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Offline Jim Martin

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Re: farish 4-BEP
« Reply #15 on: January 07, 2017, 03:34:10 pm »
must endeavor to finish all those 1/2 finished things this year :dunce:

Nick

That's my new year's modelling resolution, too.

Just like it is every year.

Jim
Believe me. These things always have a logical explanation usually

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Re: farish 4-BEP
« Reply #16 on: January 07, 2017, 04:12:44 pm »
That's really nice work HH - always good to see another Southern electric modeller on the forum.

Look forward to reading about the 4-COR.

Mark

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Re: farish 4-BEP
« Reply #17 on: January 13, 2017, 04:26:25 pm »
Wow - two things impress me straight away

1. Someone from Inverness modelling the southern electric - has to be a first!
2. Didn't know WW did 4-BEP replacement sides. Now that is a cracking idea. The buffet needed is nowhere close to either an RU or an RMB.

How did you do the windows? did you shuffle the existing 4-CEP windows around to keep the style of window, or are they entirely on the brass sheet and painted silver?

In my to do list I have a 4-TC and 4-REP combo putting two power cars in the REP unit, to allow the 33/1 to pull the TC unit when required, and using BHE overlays I already have, but they are a trifle short on height (but window spacing spot on).

Great conversion, as I said before.

Bob

I'd love to see a thread on your 4-TC, Bob. As excellent as the 4-BEP is they never reached the Southwest! 4-TCs did, though get to Exeter and North Devon.

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Re: farish 4-BEP
« Reply #18 on: January 13, 2017, 04:34:08 pm »
Wow I never knew 4-TCs got to Exeter and North Devon. Were they on timetabled services? What years did they run?

I only ever saw them on Portsmouth/Basingstoke - Reading (Sundays only) and Waterloo - Weymouth routes in the 1970s/early 1980s.

Bob

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Re: farish 4-BEP
« Reply #19 on: January 13, 2017, 05:07:21 pm »
Wow I never knew 4-TCs got to Exeter and North Devon. Were they on timetabled services? What years did they run?

I only ever saw them on Portsmouth/Basingstoke - Reading (Sundays only) and Waterloo - Weymouth routes in the 1970s/early 1980s.

Bob


The 4TCs plus Class 33/1s regularly got to Exeter St. Davids on scheduled services sometime in the 1970s and 1980s; certainly on Summer Saturdays as extensions of the Waterloo-Salisbury service. Also as replacements for the usual Waterloo-Exeter loco-hauled sets, on occasion.

They definitely got to North Devon (e.g., Torrington, Meeth sidings) on enthusiast specials in the mid-late 1970s, e.g. 16th March 1975: 4TC set 416 + RMB 1872 (one of the two through SR wired ones, S1873 being the other) + 4TC set 413:
33103 (1)   London Waterloo - Clapham Junction - Earlsfield - Wimbledon - Surbiton - Woking - Basingstoke - Andover Jn - Salisbury - Gillingham - Yeovil Junction - Honiton - Exeter St Davids - Crediton - Eggesford - Barnstaple - Torrington - Meeth Sidings
33118 (2)   Meeth Sidings - Torrington - Barnstaple - Eggesford - Crediton
33103 (1)   Crediton - Okehampton - Meldon Quarry
33118 (2)   Meldon Quarry - Okehampton - Crediton - Exeter St Davids - (reverse of outward route) - London Waterloo.

http://www.sixbellsjunction.co.uk/70s/750316lv.html

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Re: farish 4-BEP
« Reply #20 on: January 13, 2017, 05:13:01 pm »
We had better stop talking TC stock for fear of moderation or even a new thread starting

 

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