I'm not sure if it was a case of blood & custard not working well, or if it was overtaken by events in 1956 wen the regions were given more autonomy over their affairs. As expected, the Southern Region adopted green, which was a mostly green region anyway becasue of its re-varnishing malachite stock. The London Midland adopted the old LMS "maroon", as did the Eastern and the the Western ~ except for a flirtation with brown & cream.I do think B&C is an underrated and little seen livery on layouts. I understand it didn't work well on the really thing (dirt and fading) but hey still looks good on your models Larry.
Thanks Nick, This pair are running on Bachmann bogies. They look a bit clunky on some coaches and not others. The coach furthest away in the above picture (Dia. C77) might get a pair of Hornby bogies seeing as I am scrapping a Hornby Hawksworth.As always, beautiful work, Larry. Are the pair running on Hornby bogies?
Thanks Nick, This pair are running on Bachmann bogies. They look a bit clunky on some coaches and not others. The coach furthest away in the above picture (Dia. C77) might get a pair of Hornby bogies seeing as I am scrapping a Hornby Hawksworth.
Hi Larry , i quite liked the goods shed at the rear as it broke up the view of the backscene but you are there so can see the layout from all different angles , also its your layout so rule one applys .I have deleted my reference to the goods shed being at the back of the layout. It didn't work! Everything is back together in the yard apart from cattle. Livestock was often loaded on a short stub off the running line so it could be readily attached to a passing cattle train, so that remains.
The goods shed no longer blocks the view of passenger trains in the station. Track renewal is minimal, the aim being to work with the present track layout as much as possible. All I can show is a photoshopped image of the intended new arrangements...
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