Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914 theme

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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street

Postby joshv8 » Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:26 pm

Thanks for sharing with us the story of your sons breakdown train Glencairn. Its wonderful the imagination we have when were young and just as wonderful you can hold onto a piece of that.

I really quite like the man in the brakevan also!

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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street

Postby glencairn » Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:13 am

Thanks Chops. Glad you like the pictures. As for a video? I do not know how to transfer one to the Forum.

Thanks joshv8. The man in the brake van is just a way of making thing 'a little different'.

More locomotives with engine drivers and firemen
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The water tower at Sovereign Street is at the edge of the board and 'towers above'. :lol:
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The track 'squeazes past the factories and the water tower. (Land is a premium.)
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The scenery on the bridge isn't stuck down as the bridge lifts off and has just been placed back on its supports.

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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street

Postby Hymirl » Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:34 pm

Great update. The smile of children seeing trains is one of beat bits (my boy will graduate from Thomas the tank soon I'm sure!).

The loco crews look good. Where are they from?

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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street

Postby glencairn » Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:09 pm

Hymirl wrote:Great update. The smile of children seeing trains is one of beat bits (my boy will graduate from Thomas the tank soon I'm sure!).

The loco crews look good. Where are they from?


Thanks for your comments, Hymirl.

My older grandchildren now like to see the diesels travel the layout. The younger ones still prefer Thomas etc. :D

The loco crews are a mix of Bachmann and Noch. The figures are of various occupations altered to suit.

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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street

Postby glencairn » Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:28 pm

Preparations for war are on hold. A more important visitor to the line rules!
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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street

Postby Dad-1 » Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:37 pm

"That's the way to do it"
Complete concentration !!
I doubt he realizes what a lucky lad he is.

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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street

Postby joshv8 » Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:07 pm

Well done mate, nothing tops the excitement and imagination of a child of a child playing trains!
Perhaps if I focused more on school as a young lad and spent less time daydreaming about trains I could have been the next einstein...
Sod it, would rather the trains.

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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street

Postby glencairn » Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:34 pm

Thanks, Geoff and joshv8.

It is me that is lucky to have grandchildren. :D

As for complete concentration, It's "Faster Granddad, faster." :lol:

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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street

Postby Lancastrian » Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:42 am

Yes, I agree G, youngsters do create a further interest in many things, including model railways.

The more I see your photographs the more your layouts amaze me, they just seem to get bigger and better day by day.
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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street

Postby GeraldH » Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:38 am

Great work, you have created a very atmospheric layout. One can imagine being 76 times smaller and wandering around :) .
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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street

Postby Bufferstop » Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:23 pm

You know what they say "Grandchildren are the compensation for bringing up their parents."
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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street

Postby glencairn » Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:27 pm

Thanks Guys for your comments. They are much appreciated.

I have tried to have a railway (be it steam or diesel) that has a reason for the trains to run. Because I run steam and diesel trains on the same layout, things are not prototypical to either era, but the trains run through scenery I like.

The steam era is set just before wartime and is, in a way, in memory to the 'Barnbow Lasses' and The Blackburn Aircraft Company. Some of the factories on the layout are in the process of changing production from light engineering to munitions. Off course, normal services have to be seen to be running. After all 'the bombs are not falling', yet.

Most of all, it is fun to operate.

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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street

Postby glencairn » Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:13 pm

Leeds, Scarcroft & Wetherby Rlwy loco runs round its carriages for the return to Wetherby
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At Hudson Ward (Flour Millers) John Clark is about to open the doors on the Hudson Ward van.
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Heavy boxes are damaging the dock. Are there shells inside? Anyway, they are bound for Barnbow Munitions Factory.
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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street

Postby glencairn » Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:18 pm

Kirkstall & East Seacroft Rlwy engine 'Thor' arriving at Sovereign Street, bound for Barnbow.
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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street

Postby glencairn » Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:14 pm

Trains are running again
Calder Railway loco 'Leefy' with the morning goods to Sovereign Street.
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'Raco' shunting in the yard
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The tram trundles down Sovereign Street.
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