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  • project
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    The problem now is all the new trains for passengers are just buses on bogies, no prime mover(loco) at the front no design skill needed draw a box , mark some windows and cover in pretty vinyl, so you can hand them back for re hire when you fail to make enough cash.

    The HST and APT P, where the last classic pasenger trains, with the class 442 coming 3rd.

    munrobiker
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    Oooft, not seen a 442 before. That is an atrocious looking thing.

    Premier Icon njee20
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    Aka the Plastic Pig!

    PJM1974
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    The problem now is all the new trains for passengers are just buses on bogies

    They’re eye-wateringly expensive though. My season ticket for a month could pay for several Hornby train sets.

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    They’ve got expensive too. A DCC sound equipped Hornby loco is well over £200 with plenty of wagons being over £30 each too! Not just bikes where prices have risen significantly!

    oldboy
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    Big steam fan here, but the old Woodhead line held special childhood memories. The sight and sound of a double headed coal train exploding out of the tunnel at Dunford Bridge was something to behold.

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d0/Class_76_locomotives_76033_and_76031_at_Woodhead_on_24th_March_1981.jpeg

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    Munro Biker wrote:

    I must admit to only really being interested in steam or modern diesels, I run a 156, 66 and a 67 on my Scottish layout (as well as some special steam in the form of the Jacobite).

    You do realise those are all actually electric?

    project
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    Just reading a book now, Factory of Dreams, about the creation of Meccano and Hornby,and demise of the factory at Binns road Liverpool, by a chap called Mr Hornby, great book lots of pictures and social history that was almost lost when Mecano went bust in the late 70,s.

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    A lovely little electric train, runs from Cercedilla up to Cotos in the mountains to the west of Madrid:

    You can take your bike on it on Sundays, too 🙂

    project
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    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLGBRT2EvEY[/video]

    The fastest steam train in WALES, faster than Flying Scotsman.

    13000 horsepower!

    munrobiker
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    aracer – Member

    munrobiker » I must admit to only really being interested in steam or modern diesels, I run a 156, 66 and a 67 on my Scottish layout (as well as some special steam in the form of the Jacobite).

    You do realise those are all actually electric?

    Dammit, I just bought 800 tons of coal for the B12 😡

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