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· DT
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I saw this in Nürnberg when I was there for the Toy Fair.

They were fitting an electrically operated door mechanism to the engine shed. Firstly the loco came down the track and didn't stop for the closed doors. They tried to stop it, but couldn't get their hands in between the overhead wires in time. It crashed and derailed. Then is was quite a trick procedure to re-rail the loco. And in front of all the onlookers - red faces...

Modelling is all about compromise and the overhead wires and line side telegraph wires are the first to go thus allowing better physical and viewing access to the tracks and trains. Remember that with the prototype, we are mostly looking at trains also from under the overhead wires. With a model, we look down through them and they add to the clutter.
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