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Noquay - Model Railway Inglenook Layout 4mm (OO)

Glossary of Railway & Model Railway Terms

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  • Earth - Electrical connection to complete a circuit; Also called Ground.
  • Embankment - Ridge of earth or rock to raise the natural ground level.
  • End-To-End - Model layout consisting of a length of track with a terminal at each end.
  • Epoxy - A two part adhesive consisting of the resin and the hardener. A good choice for securing nonporous surfaces such as metal, glass, and some plastics.
  • Engine - Commonly referred to as the locomotive; is actually the cylinders and their drivers.
  • Engineer - A crew member who controls the locomotive; he is in charge of the train while it is moving.
  • Engine Yard - The yard in which engines are stored and serviced.
  • ETD - End of train device. This is a device placed on the last car of a freight train with a flashing light. This device has replaced the caboose in most situations due to the increased use of computers and other electronic equipment.
  • Exhaust Pipe - A vertical pipe attached to the cylinder casing of a steam locomotive inside the smoke box in line with the smoke stack. It carries away the exhausted steam and the combustion products from the cylinders, producing a partial vacuum on the smoke box and draft on the fire.
  • Extra - A train not shown on schedules; it operates on train orders.