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    All UK Railway matters but particularly WR Mainline around 1958-1963 the focus of an 00 gauge model I am building

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  1. Morning All, Not much to report on today as after lunch we are off to our eldest son's for the rest of the day to view the refit of their kitchen. This will make a break as we haven't been over there for a few weeks while the work was being done, so they came to us for a few meals when all they had was a kettle! Have received an order of six TTS decoders and passed them quickly on to Anthony, my local model shop, for installing in some of my locos while they are weathered or renumbered. Also sent off a Black 5 TTS whence it came as it is completely dead, hopefully a
  2. Good Afternoon One and All, I have done some work on revising the layout plan for High Wycombe. The idea of three through tracks seems to work, although I am keen to keep the Down Platform line as a turn out from the Down Main just south of the down platform southern end. So this means that from the south the lines will be:- 1) Down Main 2) Up Main These then become:- 1) Up and down maidenhead single line branch (which on the model is a loop off the Down main) 2) Up and Down Main (the Up main leaves this line and joins the Up Platfor
  3. Thanks for everyone's input on this. If I understand all the comments correctly, the bottom line is that modelling a colour light scheme there is no need for the "Shunt Ahead" signal. All that is required are the normal ground signals for operating the crossover. This is good from my point of view as it makes the colour light version of the starter a simpler beast to make without the complications of a ground type signal on the same pole! Best regards Paul
  4. Agreed, In the example I quoted the semaphore signal was a starter with a "shunt ahead" (or calling on?) Signal below it. Forward of this signal post was another section controlled by the next signal box. There was no advanced starter. I am trying to sort this out for a layout I am planning. To avoid using curved points the crossover referred to will be behind the signal post but not so far that the locomotive can move forward to back over the crossover without passing the signal post. The intention is to run this layout in c1960 and c1990 versions, hence the inter
  5. And there might well have been Leading Seaman Goldstein on lookout!
  6. Thanks Nick, The worse part of the day was the weather! We were a bit worried with Luton having sprung to the top of the Covid chart for our 5 counties (Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Herfordshire, and Northamptonshire,) so our fingers are crossed nothing was picked up. Today, neither of us can seem to settle at anything, so, for me, no modelling or planning for the layout is likely to get done. However, I will try to finish my run through the Marylebone Suburbans for High Wycombe. Having looked at the morning timetable and decided I can portray
  7. 'Afternoon All, Perhaps, being on the large size, it is a dual purpose room? Question is, do you dance inside or outside the railway! Cheers Paul
  8. Apologies to Kevin for hijacking his thread, but Mike:- What is the pedigree of the engineer's riding coach behind your crane? (apologies if this detail has recently been posted here, or elsewhere!) Thanks Paul
  9. Good Afternoon All, Apologies for creating confusion! In my initial post I said:- "In BR(W) signaling practice when colour light signals replaced semaphores during the 60s, what replaced a "Shunt Ahead" signal? I am thinking of a situation where it was wanted to allowing an engine on a down line to leave its train and move forward over a crossover to the up line and then when a ground signal went green reverse over the crossover. If the loco came back over the crossover, what signal allowed it to then reverse onto its train? Did practi
  10. OK Guys, thanks for the input. Some clarifications:- The section ahead is NOT occupied. The ground signal is a colour light Please confirm the suggestion that the signal could be a "subsidiary signal attached to a running signal" if the running signal was a starter? What would this look like? - a ground signal but part way up the starter signal pole? - or something different? Many thanks Paul
  11. Hello All, In BR(W) signaling practice when colour light signals replaced semaphores during the 60s, what replaced a "Shunt Ahead" signal? I am thinking of a situation where it was wanted to allowing an engine on a down line to leave its train and move forward over a crossover to the up line and then when a ground signal went green reverse over the crossover. If the loco came back over the crossover, what signal allowed it to then reverse onto its train? Did practice change through the "modern" era up to today? Many thanks Paul
  12. So here we go with the NGR Gala photos:- I am afraid the commentary is a bit thin, I can't remember all the details from a year ago! Mind your step! A double header arrives at Pages Park. There is a limit on how many trains you can run on a 25min trip single line with one passing place 10 mins run from one end. So if you double head all the trains (they don't need it for power!), you can use twice as many locos. They rang the changes by only swapping one loco each turn round at Pages Park! Elf at rest outside the shed, aw
  13. Glad it was of interest! No problem, I will post photos of the two pages that relate to the Henley trains in a day or two. Bye the Bye, I have tracked down my source for this sort of documents. I was wrong in that I did find these guys on 'Bay:- JTPend1 He has a wide range of documentation, not all of interest to RMWeb readers, and there are some 25 pages of listings at 50 items a page! Mostly copies rather than original documents, but these are c half the price of original documents (where he offers both copy and original). He still has the copies of the O
  14. Glad you liked it! The furthest west I have any loco working docs is from Exeter. I will have a look at that and see if there is anything on the Cornwall side. Best regards Paul
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