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Thread: UK Screenshots for Pre BR Blue. High resolution warning.

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    Very nice to see Swanage back again PLP. Those are some great early morning screenshots.

    A Y14 at work at Elgar Junction on my Norfolk layout.


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    Great shots Annie!

    Here the 08 with the brakevan special returns from Furzebrook, first seen at Motala and then at Norden level crossing:




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    Eek diesel alert! Seriously though PLP those are a nice pair of summery screenshots.

    I've been doing a fair bit of Y14 testing just recently while I've been getting the three I have on my Norfolk layout sorted out in TRS19. Mostly it's been the env_metal/m.reflect adjustment thing as well as trying to sort out the broken steam effects in TRS19.

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    Look away now if you're offended by a) diesels and b) modern diesels on a heritage line.

    In a 'what might have been' scenario had the Furzebrook oil terminal not been mothballed, class 70 70007 heads towards Furzebrook to pick up an oil train. Seen below on the curve from Worgret Junction:


    Approaching Creech Bottom crossing:


    And then accelerating away:


    The approach to Furzebrook. It's less than a quarter of a mile away:


    Fortunately (depending on your view), Furzebrook was mothballed and no such trains run today. Below is a screenshot of Furzebrook as it currently is - discussions are ongoing between the site owners and the SR to lease or buy it to develop an MPD there; sheds, turntable and perhaps a coaling area but these are yet to progress - due in no small part to a clause in the original contract stating that the land must be returned to nature once its use as an oil terminal comes to an end.


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    We were lucky enough to be able to view the train on its way back to Wareham, seen here approaching Creech Bottom:




    Heading towards the River Frome and Worgret Junction:


    Stopped at the signal before the junction:


    Approaching Worgret Junction:




    Worgret Junction itself:




    Sailing through Wareham towards Poole - full speed ahead:




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    Some great screenshots there PLP that really show off your wonderful scenic work. Modern diesels always look very strange to my eyes. I'm not 100% diesel adverse as I do have a liking for the early black and silver era BR diesels as well as the green era Western Region 'Warships'.
    It would be good if Furzebrook could become a part of the preserved railway as once a line is lifted it's going to be a much more difficult process to get it reinstated again. As an aging 'greenie' I have respect for 'back to nature' clauses, but that shouldn't really exclude a preserved railway line if everything is dome properly and according to modern regulations.
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    Very Interesting display Parker! I'm going to have to agree with Annie on her diesel sentiment. The Early BR Diesels were something else. My favorites will always be the Bulleid D16/2 Diesels the Maunsell 350HP Shunters and the NBL Class 41 Warships (Sorry Annie!) That class 70 looks like something out of a science fiction novel!

    Speaking of Early BR, I figure now is a good a time as any to advertise this! I had this commission with Camscott set up around September but I had totally forgot about it until recently! I'm proud to introduce Cam's Maunsell Q Class 0-6-0T!

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    Quick fun fact: Did you know that the SR and LNER never ran on the same lines, but they exchanged goods services? It's true! Starting during WW2 and continuing until the end of steam on the Eastern and Southern Region in 1966 and 1967 respectively, a portion of the fish traffic was sent south from the eastern region via the East London Line and the Widened Lines. While the LNER leg of the train was headed by a variety of 0-6-0 locos, the SR return trains were almost always handled by the Q Class locos assigned to the South London Sheds.

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    No. 30533 had almost always been a Norwood Junction loco for the majority of it's career. Running transfer goods and local passenger workings through the London Suburbs was it's bread and butter. However, on occasion it would be called upon for a special pickup goods traveling the north end of the LBSCR Main Line to pick up errant "Blue Spot" Vans that were emptied of their contents and were to be returned to their proper home on the Eastern Region.

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    Having traveled down to Horley to pick up the south half of the train from a Brighton C2x, 30533 now travels briskly through Salfords on it's way to Norwood. It still has stops at Redhill, North Coulsdon, Purley, and East Croydon yards before bringing the train into Norwood for inspection and evening transport to the Eastern Region.

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    As it continues past Salfords Station, N Class No.31868 sits at the platform with a Redhill to Three Bridges local service. No.31868 is a resident member of Redhill's loco roster and is just getting a run in after an extensive boiler retubing at the machine shops in Ashford.
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    Oh my, that's beautiful tanker. One of my favourite 0-6-0s of the Southern and one that could be found on Swanage in the 50s and 60s!

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    Thank you Tanker, the Q looks magic and once again we owe you.
    Many thanks.
    Cheers, Ken

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    To further spam the thread with Swanage (as I'm sure some of you must be sick of the sight of it), here we see class 08 D3591 with a brakevan waiting at Harmans Cross for M7 30053 to arrive with the Swanage to Norden service:








    We have the right away - to Swanage we go!



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    Quote Originally Posted by PortLineParker View Post
    To further spam the thread with Swanage (as I'm sure some of you must be sick of the sight of it), here we see class 08 D3591 with a brakevan waiting at Harmans Cross for M7 30053 to arrive with the Swanage to Norden service:








    We have the right away - to Swanage we go!



    Cheers,

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    Sick of Swanage? Not at all Parker! I'm actually quite curious about what you said regarding the Q Class.

    Would you mind telling me what other engines were Swanage regulars during the BR Era? Might make for an interesting variation of the route one day!
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    The Q class was a regular performer over the branch in BR days; 30541 was photographed there several times taking the coal trains to Swanage. I can't find the exact image (it's in one of my books somewhere but here is 30541 at Wareham:


    The branch also saw M7s, 700s, Ivatt 2MTs and even some LMS 2Ps from the S&D on occasion. Of course, you also had your regular visitors such as light pacifics and 3MT and 4MT tanks and then in later years the line was primarily run by the 205 DEMUs.

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    Definitely not sick of Swanage PLP, so keep on posting.

    #4777. You're almost getting as bad as I am with forgetting what engines you have Tanker. Your new Q class looks to be a useful sort of engine.
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    Ah! So most of the locos that serviced the Swanage Line are already in game. Excellent! Maybe we can collaborate on a 50's era route one day!

    The Q Class is indeed an effective locomotive. Excellent for mixed traffic work in any area of the SR Network. Although most of them were urban locos, they saw a lot of good use in Kent as well due to their lightweight frames. After the Q1's rolled out into service they travelled west to Bournemouth, Eastleigh and the former M&SWJR lines like so many other goods engines before. The London Based engines like 30533 stay in place almost their whole lives. They were very good all round engines, just came into the game a bit late for people to realize that.

    There's one more SR Standard Class loco that Maunsell developed for London Freight. It's a class I have long sought after, but after finally getting my hands on the diagrams it should be making an appearance someday soon.

    Hopefully...
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    Quote Originally Posted by KotangaGirl View Post
    Definitely not sick of Swanage PLP, so keep on posting.

    #4777. You're almost getting as bad as I am with forgetting what engines you have Tanker. Your new Q class looks to be a useful sort of engine.
    Indeed Annie! I have so many SR Commissions on my list it's getting hard to keep track of them all!

    By the end of this, nearly every engine that frequented SR Metals will be a part of Trainz Railway Simulator. That much I can be sure of.

    Incidentally, did you know one of the Q Classes did a bit of a gap year(s) on the Great Eastern? I looked through the BR Locomotive Database and it seems that No. 30539 was a resident of Norwich Thorpe Shed from 1949 to 1955! Funny that. I wonder what it was doing up there for so long?
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