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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1155 on: October 04, 2018, 11:57:29 AM »
Following John's scenario, Eire has uncoupled from its train and is reversing onto the down line. I think the inspector must be hiding somewhere!


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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1156 on: October 05, 2018, 08:23:36 AM »
Following John's scenario, Eire has uncoupled from its train and is reversing onto the down line. I think the inspector must be hiding somewhere!

My guess is with the stationmaster at the back of the booking office… drinking tea.  If not  there, then in the signalbox… drinking tea.

Many thanks for this wonderful photograph, Roger.  It the 'everydayness' of the scene (apart, of course, for the unusual movement) that contains the magic, for me at least.

Thanks again and best wishes.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1157 on: October 05, 2018, 10:18:57 PM »
Thanks John. Let's hope the inspector is helping the signalman with his log book as well as guzzling tea! Here's the next photo in the sequence - the Jinty has taken charge of the train.


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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1158 on: October 06, 2018, 08:19:33 AM »
Keep this sequence of photos coming Roger.
It really brings model railways to life.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1159 on: October 06, 2018, 11:51:37 AM »
A VERY minor recommendation: why not add the corridor connection end cover to the brake end of the coach, which comes in the detailing pack with the latest Graham Farish coaches, for further period authenticity? I remember those were still in use in the late 1960s.

Superb photos.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1160 on: October 06, 2018, 02:50:16 PM »
I love Jintys (Jinties??). My Dad worked in the Wolverton Carriage & Wagon Works and they had a couple constantly working the yard. One of my favourite 'spotting' places was atop the turning triangle for the Newport line where I could observe the yard and also the comings and goings on the main 4 track WCML.

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« Reply #1161 on: October 06, 2018, 07:46:13 PM »
I love Jintys (Jinties??). My Dad worked in the Wolverton Carriage & Wagon Works and they had a couple constantly working the yard. One of my favourite 'spotting' places was atop the turning triangle for the Newport line where I could observe the yard and also the comings and goings on the main 4 track WCML.

I'd put a fiver on 'Jinties', but the great pleasure of English is that it is not always possible to be pedantic and correct at the same time.  Splendid!

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1162 on: October 06, 2018, 10:35:46 PM »
I can only afford one Jinty so I won't worry about the plural! In fact I can't afford any railway stuff for a while as I just had to buy new glasses, then a new tv. The car needs new tyres, the windows new net curtains and I've got a huge dental bill coming in December. Fortunately my current modelling - making trees - doesn't cost much.

Chris - I did think about adding the end covers when I was weathering the coaches but decided against it. I have an idea for a new small project which will need Mk1s in a contemporary setting and without the covers so I made the right choice. I suppose I could fix them on short term with Tacky Wax but it already takes me so long setting up photos without adding another job.

So let's have the next shot in the sequence which obviously has to be the Jinty pushing the train onto the down line. The up platform looks odd with so few people on it - thanks to Photoshop.


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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1163 on: October 07, 2018, 10:00:15 AM »
Just as an aside (and for correctness) Wickedpedia quotes "There were 422 Jinties built between 1924 and 1931"
So....a pair of Jinties

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1164 on: October 07, 2018, 11:50:10 AM »
In my 1959 Ian Allan, there were still 417 in service.
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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1165 on: October 07, 2018, 11:59:39 AM »
Just as an aside (and for correctness) Wickedpedia quotes "There were 422 Jinties built between 1924 and 1931"
So....a pair of Jinties



The collective noun surely should be a "Jolly of Jinties"....
Some days its just not worth gnawing through the straps.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1166 on: October 07, 2018, 12:09:14 PM »
Just as an aside (and for correctness) Wickedpedia quotes "There were 422 Jinties built between 1924 and 1931"
So....a pair of Jinties
I certainly wouldn't be taking anything I read on Wikipedia as gospel.

Let's face it, they can't even spell wikipaedia correctly  ;)  :D
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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1167 on: October 07, 2018, 12:45:30 PM »
There were still 172 on 11 July, 1964.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1168 on: October 08, 2018, 02:22:23 PM »
Assuming Jinty to be a proper noun the plural should be Jintys, if it's not a proper noun then it's Jinties. So I'm told...

Anyway, the Jubilee has been re-united with its train at last.


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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1169 on: October 08, 2018, 03:35:34 PM »
If Jinty begins with a capital letter, then it's a proper noun.
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