"Grantham - The Streamliner Years"

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Re: "Grantham - The Streamliner Years"

Post by Atlantic 3279 » Fri Oct 24, 2014 12:58 pm

I shall not be able to see the article until I have a trip into town tomorrow at the earliest. I shall being hedging my bets by buying up a good stock of my favourite Humbrol enamels while on the same mission. I'm also told we have a new shop selling Hornby / Bachmann in town, so I shall have to poke my nose in there too. I wonder if any of our local "usual suspects" are running the place?
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 Mercator II » Fri Oct 24, 2014 3:52 pm

Atlantic 3279 wrote:the earliest. I shall being hedging my bets by buying up a good stock of my I'm also told we have a new shop selling Hornby / Bachmann in town, so I shall have to poke my nose in their too.
You will have to report back on that, also if its ok, its name & location

I am planning on reading the article later whilst watching the world go by in a not so busy Skegness!!

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Re: "Grantham - The Streamliner Years"

Post by Atlantic 3279 » Sat Oct 25, 2014 10:53 am

Model Rail article now in my possession. Jean wonders whether MR have her agent's details as she is keen to receive her appearance fee ASAP.

New local model shop nothing at all to get excited about. Minimal stock, mainly aircraft kits, stacked up to create a display that catches a child's eye. No name on the front of the premises, which I know to be quite extensive "behind and above" yet only a fairly small shop area in use at the front. Premises rumoured to be on a 12 month "trial" low rent lease. Operated by a former local market trader with no known current or past interest in the modelling hobby himself, so possibly only there to try to make money and unlikely to be able to give any good advice or show any interest in stocking "specialist" items. Don't rely on the truth of this, but it was also said to me by somebody who might know that the trader used to trade on Lincoln market but "had to leave".

One annoying aspect of my visit to town this morning: Whilst discovering that my preferred independent newsagent hadn't yet received any stock of MR and that I therefore had to go to WHS, I did notice that the independent is again stocking GBL, when they seemed to have stopped altogether during the Summer. I wonder if I could have bought a couple of Butler Hendersons there five or six weeks ago instead of putting up with all of the nonsense and delays via the "Customer Services" phone centre???? GRRRRR!!!!!!!
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 LNER4479 » Sun Nov 09, 2014 9:15 pm

Yesterday, the layout hosted a visit from drmditch who, in the time-honoured manner, brought a train to run :D

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It probably hardly needs me to tell you but this is a model of the J21 that is still with us, (6)5033 (ie with post-1946 number). It was a lovely sweet runner, and featured inside working valve gear.

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Paused in the Down Goods Yard, it formed part of a chance meeting of ex-NER, ex-GCR & ex-GER locos, deep in ex-GNR territory.

Perhaps Dave can enlighten us with details of the loco construction and the vehicles it towed.
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Re: "Grantham - The Streamliner Years"

Post by drmditch » Mon Nov 10, 2014 7:25 am

LNER4479 wrote:Perhaps David can enlighten us with details of the loco construction and the vehicles it towed.
The story of the J21 starts ....here..., about halfway down the page, and the vehicles I brought are on subsequent pages. Sorry I couldn't find more of the more interesting vehicles to bring, and sort out more suitable brake vans!

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Re: "Grantham - The Streamliner Years"

Post by jwealleans » Mon Nov 10, 2014 8:42 am

Blimey - one visit and he knows the lever numbers. I really must be ESN.....

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Re: "Grantham - The Streamliner Years"

Post by LNER4479 » Wed Nov 19, 2014 2:24 pm

Final call for Warley. Here are some latest pics showing scenic developments which will be on display:

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Stand A57 in the demo area in case you're having difficulty finding us.
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Re: "Grantham - The Streamliner Years"

Post by Tom F » Wed Nov 19, 2014 4:27 pm

That's looking superb 'robert'!
Sorry I cant be with you this weekend.

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Re: "Grantham - The Streamliner Years"

Post by LNER4479 » Fri Mar 13, 2015 9:25 am

Wakening this thread from one of its traditional slumbers for a shameless reminder that this time next week we should be packing up the van and off to the Nottingham East Midlands Exhibition 21st / 22nd March with virtually half the layout. We shall be appearing in 'preview' format, in anticipation of a full show appearance at the 2016 show. Alongside us should be 3279 of this parish, up to his elbows in resin, as he demonstrates his inimitable techniques. No doubt some of the more recent projects from his thread will be in evidence, either on his stand or shuttling up and down Grantham station.

If that wasn't enough enticement, then below are a few pictures of more recent developments (certainly since our appearance at last year's show)
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MPD turntable now fully operational
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Peascliffe tunnel mouth
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Winter scenery work by the Ormesby gang (with my grateful thanks)

Do pop by and say hello if you are visiting.
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Re: "Grantham - The Streamliner Years"

Post by nzpaul » Mon Mar 16, 2015 10:08 am

I've just stumbled upon the YouTube clip of this layout, looks like there may be a couple of forum members enjoying a running session if the green shirts are anything to go by. I'd love to join in on the fun, I might even have some appropriate rolling stock to play with, just the small matter of a few thousand miles and a hefty fuel bill to make a visit. Great layout, hope your able to produce some more videos in the future.

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Re: "Grantham - The Streamliner Years"

Post by LNER4479 » Tue Mar 17, 2015 8:32 am

Hello Paul,

Glad you enjoyed the video. That was filmed by Tom Foster last year and I am very grateful to him for taking the time to compile a lovely record of that running session.

I do occasionally take and publish video clips on youtube. However, I haven't gotten round to getting myself equipped with video editing software, teaching myself how to use it and thus compiling a properly edited film as Tom did. I fear that would take time, which would be time taken from the primary task of building the layout itself!

I do appreciate however that for folks looking in from the other side of the world a video might be the only way to enjoy seeing the layout in operation so whenever and however the opportunity presents itself for further filming, we'll try and produce some more. :wink:
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Re: "Grantham - The Streamliner Years"

Post by LNER4479 » Thu Mar 19, 2015 8:42 am

Here's a rare sight - a new vehicle for the layout, out-shopped by myself (as opposed to the more prodigious outputs of other co-conspirators!)
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Will be running over the weekend at Nottingham, all being well. Apologies to those who have already seen this in 'the other place'.
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Re: "Grantham - The Streamliner Years"

Post by Atso » Sat Mar 28, 2015 4:36 pm

Hi Graham,

So good to meet you on Saturday and thanks for taking the time to chat. The 'half' Grantham layout looks great (even the half you took to Nottingham is a monster!) and I think I'll be making the trip up north again next year to see the whole thing!

I've sent you a PM regarding 'other matters'.

All the best
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Re: "Grantham - The Streamliner Years"

Post by LNER4479 » Sun Apr 12, 2015 10:43 pm

Bit of video you might enjoy from the weekend running session just gone:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJfUTOOiXLY
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Re: "Grantham - The Streamliner Years"

Post by LNER4479 » Mon Jan 25, 2016 10:47 am

Time for a 'bump' to shamelessly promote the emergence of the layout chrysalis-like from its winter hibernation to appear at two forthcoming shows, as follows:

Stafford - 6th/7th February
Nottingham - 12/13th March

Some well-known suspects from this parish will be in attendance!

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See you there if you can make it :D
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