North London Railway Class 51 4-4-0T

Discussion in 'S7 Group' started by Michael D, 16 November 2017.

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  1. Michael D

    Michael D Western Thunderer

    Good point Adrian!
    I thought living on the edge was scale7
     
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  2. Michael D

    Michael D Western Thunderer

    All stations to Poplar, managed to grab sometime to start adding all the finery (as much as can be determined to this much modified class over its lifetime) but the front end is starting to look the part me thinks
    Best wishes
    Michael
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  3. Joe's Garage

    Joe's Garage Western Thunderer

    Hi Michael, I have come a bit late to this thread but just to say what a beautiful model. The NLR is a very interesting railway and unfortunately I visited Broad Street in the 80s one Sunday then I returned the following week with a camera only to find it gone!!!!!! My memory of the station is that it had a wonderful patterned concourse, really Victorian.

    On a similar note I know you have been asking for drawings etc. but does anyone know the article by Cyril J Freezer in the Railway Modeller in the early 70s which had a drawing on one of the engines and some coaching stock? I tried to find it the other day but cannot remember which month/year it was? The drawing are not brilliant as they are small but they are of the coaching stock too.

    Thanks

    Julian
     
  4. Michael D

    Michael D Western Thunderer

    Hi Julian, thank you so much for your comments.....
    I think the article in the RM is December 1971?
    I agree with you the NLR is such a fascinating railway company, and its quite amazing what they did at Bow and Devons Road. Ive enjoyed the research very much, and out of my window in Camden I watch in the distance the current North London line (or Overground) trundle by, still with a lot of freight movement.Then to discover a good few generations back my relatives worked on the railway at Camden roundhouse and the stables now the famous market made me smile.. Im summoning the courage to tackle one of the outside cylinder 4-4-0's next if I can work out how to deal with the angles of the cylinders and make a one piece smokebox/cylinder !
    best wishes Michael
     
  5. Joe's Garage

    Joe's Garage Western Thunderer

    Hi Michael, thanks for that, I have just checked and it is a copy I do not have. I have some of 71 and 72 but not that particular one. I will put out a request on another page.

    Nice that freight is still on these lines going across London.

    Cheers

    Julian
     
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  6. Michael D

    Michael D Western Thunderer

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    And so the cab end is nearing completion, I’ll turn my attention to the chassis detailing next.
    I was thinking of a sound decoder question is what would be the nearest to this?
    Best wishes
    Michael
     
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  7. Yorkshire Dave

    Yorkshire Dave Western Thunderer

    Mmmm difficult as it will only be a generic sound. I would start by looking for sound decoders with sound profiles for small locos built around the same period i.e. late Victorian/early Edwardian.

    Digitrains offer sound profiles for the A1X Terrier, L&YR tank (ESU Loksound and Zimo) and Beattie Well Tank (Zimo).
     
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