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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:27 pm
by Lysander
glencairn wrote:
Lysander wrote:Your L&Y fish and GN meat - are they card overlays?

Tony


Yes, Tony. I bought them off a company who sells them on fleabay. £1.99 for three different ones (incl. P&P). The T & J Harrison one (and others of members of my family) I printed myself.

Glencairn


I did wonder. These were also produced by Kenline in the 1950s as wood / card / white metal kits. They made the same van as the L&Y fish but in its later LMS livery. These very occasionally come up on eBay but are quite difficult to make as the card has to be cut very carefully and built up by layers to achieve realistic surface detail.

Tony

Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:38 am
by glencairn
Here are some I bought with some I made with the 'help' of the grandchildren. They love it when they see 'their' wagons travel n the layout.

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Glencairn

Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:28 pm
by PLB
A wonderful little world. I really like it.

Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:12 pm
by glencairn
PLB wrote:A wonderful little world. I really like it.


Thanks PLB. It's a fun railway with 'snapshots from my life'.

Glencairn

Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:12 pm
by glencairn
Is there going to be WAR? It is late evening. An LSWR locomotive the level crossing near Marston's Scrap Yard with an aircraft from Blackburn Aircraft Works, Roundhay. Everything is in a hurry. The aircraft hasn't been covered over.

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Glencairn

Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:57 pm
by glencairn
Early morning at Sovereign Street.
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Wagons waiting in the yard for shipment North.
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Glencairn

Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:10 am
by joshv8
glencairn wrote:Is there going to be WAR?
Glencairn


I hope so! As long as the krauts dont bomb sovereign street

Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:35 pm
by glencairn
joshv8 wrote:
glencairn wrote:Is there going to be WAR?
Glencairn


I hope so! As long as the krauts dont bomb sovereign street


I hope they don't either. :lol:

When I was a 'nipper' living in Leeds, I heard many a story of the Germans bombing Marsh Lane Goods Yard. No sooner had the yard been repaired, over would 'pop' Jerry and try and flatten it again. Over the road from Marsh Lane was 'The Woodpecker Inn'. In 1940 the Inn received a direct hit.
The Inn was rebuilt (The locals must have been a thirsty lot. :lol: ) On subsequent raids the Woodpecker received many pieces of shrapnel. Some pieces were still there in 1960s (and possibly until it was pulled down late 80s?)

The Landlord at the Crown & Anchor across the road from Sovereign Street may be a little apprehensive. :lol:
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Glencairn

Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street

Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:00 am
by joshv8
Just cant fault them for rebuilding the pub mate :D

Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street

Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:30 pm
by glencairn
joshv8 wrote:Just cant fault them for rebuilding the pub mate :D


I used to pass the pub virtually every day, but never went in it.

Wagons being shunted to the relevant businesses.
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A general view of Sovereign Street from the control area.
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The track behind North Road
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Glencairn

Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:00 pm
by glencairn
Another load from Kirkstall Forge on the way to Barnbow Munitions Factory.
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A Leeds, Scarcoft & Wetherby goods train bound for the LNWR Goods Yard in Leeds.
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Glencairn

Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street

Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:01 pm
by glencairn
Formally 'Bodiam' of Kent & East Sussex Rlwy. Now in Kirkstall & East Seacroft black livery and renamed 'Titan'. (Her sister is named 'Thor'.)
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A Leeds, Scarcroft & Wetherby Rlwy. train arrives at Sovereign Street. The train originated from the North Tyne Valley. The wagons are from the North British line run Border Counties Railway. (I used to live very near the old B. C. R. and still have family and friends who live there.)
The train (behind) awaiting to depart is a Calder Railway goods train for Earlsheaton Junction. The engine is named 'Bezel'.
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J Graham & Co wagon. (The late) J(ohn) Graham used to live in Wark, North Tynedale. The wagon is in memory of him and his many stories of the area. The North British wagon is brand new. I do not go in for weathering much, but I shall have to 'do something' with it.
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Glencairn

Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street

Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:11 pm
by glencairn
Many years ago, (over 25 years) my son then a young lad, made his own breakdown train. It is still in running order and gets a 'run down the line' now and again
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The coach is a 'shortened' Ratio' kit. The Engineers Department wagon is a repainted 'Grafar' wagon. The breakdown crane wagon is a mix of I haven't a clue.

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The brake van is a mix of wagons also.
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As he made them himself I haven't touched them apart from run them.
The only two things that I have added is the open wagon and the engine -- Calder Railway loco named 'Harwood'.

When he visits and sees the train still running, I see a broad smile on his face.

Glencairn

Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street

Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:36 am
by glencairn
The locomotives are getting drivers and firemen
A Leeds, Scarcroft & Wetherby Railway locomotive.
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Kirkstall & East Seacroft locomotive 'Thor',
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Kirkstall & East Seacroft locomotive 'Atlas' (Nameplate yet to buy)
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The Brake Van is 'under control'.
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Glencairn

Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:54 am
by Chops
Really terrific, much enjoyed your excellent photography. If you could ever post a video, that would be wonderful! :D