Steam Trains to Sovereign Street.

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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street.

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Post by glencairn » Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:33 pm

Halsted wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:02 am
This layout never sleeps ! There is always something on the move ! :D
What started as a little railway to run a few 0.4.0 locomotives that I had 'lying around' has 'like Topsy' grown and grown. Now I have three Railway Companies on the layout and I run trains as such. Okay, the timescale is supposed to be 1914 and many items are 'wrong', (Rivet counters are barred.) but Rule 1 applies throughout -- until the grandchildren visit. :lol:

Most of all, it is a really 'fun' layout to operate.

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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street.

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Post by glencairn » Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:25 pm

Is a layout ever finished?

A general view from Sovereign Street Yard looking towards Glenburnie Station
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Calder Railway locomotive 'Bezel' pauses from shunting whilst goods train pass in the station.
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'The Bridge' To and from Leeds LNWR Goods Yard (aka The Fiddle Yard).

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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street.

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Post by JohnSmithUK » Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:40 pm

I like that bridge, the drawers underneath add a certain something too.

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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street.

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Post by glencairn » Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:00 pm

JohnSmithUK wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:40 pm
I like that bridge, the drawers underneath add a certain something too.
The bridge was made over two years ago. It can actually lift off, (but not often).

The drawers are marked London/Edinburgh East Coast. London/Glasgow West Coast. Aberdeen. Inverness. They have diesel engines in them to run on my diesel layout.

Why the naming on the drawers? If a train departs to London via Glasgow; upon arriving at the fiddle yard the engine is placed in the London/Glasgow drawer. I now know that engine cannot suddenly arrive at Glenburnie from Aberdeen; only from London. Simple yet effective.

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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street.

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Post by glencairn » Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:56 am

Yesterday, a friend gave me the T W Gascoigne Traction Engine. Having two traction engines does that make a collection? :lol:
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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street.

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Post by jaz avalley » Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:24 pm

love the traction engines, the plastic yellow wheels might be worth painting yellow to tone the plastic look down, but regardless nice little touches :)

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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street.

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Post by jaz avalley » Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:26 pm

talking of yellow, i notice the figure with yellow hair, grrr i hate the manufacturers who do that, if they use ochre (you can over paint yourself) the figures stop standing out like road work neon signs LOL.

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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street.

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Post by glencairn » Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:11 pm

jaz avalley wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:26 pm
talking of yellow, i notice the figure with yellow hair, grrr i hate the manufacturers who do that, if they use ochre (you can over paint yourself) the figures stop standing out like road work neon signs LOL.
Another picture of the traction engine. Walter Gascoigne has finally got rid of his straw coloured hair.
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The wheels on the traction engine are the next job on the list. :)

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New tank wagons have been purchased and are getting their first run round the layout.

Passing Wyndham Farm
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And at Sovereign Street Station.
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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street.

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Post by glencairn » Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:47 am

I am impatient. As much as the Hattons four wheelers are looking good. Waiting a couple of years maybe for them would drive me crazy.
Having a small surplus of Hornby four wheelers, I thought of repainting a couple or three.

Here are my efforts. Not 100% but they are better than not running at all. Now they are 'through coaches from other areas'.

The two coaches next to the engine have (imo ) the GWR ness removed and are now in Leeds Scarcroft & Wetherby Railway Livery.
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Here is 'Clarabel' from the Thomas the Tank range repainted, It could do with another coat of paint. Don't worry friends of Thomas; I have another set of Annie and Clarabel coaches.
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and here is a representation of a LNWR coach.
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Now all my four wheelers are fully utilised

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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street.

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Post by glencairn » Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:08 pm

The overall view of Sovereign Street and Yard.
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The wagons in the yard are of members of my family.
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Trying to achieve an Industrial look.
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