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  1. Nice conversion. Bit worried about the 'population' in the background though...
  2. The Sentinel DH23 still survives, it's working for Ribble Rail in Preston pulling bitumen trains. https://ribblesteam.org.uk/exhibits/diesel/sentinel-10165-1965-energy/
  3. Several links here to Hessel Street, Weaste, Salford. https://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1865568 Photos date from 2000 & 2010, not sure whether there is anything still visible today. This was an entrance/exit into Salford Tram depot, which was last used by trams in 1947. The modern Metrolink runs in front of where the old tram depot was.
  4. It was to serve an iron works founded in 1788, although the tramway dates from 1895. More links here: https://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/3469758 And some links to a book about Robert Spence & Co. https://www.helenjohnsonyorkshirewriter.co.uk/2010/07/dalesman-for-august-2010/ https://www.darlingtonandstocktontimes.co.uk/news/5004829.richmonds-men-of-iron/
  5. Good plan, I like it. I have a couple of comments though, which you are free to ignore, but I think the yard as drawn doesn't quite work for me. Is there any access/fiddle yard at the left hand end? The reason for asking is the headshunt appears to be about 18" long, but the sidings it is feeding are roughly 20" to 30" long. That may be deliberate, but to me that would make the yard difficult to shunt, you would only be able remove half the train from the siding. One solution to this might be to move all the yard pointwork about 6" to 8" to the right, to
  6. with the securing chains going through the wheels as well.
  7. Hi Ben If you're looking for GWR inspiration, how about one of the absorbed locos they acquired at grouping? Rhondda & Swansea Bay locos http://www.gwr813.org/gallerysw8.html Llanelly & Mynydd Mawr Avonside https://www.gracesguide.co.uk/File:Im1902EnV94-p327.jpg Don't think the Hornby J83 would make a scale model of either, but it might be close enough. Mind you, the Hornby J83 isn't a scale model of a J83 either! Moxy
  8. What is unusual is what appears to be a Midland box on an L&Y line. Was Aughton Road box moved from somewhere else in LMS or BR days?
  9. Thanks for posting that, I had not seen a picture of it before. I have a family connection to that box, my late uncle from Preston worked there for a few months in the 1960's, before he moved back to Preston, then later went to work for the TSSA union.
  10. HI Steve Try John Day for Ford Transits http://www.johndaymodels.co.uk/our-models/ford-transits/ * or Road Transport Images for for other lorries. https://www.roadtransportimages.com/ I seem to remember the Ford D Series was a common lorry in the 1970/80's * Edit: having had another look at the John Day site, most of his seem to be Mk1 Transits. However, there is thread here : https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/125558-ford-transit-van-mk2-oo-scale/ discussing this very subject. The ABS cab referred to in that thread is now with
  11. I'm not certain, because they have been out of production for so long, but they might be PC Kits. They produced a number of coach sides printed on acetate but it must be 25 years since they went out of business. I'd say those are a lucky find, and you will be even luckier if you find any more!
  12. Yes, Nile has here: https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/82968-niles-mostly-freelance-bodging-bench-Hornby-gmb-coaches/page/37/&tab=comments#elControls_4320841_menu
  13. New name for Narrow Planet https://www.lightrailwaystores.co.uk/
  14. Interesting modification there for anybody who doesn't like making external staircases! I presume one of those new doors in the front leads to an internal staircase.
  15. It's Robert Stephenson & Hawthorns 7765, since preserved. https://preservedbritishsteamlocomotives.com/robert-stephenson-hawthorn-works-no-7765-no-40-0-6-0t/
  16. Don't know if this is what you are looking for, but the Hollar labels range is on the Gauge O Guild website. https://www.gaugeoguild.com/general/hollar.aspx The 4mm versions are on the Scalefour Society website I believe.
  17. Hi Sam & Richard I like it, always up for a good industrial loco, especially on that Jouef/Electrotren chassis. I wasn't familiar with the prototype, but I presume it is based on YEC 2151, seen here https://www.rocks-by-rail.org/exhibit/yec-2521/ You've asked for suggestions, and you may have already have these on your list of tweaks, but here are mine. The chimney is a bit too big, it needs to be a bit slimmer, and possibly about a 1mm less tall. Also it needs flaring into the smokebox Cab windows need to be a bit bi
  18. Light Railway Stores do custom etching, they might have something suitable. No connection, just a satisfied customer.
  19. The benefit to the Midland Railway would be a big factor. Through their lines in West Yorkshire there were a number of proposals to find routes west of the Pennines into towns already served by the L&Y/LNWR. You have mentioned Skipton to Colne, which was an end on junction with the L&Y. (Despite being in the heart of east Lancashire, Colne was actually a Midland station, not that you would know in its current state at the end of a long siding with a bus shelter on its one platform.) There was also the Preston and Longridge Railway, dating from 1846, which had p
  20. Don't know for certain, but could it be an X2? Peckett 1567
  21. The Kerr Stuart Victory is on its way. I'm sure somebody has recently done a 3D print or a resin cab for a Lambton tank, but I can't find a link to it at the momentt.
  22. HI Tom SECR 353. I haven't been able to locate anything definite about this loco, but I have found this PICTURE (about half way down the page.). This shows a Manning Wardle 'Q' Class as W1 'Medina.' I don't know if that's the same loco that ended up as the Ashford Works shunter, but it shows what it was like in IOW days. SECR 752/ MW 725. That was a 'K' Class built 1879 as a contractors loco. Moved to SECR, sold by SR in 1925 to Northfleet Deep Water Wharf Ltd, where it lasted until 1945. Info from Manning Wardle Works Lists ISBN 0906829089. Link HERE t
  23. I think that might be the Bolton Model Railway Club layout that I was thinking of.
  24. Morning James. That's fair enough, I know what you mean about misremembering things, I clearly remember things that I think as happening about 5 years ago, when I actually find the article or book on the subject, turns out to be about 15 years!
  25. I don't know if this is what you remember, but Bolton Model Railway Club built a Liverpool & Manchester themed layout, but it's more like 40 years ago than 20 years. I think it was around about the time of the 150th anniversary of the Rainhill trials in 1980. I joined the club around 1988 & and the layout had been dismantled by then.
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