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5 hours ago, zr2498 said:

Bridge identification. Help please.

I've found this picture of a series of through truss bridges. There are outer guard rails on the track.

Location? Possibly Southern. Possibly near Poole but not sure. Photo taken from one end of a push-pull.

Have hunted high and low without success. It might well have been demolished but I am sure that someone will recognise it in the pool(e) of railway modellers.

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Definitely the Backwater Viaduct at Weymouth on the Portland Branch.  The photo is one of a set taken when the bridge was new.  There are a couple of photos around taken at the same time showing the viaduct being tested prior to use - the test was carried out using a 28xx 2-8-0 and a large prairie tank - don't know which class - coupled together.  The houses visible in the backround stand in Commercial Rd. and face on to the Weymouth Harbour Tramway.  The pub on the corner was formerly the Portland Railway Hotel and was a Hall and Woodhouse pub.

 

Gerry

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4 hours ago, Tony Wright said:

In response to an earlier request.............................

 

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These two shots show my positioning of the camera to try and replicate the photographer being on the signal box's veranda.

 

The base is a little plastic toolbox. I set the camera on a ten-second shutter delay and lifted the mirror up to obviate any camera shake. 

 

Of course, one needs two cameras to show this (or a camera phone, which I don't possess - nor want to). 

 

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The camera's position gave the shot shown yesterday. 

 

However, by removing the little box.......

 

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And placing the camera at ground level.....

 

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This is the result. Not 'better' and not 'worse' in my view, just different. 

 

Whatever the case, to achieve either shot, a very small aperture was required. 

 

 

 

 

I think you need to sack the signalman for giving a clear road with that obstruction on the track!
 

 

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18 hours ago, 60027Merlin said:

Tony,

 

More shots taken from the bedroom windows of the station cottages would be most welcome. They now join that trio of the "natural look."  Track level, footbridge level and embankment which is now a quartet! 

 

All great stuff.

 

Eric

 

Your wish is my command, Eric,

 

The station cottages must have been very interesting places to live........

 

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Imagine waking up one morning and seeing this sort of thing from the bedroom window. This view is from the back bedroom window of the western cottage.

 

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For comparison, I took a track-level view as well. 

 

The B1 on pick-up duty is a Hornby/Wright/Foster creation. 

 

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Looking the other way, this shot was taken from the front bedroom window of the eastern cottage (I believe they were both two-up, two-down, with outside privies). 

 

Actually, I moved the cottages out of the way and just stood the camera on a small box. 

 

Regards,

 

Tony.

 

 

 

 

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45 minutes ago, thegreenhowards said:

I think you need to sack the signalman for giving a clear road with that obstruction on the track!
 

 

It's a trainset, Andy!

 

Regards,

 

Tony. 

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2 hours ago, Daniel W said:

I know freight stock isn't really your cup of tea, Tony, but are there any examples that you are particularly fond of? Any unusual wagons that you don't normally see on layouts?

I'll have a look tomorrow, Daniel,

 

Regards,

 

Tony. 

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2 hours ago, Manxcat said:

I know. It certainly beats one bogie wheel off the track in a photo. Or does it?

Not if you include the rear drivers off the track as well, Archie!

 

All the very best,

 

Tony. 

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1 hour ago, Tony Wright said:

Your wish is my command, Eric,

 

The station cottages must have been very interesting places to live........

Imagine waking up one morning and seeing this sort of thing from the bedroom window. This view is from the back bedroom window of the western cottage.

 

Regards,

 

Tony.

 

 

 

 

 

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My childhood bedroom window from the 50's to the 70's was one of the ones in the distance immediately below the head  of the colour light signal. The fence by the track was the bottom of the garden.

For me looking out, the engine shed far end was at 10 o'clock. the various turnouts between that and the throat from the main lines into the carriage sidings in front. The rush hour extra trains were made up and slotted into (and later out of) the main lines in full frontal view twice daily.

 

Andy

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11 hours ago, Tony Wright said:

A couple of folk seemed to like the M&GNR shots of late. 

 

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Here, the 'elevation' is the opposite way around. 

 

I'm very fortunate to not be modelling a 'flat-earth' scenario; allowing me to capture views such as this............................

 

 

Local road and storage for visiting locomotives boxes haha 

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3 hours ago, Jesse Sim said:

Local road and storage for visiting locomotives boxes haha 

Good morning Jesse,

 

Station Road is most useful for standing locos on, and not just visiting ones.

 

I don't know what I'd do without it!

 

Coincidentally, as we swung into (the real) Station Road the other day, I pondered to Mo 'I wonder how many other Station Roads there must be in the country?'; retaining the name, even though there's not been a station in them for decades. And, in Castle Bytham's Station Road's case, not even a railway.

 

One local sign (in Rippingale) still has a signpost directing travellers to the Great Northern Railway Station! The line ceased carrying passengers in LNER days....................

 

Regards,

 

Tony. 

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3 minutes ago, Tony Wright said:

Coincidentally, as we swung into (the real) Station Road the other day, I pondered to Mo 'I wonder how many other Station Roads there must be in the country?'; retaining the name, even though there's not been a station in them for decades. And, in Castle Bytham's Station Road's case, not even a railway.

 

 

I'm sure I've read somewhere that Station Road is the second most common street name in the UK, second only to High Street but actually more common than obvious names like Main Street, Church Street, Park Road etc.

 

Rob

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55 minutes ago, Northmoor said:

 

I'm sure I've read somewhere that Station Road is the second most common street name in the UK, second only to High Street but actually more common than obvious names like Main Street, Church Street, Park Road etc.

 

Rob

Though not as common as it once was. Two local instances; Seaton (Devon) lost it's branch line in the 1960s, and what was Station Road is now Harbour Road, which may, I think, have been its name before the railway existed.

 

In nearby Axminster, road alterations have meant that the former Station Road no longer provides vehicular access to that establishment, and is now Western Way. There is a gateway roughly where the connection once was, but only for the benefit of tankers delivering to the local Tesco filling station, which occupies a portion of the former Goods Yard.  

 

I'm guessing there must be many similar examples.  

 

John

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29 minutes ago, Northmoor said:

 

I'm sure I've read somewhere that Station Road is the second most common street name in the UK, second only to High Street but actually more common than obvious names like Main Street, Church Street, Park Road etc.

 

Rob

 

High Street is the most common (Main Street in Scotland) with ~3,600 examples.  Station Road is second, numbering ~2,000.  

 

That compares with 2,566 stations on the current network.  In 1955 however the number of open stations was approximately 6,000.   That suggests that there could now be more Station Roads without a functioning station, than those still with one!

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46 minutes ago, Tony Wright said:

One local sign (in Rippingale) still has a signpost directing travellers to the Great Northern Railway Station! The line ceased carrying passengers in LNER days....................

 

Regards,

 

Tony. 

 

We have the opposite near here - sign to a station that has never existed. Over 40 years ago they announced plans for a station in Springfield near Chelmsford. 20ish years later an Aldi was built on the site. Good job we didn't hold our breath. Then they said the station would be built as part of a huge Legoland style housing estate a bit further north, named after the King Hnery VIII palace it ruins the environment of.

 

There's a signpost for it - 

 

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I forget how many years they've been saying it's coming, but it's now pushed back to 2025 at the earliest. This should give an idea on the local attitude - 

 

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7 minutes ago, jwealleans said:

You missed a trick, though - forming the roof round a beer bottle (which you'd have had to empty first).

You completely lost me, the roof was already curved...and beers are always drunk, don’t you worry 

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34 minutes ago, jwealleans said:

You missed a trick, though - forming the roof round a beer bottle (which you'd have had to empty first).

 

Beer bottle?  I thought Oz beer came in "Tinnies".

 

Bill

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1 hour ago, Tony Wright said:

 

 

Coincidentally, as we swung into (the real) Station Road the other day, I pondered to Mo 'I wonder how many other Station Roads there must be in the country?'; retaining the name, even though there's not been a station in them for decades. And, in Castle Bytham's Station Road's case, not even a railway.

 

 

Not limited to the UK either Tony.

My brother in law lives in the equivalent in the north east of Germany.

Bernard

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40 minutes ago, jwealleans said:

 

But what if it hadn't been, or wasn't supplied?

Then you probably would received a Facebook message asking for help haha

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32 minutes ago, Geep7 said:

 

Am I the only one who shudders at the term "train station"?

 

That's the LEAST of the worries with this. Incidentally, the "New Schools" was also a lie for a few years, but they do exist now.

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46 minutes ago, Geep7 said:

 

Am I the only one who shudders at the term "train station"?

 

But isn't it where trains become stationary to allow passengers on and off?

 

;-)

 

 

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2 minutes ago, grahame said:

 

But isn't it where trains become stationary to allow passengers on and off?

 

;-)

 

 

 

This precise subject was discussed - at some length - last week, in another thread.

 

John Isherwood.

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