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#1 Removed a/c_baldrick25

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 20:34

Had to travel via Buxton today so here's a few shots that may be of interest for modelling.

The near derelict remains of Buxton sheds, once the home of lots of class 37's and more.
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A close up of the front area . Note the high level 'ground' signals guarding the entrance.
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The Upper Quadrant home signal at the end of platform 2.
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The upper quadrant home signal- platform 1- the normal platform in use.
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The signal box which controls the station entrance and industrial quarry entrance junction.
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Ive added a couple of shots of the buffer stops in use to a seperate thread on that subject. CLICKY LINK
Hope they are of interest.



#2 Jamesb

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 16:17

Hi there,

Some nice pics. So sad to see Buxton TMD in this state. At the risk of hijacking your thread, I've uploaded some pics from happier times. All were taken circa 1989 - 1991. Enjoy!


60 011 'Cader Idris', not long since off the production line, rests on the centre road at Buxton. Presumably it was there for crew training/running in?

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View from round the back of the shed. Sorry, no numbers recorded.

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47 295 and 37 676 on shed.

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Same two, viewed from the station car park.


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Triple grey-fest! 37 414, 31 296 & 47 050 rest on shed.

*edited after a bit or research showed that 47 650 never carried triple grey, so it must have been 050. I also noticed the wonky numbers on 37 414! Take a closer look, the number is made up from two seperate sizes of numerals. Prototype for everything??*


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The odd one out. 31 180 spoils the triple grey look.

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Sunday line up at Buxton. Amongst the locos are 47 594, 47 438 (large logo) and 37 688 'Great Rocks'. (Second 37 in and identifiable by its name plate with circular 'ICI' badge above).


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Posted 06 February 2011 - 17:20

And a couple more scanned pics from 'back in the day'. Enjoy!



An unidentified 31 sits on the fuel tank road at Buxton.
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37 414, in trainload construction livery, complete with Buxton 'millstone' shed plates, sits on shed, in company with 37 422.

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37 422

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37 679 sits in the sunshine, whilst 37 681 hides in the gloom.
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Posted 06 February 2011 - 22:31

hi,

Many thanks both for all these pics of Buxton, past and present - absolutely perfect timing for me, as I am using Buxton TMD as inspiration for my c.1979 BR Blue TMD 'on a plank', so the close-up shots of the shed and running lines are especially welcome. I found a track diagram on an internet search for Buxton (Hull MRS - http://www.hullmrs.org/buxtontmd.html) plus other classic traction shots on the old RM forum.

cheers,

Keith

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 22:44

Keith, I posted some photos of the fueling facilities in this thread. I live a few minutes away from the shed so if you want some more pics please ask.

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 23:07

Hi Keith, you're welcome re the pics. The Hmrs trackplan (and I do realise its a schematic diagram) isn't actually a perfect resemblance of the real Buxton. I'd advise using Google earth/maps to see the real thing. Not massively different to the plan you have, but worth checking all the same.

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Posted 07 February 2011 - 00:33

Here's some pictures of Buxton from a slightly earlier period:

BX_TMDview.jpg
BX_TMD_scene.jpg
BX_class108_2.jpg
BX_45007_2.jpg
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Posted 07 February 2011 - 11:37

Ah! What a blast from the past! Red stripe 37's, Peaks and 'proper' DMUs. More please!

James

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Posted 07 February 2011 - 13:51

Afternoon all,

Many thanks for putting this post on because I too am building a model of buxton, i have a nearly complete shed building now and am therefore really appreciating the depot shots! A bit of an appeal though, does anybody have any shots of the inside of the depot building as I am struggling a little with the internal detail. I have so far found one pic on the Cheddleton BRCW Workgroup Class 104's website which shows some good detail but anymore would be massivly appreciated!

I took a walk up to the depot over the weekend and sadly it is looking very run down now with most windows broken or boarded up. A word of advice though, along the footpath there are some massive puddles that do not look deep..... THEY ARE! I ended up with water up to my ankles lol!

Anyway, enough of my rambling!

Regards

Mike S

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Posted 07 February 2011 - 15:29

"A word of advice though, along the footpath there are some massive puddles that do not look deep..... THEY ARE! I ended up with water up to my ankles lol!"




That reminds me of one sunday I went down that pathway. Just adjacent to where I took the pic of 37 676, laying on the grass bank, was the complete driver's windscreen from a 37. It had a crack in the top right hand corner and had clearly been discarded over the fence after being removed. I toyed with the idea of picking it up and taking it home. I wish I had done now! What a great little modelling work bench/cutting mat that would have made!


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Posted 07 February 2011 - 19:36

Thanks Paul and James for the comments and help - much appreciated.

Blue 'Peaks' at Buxton - fantastic!! - just what I am hoping to try to conjure up myself - cheers 'Highpeak' for those pics.

all the best,

Keith

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Posted 07 February 2011 - 22:51

Hi Keith,

Don't forget to include some Class 20's, 25's and 40's to make it a real representation of Buxton! Just stick a quick search in Google images under 'Buxton TMD' and you'll see a right old spread of classic traction!

Mike S. You were after details of the inside of the shed? You (and anyone else who is interested in Buxton) could do worse than check out these videos on Youtube. Not my work, credit goes to 'MrFRANK37105'.

Buxton tmd on youtube

Buxton tmd on youtube # 2

Buxton tmd on youtube # 3

Buxton tmd on youtube # 4



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Posted 07 February 2011 - 23:21

The Upper Quadrant home signal at the end of platform 2.
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Has the line to the lft of the pic only recently been taken out of use? The rail looks shiny but the point to the right of the post has had its crossing removed.






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Posted 08 February 2011 - 02:17

Ah! What a blast from the past! Red stripe 37's, Peaks and 'proper' DMUs. More please!

James

For Buxton, the 'proper' DMU on the North Western side was the class 104. I'd love to be able to ride on one of these again:
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Posted 08 February 2011 - 03:06

Sulzer type 2s were getting a bit scarcer when I took this:
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These are a bit outside Buxton, up at Hillhead Quarry, taken by my grandfather:
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Here's another angle on the Peak and the class 37, the old Midland buildings on the Peak Rail site are still standing which should help date it:
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Posted 10 July 2011 - 16:21

Hello , just for personal interested as I'm looking to model a layout on buxton tmd , does anyone know or possibly have any photos of buxton tmd in the early EWS years and after it had closed of inside the building it self , or of the building it self inside in BR years ?

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Posted 10 July 2011 - 17:46

How strange to see an addition to this thread today. This is a thread I have saved as I too intend to build a model of this for my O gauge layout. So with that in mind I wanted to take some pictures myself from various angles so that I could work out dimensions (count bricks) with the High Res pictures as opposed to the ones in here good as they are.

So having discussed with our glorious leader last night my plan we arranged to meet today in Derbyshire. Slight problem I told him Matlock and not Buxton hence his cryptic status update.Posted Image

Nice day out in Matlock and a ride on the new line but of course it still means I have to visit Buxton another day.Posted Image

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Posted 10 July 2011 - 18:39

Has the line to the lft of the pic only recently been taken out of use? The rail looks shiny but the point to the right of the post has had its crossing removed.


More likely that the crossing had some sort of defect and required replacement. Switches (point blades) and crossings can take a long time to source if they have to be made to order and on busy routes it is the practice to try and 'borrow' one from a renewal job. If however one cannot be located or the opperators can do without the points in question, plain lining the crossing is usually the option taken

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Posted 10 July 2011 - 21:56

Some varied Locos at Buxton over the years.

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The short lived 20/3s (first time round)
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37046,37010 030483
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A visitor from up North (one of many over the years)
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31233,31270 030293
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The Buxton snow ploughs
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And of course Kinder Scout
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Posted 10 July 2011 - 22:25

More likely that the crossing had some sort of defect and required replacement. Switches (point blades) and crossings can take a long time to source if they have to be made to order and on busy routes it is the practice to try and 'borrow' one from a renewal job. If however one cannot be located or the opperators can do without the points in question, plain lining the crossing is usually the option taken


Being fairly local to Buxton I think the crossing has been out for a while now maybe a few years or so and its possible it was deliberate to prevent any access by locos or otherwise to the depot area. Its possible that the point blade has been clamp locked as well and the lever in Buxton No. 1 isolated out of use.

Cheers Paul

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Posted 10 July 2011 - 22:29

Buxton ain't what it used to be. I prefer the one in Foxline Publications. B)

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 19:49

Superb set of fots guys cheers for uploading and sharing :no: :sungum: more pics please of the shed and sector loco's if you have any? Wanted to model Buxton TMD but its been done a few times now so maybe Peak Forrest is in the cards if i had a garage/loft big enough!

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 20:04

Some great photos here everyone i remember this was our way home stop when we came back from Crewe station. I used to live just outside Buxton so frequent visits to the hotspots were always on the cards. Suppose the good thing is that the area is still busy with freight & Peakdale still lives. I'll never forget sitting in the garden of our home & hearing double headed 37's heading down the Hope Valley line they were deafening it was great as a five year old.

Simon