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I've been waiting for this poll - it can only be Stamford East for me .

 

I even tried to work out how I could incorporate it into my current layout but it was too difficult as I would have ended up with two branch termini rather than one plus my secondary route through station  which is much more useable in an operational sense on my layout.

 

I went in search of the site of Stamford East during a visit to the UK in 2008 and found the station building and the goods shed, both now in use as apartments.

 

Andrew

 

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41 minutes ago, great northern said:

Back again. I've been expecting a parcel, and this morning it arrived. A new A3 makes things much more bearable, especially when it has been Timmed.

 

 

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So lovely I photographed it three times. Melton was a 34A engine, and had been given a general and repaint in May 1958, so it isn't surprising that it was still very clean later that summer. Despite it still being single blast, it was recorded on some of the top expresses, so clearly regarded as a very good engine. We worked from a picture taken on Offord curves in July 58, and Tim has done his usual excellent job in reproducing it. It seems that one cannot have too many A3s. There was another box in the parcel, but that must wait till later, as I don't want anyone getting too excited.

Well done to Tim,

 

Especially as it looks like he's removed the superfluous conduit/valve on the nearside of the smokebox.  Unless Hornby has already done it on later models of A3s with LH drive? 

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27 minutes ago, Tony Wright said:

Well done to Tim,

 

Especially as it looks like he's removed the superfluous conduit/valve on the nearside of the smokebox.  Unless Hornby has already done it on later models of A3s with LH drive? 

No, it was still there, but in fairness this was a new St Gatien that I picked up on E Bay, so not one of the latest. Tim did remove it though.

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Your favourite Eastern Region BLT turned out to be Stamford East by a large margin, 9 votes to no more than 2 for anything else.

 

Let's finish off the terminus polls by looking for our nationwide favourites. So today, back to the seaside. Which is/was your favourite in the whole of the UK, and why?

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1 hour ago, great northern said:

Your favourite Eastern Region BLT turned out to be Stamford East by a large margin, 9 votes to no more than 2 for anything else.

 

Let's finish off the terminus polls by looking for our nationwide favourites. So today, back to the seaside. Which is/was your favourite in the whole of the UK, and why?


St Ives. Not so much for the terminus but the line as whole. Even today a spectacular scene around Carbis Bay. Folks from grimey industrial towns on, perhaps their first holiday after the war (or ever?) must have thought they’d died and come to heaven.

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There are so many seaside termini to chose from, with so many individual delightful idiosyncrasies. This makes the choice so difficult. I think for the excellence of the station itself, rather than its surroundings or the stock using it, it would have to be Wemyss Bay. Such a beautiful building.

 

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Torn between 3

Ilfracombe. My father moved to Combe Martin  and I explored the remains of the line (wonderful views).

 

Penzance  60's early 70's  never remember steam but the view from marizion beach as the early warships (D600-D60?) roared out of Penzance and past the crossing  onto the beach was inspiring to a youngster.

 

LLandudno.  Part of the station had a very large model railway. My parents and sister would go to the beach and I woud spend a couple of hours watching the trains going around and over the hump shunting yard in the middle.

 

If pushed I would have to choose Penzance.

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Favourite seaside terminus has to be Swanage - early childhood family holiday memories and more recent holidays since the preservation works have got it going again.

 

Other contenders would be Whitby, Scarborough, Minehead, Kingswear, St.Ives and Penzance.

 

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G'Day Folks

 

For this one, I'll go for Scarborough, seeing that I didn't go for it last time. ( Is Liverpool, classed as a Seaside town :D)

 

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Wells next the Sea, would love to have the space to model it properly including the line down to the harbour. Been fascinated by it since I realised that to shunt the goods shed wagons had to go through the engine shed which was directly in front of it. Unusual track plan because of the two different lines that came into the station from different sides. I believe at one point a loco would set back and the the carriages would roll into the station under gravity because of a lack of conventional run round. Interesting locos such as E4s, D16s and J15 and it just survived into the diesel era. The station building still exists.

 

Outside East Anglia, Weymouth in steam days with its vast site, when  passenger trains to the harbour were still steam worked along the road and quayside and the branch to Portland was still open.

 

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Seaside location, Dovercourt, Walton -on - Sea, Clacton -on- Sea, Brightlingsea, Tollesbury Peir, Maldon East, Southminster (well it is the nearest station to the end of the world, Bradwell-on-Sea) or Southend Victoria? Then of course you have the Midland Railway terminus of Shoeburyness. This is so so difficult.

 

What the hell just go for it Clive........Bognor Regis.

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It has to be Blackpool for me. Something for all tastes there. And the trams. The long lamented Central station, also the proper part of North, with the (still used today) excursion platforms. Also thepoor little South station, nowadays a pathetic terminus, which used to be a quite large junction station.

And I nearly forgot - all the wonderful times I've had in and around the town.

 

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This was a hard one. There isn’t anywhere that really stands out for me but I’ll go for Cromer High. It looks like it could make an interesting model and the motive power would be quite appealing.

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