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    Real life driving techniques in TSW?

    Not all trains use notches, but most do.
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    Do you have any model railway projects on the go?

    An old BR van like Cowley says, or an abandoned shed/barn.
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    Newcastle to Munich via Train

    If cars are your thing, you could go to Stuttgart.
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    Dale End Lane - OO gauge Terminus

    I see. What do you do with the trains that disappear into the rudimentary fiddle yard then?
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    Dale End Lane - OO gauge Terminus

    Out of interest, what is the size of the layout and what does your fiddle yard look like?
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    what's SNCF Ouigo like

    My apologies, I meant Kms.
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    what's SNCF Ouigo like

    Even lower than the single deck TGV Réseaux
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    Newcastle to Munich via Train

    Personally, I've always resorted to taking the train and I don't go where the train journey is too long (e.g. Nice). Going through France gives me a good opportunity to get some pieces of ballast from the low platforms to use a weights and take some photos.
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    what's SNCF Ouigo like

    10m KMs each
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    Newcastle to Munich via Train

    I've done it twice on foot.
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    what's SNCF Ouigo like

    I don't know why they changed it. Keep the blue and grey or even the orange (although that would seem as if it came from the 1980s...) and just use the bright blue and pink for Ouigo.
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    Newcastle to Munich via Train

    There is a service called HOTNAT for Eurostar, TGV, ICE et al, but if the through tickets on the UK side are not booked via Eurostar, then they will not care about what happens between London and Newcastle. Booking such tickets are complicated because the ideal train time might not be available...
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    Newcastle to Munich via Train

    Here's what I would suggest: do a triangle between Newcastle and Munich and take the ferry across from North Shields to Ijmuiden. So: Newcastle (leave in the evening) - Ijmuiden (arrive the following morning) - Amsterdam (stay, explore the city) - ICE to Frankfurt (stay, explore) - ICE to...
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    European coaching stock identification

    I would direct you to the same link. Some classifications are country-unique.
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    The continental approach to Safety

    Using laser-cutting to 'revolutionise' the railways, whilst a random person at home could come up with this solution.
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    People Mis-Naming Railway Station/Companies - Habit?

    You'd just call that LNE, I suppose, and LNW - GN, GE, SE, SW, LBSC etc.

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