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Re: The Ridgacre Branch & Little Aller
« Reply #60 on: December 28, 2017, 07:20:44 pm »
Many thanks, Chris, for these photographs of your lovely layout.

I think a preserved railway is a splendid subject for a model.  Why think otherwise; I wonder?

Thanks again and best wishes.

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Re: The Ridgacre Branch & Little Aller
« Reply #61 on: January 11, 2018, 05:36:19 pm »
Afternoon.

Having seen this layout 'in the flesh at Ellesmere a couple of years ago I can only give a couple of thumbs up for the preserved idea. It really suits the layout.

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Re: The Ridgacre Branch & Little Aller
« Reply #62 on: January 11, 2018, 07:14:34 pm »
The Ridgacre Branch is only going out once this year (in November) as I have a lot of commitments with Little Aller Junction and club layouts. I might just make some changes to make it look more like a preserved railway.

The brewery would go and be replaced by a loco area and car park. This would give a better view of Ridgacre station which would be a good thing. The old buses would also go. In order reflect the move from early 1960s to current day I would have to fit conservatorys to half the houses behind Worlds End station.




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Re: The Ridgacre Branch & Little Aller
« Reply #63 on: February 16, 2018, 05:15:29 pm »
For the first time ever a Jubilee was spotted working south through Aller Junction on a van train.






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Re: The Ridgacre Branch & Little Aller
« Reply #64 on: February 16, 2018, 05:23:07 pm »
Thanks, Chris, for these two excellent photos. I also really like the "Jubilee" class locos. in BR Lined Green and will have a model of "Alberta" working an enthusiasts' special from Leeds on a rake of BR Lined Maroon Stanier design coaches.

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Re: The Ridgacre Branch & Little Aller
« Reply #65 on: February 16, 2018, 05:24:21 pm »
It seems the powers that be at Plymouth soon had her turned and on her way back to the Midlands with the clayliner train.




It is unlikely to be seen again as it was a club loco under test following repair. It will be soon be in the hands of a fellow club member for weathering.

Meanwhile more usual traction has returned to Aller Junction. I can just about run 1968 now although this loco is not quite correct for 1968. The original blue scheme for Warships had a BR arrow on each cab side and the single emblem in the middle didnít appear until at least 1969.

 



 

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