Railway Rolling Stock & The 2020 Deadline

Our current railway network rolling stock is become more modern and younger in terms of the years they have been in service but this still leaves us with a majority of rolling stock that is approaching the end of there nominal life span and facing the future threat of government legislation with regards to requirements for disabled accessibility

Edward studies the highly important 2010 Rail Vehicle Accessibility Regulations Report and what impact it’ll have on Britain’s rolling stock in the next 5 years.

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How To Improve Old Rolling Stock: Part 2 – Coupling

<< Part 1: Painting || Part 3: Gangway Connectors >>

One of the main reasons for embarking on this little project was to sort out the spacing between the coaches. Whilst the old Lima/Hornby D-Ring type tension locks are functional, they have since been superseded by slimmer and more compact variants that leave a more realistic spacing between rolling stock.

Image from Hornby

The majority of modern OO Gauge rolling stock is now fitted with NEM pockets, a standard design used across manufacturers so users can interchange their coupling types. Continue reading

How To Improve Old Rolling Stock: Part 1 – Painting

<< Back to Introduction || Part 2: Coupling >>

The term ‘painting’ seems to scare a lot of people. It sounds like you have to know what you’re doing… It conjures up the image of hours of irreversible hand painted craft work or overly complicated resprays with air brushes. Whilst I am going to be doing a tiny bit of respraying, it’s not complicated and the whole job doesn’t require a masters degree in art. Continue reading