NorthBrit

Steam Trains at Sovereign St & Crown Point

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Hello everybody.  

Having  a small  collection of 0.4.0 and 0.6.0 steam locomotives I  now run them as small Railway Companies on my main layout.

My model railway is (although fictitious)  is set in and around Leeds, Yorkshire.

The history being Calder Railway built a line from Earlsheaton Junction to Leeds Sovereign Street.  They built a small goods yard at Crown Point.  Another small railway company,  Leeds, Scarcroft and Wetherby Railway, built a line from Sovereign Street to Wetherby.  The LNWR took over Calder Railway and extended the line from Sovereign Street to Leeds Central for passengers and LNWR Goods Yard for goods traffic.   Another small railway company,  Kirkstall & East Seacroft Railway run good and passenger trains to Sovereign street on their way to Kirkstall  or Seacroft.

 

 

 Kirkstall & East Seacroft Rlwy locomotive 'Thor'  with a passenger train arriving at Sovereign Street.

 

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A Leeds, Scarcroft & Wetherby passenger train at Canal Corner

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Calder Railway train waits at Sovereign Street whilst a passenger train arrives.

 

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A tram  passes on its way to the tram shed.

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Hudson Ward wagon has arrived at Hudson Ward Flour Millers dock and is about to be opened and emptied.

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They are lovely locomotives, Mark.   I have two and have renamed them Titan and Thor.

At the moment I am in the process of trying to build a canal dock area,  but trying to find the right information etc  for the actual dock I wish to build is terribly difficult.   Not one to give in though! 

David

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Hi NorthBrit

I see like me you have a load of Hornby's toy 4wh coaches that a brake coach was never made for.

Keep an eye out for Hornby's VR Z brake van it may not be easy to find, It was only made for a short time for the Australian market.

The prices seem to vary quite considerably from reasonable, to you have to be joking silly collectors prices.

But it is the ideal partner for the 4wh coaches as a luggage / brake van it even has a dog box.

The bright orange van in the picture is the Z van and it is the right color for a VR Z van.

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I must find a couple more of them myself.

regards John

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8 hours ago, buz said:

Hi NorthBrit

I see like me you have a load of Hornby's toy 4wh coaches that a brake coach was never made for.

Keep an eye out for Hornby's VR Z brake van it may not be easy to find, It was only made for a short time for the Australian market.

The prices seem to vary quite considerably from reasonable, to you have to be joking silly collectors prices.

But it is the ideal partner for the 4wh coaches as a luggage / brake van it even has a dog box.

The bright orange van in the picture is the Z van and it is the right color for a VR Z van.

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I must find a couple more of them myself.

regards John

 

Hi John.    I originally bought a few four wheeled coaches for when my grandchildren arrive  (and take over running of trains.)   They are much easier for them to handle than 

coaches with bogies.  Then 'like Topsy'   things grew and grew. lol

As for the grandchildren;  they only want to run 'the big engines'     (diesels)..

 

Here is my youngest grandchild (three years old and train daft)  in charge.

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David

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Hi NorthBrit

You never know later on she could be one of the next ladies published in the model press.

Always good to see the young enjoying the trains set as I did when i was young.

I was only a year older than your grand daughter when I got my first proper electric train set.

Shame it never survived the first one I had now has quite considerable collectors value to it because of the engine that was in it but very first sets rarely survive childhood.

I  don't really prize collectors value, any way the real value is when they get used as intended.

regards John

 

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My granddaughter loves the 1-1 scale and has been in a few cabs of steam and diesel engines.

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A couple of  Private Owner wagons I have made.

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The Fiddle Yard.   Grandson (number 3)  loves to make up trains ready for 'sending down the line'.  Some of the wagons in the yard I have made also.

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Calder Railway goods train has right of way and is on its way to Earlsheaton Junction.

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Sovereign Street. Land in the city  is a premium price.  Looking from the bridge.  The water tower to the left.  Factories to the right.    

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'The breakdown train'.  My son made it over thirty years ago.

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New coal barge arrived.   A Craftline kit.  Not the easiest to assemble.

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The Engineers Dept wagon is a new addition to the fleet.  Bought from 'Medway Queen Preservation Society'.

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Calder Railway train on its way to Sovereign Street.

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Another Calder Railway Goods Train passing Wyndham Farm

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Kirkstall & East Seacroft passenger train passing Canal Corner and Wyndham Farm

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Calder Railway locomotive 'Huxtable' with the KF1 Railgun   (I made with a mix of different items a little while back)  It is rather heavy, but 'Huxtable' handles it well.

At Sovereign Street Station.

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A view of it passing from Roseville School

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At Crown Point Junction.    The lake beyond.

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Passing Canal Corner and Wyndham Farm

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New wagons to the 'fleet'. 

  Hudson Ward wagon at Hudson Ward Flour Millers dock.    Fairbairn Lawson wagon at Fairbairn's dock.

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More Private Owner wagons relevant  to the area being modelled...

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All the Kirkstall & East Seacroft Railway locomotives have gone in for a repaint and some named.   They are now in sap green colour.   Further painting  is still required  to finish.  More  nameplates have been ordered,  but are delayed due to Covid 19.

 

 

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The only LNER engine I have  (and in Apple Green)   I have.   A must have.  I used to see it regularly when I was a lad, albeit in its latter number of 62754   'The Berkeley'.

Here it is doing a few circuits  prior to me changing the layout over to running diesels.

 

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