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  1. The West Riding Lounge will be open to all finescale modellers (you don’t need to be a Scalefour Society member). For details on how to join, visit the Scalefour Forum. See http://scalefour.org/4bnn3#p83487
  2. Were there actually ever any incidents where a freight train was derailed through being tripped?
  3. Thank you, Roythebus. The Swain list includes a photo of 47432 in 1965. It was in fact your reference to Alec Swain that led me somehow to the J J Smith photographic collection, which, featuring many shots of 0-6-0T 3F tanks running on LT metals, helped me compile the list of trip cock fitted Jintys as above. I am fairly confident my list is comprehensive since LMS Locomotive Profiles No.14 indicates that only six of these engines were fitted with trip gear. My list includes seven locos, but I believe that 47432 would have been a later replacement (the original job of adding trip gear being carried out August 1940) since 47251 was withdrawn in August 1958 and, according to the 1950 allocations lists, 47432 was a Sheffield Grimesthorpe engine (not much use for trip gear there). The 1959 Cricklewood allocation shows 47432 along with the other locos from my list.
  4. Many thanks for the replies. Here's what LMS locomotive profile No. 14 has to say: "In order to comply with the signalling requirements of the widened lines, it was ordered that equipment known as 'automatic vacuum brake trip gear' be fitted to some of the Class working over Metropolitan Railway tracks. It consisted of a lever that tripped a valve and applied the brakes if it came into contact with trackside installations that would be set when signals were at danger and first featured on Midland Railway locomotives in November 1912. The levers projected sideways between the intermediate and trailing wheels with longer crankpins being fitted so that the hind coupling rods would clear them. The work was carried out to Job No. 5228 issued in August 1940 that called for six LMS engines to be altered but we have been unable to identify any of them. It was noted on the job instruction that the work would be paid for by the London Passenger Transport Board." Here is a list of Jintys that I have recently identified as being fitted with trip gear: 47226, 47248, 47251, 47432, 47433, 47434, 47435. All have been identified from photographs of these locos working the Brent - Kensington coal trains over LT metals between 1955 and 1965. Back to my original question about the allocation of trip cock fitted Jintys in 1950 - I think I was wrong in assuming that these locos were all allocated to Willesden. All the locos that I have identified, apart from 47432, were allocated to Cricklewood 14A in 1950. Would it be erroneous to call both the LMS standard 3F tanks and the former Midland 2441 class locos Jintys? fresnel
  5. Hi Colin, Before you commit yourself to Kadees, you should at least consider Sergent couplings which are visually superior to Kadees. See the following links: http://sergentengineering.com/ http://www.proto87.c...d-couplers.html And here in a UK application: http://homepage.ntlw...n/couplers.html Are the platforms at Newhaven Harbour permissive, i.e. will they be used for coupling/ uncoupling?
  6. Hi Tony, Great thread! Don't know if you've already mentioned this, but how did you make the lens? You mentioned that you use the dinky surface mount LEDs which are square, so presumably you do fit a lens in front of them?
  7. A number of class 3F 0-6-0T locos were fitted with trip cocks to work the Brent - West Kensington and Brent - High Street Kensington freight trains over London Transport lines. I think all these locos were based at Willesden. I have the 1950 Jinty allocation for Willesden 1A: 47342; 47412; 47475; 47520; 47676; 47361; 47430; 47491; 47531; 47380; 47474; 47505 and 47675 Which of the above locos were fitted with trip cocks? There's a rather good shot of 47432 in 1965 (then allocated to Willesden) working a Brent - West Kensington freight on the approach to Turnham Green LT on page 59 of The Midland around London by Kevin McCormack. The trip cock apparatus can clearly be seen.
  8. You may find this link useful: http://www.semgonlin...html#4mm3rdrail
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