Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914/1919 theme

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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914/1919 theme

Postby glencairn » Sat May 02, 2020 7:45 pm

Calder Railway locomotive Allan Water leaving Clarence Dock with coal trucks

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A Leeds, Scarcroft & Wetherby Railway train waits at the junction signal.

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The signal to go!

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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914/1919 theme

Postby glencairn » Sun May 03, 2020 11:13 am

Leaving Clarence Dock

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Behind the Scrap Yard

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Waiting at the signal

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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914/1919 theme

Postby glencairn » Mon May 04, 2020 8:52 pm

Scenes around Sovereign Street Yard

Hudson Ward wagon at Hudson Ward Flour Millers and a Fairbairn Lawson wagon at Fairbairn's

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Shunting in the Yard.

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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914/1919 theme

Postby glencairn » Thu May 07, 2020 7:51 pm

Just a quick Newsflash.

There is gossip around these parts that some members of Management of Kirkstall & East Seacroft Railway have been to the Island of Sodor.
Yesterday evening a bright green engine arrived at K&ESR workshops and has immediately gone for a repaint job.

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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914/1919 theme

Postby Mountain » Thu May 07, 2020 9:44 pm

glencairn wrote:Just a quick Newsflash.

There is gossip around these parts that some members of Management of Kirkstall & East Seacroft Railway have been to the Island of Sodor.
Yesterday evening a bright green engine arrived at K&ESR workshops and has immediately gone for a repaint job.

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If it is the little bright green loco that I am thinking of, Smallbrook Studio do a lovely kit to convert them to 7mm narrow gauge. Now part of this kit is a replacement smokebox door. Mike can sell you individual items if you want so it is worth contacting him. Also, do not bin the face. I was surprized to find they are in demand. I gave mine to someone who was rather greatful. See if it can be sold via the internet.
I am looking forward to see you lovely new loco.

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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914/1919 theme

Postby glencairn » Fri May 08, 2020 10:56 am

Mountain wrote:
If it is the little bright green loco that I am thinking of,


About three years ago I bought ' Thomas' and 'Percy' (Thomas the Tank range) for my grandchildren to run on the layout when they visit.
Thomas was always out of its box, but 'poor Percy' languished in the drawer. In three years i think it saw daylight three times, ( and it was me that ran it).

As Percy is out of favour, a repaint and rename is in order and under way. :)

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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914/1919 theme

Postby glencairn » Fri May 08, 2020 5:47 pm

Kirkstall & East Seacroft Railway have gone a standard colour of Sap Green.

A first coat of paint.

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Two locomotives (the Terriers) already have Greek names of Titan and Thor. Awaiting arrival of two more nameplates; Plutus and Zephyrus. Later I shall order another two nameplates'; Castor and Pollux for the final two locomotives.

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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914/1919 theme

Postby Dad-1 » Fri May 08, 2020 6:59 pm

Always so much going on !!
Love it - Hail all 0-4-0's

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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914/1919 theme

Postby glencairn » Sat May 09, 2020 10:44 am

Dad-1 wrote:Always so much going on !!
Love it - Hail all 0-4-0's

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0.4.0s

Here are eight of them in Calder Railway blue. 'Huxtable' Harwood' 'Raco' 'Leefy' Bezel & Allan Water plus two C R engines unnamed.

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and three in Leeds, Scarcroft & Wetherby Railway brown livery.

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A case of standardising the colour of the engines. Two have just had a first coat of paint.

When everything has settled down a few nameplates will be purchased. I hope Narrow Planet return back to business. They make personalised name and number plates.
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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914/1919 theme

Postby Bufferstop » Sat May 09, 2020 2:40 pm

Your 0-4-0s are heading towards a fleet status, so finding enough names may be difficult. How about using ones that use a ligature in their name. Instead of Alf you could have Alphæus, etc. It's thought that only one set of plates were ever cast with a name containing a ligature, that was for a four foot gauge 0-6-0 called Amalthæa, on the Padarn Railway.
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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914/1919 theme

Postby Mountain » Sat May 09, 2020 2:41 pm

glencairn wrote:
Dad-1 wrote:Always so much going on !!
Love it - Hail all 0-4-0's

Geoff T.


0.4.0s

Here are eight of them in Calder Railway blue. 'Huxtable' Harwood' 'Raco' 'Leefy' Bezel & Allan Water plus two C R engines unnamed.

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and three in Leeds, Scarcroft & Wetherby Railway brown livery.

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A case of standardising the colour of the engines. Two have just had a first coat of paint.

When everything has settled down a few nameplates will be purchased. I hope Narrow Planet return back to business. They make personalised name and number plates.


It is a shame you are not modelling in 7mm scale or larger as I make my own nameplates, but they are a bit big for 4mm scale locos.

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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914/1919 theme

Postby glencairn » Sat May 09, 2020 3:29 pm

Bufferstop wrote:Your 0-4-0s are heading towards a fleet status, so finding enough names may be difficult. How about using ones that use a ligature in their name. Instead of Alf you could have Alphæus, etc. It's thought that only one set of plates were ever cast with a name containing a ligature, that was for a four foot gauge 0-6-0 called Amalthæa, on the Padarn Railway.


Naming the locomotives has been easy,

The Calder Railway names I bought 'years ago' in a promotion that a shop (the name escapes me) was promoting. I do remember they were really cheap. The names are all nicknames we used to give each other when we were young and daft. (Now we are just daft :? )

The Kirkstall & East Seacroft Railway name plates (Titan and Thor) were bought from an exhibition, also years ago. K&ESR are keeping the Greek theme going.

I like names on locomotives, so the Leeds, Scarcroft & Wetherby Railway will follow suit. Their names will be stations on the route.

All engines having names, but each Company has a different 'thread'. Rather simple really.

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It is a shame you are not modelling in 7mm scale or larger as I make my own nameplates, but they are a bit big for 4mm scale locos.


7mm too big for me. :)

I am hoping Narrow Planet (no affiliation) return to work soon. They did some 4mm nameplates for me for my diesels earlier and I ordered a couple for the K&ESR just prior to the lockdown.

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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914/1919 theme

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Sat May 09, 2020 5:03 pm

glencairn wrote:I am hoping Narrow Planet (no affiliation) return to work soon. They did some 4mm nameplates for me for my diesels earlier and I ordered a couple for the K&ESR just prior to the lockdown.

If you can be flexible on names, they are having a 'spare nameplate' sale right now https://shop.narrowplanet.co.uk/collect ... are-plates

And who says 7mm is too big? Not if you do narrow gauge it isn't - as my micro layout proves :D

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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914/1919 theme

Postby glencairn » Sat May 09, 2020 5:30 pm

Thanks PNP. Unfortunately the nameplates that might interest are no longer available.

I have four items on order from Narrow Planet. I'll just have to wait until things get better before ordering more.

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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914/1919 theme

Postby Mountain » Sun May 10, 2020 1:35 am

glencairn wrote:7mm too big for me. :)
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I actually was surprized to find that I needed less space in 0-16.5 then I did for 00 because I can use sharper curves, and shorter trains. Don't forget that some of my little waggons are shorter then 00 gauge wagons. As an example, I can fit two little short waggons in the space that a medium wheelbase 00 gauge waggon would fit (Though my simple home made couplings help).


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