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Author Topic: Frankland: Southern Railway | London Suburban | 1920s/30s  (Read 67204 times)

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Offline talisman56

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Re: Frankland: Southern Railway | London Suburban | 1920s/30s
« Reply #180 on: February 09, 2015, 01:49:37 PM »
Mark - your post reads as if the corridor connections come as part of the package with the coaches. Is that a fact or are they 'scratch built' please?


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Re: Frankland: Southern Railway | London Suburban | 1920s/30s
« Reply #181 on: February 09, 2015, 03:22:13 PM »
Thanks for that. I didn't realise they came with the carriages as I have no interest in the Maunsells so was hoping someone had actually come up with decent connections I could apply to other stuff. Shame for me :(

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Re: Frankland: Southern Railway | London Suburban | 1920s/30s
« Reply #183 on: February 09, 2015, 04:14:51 PM »
Thanks for that. I didn't realise they came with the carriages as I have no interest in the Maunsells so was hoping someone had actually come up with decent connections I could apply to other stuff. Shame for me :(

I'm spoilt now... with the corridor connections on the Maunsells, I want them on the Mark 1s and Bulleids I've got as well... I might try one of the packs that wookie posted a link to and see how they fare...
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Re: Frankland: Southern Railway | London Suburban | 1920s/30s
« Reply #184 on: February 11, 2015, 01:54:49 PM »
Somebody on eBay sells them to fit to any carriage.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/N-Gauge-Corridor-Connections-Set-for-3-coach-rake-/291366993402?pt=UK_Trains_Railway_Models&hash=item43d6d37dfa

 I ordered some of these and cant say that I am impressed. They are just folded black paper and double sided sticky tape  :thumbsdown:
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Re: Frankland: Southern Railway | London Suburban | 1920s/30s
« Reply #185 on: July 11, 2015, 07:37:28 PM »
Aeroplane Trip Over Frankland


Well it was a very exciting day today, I went on one of those novelty  "Aeroplane Afternoon~Tea Trips"  over Frankland that are all the rage at the moment.


It did cost 2/2/0 - and I know that's a week's wages for many people - but sometimes you have to push-the-boat-out a bit :)



We were greeted by the steward as we boarded the aeroplane.






It was an Armstrong Whitworth Argosy which apparently can fly at over 90mph!


As we flew over Frankland we were served finger-sandwiches, tea, and cakes.






All quite delightful and what a thing to actually be in an aeroplane!






Apart from a few clouds we had a good view - and I saw a train below hauled by a locomotive I hadn't seen around Frankland before ...







... I thought to myself I'll have to research what that locomotive was when I get home.







So when I got home I got out my collection of Cigarette Cards.







Here's what I've got so far  ...  (anyone up for swops? :)   )




















I think No. 11 is the locomotive I saw ....









And it's been happily trundling around Frankland the last couple of days  ... all very exciting :)





« Last Edit: July 12, 2015, 09:48:10 AM by Southernboy »

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Re: Frankland: Southern Railway | London Suburban | 1920s/30s
« Reply #186 on: July 11, 2015, 07:52:30 PM »
Many thanks for those truly excellent photos. wonderfully recreating life nearly a century ago. (The cigarette cards are a masterwork.) I believe both the parents of the current (1960s) Lord and Lady of Trevelver Castle, near Cant Cove, Wadebridge, went up on one of those flights when they were courting! 8-)

Lovely little engines those Ns and yours looks very smart in SR Green.
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Re: Frankland: Southern Railway | London Suburban | 1920s/30s
« Reply #187 on: July 11, 2015, 07:56:11 PM »
Really love this layout. Conjures up a place and time like a classic movie. Keep the updates coming.

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Re: Frankland: Southern Railway | London Suburban | 1920s/30s
« Reply #188 on: July 11, 2015, 08:58:18 PM »
Great stuff and very clever pictures.   :thumbsup:

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Re: Frankland: Southern Railway | London Suburban | 1920s/30s
« Reply #189 on: July 11, 2015, 08:58:48 PM »
Wonderful little tale.
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Re: Frankland: Southern Railway | London Suburban | 1920s/30s
« Reply #190 on: July 11, 2015, 09:50:09 PM »
Thank you gents - glad you enjoy my flights-of-fancy as much as I do :)

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Re: Frankland: Southern Railway | London Suburban | 1920s/30s
« Reply #191 on: July 11, 2015, 10:58:24 PM »
Great photographs and well tied in with the period being modelled.  8)

That N class really does look a stunner, just need a Nelson now to round out the fleet!  :D

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Re: Frankland: Southern Railway | London Suburban | 1920s/30s
« Reply #192 on: July 11, 2015, 11:11:55 PM »
Thank you gents - glad you enjoy my flights-of-fancy as much as I do :)

Your little flights of fancy take Frankland that extra step from wonderful to marvelous :)

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Re: Frankland: Southern Railway | London Suburban | 1920s/30s
« Reply #193 on: July 11, 2015, 11:32:32 PM »
I loved the cigarette cards. Not too dissimilar to what I would have collected from the PG Tips tea when I were a lad.

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Re: Frankland: Southern Railway | London Suburban | 1920s/30s
« Reply #194 on: July 12, 2015, 10:39:35 AM »
Brilliant as usual  :greatpicturessign:  :thumbsup:
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