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#176 Michael Delamar

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 15:15

I dont think ive ever seen these together on a layout...

http://www.flickr.co...ics/5513944529/

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#177 Michael Delamar

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 15:27

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45388 Lostock Hall 27/7/68 by Glevumblues, on Flickr
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 15:59

Some very impressive photos in this thread. Makes me want to break out the weathering powders.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 22:57

Because I'm a lazy git when it comes to gathering reference material... http://www.flickr.co...ps/1918319@N25/ This might be of interest to a few others on here as it (hopefully) grows in time!

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 10:22

45388 Lostock Hall 27/7/68 by Glevumblues, on Flickr


About that time I was working in Crewe. Class 50s were being delivered from EE. I was sharing lodgings with a lad from Preston who was an EE technician on acceptance runs northwards along the WCML and the Chester line. They would have been somewhere around D434-6ish by that date.

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#181 Michael Delamar

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 13:31

another shot of class 50 on Lostock hall shed.

http://www.flickr.co...nie/6627028023/

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 14:04

another shot of class 50 on Lostock hall shed.

http://www.flickr.co...nie/6627028023/


Looks to me like that's practically The End, if not actually the day itself: 70013 looking well, and a handful of machines in steam to fulfil the final day's thoroughly-chronicled last diagrammed workings.

Note the bus teasingly poised slightly off-bridge as it traverses Watkin Lane :sungum:
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#183 S.A.C Martin

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 14:20

I had no idea you could have class 50s in blue alongside steam. What a wonderfully charismatic sight, and what a contrast between the old and the new. Strange to think that there's at least one of each of the 5MT (many more than that in fact), 8F and class 50 still running mainline today!

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 14:59

I had no idea you could have class 50s in blue alongside steam. What a wonderfully charismatic sight, and what a contrast between the old and the new. Strange to think that there's at least one of each of the 5MT (many more than that in fact), 8F and class 50 still running mainline today!


Welcome to the dark side my friend :jester:

Oh yes, it's just that sort of 'It should not have happened' juxtaposition that makes our elective nano-genre truly unacceptable to many. I think we're due rehab, the relative levels of madness such images have brought on.
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#185 Michael Delamar

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 15:25

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Manchester Victoria Stn. 28.4.68 by George of Dufton, on Flickr
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#186 Michael Delamar

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 15:28

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44735 Carnforth 2/8/1968 by Glevumblues, on Flickr
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#187 Michael Delamar

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 15:34

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Wortley Junction. by cabsaab900, on Flickr
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Posted 26 April 2012 - 15:37

Wortley Junction. by cabsaab900, on Flickr


WHAT is that sleeping car, please?????

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 15:39

Think my modelling could be in for a slight time shift as and when cash allows. Memories of my first two years on BR when almost any mixture could be seen in the Birmingham area. Don't let anyone tell you it couldn't happen, it probably did in that era. Unfortunately I didn't get them on the same frame but adjacent shots I took at Derby around 1966 included 44767 and a blue/grey Mk2.
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#190 Michael Delamar

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 15:44

Ivatt class 2, maroon observation car with yellow end and 5 blue and grey mk2's 1967.

1min, 20.


as famous as this insidence was, I cant find any decent shots of the fence and the train, id like to know what loco it was. only one allocated to Aintree at this time.



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Posted 26 April 2012 - 15:54

That shot of 44735 is so modellable. Absolutely brilliant find that Michael.

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 15:59

That shot of 44735 is so modellable. Absolutely brilliant find that Michael.


To shamelessly borrow a quote, this thread is "All Killer - No Filler."
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#193 Michael Delamar

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 15:59

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End of steam in Leeds/Bradford- 61306 by trafalgar45682, on Flickr
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#194 Michael Delamar

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 16:02

another of 61306 by Robert Carroll, if your reading Robert, could you enable the BB code on your flickr so we can embed them please?

http://www.flickr.co...cwp/4512156096/

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 16:20

WHAT is that sleeping car, please?????


Stanier 8-wheeler (2nd class); some of them lasted til 1976 or so.

The MetCam at ManVic is interesting, I'd not realised that painting over the ally window frames was practised so early.
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Posted 26 April 2012 - 16:28

I've just come across this thread and spent ages studying the various photographs. Often thinking of steam and blue & grey as mutually exclusive, this thread shows it how it really was with a gold mine of interesting photographs fro a rarely modelled era.

I suppose if one is modelling steam, then the maroon/green/chocolate & cream coaches tend to accompany the locos.

Perhaps its because the steam locomotives never got the corporate blue identity (VoR excepted) that we don't associate them with their contemporary coaches painted in a then modern colour scheme.
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Posted 26 April 2012 - 18:48

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No.4472 'Flying Scotsman'. Birmingham (Snow Hill). 18 September 1965 by ricsrailpics, on Flickr


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No.4472 'Flying Scotsman'. Birmingham (Snow Hill). 18 September 1965 by ricsrailpics, on Flickr

Is that a Bulleid Semi Open Brake I see behind Flying Scotsman?

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#198 Michael Delamar

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 18:57

going off topic a bit but whats the best detailed Hornby flying scotsman for this era? either with or without the 2 tenders.

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 19:30

Steam. blue and grey coaches (b4 bogies too) colour lights, FB rail and yet hardly ever (if ever) modelled.


This combination has always appealed to me too!

I had plans to build a layout set in the summer of '68 a few years ago. Really wanting to portary an accurate balance between steam and diesel motive power as some books (as they focus on the last of steam) give the impression that steam was everywhere in the north west until mid August whereas the change wasn't quite like that...

I have a plan of my idea somewhere - it would have been set somewhere between Skipton and Carnforth and modelled in P4. I started various items for it; a pair of Lima 47s were started and were to feature Protot 1000 PA-1 mechanisms, one, even was painted (and maybe appeared on an earlier RMweb...), a Class 40 was finished (D348 which I subsequently sold following some persuassion), a Bachmann 08 is now ready for BR Blue and a TOPS number, various Hornby and Bachmann Class 25 parts, a rake's worth of Kitmaster Mark 1s sit in the cupboard, I have bits ready for a Standard 4MT and Stanier 8Fs and a pile of wagon kits!

Not long afterwards I got invovled with Botanic Gardens and concentrated on that. It's a project theme I'd like to revists at some point, so we'll see...

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#200 Andy Kirkham

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 20:35

Are there any photos of blue Westerns alongside steam locos? (e.g. at Reading or Westbury in 1967)







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