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A few more b&w shots, (and one colour one has crept in) this time of the once a week collection of the oil empties.

 

5660 runs over Canal Crossing with the brake van to collect the oil empties from Bishopscombe.

 

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The train arrives to collect the empties. The loco and brake van will reverse onto the tanks and haul them onto the run-round loop in the station.

 

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5660 has run round the train, collected the barrier wagon, and re-joined the train ready to depart.

 

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Back at Bishopscombe Quarry the loading operator has bravely parked his motor bike under the 'leaning tower'! The camera can be cruel - I think some straightening up is required!

 

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Lovely photos as always, with a nice bit of operational detail (the addition of a barrier wagon). Makes me want to go an have a running session with my BLT but I need to do a lot of tidying first.

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my BLT

 

You have a layout built on a Bacon Lettuce and Tomato sandwich? :laugh:

Serously though, cracking black and white photos-i never cease to be amazed by the field of depth that backscene gives!! :O Nice touch with the barrier wagon on the tanker train and must remind myself yto do the same on mine (the Kirkby West loco operater is a little lax on health and safety......)

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You have a layout built on a Bacon Lettuce and Tomato sandwich? :laugh:

Serously though, cracking black and white photos-i never cease to be amazed by the field of depth that backscene gives!! :O Nice touch with the barrier wagon on the tanker train and must remind myself yto do the same on mine (the Kirkby West loco operater is a little lax on health and safety......)

 

Ah, the Area Superintendent is very keen on procedure! Many a loco crew complain about the fiddleing and faffing on the Bishopscombe branch! As can been seen with this van train - lots of extra shunting required to get the un-fitted vans together at the end of the train!

 

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Similarlly this horsebox has been placed correctly, even though this down passenger service only required one coach.

 

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There's a real sense of depth to the first photo in your last post. So realistic. Superb stuff, Les!

 

Jeff

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Well, with a bit of luck this'll be the last lot of spillage I have to clear up before I get a couple of days off!

 

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Happy Christmas everyone from the 'Combe.

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Hi All

 

Over Christmas and New Year I decided to re-model one end of Station Road in Bishopscombe. It was the earliest part of the layout to be built, and I was never really pleased with it. So some buildings weree moved, and modified / weathered. The Station forecourt was improved - and the area next to the Sation building given some hard standing. More detailing to be done, and the buildings will require fixing down, but I think it's an improvement.

 

Apologies for the photos, I can only fit a compact camera into these small spaces!

 

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A general view of the area - some passengers and a Station Master have appeared!

 

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After years of neglect the Goods Shed has received some new doors - Swindon sent some new cream paint down for them - they still look very bright! The guttering has also been fixed - business must be good.

 

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Regards

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I do like that bus Les.

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If the goods shed has had money spent on it - the line must be due for closure! :) (Hopefully not - another great set of pics)

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Some more 'old' photos pf Bishopscombe have been unearthed.

 

It seems that Bishopscombe is important enough to warrent a dedicated parcels working!

 

A grubby GUV and a not much cleaner Hawksworth arrive behind 5766

 

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The parcels having been unloaded from the train 5766 runs round.

 

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The pressure is on at the Brewery to get the deliveries out.

 

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Outside the Brewery. Waiting passengers at the bus stop need to get the drivers attention as soon as he can see over the brow of the hill!

 

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Fantastic pictures as usual!! So lifelike I feel quite insignificant.

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A complete co-incidence Alan! Actually I've picked  up a cheap Corgi Bristol L and want to repaint it into Western National livery - but I can't seem to get the thing to come apart!

 

The Corgi WN Bristol K is a good little model, and one sits in Station Road most of the time!

 

Regards, les

Les I see you have the same Bristol LS as I do. :no:

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A trawl through some old photos has unearthed a few more gems...

 

Mogul rests outside Bishopscombe shed

 

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The coal lorry driver watches the work

 

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56xx lurks in Bishopscombe Junction shed on a thundery day

 

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Once again, it is the black & white shot above of the 56xx that does it for me. Fantastic !

 

Cheers, Gary.

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Thanks for the comments and the 'likes' chaps.

 

Bishpscombe's detailing is now more or less done, the next job is work our a proper diagram and make up a timetable to utilise the various rolling stock..I thought a 'card index' for freight needs might be a good idea, and maybe a Summer Saturday working or two - look out for 460's!

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It's been a while since I've taken some shots of Bishopscombe so here are a few more.

 

There is still some regular horse box traffic, and when required this is attached to the next down train. Here the branch local arrives with a Mk1 horse box in the train.

 

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The pannier runs round.

 

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Leaving the horse box in the platform the pannier shunts the suburban's into the bay.

 

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The horse box is collected from the platform by Bishopscombe's own Collett goods.

 

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Which then goes to collect a Beetle from the yard to take back up the branch with the horse box.

 

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Lovely set of photos, very effective.

Thanks, Dave.

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As always Les, you produce some beautiful pics !  :good:

 

Cheers, Gary.

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Just spent a wonderful journey through this thread. I have enjoyed it immensely, such attention to detail and certainly has provided much inspiration. Thanks for sharing it with us. 

 

Regards 

Scott 

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Hi Les SORRY FOR ALL THE TICKS I have just given the pics, as I was Born in Plymouth it was good to see the old bus but I left there in 1953 when I was just 3 years old so I don't actually remember them so good to see them on here.

 

Keep the pics coming they are truly wonderful, Thanks

Andy

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