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Hi to all.

I'm projecting a diesel & electric TMD. After a lot of days searching around internet, i can't find any image that isn't american or steam style.

Can you help me and post any image or link of them?

Best regards fro Spain,
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Hi Oscar,

British locos tend not to use so much sand as they do in US, consequently we don't have sanding towers over here, but our sand (more of a whitish sand/silica mixture) is bagged and just simply poured into the loco's sand boxes.

Here's a photo of Freightliners Ipswich Fuelling Point which also maintains class 86 and 90 freight locomotives pantographs and therefore plenty of opportunity to shunt 'dead' electric locos!



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As an historical aside in steam days, and therefore, by definition, early diesel days, locosheds would have a sand oven where sand was heated to thoroughly dry it out. it was then transferred to the locos and woe betide any crew who let water get in the sandboxes.

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Oscar,

I know there is a big ugly sander standing over the tracks at the Barrow Hill preserved roundhouse just in front of the shed entrance. I have been on their web site and found many photos, but there is only one that shows the sander. I think it is so ugly that no one wants it in their shot.

You could have a look for it on: http://bhess.shu.ac.uk/ look under gallery/opendays/Willesden 1954/G1105 and 6. The sander is the big blue object.

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Thanks to all about your explanations.

Colombo, the Barrow Hill sander is not ugly to me. Only different


In my opinion, uglys are the american sand towers (sorry to the american people)

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QUOTE (odiaz @ 12 Jul 2007, 17:55) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Thanks to all about your explanations.

Colombo, the Barrow Hill sander is not ugly to me. Only different


In my opinion, uglys are the american sand towers (sorry to the american people)
Regards from Spain,
Oscar

Oscar,

Once upon a time I had hoped that the Barrow Hill Roundhouse would be restored fully to its former glory, I suppose one day they may get round to it, but for the time being it is mostly a diesel depot based on an old steam roundhouse. I would like to see the sander removed and the coaling stage rebuilt. All this would be very expensive of course and the stabling of old diesels is seemingly regarded as the best use of the site for the time being.

We two are proof that beauty lies in the eye of the beholder. I hope that the photos that I found will help you to make a realistic model of a sander that will give you great satisfaction. I hope that I have not offended anyone.

Colombo
 
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