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by Tallpaul70
Wed May 06, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lower Thames Yard
Replies: 117
Views: 11489

Re: Lower Thames Yard

Good Evening Folks, Following on from yesterday's post I decided this morning to pull together the set of vans that I would use for the 2010 Maidenhead to Reading Parcels in Lower Thames Yard, (or in the smaller Lower Thames Goods Shed currently under construction it will be the 2010 Maidenhead to S...
by Tallpaul70
Tue May 05, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lower Thames Yard
Replies: 117
Views: 11489

Re: Lower Thames Yard

Good Afternoon one and all, This week I am starting with the vehicles of the 2010 Maidenhead to Reading Parcels as detailed in the 1961 Carriage Working book, as well as details of the vans that I intend to use to portray this working. The basic working comprised 4 vans:- a) The first van is a GUV. ...
by Tallpaul70
Mon May 04, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lower Thames Yard
Replies: 117
Views: 11489

Re: Lower Thames Yard

Good Afternoon to all, For a change, here in Bedfordshire it is sunny with little wind, so we have spent the morning on spring cleaning the raised vegetable beds ready for the courgette plants from last years left over seed that are currently threatening to take over the greenhouse! I am just decidi...
by Tallpaul70
Sun May 03, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lower Thames Yard
Replies: 117
Views: 11489

Re: Lower Thames Yard

Good Afternoon everyone, I thought I would round off the week by sharing the latest version of the Lower Thames Goods Shed Plan and (yet more) notes about the 0720 Reading to Slough Fish and Parcels train! So the latest version of the Goods Shed Layout Plan, as I suggested a few posts back, has used...
by Tallpaul70
Fri May 01, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lower Thames Yard
Replies: 117
Views: 11489

Re: Lower Thames Yard

Hi All, Reference the parcels train discusses last time, the details I have are as follows:- Carriage Working Diagram:- Formation Item From To Brake Van Oxford Slough Vans Various Twyford to Slough Formed with Traffic from 1840 York, 2150 Shrewsbury, 2055 Birkenhead, 2222 York. The Photo:- From page...
by Tallpaul70
Thu Apr 30, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lower Thames Yard
Replies: 117
Views: 11489

Re: Lower Thames Yard

Hi everyone, Here in a wet and chilly Bedfordshire, where it seems like we have had all of April's showers (who is April??) in the last couple of days, I am still trying to get a round tuit, in terms of completing this week's modelling jobs. Have managed to sketch version 2 of Lower Thames Goods She...
by Tallpaul70
Tue Apr 28, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lower Thames Yard
Replies: 117
Views: 11489

Re: Lower Thames Yard

Good day to you All, from a wet and breezy Bedfordshire, I have completed the first redraw of the Lower Thames Goods Yard layout to the larger size as per my yesterday's posting., but have put it on one side until tomorrow to look at it with refreshed eyes as I'm not quite happy with it.. I need als...
by Tallpaul70
Mon Apr 27, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lower Thames Yard
Replies: 117
Views: 11489

Re: Lower Thames Yard

Hi Everyone, Only time for a few comments today. Firstly, the opportunities for people to start the build on my 12ft x8ft Lower Thames Yard layout with seemingly only a slow removal of lockdown after the next review in two weeks time, seems tobe along way in the future. Therefore I need to move forw...
by Tallpaul70
Sun Apr 26, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lower Thames Yard
Replies: 117
Views: 11489

Re: Lower Thames Yard

Good Afternoon One and All, Here are my latest thoughts on Lower Thames Goods Shed after a session checking the timetable moves, which suggests I need two more sidings in the scenic area:- One is needed to hold:- a) an early morning GUV or Syphon G that arrives from Paddington. In reality it was on ...
by Tallpaul70
Sat Apr 25, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lower Thames Yard
Replies: 117
Views: 11489

Re: Lower Thames Yard

Good Afternoon everyone, Perhaps a word or two about the operation of Lower Thames Goods Shed" might be useful? All the trains though short, when operated in "serious" mode, will be according to the 1961 WTT for the Maidenhead to High Wycombe branch. So most trains will run from the f...
by Tallpaul70
Fri Apr 24, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lower Thames Yard
Replies: 117
Views: 11489

Re: Lower Thames Yard

Hi One and All, A number of house and family things got in the way of modelling yesterday, but I have managed to sketch out a plan for Lower Thames Goods Shed, which is attached. I should remind readers that the idea of this small 5ft6in x 3ft 00 DCC layout is to allow me to run a few trains testing...
by Tallpaul70
Wed Apr 22, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lower Thames Yard
Replies: 117
Views: 11489

Re: Lower Thames Yard

Afternoon All, I am not going to try to make any progress today on the modelling front, unless I decide to take my frustrations out on one of my old gash models? The reason for saying this is that I spent the morning trying to sort two problems indirectly related to modelling, and not really cured e...
by Tallpaul70
Tue Apr 21, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Use of B sets during 1950s/60s In the Thames Valley
Replies: 0
Views: 341

Use of B sets during 1950s/60s In the Thames Valley

Hello All, My layout Lower Thames Valley is an interpretation of the Relief Lines and the start of the High Wycombe Branch at Maidenhead in 1960/2. I have a couple of B sets but cannot find in the carriage working diagram book any use of them in the area in my timeframe, but does anyone have any evi...
by Tallpaul70
Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lower Thames Yard
Replies: 117
Views: 11489

Re: Lower Thames Yard

Good Afternoon one and all, Yesterday, while clearing the accumulations from the middle of the "Lower Thames Goods Shed" board I came across a box of part built Coopercraft kits. Last night I sorted these out and found that there were 5 Cattles and 4 Minks. One cattle was actually an Airfi...
by Tallpaul70
Mon Apr 20, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lower Thames Yard
Replies: 117
Views: 11489

Re: Lower Thames Yard

Hi All, Today I've made a start on Lower Thames Goods Shed. I have cleared all the boxed and unboxed locos that had accumulated in the middle of the board from running tests. Tomorrow I need to move the desk and board out from the corner it is currently in so that I can get to all sides. Just realiz...

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