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    Pre-1968 British and Irish Railway history. Railway modelling, Real Ale and guitar picking.

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  1. This is just a tail end comment to this topic. Credit for the images which I used in the original posting should have been given to Martin Hubbard who took the original photographs at the crash site. Apologies Martin.
  2. Thanks very much Paul - sorry for the tardy reply.
  3. Thanks chaps. A separate source having the benefit of access to NERA records states that this was an NER 3cpt Brake 3rd ex-NER 1490 built to diagram 18 which was probably converted to service stock about 1951/2 and was allocated to the Engineer at Stratford. The date as either 1895/1906 or 1908. Looking at the style of the panelling probably about 1906 – just before the elliptical roof designs became standard.
  4. Hello all. Attached are a few pictures of DE320111 taken during the summer of 1963 when it was parked in the station yard at West Horndon on the LT&SR line. I'm assuming it was a Holden clerestory of the type produced from 1898 - 1906, but clarification would be most welcome plus any detail of its eventual fate. The pictures show it two different positions and it may have been part of a clear up operation after a derailment of stock at West Horndon on 17 July of the same year. Until the following summer piles of smashed stock removed from the accident site awaited clearance.
  5. Thanks for all the info. guys. I think as this shot faces east the Caledonian Canal lock and Loch Linnhe is out of sight to the right. The 'big hill' in the Pullman shot might be one of the lesser lumps a bit to the north of Ben Nevis - possibly Coire Ceirsle?
  6. Many thanks Wickham Green too - that clinches it. Not having the Profile No. 5 data may I ask whether you can furnish Savona's the build date, operational use and eventual fate? Thanks again.
  7. Thanks Stephen. I'll keep my fingers crossed. If of any help, I found a 1957 listing in another thread for ScR CC locations - but whether any of these would have included the later arrival of the Pullmans is another matter.... 6-Berth coaches: Aboyne, Aberdour, Aberfeldy, Aberlady, Appin, Arisaig, Benderloch, Burghead, Carnoustie, Carr Bridge, Eddleston, Elie, Fairlie High, Fortrose, Glenfinnan, Gullane, Kentallen, Kingussie, Loch Awe, Lochmaben, Lundin Links, Monifieth, Morar, Plockton, Portressie, St Combs, St Monance, Strathyre, Strome Ferry, Tyndrum Lower, West Kilbride
  8. If the style of the platform bench has been identified correctly this is somewhere on the former NBR system - but where? Does anyone have any info on this location and the coach itself? The location may be somewhere in the Highlands rather than the Borders area if the mountain in the background is anything to go by. Many thanks. Nick.
  9. Lovely job Mick. Any thoughts of a complementary 'canal corner' like Peter Denny used to have at Buckingham?
  10. Lovely stuff Mick - bags of atmospheric 'dark satanic' looks. How dirty are you going to make it and will it have a Fred Dibnah style chimney ? Nick.
  11. Nice piece of atmospheric work, Mick. Those Victorian arched window heads look particularly good. Nick.
  12. The bridge is coming along nicely, Mick, well done. In the past I've used a paper called 'Sialac 1701 P320' which has a subtle patterning reminiscent of a weathered road surface. It's Swiss made and although other grades of the product are still available on-line, I'm not sure about the one I've mentioned. My father-in-law who was a skilled joiner used it for french polishing many years ago and I still have about dozen sheets left. I can send you up a couple of sheets if you want to try it out. Nick.
  13. Nice scheme Mick, well done. I like the trolley bus notion as an addition, it'll add a nice touch of period flavour. Btw, your H&BR signalling work is exemplary and stands as an essential modelling record of that side of the company's operations. Over the years, very few have embarked on modelling this fascinating, but sadly neglected, company so your project is doubly valuable. Hopefully, it will also stimulate a wider, and long overdue, interest in things H&B and even spur other modellers to tackle aspects of the company whether this being pre-1923, LNER or BR. In partic
  14. Superb work Mick. On all counts. I wish my efforts even remotely approached your skill levels. May I include the photo's of the prototype and also those of your models as part of the signalling chapter which will appear in Vol. 2 of my historical account of the H&B? This is due to be published later this year by Lightmoor Press. Nick.
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