ONLINE
STORE
"ASK THE BACH MAN"
FORUM
PARTS, SERVICE,
& INFORMATION
CATALOGS AND
BROCHURES

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
May 29, 2020, 04:35:33 PM
Home Help Search Login Register
News: Please read the Forum Code of Conduct   >>Click Here <<
+  Bachmann Message Board
|-+  Discussion Boards
| |-+  General Discussion
| | |-+  Nostalgia
« previous next »
Pages: 1 [2] Print
Author Topic: Nostalgia  (Read 7816 times)
ddellacca

View Profile
« Reply #15 on: February 20, 2007, 11:02:44 PM »

Stewart,

I get the same results as Jim does even going directly to the URL (NOT
thru this forum).
Looks the same either way; that is, block coloring.

Dick
Logged
Seasaltchap

View Profile
« Reply #16 on: February 20, 2007, 11:53:27 PM »



If anyone wants better quality shots, I will send direct to your e-mail for you.

I am:  seasaltchap@hotmail.com

Stewart
Logged

Phoenix AZ: OO enthusiast modelling GWR 1895-1939, Box Station Wiltshire; S&DJR Writhington Colliery, Nr. Radstock.

Interested in making friends on the site with similar interests.
gardenrail

View Profile
« Reply #17 on: February 21, 2007, 06:03:07 AM »

Hello 'Seasaltchap'

Surprised that you haven't mentioned the wonderful GWR slip coach system. I reckon that with DCC there is a good chance of this being modelled. There's a challenge for you. Cheesy
Logged
Seasaltchap

View Profile
« Reply #18 on: February 21, 2007, 10:55:13 AM »


gardenrail: To get into the GWR Slip Coaches is a whole new ball of wax., however taking DCC to it I think is overkill as a solution, when it is about uncoupling.

Jim: I am not able to get back to my lineside picture of the TPO Apparatus, but I have sent some links to Jim he may wish to publish.

The last run of the UK TPO was 1/19/2004, and not 2001. The original service between Liverpool & Birmingham started 1838, where the UK 'Penny Post" of 1840 greatly expanded mail services by rail in the UK.

Regards
Logged

Phoenix AZ: OO enthusiast modelling GWR 1895-1939, Box Station Wiltshire; S&DJR Writhington Colliery, Nr. Radstock.

Interested in making friends on the site with similar interests.
Seasaltchap

View Profile
« Reply #19 on: February 21, 2007, 02:04:50 PM »

Jim : There was also lineside and loco apparatus for collecting and depositing Tokens required to work single lines.

What is the experience in the US?
Logged

Phoenix AZ: OO enthusiast modelling GWR 1895-1939, Box Station Wiltshire; S&DJR Writhington Colliery, Nr. Radstock.

Interested in making friends on the site with similar interests.
Jim Banner

Enjoying electric model railroading since 1950.


View Profile WWW
« Reply #20 on: February 21, 2007, 04:18:54 PM »

I think I'll let someone who lives in the US answer that.
Logged

Growing older is mandatory but growing up is optional.
Bodie Bailey


View Profile
« Reply #21 on: February 23, 2007, 08:03:52 PM »

There are still a few places that get mail and packages from the train. While I was on the Skunk train in Northern California they dropped off stuff at some of the remote houses along that line. This is now only a tourist line and the houses are very remote. I was surprised that they did this.

Bodie Bailey
Logged

Bodie Bailey
"If you can't find it make it"
Seasaltchap

View Profile
« Reply #22 on: March 07, 2007, 11:10:34 PM »



Anyone interested in a Hornby Travelling Post Office, one has just come up on eBay. It comes complete with mailbags, but you need to check for the lineside equipment

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=230100783237
Logged

Phoenix AZ: OO enthusiast modelling GWR 1895-1939, Box Station Wiltshire; S&DJR Writhington Colliery, Nr. Radstock.

Interested in making friends on the site with similar interests.
ebtnut

View Profile
« Reply #23 on: March 08, 2007, 02:15:15 PM »

Re:  Dropping off the mail--the bags were usually just kicked out the door of the RPO while the train was rolling.  The bags were usually strapped shut, and sometimes padlocked, so the mail wouldn't be flying all over. 
Logged
nhmanhere59

View Profile
« Reply #24 on: March 08, 2007, 06:49:47 PM »

As a boy in New Jersey,I remember the mail sacks actually being tossed out by hand onto the station platform. It was at the same hour everyday,so any personel sweeping the platform knew enough not to be there at that hour.
Logged
Pages: 1 [2] Print 
« previous next »
Jump to:  
Powered by SMF | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!