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giles b



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking good, Bob. The contours and bridges have a good feel to them.
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Blackcloud Railways



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers Giles. Some more progress on the bridges was made this morning. Superquick, old school but still effective, has provided the masonry. OO scale so the capstones are too small and I'll need to make new ones from the brown paper.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like Giles, I think that looks pretty good to my eye. I rather like the overgrown track, reminds me of Nailsworth in its final days in the early 1960's.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Developments over the last week...

The wagon fleet all Kadee fitted.


A bit of rust.


And a bit of greenery.

When in use as part of a modular layout there will be another link section, identical to the one shown below, immediately beyond the trees.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shunting at Carters Bridge...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcvglJ3r4XE

and picking up the outbound loads.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pretty looking train Bob.

We ought to have a thread of pretty trains, interesting to see what turns up.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Number 8 has been transferred from the FCPyF. She's a dainty little engine in On30, dwarfed by the much bigger moguls and consolidations, but becomes a heftier looking loco in 55n3.



She was modelled as an oil fired loco on the FCPyF but the fuel tank from the tender has got lost in storage. New greedy boards (coffee stirrers, naturally) have converted her to a coal burner on the R&W.

Why are there American locos in the Lake District? The L&B had a Yankee loco so why not?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blackcloud Railways wrote:
Why are there American locos in the Lake District? The L&B had a Yankee loco so why not?


I always thought the reason for "Lyn" being American was that when the L&B wanted to commission her all the British builders' order books were full, so they had to go to Baldwin's. Is this also the reason for those American moguls on the Midland? And why were those 4-4-0Ts on the Highland nicknamed Yankees (I'm fairly sure they were British built)?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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And why were those 4-4-0Ts on the Highland nicknamed Yankees (I'm fairly sure they were British built)?


The wheel arrangement, perhaps?
4-4-0 being a very common US arrangement, which gave the best riding characteristics on indifferent track?

You seem to be right regarding the reason for purchase of US [Baldwin?] locos.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sure you're right, Alastair, that it was the 4-4-0Ts wheel arrangement, rather than their origin, that provided their nickname.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Whyte notation lists 4-4-0 as American, it was the classic Wild West loco.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/4-4-0
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