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    Very nice Frank. There's something about a teak coach that makes it look so much better than a painted coach. I always enjoy making teak coaches, but my efforts aren't a patch on those two coaches.
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    Default GNR Teak Livery Ageing in the LNER Era

    Thanks Annie

    And the former GNR Diagram 171 ageing in the early and later LNER eras.




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    The coaches look really good.
    Wood texture is so difficult to get right and you've done a good job with it.
    Graham,

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    GNR Diagram 171 looking good in both post #570 and post #572. The aged teak texture looks particularly good.

    Rob.

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    Thanks Euromodeller and Rob.

    Another shot in the style of an early 20th century cigarette card in autochrome.


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    Now there's a sight to soothe sore eyes. The old NER coaches were such elegant things.
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    Default 1925 Coal for Littleburn

    Northeast England during the steam era. One of the sessions I have on my personal Consett & NW Durham route involves bringing coal off the Waterhouses branch and reversing at Baxter Wood to then head down the ECML to the coke works at Littleburn. Prior to WWI many collieries in County Durham had coke works on site to produce the higher value product, which was in great demand from ironworks, factories and domestic customers. The coal from the county was well suited for making coke. The cokeworks produced a valuable by-product, coal gas, used for lighting homes and cooking. This meant that some of the coal output from the county was bought by gasworks in larger towns and cities.

    Below, while the loco, former N.E.R. Worsdell J26 0-6-0 No. 881, runs round the train at Baxter Wood a BTP steam Autocar comes down from the Bishop Auckland branch heading towards Relly Mill junction.




    No. 881 comes to a stop past the trailing connection from the Bridge House Junction to Baxter Wood Junction chord to the sidings where the coal train waits.




    After coupling up to the coal train No. 881 draws the train out of the sidings and on to the steep grade down to pass beneath the Bishop Auckland branch in order to reach the East Coast Main Line at Bridge House junction.


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    Default 1948 Shunting at Newcastle

    Some more shunting at Newcastle Central, this time during 1948 at the start of the nationalisation era. After WWII the LNER began to build new rolling stock of Thompson design and with steel panelling. The original plan was for the programme to be all steel but material shortages and the intervention of the Ministry of Supply in contract negotiations betwene the LNER and contractors meant that timber was used in some of the body construction, though the underframes and external panelling were steel. In 1945 the LNER carriage works at both Doncaster and York were still limited in output due to wartime fires, neither of which were due to enemy action, hence the decision to have a major part of construction done by contractors.

    Here a Gresley V1 2-6-2T has the pilot duty at Newcstle and is moving a Thompson Diagram 344 63ft BG and Diagram 328 59ft6in CK. I have been fixing some niggles in TRS2019 and have reskinned them. Scabbled teak paint was the finish to simulate teak panelling. Some people at the time thought that they were teak panelled and more than one person has thought the same since when looking at contemporary photographs of the real carriages.







    Neither of the carriages has fairing or stones ventilators, indicating that while they are from the East Coast Register, they are not part of the carriage pool allocated to the premier express the Flying Scotsman. Even the "Junior Scotsman" (unofficial nickname for the relief train) did not have pressure ventilated stock allocated to it, but during 1948 and 1949 some pressure ventilated carriages would be built for it.
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