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malB

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Thanks for the replies so far Guys. Don't worry LC I hadn't forgotton to leave flangeways or swing space for the point blades.......Wink

malB

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I'm after a bit of advise on, how to model a yard with the track set into a cobbled/tarmaced area. Not all the track will be inset, the track I've used is a selection of set track lengths with set track left, right and Y points as necessary. I've an idea of using cork floor tiles as they are the righ thickness to bring the road surface upto the rail height and use thick card between the rails cut to shape as necessary in the points.  The cork tiles will be in turn coated in turn to look like a road surface.....

malB

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Can but agree with these latest replies. In so much as it seems to have been "highjacked" for want of a better term by one or two [I'd go as far to say] Trolls...........

malB

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OK here's a poser for you. How can you tell if my car is taxed or not these days, as for a couple of years now the DLVA haven't issued Tax Discs' that you stuck on the windscreen?

OK in my case I pay at a higher rate as my car has a 1.8 engine. What's more off thr top of my head I can't remember how much it is, other than I pay monthly by direct debit which in turn costs slightly...... [It's about £180, though as I do it by monthly DD it's about £195]

malB

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For those who don't fancy the rolling road mentioned here. How about this 12 inch to the foot version instead, as for the locomotive involved it is also available in OO too.....

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lwSOdn2bp8

malB

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Indeed yes. The Coop pretty well occupied the whole of that side of the line from Pelaw to Heworth with vairious factories. The last to go [thouigh it had long since ceased to be part of the Coop empire] was the shirt factory towards the Hworth end. Although right up to the end on the side of the building that overlooked the railway it proclaimed "Coop Shirt Factory" in white letteering on a pale blues background above the windows. At the end of the site in the photo there's now and Aldi and Lidl plus housing.......

malB

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Looking at that photo WTD the 'tender tended not to be as effective if propelled ahead of the diesel and also caused problems when stopping at a signal. As it could lead to a "SPAD" [Signal Passed At Danger]. So whilst yes they were propelled if the tender was between the loco and train the added wieght of the train helped with the braking. I've a metal kit of one I've yet to get round to assembling.

The photo also looks like it may have been taken at Pelaw on the line from Newcastle to Sunderland. There was a 3 way junction behind the photographer. The branch to the left went to South Shields and had a third rail for the Tyneside electrics, the line straight ahead went to Sunderland and Teesside, the remaining line that swung off to the right went through Washington and was part of the "Old" East Coast Mainline and connected to the current mainline at Tursdale South of Durham, just North of Ferryhill.

malB

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Whilst I've been beaten to the post. I quite agree with most of the replies. A "friend of a friend" is one of these charaters who if he wants an item floating in the 'Bay he'll keep hitting the "bid" button [i.e. placing a new offer of £x above the other buidders] no matter. When I see an item I tend to take into account the way the bids are going and set myself a limit. So taking into account the post & packaging I'd set a limit of say £15 with a £2:50 excess with the P&P of say another £2:50+/- making it £20.

 

As an example a fellow member of the NYMR/LNERCA had a DVD from Cinerail called Frieght train to Whitby or some such [it covered a frieght trip over what's now the Moors], heput in the 'Bay. I put a couple of bids in, but was outbid. The DVD was eventually sold for [including the £1:50 p&p] for £18, at the time you could buy it new for £20!

malB

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An intersting break down LC. Especially the PO fleet exluding the tanker fleet out numbering the total Southern fleet......Moving on I also wonder how many of the LNER fleet were coal wagons inherited from the North Eastern. As the old North Eastern usually provided a "Pithead to Port" fleet of it's own coal wagons, which were also used to supply coal to where ever merchants had a depot. Grasnted many of the areas collieries had their own internal fleets to especially the bigger outfits like the Ashington Coal Co., Lambton, Hetton & Jociey Collieries [who had running rights into Sunderland from Washington on the "Mainline"].

malB

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Ah! I see your wagon is even older than mine. Being one of the Hornby Duble O made by Meccano jobs, also it should "....lost the eyelet over the years as it's 40+ years old......."

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