"Grantham - The Streamliner Years"

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Re: "Grantham - The Streamliner Years"

Post by jwealleans » Tue Dec 06, 2016 10:26 am

I don't know how large the largest oil engines from Ruston's were. I have a bogie well wagon carrying a very large crate, if required.....
I think that's the way we're going to go. I did find a picture of a smallish crate with wheels attached over the summer, but naturally can't locate it now. I had in mind a number of removable crates for the operators to place into opens and onto Lowmacs.

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Re: "Grantham - The Streamliner Years"

Post by jwealleans » Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:33 pm

Grantham is due to appear at the St. Neots show in three or four weeks time, so a fettling and running weekend was organised yesterday and today. For once I had the time to take some photos, so here are a few to (ideally) encourage you to come and see us and support what I'm told is a very good show.

These are just what was in front of the camera at the time rather than any of the new vehicles or scenic features which will be apparent at St Neots and those who follow my workbench will be familiar with many of the subjects.

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Enterprise waiting in the north end loco spur to work back to her home shed of Doncaster.

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Winter sunshine on 706 working the up ECS from York Holgate to Hornsey.

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4401 in the south end loco spur awaiting her next trip towards London.

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We then managed a trio of Atlantics. I think it's often forgotten that for most of its existence the LNER had far more Atlantics than Pacifics and they worked top line expresses alongside A1/3s and A4s for much of the prewar era. We have a total of 7 C1s, a C2 and the C7 available and we try to make as much use of them as we can.

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Another shot of the south end and different CMEs versions of the 4-4-2.

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Tracery having detached from a train waiting to cross over and run north to go onto shed.

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I weathered up this set of Bachmann tankers last year.

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The grain hoppers were done some time ago - there are a few more to do - but Paul Bolton's Lee & Grinling buildings are always worth another look.

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Wagons awaiting the trip to the Ambergate coal yard seen across the depot coal stacks.

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The Sentinel shunter outside the Ruston & Hornsby building. This will be replaced in time by the then current steam locomotive.

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An attempt at an arty shot through the water crane. I'm not completely convinced. The J11 is a renumbered and weathered Bachmann.
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Re: "Grantham - The Streamliner Years"

Post by manna » Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:43 pm

G'day Gents

A lovely selection of pictures of scenes around Grantham, thanks.

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Re: "Grantham - The Streamliner Years"

Post by giner » Mon Feb 20, 2017 3:27 am

Oh to be in England . . .

Thank you very much for your superb photos Mr. Walleans.

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Re: "Grantham - The Streamliner Years"

Post by burnie » Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:37 am

Just joined and doing some catching up with posts of interest, I remember cycling with a pal from Leicester to Grantham in the summer of 1961, we spent the day there and cycled back the same day, very sore the next day, but this has helped remind me of the day, great detailed work done.

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Re: "Grantham - The Streamliner Years"

Post by LNER4479 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:05 pm

burnie wrote:Just joined and doing some catching up with posts of interest, I remember cycling with a pal from Leicester to Grantham in the summer of 1961, we spent the day there and cycled back the same day, very sore the next day, but this has helped remind me of the day, great detailed work done.
Glad it brought back happy (but slightly painful?) memories. Here's our little homage to people like yourself:
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Re: "Grantham - The Streamliner Years"

Post by Baron von Shields » Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:21 am

Please oh please Gods of the mighty Grantham ECML return to this fold make this unworthy forum your main your main point of contact to the world of east coast, maybe only forum.
We have wonderful parties, both exotic, and for the inner circle, erotic parties in a Grimsby cafe, Samantha and Sven both say you can have close look at there points.
Please come and join our happy band, leave the dark side to their own device or it may be vices, my hearing is not so good.
They do not like you over there, often talking about you behind your back
I have Great Western engine I will sacrifice to please the Gods.


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Re: "Grantham - The Streamliner Years"

Post by Atlantic 3279 » Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:19 am

You make a persuasive case, and I would happily bring to bear on the layout owner whatever influence I can, if he'll listen, but you'll have to tell me which Grimsby café and name the party goers. :lol:

You never know, I might want to attend said parties - or rigorously avoid them.
Bachmann A2 to A2/3: from my thread in Model Railways page 56 to 83, also

Hornby A3 to A1/1 Great Northern: from page 84, in resin from page 108.


Apologies for so many missing images - see page 1 for reasons & possible solution.

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Re: "Grantham - The Streamliner Years"

Post by burnie » Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:26 pm

I have started a modest layout in my loft that will be paying homage to both Grantham and the Great Central line near my childhood home. Due to lack of both space and money to spend on this now expensive hobby, this is a compromise layout that will run the odd Thomas the Tank specials when the grandchildren come to play.
I have a question re a brass V2 I built on a scratch built chassis some30 years ago, I never got round to painting it, I intended it to be the loco St. Peters School of York. The back story is I was going fishing on the canal adjacent to the line, this involved going through the hole in our hedge, crossing a short field and then crossing the line. On reaching the line on a fabulous early summer morning at around 5.30 am, I noticed a train coming and waited for it to pass. Out of the cutting came this loco, gleaming as if brand new, obviously been in for some fairly major service repair work, this would have been either 1962 or '63.

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Re: "Grantham - The Streamliner Years"

Post by LNER4479 » Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:08 pm

Baron von Shields wrote:Please oh please Gods of the mighty Grantham ECML return to this fold make this unworthy forum your main your main point of contact to the world of east coast, maybe only forum.
We have wonderful parties, both exotic, and for the inner circle, erotic parties in a Grimsby cafe, Samantha and Sven both say you can have close look at there points.
Please come and join our happy band, leave the dark side to their own device or it may be vices, my hearing is not so good.
They do not like you over there, often talking about you behind your back
I have Great Western engine I will sacrifice to please the Gods.

Geoff
The men in white coats will be out looking for you...
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(recreating pre-war Grantham in model form viewtopic.php?f=3&t=9076. Forthcoming exhibition appearances: Hartlepool (Oct 2017), Lincoln (Feb 2018), Ally-Pally (March 2018)

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Re: "Grantham - The Streamliner Years"

Post by JASd17 » Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:00 pm

Hartlepool Show.
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A grabbed shot on the 'correct side' of the show. Can anyone identify which part of the northbound sequence this is?

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Re: "Grantham - The Streamliner Years"

Post by jwealleans » Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:58 am

That train behind the A4 is a KX - Leeds, I think, which comes through South Yard to go onto the main. I only recall it happening once, so Red Leader can probably tell you what move it is.

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Re: "Grantham - The Streamliner Years"

Post by Atlantic 3279 » Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:07 am

I've always been too busy with something or other, even if only yapping to the public or making tea, to notice that move!
Bachmann A2 to A2/3: from my thread in Model Railways page 56 to 83, also

Hornby A3 to A1/1 Great Northern: from page 84, in resin from page 108.


Apologies for so many missing images - see page 1 for reasons & possible solution.

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Re: "Grantham - The Streamliner Years"

Post by jwealleans » Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:40 pm

Posting from our Leader on RMweb, reproduced here for informational purposes:

Very much looking forward to being part of this coming weekend's Warner's / MRC London show at Ally Pally......See you at the show if you're planning to be there.

And if you aren't and are perhaps one of our more distant followers or otherwise unable to attend a show then the next announcement might just be for you:

In conjunction with Andy Wilkinson of Shootingimage Ltd, we have been working towards producing a DVD presentation of the layout. As well as his interest in the hobby, Andy is a professional video maker and has very kindly applied his full array of 'kit' to this project to produce a lasting momento of the layout as well as something for anyone interested to enjoy. The full DVD runs for 51 minutes - here is a little spoiler to whet your appetite:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbmNc73 ... e=youtu.be

The first 50 copies will be available to purchase at Ally Pally and we will aim to have copies with us at all future shows going forward. If you are interested in a copy and are unlikely to be able to catch us at a show them please PM me in the first instance and I'll let you know how to go about acquiring one. The only proviso I'll mention up front is do bear with us in processing any requests at least initially in case we get inundated. We will print as many as we need and I will periodically highlight its availability on the thread.

Otherwise, hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed making it - and my grateful thanks to Andy for putting in the lion's share of the effort to make the DVD available.

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Re: "Grantham - The Streamliner Years"

Post by nzpaul » Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:01 pm

Great idea to consider a downloadable version, I hope that happens. Looking forward to it.

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