St.Oval - A scenic Set Track Oval

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Re: St.Oval - A scenic Set Track Oval

Postby Dad-1 » Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:30 pm

Grim up North ..... Darker by the minute
If only I'd had time a BLUE diesel could have hauled ........ a cattle train, or is that a commuter train ? What's the difference ?

mumbles this is ex-GWR. not that Southern stuff !
This Might be my last locomotive although I have ideas to sound equip a few of my existing locos.

Anyway have a good family Christmas and I should find a few minutes before the end of 2017.

Geoff T.
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Re: St.Oval - A scenic Set Track Oval

Postby Dave » Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:26 pm

Dad-1 wrote:Grim up North ..... Darker by the minute
... a cattle train, or is that a commuter train ? What's the difference ?

No difference, we don't commute on trains up here, we walk to work in our clogs and flat caps :lol:

Have a good Christmas.

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Re: St.Oval - A scenic Set Track Oval

Postby mumbles » Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:31 pm

Dad-1 wrote:Grim up North ..... Darker by the minute
If only I'd had time a BLUE diesel could have hauled ........ a cattle train, or is that a commuter train ? What's the difference ?

mumbles this is ex-GWR. not that Southern stuff !
This Might be my last locomotive although I have ideas to sound equip a few of my existing locos.

Anyway have a good family Christmas and I should find a few minutes before the end of 2017.

Geoff T.



Indeed, but one made it to my line in WW2 with a rail gun... I want to make one!! As you can see though it has been converted to have pannier tanks etc

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Re: St.Oval - A scenic Set Track Oval

Postby mumbles » Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:48 pm

Another pic I found of a WD ex GWR Dean goods 8) 8) 8)

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Re: St.Oval - A scenic Set Track Oval

Postby Mountain » Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:15 am

It has extra water and equipment to hide smoke emissions? Also a Westinghouse brake compressor. I don't see a spark arresting chimney though so it wasn't needed to work in an area where they carried explosives in large quantities. Some spark arresting chimneys were made to the "Neath" design so were different to conventional types, but I dont see either type on this loco.
From what I see of the loco by the way it is kitted out, it was used either elsewhere in the UK which may have had locomotive shortages, or it was used abroad.
The loco actually looks like it may have been fitted out for working on the underground system?
It has intrigued me!

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Re: St.Oval - A scenic Set Track Oval

Postby mumbles » Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:49 am

one thing re the underground. These kind of rail guns were often hidden in tunnels locally so maybe that is relevant to the fitting?

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Re: St.Oval - A scenic Set Track Oval

Postby Dave » Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:51 pm

Any plans for a running session on the old girl in the near future Geoff :?:

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Re: St.Oval - A scenic Set Track Oval

Postby Dad-1 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:10 pm

Dave,

With my 2 new 6 wheel Oxford Rail Toad brake vans I'm thinking of doing
a Brake Van Special, what else can one do with 16 assorted brake vans ?

I'm not tempted when at -2 with moisture dripping off the frosted interior
of the corrugated roof as it thaws ....... a real comfortable environment !!

I've had to clean the rails !!! Even DCC locos are reluctant to perform well
under these conditions - nothing less than a scale 3 MPH is reliable.

Geoff T.
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Re: St.Oval - A scenic Set Track Oval

Postby Dave » Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:15 pm

I look forward to better weather :lol:

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Re: St.Oval - A scenic Set Track Oval

Postby Dad-1 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:13 pm

It's almost tropical today, well 4 degrees C so I mustered all my GWR brake vans into
a train. Here are the less than sparkling results :-

https://youtu.be/GyTLMAvHU0Q

Brake van allocations :- Rhymney; Penzance; Newport Maesglas;
Bridport; Oswestry; Merthyr (Plymouth St); Gloucester; Cardiff;
Bordesley Junction; Cae Harris; Worcester;

Obviously I have a few BR vans as well - Is this enough ?????????

Geoff T.
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Re: St.Oval - A scenic Set Track Oval

Postby End2end » Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:21 pm

With that many brakes I'm surprised it moves at all. :o :lol:
I've got some catching up to do. I only have St.Blazey, Bodmin, Par and Owestry. I need the Penzance one to go with them at least! :mrgreen:
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Re: St.Oval - A scenic Set Track Oval

Postby Lysander » Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:32 pm

[quote="Mountain"]It has extra water and equipment to hide smoke emissions? [/quote

Nope, the pipes are part of the engine's condensing apparatus which both saves wastage of water and raises the temperature of the water in the side tanks slightly. The GWR had similarly fitted Panniers as did the LNER for some of their tanks.

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Re: St.Oval - A scenic Set Track Oval

Postby Dave » Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:03 pm

Thanks Geoff, and a personal mention in the movie as well, I am honoured.

So simple yet so effective, a truly lovely layout.

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Re: St.Oval - A scenic Set Track Oval

Postby Mountain » Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:42 pm

I've seen the panniers fitted with this equipment. It is very interesting. LNER... Like the N2? Once had a beautiful Mainline example. It ran like a dream and looked the part to!

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Re: St.Oval - A scenic Set Track Oval

Postby Lysander » Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:56 pm

One of these Mountain...

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