Sovereign Street Changes.

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Re: Sovereign Street Changes.

Postby Mountain » Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:02 am

I think making your own designs for your railway gives a good sense of realism to it. It is good to see this approach which once was common (Especially in the USA) but today not many do this. There are plenty of budget wagons for sale secondhand to convert their liveries into something different.
I also use the little 0-4-0 locos but I convert them to 7mm scale narrow gauge locos (0-16.5). I like this because I too can make an imaginary railway company though I have fun as I make most of my wagons from old 00 gauge bits and other scraps like lollypop sticks, tea sturers, tin cans etc. It is all fun!
I like your class 142. I used to work some of those. I preferred working the similar 143's as they were easier to find things like the light switch for the cab in the dark (Important for a guard!) and they rode nicer then the 142's which tended to be too bouncy, not to say the 143's were not. :mrgreen: I have to say though, out of all the different units I worked, the 143's were my favourite and the 142's if no 143 was there. So easy to see when operating the doors and the layout really suited the guards when working some of the problematic lines. They were just the right size. They also had a fair turn of speed, especially before the heavier floors and seats were fitted. The acceleration was impressive and if drivers didnt watch the speedometers one would be touching well into thew mid 80's on a 75mph train! The only problem with them is having 4 wheels per coach meant passenger comfort was compromised along with being like greenhouses, they were cold in the winter. Regular passengers, along with train crew soon found which seats the heaters were under (5 heaters per coach if I remember right) on cold frosty mornings. Sit behind a door and one would have the icy wind!
Enjoying 7mm narrow gauge.

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Re: Sovereign Street Changes.

Postby glencairn » Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:04 pm

Thanks for your comments Mountain.

The Class 142 is half owned by me and half owned by my son. When 'in service' it runs to/from Glencairn and Falkland Stations. When it is given a run round the 'circuit' it is funny seeing it travelling through Sovereign Street Station.

I like your idea of converting the 0.4.0 locos to 7mm scale narrow gauge. I saw a number of such locomotives at The Large Model Railway Exhibition, held this year near Leamington Spa.

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Re: Sovereign Street Changes.

Postby glencairn » Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:31 am

A busy time in the Goods Shed.
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Leeds Sovereign Street board up to just before the bus in the distance, All 4ft long by 1ft-10 inches wide.
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Is this part finished? I am happy with it (for now :D )
Now onto other parts of my railway empire. :D

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Re: Sovereign Street Changes.

Postby glencairn » Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:29 pm

Metcalfe Coal Office now a restroom for Calder Railway staff.
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Re: Sovereign Street Changes.

Postby Lancastrian » Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:07 pm

glencairn wrote:Is this part finished? I am happy with it (for now :D ) Glencairn

For Now? :D
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Re: Sovereign Street Changes.

Postby glencairn » Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:39 am

Lancastrian wrote:
glencairn wrote:Is this part finished? I am happy with it (for now :D ) Glencairn

For Now? :D


I had to make the restroom. The 'elf'n'safety guys were pestering me. :D

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Re: Sovereign Street Changes.

Postby Lancastrian » Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:50 am

glencairn wrote:
Lancastrian wrote:
glencairn wrote:Is this part finished? I am happy with it (for now :D ) Glencairn

For Now? :D
I had to make the restroom. The 'elf'n'safety guys were pestering me. :D Glencairn

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Re: Sovereign Street Changes.

Postby glencairn » Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:39 pm

Lancastrian wrote:'Wot' you as well. :lol:


I didn't take my 'elf'n'safety examination for nothing. :lol:

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Re: Sovereign Street Changes.

Postby glencairn » Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:13 pm

The new fiddle yard set up as Earlsheaton Junction
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Re: Sovereign Street Changes.

Postby glencairn » Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:07 pm

Whilst on Tyneside yesterday, I called into Pooleys Puffers, (no affiliation apart from being a happy customer). On one of the shelves was part of the Metcalfe Brewery; ready made. As I was going to buy the kit to make into warehouses the ready made article was purchased.
Now it is a case of shuffling things around to accommodate the new warehouses.

The houses, purchased over thirty years ago at an Exhibition at Central Hall, Westminster, London, have been removed. I am very reluctant to discard them. I shall have to find them a 'new home' as it were.
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The houses removed. The signal box and goods shed taking their place. The warehouses will be placed between the goods shed and Smith and Butler's, (the end building).
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Smith and Butler's at the far end. The two new warehouses. Then the goods shed.
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With a new backscene, the signal box is at the other side of the goods shed.
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Re: Sovereign Street Changes.

Postby glencairn » Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:19 pm

Now knowing where things are to be placed, 'major roadworks' are a priority.
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'A trial run'. Then to name the new warehouses.
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Re: Sovereign Street Changes.

Postby glencairn » Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:22 pm

The final positions of the two warehouses facing the track, making one long loading dock.
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Now to put it all together.

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Re: Sovereign Street Changes.

Postby Lancastrian » Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:34 pm

I know that this won't mean much to most of you, but you say 'G' that you have named your wagons after members of the family. Well you have amongst them my mother's surnames, both maiden and married. :D

Oh! and your layout is looking good. :D
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Re: Sovereign Street Changes.

Postby glencairn » Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:40 pm

Lancastrian wrote:I know that this won't mean much to most of you, but you say 'G' that you have named your wagons after members of the family. Well you have amongst them my mother's surnames, both maiden and married. :D


You're not saying "We could be related?" :lol:

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Re: Sovereign Street Changes.

Postby Lancastrian » Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:53 pm

glencairn wrote:
Lancastrian wrote:I know that this won't mean much to most of you, but you say 'G' that you have named your wagons after members of the family. Well you have amongst them my mother's surnames, both maiden and married. :D


You're not saying "We could be related?" :lol:

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