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by Tallpaul70
Sun Jun 07, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lower Thames Yard
Replies: 117
Views: 11502

Re: Lower Thames Yard

Boy, did we have some thunder storms here later yesterday, but no damage done! In my write up yesterday of the afternoon and evening passenger services on Lower Thames Goods Shed, I forgot one important item:- I need to run a Paddington to Maidenhead DMU in the late evening so there is a unit stabli...
by Tallpaul70
Sat Jun 06, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lower Thames Yard
Replies: 117
Views: 11502

Re: Lower Thames Yard

Good Afternoon All, I hope no one has suffered at the hands of the wind and the rain? We have quite a lot of small (tree!) branches down! I haven't got to sorting out the timings of the Maidenhead to Paddington and return trips yet , so will concentrate today on the afternoon and evening passenger t...
by Tallpaul70
Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lower Thames Yard
Replies: 117
Views: 11502

Re: Lower Thames Yard

I had intended today to detail the late afternoon and evening passemger trains on Lower Thames Goods Shed. However, as that would take a while and SHMBO has rescheduled my afternoon, I will limit myself to my latest thoughts on how to improve the flow of passenger traffic between 0900 and 1500:- It ...
by Tallpaul70
Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lower Thames Yard
Replies: 117
Views: 11502

Re: Lower Thames Yard

Well, that's summer over (in the UK at least!) At the end of my last posting, I said that the passenger trains on the High Wycombe Branch were not as varied as the morning and evening "rush". Apart from the arrival of the 121 and trailer back from Aylesbury at 0922 and the passing of the L...
by Tallpaul70
Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lower Thames Yard
Replies: 117
Views: 11502

Re: Lower Thames Yard

Good Afternoon everyone, This week I am looking at the coaching stock to run the trains on Lower Thames Goods Shed. Essentially these are the trains along the High Wycombe branch plus a couple of trains that started from Maidenhead towards Paddington or in the reverse direction. The first train of t...
by Tallpaul70
Sat May 30, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lower Thames Yard
Replies: 117
Views: 11502

Re: Lower Thames Yard

Here is another warm and sunny day to cheer us up? I had intended to post details of the coach sets for Lower Thames Goods Shed, but instead I am updating on a few recent posts and information I have found. The saga of sheet bars on china clay seems to have come to a conclusion whereby the only chin...
by Tallpaul70
Fri May 29, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lower Thames Yard
Replies: 117
Views: 11502

Re: Lower Thames Yard

Good Afternoon Everyone, They say things come in threes, and that is certainly true , for me, of yesterday! Fortunately only two of the three events were bad. So firstly, yesterday morning, I went for a walk, but unfortunately, taking care over social distancing, I tripped over a kerb, and landed fl...
by Tallpaul70
Wed May 27, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Anyone any ideas about the fitting of Internal Sheet Rails in china clay wagons?
Replies: 1
Views: 309

Anyone any ideas about the fitting of Internal Sheet Rails in china clay wagons?

Good Day All, In J.H. Russell's "Freight Wagons and Loads in service on the Great Western Railway and British Rail, Western Region" (Oxford Publishing 1981), figures 27 and 28 (the book does not do page numbers!!) show both ends of a 5 plank China Clay end door wagon W94071 fitted with an ...
by Tallpaul70
Wed May 27, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lower Thames Yard
Replies: 117
Views: 11502

Re: Lower Thames Yard

Ahh then rule number one stands for the later blue tarped wagons I have. The Dapol ones are actually limited edition private owner wagons from various commissioners. Thanks End2end Right, having looked at your St.Blazey thread, I now understand your approach! I have been doing further research on t...
by Tallpaul70
Tue May 26, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lower Thames Yard
Replies: 117
Views: 11502

Re: Lower Thames Yard

Thanks Tallpaul70 that's great. :) Funny you should mention sheeting. The Bachmann china clay wagons I have do indeed have peaked covers with a high bar yet the Dapol ones don't have either. Thanks End2end If your Bachmann China Clays have blue coloured hoods, then the hoods are the more modern &qu...
by Tallpaul70
Mon May 25, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lower Thames Yard
Replies: 117
Views: 11502

Re: Lower Thames Yard

Regarding the China Clay Wagon:- Maidenhead-T&G-4.jpg This is the best I can do at present, I will have a go at a closeup tomorrow? There is some discussion about the way the sheets were used prior to the Clay Hoods, as in many instances standard opens with sheet rails were used on the inlan...
by Tallpaul70
Sun May 24, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lower Thames Yard
Replies: 117
Views: 11502

Re: Lower Thames Yard

Good Afternoon All, Thinking about the information I had posted on my High Wycombe Branch goods trains over the last few days I decided that things might have got a bit confusing. So today I am posting the allocation of the wagon sets to each train together with details of what the sets contain:- Th...
by Tallpaul70
Fri May 22, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lower Thames Yard
Replies: 117
Views: 11502

Re: Lower Thames Yard

Here, fellow modellers, as promised, are some shots of my Thomas and Greens Pick up freight. I should say, that there are few couplings at present, although as a fixed set I will probably use narrow tension locks except for Kadees to both ends of the toad and loco, and to the outer end of the front ...
by Tallpaul70
Thu May 21, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lower Thames Yard
Replies: 117
Views: 11502

Re: Lower Thames Yard

Everyone warm enough? Should not grumble though, we need this weather to cheer us up. Started today on a high, found a weathered (or should I say dirtied?) Dapol blue spot Insulated fish van that I had mislaid. I really wanted it to include in my shots of the morning Fish Train last week, but ended ...
by Tallpaul70
Wed May 20, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lower Thames Yard
Replies: 117
Views: 11502

Re: Lower Thames Yard

Hi All, Just a quick post today to correct an error in my Monday's post, by which set 2 made 3 runs and set 6 only one! I should have said:- In this version the morning Slough to Hinksey freight still has sets 1 and 2, and the morning pick up to Thomas & Green’s set 3. But the morning Hinksey to...

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