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
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...
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...
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?
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
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
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
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?
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
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.
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.
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...
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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