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Offline Chris in Prague

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Re: Geominster Mainline & Heritage Railway
« Reply #135 on: July 03, 2016, 04:03:26 PM »
Possibly the Dapol 'B' set, too :hmmm:

Yes, of course. I always forget about those as I have mine in a separate box on a different shelf.

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Re: Geominster Mainline & Heritage Railway
« Reply #136 on: July 03, 2016, 04:33:13 PM »
Possibly the Dapol 'B' set, too :hmmm:

That had crossed my mind, ehattons have some quite reasonable price thanks NN. I do have loads of GWR coaches just not been brought up on model railways I am struggling to get to grips with SK RFO etc etc 
Geominster was my first project which has now been dismantled.

Having learnt so much from Geominster this is the new project.

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=30850.0

The original layout progress here
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=18319.msg184399#msg184399

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Re: Geominster Mainline & Heritage Railway
« Reply #137 on: July 03, 2016, 08:06:32 PM »
I am struggling to get to grips with SK RFO etc etc

Please don't go there, George :no:
When I get some stock out to make up a passenger train I have to keep the boxes in the same order as the coaches on the track as I wouldn't know which one goes in which box otherwise :dunce:

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Re: Geominster Mainline & Heritage Railway
« Reply #138 on: July 03, 2016, 08:11:10 PM »
Aha, I mastered that Mick, I have a stock pc programme so i put all the details on there, the code of the box but also the carriage or running number of the coach, I have in the past bought form local shop for a quid a pkt of sticky coloured dots and put one underside of the coach and the same colour on the plastic inner.

Need a magnifying glass though to read the carriage numbers. :-[

What I have not a clue about is the running order :dunce:
Geominster was my first project which has now been dismantled.

Having learnt so much from Geominster this is the new project.

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=30850.0

The original layout progress here
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=18319.msg184399#msg184399

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Re: Geominster Mainline & Heritage Railway
« Reply #139 on: July 03, 2016, 08:27:38 PM »
Looks like I need to expand my Excel spreadsheet with some extra details, George. It's gonna take some time with almost 200 coaches but, hey, I ain't going anywhere in a hurry. Dapol sometimes put the running number on the box label e.g. my Colletts, and I have a magnifying glass :D


What I have not a clue about is the running order :dunce:

I don't worry too much about that as, if anyone complained about my coach formations, there'd be a helluva lot more they could complain about so the door would be shown to them >:D
I have a rough clue about such things and can always call on the forum genii.

Methinks I should have paid more attention to everything in my yoof instead of just the locos.

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Re: Geominster Mainline & Heritage Railway
« Reply #140 on: July 03, 2016, 08:48:46 PM »
Some example train formations from the WR in the 1960s:

The standard formation of six-coach sets (though not all were standard) on Paddington-Birkenhead trains was BSK, SK, FK, SK, SK, BSK, which
changed to BSK, SK, CK, CK, SK, BSK in the September 1964 carriage workings.

"Cambrian Coast Express" 1961 Winter rake - 7 vehicles, all BR standard (Mk 1) coaches in BR WR Chocolate and Cream: BSK, SK, FK, RU, FK, SK, BSK.

BSK = Brake Second Corridor
SK = Second Corridor
FK = First Corridor
CK = Composite [1st/2nd] Corridor
RU = Restaurant (Unclassified)

Note, it was very common to have the brake end at the end of each train for safety reasons.

Other Common Vehicles (Missing From Above):

BCK = Brake Composite Corridor (ideal for a single coach train or, paired with a SK or a BSK, or both, as a two or three-coach train)
RMB = Restaurant Mini Buffet
RFO = Restaurant First Open (a purely seating coach; usually paired with a RU)

BG = Brake Gangwayed
CCT = Covered Carriage Truck
GUV = General Utility Van (Bogie version of CCT)
These last three were used for luggage, mail, parcels, express goods traffic

I hope this helps.
« Last Edit: July 04, 2016, 08:25:43 AM by Chris in Prague, Reason: Updated. »

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Re: Geominster Mainline & Heritage Railway
« Reply #141 on: July 03, 2016, 09:56:23 PM »
Thanks Chris, I have cut and pasted that to Word for future reference. I know I have Heritage Line rights to run in whatever order but nice to have a starting point that would be correct, thanks for that.
Geominster was my first project which has now been dismantled.

Having learnt so much from Geominster this is the new project.

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=30850.0

The original layout progress here
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=18319.msg184399#msg184399

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Re: Geominster Mainline & Heritage Railway
« Reply #142 on: July 03, 2016, 10:00:41 PM »
My pleasure, George. I think the above rakes 'look' right.

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Re: Geominster Mainline & Heritage Railway
« Reply #143 on: July 03, 2016, 10:36:54 PM »
Pasted and copied as well, thanks.
You know you're getting older when your mind makes commitments your body can't meet.
https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=40567.0 125x60 and a bit.
https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=24101.0 Off on a journey

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Re: Geominster Mainline & Heritage Railway
« Reply #144 on: July 08, 2016, 07:42:13 PM »
Well Geominster passengers need some bench seats, nothing really suitable on the market so I decided to make my own, 300gsm card cut the leg sections and the benches, all ready to assemble. The usb shows just how tiny they are. The finished benches will go inside the platform shelters.




The finished article can just be seen drying by the storage box.


Geominster was my first project which has now been dismantled.

Having learnt so much from Geominster this is the new project.

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=30850.0

The original layout progress here
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=18319.msg184399#msg184399

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Re: Geominster Mainline & Heritage Railway
« Reply #145 on: July 08, 2016, 08:24:00 PM »
I think all I need to say is " :goggleeyes:"

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Re: Geominster Mainline & Heritage Railway
« Reply #146 on: July 08, 2016, 08:33:19 PM »
The seats are a little high so I will cut them down slightly before assembling.
Geominster was my first project which has now been dismantled.

Having learnt so much from Geominster this is the new project.

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=30850.0

The original layout progress here
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=18319.msg184399#msg184399

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Re: Geominster Mainline & Heritage Railway
« Reply #147 on: July 08, 2016, 10:18:26 PM »
I'm glad your eyesight is better than mine. I have a tendency to modify my finger tips. :(
You know you're getting older when your mind makes commitments your body can't meet.
https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=40567.0 125x60 and a bit.
https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=24101.0 Off on a journey

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Re: Geominster Mainline & Heritage Railway
« Reply #148 on: July 08, 2016, 10:21:06 PM »
I'm glad your eyesight is better than mine. I have a tendency to modify my finger tips. :(

Not cut by hand, designed on pc and use a cutting machine .
Geominster was my first project which has now been dismantled.

Having learnt so much from Geominster this is the new project.

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=30850.0

The original layout progress here
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=18319.msg184399#msg184399

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Re: Geominster Mainline & Heritage Railway
« Reply #149 on: July 08, 2016, 10:52:35 PM »
 :hellosign: Nice work George, thanks for the updates
regards Derek.

 

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