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Postby AndyA » Sun Aug 12, 2007 4:46 pm

Right-ho

How did you find the pic, it's great? Love the loco. It says December 2006, which is a few months after we were there.

(a) No, the shed wasn't connected when we were there, Swee' Pea appeared to 'live' under the building. They must have been doing some work. I thought I was doing well to work out that it was 'once' an engine-shed.

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(b) Clearly, over the 'hand' of the loop, you're right. Funny how memory plays tricksm and that was only after a couple of weeks(!). The hand of the point at the far end is irrelevant, but It's going to bug me, now, until I work out whether the operation is equivalent I suspect gnot, but the trackwork is all soldered now....

Given the piece of pointwork in the foreground of the pic, they have probably removed the other siding under the building as well. A completely different, but equally fun, layout in just three months. Must be Gnatterboxers. :) I'll have to go back (but sadly we're in Brittany for a festival when this year's fireworks is on) - back for Robertsbridge, though, if you want to meet up.

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Postby Jon Randall » Sun Aug 12, 2007 5:08 pm

Hi Andy, interesting project you have there, how are you progressing :?:
The photo may say December 2006 but I suspect is has been scanned from a photo taken in the late seventies or the early eighties judging by the cars in the background.
I can't beleive that I worked on the Lamberhurst bypass for 18 months and I missed this railway :oops:
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Postby Steve Bennett » Sun Aug 12, 2007 5:30 pm

AndyA wrote:Right-ho

How did you find the pic, it's great? Love the loco. It says December 2006, which is a few months after we were there.


Thats the date it was put on Fotopic Andy, it was taken long before that :) . If you go up one level or go to http://johnlawontherails.fotopic.net/c841282.html about halfway down the page, there are more of Hastings, from the 1980's and this year. I thought i had given the link to this album before, but maybe not, certainly a couple of the photo's have been added since my last visit to the album
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Postby MilesB » Mon Aug 13, 2007 9:53 am

Andy

From the view below, it's fairly obvious to see where the loco shed lead comes off of the loop.
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Matching the old 1960's photo to yours, I'd say the cross-over has not moved.
AndyA wrote:Given the piece of pointwork in the foreground of the pic, they have probably removed the other siding under the building as well.

No - the arrangement under the building - main line and two sidings reached by a 'Y' point is still as you described.

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Postby AndyA » Mon Aug 13, 2007 10:19 am

No - the arrangement under the building - main line and two sidings reached by a 'Y' point is still as you described.


yep, that was when I thought your picture was from last Christmas. I think he posted the others in belated response to my request for any extra pics he had, after Steve posted the link originally. Good to gnow that the loco shed is back, though.

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Postby Geoffrey Tribe » Tue Aug 14, 2007 7:52 am

Seeing this thread reminded me that I had taken just one picture of the line back in September 1966. With the passage of time I cannot now recall all the details of my visit but thought it might be worthwhile sharing this picture of "46100". I have no details at all of the history and fate of the locomotive.

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Re: Hasting Miniature Railway

Postby MilesB » Tue Aug 14, 2007 9:05 am

Geoffrey Tribe wrote:Seeing this thread reminded me that I had taken just one picture of the line back in September 1966. With the passage of time I cannot now recall all the details of my visit but thought it might be worthwhile sharing this picture of "46100". I have no details at all of the history and fate of the locomotive.

Intrigueing - the loco shed is constructed from breeze-blocks, so it would appear that the current shed is clad in wood over blocks (presumably to match the surrounding net huts).
I also note that there appears to be 2 sidings beyond the loco shed siding - one extra compared to other photos.

I am aware that Laurie Cooksey - personal friend and author of the books on the Rye & Camber Tramway and the recent two tomes on the Selsey Tramway - was also researching the history of the HMR. I'll have to get in touch with him and see what he has...

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Postby AndyA » Tue Aug 14, 2007 3:11 pm

I'll have to get in touch with him and see what he has...


the trackwork is basically to the point that I can't swap anything out. But background would be good (even if I am stealing it for 'Jaywick and St Osyth).

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Postby Steve Bennett » Sun Aug 19, 2007 12:24 pm

Found a video on Youtube dating from 1989 which gives a very good flavour of the railway, think you might enjoy it Andy, this should take you to it http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=UrdFXieDo5I.
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Postby michael » Mon Aug 20, 2007 6:07 am

After watching the You tube video I must admit that having the job of driving that loco back and forth all day, would stretch my patience. :wink:
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Postby MilesB » Mon Aug 20, 2007 9:00 am

Steve Bennett wrote:Found a video on Youtube dating from 1989 which gives a very good flavour of the railway, think you might enjoy it Andy...

Interesting viewing - the tunnel/stock shed is there, but only one storey high, and like the loco shed, is sans it's current timber cladding. It looks like the two storey building was constructed by building on top of the existing single storey structure.

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Postby ian holmes » Sat Aug 25, 2007 8:50 am

Nice video. I wish the diver had worn a shirt though. :D
That seemed like a huge loco fo 10.25" gauge Isn't it?
Some sort of communist bloc outline I think. Put me in mind of Colins first O9 diesel actually. Now theres an idea Colin... Colin? :wink:

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Postby Colin Peake » Sat Aug 25, 2007 9:58 am

ian holmes wrote:Some sort of communist bloc outline I think. Put me in mind of Colins first O9 diesel actually. Now theres an idea Colin... Colin? :wink:


Do I really want to get drawn into this??? :lol:

I can actually see it working in Gnine, I reduced the height of the Dapol parts by almost 5mm, about equal from top and bottom. For Gnine you could leave them in, plus with a solebar as I have now added to the original, you would probably just about get enough height for a G scale figure (in theory).

Now I might just have to try it... one day...

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Postby Geoffrey Tribe » Fri Aug 31, 2007 9:28 pm

Some 41 years after my picture of 46100 Royal Scot this is the loco shed taken today. Amongst the many other changes is that the return fare has increased from 1/- (or 5p) to £2


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And the view from the other end with the current operating locomotive before running round the train.

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An elevated view of the train in its surroundings.

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Postby andrew milner » Sun Sep 02, 2007 9:03 am

Not the most elegant of surroundings for a tourist line :shock:
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Postby Jon Randall » Sun Sep 02, 2007 9:49 am

Maybe gnot, but look at that Z bend kink.
Perfect way to divert :oops: from my track-laying :lol:
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Postby cornelius » Sun Sep 02, 2007 9:05 pm

Andrew Milner wrote:Not the most elegant of surroundings for a tourist line :shock:


And that's the posh part of town :shock:
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Postby Emrys » Sun Sep 02, 2007 9:29 pm

On the plus side, it does carry you from the car park towards the rather excellent miniature golf courses. Hours of fun for all the family and home, I believe, of the European or World Championships or similar.
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Postby Steve Bennett » Sat Sep 08, 2007 1:21 pm

A few more pics to add to the library
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Postby michael » Sun Sep 09, 2007 5:41 am

I'm curious Steve how do you come up with these?
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Postby MickT » Sun Sep 09, 2007 2:36 pm

michael wrote:I'm curious Steve how do you come up with these?


He never sleeps!

:shock: :shock: :?

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Postby MickT » Sun Sep 09, 2007 2:51 pm

MickT wrote:He never sleeps!

:shock: :shock: :?

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Postby Steve Bennett » Sun Sep 09, 2007 3:32 pm

michael wrote:I'm curious Steve how do you come up with these?


Usually, as in this case, while looking for something else :) .

Contrary to what many believe, I do sleep sometimes, usually sat in front of the computer with my finger on the send button :lol: .
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Postby More_Cats_Than_Sense » Sun Sep 09, 2007 4:33 pm

Steve Bennett wrote:
Contrary to what many believe, I do sleep sometimes, usually sat in front of the computer with my finger on the send button :lol: .


Gnot just me that does that then 8)
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:04 pm

The Fotopic links above are, of course, dead and the Loco Swee' Pea has disappeared.
There is however another Steam Outline under construction in the workshop:

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