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Johann Marsbar

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  1. There is a thread on the National Preservation forum (in the Model Railway section) concerning one particular trader that has not come up with the goods after they have been paid for. His Name & website haven't been mentioned in this thread so far though....
  2. There have been a few very detailed articles on the GER Devonshire Street Goods Yard - Particularly the low level lines down to the Canal - In the GERS Journal over the past year. Whether the Devonshire St name applied to the sidings at main line level wasn't apparent though, but the sand terminal was in the same area.
  3. I've actually got a 1906 copy of the C&DLR Rules and Regulations and have just had a quick look to see if anything is mentioned regarding crossing the narrow gauge - which it isn't. Would have thought they would have warranted a mention if they did cross - either a restricted speed or stop before proceeding instruction.
  4. Doubt it, but if you have ever had the "pleasure" of visiting the location you could understand why that sort of design is useful. We didn't notice the roadsign peppered with bullet holes until we were leaving......
  5. This Andrew Barclay 0-4-0ST is fairly small as well... https://preservedbritishsteamlocomotives.com/andrew-barclay-works-no-1223-colin-macandrew-0-4-0st/
  6. I scratchbuilt one of the Ipswich Dock Hunslet 11150-2 series 0-4-0's from plasticard, only to have Silver Fox release a resin casting of one within a matter of months of finishing it!
  7. Depends how deep your pockets are...... http://britanniapacific.co.uk/Overhead 309.htm I might have a go at kitbashing one out of Mk1 coaches at some stage in the future, but that won't be until the layout actually gets "finished" !
  8. Hoole states it to be built on the tender frame of a J class 4-2-2, producing a 6 wheel loco with a vertically mounted EE motor driving the centre axle by bevel gearing. Current collection was made by 3rd rail collector shoes. Various resistance banks were located adjacent to the motor. The drawings are dated 1920 and the "loco" is actually officially recorded as being broken up in November 1923. Bevel drive locos were certainly constructed for use in Austria at that time. If it was purely experimental, the chances are that photos and any documentation were duly thrown out by
  9. Presumably it is within Ken Hooles archive, wherever that has been deposited. The book states he discovered it at the "Stooperdale offices in the 1950's" and goes on to describe what it depicted. It quotes another publication stating that it was tried out between Jesmond & Gosforth on the 3rd rail system. The drawings of the "loco" are deposited in the NRM..
  10. I haven't got that many there, but will have a look through my scans later. I know I've got these, which were taken the same day as the 37, when I was going to/from the 1983 Stratford Depot open day...
  11. I've never taken any photos at Chelmsford, mainly because I've hardly ever changed trains there. I have got a picture taken at the EN bus station in 1980 that shows the rail bridge (!) but ther nearest location that I photographed anything is Shenfield. This 37 from 1983 might be of interest.. My Father did take some photos in the Boreham area (he worked at Marconi for a few years) but they are somewhere on a remote hard-drive at the moment.
  12. On a preserved line, but should answer the question!
  13. This was the IBC planning application... https://democracy.ipswich.gov.uk/documents/s24928/Item 03.pdf Locos & Wagons according to this document.
  14. There are some photos of it on this Hauliers Facebook page (publically viewable)... https://www.facebook.com/pg/SASmithTheSpecialists/posts/?ref=page_internal
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