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Nice water crane John, I'm just building a new straight beamed version as we speak.

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5 hours ago, checkrail said:

The up platform starter hasn't got quite back to horizontal. 

Quite prototypical.

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On 01/04/2020 at 20:20, checkrail said:

Of course, to get this last shot I had to lie on the roof of the leading carriage.

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John C.

 

 

The effort was worth it. Superb modelling and photography.

 

I like your K22 by the way too...

 

 

 

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That is just a great sequence of photo's.  :D

 

Alastair M

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1 hour ago, martin_wynne said:

but the strange meteorological event in the sky rather detracts from it. smile.gif

You've done a nice job removing it Martin.  I'm sure I'll be able to do similar with Affinity Photo when I finally manage to set aside some time to learn how.  

 

Nice to know you're still watching - value your views & opinions, and your support.

 

Cheers,

John.

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Lovely set of photos, as ever.

 

I hope self isolating is ok.... choice rather than necessity.

 

Stay safe, take care, Neal.

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Great set of photos, love the last one, my favourite angle.

Keep the pictures coming and look after yourself.

All the best

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8 hours ago, checkrail said:

5000 Launceston Castle emerges from the tunnel with a down express and heads through Stoke Courtenay station.

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As I'm now self-isolating like on old Peco point there will probably be more posts from me on here over the coming days.  Unless I do something really radical, like some actual modelling.

 

John C.

 

 

I never tire of those tunnel shots John. Although I have slightly less width to play with, I'll be trying to replicate your ground profiles at Tremewan Tunnel.

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Oh I do like a Grange but I don't think I've ever run one on a freight......

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38 minutes ago, gwrrob said:

Oh I do like a Grange but I don't think I've ever run one on a freight......

No reason not to...

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1 hour ago, gwrrob said:

Oh I do like a Grange but I don't think I've ever run one on a freight......

You will Robin, you will ….. !

 

There's a good pic of 6801 on a freight at Aller Jcn in the Norman Lockett book, assisted in the rear by a large prairie as it starts the climb to Dainton.  Interesting and varied mix of wagons too. 

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45 minutes ago, checkrail said:

 

There's a good pic of 6801 on a freight at Aller Jcn in the Norman Lockett book, assisted in the rear by a large prairie as it starts the climb to Dainton.  Interesting and varied mix of wagons too. 

 

What page please John.

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4 hours ago, checkrail said:

Three more of the Grange-hauled freight.  Must neaten up those tarps and make them look a bit more secure.

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John C.

 

Do not want to sound critical - this is more out of concern.  But does the yard crane have a lean on it?

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Posted (edited)

Vol 1, GWR in the 1930s, Fraser, Geen and Scott, illustration 73 (there are no page numbers!) is of Kingstone Grange, 6820, on coal empties when only a few months old. Lovely pic too. (Also posted in Stoke Courtney)

 

Alastair M

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41 minutes ago, gwrrob said:

What page please John.

It's across pages 48/49. 

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35 minutes ago, checkrail said:

It's across pages 48/49. 

 

Found it and there appears to be a tank wagon, could be Esso, in the wagon rake too.

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