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A Nod To Brent - a friendly thread, filled with frivolity, cream teas and pasties. Longing for the happy days in the South Hams 1947.


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9 hours ago, John Besley said:

That's interesting, as in my research on the 82's haven't found a reference to them on the kingsbridge branch, I knew they worked on the Mortenhamstead branch, and on trip workings to Kingswear but they didn't stay here for long.

 

Hello John

 

The authors of The Kingsbridge Branch state (page 90) that 82006, 82009, 82029 and 82033 were noted on branch workings.

 

Brian

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Interesting 82029 was one of the last in traffic at Nine Elms having come from the North Eastern it finished up on a light engine movement to Sailsbury with an 82000 on the last day of SR steam

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23 minutes ago, Nick Gough said:

 

I wonder which year that was?

 

It looks, to me, like the glazed gable end on the goods shed still has the two toned GWR colour scheme rather than the plain cream/off white of later years.

 

I have tried to replicate the GWR scheme on my shed for Cholsey:

 

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That looks lovely Nick, you’ve done a good job there.

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30 minutes ago, Nick Gough said:

 

I wonder which year that was?

 

It looks, to me, like the glazed gable end on the goods shed still has the two toned GWR colour scheme rather than the plain cream/off white of later years.

 

I have tried to replicate the GWR scheme on my shed for Cholsey:

 

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Great model! And light and dark stone suit it admirably. 

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20 hours ago, gwrrob said:

 

Another weathering job by his lordship , 18000 heads to Plymouth in the summer of '57. Although this is a Rail's collector model it was always my plan to get her weathered and add the detail parts in the box. This has probably knocked half off it's resale value when I pop my clogs. Enjoy your models, don't leave them in the box, run them.

 

@The Stationmaster Mike assures me 18000 got to Plymouth but the head code 150 is pure fiction on my part. The numbers are magnetic and easily changed around. I would be great if this item was available separate. 18000 was used on the Merchant Venturer with the code 142.

 

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Yes it did get to Plymuff. Mid 50s I think. You could still smell it in 1962.

NIce Rob.

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20 hours ago, gwrrob said:

 

Another weathering job by his lordship , 18000 heads to Plymouth in the summer of '57. Although this is a Rail's collector model it was always my plan to get her weathered and add the detail parts in the box. This has probably knocked half off it's resale value when I pop my clogs. Enjoy your models, don't leave them in the box, run them.

 

@The Stationmaster Mike assures me 18000 got to Plymouth but the head code 150 is pure fiction on my part. The numbers are magnetic and easily changed around. I would be great if this item was available separate. 18000 was used on the Merchant Venturer with the code 142.

 

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In Summer 1957 the Down Royal Duchy was 150 and the Up was 645, so you've made a good choice.

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1 hour ago, Neal Ball said:


That looks lovely Nick, you’ve done a good job there.

 

1 hour ago, 1466 said:

Great model! And light and dark stone suit it admirably. 

 

Thanks both.

 

It's not completely finished - the gaps top and bottom of the office wall, and elsewhere, for rainwater downpipes, and I have yet to make the shed doors. 

 

However, I can use it to position the shed road properly (once Peco bullhead double slips are available!)

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On 06/05/2022 at 06:56, Neal Ball said:


Surely that’s just for their Titfield train…. 
 

Of course, I wouldn’t turn down a nice Collett designed autocoach to modern standards…. How long is it to the next Rapido newsletter @rapidoandy a couple of weeks? 😎 A GWR announcement per chance?

Or, even better. A churchward design. One of those could cover all periods through to BR.

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39 minutes ago, Ponthir28 said:

Very nice but I can’t help having a soft spot for a Hymek.


It’s great to see models of these prototypes, but I too can’t say I like their looks, nor the D600s for that matter. But there’s a certain elegance about the Westerns, D800 Warships and Hymeks. Perhaps the drawing office staff were steam buffs and didn’t want to produce anything that outdid a Castle.

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6 hours ago, Oldddudders said:

ISTR a tale about it needing two goes to get up Hemerdon Bank on test - the flame in the combustion chamber went out on the first. 

The wick in the Engine went out.

Min and Henry

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2 minutes ago, Oldddudders said:

Fred & Wilma?

 

Not two Flintstones, two flints as in a sports ignition system for a scooter...

 

😀

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On 15/05/2022 at 21:56, John Besley said:

 

That's interesting, as in my research on the 82's haven't found a reference to them on the kingsbridge branch, I knew they worked on the Mortenhamstead branch, and on trip workings to Kingswear but they didn't stay here for long.

 

The longest serving was 82019 which went straight to 72A where she stayed for nearly 10 years before going to Eastleigh and Nine Elms withdrawn on 9th July 1967

 

Further research to your post @John Besley has found the date of the  @Tim Dubyaphoto to be July 1955. Newton had 82001/5/9/33/34 on shed.

 

https://shedbashuk.blogspot.com/2016/10/newton-abbot-1945-1961.html

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Lovely shot Robin.

 

I do like the Hornby Granges. I guess they are a bit long in the tooth now. I have had to replace a motor on one and the side motion on another but when they are on song, as it where, they are definitely one of my go to locos.

 

Best wishes from a chilly Vancouver

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I like it!  Nice set of wagons too, including some of the newer ones.  Your tarpaulins are very nicely applied.  I really must overcome my laziness and get mine tied down properly.

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