Green Arrow

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Re: Green Arrow

Post by chaz harrison » Fri Oct 30, 2009 9:57 am

Hi 52D,

have you tried Pixresizer? A very efficient picture file compressor, which can be downloaded free. A quick google should find it on the net. All the snaps I post have been slimmed down with it.

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Re: Green Arrow

Post by chaz harrison » Fri Oct 30, 2009 10:01 am

52D wrote: Nice to see a V2 on the Southern as some were actually loaned to the Southern with some B1s to cover failures on the MN/BB/WC classes.
...although am I right in thinking that the locos involved would have been in BR mixed traffic black?

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Re: Green Arrow

Post by stembok » Fri Oct 30, 2009 10:45 am

Yes, they would all have been in lined black at that time.

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Re: Green Arrow

Post by 52D » Sat Oct 31, 2009 2:58 am

Hi Chaz i will try that in the morning. I posted the list of B1s transferred to the Southern a while ago i dont know if someone did the same for the V2s. For your notes we gave them one namer Duicker it made a change from Manston or Canadian Pacific although my two favourites are Oribi(got a cab invite on a wet Morpeth station) very unusuall and saw her on Shilbottle -Oxwellmains 1966 and Nilghai.
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Re: Green Arrow

Post by chaz harrison » Sat Oct 31, 2009 11:04 am

Today, one of my favourite pictures of 4771.
V2 - 5.jpg
Such a well proportioned machine, looking every inch the thoroughbred, especially when kept as clean as this.

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Re: Green Arrow

Post by 52D » Sat Oct 31, 2009 6:46 pm

Many thanks to Chaz for his tip regarding resizing pics.

This pic shows 60836 turning at Tweedmouth this could be at three periods in 1966 first two could show her being turned before returning home after rail tour duty or the other period was for about 3 weeks she was borrowed by Tweedmouth for cover as one of the resident K1s was out of action and there were no spare locos.
Imagine our suprise when we were 13 yrs old and this beast came in at tea time to Alnwick Station with the two coach local from Alnmouth.
Several photos are around showing her in North Northumberland at various duties including one run down to the staiths at Amble where she shoulnt have been due to RA.
Looking closely at the pics is how i remember steam reasonably clean but work stained as you got towards Blyth, Percy Main and Sunderland the locos except in the last few weeks were generally unkempt especially the WDs.

If you look closely behind the Snowplough you will see two wagons, i photographed them from every angle but lost the pics in a house move. One is an LNER fish van in faded blue with NE on the side and the other is a Sulphuric Acid tank these would be invaluble today for modelling purposes.
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Re: Green Arrow

Post by hq1hitchin » Sat Oct 31, 2009 8:01 pm

52D wrote:If you look closely behind the Snowplough you will see two wagons, i photographed them from every angle but lost the pics in a house move. One is an LNER fish van in faded blue with NE on the side and the other is a Sulphuric Acid tank these would be invaluble today for modelling purposes.
Not sure if this will help anyone, but there's a MoT sulphuric acid tanker on the Bristol Harbour Railway, as you walk along to the SS Great Britain. No V2s, unfortunately...
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Re: Green Arrow

Post by Bryan » Sun Nov 01, 2009 6:33 pm

Any idea what the plough number is please?
I can't sharpen it enough to work out.

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Re: Green Arrow

Post by chaz harrison » Sun Nov 01, 2009 7:25 pm

Excellent picture of 836 0n the table 52D. That look is a very hard one to achieve when weathering models - was grimy but has been cleaned.
Please note all you non-weatherers, the colour of the wheels and motion. Even if you don't weather your engines they are never going to look convincing with bright, shiny coupling rods and valve-gear.

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Re: Green Arrow

Post by chaz harrison » Sun Nov 01, 2009 8:42 pm

Another snap at Eastleigh.
V2 - 6.jpg
The loco has just run round the works loop and is about to pass under Campbell Road bridge.

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Re: Green Arrow

Post by chaz harrison » Mon Nov 02, 2009 9:38 am

Last shot I took of Green Arrow on its visit to Eastleigh. Shades of evening as the V2 takes the Romsey curve.
V2 - 7.jpg
I know it looks like I was trespassing but I wasn't (honest!).
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Re: Green Arrow

Post by manna » Mon Nov 02, 2009 10:29 am

G'Day Gents
More nice pics Chaz, your getting pretty good at this :lol:
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Re: Green Arrow

Post by Ferrybridge Flyer » Mon Nov 02, 2009 11:30 am

Great shot again Chaz,is Rothley on the Great Central Railway?Must get there one day! :)
Bring back Ferrybridge station!

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Re: Green Arrow

Post by chaz harrison » Mon Nov 02, 2009 5:41 pm

Thanks for the comment Manna, (only saw 60085 once) but I have been taking Photographs since I was a kid and bought my first 35mm camera when I was 16.

Yes FF, Rothley is indeed on the Great Central. The stations are full of character, particularly Loughborough which has a "big station" feel. Well worth a visit.

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Re: Green Arrow

Post by 52D » Wed Nov 04, 2009 11:07 pm

Chaz i have just looked at the latest Steam World, There is a Hattons advert and it shows two V2s pictured on this thread Green Arrow looks just the same as your pics but Bachmans 60865 is slightly cleaner than my pic of her.
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