Carry on Operating, the West Coast in N gauge continues
It's been a while since my last entry. Things have been busy. The layout has now appeared in last October's edition of Model Rail, and the two-parter in the N Gauge Journal has just finished. However, the layout looks set to be appearing in Hornby magazine later next year. In the meantime the layout has been up and running, and I have some more photos to share for those that are interested. So here we go.
Harrow & Wealdstone. two 304s pass on the Slow Lines, while a Cravens 105 DMU sits in platform 7 with the signal cleared for another trip to Stanmore Village.
An unusual view as this is looking from the back of the layout to the front. Harrow Shunting Frame can't be seen normally as it is hidden by the Goods Shed. This view is looking north.
At the south end of Harrow.
The Liverpool Pullman heads south on the last lap to Euston.
1A20 0812 Manchester to Euston slows to a stop at Watford to 'Set Down Only'.
Empty Cement working heading north for Tring Cutting. A southbound Express passes while a 1959 and 1972 Tube set pass in the background.
Previous picture from a different viewpoint. A Derby Lightweight Single car DMU is on the Stanmore Branch working, having been borrowed from Bletchley.
1A88 'Bletchley Mails' hurries through Watford on the Up Slow Line. A Cravens 105 DMU sits in platform 10 waiting to leave with a St. Albans Abbey working.
The North Wembley 'BOC' Tankers pass the depot at Watford.
A class 40 on some loaded Hoppers near Linslade fails to disturb the swans on the Canal.
A Halewood - Dagenham working heads south through Watford as the Manchester Pullman heads northwards.
The Manchester Pullman overtakes a 310 at Harrow.
Rush Hour at Harrow. Two 310s pass on the Slow Lines, as two 1938 Tube sets pass on the DC Lines. A northbound Express passes through the middle.
The St. Albans Abbey DMU waits to set off from platform 10 while a southbound Freightliner passes two 25s on a lengthy empty wagon working.
A class 115 DMU makes an unexpected appearance at the Junction, almost as unexpected as the Cravens DPU in platform 11.
Southbound 'Flasks' on the Up Slow Line at Harrow.
Southbound Class 8 Freight overtaken by a Euston bound Express.
1Z16 passing Watford. 1M16 (from Inverness and Fort William) sometimes ran in two portions if one was running late. The late running section ran as 1Z16, and sometimes was worked through to Euston with a class 47.
Another rare sight (I only ever saw this once in five years) Double-headed 50s pass south through Watford.
Southbound Cement passing through Harrow on the Up Slow Line.
Mid-summer's evening. A northbound Sleeper service hurries through Harrow.
Green liveried 47 with full yellow ends speeds through Watford with a northbound Excursion.
Hope you enjoyed ?