Monthly Archives: July, 2012

Pannier returns

7792, GWR 0-6-0PT, made its way home from Yorkshire today after getting the Simon Greenwood treatment. Picture to follow.

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Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

This 63xx, an essential addition to the fleet on a cross-country line, did not last long. It was bought from a reputable dealer in April and failed in June with motion seizure after very limited running. The company took it back, sent it for repair and returned in a worse state than I had sent it. It was repatriated once again and a full refund given. Give the firm its due, I was not charged once for the four courier deliveries involved and there was no aggravation..

Haven’t got a 63xx though.

Along the Good Loop

Along the Good Loop

Through the bridge along the goods arrival road. The bridge is only in undercoat and needs detail painting, like soot stains on the underside of the arch. The strange kink in the cross-over is a result of an unsuccessful attempt to use a pair of ready-made PECO points where a scratch-built one would have been better. Also I now regret not going for a taller backdrop but that is redeemable in the future.

Looking South

Looking South

Looking away from the goods yard. The area available as a dumping ground for tools and domestic odds-and-ends is diminishing, The cream circular block will eventually be painted as support for the yard crane – another winter buildiing project.

Platform End

Platform End

The end of the main platform with horse-box bay and end-loading ramp. This image does not reveal the fact that the road that serves the station does not go anywhere – starting and ending with a hedge!

4815

4815

Another view of 4815 and its auto-trailer at the end of Platform 1 – not its usual habitat so must have been allowed there as a treat. This locomotive is the only one in my collection to have been weathered.

1334

1334

Ex-MSWJR 2-4-0 1334 poses on Platform 1

September 2011

September 2011

Ten months ago, no scenic backdrop, no ballast, rails and water crane unpainted. So some progress since then.

From the bridge

From the bridge

Reality in the garage with no extra sky photoshopped in to make it look good.

GWR meets MSWJR

GWR meets MSWJR

4510 runs in to Platform 1 passing 1334 waiting to depart on a cattle train. 1334 was bought at an exhibition some years ago – models of MSWJR locos are rare and I scraped the bottom of several piggy banks to buy this one before someone else snapped it up. Not a brilliant runner but nothing that can’t be sorted sometime this century.