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by Tallpaul70
Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lower Thames Yard
Replies: 117
Views: 9630

Re: Lower Thames Yard

Hi All, Latest job completed is a version of the Thame plan showing the signal locations as below, and layout track plan below:- thame - signals diagram-semaphore - rotated.jpg thame-layout plus scenery-rotated.jpg I would do the signals myself as they are simple:- Fixed Distant, Home, Starter and A...
by Tallpaul70
Sat Oct 10, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lower Thames Yard
Replies: 117
Views: 9630

Re: Lower Thames Yard

Good Afternoon to you All, In this post I'll record a few thoughts about the "modern eras" at Thame:- There was a scheme worked up by Chiltern Railways to rebuild the Thame line as a way to get them to Oxford. So in my model world this was done and the actual (and cheaper) cord at Bicester...
by Tallpaul70
Fri Oct 09, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lower Thames Yard
Replies: 117
Views: 9630

Re: Lower Thames Yard

Good Afternoon All, Apologies for lack of postings, a few family and domestic things got in the way! More NG Pics to come later! I spent part of this morning working out the 10 trains and their locos for the first stage of "Thame" in the three eras I want to model. As Thame never existed a...
by Tallpaul70
Tue Sep 29, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lower Thames Yard
Replies: 117
Views: 9630

Re: Lower Thames Yard

Good Afternoon All,

Here, as promised are some photos of the NGR. One from Sunday, and two of yesterday's engineers train.

NGR -27-09.jpg
778 Has just returned to service.


NGR-Engineers-1.jpg
I wonder if the chap at the right is asking where the coal is?


NGR-Engineers-4.jpg
And at the other end of the train......


Cheers
Paul
by Tallpaul70
Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lower Thames Yard
Replies: 117
Views: 9630

Re: Lower Thames Yard

Hi there all of you. Three activities to report today:- 1) Making progress on reading the three books that arrived on Saturday. First there is CR Potts Oakwood Press book on the Oxford to Princes Risborough line, which has some useful details and interesting photos. Secondly there was Bill Simpson's...
by Tallpaul70
Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lower Thames Yard
Replies: 117
Views: 9630

Re: Lower Thames Yard

Good Day All, Looking through relevant articles and photos in various GWJs this morning I realized that both Thame and High Wycombe goods sheds had extensions. So my work on the Maidenhead and Witney examples might not be wasted! Also the same trawl bought up another, and better picture of the Witne...
by Tallpaul70
Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lower Thames Yard
Replies: 117
Views: 9630

Re: Lower Thames Yard

Not a lot to report today. Spent the morning with my 1961 London Division Local Carriage and DMU workings book sorting out what sets were used on the Oxford to Princes Risborough line through Thame. I also redid the set of books and GWJs I keep immediately to hand to reflect the change in location. ...
by Tallpaul70
Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Info sought on the Oxford to Princes Risborough Line
Replies: 0
Views: 192

Info sought on the Oxford to Princes Risborough Line

For an upcoming 00 gauge model, I am looking for information on the Oxford to Princes Risborough line, in particular Thame, in the period 1958-63. I have the R A Cooke section 27 plans, the Middleton Press book and the Richard Lingard Book, plus all the GWJs. So what I am after is the more obscure m...
by Tallpaul70
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lower Thames Yard
Replies: 117
Views: 9630

Re: Lower Thames Yard

Good Morning All, Firstly, an apology for not posting anything for nearly a month, but what I am writing below, will, I hope explain this? Unfortunately, the guys down to build the layout have concluded that they cannot see when in the future they can start again building complex layouts such as min...
by Tallpaul70
Mon Aug 24, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lower Thames Yard
Replies: 117
Views: 9630

Re: Lower Thames Yard

Hi Folks, This afternoon I am going to continue my look at locos that might share decoder types by looking at Southwest Digitals analysis of SR loco decoders into which I am adding my own thoughts. I will make clear which are my own inputs! Southwest Digital's analysis of SR loco decoders is not as ...
by Tallpaul70
Thu Aug 20, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lower Thames Yard
Replies: 117
Views: 9630

Re: Lower Thames Yard

Good afternoon fellow modelers, Its nice to see the sun shining (at least it is in South Bedfordshire!) after several wet and miserable days! I have been amusing myself inside the house with a few locos, wagons, and a small amount of track assembled as a shunting layout on the dining room table. For...
by Tallpaul70
Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lower Thames Yard
Replies: 117
Views: 9630

Re: Lower Thames Yard

Hi there, I promised in my last post that I would post a distillation of the information from the South West Digital site that relates to decoders for Great Western/Western Region locos. So here goes:- South West Digital have divided the GWR/WR steam locos into four groups. each of which it has assi...
by Tallpaul70
Mon Aug 17, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lower Thames Yard
Replies: 117
Views: 9630

Re: Lower Thames Yard

Good day All, Over the last year I have been investigating the wider use of Hornby TTS Decoders in locos other than the locos they are named for. In the last few weeks, I have been doing more on this due to the introduction of the Hall TTS decoder. Last week, I found some useful information on South...
by Tallpaul70
Sun Aug 09, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lower Thames Yard
Replies: 117
Views: 9630

Re: Lower Thames Yard

Hi All, Have had a week off from modelling as there was a number of jobs around the house needing doing and we had thoughts of a few days away, hence no postings. The jobs got done (just!) but the high temperatures put pay to thoughts of getting away particularly seeing the coast getting increasingl...
by Tallpaul70
Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lower Thames Yard
Replies: 117
Views: 9630

Re: Lower Thames Yard

Good Afternoon Everyone, Took delivery today of a batch of TTS decoders from New Modellers Shop. They comprised a Hall, a Black 5, a Class 47 and a Class 66. The Class 66 is for the 2016 version of Lower Thames Yard. Meanwhile, I am still solving running problem on the track of Lower Thames Goods Sh...

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