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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #255 on: July 03, 2019, 09:23:41 AM »
Thank you.

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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #256 on: July 03, 2019, 09:50:05 AM »
Thanks for the great Hunter Valley pics, @Bingley Hall.

We won't bore the forum with the anti-coal mining sentiment prevalent here at the moment!  ;)
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #257 on: July 10, 2019, 07:56:21 PM »
Once again, I have been fortunate enough for my 1:1 scale railway duties to take me to Berwick-upon-Tweed.  It really is a lovely place.

Here is a picture of the Royal Border Bridge taken from the suggested place to take photographs.  There is a 'thing' on the footpath, helpfully advising of this.



I didn't hang about there, although it is a very nice little park, but continued down to the North bank of the Tweed.  Unfortunately, there were no swans about today.  But there was this...



However, for us 'N' gauge people, there is always a special attraction in seeing a complete, full length train!



Maybe worth appreciating these trusty servants of the ECML as there were 'Azumas' aplenty at Craigentinny.

Is it just me or do the little houses on the Tweedmouth side look like they are 'N' gauge plastic kits?

Best wishes.

John



« Last Edit: July 10, 2019, 08:02:17 PM by Train Waiting »
'Why does the Disney Castle work so well?  Because it borrows from reality without ever slipping into it.'

(Acknowledgement: John Goodall Esq, Architectural Editor, 'Country Life'.)

The Table-Top Railway is an attempt to create, in British 'N' gauge,  a 'semi-scenic' railway in the old-fashioned style, reminiscent of the layouts of the 1920s to the 1950s.

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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #258 on: July 10, 2019, 08:04:22 PM »
thank you

what a fine sight that made - would have preferred a deltic in view !!!!

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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #259 on: July 10, 2019, 09:30:47 PM »
Splendid photographs John, thank you for sharing.
Those lttle N gauge houses are in a lovely spot.
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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #260 on: July 11, 2019, 04:44:53 PM »
 :hellosign::greatpicturessign:
    Many thanks John
         regards Derek

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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #261 on: July 11, 2019, 05:28:21 PM »
Only spoiled by those electrickery sticks. ;)

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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #262 on: July 11, 2019, 11:22:17 PM »
Ah, Berwick. Memories of holidays in my youth. Stopped by and had a beer in 2013, too - I'd forgotten about that! Thanks for reminding me!  :beers:

Great pictures! Thanks for posting.  :thumbsup:

Yes, those houses are a bit reminiscent of the old Dornaplas kits.
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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #263 on: July 12, 2019, 07:11:45 AM »
These new trains do qualify for this thread, as they're not moving.

https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/greater-anglia-trains-housed-mid-norfolk-1-6155628

To judge from the pictures, they're N gauge models in a fiddle yard  :)

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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #264 on: July 18, 2019, 04:49:44 PM »
My 1:1 scale railway activities this week took me to Montrose to look at the South Esk Viaduct.  As well as lots of close-up photographs on or around the structure, I took a few to show the viaduct in context.  Of course, I tried to 'accidentally' include a train in some of these photographs.  Although I was on business and looking like an enormous orange wearing a hard hat, any photographs of the viaduct I post on the Forum will be taken from places accessible by the public.



The train is an up ScotRail service, heading from right to left in the picture.  The railway here, from Montrose South (off to the right in the picture) to Usan, is single track.  It's a steep climb as well; round about 1:80.  Montrose South and Usan signal boxes are now closed and the line is signalled from Montrose signal box (formerly Montrose North). 

Best wishes.

John
'Why does the Disney Castle work so well?  Because it borrows from reality without ever slipping into it.'

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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #265 on: July 18, 2019, 05:03:10 PM »
Thank you for that fine photograph John.
That looks like a reliveried HST power car with coaching stock still in GWR green.
Iíve probably seen that very same train set down here.
Now, what is lacking is a photo of that enormous orange in the hat!

Great stuff

Martin
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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #266 on: July 18, 2019, 05:03:30 PM »
thanks thats a fine looking bridge structure - modelling potential
with the river and trees framing the train in your photo

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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #267 on: July 19, 2019, 09:32:42 AM »
A Couple More from Montrose

Hello Chums

Here's one of the supports for the viaduct.  Made of iron rather than from a gigantic lavatory paper cardboard tube.  The banding is recent.  What looks like indentations made by bullets are exactly that.  Montrose suffered from a few bombing and strafing raids across the North Sea.  Unfortunately, there were civilian casualties.



Again, this is from a public place - although I suggest a visit at low tide!  That's what I had to do; otherwise much of the bridge supports are below water.

How about another HST?  And not an ex-WR one this time!



This one is an down train, travelling left to right.


Ö That looks like a reliveried HST power car with coaching stock still in GWR green.
Iíve probably seen that very same train set down here.
Now, what is lacking is a photo of that enormous orange in the hat!
Martin

Thank you Martin.  Most of the power cars are now in ScotRail 'Inter City' livery.  The rolling stock is a right mixture.  A lot of GWR green and some in the 'First' blue and pink livery.  I've seen some (but not travelled on one yet) of the refurbished sets with power doors.  The slam doors are new to some passengers (and not just visitors from overseas!) who are getting used to having to open the window and then hang out to operate the door handle.  The ScotRail conductors make helpful announcements before stops to try to assist the process. 

And... there might be people of a nervous disposition viewing this wonderful Forum so I think that a photograph of me (particularly in full orange kit) is best avoided!

Best wishes

John
« Last Edit: July 19, 2019, 01:12:52 PM by Train Waiting »
'Why does the Disney Castle work so well?  Because it borrows from reality without ever slipping into it.'

(Acknowledgement: John Goodall Esq, Architectural Editor, 'Country Life'.)

The Table-Top Railway is an attempt to create, in British 'N' gauge,  a 'semi-scenic' railway in the old-fashioned style, reminiscent of the layouts of the 1920s to the 1950s.

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« Reply #268 on: July 19, 2019, 03:07:49 PM »
thanks for the that weather looked a bit miserable,structure looks interesting

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« Reply #269 on: July 19, 2019, 10:31:25 PM »
 :hellosign:  :greatpicturessign: Thanks for posting John
         regards Derek.

 

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