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4 minutes ago, sem34090 said:

Well, the LBSCR did have some arc-roofed (or elliptical - I never know the difference) driving trailers as part of 2-coach sets so I was imagining that perhaps one of these could have been used on its own on the Blackstone West branch, a two-coach set having been allocated to the branch but traffic volumes not usually warranting it, perhaps?

It's very tempting but I need to try and keep to the LBSCR... Or the Southern at least...

The lower roofed profile was the arc-roofed design. The balloon coaches were also described as elliptical. You don't have to worry about having just a single arc-roofed driving trailer as a number were built to be used singly or in pairs. 

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I thought that might be it!

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47 minutes ago, sem34090 said:

With a full, authentic, GNR train of course... ;) 

 

Well, today saw me travelling by train though sadly not behind a Single or in a GNR Coach (though had I tried hard enough I could have managed an LNER Gresley Teak) as I took in the NYMR. 76079 put in a truly wonderful show at the head of 7 MK1s, even if it was lacking a certain pre-grouping something of course. There were some distinctly fast not-exactly-25mph runs going on between Grosmont and Pickering, let alone on to Whitby... 48 mile return trip by steam - Wonderful! I noted some rather nice H&BR coaches at Goathland in addition to the smattering of Gresley teaks. On another note I had, until today, only witnessed this part of the world from the window of a MK1 TSO or maybe a BSO if I was feeling adventurous so to actually drive through them to get to Goathland (where, for various reasons, I started my journey today) and they made rather the positive impression on me - I might very well live on the verge of the South Downs (if being polite about my place of residence!!!) but the moors are truly spectacular. I hope to spend a bit more time here in the future, though it's unlikely.

 

I also made a significant number of purchases from a small second-hand model railway outfit just outside Grosmont station, mostly for the benefit of their chassis. The majority are assorted Triang, Hornby and Dublo wagons of various ages and in various conditions (£10 for the lot), the other item of interest being a Triang Clerestory that has been motorised with what appears to be a Kitmaster motor bogie, which is very smooth running! I have several ideas for this, more on which in a moment.

The wagons are -

1x Hornby BR Brake van body on old-tooling 10ft wooden-framed chassis.

1x Hornby Dublo BR 20T Brake (The version that passed to Wrenn)

2x Triang NER-Pattern brake van (Probably to donate their chassis to something - I have several of these already)

2x Triang Bogie Flats (To be used to provide chassis to a pair of O-16.5 Bogie Coaches)

1x Hornby supposed-H&BR Van (I have heard suggestions of late that these might not be based on H&B vans - I need to find out what these are as I now have two awaiting detailing and repainting)

1x Hornby (1970s) GWR Toad (To donate chassis to an O-16.5 4-Wheeler)

1x Hornby terrible LWB Open Wagon (As above)

1x Hornby GWR (1970s) 20T Open (As above)

1x Triang GWR Shunters Truck (Suggestions please!)

1x Triang Dropside wagon (Prototype to be found, then we'll work out what to do!)

1x Triang 7-Plank Open (To be converted to LBSCR Open, possibly.)

1x Trix BR Conflat (Suggestions please!)

1x Triang ex-Trackmaster Van (Suggestions please! I have several of these.)

So plenty of extra kitbash fodder.

 

Now, with the Motorised Clerestory I have some ideas. One is to use it to bash into an early SR EMU (Either a NOL or a SUB probably), but the other is to bash it (using the many other clerestories I now have) into a motor-trailer to go with my currently-non-running K's Terrier. The other option I've considered here is to convert it into the non-driving coach of a push-pull set so that it may also be used in a train of conventional stock to propel other non-motorised locos. I could even convert it into a standard brake coach. Any suggestions are very much appreciated. The coach is a Brake Third, and if I can help it I'd like to the below-illustrated section intact:

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This is for the simple reason that this section has been very nicely modified to take the motor bogie and to bash it would interfere with that. Obviously to do the roof isn't an issue. Now, this might very well be impossible and I may have to simply remove the motor bogie and trying to bash a newly-bashed coach. I could very well pop the motor bogie into my already-bashed LBSCR 54ft 3rd if I do that. Any suggestions here are very much appreciated - I have a pad of LBSCR/LSWR/SECR Coach Drawings available for such a purpose.

Well, the shunter's truck would be useful as part of a breakdown train, along with one of the conflats and one of the brake vans.

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Hmm. I was going to nab the chassis from those latter, but it's one to consider.

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Today took me to one of my favourite preserved lines in the country - The Tanfield Railway.

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It's only a small affair, 3 miles in length, but is an absolute gem - No tender locos and not a MK1 in sight. Though not the oldest coaches on the line (being relatively modern and built on GWR Bloater chassis) the open-veranda coaches are particularly nice when couple behind open-backed locos such as No.2 here. Not only is this nice going backwards, with the line stretching out behind, but going forwards it's truly wonderful, permitting conversation with the crew as well as watching what they're doing.

 

The other wonder of Tanfield is the yard, full of old locos and coaches. Wonderful to wander around, and I got a bit further back in the yard than I did last time. After a few jaunts behind No.2 and a look at the marvellous piece of wagonway engineering that is the Causey Arch I headed on to the NRM store at Shildon, possessing as it does yet more delights. 

 

Tomorrow I have to attend to the business that brought me up here before returning South. It's been a fantastic couple of days up here and I hope to return this summer and hopefully a rather longer period next year.

 

Still looking for wagon and motorised clerestory ideas, if anyone has them...

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On 29 June 2019 at 19:52, sem34090 said:

I also made a significant number of purchases from a small second-hand model railway outfit just outside Grosmont station, mostly for the benefit of their chassis. The majority are assorted Triang, Hornby and Dublo wagons of various ages and in various conditions (£10 for the lot), the other item of interest being a Triang Clerestory that has been motorised with what appears to be a Kitmaster motor bogie, which is very smooth running! I have several ideas for this, more on which in a moment.

Now, with the Motorised Clerestory I have some ideas. One is to use it to bash into an early SR EMU (Either a NOL or a SUB probably), but the other is to bash it (using the many other clerestories I now have) into a motor-trailer to go with my currently-non-running K's Terrier. The other option I've considered here is to convert it into the non-driving coach of a push-pull set so that it may also be used in a train of conventional stock to propel other non-motorised locos. I could even convert it into a standard brake coach. Any suggestions are very much appreciated. The coach is a Brake Third, and if I can help it I'd like to the below-illustrated section intact:

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This is for the simple reason that this section has been very nicely modified to take the motor bogie and to bash it would interfere with that. Obviously to do the roof isn't an issue. Now, this might very well be impossible and I may have to simply remove the motor bogie and trying to bash a newly-bashed coach. I could very well pop the motor bogie into my already-bashed LBSCR 54ft 3rd if I do that. Any suggestions here are very much appreciated - I have a pad of LBSCR/LSWR/SECR Coach Drawings available for such a purpose.

You might want to take a look at John Lewis's book on GWR Autotrailers - in the section on petrol railcars there is a drawing and details of a proposed bogie clerestory petrol railcar. Not quite a straight conversion of the Triang coach of course, but who's to say, as it never was built. Main differences, as shown on the drawing, are large windows in the ends, and guards duckets at the very ends, rather like LBSC four wheelers

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It's a thought! But it is, however, GWR... And that might be a problem...

 

One thought is to carefully remove the sides and ends of the brake end, leaving the floor to hold the motor bogie, and replace that section with a 3D Printed LBSCR Replacement?

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You really ought to - A look at their stock list ought to be enough to tempt! Not only did they have no MK1s operating, but they have none there at all and only two bogie coaches one being an NER Clerestory, the other being later NER Suburban stock.

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Not exactly pre-grouping, but last night saw me finally manage to get my C69 stock set running - 

 

 

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14 minutes ago, Northroader said:

Doesn’t look much like the “Met”.

 

I think that must be the Chorleywood Massif in the background. 

 

On 30/06/2019 at 17:18, sem34090 said:

Today took me to one of my favourite preserved lines in the country - The Tanfield Railway.

IMG_20190630_131208.jpg

It's only a small affair, 3 miles in length, but is an absolute gem - No tender locos and not a MK1 in sight. Though not the oldest coaches on the line (being relatively modern and built on GWR Bloater chassis) the open-veranda coaches are particularly nice when couple behind open-backed locos such as No.2 here. Not only is this nice going backwards, with the line stretching out behind, but going forwards it's truly wonderful, permitting conversation with the crew as well as watching what they're doing.

 

The other wonder of Tanfield is the yard, full of old locos and coaches. Wonderful to wander around, and I got a bit further back in the yard than I did last time. After a few jaunts behind No.2 and a look at the marvellous piece of wagonway engineering that is the Causey Arch I headed on to the NRM store at Shildon, possessing as it does yet more delights. 

 

Tomorrow I have to attend to the business that brought me up here before returning South. It's been a fantastic couple of days up here and I hope to return this summer and hopefully a rather longer period next year.

 

Still looking for wagon and motorised clerestory ideas, if anyone has them...

 

I love the Tanfield.  Must go again over the summer. 

 

 

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59 minutes ago, Northroader said:

Doesn’t look much like the “Met”.

Ah, well it's C Stock so it's unlikely to have been found on the Met - You've clearly never been out Acton way, have you my friend?

41 minutes ago, Edwardian said:

I think that must be the Chorleywood Massif in the background. 

See my above comment - It's actually a prototype invisibility device for cloaking suburbs - underneath that lot is actually Ealing...

41 minutes ago, Edwardian said:

I love the Tanfield.  Must go again over the summer. 

Tanfield is perhaps the only place of any length (Other than the tiny MSLR) that truly captures a light railway/industrial atmosphere.

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What are you on about, man?!

 

The only railway stations in Acton are Acton Town, South Acton, North Acton, East Acton... Ealing Broadway offers a glimpse at the aliens... That strange world they call the Great Western...

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2 hours ago, sem34090 said:

Ah, well it's C Stock so it's unlikely to have been found on the Met - You've clearly never been out Acton way, have you my friend?

See my above comment - It's actually a prototype invisibility device for cloaking suburbs - underneath that lot is actually Ealing...

Tanfield is perhaps the only place of any length (Other than the tiny MSLR) that truly captures a light railway/industrial atmosphere.

 

So far as I was concerned, "C69" refers to a Great Western Third Class coach from the far future (my prediction for its advent is the late 1930s)

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Well in my book this is what I reckon would be called C stock if they grouped all these 'ere underground railways together and called 'em 'London Transport' -

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4 hours ago, Edwardian said:

 

I love the Tanfield.  Must go again over the summer. 

 

Dude. Hit me up. Would enjoy a day out there. In good company is even better.

Anyone else?

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28 minutes ago, Martin S-C said:

Dude. Hit me up. 

 

Sorry, I don't speak Jive, but we should certainly have a day out at the Tanfield.

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On 02/03/2019 at 07:49, sem34090 said:

Now, I seem to have begun CAD work again recently, for my own purposes. I mentioned in the SECR 4-6-0 thread that I've now drawn one up. Hopefully the prototype print has arrived with its owner.

 

Since then I've also drawn up the KESR's Hawthorn Leslie 0-8-0T Hecate, which should fit a Bachmann ROD chassis.

 

The most recent developments have been thanks to the proprietor of CDC Design, known as L49 on these boards. These have been some shortened District Railway coaches for the Blackstone & Marshland Railway, then this (as a bit of fun):

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It's a (very!) freelance Worsdellised (?) London & Blackwall Railway 2-2-2WT, which started out like this:

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I think that any CAD I do for myself that prints alright via a supplier I can sell through, I'll offer it for sale. But I won't be doing much and there's no guarantee of my offering it for sale.

 

Hi Sem, 

 

The dainty Crew type in the second image, I am trying to get my hands on one in 4mm. Do you or anyone else sell it through Shapeways, Imaterialise or thier own shop?? 

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The Blackwall tank isn't currently available, but I shall see what I can do to make it available! :)

 

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On 03/07/2019 at 18:46, Martin S-C said:

Dude. Hit me up. Would enjoy a day out there. In good company is even better.

Anyone else?

 

On 03/07/2019 at 19:15, Edwardian said:

 

Sorry, I don't speak Jive, but we should certainly have a day out at the Tanfield.

 

13 hours ago, sem34090 said:

The Blackwall tank isn't currently available, but I shall see what I can do to make it available! :)

Nice. I'm intrigued by it myself. Any potential of an Easternised version? 

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1 hour ago, RedGemAlchemist said:

 

Nice. I'm intrigued by it myself. Any potential of an Easternised version? 

Already done! ;)

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