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Title: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: Train Waiting on November 08, 2017, 08:21:07 am
Hello

I had an idea that I might post, now and again, some pictures of railway things in 1:1 scale.  I hope this is not an inappropriate use of the forum.  If it is, or if the pictures are boring, please tell me to stop. 

Thank you and all best wishes.

John

Today's one is definitely entitled Train Waiting, although I might have been tempted to use Bottom's Up instead.

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/57/6222-081117081729.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=57892)
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: Train Waiting on November 08, 2017, 07:33:47 pm

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/57/6222-081117193130.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=57918)

A very nice station, very nice indeed, with a train departing.  I wonder where?
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: Newportnobby on November 08, 2017, 08:18:16 pm
Where does the coal go? ;)
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: austinbob on November 08, 2017, 08:20:17 pm
Where does the coal go? ;)
The opposite end to where the steam comes out.  :hmmm: :no:
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: Intercity on November 08, 2017, 10:06:09 pm
I thought the coal went in the hoppers and taken by a class 56 to the power station so the wires have juice for the Pendolino!!!!
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: austinbob on November 08, 2017, 10:18:32 pm
I thought the coal went in the hoppers and taken by a class 56 to the power station so the wires have juice for the Pendolino!!!!
How inefficient!!!  Can't beat a kettle.
 :claphappy:
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: port perran on November 09, 2017, 05:32:58 pm
Just an addition to this thread.
A nocturnal scene at Exeter St Davids a couple of weeks back :

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/57/230-091117173240.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=57937)
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: Train Waiting on November 09, 2017, 06:40:25 pm
That's a super photograph, Martin, and the lighting is excellent.

These Class 158 DMUs are like 'Black Fives' - found all over the country.

Thank you.

Best Wishes.

John

Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: daffy on November 09, 2017, 07:23:47 pm

([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/57/6222-081117193130.jpeg[/url]) ([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=57918[/url])

A very nice station, very nice indeed, with a train departing.  I wonder where?


That's North Queensferry Station. A tad neater than when I visited in the 1980's and my wife slipped on the green algal slime on a slipway under the Forth Rail Bridge.
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: Mito on November 09, 2017, 09:09:25 pm
From abroad,
 
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/57/3659-091117210443.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=57952)
Resting after rush hour.



(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/57/3659-091117210541.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=57953)
The beautifully restored booking hall at Valencia Nord station



Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: Train Waiting on November 09, 2017, 09:35:18 pm

That's North Queensferry Station. A tad neater than when I visited in the 1980's and my wife slipped on the green algal slime on a slipway under the Forth Rail Bridge.

Yes, it is and yes, it's neater!  It's entered in the National Railway Heritage Awards this year.

Many thanks.

John
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: Train Waiting on November 09, 2017, 09:39:37 pm
From abroad, 

It's really good to see a bit of 'abroad', thank you very much.

And, yes, it looks to be a beautifully restored station.

Many thanks for these super photographs, and more from 'abroad' are very welcome.

All the very best.

John
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: Mito on November 09, 2017, 09:55:44 pm

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/57/3659-091117215023.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=57955)

A view inside one of the new Alstrom built, I think, 4 coach units. It takes about 55 minutes from our nearest station, Gandia, to Valencia for a grand total of 8Ä return. The seats are not too comfortable, I wouldn't like to go much further on one.
I've not got anymore photos but the next time I go to Valencia I'll take somemore.
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: Bealman on November 10, 2017, 01:43:06 am
Great photos, folks - keep 'em coming!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: Train Waiting on November 10, 2017, 08:06:26 am
Great photos, folks - keep 'em coming!  :thumbsup:

Many thanks, George.

Do you have any from that wonderful country of yours?

Best wishes.

John
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: Bealman on November 10, 2017, 08:12:27 am
I'll have a look.... not particularly impressed with the railway service in my area.
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: port perran on November 10, 2017, 08:18:04 am
Seville- 31st July.
Duck Billed Platypus on the right:

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/57/230-101117081756.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=57963)
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: weave on November 10, 2017, 08:47:25 am
Hi Martin,

Thanks for the pic. As you know I model '80s and '90s Spain but a few purchases have gone into mid 2000 and you never know maybe more recent trains might be acquired BUT I will never, ever get one of those duck things if they're built.

I think they're embarassingly ugly.

Love the two on the left. Cheers for sharing.

Cheers and Quack weave  :beers:
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: port perran on November 10, 2017, 04:32:31 pm
Back in this country and a scene approaching St Ives back in sunny April. One of our favourite local walks :
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/57/230-101117163221.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=57969)
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: daffy on November 10, 2017, 05:05:29 pm
It's a lovely walk, and a nice train ride too!  :)

Thanks for the memory. :thumbsup:

My wife and I have been thinking of spending Christmas at Carbis Bay, but it probably won't happen...... this year. :no:
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: Mito on November 10, 2017, 05:31:47 pm
At least RENFE had the sense to build the AVE to European standard gauge. The high speed system is well patronised and has made deep inroads into internal flights.
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: port perran on November 10, 2017, 05:32:12 pm
It's a lovely walk, and a nice train ride too!  :)

Thanks for the memory. :thumbsup:

My wife and I have been thinking of spending Christmas at Carbis Bay, but it probably won't happen...... this year. :no:
Hopefully sometime soon.
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: Train Waiting on November 10, 2017, 09:02:01 pm
Hi Martin,

Thanks for the pic. As you know I model '80s and '90s Spain but a few purchases have gone into mid 2000 and you never know maybe more recent trains might be acquired BUT I will never, ever get one of those duck things if they're built.

I think they're embarassingly ugly.

Love the two on the left. Cheers for sharing.

Cheers and Quack weave  :beers:


Did you say "Quack", Chris (Weave)?

How about this, then?

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/57/6222-101117205650.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=57978)

Mallard (!) on the front of 46100 'Royal Scot' waiting with its train at Tweedbank station.  I think some cheeky chappie was having a bit of a laugh.

"Quack", indeed!

Best wishes.

John
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: Mito on November 10, 2017, 09:14:27 pm
Somebody a bit quackers :D
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: daffy on November 10, 2017, 11:54:23 pm
All the best people are. ;)
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: Train Waiting on November 11, 2017, 09:17:08 pm
Where does the coal go? ;)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/58/6222-111117210251.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=58009)
At the other end!  (Using a nifty little firing shovel).  The smoke (but very little as controlled firing is practised) comes out this end...

Super railway, fantastic people, fabulous engines, wonderful landscape, delicious coffee and scones, and great public houses  :pint:.  Surprisingly cheap to travel there from Edinburgh (Waverley), with a little forward planning.

Is '0n9' (09?) allowed on the Forum?!

All the very best.

John
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: daffy on November 11, 2017, 10:12:29 pm
Another memory! Thanks John. :thumbsup:  It's been a long time, too long, since I rode that line.  :(
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: Bealman on November 11, 2017, 10:20:14 pm
What line? Unless I'm losing me eyesight as well as me marbles, it doesn't say  :hmmm:

Looks like the Laal Ratty?
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: Train Waiting on November 11, 2017, 10:32:47 pm
Glad you like the line, Mike.  Well worth another visit, if you can (and a new engine ought to be in service next year) ...

You're absolutely right, George!

Here's another picture of 'the Rock' at Dalegarth, patiently waiting departure time:-
 

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/58/6222-111117222846.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=58011)
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: daffy on November 11, 2017, 10:36:27 pm
A new engine is a great incentive, if ever one was needed, to ensure 2018 sees my good lady and I travelling to Eskdake again. Thanks for the info John.

Sorry George, I should have said it was the Ravenglass and Eskdale line.
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: Bealman on November 11, 2017, 10:48:53 pm
Took a ride in 2010. Behind River Mite, if I recall. Great trip!  :thumbsup:

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/albums/Bealman's_old_photos__amp;_magazines/Dir_5/main_33431.JPG)

Even spotted Northern Rock!!  :beers:

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/albums/Bealman's_old_photos__amp;_magazines/Dir_5/main_33427.JPG)
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: port perran on November 12, 2017, 09:01:51 am
So......while we are on British narrow gauge :
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/58/230-121117090118.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=58015)
Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch railway back in April.

Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: port perran on November 12, 2017, 09:09:55 am
And....the Welsh Highland
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/58/230-121117090925.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=58016)
Well worth a trip if youíve never done it.

Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: Bealman on November 12, 2017, 09:23:35 am
Uber cool!  :thumbsup: :beers:
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: Bealman on November 12, 2017, 09:39:13 am
Never got on the Welsh Highland... does it leave the harbour station? On my solo trip three years ago I was on the other one. Just no time.

Looks great, though!  :beers:
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: port perran on November 12, 2017, 09:48:20 am
Never got on the Welsh Highland... does it leave the harbour station? On my solo trip three years ago I was on the other one. Just no time.

Looks great, though!  :beers:
Yes it leaves the harbour George.
A superb setting.
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: Bealman on November 12, 2017, 09:56:31 am
I had an interesting hour or so before my train left again for Bleneau (sp!).

Went to pub in main street and big car prang out front. Talk about Welsh road rage. Didn't need the cable TV in the pub for entertainment!  ;D
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: Train Waiting on November 12, 2017, 01:24:10 pm
Thank you very much, George and Martin for these wonderful contributions.

Best wishes.

John
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: Mito on November 12, 2017, 09:07:15 pm
And....the Welsh Highland
([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/58/230-121117090925.jpeg[/url]) ([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=58016[/url])
Well worth a trip if youíve never done it.

A dream I would like to live. Years ago I drove a lorry for the Ffestiniog Railway. It was a 1939 Leyland that was bought from a mill in Lancashire. 40mph flat out. My father took a photo of it. I still have it but it's filed somewhere. I'll look it out.
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: Train Waiting on November 16, 2017, 08:51:45 am
87002 and its train waiting to head south at Carlisle, on a sunny morning in the summer of 1979.
The Class 87s had 'good' names, mostly familiar from steam locomotives.  87002 was 'Royal Sovereign'.
 
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/58/6222-161117084125.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=58208)

Was it really 38 years ago?

Best wishes.
John
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: port perran on November 16, 2017, 09:10:45 am
Wow 38 years ago - I was 24!
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: port perran on November 16, 2017, 04:56:32 pm
The shape of the future.
The first ever visit of a class 800 Series of the IEP (Intercity Express Programme) to Cornwall in June. Seen here at Redruth.
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/58/230-161117165349.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=58226)
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: Train Waiting on November 16, 2017, 06:19:46 pm
Thank you very much, Martin, for that excellent photograph.  It's a good-looking train and the livery is much better, to my eye, than some other recent efforts.

Nice to see Redruth station as well.  I remember when I was last there.  It was a family holiday to Cornwall and I was taken on the train from Redruth to Penzance and return as a special treat.  3 August 1971: the locomotive was 810 'Cockade'.  And ... I was in the cab at Penzance.  I was 13 at the time (only just)! 

I hope the Class 800 lasts longer in service than the Swindon 'Warships' (Class 42) did.  Best not to mention the longevity of the Glasgow-built version (Class 43).  What a waste of money.

Best wishes.

John
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: Train Waiting on November 17, 2017, 07:59:38 pm
Off to GOC now and this wonderful locomotive and its train waiting departure from Haworth.

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/58/6222-171117195313.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=58259)

One has to hope that Jenny Agutter won't need to stand in the 'four foot' waving her undergarments as, with that big boiler, the driver might not see her.

By the way, the K&WVR turned out a train fit for the occasion with two Pullmans serving cream teas.

Best wishes.

John
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: Mito on November 17, 2017, 08:45:47 pm
I live in Keighley many years ago but never appreciated the K&WVR. Too much interest  in two legged creatures. :heart2:
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: Train Waiting on November 19, 2017, 09:24:03 am
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/58/6222-191117090138.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=58310)

No, it's not Port Perran!  The locomotives there are cleaner.

It looks like the current fashion for weathering model railway locomotives has extended to 1:1 scale.

57xx 0-6-0PT No. 5764 waiting for its next duty at Bridgnorth.  No, the Table-Top Railway certainly won't be allowing its locomotives to look like this.  Brand-new 1937 Hornby '0' gauge tinplate with the benefit of lots 'n' lots of 2017 Mr Sheen is the finish to which we aspire.

A BR '350' has been cropped out of the photograph as far as possible and a 'Bulleid' 'Pacific' boiler is in the right background, presumably awaiting attention in the Bridgnorth Boiler Shop.

It's interesting that the '57xx' is power class 'C' and 'Blue' route restriction.  Not quite the branch line locomotive that one would have assumed from looking at layouts from the GWR branch line heyday in the 'sixties and 'seventies.

All best wishes.

John

   
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: port perran on November 19, 2017, 07:42:26 pm
Those panniers were everywhere on the WR.
I well remember seeing them in goods yards and sidings but only a tantalising glimpse of chimney and dome. No way of collecting the number.
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: port perran on November 19, 2017, 07:55:31 pm
These HSTs are definitely waiting.
Long Rock depot, Penzance Boxing Day 2013:

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/58/230-191117195526.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=58328)
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: daffy on November 19, 2017, 09:03:38 pm
Which one won the race? :hmmm:

 :beers:
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: port perran on November 19, 2017, 09:05:10 pm
Which one won the race? :hmmm:

 :beers:
:laughabovepost:
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: Train Waiting on November 19, 2017, 09:08:31 pm
Which one won the race? :hmmm:

 :beers:

The First one!

 :-[

John
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: port perran on November 19, 2017, 09:09:54 pm
Which one won the race? :hmmm:

 :beers:

The First one!

 :-[

John
Theyíre all First (Great Western) !
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: weave on November 19, 2017, 09:13:59 pm
Depends on the first curve (clockwise or anticlockwise). If they were dogs I know where my money would be, depending on the curve obviously.

Reverse forecast, although if one of the trains was called 'Cider Monster' I'd put a pound win for a laugh.

Nice pic.

Cheers weave  :beers:
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: daffy on November 19, 2017, 10:34:18 pm
Which one won the race? :hmmm:

 :beers:

The First one!

 :-[

John

Darn it! :veryangry:  I had my money on the blue and yellow one. :doh:
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: Train Waiting on November 26, 2017, 04:01:50 pm

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/58/6222-261117155834.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=58573)

'Nunlow' potters around Keighley station.

Owned by the Bahamas Locomotive Society and shedded at Ingrow (West), 'Nunlow' is always turned out for duty in pristine condition.
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: port perran on November 27, 2017, 08:43:34 pm
Lynton and Barnstaple Railway in 2014
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/58/230-271117204306.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=58614)
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: Train Waiting on December 04, 2017, 08:29:37 am
Lynton and Barnstaple Railway in 2014

Many thanks, Martin, for this lovely photograph.

And what an incredible sentence to be able to write!

'Perchance it's not dead but sleepeth' (If I recall semi-correctly).

Thanks again and all good wishes.

John
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: Train Waiting on December 04, 2017, 08:40:50 am
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/58/6222-041217083444.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=58888)

Here's No. 5643 and train waiting at Bewdley.  I can imagine the Fireman saying to the person on the platform, "Are we never going to get the token?"

One of my favourite places, is Bewdley.  Both station and town...


(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/58/6222-041217083922.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=58889)

Toodle-pip.

John
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: Newportnobby on December 04, 2017, 10:17:01 am
Thanks, John,
I've always liked the 56xx and wish a RTR version was available although I'm not sure they got as far as Oxfordshire.
I worked in Bridgnorth for 13 years so had the SVR on my doorstep :D
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: joe cassidy on December 04, 2017, 10:27:20 am
Does the Bridgnorth Stamp Company still exist (stamps sent to collectors on approval) ?

Best regards,


Joe
(I still have my stamp collection)
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: Newportnobby on December 04, 2017, 02:40:30 pm
Sorry, Joe, but I think they went in 2009 :(
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: Train Waiting on December 09, 2017, 08:51:32 pm
The Trouble with Model Railways is the Unrealistic Viewpoint!


(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/59/6222-091217203038.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=59090)
[After doing its station business, a Down train starts moving away from Berwick-upon-Tweed station.  But isn't there something agreeably 'train set' about the viewing angle?]

Yes!  I was on the station roof at the time (officially, of course) as this slightly earlier picture shows:

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/59/6222-091217203427.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=59091)

Lovely place, Berwick, and since they changed the law, a Scotsman does not get killed on sight.  This certainly helps when ordering in local licensed premises.

Finally, since it's Berwick, a photograph of a bridge is certainly in order:-

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/59/6222-091217204200.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=59093)

Oops-a-daisy!  Is this one better:-

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/59/6222-091217204404.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=59094)

Toodle-oo.

John
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: Newportnobby on December 09, 2017, 09:01:23 pm
It's certainly a lovely viaduct, John, and I'm glad they managed to talk you down from the roof :)
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: Mito on December 09, 2017, 09:20:45 pm
Your enthusiasm to get realistic photos knows no bounds!  :)  Can we ask what you were doing on the roof?
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: railsquid on December 10, 2017, 08:42:27 am

Oops-a-daisy!  Is this one better:-

([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/59/6222-091217204404.jpeg[/url]) ([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=59094[/url])

Toodle-oo.

John



Sure you weren't in Switzerland?

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/e5/GlacierLandwasser.jpg/640px-GlacierLandwasser.jpg)

(via Wikipedia (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:GlacierLandwasser.jpg))
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: Bealman on December 10, 2017, 08:49:27 am
Berwick was a place I used to go to in my youth as part of holidays to Eyemouth.

Thanks for posting!
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: Train Waiting on December 10, 2017, 07:32:38 pm
Your enthusiasm to get realistic photos knows no bounds!  :)  Can we ask what you were doing on the roof?

The thoroughly repaired and restored roof was an entry in this year's National Railway Heritage Awards.  I am a judge for the Awards and I was looking at slates and pointing and suchlike.  I could not resist a photograph of a train from that angle, though.

Best wishes.

John


Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: port perran on December 10, 2017, 08:00:59 pm
As weíre talking bridges.
Redruth viaduct a few weeks ago

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/59/230-101217200053.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=59126)
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: port perran on January 11, 2018, 05:09:32 pm
I thought I might revive this thread.
We took a long walk from Marazion to Newlyn and back today (some 8 miles or so) in beautiful weather. The walk skirts the main line in to Penzance station.
Anyway. 57604 Pendennis Castle was sitting in Long Rock depot yard at the head of the Night Riviera stock. And very smart she looks too I think

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/60/230-110118170918.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=60445)
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: Train Waiting on January 11, 2018, 06:05:59 pm
Agreed!  Very smart indeed and a jolly good photograph.

Thank you very much.

John
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: Train Waiting on January 20, 2018, 09:20:09 am

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/60/6222-200118090331.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=60778)

'K4' 2-6-0 No. 61994 The Great Marquess in platform 3 at Keighley on Sunday 9 March 2014.  She is waiting for an Up train to arrive in Platform 4.  She will then couple on and work the train back Down to Oxenhope.  These 5'2" driving and coupled wheels will be just the thing for the 1/66 and 1/58 of Keighley bank.  And then that 1/56 between Ingrow and Damems.

A fine engine and well-cared for by Mr Cameron.  :thankyousign:

With best wishes.

John
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: Newportnobby on January 20, 2018, 10:31:02 am
Sadly West Coast Railways seem to have moved steam away from the local Preston area so all we get is heritage diseasels which are changed for steam at Hellifield or Carnforth :(
Here are a couple of Black 5s at Bamber Bridge in happier days..........

https://www.dropbox.com/s/i8ttrgvh7fb1ag7/Black%205%27s%20at%20Bamber%20Bridge.MOV?dl=0 (https://www.dropbox.com/s/i8ttrgvh7fb1ag7/Black%205%27s%20at%20Bamber%20Bridge.MOV?dl=0)
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: Train Waiting on February 04, 2018, 07:14:26 pm

A Nice Summer's Day Picture for the Start of February

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/61/6222-040218185330.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=61574)

It's so much easier to decide what class of train you are working when there is only one headlamp bracket - which is also the tail-lamp bracket.  '14xx' 0-4-2T No. 1450 (in a pleasing Great Western green) is the filling in the autocoach sandwich.

BR crimson and cream is a lovely livery but it has been said that it did not wear well.  The carriages on the left appear to demonstrate this.

The overbridge has been beautifully weathered.  By our Forum's @rogerdB (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=6299)  perhaps! 

I like the GWSR and look forward to travelling to Broadway - maybe this summer...

Best wishes.

John
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: port perran on February 04, 2018, 07:19:21 pm
A splendid picture indeed and a reminder that Spring isnít too far away now.
We are planning a trip to the GWSR probably May time specifically to take a trip along the line to Broadway, Ií sure that reaching Broadway will do a lot to increase passengers on the railway
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: JonHarbour on February 04, 2018, 08:54:35 pm
That is a great photo! Love it!  :greatpicturessign:
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: port perran on February 05, 2018, 08:49:48 pm
I had a 45 minute wait on Jan 24th at Westbury in the pouring rain.
There was a lot going on (including several freight movements) so I took a few photos of which this is one :

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/61/230-050218204851.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=61609)
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: weave on February 05, 2018, 09:31:45 pm
Thank you Martin. Now that's real dedication. No station canopy for a true rail photographer  :rain:  :thumbsup:

Cheers weave  :beers:
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: Train Waiting on February 25, 2018, 09:44:45 am

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/62/6222-250218093843.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=62240)

A business trip last week took me to the Newcastle & Carlisle Railway, which is one of my favourites.  Here's a Newcastle-bound engineer's train at Hexham.  For anyone interested in the locomotive, it's 66198.

I took another couple of photographs which I can post later if you like.

Best wishes.

John
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: Newportnobby on February 25, 2018, 10:01:45 am
I see the snowplough fitted, John. Do they know something about the forthcoming cold snap? :worried:
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: Train Waiting on March 03, 2018, 09:16:19 am
Looks like they did, Mick.  And I could make use of it today as I continue snow clearance operations.

Here's the train heading away towards the signalbox and, eventually, Newcastle...

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/62/6222-030318090706.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=62522)

Do you think the Hexham signalman has ideas above his station?  :sorrysign:

Present day Hexham would be an ideal prototype for a model railway, particularly in British 'N' gauge.  The great CJ Freezer made the point back in the 'seventies that simplified track formations lend themselves to selective compression and are the 'modeller's friend'.

All the very best.

John
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: njee20 on March 03, 2018, 10:58:19 am
Not a snowplough - thatís just the air dam, which is on all of them.
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: Newportnobby on March 03, 2018, 02:15:57 pm
Thanks for correcting me. I was just going to say they'd have closed the railway long before the snow reached the base of the 'snowplough' ::)
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: njee20 on March 03, 2018, 03:13:05 pm
Yes, the Euro Cargo Rail 66s have a snowplough, but I donít think any of the UK based ones do:

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/7/6175/6223706709_3bea9258e0_b.jpg)

Not my pic.
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: Train Waiting on March 06, 2018, 09:12:59 pm

Waiting for a connection at Carlisle, I photographed this locomotive minding its own business.

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/62/6222-060318210049.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=62656)

I can't quite explain this and it sounds silly, but I thought when I saw it that this was a 1:1 locomotive that somehow looked as if it was 1:148.  Of course, this might have been a consequence of me having sampled the local waters  :pint: ... but seeing the photograph on screen rather reinforces this impression!

And as for Carlisle Citadel, each time that I'm there, it looks a little bit better.  I thought it was very unappealing a few years ago.

Best wishes.

John


Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: njee20 on March 06, 2018, 10:01:36 pm
DRS do keep their locos, particularly their 57s very clean, which does make them look toy like. TMC take note - theirs are always too heavily weathered.
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: Train Waiting on March 11, 2018, 03:00:24 pm

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/62/6222-110318145008.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=62828)

I think that the cottage has a hint of a 'Metcalfe kit' look about it and it certainly has an interesting view from these windows.  I rather like 43106 and I wonder if Mr Ivatt was influenced by the 'S160' locomotives that were temporarily used in this country during the Second World War.  It's a shame that a few more did not survive as this is probably an ideal locomotive for day-to-day service on heritage railways.

Best wishes.

John
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: port perran on March 11, 2018, 03:31:50 pm
Yes, I too rather like them but they are a little ungainly to look at.
Fabulous picture though - thank you.
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: daffy on March 11, 2018, 04:52:43 pm
I always knew it would happen one day - at last I've seen a Flying Pig! :D
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: Newportnobby on March 11, 2018, 04:55:24 pm
they are a little ungainly to look at.


at last I've seen a Flying Pig! :D

With all that 'gubbins' under the running plate it would also be a 'pig' to recreate in RTR form :laugh:
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: Mito on March 11, 2018, 08:56:36 pm
I rather like them. Minimalistic or brutalistic? But yes difficult to model.
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: w greatbatch on March 11, 2018, 09:35:40 pm
They looked awful with a double chimney :goggleeyes:
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: Train Waiting on March 27, 2018, 09:02:13 pm

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/63/6222-270318205910.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=63470)

Has an 'H0/00' gauge driver somehow managed to get on to the footplate of one of the Table-Top Railway's Union Mills locomotives?

Toodle-pip.

John
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: Train Waiting on April 15, 2018, 07:57:04 pm
A True Princess

I think I first met her here in 1973 and it was lovely to become re-acquainted with Princess at Haverthwaite.  We had a gorgeous run to Lakeside and back in the spring sunshine with primroses blooming.  Mrs Train Waiting and I travel on the L&HR a couple of times most years, but Princess had been shy - until now:-
 
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/64/6222-150418194342.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=64221)
[Princess and her train waiting to depart Haverthwaite.]  Perhaps it's a bit overlooked by enthusiasts nowadays, but I always enjoy the L&HR.

Thank you for looking.

Best wishes.

John

PS Princess is Bagnall 2682/1942.  16" x 24" cylinders and 3'6" wheels.  She went to Preston docks and then to Haverthwaite in 1973 via the Lytham Creek Motive Power Museum.
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: daffy on April 15, 2018, 10:39:55 pm
Thanks John, I'll be up in Cumbria in a few weeks time so maybe I'll get to see her riding the rails. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: Train Waiting on April 16, 2018, 08:30:52 am
Thanks John, I'll be up in Cumbria in a few weeks time so maybe I'll get to see her riding the rails. :thumbsup:

Thank you, Mike.  If you are on the train, the East side (beside the lake at Lakeside and the station buildings at Haverthwaite) gives the best views.  Between Haverthwaite and Newby Bridge Halt the line has a long right-hand curve which is a good place to see the engine working from the train.  There are excellent connections with the 'steamers' at Lakeside.  These go to Bowness and Waterhead (for Ambleside).  Swan and Teal are LMS vessels but the lovely old Tern goes back to the days of the Furness Railway.

If you are line-siding, around Newby Bridge Halt is very nice and has good access from public roads.

I hope you have a lovely time.

All the very best.

John
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: Train Waiting on April 22, 2018, 09:32:52 pm
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/64/6222-220418211526.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=64462)

Hexham, with a train waiting to leave for Carlisle. 


Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: Train Waiting on May 15, 2018, 09:24:46 pm
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/65/6222-150518211602.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=65342)

Whillan Beck and train waiting to depart Dalegarth and, in so doing, crossing the bridge over Whillan Beck.

What do you think of her livery?

The whistle is, perhaps, a tad overscale but sounds fabulous.
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: daffy on May 15, 2018, 09:53:18 pm
A superb looking engine. :thumbsup:

Sadly my visit to the Lakes last week didn't give an opportunity to visit the Ratty. :(
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: Train Waiting on May 19, 2018, 07:40:30 pm
What-ho, Chums.

Thank you for your kind response to my picture of Whillan Beck.  I've a few more for later...

Whillan Beck, the 'Train from Spain', has been a lovely story and congratulations to the R&ER Preservation Society on its achievement.

But there was a darker story involving the R&ER's locomotive affairs in recent years.  In a wicked criminal act, the workshop at Ravenglass was almost destroyed by fire.  Dear old River Esk was in the workshop for an overhaul and although, in an act of courage, her frames were wheeled out of the blaze, pretty much the rest of her suffered a terrible ordeal by fire and water.  That was March 2013.  Since then the workshop in the former Furness Railway goods shed has been rebuilt.  But what of 'Esk'?

Well, on the day Mrs Train Waiting and I visited the 'Ratty' (to see Whillan Beck), just as we were about to depart Ravenglass car park, she pointed out an engine in steam at the entrance to the workshop.  I toddled off to investigate. 'Rock' is up the line, 'Mite' is in faraway Kent and 'Irt' is under overhaul.  Who could this be? 

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/65/6222-190518192132.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=65518)

['Esk' reborn!  Ready for a test run up the line when the public has gone for the day.]

I was fortunate to have a conversation with Mr Day, the engineer in charge of her re-birth.  She is "90% new by component count" and has been restored from "fossilised rust".  He remarked, with feeling, that, "She nearly died!"

What could I say?  What I did say was 'thank you very much' and 'congratulations'.

Mr Day's reply?  "The pleasure in keeping these engines going is seeing the pleasure they give to other people."

There was no answer to that...

Tickety-tonk.

John
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: daffy on May 19, 2018, 07:53:25 pm
A wonderful story of a Phoenix from the ashes. :thumbsup:   Thanks for the details.

Trouble is John, you are making me even more sad that I failed to get around to Eskdale last week! :(

Next time! ;)
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: Newportnobby on May 19, 2018, 08:54:19 pm
Smashing to see 'River Esk' in steam again, and what a tribute to the railway!
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: Train Waiting on May 26, 2018, 03:58:06 pm

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/65/6222-260518155306.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=65724)

46441 on shed at her new home - Haverthwaite.  It has taken her about half-a-century to get here, but she's here now and, in due course, will look magnificent on the scenic line beside Windermere and the River Leven.  In the meantime, an overhaul awaits.


Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: Train Waiting on June 13, 2018, 09:12:59 pm

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/66/6222-130618210141.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=66423)

A glorious day in Lakeland.  Whillan Beck and train waiting to depart for Dalegarth whilst Northern Rock and her driver head off to the shed for much-deserved refreshments.

For passengers, lovely coffee and scones are available in the 'Turntable Cafe' and, when it's time for something even more refreshing, there is particularly fine, foaming ale to be had in the 'Ratty Arms' on the down platform at Ravenglass station (the former FR one).

 :beers: :pint: :pint:

Perfick!

John
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: Train Waiting on June 16, 2018, 09:44:14 am
The up Plymouth train-with-pink-doors departing Berwick-upon-Tweed.

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/66/6222-160618093746.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=66487)

The passengers will soon get a super view (providing that they don't have their faces stuck to some electronic gadget or other).  There's so much to see on the ECML.

John

PS It's bidirectional here, so the red aspect signal relates to the Down line.  The train's signal had a green aspect but is hidden.
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: port perran on June 16, 2018, 09:52:59 am
Lovely picture.
If you had managed the Penzance train, I could have snapped a photo of the same train some hours later.
Regarding passengers looking at some sort of electronic device. Why do people take a window seat if they arenít going to admire the scenery. Or...even worse, pull the blind down!
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: daffy on June 16, 2018, 09:56:39 am
Thanks. Not travelled to Berwick ... yet, though I've seen pics of the Royal Border viaduct I think the train is approaching. Most impressive.
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: Bealman on June 16, 2018, 10:09:14 am
lmagine this sucker flying over the River Tweed!

Tail end of Shinkansen, Osaka, after trip from Tokyo.

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/65/255-120518153557.jpeg)
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: njee20 on June 16, 2018, 10:38:59 am
Regarding passengers looking at some sort of electronic device. Why do people take a window seat if they arenít going to admire the scenery. Or...even worse, pull the blind down!

More personal space. I could pretty much tell you every tree on my commute, so Iím not bothered by looking out the window, still want a window seat though!

That is a significantly more attractive bit of railway than the Brighton main line though...
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: Bealman on June 16, 2018, 10:47:42 am
No way to identify trees on a Shinkansen.
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: cornish yorkie on June 17, 2018, 11:22:43 am
I :hellosign:. Interesting thread, so what to do at St Austell on meal break

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/66/4216-170618111755.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=66509)
Was on the over bridge to the East on one day, then next day was on the West.

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/66/4216-170618112140.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=66510)
regards Derek.
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: port perran on June 17, 2018, 12:15:53 pm
I :hellosign:. Interesting thread, so what to do at St Austell on meal break

([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/66/4216-170618111755.jpeg[/url]) ([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=66509[/url])
Was on the over bridge to the East on one day, then next day was on the West.

([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/66/4216-170618112140.jpeg[/url]) ([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=66510[/url])
regards Derek.

Thanks Derek. Thatís one of the Castle Class short formation HST sets.
And by the way, I know which of the two footbridges I prefer!
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: Young Bulla on June 20, 2018, 09:42:57 pm
Bit of a better late than never mini review of a couple of days at the TT, just the metal wheeled variety of transport to fit in with the thread title and a slight stretch of that to cover the electric railway.
Sunday lunchtime at Ballymoney station was the start of my trip, Belfast train arriving, Derry train waiting.

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/66/6112-200618181626.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=66721)

Smooth crossing on the ferry, bus waiting at the terminal to take me to my digs, drop bags and out for a snoop at what's on shed at Derby Castle.

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/66/6112-200618182407.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=66722)
All that excitement can cause all sorts of problems, so I thought a relaxing trip to Laxey and a quick snifter at the bar were in order, then caught the last car home

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/66/6112-200618182956.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=66723)
Monday was race day, sounded exciting on the radio but was busy sorting the garden and painting the walls and gate - I should explain that where I stay, I get free accommodation in return for doing some work around the place, the large print giveth and the small print taketh away - so I consoled myself with a chip bap and more snifters in Douglas.
Tuesday was spent on the remaining bits of painting, but was finished in plenty of time for a tootle to Port Erin.  Bus was running late so walked down on to the prom and caught the horse tram down to the sea terminal.

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/66/6112-200618203144.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=66728)
Made it in plenty of time for the commuter train! Pretty certain most of us on here would give their eye-teeth for a run home from work in this.

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/66/6112-200618203545.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=66729)
Breakfast served onboard in the morning service and beer,butties and burgers on the return. Note, the blurriness was caused by taking the shot whilst the train was moving and nothing whatsoever to do with the affluence of incahol.

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/66/6112-200618204436.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=66730)
Combination of train departing late and arriving even later and huge crowds in Douglas to watch the red arrows meant my plan to go to Ramsey failed, so off the bus at Laxey again and a few more drinks to drown my sorrows.
Wednesday, race day, five minute walk and I'm at governors bridge, from there you can follow the course up to signpost corner so plenty of spots to appreciate just how brave/suicidal the riders are.
After yesterdays failed attempt I made it to Ramsey, photo taken from my holiday version of a bus stop.

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/66/6112-200618210402.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=66731)
Two pints of tea at my uncles later and it's time to head south, stopped off for a quick photo and the tram....


(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/66/6112-200618211858.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=66732)
....left without me.
Thirty minutes of refreshment time later, the cavalry arrived in the shape of car 6, driven by a friend of mine, so cabbed it down to Port Jack.

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Thursday was going home day. This involved flying from Ronaldsway to Belfast via Manchester, two hours longer but £125 cheaper than flying direct. (ferry fully booked).
Back in Belfast the Enterprise service from Dublin was arriving.

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Plus my train was ready to depart, even if it wasn't sure exactly where it was going! not sure what it said, but something that scrolled past made a couple of polish teenagers giggle.

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So that was the TT over for another year. Can't wait untill next year.
All the best
Stan.
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: Newportnobby on June 20, 2018, 09:57:33 pm
Sigh :envy:
Shame you had to leave before the end of race week but I do envy you.
Great pics and thanks for posting them.
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: Young Bulla on June 20, 2018, 10:24:49 pm
All part of the problem of working odd shift patterns, usually get either the first or the last few days off, this year was unusual in getting the weekdays off.
just checked my shift calendar, appears I'm off the whole southern 100 week!
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: Caz on June 21, 2018, 05:02:50 pm
Great pics, thanks for taking the trouble to post them, that is one of the few places in the UK? I've not visited, perhaps should be on my bucket list.   :D
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: port perran on June 21, 2018, 05:42:18 pm
Fabulous pictures.
We loved the Isle of Man.  Such a gentle pace everywhere.
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: Train Waiting on June 21, 2018, 08:16:42 pm
Many thanks for this excellent post and the wonderful photographs.

Best wishes.

John
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: Young Bulla on June 21, 2018, 09:54:04 pm
Thank you for the kind comments, the photo's posted are only from my wanderings this year, hence the slightly tram heavy content, the MER is five minutes walk from where I usually stay compared with three miles to the steam railway, I could, if you wish, post more steam railway photo's from previous visits.
If this post has piqued any interest in visiting the island, here are a few tips.

Check out the cost of flying and car hire, sometimes it is cheaper than the boat!

Airb&b can be a lot cheaper than a hotel. TT week some locals rent out a spare room or whole house through a Manx government scheme called Homestay, I have no idea if this runs out of the TT period but may be worth a look.

For the size of the place, public transport is excellent, maybe not TFL but still good and surprisingly cheap, especially if you use the freedom tickets.

Hope this helps.

All the best
Stan.
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: Train Waiting on June 22, 2018, 07:39:00 am

If this post has piqued any interest in visiting the island, here are a few tips.


Yes, please, Stan!
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: port perran on June 22, 2018, 08:25:29 am
I would endorse Young Bullaís comments re public transport.
We got about very easily on buses and trains and everything was always on time.
A lovely place.
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: Bealman on June 22, 2018, 08:36:51 am
Great pics, thanks for taking the trouble to post them, that is one of the few places in the UK? I've not visited, perhaps should be on my bucket list.   :D

Me too. One of the few places I haven't been to.

Maybe time for another trip!

Great photos! Thanks so much posting!  :thumbsup:

I got interested in the Manx narrow gauge after seeing a Railway of the Month in RM back in the sixties.... was it Manchester club's layout? I remember it was built by multiple members and put together only occasionally.

One of the first modular layouts!

Once again, Great pics. Thanks for posting!  :beers:

Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: Young Bulla on July 02, 2018, 05:17:21 am
Any more for any more?
How about going back to September 1979 and my last year at school.  Owing to the subjects chosen for study I had been timetabled to be the only male taking P.E. on Friday morning, not only was I really bad at netball and hockey, there was the other slight problem of changing rooms!
Fast forwards a few weeks and a conversation with the head of the science department saw me doing an unofficial crash-course in photography, well, the classroom was empty so plenty of time to roll out the black-out curtains as and when needed.
So, all that was needed was a camera, my instamatic was deemed not technical looking enough, so the school Zenit b was mine for the duration and I was left with strict instructions to 'go shoot some film, nothing fancy, just get the feel for what you're doing.'
Yeah, right, I'm off on holiday in three days time!
Several days and an eventful crossing later I was given the parental nod to 'bugger off on the train', so I did - nearly forty years later I found the negatives and scanned them, this is what came out.  I know the exposures are erratic, scratches all over the show etc, but to look over them and see what has and hasn't changed is the only reason I thought I'd post them.
First stop, Ramsey station, the previous year saw the tram shed converted into a museum so service cars were stored overnight in the old goods shed, this building and the old car shed/museum were demolished last year to make way for a bus/rail interchange - even car 22 technically does not exist as it does here, she was destroyed by a discarded cigarette that fell down the gap of one of the windows and a replica body built in 1994.

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/67/6112-010718195134.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=67120)
45 minutes later and we stop briefly in Laxey, a paddlebox car (so named due to the step over the bogies) is turning round after a short run from Douglas whilst Snaefell  car 1 loads for another trip up the mountain.  Laxey station was remodeled three years ago and shunting is no longer allowed in the station.

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And so to Douglas, oh looky here, someone left s door open at the horde tram depot, the double deck tram now resides in the Manx Museum and the cable car (actually two halves of two cars that were converted into a bungalow after the system closed in the 1920's) is presently in the bus museum in Jurby.
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The only way I can justify inclusion of the next view is due to never being able to take it again, the train is on the correct platform for Port Erin trains and the last vestiges of the platform awnings can be seen to the rear of the train and the plant pots are failing to disguise where the canopy supports used to be, from 1980 onwards trains used the Ramsey platform to the left of the trainand now the whole area is parking spaces, the new bus depot and Tesco. I think what happened was after taking the  previous picture in a dark space, I forgot to reset for outdoors and this is the best silk purse from sow's ear I could come up with.
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A little over an hour later and the train has arrived in Port Erin, no-one seemed in the least bit bothered by me wandering down the run round loop so a view from the other side of the platform was gleaned. One oddity of Port Erin station is that there is a right of way half way up the platform, so a long train has to be split to create access if needed.

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The one problem with the trip taken was that normally the return train was two hours later, meaning the train would arrive at one end of Douglas as the tram left at he other end of the bay, luckily on this particular day a group of Irish rail enthusiasts had chartered the ex Donegal diesels and they were due out thirty minutes after my train arrived. No one noticed an extra passenger.  My irritation that it was diesel hauled has since been tempered by the fact that it was the only time I ever traveled in them. They are now in large lumps in Douglas 
Carriage shed waiting for a larger lump of cash to finish them.

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Once back in Douglas and with an hour to spare, a look over the harbour  was in order. Over on the King Edward viii (not a typo') pier was the second Lady of Mann, then only three years old and of an unusual design, having a spiral ramp astern to allow roll on roll off facilities for cars without the need for a floating linkspan. Even though it was near the middle of September by then you can make out the queue of foot passengers along the pier. She served the company until 2005 when she sailed to Greece, finally being retired and scrapped in 2011.

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On the other side of the harbour rests the new order, the Manx Viking, something of a brave undertaking. I mentioned an eventful crossing at the start of this post, we left Heysham late, then promptly lost power and spent two hours trying to not drift into anything before finally getting underway - as they only had the one ship you can imagine what the knock-on effect could be like. As with the Lady, she was sold on, eventually being scrapped around the same time.
Not entirely certain, but the vessel seen in both views looks like the Peveril, the steam packet freight vessel.

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And so we get back to the horse trams and a Frank Spencer stand-in at the reins! Not particularly clued up as to the tours iom charabanc in the background, though the company had a tradition of naming them after Manx kings and queens.

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Back at Derby Castle my tram was turning round its trailer. The concrete building formed part of the infamous Summerland complex in which fifty people died and over eighty were injured in a fire in 1973. Only the deep end of the swimming pool carved out of the cliff face remains today.

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One and a quarter hours later and I'm back at Ramsey and feeling lazy I waited on the bus, a Leyland pd3, as far as I can gather, it was preserved and now resides somewhere near Bournemouth.
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/67/6112-010718233232.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=67137)
That's all folks!

Stan.
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: Bealman on July 02, 2018, 05:33:14 am
Wonderfully atmospheric old pictures.

Thanks for posting!   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: port perran on July 02, 2018, 06:35:09 am
Great photos and memories.
Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: Newportnobby on July 02, 2018, 09:54:41 am
Some wonderful memories there, not least of the good old Zenitb. I've just checked my IoM Supporters Club badges and was there in 1975,76,77,78 and 79. There was only the dear old Steam Packet ferries out of Liverpool at the time and in rough weather the motorbikes were craned on/off the vessels. Trouble is, they were never well secured and I recall seeing hefty bikers in tears at their prized bike having been dropped and smashed to bits. Castletown and OKells were the beers of the day, and trips on the Snaefell Mountain Railway of the IoM Steam Railway were de rigeur.
Thanks, Stan!
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: weave on July 02, 2018, 10:09:38 am
Lovely pics. Thanks for sharing.

Specially like the ferry ones.

Cheers weave  :beers:

PS. NPN, 'de rigueur', had to look that up  :-[, although you spelt it wrong :D. New word for the day.
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: Newportnobby on July 02, 2018, 10:24:10 am

PS. NPN, 'de rigueur', had to look that up  :-[, although you spelt it wrong :D. New word for the day.

Corrected in what passes for a brain cell. :thankyousign:
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: Bealman on July 02, 2018, 10:33:04 am
One of those El cheapo Russian Zenith cameras! Borrowed an 8mm movie Zenith from college, but was amazed that it had huge zoom lenses and all that, but a side view finder!

What you saw was not what you got!  :beers:
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: javlinfaw7 on July 02, 2018, 12:15:52 pm
Had a Zenit(h) B with a 44mm Helios lens a much underrated lump of glass,used it for 4 years till the shutter jammed(after dropping it off the Campsies in a snowstorm)A Heavy but solid camera ,
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: Newportnobby on July 02, 2018, 03:49:27 pm
I reckon they were made from melted down T34 tanks :D
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: Train Waiting on July 03, 2018, 12:09:30 pm
 :greatpicturessign:

Wonderful post, Stan.

Thank you very much indeed.

I recall the difficulties Frank Spencer got into with a donkey.  The horse will undoubtably cause him consternation at some point.

Hopefully, you will favour us with some more at some point.

Thanks again.

John

Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: Train Waiting on July 03, 2018, 12:16:40 pm
I popped in to Waterloo in the hope of catching a train for Cant Cove and Trepol Bay.  Sadly, I was out of luck.  But here's a Guildford train waiting the right away.

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/67/6222-030718121435.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=67177)

Pip-pip.

John
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: Young Bulla on July 05, 2018, 06:25:54 pm
Once again I thank you for the positive response to my ramblings and apologies for not replying sooner, working barmy shifts and usually up a ladder painting the outbuildings on my days off.
In response to some of your comments and in no particular order.
zenit (zenith) cameras - after using the school's b model I bought an e model about six months later, that was the one fitted with a light meter, took a lot of the 'eight is great/sunny sixteen' type of guesswork out of setting the exposure. Great first slr at the time but quite a weight to lug around all day; used it for three years then got as much back as I paid for it in part exchange for a Ricoh kr10s, amazing camera for the time/price and with the k-mount fitting for lenses meant all the Pentax, Porst and Cosina lenses fitted .
Moving back to the TT, I am missing four benevolent fund badges since 1982, three due to being unable to go and the centenary year due to them selling out before I got across, met plenty of riders over the decades, Ago', Reid, Foggy etc, but oddly, considering where I now live, never met Joey,  had shown his brother, Robert a clean set of wheels a few times, both of us on two wheels,albeit I had one horse power to his pedal power and his son Michael did me a great favour a few years ago when coming back from the Southern 100 with two manx kittens as a foot passenger, pets not allowed on deck on the fast craft so he let me store them in the van for the crossing, still owe him for that.
Beer-wise, Okells and Castletown are one and the same, though two other breweries have now sprung up, Bushys who sponsor the horse tramway and produce some extremely quaffable ales and recently Hooded Ram for those who like bits in the bottom of your bottle - fed and watered in one!
Will sign off for now with a promise of more to come, probably steam, but not narrow gauge, however this means starting the old pc up, coal man delivered today so that's one problem sorted!
All the best.
Stan
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: Train Waiting on July 08, 2018, 09:31:33 pm
I think it is all to easy to take the ready availability of a journey behind a steam locomotive in Great Britain for granted.  I am very grateful for the amazing variety of steam power that is available to travel behind* for the price of a ticket.
 
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/67/6222-080718212144.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=67290)

The only surving SER locomotive.  James Stirling's 'O1' class No 65 of 1896.  Rebuilt by Mr Wainwright in 1908.  It's difficult to imagine a nicer engine.

*Normally.  It is interesting to be pushed rather than pulled!
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Post by: port perran on July 08, 2018, 09:42:39 pm
What a superbly clear, clean and crisp photo of a fine machine.
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: port perran on July 09, 2018, 03:56:31 pm
Now.....this isnít the greatest photo ever.
However it does, in its way, reflect the gentle, restful weekend that we have just experienced.

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/67/230-090718154753.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=67303)
Itís a ďcolourfulĒ local service from Exeter to Paignton passing across the harbour at Cockwood at low tide.
Taken from the pub garden where we enjoyed a beer (or 3) having walked up from Powderham Estate where we were exhibiting Bertie (our VW Camper) at the annual Historic Vehicle Gathering.
We had a wonderfully relaxing time sitting in the sun during the day chatting to the good folk of Devon as they meandered amongst the many and varied vehicles on show, drinking a selection of real ales on sale at the realistic price of £2.25p per pint  then walking to the pub in the evening for more ale and a lovely meal.
We could even watch  the trains from our camper as they passed along the main line below.
What more could one ask for.
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: weave on July 09, 2018, 06:10:32 pm
Hi Martin,

Fantastic photo for me. Am building a causeway as an addition to Trťmargat St. Croix and looking online for any inspiration so that's great.

Cheers weave  :beers:
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: Caz on July 09, 2018, 07:54:50 pm
Lovely photo, brings back great memories of creek crawling in an infaltable dingyy when the children were your, we had some great times especially up the River Exe if I remember rightly.  Scary tide.   :doh:
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: Mito on July 09, 2018, 10:01:21 pm
What a great way to spend a weekend. It makes me feel quite homesick seeing the photo.
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: Train Waiting on July 17, 2018, 08:53:23 pm
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/67/6222-170718204950.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=67515)

A Down Edinburgh (Waverley) to Dunblane train waiting at Platform 2 at Stirling.  The footbridge and platform canopy valances are (hopefully temporary) casualties of the electrification works.

Please don't tell a soul that I told you, but this service is Standard Class only.  And many of the diagrammed units have a first class section...  Our secret!

Cheerie-B!

John
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: port perran on July 20, 2018, 05:34:45 pm
Whilst visiting Wiltshire over the last day or so, I popped into the East Somerset Railway where I was just in time to see their lovely little 56xx tank having just taken on water.

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/67/230-200718173419.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=67597)
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: Newportnobby on July 20, 2018, 09:12:13 pm
I do like the 56xx and wish a RTR version was available.
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: Hailstone on July 23, 2018, 02:28:40 pm
You could always build one, I did, whitemetal body, Graham Farish chassis

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/55/1193-130917223052.jpeg)


Regards,

alex
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Post by: Train Waiting on July 23, 2018, 07:40:11 pm
Many thanks for that first-class photograph, Alex.

It's a super model; beautifully built.

I'm not normally a great enthusiast for BR liveries, but the 'Fifty-Six' looks good in this unlined black with a large emblem.  The WR appears to have liked to use the large emblem whenever it could.

Thanks again and best wishes.

John
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: Train Waiting on August 05, 2018, 06:45:28 pm
Next stop - Alloa.

Who would have thought that 30 years ago?

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Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: port perran on August 13, 2018, 08:36:23 pm
Iím not a fan of Voyagers - mighty noisy and ugly machines they seem to be.
However, I mustnít complain too much as Iíll be travelling on one tomorrow to Bristol to collect two of my grandchildren.
Anyway, hereís one at Redruth this morning (we were waving goodbye to Mrs PPís daughter returning to Bournemouth)
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/68/230-130818203213.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=68096)
Looking carefully you can pick out the Bassett memorial and The Castle atop Carn Brea in the background.
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: njee20 on August 14, 2018, 07:17:27 am
Worst thing about Voyagers is the stench of chemical toilet. I quite like the look of them though I must say.

I often used to get them back to Euston from Liverpool (changing at Crewe), where an advanced First was far cheaper than on a direct Pendolino service, such that the company wouldnít notice! The frustration was that they run as a pair from Holyhead, but with no through corridor connection you had to guess which unit you wanted to chance your arm in, often to find one was near deserted whilst one was absolutely packed!
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: Bealman on August 14, 2018, 07:43:14 am
Just catching up with this. Some great photos, folks!

Waiting for a train south recently to pick up a rental car while ours was in the smash repairers, this Sydney bound thing pulled in.

I have no idea what it's class or name is, so I'll probably incur the wrath of Australian modellers! All I know is that it's electric, double decker, and really uncomfortable. It's slow too, but that's more the fault of the line rather than the train.

Oh, and it's more often than not only four cars long, especially at peak periods. The local paper gets inundated with letters from commuters who spend the one and a half hour journey either standing up or sitting on the stairs!

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/68/255-140818073114.jpeg)
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: Bealman on August 14, 2018, 08:45:51 am
There is a rather nice curved double junction just beyond the platform. The left branch services the coal loader and steelworks, the right continues down the coast to terminate at a place called Bomaderry.

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/68/255-140818073235.jpeg)

One thing that UK, European and American forum members may find incredulous is that not long after this junction, the line becomes single track!

And yes, there are folk who commute all the way from Bomaderry to Sydney.
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: weave on August 14, 2018, 08:50:58 am
Hi George,

Thought I'd try and fend off any wrath to you from Australian modellers and was intrigued as it's very ugly.

Is this it?......

http://m.railjournal.com/index.php/australia-nz/ugl-and-unipart-to-upgrade-sydney-trains-emus.html (http://m.railjournal.com/index.php/australia-nz/ugl-and-unipart-to-upgrade-sydney-trains-emus.html)

The main reason for posting is to ask 'what happened to the car?'  :D

Cheers weave  :beers:

Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: Bealman on August 14, 2018, 09:11:13 am
Yes, mate, that's it. Tangarra. The most horrible train on NSW rails.  :sick2: :sick2:

As to the car:

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=659.msg515524#msg515524 (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=659.msg515524#msg515524)

Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: njee20 on August 14, 2018, 02:29:59 pm

And yes, there are folk who commute all the way from Bomaderry to Sydney.

Not knowing all these places with daft names I just Googled that. It's nearly 4 hours each way by train, surely no one in their right mind is doing that...!? That's like commuting Edinburgh to London.
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: port perran on August 15, 2018, 09:05:01 am
Not so much train waiting as passengers waiting.
Two of my grand children waiting for our train home to Cornwall on Platform 12 at Bristol Temple Meads yesterday.
The old order, in the form of a GW HST, stands in the background. Soon to be replaced by the new IETs.

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/68/230-150818090411.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=68156)
Title: Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
Post by: Bealman on August 17, 2018, 03:00:45 am

And yes, there are folk who commute all the way from Bomaderry to Sydney.

Not knowing all these places with daft names I just Googled that. It's nearly 4 hours each way by train, surely no one in their right mind is doing that...!? That's like commuting Edinburgh to London.

No... that's a one Dr Google got wrong. Bomaderry to Sydney is a two and a half hour trip.   : :thumbsup:

Still a  long commute,  though!