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by LC&DR
Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Modelling Techniques - Show & Tell
Topic: Disabled People Access
Replies: 10
Views: 125

Re: Disabled People Access

Only 78 of London Underground's 270 stations are wheelchair friendly. And still many main line stations are difficult to access.

The train operator has to provide a taxi from a non-accessible station to the nearest accessible station, however they usually demand 24 hours notice.
by LC&DR
Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: Modelling Techniques - Show & Tell
Topic: Disabled People Access
Replies: 10
Views: 125

Re: Disabled People Access

Station design and disabled access has changed dramatically over the years. When stations were first opened in Victorian times scant consideration was given to access by persons with disabilities. It was extremely difficult for anyone with a wheelchair to get on to a train without assistance. Crossi...
by LC&DR
Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: 00/H0 scales??
Replies: 7
Views: 794

Re: 00/H0 scales??

Great stuff Rob, I am sure there are a few of us on here would love to see some photos when you are on with it.
by LC&DR
Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:37 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: 00/H0 scales??
Replies: 7
Views: 794

Re: 00/H0 scales??

One good way to gauge the size of track and platforms is to obtain an Ordinance Survey 1:2500 map (you can get historic maps from old-maps.co.uk and a PDF print costs £16), modern maps from the OS can be a bit pricey. This allows the actual track layout to be measured. Google Earth does also allow u...
by LC&DR
Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: The Real Thing
Topic: Thompson Class A2/3 on the Great Central
Replies: 4
Views: 727

Re: Thompson Class A2/3 on the Great Central

http://www.lner-pacifics.me.uk/

This website may be worth a look.
by LC&DR
Thu Feb 06, 2020 4:26 am
Forum: Announcements & Notices
Topic: Bachmann new releases
Replies: 18
Views: 741

Re: Bachmann new releases

There are two other 'new kids on the block' which are sneaking up behind the big two (Hornby and Bachmann) and the not quite so big two (Dapol and Heljan) , namely Accurascale and Oxford Rail. Starting off fairly modestly they both have released some interesting items and I feel are well worth watch...
by LC&DR
Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: OO 4mm/ft, EM & S4/P4
Topic: Ideas on these locos?
Replies: 6
Views: 235

Re: Ideas on these locos?

Second one is the Triang L1 4-4-0 (R350) from 1960. I have a few of these.
by LC&DR
Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: The Real Thing
Topic: BR and constituents Specially Constructed Wagons
Replies: 5
Views: 132

Re: BR and constituents Specially Constructed Wagons

Part 4 London Midland and Scottish Railway used letter telegraph codes instead of names – Armour Plate – HAX, AZ, AE Gunset – GUNSET MB, GUNSET M Low Machine – U10, U1R Low Machine, Chemical Pan - U10 High Machine – TRK Deep Case Truck – DCK Glass Truck – GLK 4 wheel Flat Trolley – TYK, TYO, TYR Bog...
by LC&DR
Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: The Real Thing
Topic: BR and constituents Specially Constructed Wagons
Replies: 5
Views: 132

Re: BR and constituents Specially Constructed Wagons

London and North Eastern Railway used telegraph codes as follows – Armour Plate Wagon – ARM Bell wagon – BELL for carrying cast church bells. Boiler – BOILER Flat wagon – FLAT Glass wagon – GLASS / WELL GLASS Gunset – GUNSET Machine wagon, high ramped – IMP (Hymac) Machine wagon, low ramped – MAC (L...
by LC&DR
Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: The Real Thing
Topic: BR and constituents Specially Constructed Wagons
Replies: 5
Views: 132

Re: BR and constituents Specially Constructed Wagons

Part 2 Great Western Railway used the following telegraph codes for its Specials – POLLEN – Girder wagon TOTEM – Armour Plate SERPENT – Roll Wagon, Car Truck CROCODILE – Well Trolley, Flat Trolley, Boiler Trolley, Transformer RECTANK – Rectank MOREL – Propellor Trolley LORIOT – Lowmac, 4 wheel Flat ...