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Carriage works/ maintenance

Postby daryl43068 » Sun Aug 29, 2010 10:02 pm

Evening all,

I am currently trawling through fotopic to try and find photos of various coach/ carriage works in general to get ideas and inspiration for my new layout.

Also does anyone have any photos of coaches undergoing overhaul/ maintenance or waiting for scrap such as these below? I know some are Irish but I hope you get the idea.

http://paulbigland.fotopic.net/p32862308.html

http://railscanireland.fotopic.net/p43851570.html

http://stevesirishrailpics.fotopic.net/p62379105.html

http://pics-by-john.photoblog.org.uk/p65513550.html

http://carl-watson.fotopic.net/p64390420.html

http://cjm.fotopic.net/p37083819.html

http://tonyhuntertrains.fotopic.net/p2936774.html

I am modelling the '88 - '96 period with coaching stock such as Regional Railways and Intercity. But please dont send photos or upload them if they will get you into trouble!!

Thanks in advance,

Daryl

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Re: Carriage works/ maintenance

Postby K9-70 » Sun Aug 29, 2010 10:50 pm

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2605 Drogheda Railcar Depot awaiting a bogie change
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2616 waiting it's turn to be serviced.

Hope these images I made at Drogheda Railcar Centre are what your looking for.

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Re: Carriage works/ maintenance

Postby m8internet » Sun Aug 29, 2010 11:18 pm

You're not that far from Wabtec at Doncaster
Take a regular visit and see what there is!

When I was there last week a NXEA EMU arrived and received an examination prior to entry
A pair of Mark 4 coaches appeared in the final stages of having the new East Coast livery applied

Many years ago I visited Glasgow Works
Sadly the only thing undergoing overhaul was a Class 314, pretty much just a bodyshell!
There was a Class 37/4 undergoing final testing (15 minutes at high revs whilst static)

I also visited Inverness and they had two of their Class 47s undergoing heavy service C exam

Personally, I don't think such a depot would be of interest on a layout, as the rolling stock cannot be used for much
However, you could have a static item from some spare rolling stock that you no longer need

A basic loco / sprinter depot is of more interest, with locos /sprinters arriving for refueling, servicing, etc
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Re: Carriage works/ maintenance

Postby daryl43068 » Mon Aug 30, 2010 8:53 am

Thanks for that guys!

That's the sort of thing K9-70!

m8internet, thinking about it your right. I was planning on having a carriage sidings where coaches yould have their water tanks topped up etc, so I think a loco coming on with coaches, bit of shunting then it will scuttle off to the fuel point would be more interesting.

Cheers guys

Daryl

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Re: Carriage works/ maintenance

Postby m8internet » Mon Aug 30, 2010 10:12 am

daryl43068 wrote:m8internet, thinking about it your right. I was planning on having a carriage sidings where coaches yould have their water tanks topped up etc, so I think a loco coming on with coaches, bit of shunting then it will scuttle off to the fuel point would be more interesting

Not sure my layout plan is still available in my thread, but my layout will (eventually) have two depots, as is quite typical in ye-olde BR world and between them is the station
As a result the coaches can be left in the station whilst locos are swapped
Equally locos can run-round and take the coaches in the other direction to the carriage depot

Typically "watering" of coaches is done within the station
However if a set is not required for some them then it would be taken to the sidings for storage and quite often internal cleaning there

When I worked in Aberdeen (which if you are not aware the depot is right next to the station) the HSTs would arrive, leave, be washed, refuelled, and then stored in the siding
However the 47/7 push-pull sets were simply dumped and left in the station, the loco detached and refuelled
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