Diesels at Crown Point and Sovereign St.

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Re: Diesels at Crown Point and Sovereign St.

Postby Mountain » Sun Nov 28, 2021 12:02 pm

I never did get the bridge. I think the model shops would only sell a certain range of things in stock. I saw it in the catalogue. Also, birthday and Christmas and pocket money savings did not go that far but I did get a few nice things like a Mainline class 45 (I always aanted a Hornby class 37 and 47 and I never had either until adult years... (As an adult I managed to get Lima examples first. The Hornby 37 was lowered on its old Triang chassis and the slot filled at the one end to make it look much better).
I was puzzled at the load the wagon took when seen in the Hornby catalogue. The grains were like miniature round long can like shapes. Were they prototypical for iron ore in that area? Our iron ore was very different here.

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Re: Diesels at Crown Point and Sovereign St.

Postby glencairn » Sun Nov 28, 2021 12:21 pm

Mountain wrote:I was puzzled at the load the wagon took when seen in the Hornby catalogue. The grains were like miniature round long can like shapes. Were they prototypical for iron ore in that area? Our iron ore was very different here.


No idea, Mountain. As I say, members of our family were there in 1930s. Stories of that time were handed down, but more of a personal nature.

As for the Hornby model, perhaps the shape of the grains were easier on the tippler?

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Re: Diesels at Crown Point and Sovereign St.

Postby GeraldH » Sun Nov 28, 2021 4:31 pm

I still have some of the original loads for the Ore Wagons, it doesn't look like any real iron ore I've ever seen. I wonder if the loads were just plastic pellets that might normally have been used in the injection moulding machines? Triang's original ore wagons were plain grey, I have several. They also did a grey grain wagon, a departmental hopper and a continental looking bogie wagon with a trapdoor. I have an ore bridge on my layout and will at some point put up a video of the long ore train unloading :) .
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Re: Diesels at Crown Point and Sovereign St.

Postby glencairn » Tue Nov 30, 2021 1:36 pm

captrees wrote:
Is that a drone on your shed roof? I wondered how you were getting your photos.


Drones are too modern for this railway, captrees. :) It is a bird on the roof. A few are about the layout, along with other wildlife, cats and dogs. :D

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Re: Diesels at Crown Point and Sovereign St.

Postby glencairn » Sat Dec 18, 2021 9:53 am

Our younger Granddaughter is here for the weekend. She has been playing with the lighting at Sovereign Street.

Scenes looking from Sovereign Street Station towards Calls Junction.

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The signal box.

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Re: Diesels at Crown Point and Sovereign St.

Postby glencairn » Sun Jan 02, 2022 3:42 pm

Pottering about freshening up some scenery, then the sunshine through the window joined in. No alterations to the photographs whatsoever.

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Good fun though

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Re: Diesels at Crown Point and Sovereign St.

Postby Daniel » Sun Jan 02, 2022 5:52 pm

Beautiful!
Your work as always but now also the kids ,ake everything more shiny.


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Re: Diesels at Crown Point and Sovereign St.

Postby glencairn » Mon Jan 03, 2022 10:54 am

Thank you for your kind comments, Daniel.

The light coming through the window sometimes makes strange looking pictures. :)

As for the grandchildren? By letting them operate the layout their way not only do they come back, but give many ideas.

All good fun. yeah!

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Re: Diesels at Crown Point and Sovereign St.

Postby glencairn » Wed Jan 12, 2022 11:19 am

A slightly new look at the Junction and backscene.

A Leeds Central to Dewsbury Market Place DMU waits at the signal.

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and passing the Junction

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Overall scene from the control area towards Charlie Marston's Yard and beyond.

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Re: Diesels at Crown Point and Sovereign St.

Postby glencairn » Thu Jan 13, 2022 11:06 am

With the new scenery and backscene in place trains are running again. Most of the time I just see glimpses of the train; just how I like it.
A Wakefield Kirkgate to Leeds Central DMU is seen (just).

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Light snow has fallen at Leeds Sovereign Street Station. Will it clear, or is there more to come?

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Re: Diesels at Crown Point and Sovereign St.

Postby glencairn » Sat Jan 15, 2022 10:28 am

Class 25 25237 with a freight train near 'The Calls Junction on its way to the former LNWR Goods Yard.

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Evening, Class 25 25218 with the same freight train at 'The Calls Junction' on its way to R.O.F. Barnbow.

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'A foggy night'.

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Re: Diesels at Crown Point and Sovereign St.

Postby glencairn » Tue Jan 18, 2022 10:54 am

Late evening.

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The beauty of having a secondary route layout, diverted trains can be run as and when. :)
Class 55 D9014 'The Duke of Wellington's Regiment' on a diverted Edinburgh to Leeds Central 'North Briton' Pullman Service.

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The same train passing a light snow laden Leeds Sovereign Street Station.

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Re: Diesels at Crown Point and Sovereign St.

Postby glencairn » Thu Jan 20, 2022 8:17 pm

Trying out new camera

Class 47 47711 'Greyfriars Bobby' on a two coach local Leeds Central to York.

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Re: Diesels at Crown Point and Sovereign St.

Postby glencairn » Sun Jan 23, 2022 12:19 pm

Two panoramic views of the layout.

The 45t crane is going out on a job to be done. It is passing the Junction


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A view of Crown Point Yard

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Re: Diesels at Crown Point and Sovereign St.

Postby captrees » Sun Jan 23, 2022 1:52 pm

Those panoramas are very interesting, blown up to full size. I think we may be breeding the same type of sheep. Perhaps we could swap rams some time?


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