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Leeds Sovereign Street & Clarence Dock - a UK based layout

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Posted by NorthBrit on Tuesday, June 11, 2024 5:30 AM

Granddaughter put up some lights.

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Push-Pull carriage in Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway livery

 

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Posted by NorthBrit on Sunday, June 9, 2024 7:32 AM

A silly five minutes.

A clockwork locomotive and electric driven one double heading.

(The clockwork one runs on the small garden layout.)

 

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Train originating from Ayrshire travelling south.

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A long way from 'home'.  I just love the livery.

 

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Posted by NorthBrit on Friday, June 7, 2024 5:30 PM

Early morning after the rain at Clarence Dock & Goods Yard

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Misty Morning

 

 

 

 

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Posted by NorthBrit on Friday, June 7, 2024 8:21 AM

Layout still in operation though a few alterations

Looking towards Crown Point Yard  Click on pictures for correct one

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Younger granddaughter is in charge of Leeds Sovereign Street

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Posted by NorthBrit on Wednesday, December 7, 2022 10:28 AM

I purchased three Bachmann Thomas the Tank four wheeled carriages that (with a little change) fit  in with the layout when running steam locomotives.

 

The three carriages.

 

 IMG_2488 by David Harrison, on Flickr

 

One repainted into Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway colours.  It still needs another coat of paint and weathered.

 

 IMG_2494 by David Harrison, on Flickr

 

The other two are just lightly weathered.  The roofs need  the shine removed.

 

 IMG_2495 by David Harrison, on Flickr

 

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Posted by NorthBrit on Friday, October 28, 2022 5:29 AM

Hi Mark.

I have rewired  the layout so three operators can run trains at once.   A little scenery has been altered etc., but mainly we have been having fun running trains.

 

The lights in the farmhouse are bright.  It was atrial to see what they look like.  With some dimming of the light all should be okay.  The lights flicker  to give the impression (hopefully) of coal fires burning.   An added bonus they are timed to come on at 3.30pm   and switch off at 9.30 pm.

 

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Posted by Pruitt on Thursday, October 27, 2022 10:04 PM

Hey David!

We haven't seen too much of you lately. Good to see you're still around and kicking!

Must be old folk living in that farmhouse to have the lights up so bright.

I really like the brick street at the station. Reminds me of a few streets in Philadelphia years ago.

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Posted by NorthBrit on Thursday, October 27, 2022 7:26 AM

Dawn has bought a box of 'flickering'  battery tealights for Christmas.   I 'borrowed' two.

 

'Wyndham Farm'    A little too bright, so a little work to do

 

 IMG_2465 (2) by David Harrison, on Flickr

 

Leeds Sovereign Street Station Building.

 

 IMG_2466 (2) by David Harrison, on Flickr

 

I like them,  so Dawn is buying me a box.   Big Smile

 

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Posted by NorthBrit on Monday, September 5, 2022 5:08 AM

In the early 1900s to 1950s  the  real Crown Point Yard was a small Marshalling Yard for freight wagons

 

 IMG_2346 by David Harrison, on Flickr

 

 IMG_2347 by David Harrison, on Flickr

 

The yard then closed, to reopen again as a small diesel locomotive depot.

 

 IMG_2131 by David Harrison, on Flickr

 

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Posted by NorthBrit on Sunday, June 5, 2022 11:30 AM

Thank you for your kind comment, Mark.

There are cats and dogs (plus other wildlife)  all around the layout.  Smile

 

There is a 'resident' cat  taking 'five minutes out resting on the step outside Hudson Ward.   (Front right building).

 

 IMG_2220 by David Harrison, on Flickr

 

Just to add that little something else  that is often seen but not modelled.

 

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Posted by Pruitt on Friday, June 3, 2022 4:12 PM

The cats are a nice touch, Dave!

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Posted by NorthBrit on Friday, June 3, 2022 2:00 PM

Some scenes when I run trains in a 1968/1974  timeframe.

Class 25  25237  on a Leeds Central to York local service just leaving Roseville Station.

Adding a little individuality.  Two cats are on the shed roof  catching the last of the days sunshine.

 IMG_2228 by David Harrison, on Flickr

 

 

The afternoon Dewsbury Market Place to Leeds Central  is running early, so is held at the signal to The Calls Junction,  allowing a Class 121 on a Seacroft to Leeds Central  right of way.  The tall post in front of the footbridge is a tall signal, so trains can see it as they come around the curve.  

 IMG_2237 by David Harrison, on Flickr

 

 

Class 47  37299  'Ariadne'  waits at the signal to leave Crown Point Yard.

J.H. Thompson Timber Merchants is behind.

 

 IMG_2241 by David Harrison, on Flickr

 

Thanks for looking

 

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Posted by NorthBrit on Thursday, May 26, 2022 2:48 PM

Some time back I was reading about railguns in the Great War.   I  built a small one,  a representation of  the KF1.  (The original was built by the Kirkstall Forge Company in Leeds.)

 

 IMG_4887 by David Harrison, on Flickr

 

Others were built by other companies.

I have started on a new one.

 

 IMG_2216 by David Harrison, on Flickr

 

Still a lot to do, but I will get there.

 

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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. 

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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

 

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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.

 

David

 

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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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