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by Tallpaul70
Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lower Thames Yard
Replies: 117
Views: 11469

Re: Lower Thames Yard

Good Afternoon All, I haven't posted anything for a few days because the arrival of my sound fitted green Bachmann 121 prompted me to get on with making one circuit round Lower Thames Goods Shed useable as I had nowhere to test run it! So now I have got the Wycombe branch through Branch platform cir...
by Tallpaul70
Sat Jul 25, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lower Thames Yard
Replies: 117
Views: 11469

Re: Lower Thames Yard

Good Afternoon All, I hope you are being good and wearing your masks in shops and the other listed places? I just hope that the measures do reduce the spread of the virus and give everyone more confidence to visit shops. I have my doubts but hope to be proven wrong! Meanwhile, my modelling has not p...
by Tallpaul70
Tue Jul 21, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lower Thames Yard
Replies: 117
Views: 11469

Re: Lower Thames Yard

Good afternoon everyone, A couple of weeks ago I posted about the Goods Shed for my "Lower Thames Goods Shed" and its larger development "Lower Thames Yard" layouts. One problem for the Yard layout is that I have little information about the 1947 built extension to the Goods Shed...
by Tallpaul70
Mon Jul 13, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lower Thames Yard
Replies: 117
Views: 11469

Re: Lower Thames Yard

Good Afternoon All, I have been updating my plans for the scenic boards on Lower Thames Yard. Firstly, in Board 4, below, I have redrawn the Goods Shed to better show the Original brick portion and the later block built extension. I would be grateful for any photos of the extension as currently I on...
by Tallpaul70
Fri Jul 10, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lower Thames Yard
Replies: 117
Views: 11469

Re: Lower Thames Yard

Good Afternoon Everyone, I have updated Lower Thames Yard in line with my comments in my last post, so I have revised the approach road and added the weighbridge office and yard front wall/gate, but I am playing around with the position of Grenfell road along the front of board 5:- I have tried a br...
by Tallpaul70
Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lower Thames Yard
Replies: 117
Views: 11469

Re: Lower Thames Yard

Good Afternoon All, Here is a couple of Lower Thames Yard sketches that explain how I intend to model Maidenhead Station Approach and Grenfell Road. Remember the railway only portrays the Relief Lines and the Wycombe Branch. The two tracks to the outside of the lines (bottom of the plans are the dow...
by Tallpaul70
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lower Thames Yard
Replies: 117
Views: 11469

Re: Lower Thames Yard

Hello there, Today I have got back to modeling by making a start on the Goods Shed for my Lower Thames Goods Shed layout. This will be built so that it can easily be extended for the Goods Shed on Lower Thames Yard, although the easiest way to do the extension might be to keep the brick built shed t...
by Tallpaul70
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lower Thames Yard
Replies: 117
Views: 11469

Re: Lower Thames Yard

Hi everybody, Today has been a good day even though I have done little modeling! I took my first real trip to the town centre this morning since the start of lockdown. Even though visiting my local model shop was not on my agenda I did manage to sort a number of issues that it is not practical to de...
by Tallpaul70
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lower Thames Yard
Replies: 117
Views: 11469

Re: Lower Thames Yard

Hi All, Here are a few thoughts to start off the week:- Looks like my wallet will get a severe pounding sometime soon with the arrival of Bachmann class 117s and 121s One interesting comparison will be between the Dapol Bubblecars and the Bachmann ones. I will post some photos and my thoughts when t...
by Tallpaul70
Sat Jun 20, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lower Thames Yard
Replies: 117
Views: 11469

Re: Lower Thames Yard

I have had a good end to this week with today's arrival from Hattons of a Hornby New WR 2-6-2T. So tomorrow I aim to unpack it and post comparison photos with one of my earlier Hornby versions of this loco. Hope at the same time to photo both locos with Bachmann Mk1 suburbans and Hornby Collett subu...
by Tallpaul70
Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lower Thames Yard
Replies: 117
Views: 11469

Re: Lower Thames Yard

Firstly, My apologies if the table I tried to include in my last posting was difficult to understand. I had forgotten that the software of this site does dot like such items! I guess I should have included this as an attachment, but the last time I tried an attachment, it did not work well! So movin...
by Tallpaul70
Sun Jun 14, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lower Thames Yard
Replies: 117
Views: 11469

Re: Lower Thames Yard

Events have transpired against my aim suggested in my last posting, of taking and posting passenger train photos for the moment, so they are still pending! Meanwhile I have been looking at the number of trains required for Lower Thames Goods Yard and the siding capacity to hold them to make sure I a...
by Tallpaul70
Thu Jun 11, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lower Thames Yard
Replies: 117
Views: 11469

Re: Lower Thames Yard

I thought readers of this thread might like the following from today's paper:- "Pretentious Job Title of the Night McKenzie's a " Performance Ambassador" for Trans Pennine Express (!) ( my italics and exclamation mark!) We saw him on "The Railway 24/7" (Channel 5) helping pe...
by Tallpaul70
Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lower Thames Yard
Replies: 117
Views: 11469

Re: Lower Thames Yard

Good afternoon to you all, I thought I would update you on my researches in sorting out the possibilities for Paddington to Maidenhead and reverse trains for the right side of Lower Thames Goods Shed, which is proving a challenge! The steam hauled trains in particular are complicated by a number of ...
by Tallpaul70
Mon Jun 08, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lower Thames Yard
Replies: 117
Views: 11469

Re: Lower Thames Yard

So, as I proposed in an earlier posting, a start has been made on analyzing the Paddington to Reading and return suburban trains running outside the rush hours with a view to modelling them as Paddington to Maidenhead and return trains by running one steam set and one DMU alternately around the righ...

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