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Forum: Say Hello 23rd November 2022, 15:18
Replies: 5
Views: 196
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Hi Oly, good to have you with us. I look...

Hi Oly, good to have you with us.

I look forward to hearing from you. I don't do rail modelling but I'm a great fan of EMD locos and rail lines in the US. Photos always welcome. :)
Forum: Railway News from around the World 19th November 2022, 21:09
Replies: 1
Views: 220
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Cambridgeshire farmer buys eight old train carriages to turn into Airbnb

Link here..https://www.itv.com/news/anglia/2022-10-28/farmers-airbnb-dream-for-disused-train-carriages
Forum: Railway News from around the World 31st October 2022, 16:28
Replies: 3
Views: 259
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Dying for a wee - literally

This one is close to my heart as I have a tiny bladder and hated working Class 313s which have no onboard toilets. When working on the Northern City Line we had a 6 minute turnround time at Moorgate...
Forum: Say Hello 25th September 2022, 20:04
Replies: 3
Views: 509
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Hi David. Welcome to our group. :)

Hi David. Welcome to our group. :)
Forum: Say Hello 5th August 2022, 08:58
Replies: 4
Views: 447
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Hi Michael & welcome to the forum. I suggest...

Hi Michael & welcome to the forum.

I suggest you speak to a Heritage railway, they have experience of this.

You could try the Carriage and Wagon department at the North Norfolk Railway, they...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 2nd August 2022, 04:56
Replies: 3
Views: 439
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Haha, thanks Philip. We regularly had to stop...

Haha, thanks Philip. We regularly had to stop trains when there were swans or horses/cattle on the line.

But a giant tortoise in Norfolk - that's got to be a first!
Forum: Railway News from around the World 25th July 2022, 10:02
Replies: 12
Views: 971
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Aint evaporation grand? Well, I'll certainly be...

Aint evaporation grand? Well, I'll certainly be doing the 'Miss Wet Teeshirt' thing in future years.

Things took an interesting turn actually. As I mentioned I was really in a bad place on the...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 25th July 2022, 09:45
Replies: 0
Views: 288
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Freight train travelled through red 'danger' signal before crash in Doncaster

Just spotted this on the ITV site......https://www.itv.com/news/calendar/2022-07-22/train-travelled-through-danger-signal-before-crash...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 23rd July 2022, 10:12
Replies: 12
Views: 971
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Journalists - thick as mud but full of...

Journalists - thick as mud but full of self-importance. ;)

And it's not just the running rails. In AC land the OHLE catenary wire expands in high temperatures, causing the contact wire to hang...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 22nd July 2022, 06:21
Replies: 12
Views: 971
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Have to admit I'm with Syd on this one. I really...

Have to admit I'm with Syd on this one. I really hate the heat.

I've only ever experienced 40C once before. That was on Tenerife, but it was at much less humidity than here.

I've inherited the...
Forum: Say Hello 29th June 2022, 08:04
Replies: 3
Views: 584
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Haha. Yes they had very interesting lives. Mine...

Haha. Yes they had very interesting lives. Mine is quite dull by comparison. :D
Forum: Say Hello 28th June 2022, 11:23
Replies: 3
Views: 584
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Hi Lance, and welcome to our forum. I'm...

Hi Lance, and welcome to our forum.

I'm sure someone will help if they're able.

My mother had over 40 novels published in her time - though the urge to write didn't rub off on me. :o

But I...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 28th June 2022, 11:11
Replies: 0
Views: 430
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Amtrak train derailed

Three people have died and more are injured after a passenger train derailed in Missouri in the US, after hitting a dump truck that was blocking a public crossing.

Details here...
...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 22nd June 2022, 13:40
Replies: 3
Views: 503
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Yo Steve, I was wondering where you'd got to. ...

Yo Steve, I was wondering where you'd got to.

Yes this government has a pledge to break the unions, and now they've turned on the railway. This battle has been a long time coming.

The...
Forum: Railway Modelling 14th June 2022, 15:24
Replies: 29
Views: 17,164
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Thanks for sharing your experiences with us...

Thanks for sharing your experiences with us Roger. I admire your meticulous approach.
Also your trackwork, it looks very realistic in the photos.

Keep it coming, best wishes John.
Forum: Events & Dates for your Diary 15th May 2022, 16:49
Replies: 1
Views: 844
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Hi Rollerman, and welcome to the forum. I'll...

Hi Rollerman, and welcome to the forum.

I'll give it a look. I'm on the lookout for a Union Pacific Geep (GP9).

Cheers, John
Forum: Freight Operations and Observations 11th April 2022, 19:16
Replies: 1
Views: 488
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Thanks Philip. This line has been on the...

Thanks Philip.

This line has been on the cards for quite a while.

I don't know how high it is on the railway's shopping list, but I do know that investment everywhere is being cut drastically...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 7th April 2022, 11:11
Replies: 6
Views: 1,029
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
I've found a video of it on Hugetube. ...

I've found a video of it on Hugetube.

Linky...Track Circuit Assistor (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPN2U4K-Q-o)

Cheers, John
Forum: Railway News from around the World 6th April 2022, 19:41
Replies: 6
Views: 1,029
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Yo Steve. 1) I've never seen one, but it...

Yo Steve.

1) I've never seen one, but it did get mentioned on my original rules course in 1999. Here in Blighty, TCA stands for Track Circuit Actuator and they're used mostly on On-Track...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 29th March 2022, 14:24
Replies: 7
Views: 941
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Hi Steve. Yea pretty much everything here is...

Hi Steve.

Yea pretty much everything here is Sharfenburgers ;) now. That pic was from a Class 313 (now deceased, thank Gawd). They were so old that they had an air-drven cam shaft which switched...
Forum: Freight Operations and Observations 29th March 2022, 14:07
Replies: 1
Views: 499
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Thanks Philip. What a good idea. Oh but...

Thanks Philip.

What a good idea.

Oh but wait, it's been done before.....https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Star_Parcels

Cheers, John
Forum: Railway News from around the World 28th March 2022, 11:48
Replies: 7
Views: 941
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Yo Steve Yes I always found it odd that...

Yo Steve

Yes I always found it odd that whilst the vehicles in our EMUs were bolted together with semi-permanent couplings, the air pipes were flexible quick release types with self sealing star...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 26th March 2022, 12:37
Replies: 7
Views: 941
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Yo Steve. I suspect that this train was...

Yo Steve.

I suspect that this train was being driven. I saw a similar thing at Brighton many moons ago. When the leading carriage dropped off the road the driver fell over (he was standing up on a...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 23rd March 2022, 15:37
Replies: 7
Views: 941
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
One in the dirt at Heaton depot disrupts Newcastle train services

A train derailed today during a depot movement.

Link here... https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-60833163

In the photo you'll see an associated position light (shunt signal) below the...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 10th March 2022, 14:54
Replies: 2
Views: 675
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Wrongly built drainage system led to Stonehaven train crash

Ooops, have they done it again? Something wrong with the performance of a Network Rail sub-contractor?

Linky...
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