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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #390 on: January 07, 2018, 07:38:48 pm »
Another NGF superb layout, never ceases to amaze me of the skill we have on our forum.   :thumbsup:

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #391 on: January 07, 2018, 08:45:46 pm »
I've given up waxing lyrical about this layout. It's just so........... Well it is, isn't it? Just so .............. :wonderfulmodelling:
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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #392 on: January 07, 2018, 10:33:12 pm »
You are not wrong my friend, always look forward to seeing the photo's

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #393 on: January 08, 2018, 12:17:08 pm »
Just spent a highly enjoyable morning (in between meetings) catching up on your superb layout - a joy to look at and your tips and explanations also help share knowledge that we can attempt to try ourselves


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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #394 on: January 09, 2018, 10:35:34 pm »
More cleaning of wheels today. Strange how on a single wagon one wheel can be much dirtier than the others. I expect someone will have an explanation! Anyway, I realised that there are some pictures of weathered wagons that I haven't yet posted. Starting with these Presflos. The weathering was done using a drybrush technique with an old artist's bristle brush. Fortunately I only have these two as it took quite a while to do them.


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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #395 on: January 10, 2018, 10:59:11 pm »
A couple more, rather mucky, wagons. I think Insul-Fish vans would more often be seen as complete trains rather than the odd one or two as part of a mixed train (?) - but I can't justify the cost of lots of them!


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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #396 on: January 10, 2018, 11:09:02 pm »
Very convincing weathering!  :thumbsup:

Regarding the fixed rake of these wagons, I think I read somewhere that they would  sometimes be hauled by an A4 Pacific!

Now that would be a pretty cool train.
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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #397 on: January 11, 2018, 05:13:42 pm »
Afternoon.

Really nice weathering, especially on those insul-fish. Enough to be effective but not too much so it's overpowering. Spot on!

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #398 on: January 11, 2018, 10:09:37 pm »
Regarding the fixed rake of these wagons, I think I read somewhere that they would  sometimes be hauled by an A4 Pacific!
Now that would be a pretty cool train.

You're right there, George. I was looking at a photo of such a train a while back. I've wasted spent ages today hunting through books looking for the picture without success! But there were plenty of A4s in their final years on various goods workings. An idea for a future shot of Wrenton...

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #399 on: January 11, 2018, 11:43:48 pm »
Regarding the fixed rake of these wagons, I think I read somewhere that they would  sometimes be hauled by an A4 Pacific!
Now that would be a pretty cool train.

You're right there, George. I was looking at a photo of such a train a while back. I've wasted spent ages today hunting through books looking for the picture without success! But there were plenty of A4s in their final years on various goods workings. An idea for a future shot of Wrenton...

If you're searching for photos of A4s pulling freight, search for the Waverley Route. Several A4s spent their final years hauling freight between Kingmoor and Millerhill yards up and down the Waverley. I've read (but can't remember where) that the Aberdeen fish trains were often A4 hauled southbound on the Waverley.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #400 on: January 12, 2018, 12:04:26 pm »
If you're searching for photos of A4s pulling freight, search for the Waverley Route. Several A4s spent their final years hauling freight between Kingmoor and Millerhill yards up and down the Waverley. I've read (but can't remember where) that the Aberdeen fish trains were often A4 hauled southbound on the Waverley.

Thanks Dave. A Google Images search for 'Waverley Route' didn't produce a shot of an A4 hauled fish train, and I don't have any books specifically about the Waverley Route. But the Feb 2017 issue of Hornby mag has a list of Pacific hauled trains and that includes an A4 seen at Galashiels in 1962 with a train of the white insulated vans, some conflats with AF containers (also insulated) and some bauxite fish vans.  So getting close, but the sight of a complete train of white vans behind an A4 would, as George suggests, be pretty impressive!

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #401 on: January 12, 2018, 01:07:59 pm »
The 'Blue Star Fish Special' was a named freight train which ran between Kings Cross and Aberdeen in 1958 so it wouldn't surprise me at all if that wasn't A4 hauled. What the rolling stock was I have no idea, though.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #402 on: January 12, 2018, 01:32:19 pm »

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #403 on: January 12, 2018, 01:59:02 pm »
General freight shot http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/2283176

Is it my computer (or eyesight) or does that tunnel mouth look as though there's a solid wall through which the train is emerging?! Perhaps it's like platform 9 3/4...

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #404 on: January 12, 2018, 02:41:04 pm »
General freight shot http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/2283176

Is it my computer (or eyesight) or does that tunnel mouth look as though there's a solid wall through which the train is emerging?! Perhaps it's like platform 9 3/4...
  Perhaps that was the day Henry misbehaved and the brickies moved in...

Blame my childhood reading  and the Rev Awdrey.
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