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  1. I think you're over-estimating how visible black on grey is, especially in poor light or just on any mineral wagon that's not newly painted. Even without the black patch, white on grey is clearer than black on grey - see the stripe that points at the end door.
  2. Thanks for the reply Aire Head. Looking at the 1962 WTT, there is a Down train to Kings Cross departing one minute after the Up train to Blackpool (It's the Blackpool train that combines). However, I have assumed that the Kings Cross train would be headed by the loco that brought it's ECS, otherwise I have to question what happens to that loco. There are no other passenger departures starting a Halifax for several hours after that. The passenger WTT seems quite thorough at accounting for LE movements (unlike the freight WTT which seems to mostly ignore them!) Best wishes, Ed
  3. Hello all! Can anyone shed any light on any of the following operational questions about Halifax (Town) station in BR era before the 1969 redevelopment? 1. Was there any particular logic to determine which Up trains used platform 1 and which used platform 2? 2. In the 1961/2/4 WTTs there are instances of Up passenger trains from Leeds and Bradford combining at Halifax before continuing to their destination. There is no resulting LE movement given on the WTT. What would have been the shunting moves that would have formed such a train and was the resulting train indeed double headed? 3. Does anyone have information about platform use of parcels trains that terminated/originated at Halifax? 4. In photographs there is often a NPCCS vehicle in the short dock between platforms 3 and 4 at the west end. From/To what train was this attached/detached? 5. There was a short siding that branched at the west end of platform 3. Did this have a particular use? I have seen one photograph of it occupied with a coach, but was unable to ID it. 6. There was loop next to platform 1 that extended into a siding at the east end. I've never seen the siding occupied and there is no obvious purpose for the loop. Any know what that was for? 7. Pre-1954 how did locos run around their trains on the GNR platforms? 8. Any info about the Sunday fish train that terminated at Halifax in the early 50s? 9. In 1953 the 4.12pm Su Halifax-Braford via Low Moor uses E.R. stock. Where did that come from? I would imagine it to be a left over from a terminating SO service from the GNR lines, but there seems to be no obvious candidate in the WTT. 10. Any other interesting operational insights, including freight movements? Many thanks! Ed
  4. The purpose of being here is to discuss “first world problems”. If every time someone has a model railway related issue, someone else replies that they ought to be thankful that they’ve got a roof over their head, it’s going to get pretty tedious.
  5. Hello all, I’ve accidentally bought two more tickets than we need. Please PM me if you would like them. Thanks, Ed
  6. Hello everyone, I see that the Farish Motorail Mk1 FK has now arrived. Looking at the photos on the Rail of Sheffield website, its not obvious to me what distinguishes it from a regular (non Motorail) Mk1 FK. Different bogies perhaps? Many thanks, Ed
  7. csiedmo

    Dapol Class 22

    No, I don’t have a date for when it received the yellow panel while in green, but probably during one of its works visits between 1962-1964. It then remained in this condition until its collision damage repair in ‘67 at which point it gained headcode boxes and BR blue with full yellow ends
  8. csiedmo

    Dapol Class 22

    Re: D6321, the latest photo I have without headcode boxes is dated June 1965. The earliest with headcode boxes is February 1967. Re: D6322, it would seem that of the members of the class that had their headcode boxes retro-fitted while in green livery only D6302 was repainted to either of the first two styles of blue. Or to put it the other way around D6300/03/14/18/22/25/27/28/32/33 didn’t have headcode boxes while in green livery. The work on D6322 itself was carried out during April/May 1967 following collision damage at one end. The “new end” is subtly non-standard.
  9. csiedmo

    Dapol Class 22

    It wasn’t a one off in terms of having exterior fit headcode boxes. It received them following a collision with D6302 which also then received them without a yellow warning panel. Other 22s to receive the same fit were D6306/D6307/D6317/D6326 but these seem to have had the yellow warning panel added at the same time or before. D6302/D6324/D6326 were later converted to have the interior fit headcode boxes.
  10. Although not entirely disused as the Queensbury route was worked as far as City Road (goods) until 1972, making use of those lines from Laisterdyke. There are also carriage sidings in the St Dunstans loop in use at this time. I’m not sure when they disappeared. Imagine having the space to model that lot!
  11. Yet the maroon one (374-889) seems to have gone missing completely.
  12. Am I right in thinking that the existing version doesn't even have a decoder socket?
  13. Regarding the insulated vans with recessed doors in the OP, is it the case the the ones with external framework are dia 800/801 and those without external framework are dia 134? Or were there other types? Thanks, Ed
  14. Hello everyone, I'm considering buying a Dapol Western in blue for my 1967 layout and seem to have the option of getting either D1005 and modifying the battery box clips to represent the pre-1974 style, or D1072 and removing the class 52 data panel and repositioning the red dot. One the face of it the later option seems easier if I can remove a decals without damaging the paintwork (I'd rather avoid having it resprayed), but it would be more noticeable if I made a mess of it. Has anyone had a go at remodeling the post-1974 battery box clips to represent the older style clips? Just wondering about the level of difficulty in doing that. Cheers, Ed
  15. Hello Petri, I assume you've already seen this: https://www.gracesguide.co.uk/Leeds_Railway_Plant_Co Not much, I know! Best wishes Ed
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