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  1. marshall5 liked Mr Valentine's post in the thread SVR General Discussion.

    Yes it has, I think it was chosen more because it was cheaper than making a brand new one. Maindy had a plain top blastpipe, which I assume has been used. I don't know if this applies to Saints, but after jumpers were introduced plain tops were...

    Apr 14, 2021 at 9:40 AM
  2. marshall5 replied to the thread Ffestiniog.

    The Minffordd track plan I have shows 2 crossovers removed in 1956 between the weighbridge line and the mainline. The one on the station side of the points leading to the goods yard faced Blaenau whilst the other, downhill of the yard points,...

    Apr 14, 2021 at 9:33 AM
  3. marshall5 attached a file to the thread Ffestiniog.

    Does this plan help? Ray. [ATTACH]

    Portmadoc track plan 2.jpg Apr 13, 2021 at 6:42 PM
  4. marshall5 liked Pete Thornhill's post in the thread Llangollen Railway.

    Sorry you are right it’s a MK1, I just copied the list over from HR who actually have it listed as a MK3a and hadn’t noticed the number would clearly be of BSK origin!!! In my defence at the time of posting I was navigating two kids round our...

    Apr 13, 2021 at 6:37 PM
  5. marshall5 liked johnofwessex's post in the thread Llangollen Railway.

    I hope no children were eaten..................

    Apr 13, 2021 at 6:37 PM
  6. marshall5 replied to the thread Llangollen Railway.

    M34584 isn't a Mk3 but a Mk1 BSK converted into an exhibition coach and later into a "hospitality" carriage on LR. http://www.cs.rhrp.org.uk/se/CarriageInfo.asp?Ref=2448 Having gone through the VCT database it looks as if the serviceable Mk1...

    Apr 13, 2021 at 3:47 PM
  7. marshall5 replied to the thread Llangollen Railway.

    ISTR that I read (on the LR unofficial Facebook page) that the repairs on the bridge were financed by members and not by the PLC or Trust. Ray.

    Apr 12, 2021 at 5:55 PM
  8. marshall5 replied to the thread Llangollen Railway.

    I can certainly understand your feelings Martin, and I don't think that the Trust should have offered for sale locos that were donated to them in good faith. It does, perhaps, indicate how desperate they are to raise funds as, I am sure, selling...

    Apr 12, 2021 at 4:53 PM
  9. marshall5 replied to the thread Llangollen Railway.

    Are you saying that the LR Trust members shouldn't have carried out the essential repairs to the Dee Bridge? If they hadn't there would be no prospect of operating at all - even when/if the PLC mess is sorted out. I have every confidence that...

    Apr 12, 2021 at 4:07 PM
  10. marshall5 liked Thompson1706's post in the thread Llangollen Railway.

    Also Corwen station. Bob.

    Apr 12, 2021 at 12:58 PM
  11. marshall5 liked Mattie Bee's post in the thread Quorn Wagons website.

    This weeks update Click Here

    Apr 12, 2021 at 9:33 AM
  12. marshall5 liked 35B's post in the thread Long Term Steam Routes.

    My copy of the Quail atlases is a bit vague, so I went to the Network Rail Sectional Appendices, where PDF copies are available for download (beware - the smallest file is 80MB). The Feb 2021 edition y suggest the following sidings exist: Tywyn...

    Apr 11, 2021 at 11:03 PM
  13. marshall5 replied to the thread Long Term Steam Routes.

    I know that you can't always go by Google Earth or Streetview but it appears that there are still loops at Tywyn, Barmouth and Porthmadog but nowhere to put a train 'inside' for a long period. My own view is that you'd have to run all the way to...

    Apr 11, 2021 at 5:55 PM
  14. marshall5 replied to the thread Industrial Loco Updates.

    The "chisel" is probably a caulking tool which looks like a chisel with a flat end ground at an angle. Just sayin'. Ray.

    Apr 11, 2021 at 5:33 PM
  15. marshall5 replied to the thread Llangollen Railway.

    AIUI the section of track where ownership is in question lies between Glyn and Carrog so not on the "extension". Ray.

    Apr 10, 2021 at 6:57 PM