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by ben_issacs
17 Oct 2018, 03:00
Forum: Rolling stock
Topic: Internal colour of Chinese open wagons?
Replies: 22
Views: 4655

Re: Internal colour of Chinese open wagons?

Teamyakima,
My apologies for mis-spelling your nom-de-electronique in my previous post.
Regards,
Bill,
Melbourne.
by ben_issacs
17 Oct 2018, 02:56
Forum: Rolling stock
Topic: Internal colour of Chinese open wagons?
Replies: 22
Views: 4655

Re: Internal colour of Chinese open wagons?

Teamyakiinama, In the days when the Victorian Railways ran trains of four wheel steel open wagons I almost always observed them from ground level, so couldn't see what the insides looked like. Now it's all box vans or container flats, so no chance to see open wagon interiors. I suspect that the old ...
by ben_issacs
16 Oct 2018, 09:41
Forum: Rolling stock
Topic: Internal colour of Chinese open wagons?
Replies: 22
Views: 4655

Internal colour of Chinese open wagons?

Folks, Are the Chinese bogie open wagons, P 64 etc. painted inside, and if so what is the colour, same as externally? And if they are painted internally, how long would the paint last after a few loads of coal or gravel or whatever has been dumped in the wagon? I suspect that after a while, the inte...
by ben_issacs
02 Sep 2018, 11:09
Forum: Modelling work
Topic: CMR P64K BOX CAR - colour issue
Replies: 4
Views: 1580

Re: CMR P64K BOX CAR - colour issue

Folks, With regard to the colours of Chinese freight stock, I doubt that every new freight car has been painted in the same colour, no matter where it was made. Even in China, with its regimented methods, paint quality and colour must vary slightly from one batch to the next, particularly with the w...
by ben_issacs
27 Aug 2018, 03:42
Forum: Rolling stock
Topic: HO scale model toys for populating your Chinese layout
Replies: 1
Views: 1062

Re: HO scale model toys for populating your Chinese layout

Folks, Had a look at the HO scale toys, as for the pass. car, a YZ it aint! Firstly I thought that it might be some sort of dining car, with its window arrangements, but perhaps a postal-pass., the barred windows are often seen on postal van windows. Maybe an ex SMR car, although I think a lot of th...
by ben_issacs
14 Aug 2018, 08:51
Forum: Network
Topic: Fushun mine, surface electric trains for workers
Replies: 2
Views: 1186

Re: Fushun mine, surface electric trains for workers

Mark,
Thanks for that info.
Had a look at Peter's site, a bit of stuff on the old Japanese electrics, but not much on anything later.
Still, an interesting site.
Maybe someone else might have more up-to-date information.
Regards,
Bill,
Melbourne.
by ben_issacs
13 Aug 2018, 03:02
Forum: Network
Topic: Fushun mine, surface electric trains for workers
Replies: 2
Views: 1186

Fushun mine, surface electric trains for workers

Folks, Way back in the 80's we visited the big Fushun pit, and had a good look at the electrified surface lines on which operated electric trains for the workers. Some of these trains were of quite early design, with streamlined noses following the designs of similar contemporary Japanese EMUs and D...
by ben_issacs
09 Aug 2018, 04:34
Forum: Problems / Suggestions
Topic: posting photos problem
Replies: 7
Views: 4221

Re: posting photos problem

Paul, Thanks for your comments. I've got onto flikr, and got to the stage where the test shot appeared on the white screen. The upward curving arrow appeared in the top R>H> corner, not the bottom. Clicking on it brought up a drop-down menu, but different to what you described. I've stopped there. A...
by ben_issacs
29 Jun 2018, 11:14
Forum: Network
Topic: in-cab signaling on Qj locos.
Replies: 2
Views: 965

Re: in-cab signaling on Qj locos.

Folks,
In re my post on in-cab signalling, the box is fitted on the left hand side of the tender, not the right as I wrote.
Regards,
Bill.
Melbourne.
by ben_issacs
29 Jun 2018, 11:11
Forum: Network
Topic: in-cab signaling on Qj locos.
Replies: 2
Views: 965

in-cab signaling on Qj locos.

Folks, In Robin Gibbon's recent book on the QJ locomotive, there are some shots of QJs fitted with what seems to be some form of in-cab signalling. On the tenders of these engines below the frame and on the R.H. side, between the bogies is a box. I suspect that this might be similar to the German In...