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  1. he working timetable, London division 1960 says there was a unique headcode for freight on the branch of one lamp in centre of buffer beam for the Princes Risborough to Aylesbury branch and photographic evidence seems to back this up, and seemed to be applied to passenger trains as well including autotrains, I know this after steam railmotors had gone, but it maybe a hangover from previous practice.
  2. Until some smaller shows have taken place I really feel we won't have any idea what the future of shows will be. The large shows Warley and the Warners shows really have a tricky choice to go ahead or not. I am talking about autumn/winter exhibitions where there should be no government restrictions in place. All of these require huge amounts of money to be put upfront in deposits and other costs, which could result in massive losses if people either don't show or the logistics laid down make it impossible to adhere the exhibition to. Venues may enforce their own rules, which could scupper some shows taking place which is why Scaleforum and WycRail have had to cancel as limited time at at exhibits and one way systems where some of the rules laid down which would probably be hard to organise and impossible to police. David
  3. I have just seen this thread, I am sure in Great Western Engine Sheds London Division Wild Swan Publications there is a drawing of I think of a 40 foot the turntable for Aylesbury which was out out use and removed in the 1920s I will check later but this is an under girder GWR type for turning tank engines so would probably suit your requirements. I swill see if I can find the drawing later for you. David
  4. Looks good although I think the pitch on the station building should be less around 40 degrees pitch rather than 45 which it looks like yours is. The windows on the ground floor look slightly wider apart than the prototype the signal boxes on the line were all opened in 1891 and were all built in blue brick although Wheatley does look like it was in yellow or red brick. The window to the left of the open porch on the station building platform side lines up directly with the window to the left of the gable projection on the rear, many years ago I visited Borne End Cookham and Bledlow and measured then, plus did drawings, I will see if I have them if I can find them. I also have drawings of Thame signal box. If you PM me I have drawings of Bourne End if you have the Princes Risborough Thame Oxford Railway by Lingard then look at the original drawing of Princes Risbough station they show the 1880 extentions but the core of it is the original Wycombe Railway station building.
  5. Here is another photo of Wheatley plus the rear of Wooburn Green although this has the Wycombe Railway crossing keepers house which was on the following stations Cookham, Bourne End, Wooburn Green, Loudwater and Bledlow, the station building without crossing keepers house was at West Wycombe, Risborough and Wheatley. I have also added photos of West Wycombe which has the same design.
  6. You mean this photo of the rear? I picked this and others on ebay a few years ago, although I can recall a chap Jerry Tremaine showing these many years ago and who I think died a while back, so I would think they were his although no idea who took them. The station building was extended I think in the 1920s hence there is an additional windon in the front elevation and on the rear the gable projection was increased in size there was origanally a door here, although as it led into the ticket office I dont think it would have been used for the public, the building is a standard Wycombe railway design and there are photos of the rear of the buildings at the other stations and a drawing of Risborough which shows how it was orginally constructed. David
  7. Even the railway liveries have moved on Lined marron to blue and grey on the coaches. It is crazy to think the changes in music and fashion that happened from 1962-1970 in those eight years the Beatles were active as a recording group. Shoot me down but music really was a creative force from the late 1950s to mid 1980s thirty years and we are now 40 years on and there is nothing that comes close to those years.
  8. The London station shots are Marylebone, but where is the signal box one I guess its in Somerset somewhere.
  9. Can anyone identify this station that the Beatles are seen at during the filming of A hard Days Night it looks Southern Region which seems strange as the London station shots were filmed at Marylebone David
  10. Although Railex manager for the physical show since 2005 I have not had involvement in the virtual show where a new team is putting it together, just to keep the Railex name out there. I am currently working on Railex 2022 which will be back to normal if everything regarding Covid restrictions are lifted. I am currently trying to juggle layouts that were booked to attend in 2020, 2021 & 2022 as it not a case of shifting everything up two years. Also Anthony who played a massive part in the Railex shows passed away early last year and he was responsible for the majority of publicity, so it will take a while for the new team to get a handle of what he used to do. David
  11. A friend of mine wondered if any one had info on this loco, It is out of my personal interest but wonder if anyone can let me know and possible value. David
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