Thursday, 22 September 2022
The State Of Freight Of Late (2)
There are loads of pictures of Presflo cement wagons on line, doubtless because there were loads of Presflo wagons built.
For some strange reason nobody seems to have taken any pictures of the underside, where lurked the pipes and valves to provide the compressed air to Pres the flo! Fortunately a company that produces (or has produced) metal kits for an O gauge version ...
But first an apology to correspondent Keith who sent fbb the Wells horrors reported yesterday. Thanks Keith. Todays' piece of omnibological joy comes via Alan (of Northampton fame)!It's Bedfordhire Too" ...
... many of which would be well hidden underneath the wagon. fbb wonders whether the £50 Bachmann OO wagon has all this hidden detail hence the potential purchaser's pipery-pricey problem!
When the Prestwin was created (in much smaller numbers), much of the control contraptions for compressed air to empty the "tanks" was placed where it could be seen and maintained, namely on the top.
fbb's Hornby model has a one-colour plastic moulding making a spirited attempt to replicate some of the detail.
The real things was more complicated ...
The wagons, both real and model, had an inbuilt handedness. One side wad quite plain between the silos ...
Which brings us neatly to a quick hurtle through the models that you can buy today - some expensive and some like fbb's tenner a truck, reasonably cheap.
Building Buses Back Better in Cambridge
But the Stagecoach East mauling of its network doesn't happen until 30th October, so ...
WATCH THIS BLOG!
Anyway, the mayor is going to.ofer these loss-making routes to other operators so they, too can make unsustainable losses.
So that's all right, then?
Hackney Collapsed Transport
In case you missed this.
fbb suspects that Clint is primarily interested in making money rather than "serving the Channel Island community"!
But that is now the end of Hackney Community Transport, a community interest company that palpably failed to provide much in the way of interest to any community.
Nice idea, chaps, BUT ...
Just in ...
Stagecoach Yorkshire (which includes Chesterfield - in Derbyshire!) has just published outline details of its extensive changes from 2nd/3rd October. They are actually somewhat less extensive than fbb has expected with only minor changes to the main cross-city routes. Still oodles of work for GoTimetable!
No timetables, don't be silly!
That would be even sillier!
Next freight and other stuff blog : Friday 23rd Sept