"Grantham - The Streamliner Years"

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Re: "Grantham - The Streamliner Years"

Post by williewhizz » Tue Nov 22, 2016 9:37 pm

Just can't wait to see it again, actually. I fell in love with 'Grantham' when you were still only showing segments, and the single thing that made it sing to me back then was that first amazing bracket signal ... and now there will be more!

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Re: "Grantham - The Streamliner Years"

Post by williewhizz » Tue Nov 22, 2016 9:42 pm

Sorry, as a relative 'newby' I can't get the hang of this Board yet and how you edit a post you've made.

What I meant to say was "... the single thing that made it sing to me more than any other ..."

Sorry if I gave the wrong impression - it's pretty much all great to me!

Good luck for the weekend.

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Re: "Grantham - The Streamliner Years"

Post by 2002EarlMarischal » Sat Nov 26, 2016 8:53 pm

Spent the morning at the NEC today - Grantham's like a fine wine that gets better every year. All the hard work pays off.

The crowds and general hubbub are a distraction - I imagine watching operations without all that must capture the atmosphere even more.

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Re: "Grantham - The Streamliner Years"

Post by Mercator II » Sat Nov 26, 2016 8:57 pm

Well a very pleasant first day at the 2016 Warley show, time just drifted past along with rakes of splendid coaches turned out by Mr Weallan and others. Good to chat with a few operators

The new signals look great in place, as does the entire layout to be fair

I hope to spend more time distracting the shed operator tomorrow and if I can sneak past Harvey a visit round the fiddle (please Graham!!)

I hope the day was as enjoyable for the operators
oOo

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Re: "Grantham - The Streamliner Years"

Post by jwealleans » Mon Nov 28, 2016 9:44 am

I will post the few photographs I managed in due course, but if anyone has any they'd like to post here or send me (PM for an email address) for the collection, we'd be very grateful.

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Re: "Grantham - The Streamliner Years"

Post by jwealleans » Mon Nov 28, 2016 5:15 pm

As promised, my photos from this past weekend. I confess to not being entirely across what's been added scenically since Woking as we haven't had a full running session and the chance to look it over or have a guided tour, but hopefully 4479 will correct anything I miss/misdescribe.

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A couple of overall views to start with. This is the first time we've had Tom Palmar's pelmet complete and in use and it really helps frame the layout. The LED lighting strips are also very effective.

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Loco storage before we started. One thing we're seldom short of is top link motive power, even without the P2 holding area slightly out of shot to the left.

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Construction of the new signals have been illustrated on RMWeb, but they were in operation for the first time.

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Replacing the plain card mockups of the station buildings has been the main effort. This is the view over the turntable to Platform 5.

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At the end of Platform 5 are two new buildings. The one on the right contained the oil store and the footwarmers, together with something I've forgotten.

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A barrow crossing and porters have been added at the south end. When the Official Photographer next visits, we're hoping to recreate the famous incident with Percy and the scarf.

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Further back up the far platform, a new canopy and signage as well as buildings.

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Together with the obligatory bookseller.

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The Rustons bridge.

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Tucked right away in the back corner, stables for the shunting horses.
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Re: "Grantham - The Streamliner Years"

Post by manna » Mon Nov 28, 2016 8:24 pm

G'day Gents

Ruddy Marvellous :D :D

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Re: "Grantham - The Streamliner Years"

Post by Atso » Mon Nov 28, 2016 8:30 pm

The layout looks fantastic Mr Wealleans. Great to have met you and to see Graeme and Graham again over the weekend!
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Re: "Grantham - The Streamliner Years"

Post by Woodcock29 » Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:41 pm

Great views for those of us afar - thanks Jonathon.

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Re: "Grantham - The Streamliner Years"

Post by jwealleans » Mon Dec 05, 2016 4:37 pm

There have been a raft of YouTube videos after Warley - here are the ones featuring Grantham. Some are only a few seconds, be warned.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8izWI-7s3Ps

Starts at 16:06.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxLBlLqW0kI

From the beginning.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTWfJN8f8OI

Starts at 6:48.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKbi7nhPwzs

Quite brief, starts at 5:54.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqHMxcVXBgY

Starts at 2:40.

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Re: "Grantham - The Streamliner Years"

Post by drmditch » Mon Dec 05, 2016 5:02 pm

Many thanks for the links. It was nice to see the down Coronation in the first one, because I've never managed to see that before.
In the last one there is machinery wagon loaded with some kind of steam road engine outside the Ruston and Hornsby factory.
Do you happen to remember anything about the model or the prototype?

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Re: "Grantham - The Streamliner Years"

Post by jwealleans » Mon Dec 05, 2016 5:16 pm

Best address that one to Mr. King, I believe it's his. Lowmacs and crated loads (the factory was producing heavy oil engines by the late 1930s are still on my 'to do' list.

Edit - remiss of me not to mention that the third clip above, starting at 7:18, shows David's J54 to good advantage.

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Re: "Grantham - The Streamliner Years"

Post by Atlantic 3279 » Mon Dec 05, 2016 8:59 pm

The Mac in question is an Airfix/Dapol kit-built Lowmac masquerading as the almost identical ex-GE Mac K. The road locomotive is a Fowler 8HP "Atlas" in Norman E. Box livery from Oxford Diecast, in this particular case relieved of its canopy and chimney in order to clear the loading gauge. The chimney lies in the open cab and the canopy is assumed to be travelling in an accompanying wagon or van.

There's another Mac K somewhere in the goods yard at most times too, a proper D & S example loaded with a reaper-binder.

Not a genuine Ruston product in sight - so far.

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.....
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 » Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:48 pm

There's another Mac K somewhere in the goods yard at most times too, a proper D & S example loaded with a reaper-binder.
Visible at the end-loading dock in Video 1 as the Coronation passes. Still (or back) there the next day in video 2.

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Re: "Grantham - The Streamliner Years"

Post by giner » Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:23 pm

Superb in every way. A very inviting booth appearance, too, with the blue colour, the Gill Sans lettering, and the LNER logo. Thanks also for the videos, as it's doubtful I'll ever get to see this layout 'in the flesh'.

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