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  1. https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/collections/collections-online/photographs/item/1998-87703 Just to complement the KS 0-4-2T, another loco for relatively confined spaces.
  2. Just a sideways thought on the 14th October image of the station exit, poster panel and a stack of boxes. I've worked out that it's an LTM image that they have dated as 1925. The Exit built into the original structure is closed off with rough and well-used gates, suggesting non-operational use for storage or access, which is not an unusual scenario. It could be that the area is in use by private tenants, of course, in which case the possibilities are quite wide. Assuming non-operational use by the railway, there aren't any strong clues from the boxes themselves, o
  3. In a different life, quite a long time ago, I researched in advance of modelling the vehicles. I have a few notes of modelling dimensions, 4mm scale: 9mm wheels; equal-wheel trucks 18mm wheelbase; bogie centres 75.5mm; overall vehicle length 180mm Can't lay my hands on much more than this at the moment. There was a good general article, with bibliography, in Tramway Review, March 2019.
  4. Have seen Class 503 3D prints available: http://www.rue-d-etropal.com/3D-printing/passenger-stock-lms/3d_printed_LMS-cl-503.htm I'm not familiar with these though I'm experimenting with other stock and trams from the same manufacturer and others.
  5. "automated lines on the Underground, sustained operation at 36tph is possible" Indeed, and it's achieved pretty consistently on the Victoria Line. Working timetable: http://content.tfl.gov.uk/ttn-225-20-vic.pdf
  6. Starting points for a Road Machines monorail in 1:32 or 1:24: https://www.shapeways.com/product/RWYQ7RGEQ/1-32-road-machines-monorail-basic-frame?optionId=59800634&li=shops https://www.shapeways.com/product/2T886X6E6/monorail-unpowered-basic-frame?optionId=58132081&li=shops Some track parts also listed.
  7. It's outside my areas of research and expertise, but I think there may have been a number of analogous places around the early Metropolitan and MDR, the Circle and elsewhere for steam loco changeovers and layovers. These were maybe just a single siding. water supply and a place for a few baskets of coal. St James's Park in steam days is one example, I think. Mansion House was a more substantial location for the MDR almost on a par to Edgware Road.
  8. On Bouverie Street shed, I would only have been looking for Metropolitan drawings, and the date was probably too early for a District presence, though that might have happened later in the Century. I've no information on the shed's operational and engineerng role, or when the shed ceased to be active, but it may have been well-placed for loco layovers and very light maintenance, being close to Edgware Road and to Bishop's Road where changeovers would be taking place. The Metropolitan's substantial Edgware Road Works was quite close, too, so that must be part of the story..
  9. Fair points. One partlculary element of the Broad Street site that doesn't get much attention is the large two-level Broad Street Goods Depot, to the West of the passenger station. I'm slightly aware of this establishment because a Grandfather and a Great-Grandfather worked in and around that depot for about 50 years each. There is much more to dscover, I'm sure, for both the depot and the passenger stations' internal layouts, wagon turntables and lateral connections at lower level. https://maps.nls.uk/view/103313324
  10. An overdue observation on the January 2016 discussion of the alignment of route in the vicinity of Praed Street junction, with what used to be a space and an arched entrance to the south-east of teh runnin glines. I believe there are present day LT engineering premises within that site, with street access. Long ago I saw early site plans for the railway including detail of a short two-road engine shed with shallow pits. Looking at the online Ordnance Survey 25" plan, publication date 1869, an engine shed is shown: https://maps.nls.uk/view/103313018 This map show the Padding
  11. An alternative, 1928, view from the air of tthe Liverpool Street territory in question: https://www.britainfromabove.org.uk/en/image/EPW024269
  12. Also, there are examples of light loco movements returning after the last outbound morning GWR trains and locos arriving to pick up the evening trains. Analysing 1919 timetables, however, it looks like two locomotives remained at Bishop's Road during the middle of the day and took over the two pm inbound trains.
  13. In response to the previous observations, I don't have perfect answers to the matters raised - archives would be the best sources. I don't know of any hard source to clarify whether any of the GWR City trains were steam-hauled - maybe the archives of GWR or Metropolitan railways would clarify business policy. Metropolitan working timetables provide for electric haulage of all the inbound and outbound GWR trains. Referring to samples of timetables in 1919, 1930 and 1939 there were around seven GWR trains in and out, daily, mostlly reversing at Liverpool Street, one reversing at A
  14. I apologise for diverting this live thread from its natural flow by going back to posts yesterday on BR 5MT models. I recognised a number on one model and I think it's worth sharing a copy of an image [watermarked] that I believe is the prototype, 73069. The orginal image is by my father on 29th July, 1961 using his Rolleiflex 3.5F. He was taking a few pictures in the closing era of the Metroplitan's electric locomotives and he had just enough time to form a reasonable composition. I was there, very small and with mother, probably sitting on the platform tailwall. Years later he made a 20
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