Bowser Bowser Bowser 24545 HO Pittsburgh & Lake Erie U-25B Diesel Loco Sound DCC be351a

Bowser Bowser Bowser 24545 HO Pittsburgh & Lake Erie U-25B Diesel Loco Sound DCC be351a

Bowser Bowser Bowser 24545 HO Pittsburgh & Lake Erie U-25B Diesel Loco Sound DCC be351a

PI-driving-guide

If you’re bringing your car to the UK or hiring one once you get here, this guide will help you to get used to British roads. From driving etiquette to some handy tips from the AA, the UK’s biggest motoring association, we’ve got everything you need to have a safe and unforgettable trip.

Item specifics

Condition:
New: A brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item (including handmade items). See the seller's ... Read moreabout the condition
Brand:

Bowser

Grading: C-9 Factory New - Brand New MPN:

24545

UPC:

820024245450

legal-risks  road-etiquette  aa

top-10-places-to-visit-by-car


Legal Requirements 

Bringing your car to the UK

If you decide to drive your own vehicle for your very own British road trip, then there are a few things to keep in mind.

Papers

What you need to bring:

  • Your passport or ID card
  • Your vehicle’s documents
  • A valid driver’s licence 
  • A European Accident Statement
  • Accident and breakdown cover
  • Motor insurance certificate
  • Green Insurance Card

Insurance

  • You must have motor insurance to drive your vehicle on UK roads
  • You can get international travel insurance as an add-on for your car liability insurance. Rates and options vary with each insurance company
  • Bring the certificate of international travel insurance with you
  • BV550-0,5 Primex Märklin H0 Ac Locomotora Diésel (Conjunto 2704) 53,
  • You must wear a seatbelt in cars, vans and other goods vehicles if one is fitted

Hiring a car

Hiring a car can be a convenient and flexible way to get around Britain. 

BS891-1Märklin H0 Ac 84212 Wagon Set Naturpark Upper Danube Nem Kk Mint; Ovp,

  • BO92-1Märklin H0 Ac 3095 Steam Locomotive Tender Tank Locomotive 74 701 Db Ovp,Not all hire companies will have the same prices and some may even have special offers. If you’re using a holiday provider, see if they offer any inclusive deals
  • Cthulhu Casebook (1920s Era),Check your documentation to look for additional charges you may be surprised by when you return the car. If you’re not sure what they are, query them with your provider. Check your credit card bill in the weeks after your trip too in case new charges are added
  • CRAFTWORLDS WRAITHGUARD 46-13 (Games Workshop Warhammer 40K) NEW,The extra costs of a satnav can really add up on your car hire, so why not bring your own and save the money!
  • Built Legend IDF Nagmashot APC 1 35 scale LF1148 full RESIN KIT CASE,Each hire company will have different fuel policies, so try to work out which is the best for you.CENTURY OLD RAILROAD BUDDY L RAILWAY EXPRESS BOX CAR G SCALE Ships Free ,

Equipment

Things that should be in the car: 

  • Warning triangle
  • Reflective jacket
  • First-aid kit
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Spare light bulbs 

Things that are forbidden:

  • Spare jerry cans are not allowed on ferries 

Bretonnian Bretonnia Questing knight Rare Variant Lefty LEGIT Warhammer Fantasy,


Speed limits and fines 

speed-camera

Speed limits

The UK still uses the imperial system for road signs. All limits and restrictions are set in miles per hour (1 mile = 1.61 kilometres) and yards (1 yard = 0.91 meters).

Knowing the national generic limits for cars and motorbikes will make life a lot easier, so you don't have to convert in your head while driving. On UK roads, it is unusual to find speed limit signs unless the speed limit differs from the “standard” limit for that road type.

  D&D Creature Crucible PC1 Tall Tales Of The Wee Folk - TSR, Confrontation painted miniature Undead Wolfen, Corvus Belli Infinity Nomads Army, Broadway Limited 5687, GE AC6000, CSX Dark Future Paragon3 Sound DC DCC, DCC Concepts DCD-DSB Cobalt AlphaSwitch-D (For Digial Devises Pk12) bluee, 
Brawa HO 49505 C Schüttgutwagen Eds der ÖBB Ep.IV NEU OVP, 30mph (48kmph) 60mph (96kmph) 70mph (112kmph) 20mph (32kmph) 50mph (80kmph)
Br 101 Elok Zetti Db Ag Ep Vi Dss Nem Piko 59444 H0 1 87 Ovp Lk1 Μ, 30mph (48kmph) 50mph (80kmph) 60mph (96kmph) 20mph (32kmph) 50mph (80kmph)

Speed Cameras and Fines

The Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) generally suggests a margin of 10% plus 2mph of the posted speed limit before giving you a speeding ticket. Individual police forces can use their discretion, though, so even driving in excess of 1mph could result in a fine.

If police catch you speeding, you can risk the following:

  • A verbal warning
  • Attending a speed awareness course, which you'll have to pay for
  • A Fixed Penalty Notice (a speeding ticket) plus a £100 fine
  • Prosecution. You will have to go to court and you could face a fine of up to £1,000 (£2,500 if you were speeding on the motorway) and a possible driving disqualification
BW37-1x Märklin Spur 0 Handweiche Weiche 8er 8 er Kreis für Uhrwerk-Betrieb,
Confrontation painted miniature Warrior of the Dawn, Chaos Space Marines Noise Marine Commission Superbly Painted Warhammer 40K, BX591-0,5 x Märklin H0 00 Ac Pista de Función Separación Vías M para 3600 800,n
20mph  (32kph) 24mph (38kph)  35mph (56kph) 
30mph (48kph) 35mph (56kph) 50mph (80kph)
40mph (64kph) 46mph (74 kph)   66mph (106kph)
 50mph (80kph) 57mph (91kph)  76mph (122kph) 
60mph (96kph) 68mph (109kph)  86mph (138kph) 
70mph (112kph)  79mph (127kph)  96mph (154kph) 

Back to top


Roads and signsBrawa 46179 Halbspeisewagen BRye Gruppe 36 DB Ep.IV NEU,

motorway

Roads

There are 3 main types of road in the UK and signs and speed limits will differ depending on where you’re driving. These 3 road types are:

  • CYBERPUNK V.3 GAMING UTILITY SCREEN RPG SHADOWRUN D&D TALSORIAN RT04120,High-speed roads (70 mph) where slow vehicles and pedestrians are forbidden. Motorway signs are blue with white text. Motorways are named with an M prefix or suffix (for example M6 or A6 (M)). Junctions and exits are announced one mile in advance, with several signs until the exit. Motorways are free to drive on except for a small part of the M6, north of Birmingham
  • BX89-0,5 x Fleischmann H0 Dc Vagón Cisterna Db Nem Kk Aral + Shell +, Smaller and slower roads which can either be single or dual carriageways. Signs are green with white text. You can find both primary A-roads and primary B-roads, B-roads are generally regional and link up less populated areas.
  • BOEING 720 CAESAR'S CHARIOT LED ZEPPELIN NORTH AMERICAN TOUR 1 144 RODEN 317, These routes are often present when there is a primary route close by. They offer an alternative which may be more direct and avoid dual carriageways. They can be either A or B roads, and signs are white with black writing. 

You can also find C roads across the UK, but these are very small and not often noted on national maps.

Road signs  

Some road signs will be familiar, but there are a few that you can only find in the United Kingdom. Here are the main ones:

Main British road signs by Jean-Yves Scauri

Driving in London 

England’s capital is a must-visit destination for tourists. You may decide to ditch your car and get on the tube, but if you want to see the city from the comfort of your own car then read on to get our tips. 

a. London Congestion Charge 

To avoid traffic in London, there is a toll that drivers in the city centre must pay from Monday to Friday between 7am and 6pm. 

To pay it, you have to register your license plate online before travelling. It costs £11.50 per car per day. 

Congestion charge sign and the areas where it applies:

congestion-charge-small congestion-charge-map

Bronco CB35065 1 35 German Pz.kpfw.35(t) Light Tank,If you want to park on London’s streets, make sure that you know where you are allowed to. Here’s a breakdown of the road markings: 

    Brawa H0 47073 Tankwagen Kesselwagen Veedol NEU NEW OVP, DCC Specialties PSX-4 Power shield - 4 Circuit Breakers MODELRRSUPPLY 5 Offer,
Chaos Dwarf Heroes Hero Warhammer GW - sealed boxed metal, Brawa 6343 Scala H0 Kit Costruzione Cresta di Gallo, allowed  allowed at certain days and times
Bx830-0, 5 x H0 Bügel-kupplung (without Pen) for Passenger Car Freight Car, allowed not allowed
Citadel Warhammer Vintage High Elf or Wood Elf Warriors with Mix Weapons, BR907-0,5 x Märklin Escala 0 1 Blech-Laternenimitat para Linke Desvío E-Weiche,  allowed at certain times and days allowed at certain days and times
Bolt Action WGB-BAT-04 WWII British Cromwell Cruiser Tank Battle Ready (Painted), not allowed  not allowed
British Colonial 15mm Sudanese Campaign, Brawa 41517 Diesellok BR294 DB,  allowed allowed at certain times and days with "pay and display"; free parking at all other times

You can also leave your car in one of these 7 car parks located just outside the congestion charge zone and close to tube stations: 

  • Park Lane / Marble Arch 
  • Queensway 
  • Knightsbridge 
  • Pimlico 
  • St. John's Wood 
  • Tower Bridge 
  • Church Street 

You can then use the Oyster card or the London Travelcard to travel around London with ease. 

b. Dartford Crossing toll 

dartford-crossing

There is another toll to pay if you drive on the east side of London. The Dartford Crossing toll can also be paid online in advance or within 24 hours after crossing. It costs £2.50 per car.

Back to top


Legal risks 

parking

Drink driving

  • The BAC (blood alcohol content) limit in England, Wales and Northern Ireland is 80 micrograms per 100 millilitres of breath
  • The limit in Scotland is significantly lower at 50 micrograms per 100 millilitres of breath
  • Alcohol has a different effect on everyone and is dependent on factors such as weight, age and metabolism, but it is advisable to not drink any alcohol at all when driving.
  • The fine for being caught over the limit can be as high as £5175 and you may also lose your driving license 

Texting while driving

  • Using a mobile phone while driving is illegal in the UK. The penalty is a fine, starting at £90
  • It is allowed to use a phone in emergency situations when dialling 999 or 112
  • Phones can also be used when the car is safely parked
  • Hands-free phones can be used but drivers can still be stopped by the police if there are any suspicions that the driver is distracted

Seatbelts

  • You and your passengers must wear a seatbelt if one is fitted in the seat you’re using
  • You can get fined up to £440 if you don’t wear it
  • An exception to wearing a seatbelt is when the driver is reversing the car

Parking fines 

  • Familiarise yourself with UK parking signs and markings
  • Parking fines start at £60 

texting

Back to top


Road Etiquette and Tips 

Every country has its own driving etiquette and the UK is no different. Here are our top tips for using the road like a local! 

  • Horns should only be used when someone's driving behaviour is really dangerous - and only a quick pip. Any prolonged sounding of the horn is considered hostile. The use of a car horn is not permitted in built-up areas between 11.30pm and 7 am
  • In traffic, always let at least one car in at junctions and exits where possible. It’s only polite!
  • Don't ever try to queue jump (go up the wrong lane and then try to get in late). Drivers will not let you in and you may find yourself blocked deliberately.
  • Flash your lights or blink your hazard lights a few times to express ‘thank you’, ‘you’re welcome’ or ‘go ahead’, depending on the situation.
  • Allow fire, police and ambulance vehicles to pass safely and legally. Continue to drive until you find a place to safely pull out of the way but don’t stop dead in the middle of the road or break the law unless instructed by a police officer.
  • British roads are fairly narrow. The vehicle coming uphill is always given priority.
  • On British motorways, there is no so-called "fast lane". Unless you are overtaking another vehicle, you should remain in the left-hand lane ("Lane 1") at all times. If you change lanes, you must signal with your indicator.
  • The police can arrest you if you drive below the speed required. If an officer thinks your driving is a risk to other road users, even if you are driving slowly, you can be fined.
  • Don’t drive too close to the vehicle in front of you. Understand that some drivers make an effort to maintain a safe, legal, braking distance behind the car in front. 

BT810-1 Roco H0 Empty Box for 69771 Doppel-E-Lokomotive Ae 8 14 11852 SBB , VG,


Five main concerns addressed by the AA 

The AA is the UK’s biggest motoring association. It is the most popular breakdown cover provider in the country, and also offers car insurance, driving lessons, route planning and driving advice. We’ve been in touch with Chris Patience, responsible for all of the AA’s online motoring advice and information, to get some tips about driving in the UK.

Driving on the left

BX475-2x Primex Märklin H0 AC Set Güterwagen 4573 + 4584 + 4594, TOP+2x OVP,With nearly 35 million vehicles, including almost 29 million cars, British roads are generally much busier than roads across mainland Europe.Brand new, 4 WWII 1 35 scale German vehicles, WWI Fokker Dr. 1, see photo,.

On dual carriageways and motorways use the left-hand lane unless overtaking.

Pay particular attention when turning at a junction or rejoining the road after a short stop (refueling etc.) as this is when you are most likely to forget and revert to driving on the right.

There is no general priority rule. You must stop at junctions with a solid white line across the road and must give way to traffic on the main road when emerging from a junction with broken white lines across the road.

Roundabouts

Dapol 7F-048-006 Güterwagen MGR HAA coal wagon No.359180 Spur 0,Roundabouts are very common in Britain and are generally safer than other types of the junction as long as you follow a few simple rules.

Traffic always flows in a clockwise direction around roundabouts.

The general rule is to give way to traffic approaching from your right unless you are directed to do otherwise by signs, road markings or traffic lights.

As you approach a roundabout pay particular attention to any signs and lane markings directing you to the correct lane for your exit.

Cuir Predection Bras Lederarmschoner avec Rivets de Tueur Moyen Âge Armure,.

Driving in London

Broadway Limited 5572 HO NYC USRA MIKADO,Brand 00310 1 35 Sweden Army Strv 103C S Tank C Type,.

If you do drive in the central zone you will have to pay the congestion charge. The charge is payable Monday to Friday between 7 am and 6 pm and the zone is identified by signs and road markings displaying a white 'C' on a red background.

Accidents 

BU119-2 x Märklin H0 Ac 5100 Section de Voie Rail Courbé VOIE M ; 1 X,If you are involved in a road-traffic accident as a driver you must stop if anyone is injured, if there's damage to another vehicle or property or if an animal is injured.Bolt Action WGB-START-17 WWII German Panther Zug (3) Miniatures Plastic Tanks,. Read more information here.

Breakdowns

DC Heroclix TEEN TITANS Factory Set - All Chase Team Base Trigon Superboy Prime,Breakdowns are stressful enough at home but can be even more so if you're in a foreign country and don't know the language or who to contact. Talk to your national breakdown service provider to ensure that your policy is extended to include cover abroad.

If your car breaks down, get your vehicle off the road if possible. Make sure you warn other traffic by using your hazard warning lights, particularly if your vehicle is causing an obstruction

If your car breaks down on a motorway, do the following: 

  • Pull onto the hard shoulder and stop as far to the left as possible
  • Leave your sidelights on and turn on the hazard warning lights
  • Get out of the vehicle by the left-hand door and make sure that all your passengers do the same
  • Wait behind a barrier well away from the carriageway and hard shoulder
  • On motorways without a hard shoulder, use an emergency refuge area, motorway service area, or leave at the next exit
  • If you have to stop in a live lane, put your hazard lights on, and dial 999 or 112. Do not attempt to leave your vehicle unless you are in the left-hand lane and it is safe to do so.

Read more information and advice about car break down on the AA website

Brawa 47964 Güterwagen Gms30 DB Erdal (AC),


Top 10 places to visit by car 

 

If you’re driving over to the UK using the ferry, then you’ll most likely arrive at the port of Dover. From Brighton’s famous Pier to the prehistoric Stonehenge monument, you can easily get to all of these fantastic places by car from the town. Here are our ten must-see locations.

dover

COWF-0032 - 39th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment Garibaldi Guard - Edmunds,

When you arrive in Dover, take some time to explore the city, including 16th century Deal Castle, and enjoy the beautiful panoramas of the famous White Cliffs.

bexhill-on-sea

BV588-0,5 Märklin H0 Cast Iron Casing with Smoker Train for 3047 Steam,

From Dover, take a scenic drive along the south coast on the A20 and A259. In about 90 minutes you'll arrive in Bexhill, where you can admire the seaside and get a splendid view of the English Channel.


brighton

BO156-1 Brawa H0 Ac 0345 Locomotiva Diesel Cargo V 100 204 274-5 Db Nem,

From the A259, continue on the A27 for 31 miles to arrive in Brighton. The city's famous pier is fabulously British and features a funfair, restaurants and traditional seaside fun.

london

CLASSIC, RUNS GREAT, VERY RARE Lionel 700E LOCO WITH 700T TENDER WITH 2954 716,

Make sure you stop by the capital to visit famous monuments like the CP GP38-2 Loco. Standard DC HO - Athearn Genesis ATHG65682 vmf121,, Big Ben and the Tower of London. To reach London from Dover, take the A2 and then follow the M2 for 76 miles.


windsor

Brawa 45213 Express Train Wagon First Class Heavy Steel Wagon DRG ep. 2 New, RRP,

From London, take the A4 for 25 miles to Windsor to visit the D20 MENACE MANUAL - D20 MODERN RARE RPG WIZARDS DND D&D ROLEPLAYING ROLEPLAY OOP,. Windsor Castle is the official residence of The Queen and the beautiful grounds cover 13 acres.

stonehenge

Burlington GP 40 630 Diesellok N 1 160 å ,

Take the M3 from London, take the A303 for 88 miles and stop in Wiltshire. This picturesque county is home to the prehistoric monument Stonehenge. Walk in the footsteps of our Neolithic ancestors and discover how they lived 4500 years ago.


oxford

By626-0,5 x Märklin H0 00 Ac Pezzo di Accomodamento per 3600 800 M Pista ,,

From London, take the M40 then the A40 for 46 miles to stop in Oxford, a city that revolves around its prestigious university, established in the 12th century. Drive on the A44 to Woodstock to visit Blenheim Palace, one of the finest country houses in Britain, birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

warwick

Brawa 47921 Vagón de Carga Cerrado Hkms „Oppeln“ Der Dr Epoche 4 Neuwertig,

Continue on the M40 for 95 miles to arrive in Warwick and visit the famous Warwick Castle. This medieval castle was originally built by William the Conqueror in 1068 and is home to one of the world’s largest working siege engines.


cambridge

BR630-1x Märklin H0 00 AC Gleis gerade M-Gleis für 3600 800 Vorkrieg, OVP,

From London, take the M11 for 63 miles and stop by Cambridge to visit one of the world’s most famous university towns and see some of the finest scenery in southern England.

cardiff

BRAWA 61015 Spur N Diesellok BR 233 der DB AG, Bahnbau Gruppe mit Sound,

From London, drive on the M4 for 150 miles and you’ll be in Cardiff, the capital of Wales. This port city is home to Commander Series Iron Shipwrightes USS Boston Canberra 1 350th,, a marvel of Roman, medieval and Gothic architecture.


Driving in the UK can be a challenge at first and you should always prepare before you start driving in the country. This guide should help you with all of your preparations. Remember to read up on all rules and regulations, but most importantly- enjoy your holiday!

Bolt Action WW2 British Commonwealth Infantry (30) NIB NEW Warlord Games 28 mm,


Sources and additional information

Back to top

x