Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914/1919 theme

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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914/1919 theme

Postby glencairn » Mon Jun 21, 2021 2:31 pm

I did a locomotive exchange with Mountain. He sent me some clockwork locomotives. My intention is to have a small garden layout.
It is raining. I ran the locomotive on my layout in the train room. A daft half hour of nonsense and having fun.

Here are a couple of pictures.

Waiting at the signal with a train bound for Barnbow.

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On a passenger service.

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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914/1919 theme

Postby Daniel » Mon Jun 21, 2021 2:46 pm

Me sigues matando con el desarmadero!

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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914/1919 theme

Postby glencairn » Mon Jun 21, 2021 2:53 pm

Daniel wrote:Me sigues matando con el desarmadero!

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Keep out of the scrap yard then. :lol: Dangerous places. :)

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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914/1919 theme

Postby Mountain » Tue Jun 22, 2021 1:42 am

What is fun about them is when they really start to free themselves up, is winding them just far enough to get them to glide in and stop at a station. Many years ago they used to get them to run in such a way that they would stop just where they needed to. It was meant to be a fine art, as each loco behaved differently.

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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914/1919 theme

Postby glencairn » Tue Jun 22, 2021 10:14 am

Mountain wrote:What is fun about them is when they really start to free themselves up, is winding them just far enough to get them to glide in and stop at a station. Many years ago they used to get them to run in such a way that they would stop just where they needed to. It was meant to be a fine art, as each loco behaved differently.



Yes I agree. By giving them loaded trucks to pull adds to the fun. :D

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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914/1919 theme

Postby Mountain » Tue Jun 22, 2021 10:45 am

When my brother was young and he had a clockwork set, with its circle of 1st radius track, we used to get around 15 laps per wind which wasn't bad considering it was pulling its three wagons. My nieces and nephews ended up with that on a board I made for them and they never used it, and it then dissapeared in a house move which I was not too thrilled about.

The ability to run trains regardless of an electricity supply is ideal for testing ones track before one does the wiring.

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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914/1919 theme

Postby glencairn » Sun Jul 11, 2021 5:05 pm

The puddles at Clarence Dock are still there. A thick layer of varnish with a thin piece of plastic over the top. if and when it gets dusty, a wipe with the corner of a damp cloth. The 'damp' patches on the floor is simply a coating of varnish with more 'coats' in places giving the impression of areas drying out and other areas not.

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A simple self explanatory scene at Clarence Dock.

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A Prince of Wales Collieries wagon. A must have wagon bringing personal memories to our family of a story 'handed down' since the 1930s.

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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914/1919 theme

Postby Chops » Wed Jul 14, 2021 6:44 pm

Marvelous ambience.
Nessie rocks!

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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914/1919 theme

Postby glencairn » Fri Jul 16, 2021 7:51 pm

Chops wrote:Marvelous ambience.


Thank you once again, Chops. I am trying to keep it relaxing even when a lot of things are going on. :)

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