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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!