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1/35 Rolling Stock - Advice Needed
AlanL
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Posted: Tuesday, August 01, 2006 - 02:09 PM UTC
Greetings all,

Well having got the track width issue cleared up can anyone advise me on what rolling stock I might be able to use in a British Setting. I'm thinking a flatbed or goods wagon that would look appropriate.

Were ther any signficient differences in the German stuff and the British stuff?

Thanks in advance for all information.

Cheers

Al
AlanL
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Posted: Tuesday, August 01, 2006 - 07:56 PM UTC
What's up guys?

Trains on strike, leaves on the line delayed the replies :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)

Just kidding, any thoughts??

Cheers

Al
insolitus
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Posted: Tuesday, August 01, 2006 - 08:13 PM UTC
Hi Alan!
I can't say that I can help you with this, to me all flatbed wagons look quite the same. But I doubt that my SWMBO would notice any big difference between an mg42 and an mg34...

But I will try to ask my brother, he have quite good knowledge about Swedish trains, perhaps German and British too.

slodder
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Posted: Tuesday, August 01, 2006 - 08:18 PM UTC
I like the notion of 'airy' box cars where you can see some of the inside load.


Here is a quick google search I did
Images
AlanL
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Posted: Tuesday, August 01, 2006 - 08:29 PM UTC
Hi Andreas,

Thansk for that. They all look the same to me too but I imagine there maybe some differences depending on which country stuff was built in.

However, perhaps not, rolling stock would have been bought and sold across Europe before the war and if the track sizes were the same as has been started, then perhaps the rolling stock was too?

It would be useful if that was the case.

Thanks again, I'll await further developments.

Cheers

Al
AlanL
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Posted: Tuesday, August 01, 2006 - 08:39 PM UTC
Hi Scott,

Thanks for that. If I google for pictures from here nothing happend!! Will look more when I get back home.

Anoother thing comes to mind we're talking about a time before the railways came together, different companies GWR etc were still around so there will be different markings etc at least I think that's right, I'll have to check and see when they became the old 'British Rail'.

Hmmm, more stuff to find out about.

Cheers

Al

insolitus
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Posted: Wednesday, August 02, 2006 - 04:14 PM UTC
Alan, I'm sorry to say that my brother could not help you, but he said that you should try to look up some English forum for train geeks. They should be able to help you!

Good luck
Ripster
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Posted: Wednesday, August 02, 2006 - 07:39 PM UTC
The railways nationalised in 1948 iirc. British and Continental rolling stock looks quite markedly different, and I'm not sure but think the guages differed too, so you wouldn't see stock crossing borders. 'Railway Modeller' magazine is a good reference in the UK, not sure if there is an online version though
AlanL
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Posted: Thursday, August 03, 2006 - 11:02 PM UTC
Hi Andreas :-) :-) :-) :-) , good one.

Hi Graham - ho, ho ho, now there appears to be a difference of opinion here. First impressions and information tended towards the track size being the same with perhaps the exception of Spain and Portugal and Russia.

If France and Germany also had different track sizes than Britain then I still need to find out the correct width for the rails in th UK.

Lets hope there are more model train experts who can lend a hand, now I'm back home I'll
start doing some research and see what comes up too.

There's 'Murphys Law' again

:-) :-) :-) :-)

Cheers

Al

Edit see Standard, Narrow and Broad Gauge post