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  1. Wow! Just out of interest, what size is that?
  2. They were windows at some point, at that size and 'bricked up' using sleepers, you can see the holes where the chairs were screwed to them. The bar across, I'm going to guess at being some angle iron, with long bolts going thro' to inside and nutted. Possibly find the same on the inside, the sleepers being pinched between the 2 and would stop them from falling over and anyone trying to get in. If there were windows the other side, then yes, they may have done the same set up. The mortar is a different colour, possibly from being re pointed and so it's newer. On the roof, it look
  3. Your welcome. Looking forward to seeing this develop.
  4. According to the article on the SREmG web site they were 3'6'' Bulleid - Firth Brown ( BFB ) wheels. https://sremg.org.uk/electric/class70.shtml
  5. The mobile crane is possibly one of these - https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/628041110509966768/ Earlier photo showing the new box in 1954 - https://thetransportlibrary.co.uk/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=36407&search=Nr.+Beckenham+Junction&category_id=64&page=5 Back of the new box, the front similar to that of Hither Green - https://thetransportlibrary.co.uk/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=120750 Item in the 4 foot is known as a 'spider' it's to do with the 3rd rail, is the shorter and easy answer. Peco dummy point motors SL-47
  6. The person responsible for uncoupling/coupling up would have gone 'in between ' from the platform side, no need to go near the juice rail.
  7. Bricklayers Arms or 'The Brick' a small depot in South East London. At one point had an allocation of 100 loco's. A loco shed 73B, Bricklayers goods depot and Willow Walk depot. https://britainfromabove.org.uk/image/epw055301 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bricklayers_Arms_railway_station https://www.kentrail.org.uk/bricklayers_arms.htm
  8. ECS = Empty Coaching Stock. Colour of ballast, I'd go with the light brown, years of brake block dust. You may find more photo's here - https://boroughphotos.org/bromley/ This book may be helpful - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Heyday-Stewarts-Lane-Its-Locomotives/dp/0711027919 https://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/news-photo/stewarts-lane-depot-battersea-the-two-4-6-2-steam-news-photo/90747159 https://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/news-photo/golden-arrow-train-on-its-trial-run-in-london-news-photo/107417033?adppopup=true Steam and Electric 'Arrow - https://www.kentrail.
  9. Would something like this be of any use? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Heavy-Duty-Lazy-Susan-Bearing-Rotating-Swivel-Turntable-Plate-Turntable-Useful/224298195307?_trkparms=ispr%3D1&hash=item343936d96b:g:jOkAAOSwpVxf69gB&amdata=enc%3AAQAFAAACgBaobrjLl8XobRIiIML1V4Imu%2Fn%2BzU5L90Z278x5ickkgCVySCgrNFPU8Iu85TabMPVrO%2F%2BHheoSKbcvwpcUL7iH34LMnTzlmRvnFjlVojJmBMVFbkuZogClqXFKK0m2ZVpqSGeYmgvbszvsqH7j8lE71jUK4aRrNi5GzeHY5f%2BhD7wEVc%2FJq%2BD1iV2ajHYhH9C4zS%2Fh6BAhU8nAvW6SDKFIeaEdzx%2F%2Bof%2Bz8DQiJWKx%2BdQaVCdtTtIJ1Ip2wOJVvunJUmrlJQYQHQYT2xztUZQmJHBzMq2nusVM3ZOgj3xbxbG34nF87F
  10. Thanks for the Harwich branch photo's, brings back some great memories.
  11. Sorry , Karhedron. Looks more like the side of Feltham shed with the windows blocked out. Windows here - End of building and chimney here - https://thetransportlibrary.co.uk/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=128923
  12. You can get change over reed's , whether or not they would be suitable, I don't know. Example here- https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/5-pcs-3-pin-glass-reed-relay-magnetic-switches/173211459577?epid=22037967186&hash=item2854351ff9:g:LUEAAOSw~8leSDwE
  13. I think one of those might have been the Thursday working from Acton Yard to Norwood Junction.
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