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Re: Am I mad?
« Reply #30 on: March 01, 2020, 04:00:21 PM »
I think in just 2 short weeks you've answered your own question posed in the OP, Ted :laugh3:

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Re: Am I mad?
« Reply #31 on: March 01, 2020, 04:05:39 PM »
I think in just 2 short weeks you've answered your own question posed in the OP, Ted :laugh3:

Yep!  :D

For someone like me who is very interested in the modelling and running side, but has very limited knowledge of the railways, basing the former on an actual location makes sense.

I can copy the point layout for example, instead of trying to create a 'dream' layout which I don't posses enough knowledge and experience to do!

I also have it under good authority that helices were an actual thing and you could see coal MGRs running around them in the Midlands.  :smiley-laughing: ;D
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« Reply #32 on: March 01, 2020, 04:07:23 PM »
Ted I've never heard of class 26 at shirebrook. 08  20, 25, 31, 38  45, 47s, 56, 58 yes

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« Reply #33 on: March 01, 2020, 04:19:28 PM »
Ted I've never heard of class 26 at shirebrook. 08  20, 25, 31, 38  45, 47s, 56, 58 yes

What about passing through? :(

I have:

2 x 08 BR blue and DB Red (I will respray this)
No 20's just yet.
1 x 25 BR blue
3 x 26 BR blue, Coal and Rf
1 x 27 BR Blue
2 x 33 both in Dutch
2 x 37 in Rf and Dutch
2 x 47 BR blue and Rf
1 x 56 Rf
1 x 57 DRS (this will have to go!)
1 x 58 Coal and Mainline (I'm respraying that to Rf)
1 x 60 Rf
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« Reply #34 on: March 01, 2020, 04:28:44 PM »
It's your layout. Ted. 26s and 27s only worked round london early 60s prior to transferring to Scotland. 20s a definite if modelling Nottinghamshire shirebrook

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« Reply #35 on: March 01, 2020, 04:32:13 PM »
It's your layout. Ted. 26s and 27s only worked round london early 60s prior to transferring to Scotland. 20s a definite if modelling Nottinghamshire shirebrook

Fair comment and thanks for the info.

I just love the 26 in the Rf livery, looks a little like Darth Vader's helmet!

I think this is why I like the class 31 as well, not that I own any... yet (waiting for release).
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« Reply #36 on: March 01, 2020, 04:34:45 PM »
Ok. I model the nw so class 08, 20, 25  31, 40, 47 are key. Plenty of coal. The odd freightliner. Trip freight, speedlink

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« Reply #37 on: March 01, 2020, 04:56:12 PM »
Any ideas what other freight traffic would flow through the area?

Or if there's any resource online that would help me (other than Google!)?
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« Reply #38 on: March 01, 2020, 05:18:05 PM »
Sorry I'm unsure. Google shirebrook freight trains. Plenty of YouTube vids and a rm web : N gauge shirebrook 1980s era layout with links it was modelled,  may help with ideas.. library photos in any railway books

 

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