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Soham in 1940ís
« on: April 21, 2019, 07:39:03 AM »
I am building a model of Soham station set at the time of the Soham railway disaster (in 1944 an ammunition train exploded).  I have obtained an austerity locomotive of the type involved in the explosion but I want to have other locoís as well to run the passenger trains.  Does anyone know of any other suitable  locomotives that are available?
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Terry Metcalfe
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Owner of High Lodge logging railway (009) and in the process of building a new layout based on Soham in 1944

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Re: Soham in 1940ís
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2019, 08:20:49 AM »
D16 - Union Mills
J39 - Farish / Union Mills
B12 - Union Mills

The LNER started taking delivery of Stanier 8Fs in 1944 (LNER class 06) and these shared heavy freight duties with the Austerities and also the American S160 2-8-0s.  8F available from Farish, S160 unavailable as far as I know.

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Re: Soham in 1940ís
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2019, 08:27:23 AM »
Thanks for the info.
Terry Metcalfe
Ely and District Model Railway Club
Owner of High Lodge logging railway (009) and in the process of building a new layout based on Soham in 1944

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Re: Soham in 1940ís
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2019, 08:39:15 AM »
The first Thompson B1 numbered 8301 Springbok entered service in 1942.
However the last of the initial batch of 10 weren't finished until mid-1944 https://www.lner.info/locos/B/b1thompson.php
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Re: Soham in 1940ís
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2019, 08:41:36 AM »
Possibly the 'B17' 4-6-0 by Dapol.

The class was designed for the former GE lines.

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Re: Soham in 1940ís
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2019, 09:55:06 AM »
K3? Some were allocated to March, and other sheds during this period, but seem to have worked mainly on the 'main' lines via Cambridge or via Ipswich; don't know if they worked cross country (eg March-Ipswich via Bury St Edmunds) at this time; they did later. Atso-cad or, rarely, Foxhunter kit.

B17-the small tender 'Sandringhams' were those designed for the GE section, but by 1940, a number of large tendered 'Footballers', as modelled by Dapol, were on ex GE sheds as well, so a strong candidate. I don't have shed allocations for this time.

D16, two versions, also available from BH Enterprises kits, but the UM version is better for the loco; the UM tender drive is over scale for both B12/3 and D16, but it looks right. See Dr Al's thread on detailing the B12/3. The BH enterprise tender is closer to scale, though the loco is overheight to fit the Farish chassis. Can't remember if the B12s and D16 were still being rebuilt; if so, the unrebuilt versions of both also from BHE. Don't forget the 'Clauds' cam in a number of versions; principally round top or Belpaire boiler, and with original valancing or the 'Gresley' footplate.

B1-allocated to main line sheds at first, and seem to have worked on the two principal GE main lines. Don't know if they worked cross country.

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Martyn



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