Wednesday, 12 June 2013
Wednesday, 5 June 2013
An answer appeared in an email from Geoff Gauntlet.
'The women on the coal truck are trimming the load to ensure that nothing can fall off. A lump of coal slipping off the truck as it made its way along the line could do some nasty damage to anyone adjacent to the track e.g. a shunter, permanent way man or even a passenger stood on a station platform. The receiving coal merchant would also be a few lumps short of what was weighted into the wagon at the screens.'
Seems logical to me.
This from and email this morning:
Take a look at this. The bits before the grovelling are great especially the short clip at about 50sec. Never seen that mentioned let along modelled.
So what is going on with the coal shovelling?
Friday, 31 May 2013
I was sent this a few days ago. It really is incredible - finding this sort of colour footage of the 1950s is rare enough, but this from the 20s showing a period which many modellers still represent is fantastic.
Monday, 27 May 2013
Squeezing the Bachmann 0-6-0 IS possible with a few mods and runs a treat. Now some works plates...
Saturday, 25 May 2013
Whether it will come apart again is another question.