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Leeds Sovereign Street & Clarence Dock - a UK based layout

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Posted by NorthBrit on Monday, May 16, 2022 12:30 PM

George Wilkinson, Telehone Engineer  is at his motorbike sidecar to fetch some equipment  to fix the telephone cables.

 

The scene was temporary to see how it looked  and now to be a 'permanent fixture'  with some bedding in to do.

 

 IMG_2189 by David Harrison, on Flickr

 

 

Some new items have arrived at Leeds Sovereign Street Station and have been 'personalised'.

 

 IMG_2188 by David Harrison, on Flickr

 

Thanks for looking

 

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Posted by NorthBrit on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 1:30 PM

Recent running of trains.

 

Inverness based Class 47   47515  'Andrew Carnegie'  is a long way from home.   Here it is on a two carriage Castleford to Leeds Central local passing behind Charlie Marston's Salvage Yard.

 

 IMG_2146 by David Harrison, on Flickr

 

Here it is again  once again on a two carriage local,  this time Leeds Central to York  arriving at Roseville Station.

 

 IMG_2148 by David Harrison, on Flickr

 

And now at the Junction.

 

 IMG_2150 by David Harrison, on Flickr

 

parliamentary train is a passenger service operated in the United Kingdom to comply with the Railway Regulation Act 1844 that required train companies to provide inexpensive and basic rail transport for less affluent passengers. The act required that at least one such service per day be run on every railway route in the UK. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parliamentary_train

 

In the 1960s/70s   the Post Office  paid British Railways   to run postal/parcel vans.  One way British Railways  could still run Parliamentary Trains cheaply  was to pay the Post Office to attach a passenger carriage   to a parcel van train.

Here is Class 47  47423  'Sceptre'  on a  York to Leeds Central parcel van train with a carriage attached.

 

  IMG_2151 by David Harrison, on Flickr

 

Diesel Multiple Units (DMUs)  are staple traffic on the layout.

Here is a Leeds Central to Dewsbury Market Place  bound DMU  approaching Leeds Sovereign Street Station.

 

 IMG_2153 by David Harrison, on Flickr

 

Thanks for looking

 

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Posted by NorthBrit on Thursday, March 24, 2022 8:47 AM

Thank you, Mike  for your kind comments.  They are much appreciated.

A layout that gives us great enjoyment.  

 

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Posted by Water Level Route on Thursday, March 24, 2022 5:28 AM

David, another thread got me to thinking.  I needed to comment on yours as well.

Great layout!  I really enjoy the photos and the stories that often accompany them.  Yes

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Posted by NorthBrit on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 12:17 PM

Pruitt

When I first saw the last post, I read "The same train with Charlie Marston's Yard behind"  ===============

 

 Sometimes  I have to read things a few times as well.  

 

David

 

Edit.     The times I tried to post before it did.   Now it posts the lot!!!

 

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Posted by NorthBrit on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 12:17 PM

Pruitt

When I first saw the last post, I read "The same train with Charlie Marston's Yard behind"  ===============

 

 Sometimes  I have to read things a few times as well.  Laugh

 

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Posted by NorthBrit on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 12:17 PM

Pruitt

When I first saw the last post, I read "The same train with Charlie Marston's Yard behind"  ===============

 

Smile  Sometimes  I have to read things a few times as well.  Laugh

 

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Posted by Pruitt on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 12:06 PM

When I first saw the last post, I read "The same train with Charlie Marston's Yard behind"

as "The same train with Charlie Manson's Yard behind"! Really popped my eyes open this morning! Whistling (then I re-read it and saw my error).

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Posted by NorthBrit on Monday, March 21, 2022 1:32 PM

The light through the train room window   plays magical tricks.

What looks like a misty morning Class 27  27037  passes Wyndham Farm/Canal Corner with a York to Leeds Central  local train.

 

 IMG_2125 by David Harrison, on Flickr


The same train with Charlie Marston's Yard behind

 

 IMG_2126 by David Harrison, on Flickr


Class 26  26009   with a Leeds Central to Castleford local train passing Crown Point Yard.

 

 IMG_2128 by David Harrison, on Flickr


And now passing the Junction.

 

 IMG_2129 by David Harrison, on Flickr

 

Thanks for looking.

 

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Posted by NorthBrit on Tuesday, March 8, 2022 1:09 PM

The fittings are on the match truck.  Now the crane hook has a housing for when it travels.

 

 IMG_2109 by David Harrison, on Flickr

 

Clarence Dock Goods Yard.  Locomotive 'Allan Water'  Is in the yard.

 

 IMG_2117 by David Harrison, on Flickr

 

Class 142 DMU  ona Wetherby to Leeds Central All Stations  approaching Roseville Station  (round the corner).   The destination board on the train shows Wetherby for when it travels that direction.  The 'front'  shows Leeds Central.

 

 IMG_2122 by David Harrison, on Flickr

 

Thanks for looking.

 

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Posted by NorthBrit on Saturday, March 5, 2022 6:34 AM

I have joined The Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Society.   They hae sent me an array of magazines and books to read  giving me a great insight into the workings etc. of the L&Y.   Here are some  of the magazines etc.

 

 IMG_2100 by David Harrison, on Flickr

 

A scene of part of the layout.  Beyond the fence is backscene.

 

 IMG_2094 by David Harrison, on Flickr

 

When I run the little steam engines the layout is in a timeframe of 1914/1919

Here is a  Southbound Troop Train  passing Leeds Sovereign Street Station  with soldiers of  The King's Scottish Borderers.  The frast two carriages are North British Railway  ones.  The green one is a Stockton & Darlington Third Class.

 

 IMG_2104 by David Harrison, on Flickr

 

Thanks for looking.

 

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Posted by NorthBrit on Tuesday, March 1, 2022 11:19 AM

Ah!   There by lies tales of times gone.

Tales of The General Strike of 1926;  handed down through time.

Accidents in mines  in Yorkshire.

Exchanging stories with an old Welsh miner (retired) in Merthy Tydfil.

Coal being delivered by rail to the staithes near Gilsland for the local coal man to deliver.  (As far as I am aware still going on today.)

Paying more for house coal, even though coke was cheaper.   The heat from coke was far less than coal.

When we lived in the Border Counties Railway area we got free coal from Mootlaw Quarry, Northumberland.  They were after quarry stone and came across a small seam of coal.  Free to anyone who took it away.

As for modeling any real railroad,  selective compression is a must.  The real Leeds Sovereign Street   is over 200 yards long.  With a space of 4x1 and a bit  something has to be ommitted.  Alyth Yard would be the same.

 

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Posted by NorthBrit on Saturday, February 26, 2022 8:39 AM

In days gonethe real factories in Sovereign Street  would have a delivery of coal once or twice a week.  Normally the deliveries would be by road transport.

Modelers license allows the deliveries to be made by rail,  bringing variety to operations.

(Anyone reading this;  remember your factories/businesses need coal/oil/stationery/food etc.  Okay so it probably came by road.  Delivering by rail is much more fun.)

 

Here is  the second delivery this week of coal to Hudson Ward Flour Millers.

 

 IMG_2075 by David Harrison, on Flickr

 

As I have mentioned previously,  the real line was built by the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway.   Being amember of The L&Y Railway Society I looked at some photographs of  carriages the Company had.

I wanted  a Brake/third carriage.  Wondering how I was to get one  lo and behold there  is one in the Bachmann Thomas The Tank range.   A repaint  to L&Y colors and success.

Here she is at the rear of a two carriage Leeds Central to Dewsbury Market Place local service.

 

 IMG_2072 by David Harrison, on Flickr

 

Part order of trasfers/decals have arrived to finish the alterations.

 

Thanks for looking.

 

David

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Posted by NorthBrit on Sunday, February 13, 2022 4:55 AM

Having fun.   Just running trains.

 

Recent purchase.  A All First Class carriage Leeds Scarcroft & Wetherby Railway.

 

 IMG_2040 by David Harrison, on Flickr

 

A Seacroft bound freight train of the Kirkstall & East Seacroft Railway  passing Roseville Station.;  locomotive 'Zephyrus'  in charge. 

 IMG_2041 by David Harrison, on Flickr

 

A Dewsbury Market Place to Leeds Central passenger train  passing the Junction.

The carriages -  from the locomotive.

Lancashire & Yorkshire 6 wheeled All 3rd Class Clerestory.

London & North Western  6 wheeled  1st/3rd Class.

London & North Western 4 wheeled All Third Class.

Great Northern Railway  4 wheeled  All First Class.

 

 IMG_2043 by David Harrison, on Flickr

 

In real life  both the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway and London & North Western Railway  had close agreement regarding running of trains.   So much so in 1922  they amalgamated into one Company.

The railway line from Dewsbury to Leeds Central  ran along part of Great Northern Railway  metals  hence  the GNR  carriage  added on to the train.  Another agreement between the Companies.

 

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Posted by NorthBrit on Wednesday, February 9, 2022 6:12 AM

Shane  -   Most UK model railway manufacturers make Class 37 locomotives.   I do nort know the best manufacturer.  Each seem to have good and bad points in the reviews.

 

Garratt locomotves in North Wales.

 

https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/watch-iconic-narrow-gauge-loco-17347978

 

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Posted by NVSRR on Tuesday, February 8, 2022 8:00 PM

There are a couple of working 2 foot gauge ones over there too.  forget which line they are on. 

 

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Posted by NVSRR on Tuesday, February 8, 2022 5:06 PM

I keep forgetting about the garrats.  

 

Who makes a decent 37 model?

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Posted by NorthBrit on Tuesday, February 8, 2022 2:44 PM

The two Class 37s and two 'Peaks'.

37026  Glencairn,   37417  Highland Region,  45048  The Royal Marines  &  46010.

 

 IMG_2036 by David Harrison, on Flickr

 

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Posted by NorthBrit on Monday, February 7, 2022 12:43 PM

Hi NVSRR.   I have 45048  'The Royal Marines'   and 46010  Peaks.  Two Class 37s   37026  'Glencairn and 37417  'Highland Region'.  Thirteen Class 55s

 

The largest steam loco in service in Britain was  LNER built  2-8-0 + 0-8-2  Garratt.

When built the new P2  2-8-2  'Prince of Wales'  will be the most powerful locomotive  to operate in the U.K..

 

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Posted by NVSRR on Monday, February 7, 2022 11:21 AM

Do you have any of the class 45/46 peaks?    Loves me the class 37 though.    Of course the sound of. 55 takes the show.    What was the largest steam loco in service in Britian?  
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Posted by NorthBrit on Monday, February 7, 2022 8:27 AM

The Seacroft to Leeds Central Class 121  at Roseville Station.   The rather thin looking person is from a pack of figures from China.   Really a bad buy.   In the (slow) process of replacing them.

 

 IMG_2020 by David Harrison, on Flickr

 

A  freight train bound for R.O.F.  Barnbow,  Class 25  25218  in charge  as it passes Leeds Sovereign Street Station.   The thin coasting of 'snow' is 'melting'.

 

 IMG_2024 by David Harrison, on Flickr

 

The same train is near Roseville Station.

 

 IMG_2026 by David Harrison, on Flickr

 

Thanks for looking.

 

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Posted by NorthBrit on Monday, February 7, 2022 3:43 AM

Did some serious train running yesterday.

 

On Shed 

Class 47  47474  'Sir Rowland Hill'

Class 55  55016  'Gordon Highlander'

Class 52  D1035     'Western Yeoman'

 

 IMG_2011 by David Harrison, on Flickr

 

 

Class 55  55016  'Gordon Highlander'   at Crown Point Junction on its way to Leeds Central  for its next turn of duty.

 

 IMG_2012 by David Harrison, on Flickr

 

Class 52  D1017  'Western Warrior'  receiving 'a drop of oil'.   She has just arrived on a Swansea to Leeds Central service.

 

 IMG_2018 by David Harrison, on Flickr

 

Thanks for looking.

 

David

 

 

 

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Posted by NorthBrit on Tuesday, February 1, 2022 4:41 AM

No grandchildren today, so the big steam engines had a run down the line.

 

6233   'Duchess of  Sutherland'  at Leeds Sovereign Street Station.

 

 IMG_1992 by David Harrison, on Flickr

 

and in her glory!

 

 IMG_1994 by David Harrison, on Flickr

 

6220  'Coronation'   

 

 IMG_1996 by David Harrison, on Flickr

 

5699  'Galatea' at Roseville Station.    The real 5699  was based at Leeds.

 

 IMG_1997 by David Harrison, on Flickr

 

Thanks for looking.

 

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Posted by NorthBrit on Saturday, January 29, 2022 11:33 AM

A busy time with family visiting different days, so not much train running.   Just running the odd train now and again.

 

Two views of Class 26  26009  on a Leeds Central to Castleford  three carriage local.

 

Passing Crown Point Yard

 

 IMG_1989 by David Harrison, on Flickr

 

And at the Junction.

 

 IMG_1990 by David Harrison, on Flickr

 

I decided to remove my 'big' steam engines  from the display shelf and start running them.

 

Here is LMS Royal Scot Class 6149  'Lady of the Lake'  on a photoshoot at Leeds Sovereign Street Station  prior to 'going into service'.

The real  6149   was built for the LMS by the North British Railway in 1927.

 

 IMG_1991 by David Harrison, on Flickr

 

Thanks for looking.

 

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Posted by NorthBrit on Thursday, January 27, 2022 3:44 AM

Some people know  I support the preservation of the paddle steamer 'Medway Queen'  (PSMQ).   To raise funds they have commissioned Dapol to produce railway wagons  (00 and N gauge).

I have purchased the two latest ones and they have arrived.

I can now operate a service with my PSMQ   wagons at Clarence Dock.  To make it a little authentic  (for half an hour or so) I rename the dock Gillingham Pier;  the home of Medway Queen.

 

All the wagons on their way to Gillingham Pier.

 

 IMG_1982 by David Harrison, on Flickr

 

Two scenes at Gillingham Pier.

 

 IMG_1984 by David Harrison, on Flickr

 

 IMG_1986 by David Harrison, on Flickr

 

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Posted by NorthBrit on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 2:03 PM

Dave.  Hogwarts Express in Ontario?   I like it. Smile

Mike.   'Rocket'  is a great talking point.  Smile

 

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Posted by NorthBrit on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 9:00 AM

Lastspikemike

Is that Hornby's more recent release of that classic model? I'm tempted. Now that really would be modeller's license to run the Rocket through the Rockies. Might need a pusher.....

 

 
Yes,  LSM.    It is DC.   I added the 'smoke effect'.  Smile
 
A generous family member bought it for me.
 
 
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Posted by Water Level Route on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 5:28 AM

NorthBrit
Even if you run trains seriously,  have fun with it.

Absolutely!  Love seeing the Rocket!

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Posted by hon30critter on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 5:18 AM

NorthBrit
Off course it is my railroad  and sometimes a daft half hour happens.

Hi David,

That is my philosophy exactly! I fully intend to run Hogwarts Express whenever it suits me without any bogus excuses like "it's an excursion train". I've even added sound and lights to enhance the experience. Maybe I'll get a little dry ice fog to go with it!Smile, Wink & GrinLaughClown

Cheers!!

Dave

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