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by John Brouwer
Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: I didn't know that. Did you?
Topic: LNWR on film
Replies: 2
Views: 55

Re: LNWR on film

I think it is Peter, from what I can see via books and Google!
I also think that the photo , plate 41 in Ted Talbot's first LNWR Miscellany may well be a still from the film.

John Brouwer
by John Brouwer
Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: I didn't know that. Did you?
Topic: LNWR on film
Replies: 2
Views: 55

LNWR on film

I just chanced on this, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0s9-YrYs0E An 8 minutes long introduction to 8K restoration of 68 mm format early movies of "ordinary" events in Europe including an LNWR compound briefly at 7:10 and again around 7:45. No doubt there are longer shots on the actual films of th...
by John Brouwer
Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:41 am
Forum: LNWR Outdoor Plant
Topic: TIMBERING OVER WATER TANKS
Replies: 1
Views: 139

Re: TIMBERING OVER WATER TANKS

This is a "me too" post! I have been looking for years for a good photograph of a typical example. There is a distant aerial of the Bletchley coal hole on the net at https://britainfromabove.org.uk/en/image/EPW056948 showing it in 1938. The L&Y had similar coal holes so might also be worth a look. I...
by John Brouwer
Wed Jul 22, 2020 3:16 am
Forum: LNWR Infrastructure
Topic: LNWR trap point practice
Replies: 2
Views: 171

Re: LNWR trap point practice

Thanks David,

Yes that confirms what I thought. I have that map and have allowed for a short siding. I will furnish it with a buffer stop.

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by John Brouwer
Sat Jul 11, 2020 2:09 am
Forum: LNWR Infrastructure
Topic: LNWR trap point practice
Replies: 2
Views: 171

LNWR trap point practice

I am working on (at last!) the final stage of track on an LNWR based model layout with track as was at Castlethorpe. None of the photos I have show the arrangement of the trap point at the south end. How would/could it have ended ? Did the LNWR use sand drags? I have seen a simple trap where the wag...
by John Brouwer
Fri Oct 18, 2013 12:58 am
Forum: Modelling the LNWR
Topic: Vintage LNWR Models
Replies: 1
Views: 627

Vintage LNWR Models

A friend of mine in New Zealand, John Robb, started work at the Greater London Council in the 1960s. He thereby inherited some LNWR models of which he writes as follows; "This 4mm scale engine and carriage have been with me for 53 years and were possibly made 30 or 40 years earlier. As a young draug...
by John Brouwer
Mon Oct 10, 2011 10:37 pm
Forum: LNWR Infrastructure
Topic: Castlethorpe track layout and station working.
Replies: 5
Views: 1561

Re: Castlethorpe track layout and station working.

Your memory is very good Ted, There was indeed and article, by C. Gordon Watford, in the December 1956 Railway Modeller. It shows what I take to be an LMS? BR? layout at the north end , not yet quite the toe to toe turnouts in the yard/siding which I think was the last one. My own model is the first...
by John Brouwer
Sun Oct 02, 2011 2:51 am
Forum: LNWR Infrastructure
Topic: Castlethorpe track layout and station working.
Replies: 5
Views: 1561

Re: Castlethorpe track layout and station working.

Thanks Brian, A picture would have been worth some of my words! Your reply makes sense to me and will give the option of some interesting workings. Castlethorpe gives the nice option of stopping or (I guess mostly) non stop fast workings while other goings on are going on on the slow lines and yard....
by John Brouwer
Sun Sep 18, 2011 2:22 am
Forum: LNWR Infrastructure
Topic: Castlethorpe track layout and station working.
Replies: 5
Views: 1561

Castlethorpe track layout and station working.

In the continuing saga of modeling Castlethorpe I have now come to building the entry to the yard from the up and down slow lines at the north end. There is a trailing turnout on the down slow line and a single slip on the adjacent up slow. So the yard is accessed by setting back from the Down acros...
by John Brouwer
Thu Jun 09, 2011 9:15 am
Forum: LNWR Signalling
Topic: Castlethorpe signalbox
Replies: 5
Views: 1873

Re: Castlethorpe signalbox

David, Thanks for the link. How did I miss the signal box mention? Because I certainly found the website and looked through it for railway information. From it I assume that the stairs were between the bridge and the road. The one reasonable photo I have of the box shows the north end and no sign of...