Goatbridge, N.Yorks.

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Blue_2
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Re: Goatbridge, N.Yorks.

Postby Blue_2 » Wed Sep 04, 2013 3:23 pm

...which never crossed my mind at all Don, noo! :wink:
I've not much to report engineering-wise from Goatbridge, preparing our jet for an imminent run seems to be taking all my free time. I did find time to visit a car boot sale on Sunday though, and acquired some railway gear. More on that soon; first a day off on Monday meant room could be made for the new acquisitions. First new acquisitions, a pair of those cheap Mk1's everyone else seemes to have pounced on too.
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Surprisingly good for the money!
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I needed to clear all the coach stock from the sidings to get the crane out, as I was moving it to the front where the flooded out loco shed had been. The Mongrel Scot and Class 20 managed this between them, before the crane was dragged out
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And onto its new home.
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The Scot then shifted the new coaches
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Before picking up a brake van and trundling off to pick up Sunday's acquisitions
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She returned a short time later (ie after I'd got them all out of the carrier bag!)
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The crane has gone to live in what has now become the engineering department's corner/yard, pending restoration
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But after a repair to one coupling on the Lowmac these 2 are ready for service!
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At some point I'll tart the Lowmac up a bit, but the circus wagon is the beginning of the circus train my mrs wants me to build up...
I also got another slightly tatty showman's traction engine
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I figured rather than restore it I'd roll it back to being a working engine, seeing as I already have a spotless showman's engine. After some attention with a razor saw, some paint, and that bent axle straightening here it is
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So, a crane, lowmac, circus wagon, bus, traction engine, and some other oddments. Not bad for less than £15...
Finally a couple of shots I took in natural light. Including one overview of the now slightly tidier layout...
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I believe Bert may have snuck a long overdue reappearance after far too long too! ;)
Weekend toy, Victor XL231's blog- http://victorxl231.blogspot.com/ Admittedly not a train, but classic, British and LOUD!
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Re: Goatbridge, N.Yorks.

Postby Alexander Court » Wed Sep 04, 2013 4:16 pm

Haha looking good, I dare say that your new coaches need a bit of weathering up to match the locos a bit more :P The cranes look nice, I don't think i'll be selling sid's circus train while going N, even though they make a lot of money :P look forward to seeing it being made :P

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Re: Goatbridge, N.Yorks.

Postby DonB » Thu Sep 05, 2013 1:16 am

I see Bert!
He's peeking above the Mongrel Scot's tender! :)
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Re: Goatbridge, N.Yorks.

Postby Blue_2 » Mon Sep 09, 2013 3:54 pm

I daresay the paints will be coming out soon for weathering up the coaches; they really do stand out as looking plasticky compared to the other coaching stock I have. But for the money I ain't grumbling, and they do run nicely!
Don that indeed be he! :D
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Re: Goatbridge, N.Yorks.

Postby Blue_2 » Tue Sep 17, 2013 3:29 pm

Another loco arrived last week, in the form of a poorly pug.
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I got it running, then set about making good the abuse the bodywork had suffered. Now I could do things the easy way and buy a new cab... But no. I chose instead to make one from plastic card
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Assembled and painted
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And weathered and added to the active roster at Goatbridge :)
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Quite happy with that. Just need to get on with the layout proper again now.
Weekend toy, Victor XL231's blog- http://victorxl231.blogspot.com/ Admittedly not a train, but classic, British and LOUD!
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Re: Goatbridge, N.Yorks.

Postby Alexander Court » Tue Sep 17, 2013 7:02 pm

Nice job on the cab, blends right in after being dirtied up :P

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Re: Goatbridge, N.Yorks.

Postby Blue_2 » Sat Jan 04, 2014 9:34 am

Soo... It looks like I've neglected my railway a tad recently. Life, a load of model building commissions, and lots of activity with the aircraft mean I've had zero time to devote to Goatbridge. I am easing myself back into it though, as the track hasn't been used for 3 months or so it's part way through being cleaned, and I have another restoration project on the bench, most of which came off ebay...
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From a tenderless, non-runner with a smashed shell it's come on a bit over the Christmas holidays!
Weekend toy, Victor XL231's blog- http://victorxl231.blogspot.com/ Admittedly not a train, but classic, British and LOUD!
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Re: Goatbridge, N.Yorks.

Postby Alexander Court » Sun Jan 05, 2014 12:10 am

I have to admit I've been fairly neglecting my trains too as I don't have a layout anymore cause we are waiting to move out still. Oh and I sold practically all my track. Good to see that you're getting back into it, hope to see how this years first restoration job goes :P looks fairly smart already, what was it before it was broken?

Alex

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Re: Goatbridge, N.Yorks.

Postby Blue_2 » Mon Jan 13, 2014 9:10 am

Here you are Alex, Princess Victoria.
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In other news, I've treated my Pug to a proper Hornby cab. My built one was just too tall, so it's off to the scrap yard.
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Another work in progress...
Weekend toy, Victor XL231's blog- http://victorxl231.blogspot.com/ Admittedly not a train, but classic, British and LOUD!
My OO work in progress: viewtopic.php?f=22&t=36766


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