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Offline Bealman

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1020 on: August 09, 2018, 11:48:39 am »
Lovely photo!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1021 on: August 09, 2018, 04:39:10 pm »
You can have fitted wagons in an unfitted train but not vice versa.
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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1022 on: August 09, 2018, 07:18:48 pm »
Surely fitted can go behind the engine, with unfitted following, and a grey guards van?
That's how I run mine.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1023 on: August 09, 2018, 08:16:20 pm »
My understanding is a minimum of four fitted after the engine and any mix of fitted (though obviously not piped) and unfitted to follow allows the train to run at 35mph. But I'm no expert in such matters!

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1025 on: August 09, 2018, 10:28:48 pm »
I've remembered where I found the info. It's in a book I have on the Kindle, so I'd forgotten I have it. Which goes to show that printed books are more useful than e-books! It's Terry Booker's "Modelling Goods Trains, Goods Sheds and Yards in the Steam Era."

Mixed goods (‘fasts’) These could well be those fast freights running with just a few vacuum-fitted vehicles (a minimum of four) next to the engine. In railway terms this was a ‘fitted head’ and the remaining train could be made up of almost anything required within the working. It is more than justifiable to include other vacuum-braked vehicles within the consist, although their pipes would not be connected. Any mix of vans, sheeted-opens, opens and specialist stock can be sorted behind whatever mixed traffic locomotive is to hand. Indeed, even pure freight locos could be seen, since classes such as the ex-LMS 8F or even the ancient Churchward 28xxs of the Western could easily manage the 35mph maximum assigned to the class D trains. Remember these must carry the proper three-lamped brake van, or two lamps if you are lucky enough to have goods or relief lines on your layout.



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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1026 on: August 09, 2018, 10:37:29 pm »
Another nice photo Roger, looks very good. I must try to remember all this information about train formats, I have not even thought about it yet for my layout. And I prefer paper books I can read, its not that I am old fashioned, I do have a I pad which is very good, you still can not beat a good book in your hands.
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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1027 on: August 14, 2018, 11:42:29 am »
Not much progress made lately, other jobs taking priority. But I have painted and assembled five of the Peco wagon kits so the up loaded coal train is now entirely grey. The bauxites will join nine new ones to form the down empties train - when I have time to paint them. Photos in due course.

A couple of days ago I wanted a picture which required the camera to be over the tracks but not sitting on them. Won't say why! But while the camera was in place I set up this scene, a slightly different view of the layout.



And now it's back to one of the other jobs - the garden...

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1028 on: August 14, 2018, 12:00:38 pm »
Didn't know they had helicams back in those days, Roger!  ;)

Garden? It's winter here, and the Chez Bealman weather station did not record a drop of rain during July. Here we are halfway through August with same lack of result.

Anyway, can't wait to see the full train!  :beers:
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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1029 on: August 14, 2018, 12:05:28 pm »
...the Chez Bealman weather station did not record a drop of rain during July. Here we are halfway through August with same lack of result.

The weather there is actually making the news bulletins over here. Including interviews with farmers who are clearly getting really desperate. Hope you get some rain soon - we've had plenty during the last few days.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1030 on: August 14, 2018, 12:16:22 pm »
Thanks, Roger. We've actually had fund raising functions here in my home town for the last couple of weeks.

Anyway, your layout goes from strength to strength!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1031 on: August 15, 2018, 05:43:30 pm »
We are short of water here in the nw  UK ,which is a bit of a joke really. This is the wettest part of the UK for crying out loud. Regarding your superb layout I now have my NGS magazine,what a good article on your layouts buildings.
Lil Chris
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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1032 on: August 15, 2018, 08:37:05 pm »
We are short of water here in the nw  UK ,which is a bit of a joke really. This is the wettest part of the UK for crying out loud.

But United Utilities waste millions of litres so it doesn't matter if it rained every day.
Hang on, it does........doesn't it? :rain: :rain:

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1033 on: August 17, 2018, 09:22:15 pm »
Some progress to report on the rest of the Peco wagon kits. They're the ones which will form the down empties train and have been painted and weathered. To suggest the remnants of their loads I've added some Humbrol Smoke weathering powder sprinkled onto WS Scenic Cement which was splodged onto the floors. When that had dried I applied some more cement in small areas and dropped in a few pieces of Peco fine grade coal. I hope to get the bodies and chassis together tomorrow. The six wagons at the back of the picture were in the up, loaded, train but have had their loads removed and remnants added, like the new ones. I just noticed that one of the chassis actually belongs to a brake van, still to be painted! Hope I can find the right chassis tomorrow...


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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1034 on: August 17, 2018, 11:00:03 pm »
They look awesome! :thumbsup:

I spotted the brake chassis too, by the way! Second from left.  ;D
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