Somerset Steam Railway: 00 Gauge Preserved Line- New Locos

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Somerset Steam Railway: 00 Gauge Preserved Line- New Locos

Postby manormadman » Thu Dec 16, 2010 8:38 pm

Hi, This is sort of a new layout so I'll post up a new thread. This is continued from this thread: viewtopic.php?f=22&t=27166&start=0. I am using the baseboard, track and rolling stock from this old layout. I was always taking the track to pieces in this as I wanted to get it easily operateable. Really this is my most serious layout of my life and I am determined to get it right. So please if you can give me loads of critisim and advice.

News
As of the 15th of December I have laid around a quarter of the track, and I WILL have at least half of the track laid for some Santa Specials. I WILL. In my previous thread I said that I will be using streamline, but I changed my mind as I needed the money so I used the old Hornby Setrack.

But I have a few opinon related questions. They are:
1. What shall I get with £90? (No kits except plastic)
2. What locomotive shall pull the Santa Specials? (Best rated 3 will be chosen. The locos are on the website in my signiture)

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Seb :D
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Re: Windmill Hill Railway, a Preserved Railway in 00 Gauge

Postby benny7820 » Thu Dec 16, 2010 8:45 pm

Sounds like it could be good!

manormadman wrote: What locomotive shall pull the Santa Specials?


Well speaking from experience, anything with steam heating front and rear ;)

A name and a modest size, me thinks a manor would be just perfect :)
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Re: Windmill Hill Railway, a Preserved Railway 00 Gauge

Postby manormadman » Thu Dec 16, 2010 9:49 pm

yeah I was thinkng along the lines of......................7820! Lets hope that the steam heat actually works in the shed. Or we'll have to cancell! The kids will kill me :wink:
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Re: Windmill Hill Railway, a Preserved Railway in 00 Gauge

Postby trainsandco » Thu Dec 16, 2010 10:36 pm

Nice.....I agree with the idea of a Manor? Hinton maybe ;) :P

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Re: Windmill Hill Railway, a Preserved Railway in 00 Gauge

Postby manormadman » Thu Dec 16, 2010 10:52 pm

MANOR MURDERER! YOU KILLED IT ON PURPUSE! :cry:
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Re: Windmill Hill Railway, a Preserved Railway in 00 Gauge

Postby kennyGWSR » Fri Dec 17, 2010 7:44 am

how about rounding the GWR 175 year off with a bang, use 7819 hinton manor and 4930 hagley hall on a rake of choc cream mk1s as a recreation of the ill fated train they hauled in 1985 (GWR150) and if you dont know about that, i will explain later. :)
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Re: Windmill Hill Railway, a Preserved Railway in 00 Gauge

Postby Twitcherboo45 » Fri Dec 17, 2010 3:08 pm

I agree with the manor point of view, but it has to be 7812 Bradley manor. Out of the two manors we have steaming at the moment (7802 & 7812 Earlstoke manor) Bradley is the better loco as it is fitted with experimental blast pipes and steams of nothing, plus you get a fantastic noise out of here. :)
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Re: Windmill Hill Railway, a Preserved Railway in 00 Gauge

Postby manormadman » Fri Dec 17, 2010 6:26 pm

Hi Twitcherboo45 There is a slight flaw with your plan. I will be getting 7802 for xmas and i want to do the Santa Specials before. Also Kenny I know what you mean by the GWR150 problem with 6000 failing at taunton and 7819 fighting on with 13 coaches and a failed diesel. Also I thought that 7827 Lydham Manor was running at the moment.
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Re: Windmill Hill Railway, a Preserved Railway in 00 Gauge

Postby kennyGWSR » Fri Dec 17, 2010 6:57 pm

manormadman wrote:Hi Twitcherboo45 There is a slight flaw with your plan. I will be getting 7802 for xmas and i want to do the Santa Specials before. Also Kenny I know what you mean by the GWR150 problem with 6000 failing at taunton and 7819 fighting on with 13 coaches and a failed diesel. Also I thought that 7827 Lydham Manor was running at the moment.
Regards seb

it actually had 2 class 37's on the back for the south devon banks. then the loco had a hot axle box but this cooled and hagley was sent overnight to bring the train back with the manor.
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Re: Windmill Hill Railway, a Preserved Railway in 00 Gauge

Postby manormadman » Fri Dec 17, 2010 8:27 pm

I heard on a video that the hot box was mended in under 1/2 an hour
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Re: Windmill Hill Railway, a Preserved Railway in 00 Gauge

Postby kennyGWSR » Fri Dec 17, 2010 8:49 pm

well thats how it ran with hagley wasnt it? :P
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Re: Windmill Hill Railway, a Preserved Railway in 00 Gauge

Postby manormadman » Fri Dec 17, 2010 10:07 pm

Is that a retorical question? And :P to you too. I mean on the way to Plymouth, not at Plymouth.
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Re: Windmill Hill Railway, a Preserved Railway in 00 Gauge

Postby Pedanticmongrel » Sat Dec 18, 2010 2:32 pm

kennyGWSR wrote:how about rounding the GWR 175 year off with a bang, use 7819 hinton manor and 4930 hagley hall on a rake of choc cream mk1s as a recreation of the ill fated train they hauled in 1985 (GWR150) and if you dont know about that, i will explain later. :)


that was one of the trains that was fine, the one on the easter sunday (as mentioned) with 6000 and 7819 was ill fated, as was the summertime run with 4930 and 5051.
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Re: Windmill Hill Railway, a Preserved Railway in 00 Gauge

Postby kennyGWSR » Sat Dec 18, 2010 5:41 pm

Pedanticmongrel wrote:
kennyGWSR wrote:how about rounding the GWR 175 year off with a bang, use 7819 hinton manor and 4930 hagley hall on a rake of choc cream mk1s as a recreation of the ill fated train they hauled in 1985 (GWR150) and if you dont know about that, i will explain later. :)


that was one of the trains that was fine, the one on the easter sunday (as mentioned) with 6000 and 7819 was ill fated, as was the summertime run with 4930 and 5051.

no ones perfect with there information dan. they did however take what would have been the king and the manors train. so technically it was ill fated, the king wasnt there. lucky hagley was available.
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Re: Windmill Hill Railway, a Preserved Railway in 00 Gauge

Postby manormadman » Sat Dec 18, 2010 6:44 pm

No updates on the layout front as the snow here is quite deep, but I bet there is tons in Wales. But it is melting fast. I still haven't made my mind up about what I want for Christmas, so I need some ideas. Can you guys help in the last week? I already know that Im getting 75005, 7802, a Bachmann GWR scenecraft footbridge and 2 Hornby collector club locos (this years, I don't know why 2 were sent). Has this happened to anyone else?
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