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Excellent work Mark, I've never seen one like that before mate.

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The LMS had a few as far as I know. They were used on black 5s to see what the locos used in coal ( I might be wrong ) but they removed the data boxes at the back and they were used as normal tenders in the 60s.

I found the plans in a modelling mag so I cut a Hornby tender up.

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The LMS had a few as far as I know. They were used on black 5s to see what the locos used in coal ( I might be wrong ) but they removed the data boxes at the back and they were used as normal tenders in the 60s.

I found the plans in a modelling mag so I cut a Hornby tender up.

Hi Mark

 

A photo (mine) of the same loco at Man Vicc c1963

 

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The exact date is not recorded BUT as both signal boxes appear complete it must be c1963.?

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I hope its not 44697 :O .

The picture I have seen of 44697 has the top feed nearest the chimney. Now I'm confused ( that's not hard)   

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I hope its not 44697 :O .

The picture I have seen of 44697 has the top feed nearest the chimney. Now I'm confused ( that's not hard)   

Hi Mark

 

Sorry but it is 44697

 

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Your pic must be at a different date ?

 

Also a prototype for a badly fitted chimney

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Thanks Derick, now it looks like I have to find out what number that forward top feed black 5 Is because it must not be the correct number

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Now I am really confused, 44697 looks like she had both types of top feed whilst having the self weighing tender.

That forward top feed had aws and given a standard tender in the late 1960s

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I have not been posting updates on bucks lane ( as you can tell ) because there has been a lot going on with work, family, other commitments, but there has been some work going on with BL.

 

I took BL Fareham in October last year and what a weekend it was. A very good show and BL ran very well with all the operators doing a fantastic job at keeping things moving.

BL also went to My clubs show at the Rochdale masonic hall in March and like Fareham it ran very well.

  But the same thing was said by people at both shows saying why I haven't done anything on the sides of the layout ( the curves).

 

So when we got back and put BL back up I stared to think about what people had said about putting scenery on the curved sections, so the decision was made to redo the curved sections. First section to be redone is going to have a viaduct then goes into a tunnel just like Summerseat ( parts of the layout are based on things around the North West ) I will be taking photos as I am building it.

Here are some photos so far

 

 

Bucks Lane at the masonic hall

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This is the NEW curve section. The viaduct will be next then the tunnel

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More photos will appear and I will be updating it here to.

 

Mark  

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I went down to the club on Monday and did some work on the new curve section. Here are some photos of the new curve but it’s still work in progress 

 

the front of the layout is comming from the right 

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Looking very good Mark, and I do like the curved Viaduct mate.

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Thanks Andy 

I have had this idea in my head for years but didn’t have the guts to do it until now. 

BL is going to the lydcc show in may so this has to be done by then. Nothing like a deadline to get the blood going ha ha 

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No loco work until May then!:jester:

Baz

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I can build my kits at work still. Well at the moment but I have had some good news. 

A few months ago I applied for another job ( still on the railways ) the position is for mobile operations manager. 

Well I got it and I am just waiting to be released to go to mom school then the fun will begin. 

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27 minutes ago, mark axlecounter said:

I can build my kits at work still. Well at the moment but I have had some good news. 

A few months ago I applied for another job ( still on the railways ) the position is for mobile operations manager. 

Well I got it and I am just waiting to be released to go to mom school then the fun will begin. 

Well done mate, good news.

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4 hours ago, mark axlecounter said:

I can build my kits at work still. Well at the moment but I have had some good news. 

A few months ago I applied for another job ( still on the railways ) the position is for mobile operations manager. 

Well I got it and I am just waiting to be released to go to mom school then the fun will begin. 

When I had an Area job it was amazing how often the route between two of my outbases took me past a model railway shop.

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Great news but I think loco building at work will be a thing of the past.

Baz

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On 20/04/2018 at 01:10, mark axlecounter said:

Thanks Derick, now it looks like I have to find out what number that forward top feed black 5 Is because it must not be the correct number

 

They mixed and matched I think... I’ve got pictures of the same loco several years apart within different feeds.  Maybe it was as they were refreshed boiler wise? 

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The RCTS books on the Black 5 has a lot of info on boiler swaps and loco mods.

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I have a photo of the same Loco with top feed at the front and with the self  weighing tender that’s why I did the model.  Confusing isn’t it when the real Loco gets modified ha ha. 

 

The modelling in the signal box will stop , but I knew that when I went for the job. But I can do them at home from now on and concentrate on Bucks Lane on Monday’s and open days when I go to the club. 

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Hi all who has been following this topic, 

sorry I have not kept it up to date but I have had things getting in the way. ( I keep saying that but it’s the truth) 

I have now done 95% of the new curve  just need little bits to finish it off , but here are the latest pictures and I am happy with how it looks. 

Any comments are welcome (good or bad ) 

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Thanks,

You are right that you don't see them often on a layout. I wanted to put them in not only to look the part but to see if I could do it.

They are c&l chairs glued onto peco bullhead sleepers (the guard rail is c&l to).

 

Even straight viaducts have guard rails.

 

Mark  

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2 hours ago, mark axlecounter said:

Thanks,

You are right that you don't see them often on a layout. I wanted to put them in not only to look the part but to see if I could do it.

They are c&l chairs glued onto peco bullhead sleepers (the guard rail is c&l to).

 

Even straight viaducts have guard rails.

 

Mark  

My viaduct is going to have GWR-style bullhead guard rails outside the running rails, similar to those on Barmouth viaduct:

 

http://happypontist.blogspot.com/2015/10/welsh-bridges-5-barmouth-bridge.html

 

https://i2-prod.dailypost.co.uk/incoming/article13727139.ece/ALTERNATES/s615b/pont-y-bermo4.jpg

 

Wish me luck!

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