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Paxman - Probably the Finest Diesel Engines on Rails

The firm of Davey Paxman, then Ruston Paxman, and in its final guise of GEC Diesels Ltd was established in 1865, in Colchester, Essex.  Their original product line included agricultural machinery, steam boilers, portable steam engines, and stationary engines, with a wide range of applications in mind. 1,114 more words

Operations & Economics

Surely not?

Yes, it’s true. I’ve actually done some modelling. I’m as shocked as you. It’s the Parkside 7 plank wagon, a super kit that goes together an absolute treat. 30 more words

00 Gauge

SNCF signals need for lower capacity TGVs for non-core destinations

Guillaume Pépy, the head of SNCF  Mobilités, has suggested that Alstom may need to start supplying lower capacity, single-deck TGVs because it is not possible to justify running high-capacity trains to non-core destinations.  197 more words

France

It Followed Me Home

This bobber caboose—I think it’s Tyco, but I’m not sure—was in a train-show vendor’s dollar box, for good reason. It had apparently taken a hard drop to the floor, and suffered damage to the steps, undercarriage, and roof overhang. 109 more words

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New Trains: Stating The Obvious

People are so used to being on the “Cinderella Line” that if you tell them brand new trains are coming they tend not to believe it. 299 more words

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Tomix Track Cleaner

Many years ago, I used to use a Tomix track cleaner a lot, not as a cleaner, but as a vacuum cleaner following the track cleaner around. 134 more words

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