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Winter of '63 I see - is there a stopping train buried in there?

 

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Coronach

 

I have just started your posts on your layout. Can't fail to like the Waverley route as it offers so many modelling opportunities. Would you be able to post a track plan of the layout as I not sure on the relationship between the stations and the fiddleyards?

 

Happy modelling in 2019.

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The detail on the J36 is superb... Weathering the model makes it much more visible . I particularly like the sander control rods.post-11545-0-02623000-1546183274_thumb.jpgpost-11545-0-85802500-1546183317_thumb.jpg

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Happy new year to my fellow enthusiasts, and happy modelling in 2019. Here's to Hornby announcing a 00 gauge D34 'Glen' in 2019.... Cheers

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I decided to have a go at weathering my Hornby K1 (whilst listening to 'Railways Recalled by Peter Handford). The loco has been renumbered to 62011, an ex Fort William loco transferred to the NE in 1962 after the diesels took over in Scotland. Here are some cruel close up shots.....

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Genesis of an ex NER D20, which would have arrived on the line via the Border County route from Hexham. This is a white metal DJH kit so it will have plenty of inbuilt weight to assist with adhesion. So far, it I proving to be an easy build. I have decided to construct the whitemetal body using Delux Glue 'n' Glaze adhesive to avoid the risk of damaging parts with a soldering iron. This glue is very easy to use, dries clear and is very strong. Hopefully it will stand the test of time.post-11545-0-14739600-1548518045_thumb.jpgpost-11545-0-19549100-1548518085_thumb.jpgpost-11545-0-19640000-1548518124_thumb.jpg

 

The only casualty - so far - is one broken brass crank pin, however the kit includes two spares :-)

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We have connecting rods ! In the background is Mrs Coronach, embarking on a cable knitting project - much more complicated than assembling a loco kit !

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Here is the next new loco expected to attempt the climb over Whitrope.  Ex NER/LNER D20 62396 at the very end of its life in 1956/7.  This engine would probably have reached the line via the Border Counties route from Hexham.

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i have at last got around to fitting some spotlights to the layout, which makes such a difference by highlighting the darker scenic corners and creating some shadows in an otherwise bland lighting environment.  It has also given me an impetus to refine and complete some of the scenery around the tunnel mouth.  Photos to follow, however in the meantime here are a couple of shots of the D20 under construction and two photos of trains taken from a traffic jam in Beijing!  The Beijing photos are relevant because I had plenty of time whilst stuck in traffic to plan what parts of the layout I would develop next lol

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I was fortunate to have a free day whilst in Beijing and visited Tianenmen Square, the Forbidden City and the Chinese Emperor treasure exhibitions. - £3 to visit plus £1 to see the treasures !!!!!  On the way back I found the national railway museum but it was closing time.  Just had time to look in the shop where there were some very nice gauge 1 brass steam loco models for about £1500 each.  Somewhere to visit next time perhaps.

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some photos of the north bound Midland Scot sleeper from St Pancras to Edinburgh Waverley, hauled today by two Sulzer type 2s rather than the usual type 4.  It must be around 6am but the sun is shining.

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An hour or so in the loft, listening to Radio 4, and detailing Slitrigg goods yard...

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A few more shots of the down sleeper and trains stabled around Whinburgh

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A few shots taken of Stanier Class 5 heading a late evening stopping train into Whinburgh station... The three passenger coaches are 'old' Bachmann Thompsons fitted with replacement Comet sides.  A much cheaper option when compared with a purchase of 'new' Thompsons - and more satisfying in modelling terms.

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and a few shots taken around the station....

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Another short session in the loft this evening to try out the new bogies on the Thompson coaches.  Two photos of the train in the evening sunshine on arrival at Slitrigg.

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I also ran the BR4 2-6-0 on a southbound parcels train

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And stayed long enough to see a following Edinburgh to Carlisle express hauled by ex LNER A1 pacific 'Great Central'

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An ex NER - LNER D20 4-4-0 trundles north on a light engine movement.  This loco, allocated to Alnmouth Shed, may have arrived on the Waverley route via Reedsmouth Junction and the Border Counties line.

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