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Through Limestone Hills - Monsal and Millers Dale


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On 02/01/2021 at 09:12, drduncan said:

Fantastic project.  I look forward to seeing it progress.  Shame there won’t be any Spinners and Kirtley 2-4-0s in use....

 

Incidentally, what happened to the 7mm version at Slaters?

 

Duncan

I did ask David White sometime ago and seemed to recall it was in storage at, I think, Butterley. It got damaged though unfortunately although he said the viaduct section was saved.

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1 hour ago, alant said:

I did ask David White sometime ago and seemed to recall it was in storage at, I think, Butterley. It got damaged though unfortunately although he said the viaduct section was saved.

Bill Hudson, author of the book this subject takes its name from, told me most was destroyed by Derby Council when they wanted their building back.

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Latest addition to the layout having a test run, the carriages are not correct but since they have been sitting un opened for 15 years I  decided it was about time they came out for a run.20210101_164701.jpg.c54ef786ba39225115a37401923a71d3.jpg

 

I intend to build the correct push pull set for the Buxton shuttle but these will  do for now. What I haved started to do is build platforms 4&5, so it will at least have somewhere to run to.

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Paul 

 

I have some sides for the Period II Full third which goes with the Pull and Push driving trailer - if you want them let me know.

 

Baz

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Hi Baz

Yes please, not sure what I need, not really looked into yet  Wizard do the driving end kit, which is about as far as I have looked, please put them aside for me and we can discuss a price whenever we  are allowed to meet up.

Cheers paul 

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Save looking it up, Paul. Converted mine from the Hornby LMS period III suburban brake 3rd.

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At some point I want to try converting one of my Ratio suburbans too.

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5 hours ago, apbolton said:

Hi Baz

Yes please, not sure what I need, not really looked into yet  Wizard do the driving end kit, which is about as far as I have looked, please put them aside for me and we can discuss a price whenever we  are allowed to meet up.

Cheers paul 

I think I have a Comet Driving Motor end.
I'll check and you can have it. I'm never going to do anything with it.
If you like.
Regards,
Chris.

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Morning Paul et al,

 

Came across this last night and just have to post it here. It claims to be from 1898 (I can scarcely believe that, although it would 'fit' the signals being the older 'white disc' style). I'm almost certain it is filmed through the driver's window of the Buxton Push-Pull set. Watch and enjoy!

 

https://player.bfi.org.uk/free/film/watch-through-millers-dale-near-buxton-derbyshire-midland-railway-1898-online

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(apologies for anyone who's already seen this - it's new on me!)

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16109101897418291344798757164434.jpg.045d54955abdb806619bad8535e1df33.jpgAs I  said in my post last Wednesday, I have  started to build the platform buildings for the Buxton  shuttle to run into.

You are looking at  this side platform 5, with the gents on the left, platform 4 the other side, obviously just the shell at the moment but I have  spent time this  afternoon drawing up the doors and windows on my silhouette cutter, so they are ready to insert next along with the internal walls.

Since this is at the front of the layout and despite having a canopy covering most of it, I  intend to detail the interior.

 

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Unfortunately the dyeline print is a plan view rather than elevation and the image quality is poor.  All of the buildings have been built using photos either from books or from web sites.

None of the buildings are built to scale but rather are built to fit the space on the board however their proportions are correct for each other so taking the building above as an example, I used the plan to work out its size relative to that of the buildings on platform 1 and taking into account that the model platform is  narrower than the real thing, I  am building it to look right  in the space I have. 

My aim is to have a model that looks right in the space available 

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Although Limestone quarrying was a major industry on this line, specifically between Millers Dale and Chinley.  Did any Limestone trains run down through the Monsal Dale and Millers Dale section?  Just wondered as I've never actually seen any limestone traffic in photos on this section.

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At the end of over the peak 2 there is a picture of a LST train being assembled from the limeworks mmediately south of the viaduct. Fascinating to hear they had to make the trains up from smaller sections crossing the up line to do so!

 

So you would have had some trains on that section I guess. I've never seen a picture of a train from the limekilns and quarry to the north of the station but I guess there would as some time being a service from there. 

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