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Helo, I am new here, I wanted to join a forum that deals with Model Railways. My interest is basically the 1950"s era.
I am nearing retirement and intend to put together my railway layout, which owing to work shifts etc I have not had time to do in the past.
I do not have much in the way of rolling stock either goods or passenger but I am going to visit a shop not far from here in the next week or so and build my collection up, I will be looking at second hand items at present because the passenger rolling stock I want is "getting on a bit". Anyway I look forward to getting some good tips and advice off the forum, please excuse me if I ask stupid questions at times but I am a novice to the railway modelling world.
Not however to the railway because I was on the footplate and first started as an engine cleaner in 1958.
Anyway I wont bore anyone with the details.

41235
 

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QUOTE (41235 @ 16 Apr 2008, 23:00) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Anyway I wont bore anyone with the details.
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Please bore away to your hearts content - we love a good rifle!

Seriously, welcome to the forum 41235, I hope you find it useful and good luck with your plans for a layout! There is plenty of help and advice available here and perhaps one day it can be you giving it...it happened to me, although now I always give silly advice, as I orginally asked silly questions!


Is 41235 the locomotive you operated? What sort was it?
 

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Hi 41235 and welcome to the forum,

I don't think there is really such a thing as a silly question - unless there is just no point to it. We all have to start somewhere and where better than here for advice and frequently humour.

I for one am always willing to hear of footplate "escapades" and I don't think there are many regular contributors who would disagree with that.

To jump the gun a bit am I right in saying that 41235 was a "mickey mouse" (Ivatt 2-6-2T for Goedel)

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QUOTE (BRITHO @ 17 Apr 2008, 13:33) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hi 41235 and welcome to the forum,

I don't think there is really such a thing as a silly question - unless there is just no point to it. We all have to start somewhere and where better than here for advice and frequently humour.

I for one am always willing to hear of footplate "escapades" and I don't think there are many regular contributors who would disagree with that.

To jump the gun a bit am I right in saying that 41235 was a "mickey mouse" (Ivatt 2-6-2T for Goedel)

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Hello, thanks for the welcome everyone, yes you are quite correct, I fired it many times, it was an Ivatt 2-6-2 and as I remember a very good loco to work on , steamed easy and it was not hard work at all.

Unlike some of the locos we had at our shed, mainly goods engines during the fifties, the only passenger work we had was the locals to Coventry and Leamington, with such as 41235.
 

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Would this be the one?



41235 at Leamington Avenue

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QUOTE (BRITHO @ 18 Apr 2008, 13:53) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Would this be the one?



41235 at Leamington Avenue

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Hi 41235,

Welcome aboard. There are no silly questions, just silly answers. You mention "Big 4" and then you say "50s". Presumably you are covering the pereiod 1948 -1955 or something like that ? If so, what area ?

Gresley
 
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