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1 hour ago, Coach bogie said:

Never. I was always asked to let them know when I was leaving. When I took the shot below, I was asked where I was going next. I told him I was cycling to Guide Bridge. 'If you hand on a bit, you can have a lift!', I was told. I was ushered, with bike, the the 76 shown, My bike man handled into the cab and given a lift to Guide bridge signing on point.

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Mike Wiltshire.

I had a similar experience in Zimbabwe. At Bulawayo I turned up on shed and was invited to shunt the stock for our train to Vic falls. Then brought stock into the station  so I did not need to walk back from the depot. One of my happiest memories. 

Richard

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12 hours ago, The Johnster said:

The impossibles were Bath Road and Holbeck in my memory. 

Our way into Holbeck was to climb up through a broken window in the roundhouse, straight off the street - then try not to get caught. The comment about Reddish is right, they were always very friendly there.

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Ah, but the broken window in the roundhouse didn't feature in the Shed Directory directions...

 

Bath Road was more or less impossible as the only entrance apart from the footboard crossing from T,M. across a batch of running lines, which I never felt like attempting before the safety lights were put on it in the 70s, was from the A4 Bath Road straight into the office on the 4th floor.  And there were easily observed steam locos at the Midland shed anyway.

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6 hours ago, w124bob said:

If you unlucky enough to spend a night shift at Newton Heath with a certain foreman , moving the same 142 three times from one road to another was not unsually. He'd rate a busy night by the number of bits of chalk he'd worn out! 

 

He probably builds diesel depot layouts now.

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Very Well modeled fly. 

I would start from mallard photos online or a visit. Then look at painting instructions for Doncaster. Must be in an A4 book somewhere, Townsend or coster perhaps. 

Looks great “in the raw” 

Richard

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The tender front would probably be blue, the red painted fittings seem to be proliferating all over preserved locos but I have a suspicion that this is spreading from model painting rather than historical accuracy. 

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On 13/11/2019 at 09:58, Chamby said:

 

I don’t understand why Fox recommend this.  I have found that their transfers with these instructions still work perfectly well with plain tepid water.

 

Having used Fox Transfers extensively for some time I will say that while you can apply them using just warm water, in my experience adding a little washing up liquid (and I mean just a drop) does make application easier. The most important thing is to apply the transfers to a gloss finish to minimise silvering.

 

Glenn

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Mallard has from memory, a Garter Blue cab, as is the Tender front . Never heard of any LNER Loco with white Cab roof .There are plenty of photos at the NRM A4 gathering on here and elsewhere.

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Wasn't it Top Shed's little icing on the cake to paint the Royal Train loco's cab roof white?

 

Andy G

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13 minutes ago, uax6 said:

Wasn't it Top Shed's little icing on the cake to paint the Royal Train loco's cab roof white?

 

Andy G

Hi Andy

 

That was a Stratford habit.

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Here's where those two brake wheels, I posted a pic of several pages back, went - on a Stratford brake tender. It's not finished as there's still a little to do (touching and tidying up paint, finishing off the weathering, etc.). And apologies for the poor pic it was taken quickly with a snap-gun compact as my DSLR is in for repair/service. I know the decals aren't quite correct - these angular brake tenders were heavier than the rounded type at 37t - but they are what were on the Fox sheet :

 

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2 hours ago, Clive Mortimore said:

Hi Andy

 

That was a Stratford habit.

From memory of a picture 60003 was given a white cab roof and quartered buffers for royal train duty by top shed

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4 hours ago, uax6 said:

Wasn't it Top Shed's little icing on the cake to paint the Royal Train loco's cab roof white?

 

Andy G

I seem to remember 60028 WALTER K. WHIGHAM with a white roof at one time , but that's all . There may well have been others of course .

 

Regards , Roy .

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rOY,

It was for the wedding of F Katharine Lucy Mary Worsley; to Prince Edward,  Duke of Kent  @ York Minster on 8th June 1961.

There is a photograph in" Top Shed" by Peter Townend it could be that 60003 was the reserve engine or transported guests to the wedding.

Regards,Derek.

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9 minutes ago, CUTLER2579 said:

rOY,

It was for the wedding of F Katharine Lucy Mary Worsley; to Prince Edward,  Duke of Kent  @ York Minster on 8th June 1961.

There is a photograph in" Top Shed" by Peter Townend it could be that 60003 was the reserve engine or transported guests to the wedding.

Regards,Derek.

Thanks for that Derek . I'm sure you're spot on there .

Roy.

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5 hours ago, micklner said:

Mallard has from memory, a Garter Blue cab, as is the Tender front . Never heard of any LNER Loco with white Cab roof .There are plenty of photos at the NRM A4 gathering on here and elsewhere.

The Claud Hamilton that was Stratford's royal train engine had a white roof. I'm sure I've seen a colour pic of it in Backtrack or some such over the years.

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23 minutes ago, Arun Sharma said:

The Claud Hamilton that was Stratford's royal train engine had a white roof. I'm sure I've seen a colour pic of it in Backtrack or some such over the years.

I have read it as and the post above yours as well, as the OP is refering to the cab interior. Cheers.

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yes folks the roof interior...........................

 

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...of course never believing in preserved examples.......

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 ...assuming this might be nearer a 1930`s colour excluding the red ??????

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  2 hours ago, CUTLER2579 said:

rOY,

It was for the wedding of F Katharine Lucy Mary Worsley; to Prince Edward,  Duke of Kent  @ York Minster on 8th June 1961.

There is a photograph in" Top Shed" by Peter Townend it could be that 60003 was the reserve engine or transported guests to the wedding.

Regards,Derek

 

 

2 hours ago, [email protected] said:

Thanks for that Derek . I'm sure you're spot on there .

Roy.

Photo of  the train here at Kings Cross - 60028 with what looks like a white cab roof.  (Click the link below for larger version etc.)  The full text in this feature lists the other engines used on the various specials and the stand-by train. Includes a mention of 60003 on one of the other specials - hope this helps. I am fairly sure I recall reading that some worked on to Hovingham with the reception guests and have seen pictures in books on the railways of Ryedale. Sadly cannot remember which ones.

 

Edit: Thinking about this a bit more I may be merging memories of seeing the photos of A4s on the school specials run for Ampleforth Coillege with this run for this royal event. 

 

 

 

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Royal visit to Lincoln and Lincolnshire 1958

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The inspiration of this thread is contagious. A few years back I considered building a Comet chassis replacement for a Hornby/Mainline Dean Goods. Oxford then announced one and my enthusiasm withered. However the performance of the Oxford model is lacking so the project was reconsidered. 

Having built the tender chassis, I got the brake rigging too far off the wheels, and made a coal space my attention has now shifted to the loco chassis. Herein lies a question, should the top hat bearings be inserted from the outside or inside of the frames?

Rodger

 

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