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by Tallpaul70
Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Lower Thames Yard
Replies: 47
Views: 2053

Re: Lower Thames Yard

Hi All, For a change, I thought in this post, I would run through some of the trains on the High Wycombe Branch. So image we have managed to crawl out of bed bright and early on a summers morning in 1960/2. We manage by 06.00 to get to our line side position by the branch as it leaves the yard and w...
by Tallpaul70
Sat Apr 04, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: The Real Thing
Topic: Definitions of (G)WR Van terms?
Replies: 3
Views: 80

Re: Definitions of (G)WR Van terms?

Hi Folks, It appears I didn't make my question clear enough! Let me explain:- I am familiar with the Telegraphic code names for stock and abbreviations used in the Telegraph. What I am trying to work out is for instance:- If the Parcels train formations section of a carriage working book says of a g...
by Tallpaul70
Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Lower Thames Yard
Replies: 47
Views: 2053

Re: Lower Thames Yard

Hi All, Having spent two quite long posts on the Local and Long Distance Parcels around Lower Thams Yard, I thought I would finish this topic off by discussing the Diesel Parcels Vans:- Before 1960 when there were only two Diesel Parcels Vans on the (G)WR, the only time they ventured on a regular ba...
by Tallpaul70
Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: The Real Thing
Topic: Definitions of (G)WR Van terms?
Replies: 3
Views: 80

Definitions of (G)WR Van terms?

Hi Folks, Can anyone explain the definitions of the following terms used in (G)WR working documents such as Local Parcels Train Formations and Passenger Train Working books for stations:- 1) Small Van 2) Van 3) Large Van 4) Van (8 wheel) 5) Gas Heated Brake (e.g.: Van No. 57 or 305) 6) Brake Van (I ...
by Tallpaul70
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Lower Thames Yard
Replies: 47
Views: 2053

Re: Lower Thames Yard

Hi All, Having previously detailed the local parcels trains I intend to portray, today it is the turn of the long distance parcels. Initially, space will probably dictate that it is sensible to cater mainly for those that used the Relief Lines at Maidenhead, and then to maybe add one or two more off...
by Tallpaul70
Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Lower Thames Yard
Replies: 47
Views: 2053

Re: Lower Thames Yard

Hi All, I hope you are all well in these difficult times? Here is my write up on Parcels trains for Lower Thames Yard:- The parcels trains on Lower Thames Yard will be represented by 4 sets of vans with the following exceptions:- 1)The 0540 Reading to Princes Risborough and the 2010 Maidenhead to Re...
by Tallpaul70
Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: The Real Thing
Topic: Western Region 1960/2- some Fishy Questions
Replies: 0
Views: 40

Western Region 1960/2- some Fishy Questions

Hi All, I am posting this topic here so that I can access those of you who have not read my "Lower Thames Yard" layout thread. First Topic There was a train at 0740 that left Reading hauled by a 57xx, taking fish vans to stations as far as Slough. The Fish was a class C, so I assume that it had a Pa...
by Tallpaul70
Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Lower Thames Yard
Replies: 47
Views: 2053

Re: Lower Thames Yard

Hi All, As the Fish was a class C, I gues it would have had a Passenger Brake?. So the next question is what sort of passenger Brake would have been used? I am not sure if any fish would have been carried in it, but in some texts the train is referred to as a Fish and parcels train so parcels could ...
by Tallpaul70
Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Lower Thames Yard
Replies: 47
Views: 2053

Re: Lower Thames Yard

Hi All, I am trying to get back to modelling and planning...…. I have now done the planning of the Up version of the Down expresses I posted about a few days ago. I won't bore you with the details, but it seemed to work. Just need to sort the consists for the four sets. Another set of passenger work...
by Tallpaul70
Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Lower Thames Yard
Replies: 47
Views: 2053

Re: Lower Thames Yard

Hi All, Further on yesterdays subject of the Shell tankers, thankfully I find that I have 10 of the 12 I need in appropriate livery. The other two I can get by amending the logos on two BP tanks I have to say BP at one end and Shell at the other instead of 4 BP logos! In an earlier post I explained ...