A Prototype for Everything

 
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

I must admit to finding glaring anachronisms on layouts somewhat annoying. Seeing, for example, a streamlined S class working the Spirit while an NR works a standard gauge freight alongside. However this photo, taken in 1968, demonstrates that there is indeed a prototype for everything. A steam locomotive dating back to 1892 with an I wagon and a stainless steel sleeper.  What an odd mixture - perhaps something for the boys at Maldon to consider when they get this loco restored?  Smile

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  speedemon08 Mary

Location: I think by now you should have figured it out
Not until you model American you don't really know about the theory of "A prototype for everything". Through running there makes anything possible.

Take this: http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=441364&nseq=23

A Mexican unit on Eastern US railways that dont connect to the Mexican network directly. The Ferromex unit is obviously off a BNSF train, but in the mean time Norfolk Southern want to use it :p
  xdford Chief Train Controller

Not until you model American you don't really know about the theory of "A prototype for everything". Through running there makes anything possible.

Take this: http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=441364&nseq=23

A Mexican unit on Eastern US railways that dont connect to the Mexican network directly. The Ferromex unit is obviously off a BNSF train, but in the mean time Norfolk Southern want to use it :p
speedemon08

I have a range of such examples on http://xdford.digitalzones.com/prototypeexamples.html  which cover a number of examples


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Trevor
  Grantham Minister for Railways

Location: I'm with stupid!
There really is a prototype for everything. All our model railways have seen visits from that famous locomotive, the "Railway Modeller's 0-5-0", the great hand from the sky. This is not my photo, but is a good example of a real 0-5-0, admittedly previously an 0-6-0 with a wheel fallen off. Wink

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  David Peters Dr Beeching

Location: "With Hey Boy".
In the book "48 - Backbone of the railways" by Ron Preston he describes a 48 with only one bogie being powered on it and only usable at low speeds, sounds like a Powerline model with only one bogie powered though. I wonder if it had a great thumping Ringfield type electric motor in the cab though.

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