Calder Valley and Scholarsgate Workshops

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Re: Calder Valley and Scholarsgate Workshops

Postby glencairn » Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:00 pm

Mountain wrote: One of my class 47's is called that name. Bachmann made a model of 47404 and good it is too!

Typical! :D Class 47 47404 Hadrian is one I have being going to do for some time. I have had the nameplates since the layout was in the loft.

Anyway, onwards and upward as they say.
Class 47 repainted.
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Renumbered and renamed 47404 Hadrian Still to apply some more transfers once acquired.
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Re: Calder Valley and Scholarsgate Workshops

Postby glencairn » Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:10 pm

Class 47 47404 joins her sisters in a 'Gateshead Gathering at Glencairn Engine Shed
Left to right -- 47401 North Eastern, 47402 Gateshead, 47406 Rail Riders, and 47404 Hadrian.
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Next on the workshop list -- Lights and signals.
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Re: Calder Valley and Scholarsgate Workshops

Postby Mountain » Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:08 pm

You must like class 47's. Four in you depot. :D I have seven of them but it was because when I was young most locos here were 37' and 47's along with various DMU's. The 37's were used mainly for goods though they were used on passenger trains at times, and the 47's were used mainly on passenger trains though they were used with goods also.

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Re: Calder Valley and Scholarsgate Workshops

Postby glencairn » Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:20 pm

Mountain wrote:You must like class 47's. Four in you depot. :D


I do like them. I used to take my son to see the engines at Gateshead shed. Many of the locomotives I have were seen there. Two class 47s I like as favourite are 47583 County of Hertfordshire in Network South East livery. and. 47593 Galloway Princess.

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Re: Calder Valley and Scholarsgate Workshops

Postby Mountain » Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:10 pm

In my area, in the early 1980's it was quite rare here to see a named loco of any type, so I used to try to buy unnamed locos, but unnamed locos tended to be rare due to the popularity of names with the buying public and the manufacturers wanting the most popular models that would sell. It is nice to have a name, but my class 37's and 47's having over half named just to try not to duplicate numbers, it was hard to find what I wanted off the shelf. When I did I sometimes bought two so I could later renumber one, as one never knew if the livery would come back round again. Some will need repainting as I have locos with the orange roof stripe which I model before this came in. (All locos on the rail network in the UK have to have the orange roof (Sometimes lower) stripe. It is to remind staff not to climb higher in case of overhead electric, and are fitted to all locos even if they never work in overhead areas. Not sure when it came in, but I know it wasn't there in the Western Region in Wales in the early 1980's).
I have the odd large logo locomotive which only just fits in my time period as the Western Region (Certainly in South Wales) were slower then the other regions to adopt new liveries. Sometimes up to 10 years behind still repainting in old liveries at local depots!
The few locos that worked services into London and back were the exception to this so our HST's tended to be the first to change livery a long time before the rest. In this way, I found my local area to be so much easier to obtain suitable stock to run.

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Re: Calder Valley and Scholarsgate Workshops

Postby glencairn » Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:40 pm

I have for some time now wanted to build a Manor House akin to our family home, Winter Manor. Having moved things around a little, space has been made available for such a building, though not to the full size. The Metcalfe Manor Farm House kit is of a similar stonework, therefore one was purchased. When Lady G saw the kit, she remarked how similar it was to her old home in Caldbeck, Cumbria.

The 'brain matter' began to work overtime. Maybe I could combine both homes into one? 'Plans' were drawn up and 'Winterwood Manor' is born.

The builders are in. The main part of the building.
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Re: Calder Valley and Scholarsgate Workshops

Postby glencairn » Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:08 am

Further 'building work done
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Re: Calder Valley and Scholarsgate Workshops

Postby Mountain » Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:21 pm

That kit really looks the part. Nice!

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Re: Calder Valley and Scholarsgate Workshops

Postby Lancastrian » Thu Oct 26, 2017 1:12 pm

Excellent piece of workmanship.
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Re: Calder Valley and Scholarsgate Workshops

Postby glencairn » Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:14 pm

Mountain wrote:That kit really looks the part. Nice!

Lancastrian wrote:Excellent piece of workmanship.


Thanks for your comments. Much appreciated.

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Re: Calder Valley and Scholarsgate Workshops

Postby glencairn » Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:39 am

Getting towards the end
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Re: Calder Valley and Scholarsgate Workshops

Postby m.levin » Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:20 am

Looking good

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Re: Calder Valley and Scholarsgate Workshops

Postby glencairn » Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:20 pm

m.levin wrote:Looking good


Thanks m.levin.
Winterwood Manor in position on layout and lawn positioned.
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Path at front of Manor laid and also lawn
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The driveway to be done plus chimney pots to be made.
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Re: Calder Valley and Scholarsgate Workshops

Postby Dad-1 » Sat Nov 04, 2017 12:07 pm

Good old Metcalfe stuff takes some beating for options and good
stout card builds. Always good to see modifications to make an
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Re: Calder Valley and Scholarsgate Workshops

Postby glencairn » Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:47 pm

Second Floor Dormer Windows added to the Manor
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