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Hi,
I have been a member of the forum for a while, but have never got round to saying hello. So hello to you all.

My name is Peter, originally from East Kent but moved to the edge of Wensleydale in North Yorkshire in 1977.

I try to model the Southern Region of my boyhood (1950's), worked on the Southern Region from 1961 -1968.

Peter JP
 

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>moved to the edge of Wensleydale
to be near to the cheese?


and hello as well.

David
 

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Welcome!

What did you do on the Southern Region?

I was a passenger on the SR from 1965 to 1970. into central London. First, it was from Blackheath, then from Streatham Common, and finally from Guildford.

I was lucky enough to travel to Guildford in the last few months main line steam. During the last week of steam, I took a Basingstoke train hauled by a MN and changed at Woking for the electric to Guildford. I couldn't resist walking to the end of the platform to look at the loco. The fireman, who looked like a stringy 16-year old, was hanging out of the cab, completely knackered, while the driver tended the fire. I wasn't alone at the platform end - there must have been fifty city gents in their bowler hats, umbrellas, striped pants, black jackets, etc.

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Thanks for all the good wishes, now to answer some questions.

Doug

I model the South Eastern Division of the Southern Region. The area is west of Ramsgate at a place called
Pegwell Bay, where in the late 60's Hoverlloyd operated SRN 4's to Calais. I have laid the track and wired it for DCC.

dwb

If ever you are in Hawes the Ceamery is worth a visit.

Richard D

I worked in the South Eastern Division Office in Queen Street, EC4.
I was a clerk in the Engine Diagrams and Drivers Roster Section. I was lucky because in my time we still had steam in Kent, only just. I worked mainly on EMU drivers rosters.

Hope this all helps,

Peter
 

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QUOTE (peterjp @ 31 Oct 2006, 20:35) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I model the South Eastern Division of the Southern Region. The area is west of Ramsgate at a place called
Pegwell Bay, where in the late 60's Hoverlloyd operated SRN 4's to Calais. I have laid the track and wired it for DCC.
Peter

Welcome to the forum Peter.

I remember the SRN 4's & some very rough crossings as well.

Are you modelling the triangle and/or sections to & from the (disused) power station & the old port ?

Sounds like a very interesting project - any chance of some pictures please ?

best regards
Brian

(although my "handle" is of a german DB loco I still have a soft spot for the Sothern)
 

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Answer for dbclass50

Brian, I will open a new topic with pictures of my layout in the New Year.

Peter
 
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