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A Nod To Brent - Fun , friendly, frivolity and happy days in the South Hams 1947.

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It really is such a useful photo, any clue on what the piles of sleepers were for?

 

Surely they indicate where the uncoupling magnets are installed!

 

As a newcomer to this thread just like to say how much I’m enjoying it.

 

Regards,

 

Frank

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Never mind the fish - I'm still waiting for the Fonz to turn up:

 

friendly, frivolity and happy days in the South Hams

 

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Surely they indicate where the uncoupling magnets are installed!

 

As a newcomer to this thread just like to say how much I’m enjoying it.

 

Regards,

 

Frank

 

Welcome Frank. ;)

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A Nod to Bream?

All to scale though and everyfin in its rightful plaice. I can sea the Dorsal shut on the coach behind so Mike had better stop doing the conger and get his skates on if eel is to get the luggage loaded. Cod only knows where the day goes. He barely has time to hake a break. No good carping on about it though.

Rob

You’re getting to be a haddock with me - no - that’s pollocks

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Surely they indicate where the uncoupling magnets are installed!

 

As a newcomer to this thread just like to say how much I’m enjoying it.

 

Regards,

 

Frank

 

Now I realise you're one of the guys behind one of my all time favourite layouts " Hungerford" you have added kudos. ;)

 

 

http://www.shipleymrs.org.uk/hungerford.php

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Best I can offer that is scanned.attachicon.gifBfrent 4944.jpgA bit early for your time frame but full of detailattachicon.gifbrent West.jpgMike Wiltshire

What an iconic picture, can any of you guys with encyclopaedic knowledge of things GW run through the identities of the two trains? Is the Express an early Saint? The goods engine must be a Dean, and the first three wagons have different brakes. Also the patina on the van next to the Toad is fascinating

Thanks for posting it Mike.

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What an iconic picture, can any of you guys with encyclopaedic knowledge of things GW run through the identities of the two trains? Is the Express an early Saint? The goods engine must be a Dean, and the first three wagons have different brakes. Also the patina on the van next to the Toad is fascinating

Thanks for posting it Mike.

Ash

 

That photo appears on page 31 of "The Great Western in South Devon" book by Beck and Copsey (WSP) and the accompanying text is :

 

"An Up Ocean Mails express,behind an unidentified 'Saint' class engine, passing a short Down goods train in the charge of a Dean '2301' class 0-6-0 (probably the 'Pick-up') at the western approaches to Brent"

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A Nod to Bream?

 

 

All to scale though and everyfin in its rightful plaice. I can sea the Dorsal shut on the coach behind so Mike had better stop doing the conger and get his skates on if eel is to get the luggage loaded. Cod only knows where the day goes. He barely has time to hake a break. No good carping on about it though.

 

 

Rob     J.R.Hartley

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Now I realise you're one of the guys behind one of my all time favourite layouts " Hungerford" you have added kudos. ;)

 

 

http://www.shipleymrs.org.uk/hungerford.php

Guilty as charged. I’m delighted you like our Hungerford layout.

 

Unfortunately being based in Yorkshire I was unable to drum up enough interest amongst colleagues to build another GW layout to replace it. I’m now involved in building a model of a GN station local to where I live but I enjoy winding up my colleagues with a suggestion that the GN models I’m building are being built in the spirit of Swindon and may appear with copper cap chimneys.

 

Hopefully I will still find time to build an occassional GW model for Hungerford. I still have a couple of unbuilt Finney and Mitchell kits in the drawer.

 

Regards,

 

Frank

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May I also add that I was also very impressed by Hungerford when I saw it a few years ago, at Quorn I think. It has proper engines!

 

Brian

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With all these fishy goings on, on A Cod to Bream.. a landing Craft is being prepared to transport the White Coat division of the Men in Malachite into Brent, for an emergency evaluation..  :jester:  :jester:

 

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With all these fishy goings on, on A Cod to Bream.. a landing Craft is being prepared to transport the White Coat division of the Men in Malachite into Brent, for an emergency evaluation..  :jester:  :jester:

 

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Would look nice on my layout.  :yes:

But perhaps I'd better built one myself. There are three in my stash. Somewhere...

 

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Would look nice on my layout.  :yes:

 

But perhaps I'd better built one myself. There are three in my stash. Somewhere...

 

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Build the Cutty Sark first.

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Oh yes, please.

1/24th Scale

 

Airfix 

 

De Havilland Mosquito

Hawker Hurricane

Focker Wolf FW190

Junkers Ju87 Stuka

 

(All with aftermarket enhancements)

 

1/48th Scale

 

Airfix

 

DH Sea Vixen

 

Trumpeter

 

Hawker/AW Sea Hawk

Supermarine Attacker

DH Sea Hornet

Westland Whirlwind

 

Eduard

 

Bristol Fighter

Westland Lysander

 

Special Hobby

 

Fairey Firefly

 

1/72nd Scale

 

Airfix

 

Avro Lancaster B.II

Avro Lancaster B.III Special (Dambusters)

AW Sea Hawk (gifted to me by the Fleet Arm Historic Flight as a small thank you for restoring the real one (twice) )

Boeing Fortress Mk.III

Hawker-Siddeley Harrier AV-8B/S

North American B-25C Mitchell

Supermarine Spitfire PR.XIX

RAF Rescue Launch

LC with Sherman

 

Revell

 

Avro Shackleton MR.3

Sword

 

HS Harrier T2/T4/T4N

 

Academy

 

Boeing B-29 Superfortress (Special)

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To all of you.

Call those stashes?

You want to see my loft!!!!!

then we go to the wooden chests in the trainset room for the railway stuff!!!!!

 Really Sad Chris!!!

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With all these fishy goings on, on A Cod to Bream.. a landing Craft is being prepared to transport the White Coat division of the Men in Malachite into Brent, for an emergency evaluation..  :jester:  :jester:

 

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But it is American. A LCVP, not as good as our LCA

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To all of you.

Call those stashes?

You want to see my loft!!!!!

then we go to the wooden chests in the trainset room for the railway stuff!!!!!

 Really Sad Chris!!!

 

Erm, do you realize you're talking to someone who has owned an entire class of loco's (in some cases more than one of the same number, but in different guises) and we are talking 110 Bulleid Light Pacifics* plus here.  :sungum:  :sungum:  :sungum:

 

Plus renamed/renumbered..

 

Southern/Southern Region

 

26 Merchant Navies (All Series/Mark 2's & 3's)

 

27 King Arthur's (All 2nd Series Eastleigh Arthur's)

 

12 Schools

 

13 M7's

 

21 Q1's

 

12 S15's

 

18 T9's

 

GWR/Western Region

 

6 2800/28xx's

 

8 3800/38xx's

 

11 42xx's

 

7 45xx's

 

7 5205/52xx's

 

8 72xx's

 

10 4000 Star Class

 

14 4900 Hall Class

 

22 6800 Granges

 

10 Castle Class

 

8 King Class

 

Eastern Region/LNER

 

14 A3's

 

8 A4's

 

10 B17's

 

MR/LMS

 

6 Patriots

 

BR Standards

 

10 5MT's

 

10 7MT's

 

8 9F's

 

 

Plus numerous other classes in numbers of 5 or less (eek)

 

*Which means immunity and protection by the MiM for eternity

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But it is American. A LCVP, not as good as our LCA

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True, but Airfix for some strange reason don't do a kit of it...

 

They only do the LCVP (which was used by the Royal Navy) and the LCM

I prefer one of these from SOSJ

 

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DUCK!!!

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