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Old 12-10-2014, 04:55 PM   #1
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All Aboard! (All things Railways).

Hi guys
I know this is off topic from model planes but hey that's what this section of this forum is for!
I realise that many of the collectors on this forum, who are interested in railways.
So this is the place for you; feel free to post anything that you like about Railways and you find interesting.

I am one of these members. I volunteer at the Royal Deeside Railway, a preserved railway in Scotland.

Following collecting model trains I then moved onto computer gaming and came across Train Simulator 2015 a game which allows to drive a variety of trains around many famous routes from around the world. From the west Highland line in Scotland to horseshoe curve in the USA.
One of the things I really like about this game is that being a bit of a train nerd, I can drive whatever train I want, when I want.
Also in the editor you can design whatever you want and you can make anything even an airport. With several aircraft being incorporated.

Here is a few screenshots of the game:
A LMS Class 5 and 8f at Wycombe.
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A class 55 in BR blue on the ECML.
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One of the most spectacular bridges on the Falmouth Branch.
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A class 67 just outside London Paddington.
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A class A4 over the Thames at Battersea.
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Re: All Aboard! (All things Railways).

While i do not have any of the Trainz, MSTS, Railworks or any other "mainstream" train simulator, i do have World of Subways 3: London Underground Circle Line. I like it, it's fun to play, but it does get a bit dull after a time as you can only run on the Circle Line. But it's a fun game nonetheless, and i love the graphic quality. And i love the C-stock, which i was just a few days too late to ride in real life.


I am also a train spotter, photographing real trains around the country whenever i go travelling somewhere. Here, for example, is a heritage train passing my local rail station.


And i do have a collection of model trains in three different scales/gauges. N, H0 and 00. Here is one of my two 00 gauge Isle of Wight Island Line sets of ex. London Underground 1938-stock.
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Re: All Aboard! (All things Railways).

Great thread, I play Trainsims too and do a little modeling and spotting.. SO I might add something...
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While i do not have any of the Trainz, MSTS, Railworks or any other "mainstream" train simulator, i do have World of Subways 3: London Underground Circle Line. I like it, it's fun to play, but it does get a bit dull after a time as you can only run on the Circle Line. But it's a fun game nonetheless, and i love the graphic quality. And i love the C-stock, which i was just a few days too late to ride in real life.


I am also a train spotter, photographing real trains around the country whenever i go travelling somewhere. Here, for example, is a heritage train passing my local rail station.


And i do have a collection of model trains in three different scales/gauges. N, H0 and 00. Here is one of my two 00 gauge Isle of Wight Island Line sets of ex. London Underground 1938-stock.
Wow, nice pics!Is this your own layout?
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Wow, nice pics!Is this your own layout?
No, i personally don't have a layout. I took the shot on another club members module while we were on a show.

I do have some plans to create a module of the long abandoned Highgate High Level station in London as it would've looked had it become a London Underground station, but that's far away in the future.
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No, i personally don't have a layout. I took the shot on another club members module while we were on a show.

I do have some plans to create a module of the long abandoned Highgate High Level station in London as it would've looked had it become a London Underground station, but that's far away in the future.
Cool, I will post some pics if my locos tonight, I myself have a layout but at the moment it is packaged up for the winter period.
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Re: All Aboard! (All things Railways).

Looking forward to seeing them. I'm actually going out to buy a new loco and some new cars tomorrow, if they're still available in the store when i get there.
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Looking forward to seeing them. I'm actually going out to buy a new loco and some new cars tomorrow, if they're still available in the store when i get there.
Cool, what loco are you after?
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Cool, what loco are you after?
Nothing special, just a Roco Rc6.


I just recently purchased three cars that match this loco, and i am about to buy two more. Strange thing is that the loco was released in 2002, and the cars were released this year to go with another loco. I prefer this one however, atleast in model form.
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Re: All Aboard! (All things Railways).

Ok here is the first of my locos. I am only going to post the ones I can easily get too, as the other half a dozen or so are packed away for the season.
So this is a Hornby model, it might not look like much but its quite special to me because it is a special edition model, given to the members of the Hornby collectors club of which I am a member. It is a little 0-4-0 based on the Caledonian pug, a design made by the Caledonian Railway to shunt goods yards.
It is not the best model.......
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Re: All Aboard! (All things Railways).

Nice model, I was tempted to buy a Roco model when I was in Austria in the summer, but then I saw the price in the shop!
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Nice model, I was tempted to buy a Roco model when I was in Austria in the summer, but then I saw the price in the shop!
1995 Swedish Crowns for this one. And that is not the most expensive one they sell.
Also, this price includes a digital decoder and a bag of details. And for a 12 year old model that's nearly impossible to find i don't think it's too bad of a price. A little more expensive than the one i found on eBay, but atleast i can test run this one before i make up my mind.

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Ok here is the first of my locos. I am only going to post the ones I can easily get too, as the other half a dozen or so are packed away for the season.
So this is a Hornby model, it might not look like much but its quite special to me because it is a special edition model, given to the members of the Hornby collectors club of which I am a member. It is a little 0-4-0 based on the Caledonian pug, a design made by the Caledonian Railway to shunt goods yards.
It is not the best model.......
I've seen worse.

Seriously though, that loco's got some charm to it. Not all trains have to be big or beautiful to be nice models.
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Re: All Aboard! (All things Railways).

A second, this is a very cute model, a Bachmann LMS Ivatt 2MT. This was my first bachmann model and it is a stunner, having ridden behind one of these locos at the Strathspey Railway, I fell in love, I love the stumpy angles and the nickname ''Mickey mouse'' for these locomotives.
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1995 Swedish Crowns for this one. And that is not the most expensive one they sell.
Also, this price includes a digital decoder and a bag of details. And for a 12 year old model that's nearly impossible to find i don't think it's too bad of a price. A little more expensive than the one i found on eBay, but atleast i can test run this one before i make up my mind.



I've seen worse.

Seriously though, that loco's got some charm to it. Not all trains have to be big or beautiful to be nice models.
Sounds like a good package, some British outline models don't even come with dcc sockets!
I agree from my experiences working at a small heritage railway that small locos like Class 03s have enormous amounts of character.
The tooling for the 0-4-0 has been in Hornby catalogue for nearly 20 years now and hasn't changed a bit. The motor comes from a Slot car!
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Sounds like a good package, some British outline models don't even come with dcc sockets!
It is second hand, so the DCC-socket could be a later add-on. That's why i'd like to make sure it works before i pay for it. Fingers crossed!

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I agree from my experiences working at a small heritage railway that small locos like Class 03s have enormous amounts of character.
The tooling for the 0-4-0 has been in Hornby catalogue for nearly 20 years now and hasn't changed a bit. The motor comes from a Slot car!
From volounteering at a museum tramway i know all too well. The larger cars, like the A27 Mustang and the A24 Ängbyvagn, are fun and easy to drive. The smaller, older cars though, they are more challenging to drive, but they are special.
My Isle of Wight cars also have motors from slot cars. Tenshodo SPUD's. They work, but i have been told to stay alert to problems.
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