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Author Topic: The Ridgacre Branch & Little Aller  (Read 8404 times)

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Re: The Ridgacre Branch & Little Aller
« Reply #30 on: September 04, 2017, 07:07:27 am »
Both videos look great!  :thumbsup:

As to the disaster, seems a shame to waste it.... couldn't some steam and fire effects be digitally added?  ;)

Thanks for posting!  :beers:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: The Ridgacre Branch & Little Aller
« Reply #31 on: September 12, 2017, 10:37:26 am »
I'm on my way to 1968 now. That was a great year as the Baggies won the FA cup. By then just under half the Westerns and Warships were blue. Full yellow ends started to appear on a few Maroon locos in late 1967. Brake vans were no longer needed on fitted freights and the guard could ride in the loco. In practice most trains still had a brake van although milk trains lost their full brake as a result of this. Coaches seemed to be painted into blue & grey very quickly although there was still a fair amount of Maroon around.

The blue Wessie with the small yellow panel will become Western Chieftan when I get round to buying the nameplates.









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Re: The Ridgacre Branch & Little Aller
« Reply #32 on: September 26, 2017, 10:35:49 pm »
Western Chieftain.Name and number plates and BR arrow now added using Fox transfers. She wore blue with a small yellow warning panel from January 67 to January 72.



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Re: The Ridgacre Branch & Little Aller
« Reply #33 on: October 06, 2017, 08:59:18 am »
Interloper from a wrong time zone on the Ridgacre Branch










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« Reply #34 on: October 06, 2017, 09:04:30 am »
Earlier this year it looked as though the Ridgacre Branch was due for closure. I'm pleased to report it is still very much open and in use.

My 19 month grandson loves it. After watching the trains disappear and reappear for a while he can say "tunnel". I therefore conclude that model railways are educational.

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« Reply #35 on: October 06, 2017, 09:09:58 am »
Very sound conclusion, methinks.  :thumbsup:
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Re: The Ridgacre Branch & Little Aller
« Reply #36 on: October 06, 2017, 05:38:10 pm »
Many thanks, Chris, for these videos and photos. of two superb layouts with some of my favourite steam and diesel trains.

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Re: The Ridgacre Branch & Little Aller
« Reply #37 on: October 06, 2017, 08:05:07 pm »
Earlier this year it looked as though the Ridgacre Branch was due for closure. I'm pleased to report it is still very much open and in use.

My 19 month grandson loves it. After watching the trains disappear and reappear for a while he can say "tunnel". I therefore conclude that model railways are educational.

And I hope it stays open for a long time so that we can continue to enjoy pictures like these.  It's strange how the magic of British 'N' gauge can make a BR blue DMU such an attractive model.  I don't remember the 1:1 scale ones being quite so pretty...

Yes, I agree with your conclusion.  Certainly helped me to understand physics lessons at school.  And, less directly, other subjects as well.

Many thanks and best wishes.

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Re: The Ridgacre Branch & Little Aller
« Reply #38 on: October 06, 2017, 08:11:26 pm »
Earlier this year it looked as though the Ridgacre Branch was due for closure. I'm pleased to report it is still very much open and in use.

My 19 month grandson loves it. After watching the trains disappear and reappear for a while he can say "tunnel". I therefore conclude that model railways are educational.

And I hope it stays open for a long time so that we can continue to enjoy pictures like these.  It's strange how the magic of British 'N' gauge can make a BR blue DMU such an attractive model.  I don't remember the 1:1 scale ones being quite so pretty...

Yes, I agree with your conclusion.  Certainly helped me to understand physics lessons at school.  And, less directly, other subjects as well.

Many thanks and best wishes.

John
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Re: The Ridgacre Branch & Little Aller
« Reply #39 on: October 06, 2017, 08:20:24 pm »
It's strange how the magic of British 'N' gauge can make a BR blue DMU such an attractive model.  I don't remember the 1:1 scale ones being quite so pretty...




Pah!  They just don't get any prettier :D

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Re: The Ridgacre Branch & Little Aller
« Reply #40 on: October 06, 2017, 08:44:27 pm »
That really is a splendid photograph.
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Re: The Ridgacre Branch & Little Aller
« Reply #41 on: October 06, 2017, 09:02:28 pm »
Thank you for this super photograph: was it really that long ago?  Was I on the train?

There's a lot going on in that photograph.  And just look at the exhaust: auld reekie in Auld Reekie!

Wish I had a for every time I have been 'stuck in the gairrdens!' (Anglice: stopped by a signal in Princes Street Gardens.)

Thanks again for the nostalgia-fest!

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Re: The Ridgacre Branch & Little Aller
« Reply #42 on: October 18, 2017, 05:05:16 pm »
Great videos, Chris. You inspired me to give my Baby Warships a run this afternoon.

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Re: The Ridgacre Branch & Little Aller
« Reply #43 on: October 18, 2017, 06:33:33 pm »
Building N gauge layouts is a mugs game!








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Re: The Ridgacre Branch & Little Aller
« Reply #44 on: October 18, 2017, 10:11:20 pm »
Chris,
lovely pics in every way . Re real 101 pic cannot help but notice only leading vehicle has bare metal frames other two are painted- adds to the spice I think

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