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by Tallpaul70
Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Lower Thames Yard
Replies: 149
Views: 19394

Re: Lower Thames Yard

Hi All, Latest job completed is a version of the Thame plan showing the signal locations, as attached, also a layout track plan:- I would do the signals myself as they are simple:- Fixed Distant, Home, Starter and Advanced Starter in each direction, but for the fact that I want sets of semaphores an...
by Tallpaul70
Sat Oct 10, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Lower Thames Yard
Replies: 149
Views: 19394

Re: Lower Thames Yard

Good Afternoon to you All, In this post I'll record a few thoughts about the "modern eras" at Thame:- There was a scheme worked up by Chiltern Railways to rebuild the Thame line as a way to get them to Oxford. So in my model world this was done and the actual (and cheaper) cord at Bicester was never...
by Tallpaul70
Fri Oct 09, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Lower Thames Yard
Replies: 149
Views: 19394

Re: Lower Thames Yard

Good Afternoon All, I spent part of this morning working out the 10 trains and their locos for the first stage of "Thame" in the three eras I want to model. As Thame never existed as a working station in my 90s and modern eras I don't need to worry so much about replacing early 60s features for thos...
by Tallpaul70
Tue Sep 29, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Lower Thames Yard
Replies: 149
Views: 19394

Re: Lower Thames Yard

Good Afternoon All,

Here, as promised are some photos of the NGR. Two from Sunday, and yesterday's engineers train.
NGR -27-09.jpg
778 was just returned to service
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NGR-Engineers-1.jpg
I wonder if the chap at the right is asking where the coal is?
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NGR-Engineers-4.jpg
And at the end......
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Cheers
Paul
by Tallpaul70
Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Lower Thames Yard
Replies: 149
Views: 19394

Re: Lower Thames Yard

Hi there all of you. Three activities to report today:- 1) Making progress on reading the three books that arrived on Saturday. First there is CR Potts Oakwood Press book on the Oxford to Princes Risborough line, which has some useful details and interesting photos. Secondly there was Bill Simpson's...
by Tallpaul70
Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Lower Thames Yard
Replies: 149
Views: 19394

Re: Lower Thames Yard

Good Day All, Looking through relevant articles and photos in various GWJs this morning I realized that both Thame and High Wycombe goods sheds had extensions. So my work on the Maidenhead and Witney examples might not be wasted! Also the same trawl bought up another, and better picture of the Witne...
by Tallpaul70
Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Lower Thames Yard
Replies: 149
Views: 19394

Re: Lower Thames Yard

Not a lot to report today. Spent the morning with my 1961 London Division Local Carriage and DMU workings book sorting out what sets were used on the Oxford to Princes Risborough line through Thame. I also redid the set of books and GWJs I keep immediately to hand to reflect the change in location. ...
by Tallpaul70
Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: The Real Thing
Topic: Info sought on the Oxford to Princes Risborough Line
Replies: 4
Views: 188

Re: Info sought on the Oxford to Princes Risborough Line

IanS wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:54 pm
This should fit the bill - if you're quick. Less than £5 including postage!
https://www.amazon.co.uk/History-Railwa ... 1899246029
Many thanks!
by Tallpaul70
Tue Sep 22, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: The Real Thing
Topic: Info sought on the Oxford to Princes Risborough Line
Replies: 4
Views: 188

Re: Info sought on the Oxford to Princes Risborough Line

Hello Paul, nice to see you have chosen the best to model. The cooke track plans are very good -I used them to build my 65feet long model of "The Exe Valley " line now 40 years ago ! Re Thame -excellent photos ,line history etc is in Historical survey of Great Western stations -layouts and diagrams...
by Tallpaul70
Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: The Real Thing
Topic: Info sought on the Oxford to Princes Risborough Line
Replies: 4
Views: 188

Info sought on the Oxford to Princes Risborough Line

For an upcoming 00 gauge model, I am looking for information on the Oxford to Princes Risborough line, in particular Thame, in the period 1958-63. I have the R A Cooke section 27 plans, the Middleton Press book and the Richard Lingard Book, plus all the GWJs. o what I am after is the more obscure ma...