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Old 05-03-2017, 07:09 PM
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I thought I'd answered that question in a humourous way but apparently humor is only humor if it's allowed to be and is source dependent.
Ships can't go backwards as fast as forwards. Their engines can but their propellers are less efficient in reverse, posting large pictures of irrelevant objects doesn't validate anything.
Rail locos can, but it's better to see where you're going and turntables became available. Push/pull units on steam branch lines had remote driving stations at the other end of the passenger coaches.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNJmjC-vt10


Nice builds Mike.
Micromodels were very popular during the war since everything needed could be stuck in a cigar box and be taken anywhere in a kitbag.
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Old 07-24-2017, 06:30 PM
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Man! Those are tiny! Well done!
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Old 07-25-2017, 07:00 PM
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On the Great Western Railway (and possibly other British lines) the coach with the controls for the locomotive for the "push-pull" arrangements that looker refers to were called "Autocoaches." The loco was on the front of the train going in one direction and at the rear of the train, controlled from the remote driving station at the end of the autocoach, when going the other way. This meant that the train could run both ways without having to have a run-around track at the terminal.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GWR_Autocoach

Apologies if I have any of the terminology wrong. I am a keen devotee of God's Wonderful Railway, but being a United Statesian, I don't have an instinctive feel for the British nomenclature.

Don
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Old 07-26-2017, 07:06 AM
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Nice models of three very interesting old steam engines. Well done, Mike. If you compare them to the one I'm currently making (A4 Pacific), there has been a long line of development.

Erik
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Old 07-31-2017, 04:35 PM
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GWR autocoach models available with a 48xx tank as one of my 1/200 scale Millimodels. You can see some photos on my web site (which still needs some upgrades). Millimodels card/paper railway model kits..

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