The Rail Enthusiast thread

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Mad Doug Biker, 11 May 2013.

  1. DCBassman

    DCBassman Basses or Bikes? Hmmm...

    Personally, I think 25kV electrification is the only way to go. Everything else is just sticking plasters. To do bits of GWR main line, for example, is idiocy.
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  2. mcshroom

    mcshroom Bionic Subsonic

    Egremont, Cumbria
    For mainline yes. Some lines, like ours round the Cumbrian coast are likely to need self powered vehicles for a long while yet though.

    We struggle just stopping certain sections falling into the sea
  3. DCBassman

    DCBassman Basses or Bikes? Hmmm...

    Indeed, not everywhere might be feasible, but it sure needs to spread some...
    These old diesels are the ones needing replacing with fuel cell units.
  4. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    Thought that honour went to Middleton.
    Middleton Railway. The Middleton Railway is the world's oldest continuously working public railway,situated in the English city of Leeds. It was founded in 1758 and is now a heritage railway, run by volunteers from The Middleton Railway Trust Ltd. since 1960.
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  5. Father-in-law is wanting a new hobby (too wet/cold for his Golf)
    Bikes are out of question

    I found him reading a copy of the 'Hornby Magazine'^_^
    I still have a few bits of mine, from younger years, including a few locomotives

    I did, however, put the cat amongst the pigeons by showing him this layout
    It's fantastic!!
    Yes, it is Knaresborough:notworthy:


    I think the difference was, that Middleton was a private venture, simply to transport the coal

    Lake Lock, was a wagonway, & local businesses could pay for transportation of goods
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  6. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    I've the early service sheets, for Hornby. You'll be suprised at how easy it is to get them running, if there's problems.
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  8. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

  9. beepbeep

    beepbeep Well-Known Member

    what a miserable sod!!!
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  10. The law here is that you kind of have the copyright of your face, so if he'd been visible in the image and I'd put it online I'd be in violation of his privacy. But even so...
  11. Yes, the Hornby part number. on the box
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  12. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    B12, 8509.
    Worth £20 - £25.
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  13. Both of them are staying on the shelf
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  14. Paulus

    Paulus Getting older by the minute

    Is the B12 shown the one with a small sound box under the tender to make a chuffing sound and and electric element in the chimney which a light oil was dripped in to make smoke?
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