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Author Topic: Gotham and Costick - GCR London Extension in BR days  (Read 6303 times)

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Re: Gotham and Costick - GCR London Extension in BR days
« Reply #30 on: October 07, 2017, 11:57:38 AM »
I'd recommend the Dapol 33.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Gotham and Costick - GCR London Extension in BR days
« Reply #31 on: October 07, 2017, 12:17:43 PM »
I'd recommend the Dapol 33.

Me, too. (Although the late model Grahan Farish ones are pretty good, too.)

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Re: Gotham and Costick - GCR London Extension in BR days
« Reply #32 on: October 08, 2017, 11:33:17 AM »
Work's progressing on some of the station's structures:

I found I could only use a few small sections of my earlier damaged footbridge (Kestrel kit), chiefly to lengthen the bridge deck.

As the layout is set during the BR steam era, I'm modelling the wooden shelter (being scratchbuilt) found on Rushcliffe Halt's London-bound platform and the cruder brick and concrete version (yet to be started) on the Nottingham-bound platform
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Re: Gotham and Costick - GCR London Extension in BR days
« Reply #33 on: October 08, 2017, 07:50:14 PM »
Rough mock-up of the footbridge and shelters




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Re: Gotham and Costick - GCR London Extension in BR days
« Reply #34 on: October 13, 2017, 09:46:19 PM »
Here's my first passenger service, 45110 on a 2-coach local to Nottingham.

However the Kato tracks still needs more work done on the weathering.


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Re: Gotham and Costick - GCR London Extension in BR days
« Reply #35 on: October 13, 2017, 09:48:00 PM »
Good to see trains running
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Re: Gotham and Costick - GCR London Extension in BR days
« Reply #36 on: October 14, 2017, 12:17:02 PM »
Another milestone ...





This is the first time in ages that I've set up a double-track circuit AND had a train running (albeit only on one line)  :claphappy:

45110 again does the honours running through non-stop sometime in the mid-60s
(The real Rushcliffe Halt closed in 1963, the platform buildings were quickly demolished afterwards, but the footbridge remained intact at least until the 80s)

Assembled on 3 tables bought from B&M, size approx. 135 x 90 cm
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Re: Gotham and Costick - GCR London Extension in BR days
« Reply #37 on: October 14, 2017, 12:49:38 PM »
After storage for many months, an extended run with 45110 resulted in two traction tyres shedding from the tender wheels  :o . Fortunately spares are available and I'll shortly place an order.

I'll see if there are any more unpleasant surprises in my loco fleet.
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Re: Gotham and Costick - GCR London Extension in BR days
« Reply #38 on: October 14, 2017, 01:10:32 PM »
Sorry to read that. Was your loco. stored at room temperature and average humidity?

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Re: Gotham and Costick - GCR London Extension in BR days
« Reply #39 on: October 14, 2017, 01:17:09 PM »
We'll wind the clock back to 1957-58, the final years of Eastern Region operation.



Late-crest Peppercorn pacific 60156 Great Central (appropriately) speeds through on a Sheffield Victoria express where it'll be swapped for an EM1 over the Pennines.

Peppercorn's pacifics were a rarity on this line but I had to own one!

BTW 45110 was stored in its original packaging in my spare room, but at normal room temperature and average humidity. It was bought secondhand.

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Re: Gotham and Costick - GCR London Extension in BR days
« Reply #40 on: October 14, 2017, 01:31:16 PM »
Thanks for that. The Peppercorn Pacifics looked very good in BR Lined Green and naming them after LNER constituent companies was a very inspired decision. I guess the damage to the loco. tyres was done in its previous ownership?

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Re: Gotham and Costick - GCR London Extension in BR days
« Reply #41 on: October 14, 2017, 01:49:05 PM »
Here's my Union Mills GCR design locos:

D11/1 4-4-0 Director 62663 Prince Albert



J11 0-6-0 64394



I'm winding the clock back to 1950.
No Mk1s and few of BR's standard wagon designs had started entering service (the brake van)

Both classes were still active during 1957-58, but the Directors were spending increasing amounts of time in store.
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Re: Gotham and Costick - GCR London Extension in BR days
« Reply #42 on: October 14, 2017, 02:17:14 PM »
"Director" 62663 Prince Albert rescues Swindon-York service after rostered Thompson B1 failed at Loughborough



Includes N Gauge Society/Dapol's GWR Collett full brake in formation.
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Re: Gotham and Costick - GCR London Extension in BR days
« Reply #43 on: October 14, 2017, 02:34:54 PM »
It was a bad day for the Operating Department.



A late-running Marylebone-Manchester London Road express was hauled by Austerity WD 2-8-0 90732 Vulcan after its A3 pacific was taken off due to an overheated big end bearing.
Fortunately a WD was available whilst shunting at East Leake and was commandeered to pull the train into Nottingham.
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Re: Gotham and Costick - GCR London Extension in BR days
« Reply #44 on: October 14, 2017, 03:07:00 PM »
Apart from the Black 5, all my other locos allocated to this layout are currently OK.
This is despite the fact that many of them hadn't turned a wheel for at least a year, ditto my rolling stock.

I'm not adding much more stock, except possibly an A3 pacific and possibly if my scratchbuilding skills are up to the mark, some genuine ex-GCR carriages - the Barnums are possible contenders

ex-open 3rd https://www.flickr.com/photos/johnmightycat/5971175295

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