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mikeyh



Location : Dordogne France

PostSubject: A couple of questions   Fri Jun 19, 2009 9:02 am

two unconnected questions

1 All my locos are 020's (040 in UK) and any new ones are likely to be the same (possibility of adding 030 perhaps later) On my layout i have some R1 curves. At the most three of them together. Trains are loco/wagon/carriage/carriage or loco and 4 wagons. Any danger there of derailments on the R1's?

2 Totally unrelated. I've searched the 'net and cant find an answer to this; In the latter 19th century when lines were popping up all over France, how did they deliver the locomotives? Especially when certain lines were isolated.
Mikey
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fm12



Location : 87210 Haute Vienne, France

PostSubject: Re: A couple of questions   Fri Jun 19, 2009 9:43 am

Hi Mikey.
Regarding R1s on layouts,most of the time you should have no trouble with either engines or rolling stock.The only exception being custom built stock,in particular I have heard that custom built brasswork bodies on live steam chassis`s can be very problematic,hence this particular stock has little or no value.Now me with my yet to be built layout with R3s minumum could relieve you of any custom brass bodied stock that you could not run Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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mikeyh



Location : Dordogne France

PostSubject: Re: A couple of questions   Fri Jun 19, 2009 9:57 am

Nice try, but No deal!!
mikey
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pjti



Location : Galizano, nr Santander, Nth Spain

PostSubject: Re: A couple of questions   Fri Jun 19, 2009 11:14 am

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2 Totally unrelated. I've searched the 'net and
cant find an answer to this; In the latter 19th century when lines were
popping up all over France, how did they deliver the locomotives?
Especially when certain lines were isolated.
Mike

Mike, can't remember where it but I recently came across a picture/engraving of a small loco on a large wooden cart being hauled by a very large team of horses/mules/oxen.

I also have a feeling that larger locomotives where transported in smaller (lighter) sections and then reassembled at point of delivery.
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PostSubject: Re: A couple of questions   Fri Jun 19, 2009 11:31 am

Sorry can't answer your questions but have one of my own.

How the devil do they get the tube trains on to the rails down the escalators or lifts?

scratch
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Guest



PostSubject: Re: A couple of questions   Fri Jun 19, 2009 11:32 am

Sorry can't answer your questions but have one of my own.

How the devil do they get the tube trains on to the rails down the escalators or lifts?

scratch
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pjti



Location : Galizano, nr Santander, Nth Spain

PostSubject: Re: A couple of questions   Fri Jun 19, 2009 1:17 pm

A more "modern" picture 1949 Glasgow

How about this ? Transport by Cableway
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mikeyh



Location : Dordogne France

PostSubject: Re: A couple of questions   Fri Jun 19, 2009 7:48 pm

Thanks for those Patrick. I like the idea of a large team of mules or oxen carrying a tram loco across country!

Mikey
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