Longdrem & The Pinkhill Branch

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Re: Longdrem & The Pinkhill Branch

Post by 52D » Mon Dec 03, 2012 1:23 am

Hi two little projects that are not too far away from your area smokey joe is part way through being LNERised as a St Margarets Y9 and the N15 is due to be renumbered to 9911 soon. Sorry about camera quality its off my phone.
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Re: Longdrem & The Pinkhill Branch

Post by 60027Merlin » Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:30 pm

Good work 52D. Always great to see local types being modelled.

It's a great pity that a Y9 has never been produced in kit form.

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Re: Longdrem & The Pinkhill Branch

Post by 60027Merlin » Sat Aug 31, 2013 8:12 pm

The North East model railway show at Blyth last weekend was, as usual, up to its usual high standard being well organised in a friendly atmosphere making for a most enjoyable visit.

I attach a few pictures of their local pacifics from Gateshead and Heaton. These locos and the others from these sheds were regular visitors to Edinburgh and were well known by the spotters there.
A3 60071 Tranquil.JPG
A4 60023 Golden Eagle.JPG
A3 60072 Sunstar.JPG
A4 60018 Sparrow Hawk.JPG

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Re: Longdrem & The Pinkhill Branch

Post by auldreekie » Sat Aug 31, 2013 8:57 pm

Thanks for this. Splendid to be reminded of your superb model(s).

I've recently rather lost touch with this side of my interests, having found that getting a narrow gauge layout - notionally and fictionally set in the Lothians (East and/or Mid) - up and running is more of a task than expected. (Also more fun.)

But I have not forgotten. Some twelve gables for a cut-down Haymarket depot still languish awaiting further attention.... (That was too much of a task to leave the pieces in their present unused state - 24 arched windows, 12 circular ventilation holes. A h*ll of a lot of 80thou plastikard, and some very sore fingers....)

Meanwhile, MUST remember to keep tabs on your layout...


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Re: Longdrem & The Pinkhill Branch

Post by 52D » Mon Sep 02, 2013 6:44 pm

Excellent a model of Sunstar a Tweedmouth pacific for a while circa 63 I think.
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Re: Longdrem & The Pinkhill Branch

Post by 60027Merlin » Mon Sep 02, 2013 10:21 pm

52D wrote:Excellent a model of Sunstar a Tweedmouth pacific for a while circa 63 I think.
A Tweedmouth example as you rightly say.

This one is not mine, a friend asked me to re-name and weather it along with a couple of others and they are now back with him. I chose a Tweedmouth one for a change. It's always a novelty running someone elses locos!

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Re: Longdrem & The Pinkhill Branch

Post by 60027Merlin » Sun Dec 08, 2013 11:26 pm

An alternative Great Gathering - Haymarket style.
A4 60004 William Whitelaw.JPG
A4 60009 Union of South Africa.JPG
A4 60011 Empire of India.JPG
A4 60024 Kingfisher.JPG

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Re: Longdrem & The Pinkhill Branch

Post by auldreekie » Tue Dec 10, 2013 5:12 pm

Lovely stuff. As ever.

(I've not given up on Lothians ECML, although marking time as yet. Although I couldn't even aspire to emulating Longdrem, it's splendid to be reminded of it from time to time.)


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Re: Longdrem & The Pinkhill Branch

Post by 60027Merlin » Fri Oct 03, 2014 10:25 pm

Days out with the Haymarket number 2 link.
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A1 60159 Bonnie Dundee.JPG
A1 60160 Auld Reekie.JPG

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Re: Longdrem & The Pinkhill Branch

Post by 60027Merlin » Fri Oct 03, 2014 10:27 pm

A3 60096 Papyrus.JPG
A1 60161 North British.JPG
A1 60162 Saint Johnstoun.JPG

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Re: Longdrem & The Pinkhill Branch

Post by auldreekie » Sat Oct 04, 2014 10:23 am

Super. Thank you.


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Re: Longdrem & The Pinkhill Branch

Post by 60027Merlin » Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:33 pm

Just been able to figure out, yet again, how to transfer photos!

Here are the last four in the number series for the Haymarket A3s.
A3 60098 Spion Kop.JPG
A3 60099 Call Boy.JPG
A3 60100 Spearmint.JPG
A3 60101 Cicero.JPG

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Re: Longdrem & The Pinkhill Branch

Post by 60027Merlin » Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:50 am

I have not posted for some time as I could not figure out how to resize photos to below 500 as having a few failed attempts found that it was eating into the modelling time.

Hopefully this will work out!
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