SEPTEMBER 2021 VIDEO
Its taken since mid August to put this video together and edit but finally here it is.
A broad selection of weekday and Summer Saturday workings from the 1957 timetable including the Pines Express. Freights both up and down the S&D and on the Mangotsfield line and some ‘on shed’ shots. Watch out for banking up the steep 1 in 50 through Lyncombe Vale with train engine 7F 53802 and banker 4F 44560. Both R/C battery operated and with sound.
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This months video is a focus in on the unique S&D 7F’s working on the line. During the week they were to be seen on the many daily Bath – Evercreech – Bath freights and on Summer Saturdays could be seen helping out due to rostered engine failures.
We see the SO 07.43 Birmingham - Bournemouth West depart Bath at 10.32 behind S&D 7F 53807 on Bath duty 11 and S&D 4F 44560 on Bath Duty 33.
Very occasionally one could witness the most unusual sight of a pair of S
SOMERSET & DORSET RAILWAY in 7mm
This months video from Bath Green Park shows a wide selection of freight and passenger movements that would have been seen in the late 50's and 60's up to closure. In particular I've been investigating milk movements north of Bath. We are all familiar with the milk tanker traffic from Bason Bridge, Wincanton and Bailey Gate that was run to Templecombe for rapid movement to London but I've recently been aware of tanker movements from Bailey Gate wh
Inside Bath Green Park shed.
I have modelled the Somerset & Dorset Railway in 7mm in a room 45 x 15. I started 14 years ago and the concept is to be able to run to the actual timetable of the late 50's and early 60's. The track layout is correct for the period if slightly compressed. I have modelled Green P:ark station, Both S&D and Midland sheds, Midland Bridge yard on the down side and the S&D yard on the up side, Bath Junction, Devonshire Bank, Devonshire tunnel, Lyncombe Vale