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Forum: Say Hello 27th October 2021, 07:40
Replies: 7
Views: 434
Posted By hereward
Thanks Spydarman, I was talking to a man in...

Thanks Spydarman, I was talking to a man in Australia, he wanted to marry a Japanese woman, he was told he would have to take her to Australia, they would not be allowed to live in Japan. She didn't...
Forum: Say Hello 26th October 2021, 17:54
Replies: 7
Views: 434
Posted By hereward
Are you of Japanese origin, I heard it is not...

Are you of Japanese origin, I heard it is not possible to just go and live in Japan - Thanks
Forum: Say Hello 22nd October 2021, 20:11
Replies: 8
Views: 485
Posted By hereward
I agree with boilersuit 53xx. The 3rd number must...

I agree with boilersuit 53xx. The 3rd number must be 7 so it can only be 5370/1/5 or 7 looks like 1 to me also. There are 22 locos in the class with 7 as the 3rd number, according to my 1944 Ian...
Forum: Railway Modelling 20th September 2021, 19:36
Replies: 9
Views: 6,068
Posted By hereward
They look quite good to me.

They look quite good to me.
Forum: Railway News from around the World 17th September 2021, 13:02
Replies: 10
Views: 688
Posted By hereward
That “deadman” probably came from lorries, up...

That “deadman” probably came from lorries, up until the early 1970’s articulators had a horizontal lever called a deadman to work the parking brake because they were not air operated. Talking to a...
Forum: Freight Operations and Observations 26th July 2021, 13:28
Replies: 11
Views: 728
Posted By hereward
Thanks Steve - you wouldn't think I would have to...

Thanks Steve - you wouldn't think I would have to struggle; my daughter has a Bsc degree in Computer Science and my son is a computer technician, but they are always too busy.
Forum: Freight Operations and Observations 25th July 2021, 07:24
Replies: 11
Views: 728
Posted By hereward
Steve - That works - now can you tell me why I...

Steve - That works - now can you tell me why I can't copy and paste, and can't print a document, - Cheers!
Forum: Freight Operations and Observations 24th July 2021, 07:42
Replies: 11
Views: 728
Posted By hereward
The link just freezes in a blur when I click on...

The link just freezes in a blur when I click on it! Steve is back, I was getting worried.
Forum: Freight Operations and Observations 11th June 2021, 08:55
Replies: 3
Views: 1,836
Posted By hereward
There is an inclined plane marked on a map from...

There is an inclined plane marked on a map from the late 19th Century going down from the Wyrley and Essington Canal to or near the Anson Branch of the Walsall Canal. I can’t find anything about it...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 10th June 2021, 08:07
Replies: 8
Views: 922
Posted By hereward
That is a handsome machine, these Ausies have an...

That is a handsome machine, these Ausies have an unknown talent for design. I have seen some Holden car designs, mostly concept, they would put the Italians to shame.
Forum: Railway News from around the World 25th April 2021, 08:24
Replies: 14
Views: 1,526
Posted By hereward
Fourcandles

Fourcandles
Forum: Railway News from around the World 19th April 2021, 20:18
Replies: 14
Views: 1,526
Posted By hereward
Steve will have us all fluent in Oz soon. We only...

Steve will have us all fluent in Oz soon. We only had chicken at Christmas, but there were plenty of rabbits in the shops. They have completely disappeared now, last one I had was in the 1960's,...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 18th April 2021, 08:32
Replies: 14
Views: 1,526
Posted By hereward
I always thought it was a fictitious place like...

I always thought it was a fictitious place like Bongo Bongo in Africa. It is really a place it is up the road from Gumly Gumly.
Forum: Narrow Gauge 4th April 2021, 14:25
Replies: 4
Views: 892
Posted By hereward
Roger, in your article it does say the Stronach...

Roger, in your article it does say the Stronach Dutton removes the weight of the loco from the rails so more flimsy rails can be used. The Brandt system puts all the truck weight onto the rails, as...
Forum: Narrow Gauge 3rd April 2021, 21:25
Replies: 4
Views: 892
Posted By hereward
There are a few videos of the Brandt Hi Rail...

There are a few videos of the Brandt Hi Rail Truck, in USA, on YouTube, similar idea still in use.
Forum: Railway News from around the World 20th March 2021, 23:27
Replies: 4
Views: 500
Posted By hereward
I did Settle to Appleby by diesel on a coach...

I did Settle to Appleby by diesel on a coach holiday to the Lakes. Still want to do the full journey steam hauled.
Forum: Say Hello 6th March 2021, 12:20
Replies: 7
Views: 1,038
Posted By hereward
I think the GCR was built to the continental...

I think the GCR was built to the continental loading gauge.
Forum: Narrow Gauge 7th February 2021, 09:02
Replies: 42
Views: 13,866
Posted By hereward
Isn’t that an amazing amount of profit. I recall...

Isn’t that an amazing amount of profit. I recall when a kid an uncle (more of a brother) worked on the railway, he said they were recruiting staff in East Africa; he talked about us going and the...
Forum: Freight Operations and Observations 1st February 2021, 21:18
Replies: 1
Views: 702
Posted By hereward
I hadn’t thought about it before, but I must have...

I hadn’t thought about it before, but I must have been confusing a marshalling yard with a junction. Back in the day, next to Clapham and one in America, Bescot was claimed to be the third biggest...
Forum: Freight Operations and Observations 17th January 2021, 09:23
Replies: 1
Views: 1,028
Posted By hereward
Thanks for that Roger, very interesting. It...

Thanks for that Roger, very interesting. It brings back memories of queuing at the local gas works in a line of prams, pushchairs and wheelbarrows for a sack of coke. Coal was rationed until 1957 but...
Forum: Freight Operations and Observations 28th December 2020, 18:49
Replies: 7
Views: 1,439
Posted By hereward
Back in the 1950's the kids used to say: "They...

Back in the 1950's the kids used to say: "They have freight trains a mile long in the USA."
Forum: Railway Forum TV Discussion 10th December 2020, 18:41
Replies: 43
Views: 7,014
Posted By hereward
Thanks BW, signals can be heavy, a railway man...

Thanks BW, signals can be heavy, a railway man told me everything is heavy on the railway - except the wage packets.
Forum: Railway Forum TV Discussion 8th December 2020, 11:41
Replies: 43
Views: 7,014
Posted By hereward
Back in the day I had a few dates with Julie...

Back in the day I had a few dates with Julie Andrews (no not that one) she said a youth club in her town had wanted to engage the Beatles, but they wanted £30 plus their clothes cleaned, the club...
Forum: Railway Forum TV Discussion 5th December 2020, 10:01
Replies: 43
Views: 7,014
Posted By hereward
Thanks Tony, this must be the most informative...

Thanks Tony, this must be the most informative forum on the net.
Forum: Railway Forum TV Discussion 5th December 2020, 09:56
Replies: 43
Views: 7,014
Posted By hereward
It’s definitely not the Beatles Steve, Paul...

It’s definitely not the Beatles Steve, Paul McCartney is unmistakable. Listening to the Tremeloes and that one I’m not sure, but then I am not much good at that, I didn’t realise “A Whiter Shade of...
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