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Re: HalWill Junction - Here We Go Again!...
« Reply #15 on: March 22, 2018, 12:16:47 pm »
Its actually a delightful LSWR junction station on the Withered Arm, and would have been host to some lovely steam classes available right now in N gauge: 0395s, T9s, 700s, M7s, Bullied light pacifics (the Atlantic Coast Express was split here) then Ivatt 2-6-2Ts, standard 4-MT 2-6-4Ts, then DMU classes 116/117/120 and bubble cars classes 121/122.

Those WR classes mentioned above are hydraulic imposters! But it would be nice to imagine some Warships continuing with the ACE to Bude.

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Re: HalWill Junction - Here We Go Again!...
« Reply #16 on: March 22, 2018, 12:37:47 pm »
I agree, the Westerns look more western than southern (angling for the 2018 statement of the blindingly obvious ;) ).

If the Withered Arm had remained open and stayed in SR hands, what motive power might we have seen? Well Warships would still be candidates, as would 33s and Hymeks. A 73 might be pushing it to go all that way on diesel power but what if the line as far as Exeter had been electrified at the same time as Bournemouth? You could have a 73 hauling a decent rake as far as Exeter on the juice and then taking a 3-coach portion forward on diesel power to Bude/Padstow.

Class 101 DMUs arrived in the west country circa 1965 IIRC and would probably be a better choice of unit for some of the longer branchlines than the Dapol bubble cars which are more suited to a suburban theme.
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Well, that's just not good enough. Some fount of all knowledge you are!  :no:  ;)

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Re: HalWill Junction - Here We Go Again!...
« Reply #17 on: March 22, 2018, 01:30:43 pm »
Im afraid all kettle and third rail fans will be disappointed... westerns dmus 22s 35s 42s 37ís 24ís 31ís will be about it!



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Re: HalWill Junction - Here We Go Again!...
« Reply #18 on: March 22, 2018, 01:33:32 pm »
Oh - but they loved their bubble cars at Halwill
These photos come from the site http://www.disused-stations.org.uk/h/halwill/








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Re: HalWill Junction - Here We Go Again!...
« Reply #19 on: March 22, 2018, 04:00:14 pm »
Oh - but they loved their bubble cars at Halwill

I stand corrected. :)
Well, that's just not good enough. Some fount of all knowledge you are!  :no:  ;)

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Re: HalWill Junction - Here We Go Again!...
« Reply #20 on: March 22, 2018, 04:20:25 pm »
I agree, the Westerns look more western than southern (angling for the 2018 statement of the blindingly obvious ;) ).


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Re: HalWill Junction - Here We Go Again!...
« Reply #21 on: March 23, 2018, 11:30:38 pm »
Sorry all not really much of an update except to say the layout has now become 11ft x 3ft due to miscalculation of the room size!!

So tonight has been spent cutting the last three foot board down to about two foot!

You can see it on the end of the boards in the picture




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Re: HalWill Junction - Here We Go Again!...
« Reply #22 on: March 24, 2018, 06:46:37 am »
Sorry all not really much of an update except to say the layout has now become 11ft x 3ft due to miscalculation of the room size!!
Miscalculating is something we've all done, in one way or another!
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Re: HalWill Junction - Here We Go Again!...
« Reply #23 on: March 24, 2018, 12:30:13 pm »
Sorry all not really much of an update except to say the layout has now become 11ft x 3ft due to miscalculation of the room size!!


You mean she put her foot down   :-X

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Re: HalWill Junction - Here We Go Again!...
« Reply #24 on: March 24, 2018, 03:23:07 pm »
And snapped 12" off one of the baseboards 'by accident' ;)

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Re: HalWill Junction - Here We Go Again!...
« Reply #25 on: March 24, 2018, 06:20:23 pm »
Ha the train room is a no Adolf zone.... just measured once and cut twice lol!!



 

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