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  1. Madge Wildfire

    D1100-d1111

    I have raised this question elsewhere, but no one ever seems to give a satisfactory answer gained from an inside knowledge of the decision. Why were the last twelve Brush 4s numbered D1100 to D1111? (Yes I know they ran out of numbers at D1999) Why not do the slightly more logical...
  2. Madge Wildfire

    South Devon - Aug 1969

    I am trying to compile a list of loco workings through South Devon during the last 2 weeks of August 1969. I know that it is almost half a century ago, but I spent a lot of time at Exeter and Newton Abbot during that fortnight, with occasional forays to Temple Meads, and have my spotting notes...
  3. Madge Wildfire

    Words fail me.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/08/17/police-film-80-motorists-slowed-down-crews-free-woman-horrific-m1_n_1795098.html?icid=maing-grid7%7Cuk%7Cdl1%7Csec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D122832
  4. Madge Wildfire

    Special Olympic Train

    "A 50-wagon special train of cinders and ashes for the construction of the 1956 Olympic Games running tracks at Melbourne, Australia, was run by the London Midland Region from Syston, Leicester to Immingham Docks for shipment on May 1. Special headboards were attached to the engine before the...
  5. Madge Wildfire

    What could this all mean?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0e485x1nJg Lord James of Blackheath: My Lords, I hope the minute that that has taken has not come off my time. I do not wish noble Lords to get too encouraged when I start with my conclusions but I will not sit down when I have made them. I will then give the...
  6. Madge Wildfire

    Applied Physics question

    The lamp in my fish tank (or aquarium if you want to be posh) is one of those fluorescent tube things, and is nearing the end of its days. If I lift the tank lid and look at it, it is flickering at such a rate I cant look at it for more than a couple of seconds without feeling rather unwell...
  7. Madge Wildfire

    Restricted clearance signs.

    Sorry if this has been discussed before, but can anyone tell me if 00 scale versions of the red and white restricted clearance plates are available? I cant find a good photo of them in real life either to show what I mean, without trawling through maybe hundreds of pictures, but they are...
  8. Madge Wildfire

    Double headed track train (1960s).

    This is a long shot, but here goes. On several 1960s videos which feature the Settle & Carlisle, that I have in my collection, there are clips of a long and heavy train carrying track panels, with concrete sleepers, on bogie bolsters. This train is usually (but not always) headed by a pair...
  9. Madge Wildfire

    If only......

    Reading an article in the Railway Magazine, concerning the arrival of D1500 at Finsbury Park towards the end of September 1962, it occurred to me that had the BTC just waited a few more years and not had their rush to build large quantities of untried Pilot Scheme locomotives, the taxpayer could...

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