Tagged With "UK"

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UK Trip

Dan Padova ·
We had the good fortune to vacation in the Cotswolds in England the last couple of weeks. While there I visited the Swindon Railway Museum and the Didcot Railway Centre. Swindon is a museum, while Didcot is a working restoration railway similar to Steamtown here in Pennsylvania. Both were very enlightening. Here's a short video of what I saw. https://youtu.be/IPoWDHjW8-4
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Emission Free Train

Dan Padova ·
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/germany-unveils-zero-emissions-train-only-emits-steam-lower-saxony-hydrogen-powered-a7391581.html?cmpid=facebook-post
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MTH 40-750 RailKing Controller Set

Highlander ·
I am in the UK and have just bought an MTH 40-750 RailKing Controller and Transformer to use with the 3 elderly 3 rail RailKing locos I have. I believe this model was the first and most basic controller and the instructions are very limited. I am finding it very complicated to use and so searched the internet and Youtube for detailed tutorials without success. Does anybody know of a reliable source of such information/tutorials please? I have of course downloaded operating instructions for...
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Lionel Service or lack of.

Lionel man UK ·
Am I the only customer in the UK/World who has a problem with Lionel customer service. Since 2012 I have spent thousands of pounds GBP on Lionel Legacy and standard locomotives, tracks, accessories, and in the beginning I was a complete novice but as my confidence grew I purchased more and more. Lionel service was absolutely fantastic, but it seems now if you need an answer to a question or any after sales repairs it can take ages to get an answer,or upto eight weeks for a repair if not...
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Novel Coal Operation

Dan Padova ·
Most likely something seen in the UK only. But it gives food for thought if anyone wanted to adapt it to our way of handling coal. https://youtu.be/qVFAv4jSXSk
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Clock/Departure Inquiry

Elgaucho ·
Does anyone have catalog reference material for this clock/departure stand? Manufacture? Date? Thank you!
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Elgaucho ·
Arne, do you know if the clock itself was meant to be separated from the post? Or was this broken during shipping? Great little accessory though!
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Arne ·
Looks like broken. I have 2 of them and the clock is not removable. I think you can glue them invisible. Greetings Arne
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Elgaucho ·
Given it has English destinations.. I'm inclined to lean on an English manufacture (Meccano? Hornby?)
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Arne ·
Hello, here a picture from the Bing UK catalog 1912. The clock was printed in different design Arne
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Elgaucho ·
Thank you Arne! I'm starting to feel like I need a UK Bing catalog Do you know of any reprints?
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Arne ·
Yes, the Bing UK catalogs 1906 and 1912 was printed by New Cavendish Books around 20 years ago. Arne
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Elgaucho ·
Thanks Arne! I'm assuming the Claude Jeanmaire reprint books were just for the German market?
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Arne ·
Yes, nearly all catalogs in the Jeanmaire books are in German Arne
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Elgaucho ·
Arne, is there any reference to "raised platform" English-style tinplate stations from around this time? (I think I'll have to add this book to my wish-list at some point soon)
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Arne ·
No, sorry, never seen a book like this. Stations with raised platforms was made by many manufacturer, you need tons of reference books. Arne
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Elgaucho ·
Its really interesting Arne how the English catalogs had several items that weren't in the German (like this clock and possible that destination board in your ref as well) It's also curious how the photo you provided of the two versions, how one has additional 24hr numbers printed on the clock face and not the other one. Possibly indicated year of production?
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Arne ·
Yes, a lot of items were not made for Germany. The clock was avaible in UK and in the USA too (with US towns). Much later, a similar clock was avaible in Germany, only in 1928, with german towns and electric light. Arne
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Elgaucho ·
Arne, for a Bing-collecting beginner such as myself.. would you recommend the Cavendish catalogs? Or are they mostly the same things as the Jeanmaire books? (these books aren't cheap! ha!) Thank you. Ariel
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Arne ·
Ariel, these books are complete different. The Jeanmaire books have the german catalogs and the Cavendish books the UK catalogs. Bing had made complete different trains, stations and accesories for UK. Arne
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Elgaucho ·
Arne, are there more UK reprint catalogs after 1912? Maybe more in the 1920s/30?
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Elgaucho ·
Arne, Just found myself one of these Bing "Next Train/Destination" signs! (with destination arms and all! Got pretty lucky!) I found online that there were also "US Market" signs done for this clock as well? Or was the photo I was looking at using reproduction signs?
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Arne ·
They was avaible in the USA too, but is really rare. Arne
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Elgaucho ·
Really interesting Arne. What date-range do you think these were made? I will look into the Cavendish books also for the UK Bing catalogs. Real informative. Thank you.
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Arne ·
The indicator is in the catalogs UK 1906 and 1912, but not in 1926. And is not in the US 1910 catalog. I have a lot of photos of them, mostly with the B in W trademark which was used after 1919. I think, the US model was made in the late 1910s, early 1920s. Arne
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Re: MTH 40-750 RailKing Controller Set

stan2004 ·
Do you have the MTH model numbers of your "elderly" locos? The instruction booklet for the engine itself might have more of what you're after with regards to functions such as going forward, stopping, going reverse, operating whistle, operating bell, firing a coupler, etc.
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Re: Emission Free Train

rtr12 ·
Those look pretty interesting. I think a recent Trains magazine had a blurb on those too.
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Dominic Mazoch ·
Now, you have to GET the H2. More than likely, you have to use electrolosis, which uses power. Unless they are using solar, there is no free lunch.
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Dan Padova ·
True, Dominic, but at least they're on the right track.
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Tommy ·
The problem is a hydrogen powered vehicle cannot be safely stored in an enclosure. The slightest tank leakage creates a potential bomb. The explosive nature of hydrogen in a stoichiometric mixture cannot be underestimated.
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B Smith ·
And even solar energy is, ultimately, non-renewable ....
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Dan Padova ·
I had similar thoughts. The German engineers who designed this train must not have read their history books. Hindenberg disaster come to mind ?
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PRR Man ·
I was thinking more of Apollo 13.
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Rich Melvin ·
It is not "emissions free." NOTHING is emissions free. There is no free lunch. Consider how much "emissions" it took to produce the hydrogen in the first place. I get a kick out of the tree huggers who drive electric cars, thinking they are "helping the environment" by driving a zero-emissions car. Horse-hockey. All they have done is move the emissions from their tailpipe to the smoke stack of whatever power plant serves them. They are still using energy and it takes some kind of...
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NJCJOE ·
I wish more people understood that Rich.
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B Smith ·
It should be said in defense of the drivers of electric cars, that even though the cars are not actually "emissions free," they are still producing fewer pounds of emissions per mile of travel than if they were burning gasoline in conventional on-board engines.
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