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    WCML, electrification, Class 90s, DB Cargo uk AC traction, other electric locos, Class 86, 87, 88, 89, 91, 92. Other DB locos. Historical steam train routes long since disappeared, the Leamside line (Washington, UK), Consett to Sunderland steel works line and Ouston Junction (nr Chester-le-street)

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  1. 23rd September 2021 As the layout continues to move forward, the depot scenes continue to gain a more polished look - although different in their usage and track work access, both the electric shed and the long term maintenance sheds are operated by the same TOC so they will get the same sort of treatment - expect to see a similar look to the electric shed, as seen here, with the yellow hazard markings for the inspection pit edges soon also. Just beyond the Buffer Stop will be a terminating wire mast taking the catenary wire and also the support wire into some isolators on a mast.
  2. Too many abbreviations in my humble opinion LOL As for too many Skodas, that isnt possible, beyond 50, of course, lol ... I have several also, but still await the day when Bachmann do an applicable livery for my genre/era. Please dont make another Freightliner one, before you do an EWS or DB one Bachmann !!!
  3. @martin_l_jones yep, certainly with the RfD one, it's interesting seeing their approach as opposed to Accurascales who are covering the main Class 92 livieries in one fell swoop. Folks may want different running numbers of similar liveries with the Dysons but thats easily remedied. I would like an EWS liveried 90 but it isnt going to be the same as any of the three above in Jerry's picture.
  4. Very amusing @letterspider I doubt Freightliner will let that happen, at the rate they are tango-ing Skodas, 90006 the latest to visit Wolverton ... DB also might have something to say about it Surely @Pete the Elaner a DB era one is needed in that list as well, ex-EWS, DBS, DB, DBC, Malcolm, Grand Central etc etc [email protected] :-)
  5. Whilst out to Crewe on Thursday evening to catch a Class 90 dragging a steam train, unusual, right ? this came by also ...
  6. Electric Traction bonanza at Crewe Station on Thursday ervening, Bumblebee1 (90026 in ex-Grand Central colours) bringing Tornado to Crewe station from Liverpool Lime Street and whilst there to see it, Caledonian Sleeper came through on P12 as well. DB Cargo Class 90 026 GBRf's Cally Sleeper liveried Class 92 010 and Tornado 60163 as well
  7. Christine leading Malcolm through Stafford today on 4M25
  8. 4S47 - DB90's - Malcolm leading Christine making good timing through Stafford station last night (13-9)
  9. 11th September 2021 OLE Yesterday (writing this, on Sunday) I had a brief visit to see how things are coming along with the layout - getting to see the backscene board nicely in place, looking at where the OLE masts would be placed and what exact form they would take - PIC 4 shows roughly how it might look - having found some brackets a couple of years ago that ''might be'' adapted - siilar in overall resulting appearance to those seen at Chester's Making Tracks layout - but also ones with a variance of appearance, getting to see how Ian's ideas for the space of the fiddle yard would be best used - the thinking is that there may be room for a programming track on the add-on fiddle yard board - more on this to follow - as well as a few snaps from our discussion time - DB Blue and Multimodal had a brief sortie out on the layout as well - mini clips to follow. Unfortuantely, my phone died on this session and i had forgotten to take my charging lead with me :-( For those who haven't seen this layout before, I am using nBrass portals with scratchbuilt cantilevers - inspired by those from the Chester Cathedral layout - as well as others seen at Crewe IEMD, unfortunately PECO's multi-track portals havent arrived in time. The single masts and terminating gantries will be based on PECOs single track masts - the catenary wire is all PECO. Fiddle Yard The track which is the entrance exit for the layout currently splits into three lines and myself and Ian are currently discussing how best to work an additional fiddle yard track which will come out from under the tunnel section, and potentially have two/three tracks, one being for programming and also two for preparing loco arrivals onto Johnson Street IEMD.
  10. 6th September 2021 Whilst I was chasing Cans and Dysons, my eager beaver @amertonman was pulling my backscene and cracking on at pace to get my layout finished off. The idea is that a long enough fiddle yard siding will be sufficient to rotate the loco movements to depict their movements in and out of Johnson Street IEMD. This is all good progress ... i am actually pinching myself :-) OLE's coming soon .... Wooooooooooooooo !!!!!! Then my fully functional depot scene becomes an electric depot ...
  11. Everyone now on board, panto sorted ... about ready to depart, just need a green light now ... can i have a G ... G ... can I have an R ... R .... can i have an E ... E .... lol ...
  12. GBRf 92032 getting ready to take the GBRf Charity railtours train north to Mossend - just needs to get its panto sorted now ...
  13. GBRf's 92032 taking over from LSL 86101 on GBRf'S Charity 2021 railtour
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