4 were taken recently, as the yard hut has lost it's roof in the storms. Lisa
  21. I don't think that you've done the group
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