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Author Topic: Claverdon-ish in Warwickshire  (Read 88974 times)

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Re: Claverdon-ish in Warwickshire
« Reply #765 on: June 15, 2017, 07:29:28 am »
Thanks for the very good update photos., John. Supported by their friends in the GWS (West Midlands), the Cornish Locomotive Preservation Group's M7 676, in SR Green Malachite livery, is on a publicity tour of the West Midlands with a mobile exhibition promoting the Summer (1962) special train service in North and West Cornwall.

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Re: Claverdon-ish in Warwickshire
« Reply #766 on: June 15, 2017, 11:29:22 pm »
Thanks for the pic of the coach John, it will be nice to see it runnning on East Lancs lines.

Good job on the bubble car too,the yellow matches good.
Lil Chris
My layout here East Lancashire Lines
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Re: Claverdon-ish in Warwickshire
« Reply #767 on: July 08, 2017, 10:33:52 pm »
A new arrival, London Transport-liveried pannier tank on a short ballast train.





And a departure as a train of stock passes through en-route to Cant Cove.  Such was the weight of the train that the Castle couldn't get it moving without wheel slip and the BR Standard 4 tank was provided to assist.  It turned out that the axle bearings on one of the grain hoppers was faulty and the defective vehicle was removed from the train.




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Re: Claverdon-ish in Warwickshire
« Reply #768 on: July 08, 2017, 11:56:19 pm »
Hi,

Another great looking layout that for some reason I seem to have missed. Red wine again, no doubt!

Looking forward to going through the whole thread properly in the morn.

Cheers weave  :beers:


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Re: Claverdon-ish in Warwickshire
« Reply #769 on: July 09, 2017, 09:51:53 am »
Looks to me like a couple (or more) Mermaids wouldn't go amiss, John ;)
Wait for the Indian red versions as they'll look smashing behind the LT pannier.

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Re: Claverdon-ish in Warwickshire
« Reply #770 on: July 09, 2017, 09:54:39 am »
Looks to me like a couple (or more) Mermaids wouldn't go amiss, John ;)
Wait for the Indian red versions as they'll look smashing behind the LT pannier.

I've got my eye on some mermaids. Will probably buy one or two black ones to support DJM and get the red ones when they come out.

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Re: Claverdon-ish in Warwickshire
« Reply #771 on: July 10, 2017, 11:33:31 am »
Pre-owned ancient Graham Farish Hall -  7915 Mere Hall



From Rails of Sheffield for 40.  It looks like an older design (brass gear underneath) but seems to run well for what it is.

The plan is to give it an N-Brass front bogie and maybe some more detailing bits, possibly even a new emblem for the tender and some brass name/number plates.  Having looked at my other old, black Hall I don't think it will be possible to make the loco free-running enough even for a Union Mills tender drive to push without the wheels locking.

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Re: Claverdon-ish in Warwickshire
« Reply #772 on: July 10, 2017, 06:13:40 pm »
Thank you very much for these welcome updates, John, including the goods vehicles bound for Cant Cove fro (mostly) relivering in PO colours.

I wish you much success with upgrading the "Hall". If the livery is BR Lined Black then it would be Early Crest but if BR LIned Green then, you could change it to a Late Crest but, as you know, there were two versions (Small and Large) used so, ideally, you need to find a suitable photo. of the prototype in this livery.  I like the old Graham Farish models. I hope to have my Bulleid Light Pacifics similarly upgraded.

I'm also considering some DJM "Mermaid" ballast wagons. However, I'm waiting for the Farish 3MT 2-6-2T 372-331 82020 BR Plain Green Late Crest and the Dapol Hymek 2D-018-010 D7036 BR Blue SWP to be released.

However, I'm now planning to sell my DCC-fitted (by Wickness) brand new Dapol N Class 22 Diesel D6328 BR Blue Yellow Panels, as it was never allocated to Plymouth (Laira) in this livery.

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Re: Claverdon-ish in Warwickshire
« Reply #773 on: July 10, 2017, 09:40:37 pm »
I'm waiting for the Farish 3MT 2-6-2T 372-331 82020 BR Plain Green Late Crest.
I'm waiting for the same.  First we were promised February to March, but the date keeps going back.  Perhaps we'll see it this year.
With kind regards
Laurence

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Re: Claverdon-ish in Warwickshire
« Reply #774 on: July 11, 2017, 09:34:59 am »
I'm waiting for the Farish 3MT 2-6-2T 372-331 82020 BR Plain Green Late Crest.
I'm waiting for the same.  First we were promised February to March, but the date keeps going back.  Perhaps we'll see it this year.

The Farish website 'New Arrivals' shows both the 372-330 black l/c weathered and the 372-331 l/c green as due in the next 60 days so I reckon you could see them this month :hmmm:

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Re: Claverdon-ish in Warwickshire
« Reply #775 on: July 11, 2017, 09:45:32 am »
That agrees, Nobby, with the info. from Hattons. I'm holding onto the money to buy the plain BR Green one as two in this livery (82035 and 82040) were used in North Cornwall. I already have a pre-owned BR Lined Green one to represent 82001, 82002, 82030, 82039, and 82042 (which appeared at Padstow in October 1964, and also at Wadebridge, on the last day of steam on 2nd January 1965.

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Re: Claverdon-ish in Warwickshire
« Reply #776 on: July 11, 2017, 10:20:05 am »
A new arrival, London Transport-liveried pannier tank on a short ballast train.



Preparatory work for an extension of the Central Line from West Ruislip?
"Eigatani Tetsudo" - Japanese and other trains (planning), featuring:

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Re: Claverdon-ish in Warwickshire
« Reply #777 on: July 19, 2017, 09:54:16 pm »
Finally got some DJM Mermaid ballast wagons.  Now fitted with shorter couplings (and one Dapol Easi-Shunt).



They are superb but really benefit from different couplings as this picture should illustrate (same wagons but straight out of the box).


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Re: Claverdon-ish in Warwickshire
« Reply #778 on: July 19, 2017, 10:13:45 pm »
Thanks for the photos., John. They are very nice models, indeed but I agree with you about the couplings. I am wondering which livery to go for for c.1962, black?

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Re: Claverdon-ish in Warwickshire
« Reply #779 on: July 21, 2017, 09:03:54 pm »
I purchased some of the Graham Farish wagon loads a while back.  It feels like a bit of a cop-out when wagon loads are easy to make but they help fill my Graham Farish 16-ton mineral wagons.  One thing they do need is some packing underneath to bring the load nearer the top of the wagon.

The wagon on the left has one of my home-made loads, the other three are 'out of the box' Farish loads.


Another view of the coal train.


Something slightly more modern are these Railfreight vans, which @Chris in Prague found.  Two are kit built and really nicely done, the other is standard Peco.




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