North American vs. British RR terms

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  1. RobertInOntario

    RobertInOntario Active Member

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    Yeah, you're right! My main layout focus is British but I still run a fair bit of North American stock as well. Rob
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    Triplex Active Member

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    Cut (NA) = Rake (Br)

    And one for the modellers only:

    Backdrop (NA) = Backscene (Br)
  3. RobertInOntario

    RobertInOntario Active Member

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    That's a good one! Actually, I was only familiar with the term "rake" so I keep on learning from the responses in this thread!

    Thanks, Rob
  4. RobertInOntario

    RobertInOntario Active Member

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    I just thought of a couple more.

    In Britain, the cab (or cab area) is very often called the footplate.

    And (obviously not a term), the engineer sits on the left-hand side of the cab in Britain and the right-hand side in North America. Please let me know if this isn't 100% correct!

    Rob
  5. Jim Krause

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    Off subject--Bogies/trucks is used interchangably in reference to aircraft tire(tyre),wheel and axle assemblies on aircraft, in NA and Great Britian. In the ancient past when I owned an MG TD. The shop manual was a confusing, "foreign"piece of reading to me.
  6. Triplex

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    Track pan (NA) = Water trough (Br)