Southern Electric – Classic Traction in the Rail Blue Days

A collection of colour and black & white footage depicting Southern Railway and Southern Region electric units in Blue livery. The first few scenes show 2-HAL (Class 402) units, followed by a lengthy sequence depicting the final days of the 2-BIL (Class 401) units including one of the final runs, a railtour which took in amongst other places the much lamented Broad Street station (an island of third rail operation on the London Midland Region) where Class 501 3-car units are much in evidence. The final sequence shows 4-SUB, 4-CIG and 4-TC units (the latter operated by BRCW Type 3/Class 33 diesels and Class JA/JB/Class 73 electro-diesels) in their early days.
Video Rating: 4 / 5

GEC electric traction equipment for London Underground, advert – 1932

GEC electric traction equipment for London Underground, advert – 1932
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Image by mikeyashworth
GEC manufactured the bulk of the traction equipment for the "standard" tube stock built in the 1920s and ’30s – as seen here. The other undertakings shown are the London Midland & Scottish Railway, the Manchester, Altrincham & South Junction Railway, the Great Indian Penisular Railway and the Buenos Aires Central Terminal Railway.

Hornby Thomas Fail – Where are my Traction Tyres?

My Hornby Thomas train does not perform like the one I saw in Simierski’s Hornby / Bachmann review found here www.youtube.com This led me on a path of disturbing discoveries related to modern train sets of today. Definitely buyer beware! Web Links: www.hornby.com en.wikipedia.org www.modeltrains.net.au ttte.wikia.com www.hornby.com ttte.wikia.com en.wikipedia.org
Video Rating: 4 / 5

ho model trains Where can I buy the rubber pieces that go on the whells of my engine for traction?

Question by Fredrick B: ho model trains Where can I buy the rubber pieces that go on the whells of my engine for traction?

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Answer by diamondboa
Here’s a model and train shop just up the street from me. They have tons of supplies for fixing..etc. give them a call. Perhaps they can help or point you in the right direction if they can’t help you. I love taking my nephew in there…he’s a huge train fan.

Jan’s Hobby Shop
1435 Lexington Avenue , New York, NY 10128
(212) 987-4765

Good luck!

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