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Leeds 600, detail pics at Tramway Museum Society's Clay Cross store.


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Today I managed to visit the TMS store at Clay Cross, this is located in the former Midland Railway Goods shed near Clay Cross junction.

 

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Purpose of the visit was to get some info and detail pics of Leeds 600, for a preserved vehicle, pictures of 600 are quite few and far between, I'd particularly been struggling to find any info on the boxes on the roof, interior and the rear of the advert boards. So a few pics for posterity.

 

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Big thank you to all who made this happen, you know who you are. I've pretty much got all the info that I need so I'd better get on with the model of 600, I've now got the Halling chassis for it so should be plain sailing from here.................... you just know something'll go wrong now.

 

As work on 600 had stalled, work on 301 (LCC No1) started, upper deck done but still rough so no pics yet. Seems like my quip about an r-t-r blue pullman in my last entry spurred Olivias/Heljan on, so I'll have to do something now towards an r-t-r tram. My current thinking for LCC1 is to make a resin chassis with bulkheads, controllers, seats, stairs etc that Halling components can just be clipped in, so thought I'd have a mess around and make one for my own use for a corgi Feltham. I can't get on with Bec bogies on press studs etc, I think perhaps there are much better things available and just because it's always been done that way................

 

Grime Street will be appearing before a 'home' crowd very shortly at the Middleton Railway model show, I'll stick the dates up, so if you're in the area come and say 'hi' chances are you'll end up operating whilst I go for a brew/train ride/pint/skive etc.

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Considering the mess when the store was burnt out not so long ago it looks good. Do they ever move the trams out I have lived nearby for years and have never seen any trams on lowloaders.

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Considering the mess when the store was burnt out not so long ago it looks good. Do they ever move the trams out I have lived nearby for years and have never seen any trams on lowloaders.

 

Yeah they do, don't think it's that frequent though, 600 went in there about 5 years ago I believe. You can't see it on the picture but the pale brick building next to the tracks has quite a repair to it's left hand corner, I think that was the result of an altercation with a Blackpool OMO car/low loader! It certainly doesn't look an easy site to get a lowloader in and out of.

 

There's still a bit of burnt out roof on a couple of things in there but overall it seems in very good shape.

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I've always wanted to see whats in the store - is the streamlined kilmarnock bogie still there?

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