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York station in the 1950's.


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Are you going with the current straight slats on the ends or the older wooden one’s it still had in the fifties? I only ask as your box picture is the modern set.  I can’t remember the year they got swapped over but it was fairly recent. The last of the old style were (are?) over the roof end linking the station buildings to the hotel where the short stay car park is now by the Scarborough side bays.

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I don't know Jonathan,  my customer has dealt with all that side of things.  We were going to use York Modelmaking but it was getting very expensive so we decided to look elsewhere. The chap who did the drawing has far more skill that me, I could never have produced those parts. 

 

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We have decided to put the station roof on hold until the Covid restrictions are eased, and in the meantime I'm going to build the coaling tower and concrete water tower at the loco shed. 

We have pictures of them in the background, but does anyone have clear pictures or drawings of the structures, particularly the coaling tower mechanism?

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Working on just three not very clear pictures where it is in the background I have built the concrete water tower, built by the NER in 1904. 

 

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It does stand straight, honest!

 

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It needs cleaning up and few gaps filling and then I'll spray paint it in grey before the final finishing.

 

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I've begun building the coaling tower, another structure that only appears in the background of pictures. 

 

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All coaling towers are similar, of course, but far from identical. 

 

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Apart from cleaning up I can't do much more until a delivery of Plastruct arrives, hopefully tomorrow. 

 

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The Plastruct has arrived so I've been able to make a start on the girders above the concrete section. With just two not very clear pictures, though, it's been a frustrating exercise so far. 

 

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The small building on top houses the electric winch which pulls up the wagon hoist. 

 

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Sadly it's all being delayed; I'm doing these models because they are small enough to post, unlike the overall roof! 

 

The ladders have arrived so the coal tower is finished apart from the bottom of the hoppers, which I'll add tomorrow when the coal is properly dry. 

 

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