The British Railway Stories: Episode 1, Part Two.

Episode 2 : “A Great Problem Goes West!” www.britishrailwaystories.com The second part of the first episode of “The British Railway Series” Allen takes the Western engine home…albeit with a slight diversion along the way! More information on this episode can be found here: www.sodor-island.net The companion eBook to The British Railway Stories, “Tale of the Unnamed Engine” is now available for purchase on the Amazon Kindle, and other eBook formats! Available worldwide and priced at £4.99, the new eBook recounts the origin story of the YouTube series’ favourite characters! Follow this link to purchase the book, written by Simon AC Martin and illustrated by Dean Walker: Music by Kevin Mcleod, Incompetech.com The contents of these videos, including all text and photos (except where credited otherwise) are ©The British Railway Stories & Simon AC Martin
Video Rating: 4 / 5

The British Railway Stories: Episode 2, Part One

Episode 2: “Veto a V2!” www.britishrailwaystories.com The second episode, in which we are introduced to Herbert, a nervous V2 engine (who is openly afraid of cows!) More information on this episode can be found here www.sodor-island.net The companion eBook to The British Railway Stories, “Tale of the Unnamed Engine” is now available for purchase on the Amazon Kindle, and other eBook formats! Available worldwide and priced at £4.99, the new eBook recounts the origin story of the YouTube series’ favourite characters! Follow this link to purchase the book, written by Simon AC Martin and illustrated by Dean Walker: Music by Kevin Mcleod, Incompetech.com The contents of these videos, including all text and photos (except where credited otherwise) are ©The British Railway Stories Ltd & Simon AC Martin

The British Railway Stories: Episode 1, Part One

Episode 1 : “A Great Problem Goes West!” www.britishrailwaystories.com The first part of the first episode of “The British Railway Stories” comes to Youtube! Here we meet Allen, Stephen and Sir Ralph for the first time, as another region engine requires help getting home… More information on this episode can be found here www.sodor-island.net The companion eBook to The British Railway Stories, “Tale of the Unnamed Engine” is now available for purchase on the Amazon Kindle, and other eBook formats! Available worldwide and priced at £4.99, the new eBook recounts the origin story of the YouTube series’ favourite characters! Follow this link to purchase the book, written by Simon AC Martin and illustrated by Dean Walker: Music by Kevin Mcleod, Incompetech.com The contents of these videos, including all text and photos (except where credited otherwise) are ©The British Railway Stories & Simon AC Martin
Video Rating: 4 / 5

British Railways in the 1950’s – “Portrait of an Engineer”

Produced in 1954, this film depicts a typical day of production engineer Ted Wilson who has spent 30 years working at the Vulcan Foundry (located at Newton-le-Willows, Lancashire). At this time the foundry was building both steam and electric locomotives for Britain and other countries.

The British Class 390 “Pendolino”

The British Class 390 “Pendolino” electric multiple units are tilting trains built by Alstom utilising Fiat tilt systems. Fifty- three 9-car units were built for Virgin Trains from 2001 to 2004. These trains were the last to be built at Alstom’s Washwood Heath plant, in Birmingham, before its closure in 2005.

Can a British 00 scale train work on a American ho scale track?

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Answer by knarftledgarthok
Model/toy railroad scales (ratio of size between the model and the “prototype” or real train the model is based on), gauges (actual spacing between the rails), and the names by which different scales and gauges of models trains are called, are quite complex issues. In recent years, serious attemps have been made at standardization of these dimensions and their naming conventions, but there are still wide variations between model train dimensions by regions, manufacturers, and time periods. Also, in the past it was common for model rail gauges to be designated as being measured from the center of one rail to the center of the other. However, this method has now been recognized as problematic, since trains of different prototypical gauges, when scaled down to different scales, may result in tracks of the same gauge but thicker or thinner rails (which affects the actual amount of space BETWEEN the rails, if the nominal measurement method is center-to-center). For this reason, it is now becoming standard practice to define model railroad track gauge by the distance from the inner edge of the top of one rail to the inner edge of the top of the other rail.

According to the currently most accepted conventions, I believe HO track has a gauge of 0.650 inch or 16.5 mm. Scales of trains made to run on this track modeling “standard” gauge prototypes are variously given as 1:90, 1:87.1, 1:87, 1:76.2, or similar. Train models designated as OO scale made by Hornby and Lima may run on this track, as the gauge seems to be nominally the same. However, the scale of the track may be inappropriate for the train (cross ties being too large, small, close together, or far apart for a realistic appearance), depending on the scales of the models and whether they depict “standard” gauge or “narrow” gauge prototypes. It’s also possible that different methods are used to define the gauges of these tracks, resulting in slightly different rail spacing, which will cause the train to derail frequently.

The best advice I can give you is to try it. If it runs well and looks good, consider yourself lucky. Otherwise, you’ll have to find some of the correct track for your train.

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