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#29176 The Stationmaster

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Posted 12 March 2018 - 19:15

Mike, I think that's true for mainliners but I understand that shunters were allocated to old steam depots as well.

 

Definitely so although I think once the old depots had gone the shunters were similarly based although smaller depots such as Ebbw Jcn had an allocation (the place also had a very attractive allocation of you females in the clerical grades as well as it happens although they were all in the co-located AM's office which wasn't called Ebbw Jcn despite being the other side of one of the walls of the admin block).


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Posted 13 March 2018 - 16:06

Hi everyone,

 

Chris Nevard highlighted this company on Facebook today.............. https://www.modelux-models.co.uk

I've had a look at their website, some interesting models at a very reasonable price. No personal experience of building one so can't comment on that.

 

Worth a share ?


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Posted 13 March 2018 - 19:51

Whilst looking for something else I found this shot of 1363 on Hemerdon with red plates. :o

 

1363 on Hemerdon.jpg


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Posted 13 March 2018 - 20:00

Hi everyone,
 
Chris Nevard highlighted this company on Facebook today.............. https://www.modelux-models.co.uk
I've had a look at their website, some interesting models at a very reasonable price. No personal experience of building one so can't comment on that.
 
Worth a share ?

I got as far as “Due to overwhelming demand, there is currently a 5-7 working day delivery time for orders” which is fair enough, but then “Accept and Continue” was an impediment too far. Either they want me to examine their oeuvre or they don’t. Websites should be inviting, not prescriptive.
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#29180 Ian Hargrave

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Posted 13 March 2018 - 20:15

I got as far as “Due to overwhelming demand, there is currently a 5-7 working day delivery time for orders” which is fair enough, but then “Accept and Continue” was an impediment too far. Either they want me to examine their oeuvre or they don’t. Websites should be inviting, not prescriptive.


IKEA in 4mm scale ? A little too twee and precious to pursue beyond their first page I think.That phrase "flat pack" gives recurring nightmares.A deal.of glossy shadow...and the substance ?
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#29181 steve fay

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Posted 13 March 2018 - 20:55

Whilst looking for something else I found this shot of 1363 on Hemerdon with red plates. :o

attachicon.gif1363 on Hemerdon.jpg

thats a great shot full of detail, what’s the year? I notice both up and down lines have been relaid with Concrete sleepers

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Posted 13 March 2018 - 21:01

thats a great shot full of detail, what’s the year? I notice both up and down lines have been relaid with Concrete sleepers


Late '64.
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#29183 2ManySpams

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Posted 13 March 2018 - 21:02

Whilst looking for something else I found this shot of 1363 on Hemerdon with red plates. :o
 
attachicon.gif1363 on Hemerdon.jpg


Nice concrete and wire fence.
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#29184 Castle

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Posted 13 March 2018 - 22:06

Hi All,

Never seen that shot of No. 1363 before! Thanks for sharing it Rob. She looks to be in pretty good condition there.

The latest RMWEB Didcot tour has been arranged by the way. I though the ANTB gang might have an interest in coming along...

http://www.rmweb.co....nday-29th-july/

I hope that some of you are able to come along this year!

All the best,

Castle
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#29185 The Fatadder

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 08:16

Sadly I’m in Duxford flying a Harvard on that day, Will be back in 2019!
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#29186 Captain Kernow

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 10:16

Sadly I’m in Duxford flying a Harvard on that day, Will be back in 2019!

You could do some aerial shots of the group!


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#29187 Mallard60022

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 10:35

Whilst looking for something else I found this shot of 1363 on Hemerdon with red plates. :o

 

attachicon.gif1363 on Hemerdon.jpg

http://www.railuk.in....php?row_id=306

 

Can't be '64. I reckon that could be going to Swindonia for scrap. It could, of course, just be goiung to Taunton, or Bridgewater. Didcot must have got it from Swindon? 


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Posted 14 March 2018 - 10:46

http://www.railuk.in....php?row_id=306

 

Can't be '64. I reckon that could be going to Swindonia for scrap. It could, of course, just be goiung to Taunton, or Bridgewater. Didcot must have got it from Swindon? 

 

Nah !

 

Been sent to a naughty step somewhere in the Szechaun Province for redevelopment and new scanning.

 

Nam Phong


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Posted 14 March 2018 - 11:00

http://www.railuk.in....php?row_id=306

 

Can't be '64. I reckon that could be going to Swindonia for scrap. It could, of course, just be goiung to Taunton, or Bridgewater. Didcot must have got it from Swindon? 

 

Bunker first all the way to Swindon (or Taunton or Bridgewater for that matter)? Surely they have turned it on the Laira triangle first for a long journey like that. And how fast could it have gone? During the day it would that have caused havoc with scheduled services.


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#29190 The Stationmaster

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 11:41

Nice concrete and wire fence.

 

Indeed - standard Western pattern with the wire spacing exactly reproducing the spacing previously used on GWR timber fence posts.

http://www.railuk.in....php?row_id=306

 

Can't be '64. I reckon that could be going to Swindonia for scrap. It could, of course, just be goiung to Taunton, or Bridgewater. Didcot must have got it from Swindon? 

 

On its way to Totnes dear fellah - it was moved there under the power of its own puffing in 1964.  Probably quite logical to run bunker first because although the first half of the trip was uphill the second half was downhill and that's when it might have been getting a bit tight for water so sensible to do that bit bunker first (and therefore the firebox end of the boiler would be at the downhill end).


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Posted 14 March 2018 - 11:55

Nice watertower

 

Thank you, starting to get somewhere with it now !

 

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Will need to make a ladder and possibly some light weathering plus other stuff.

 

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 12:02

Sadly I’m in Duxford flying a Harvard on that day, Will be back in 2019!

Where's the "jealous" button?


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#29193 Mallard60022

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 12:04

Indeed - standard Western pattern with the wire spacing exactly reproducing the spacing previously used on GWR timber fence posts.


On its way to Totnes dear fellah - it was moved there under the power of its own puffing in 1964. Probably quite logical to run bunker first because although the first half of the trip was uphill the second half was downhill and that's when it might have been getting a bit tight for water so sensible to do that bit bunker first (and therefore the firebox end of the boiler would be at the downhill end).

So where was it from withdrawal? I can't remember if it was stored at Laira.

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 12:27

So where was it from withdrawal? I can't remember if it was stored at Laira.

 

With a couple of other Hemerdon  pics including one of some lucky lad cabbing 1363 unless it's a very short man......

 

http://www.didcotrai.../1363/1363.html


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Posted 14 March 2018 - 13:07

Where's the "jealous" button?


I did the Tigermoth last year which was amazing, one day hopefully will complete the set at Duxford and fly the Spitfire. Though that won’t be for a long time!
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Posted 14 March 2018 - 14:10

some lucky lad cabbing 1363 unless it's a very short man......

 

http://www.didcotrai.../1363/1363.html

I think it's a normal-sized man who has crouched down because he didn't want to get his picture in the Illustrated Monthly Gricethusiast, having been warned that the Official Photographer was lurking on the embankment by a quick-thinking goods guard on a down unfitted goods train, who managed to get a paper dart with the message on it from the verandah of his Toad right into the top pocket of 1363's driver.


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#29197 gwrrob

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 14:40

Indeed - standard Western pattern with the wire spacing exactly reproducing the spacing previously used on GWR timber fence posts.

 

On its way to Totnes dear fellah - it was moved there under the power of its own puffing in 1964.  Probably quite logical to run bunker first because although the first half of the trip was uphill the second half was downhill and that's when it might have been getting a bit tight for water so sensible to do that bit bunker first (and therefore the firebox end of the boiler would be at the downhill end).

 

That must have been the trip where they stopped for water at Brent, there's a photo in the Middleton Press book, Newton to Plymouth. Never noticed the red plates before.


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#29198 Mallard60022

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 15:35

With a couple of other Hemerdon  pics including one of some lucky lad cabbing 1363 unless it's a very short man......

 

http://www.didcotrai.../1363/1363.html

Blimey, after all these years I learn what happened. I didn't really go to Laira that much after the end of 1962 and I really can not remember seeing '63 in the Roundhouse.

Lovely little article, thanks monsewer hill.

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 15:54

That must have been the trip where they stopped for water at Brent, there's a photo in the Middleton Press book, Newton to Plymouth. Never noticed the red plates before.

 

Here's the photo, please respect the copyright of Mr Saunders. I reckon 1363 was one of the last locos to take water at Brent then.

 

1363 at Brent.jpg


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Posted 14 March 2018 - 17:12

A heads up on some newly released toad allocation transfers from Railtec.

 

http://www.railtec-m...tem.php?id=3271

 

http://www.railtec-m...tem.php?id=3269

 

Although these are the depot letters , Steve will also do sets of numbers to suit too. Priced according to the number of transfers required.


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