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Author Topic: Gotham and Costick - GCR London Extension in BR days  (Read 6294 times)

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Re: Gotham and Costick - GCR London Extension in BR days
« Reply #15 on: October 02, 2017, 08:36:26 PM »
That all looks very neat and tiday.
I'd definitely go for some animals in those two paddocks - and a few huts or shacks.
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Re: Gotham and Costick - GCR London Extension in BR days
« Reply #16 on: October 02, 2017, 08:43:57 PM »
My only model animals I have in stock are cows, but I think horses or ponies would look more appropriate in the paddocks.

I'm considering modelling abandoned vehicles (maybe old buses or vans?) to represent storage sheds.
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Re: Gotham and Costick - GCR London Extension in BR days
« Reply #17 on: October 02, 2017, 08:56:35 PM »
Or maybe pigs? There are some very nice pig houses available in N Scale.
How about the bodies of 4 wheel ventilated vans for the huts/sheds?
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Re: Gotham and Costick - GCR London Extension in BR days
« Reply #18 on: October 04, 2017, 07:20:54 PM »
I have a test circuit made up from sections of styrene - which predates my modular layout - with Kato track so that locos and stock can be run in after purchase or repair.



My latest heritage acquisition is Farish's Ivatt 2MT 2-6-0 46443 (372-628).
The prototype's preserved on the Severn Valley Railway, but was based at Saltley, 1961-1967 so it could have ventured down the Camp Hill line near to where my family then lived in Moseley.


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Re: Gotham and Costick - GCR London Extension in BR days
« Reply #19 on: October 04, 2017, 07:44:34 PM »
Thanks for the update. Excellent photos. I remember seeing 46443 at the Severn Valley Railway, years ago. A very nice model loco.

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Re: Gotham and Costick - GCR London Extension in BR days
« Reply #20 on: October 04, 2017, 07:50:26 PM »
A lot of my stock haven't turned a wheel for ages, so I'll start unpacking items and giving them a gentle running session on this test track in order to iron out any possible faults, before using them on my larger modular layouts.

I'll reveal details of my heritage fleet which will be running on "Gotham & Costick" in the fullness of time - many of those were chosen for particular personal reasons. BTW I run them on DC.
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Re: Gotham and Costick - GCR London Extension in BR days
« Reply #21 on: October 06, 2017, 09:39:26 PM »
Farish's Standard 5 73158 (372-726)



Unfortunately I'm not attending this weekend's GCR steam gala, but 73156 which was one of the batch initially allocated to the GC line in 1957, was supposed to run for the first time at the gala since withdrawal, it might still do so this weekend.

http://www.gcrailway.co.uk/the-railway/locomotives/73156-2/

I'll renumber it to 73156, because it was reallocated to Tyseley shed at the time of my birth, so I'll at least own both locos that were shedded in the Birmingham area (with 46443) which are or have been available in Farish's range.
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Re: Gotham and Costick - GCR London Extension in BR days
« Reply #22 on: October 06, 2017, 09:48:19 PM »
Another very fine model of an excellent loco. class.

BR Standard Class 5MT 73082 "Camelot" (also preserved, these days) can be seen, sometimes, at Cant Cove.

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Re: Gotham and Costick - GCR London Extension in BR days
« Reply #23 on: October 07, 2017, 09:21:42 AM »
Farish's 45110 was bought for the Merseyside angle because our family lived there at the time the prototype hauled BR's last steam operated passenger train on 11 August 1968.
It ran on the first and final legs of the 15 Guinea Special between Manchester Victoria and Liverpool Lime St. and is currently based on the Severn Valley Railway.



The four maroon Mk1s (2 x factory weathered SOs, one factory weathered SK plus one pristine BCK) will provide the core formation for post-1958, London Midland Region operations.

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Re: Gotham and Costick - GCR London Extension in BR days
« Reply #24 on: October 07, 2017, 10:16:04 AM »
It's the summer of '66 ... not long to go before withdrawal of passenger services ...

An inter-regional service between Poole and York featuring a mix of Southern Region green-liveried Bulleids and Mk1s, including the new-fangled rail blue style, hauled by D1662 Isambard Kingdom Brunel (Poole Farish) - Brunel was born in Portsmouth where I lived for much of my childhood.


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Re: Gotham and Costick - GCR London Extension in BR days
« Reply #25 on: October 07, 2017, 10:34:52 AM »
Early 60s with Farish factory-weathered Jubilee 45572 Eire on Southern Region inter-regional service, all green Bulleids with Mk1 maroon BCK.



My father was born in what was then called Eire.
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Re: Gotham and Costick - GCR London Extension in BR days
« Reply #26 on: October 07, 2017, 10:47:48 AM »
Thanks a lot for this latest set of photos. I remember seeing 45110 preserved.

I had a D1662 Isambard Kingdom Brunel (Poole Farish); since replaced by a specially commissioned D1662 Isambard Kingdom Brunel (Chinese Graham Farish by Bachmann).

I really like the BR SR Green Bulleid and Mark 1 stock and it was, indeed, run with newly liveried BR Blue & Grey Mark 1s behind SR steam locos. until the end of BR SR steam locos. services in 1967.

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Re: Gotham and Costick - GCR London Extension in BR days
« Reply #27 on: October 07, 2017, 11:01:14 AM »
Many different loco classes ventured onto the ex-GCR in the last few years before closure, including Britannias.

I'm very happy with my Minitrix version - it's simple to maintain and rugged - even though Dapol now offers this class of loco.
70000 Britannia was based at Norwich at the time where my mum and late gran lived.


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Re: Gotham and Costick - GCR London Extension in BR days
« Reply #28 on: October 07, 2017, 11:15:56 AM »
There's nowt wrong with a Minitrix Britannia, especially if it's been looked after, which yours seems to have been.

I have two Minitrix 9Fs, which are old rugged good runners. Ok, British bodies on German chassis, but well engineered and quite acceptable.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Gotham and Costick - GCR London Extension in BR days
« Reply #29 on: October 07, 2017, 11:42:37 AM »
Last but not least for now ...

A mid-60s mixed freight headed by D5401 which includes two DB (German) and two FS (Italian) vans that were routed from the Harwich train ferry en route to the East Midlands.

I wanted to evaluate a Dapol class 27 prior to buying their 33 (which I haven't bought yet)


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