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Hi everyone

I am retired and run my own smallholding with chickens, ducks, pigs and organic veg, just to make sure that I'm not bored I'm contemplating reviving my interest in 00 guage southern region circa 1950's, without EMU's. I'm sure I will have many questions in the various categories.
 

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Welcome to the forum randolph. It's always nice to welcome another Southern man, and at least there's no shortage of good stuff available.

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Hi Randolph, me mam's from Whiston, right next to where the Rainhill Trials took place. If you don't mind me asking, why model the Southern and not the LNWR?
 

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QUOTE (poliss @ 9 Jan 2008, 01:06) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>If you don't mind me asking, why model the Southern and not the LNWR?


Methinks the Southern is going to be new GWR!

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QUOTE (ozwarrior @ 8 Jan 2008, 20:28) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Methinks the Southern is going to be new GWR!

Welcome Randolph.

Surely not - the Southern didn't have pannier tanks


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QUOTE (BRITHO @ 9 Jan 2008, 13:14) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Surely not - the Southern didn't have pannier tanks...

Oh yes we did (well, BR SR anyway!) - photographed one on the Weymouth Quay line around 1960 - see also Combined ABC Winter 1961/2 where there is a photo of another also taken on that line. They were class 1366 ex-WR.

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OK so did Folkestone Harbour branch.

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QUOTE (BRITHO @ 9 Jan 2008, 13:14) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Surely not - the Southern didn't have pannier tanks


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A definite mustn't have for a lot of ex LSWR sheds in the early 60's.Due to lack of suitable 'home grown' examples,but were very unpopular with partisan crews, now modellers aren't like that - er.
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To answer the question why SR - I grew up right by Grove Park Station and until 5 years ago lived in London or Hampshire so it has to be SR and the best loco in UK - Schools Class!!!!!!!
 

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QUOTE (randolph @ 11 Jan 2008, 11:13) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>so it has to be SR and the best loco in UK - Schools Class!!!!!!!

Right Company, wrong class I'm afraid - It's got to be the WC/BB as built.

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