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Thanks to whoever (Si, I assume) sorted out all the spaces in my early posts.


I'll see if I can find some pictures of the more potentially interesting rolling stock.

I'm having trouble accessing early Flickr posts, which still come up OK as links in another forum,
but which Flickr doesn't seem to think exist in either my Photostream or my Camera Roll
(which are presumably just alternative routes to access the same thing).


Here goes.

First up:





A couple of Russian NG outline bogie vans, with part of a British-colonial type of all-steel bogie van.

The latter was quite a little task to scratch-build, partly because of the amount of filling I used to smooth out the laminated roof,
partly because of the trickiness of bending the U-section framing over the eaves.


Next:





A Londonderry and Lough Swilly bogie fish van, if I remember correctly.
Please ignore the object to its right, which is work in progress.
I see that fragments of one or two potentially interesting locomotives are in view.


Then:





Two bogie tank wagons and two bogie hopper wagons.


Then:





In the background, two "birdcage" guards' vans based on different SG originals, but re-conceived for 009.


And:





A rake of livestock vans cut down (narrowed) from SG plastic kits.


There's some home-made carriage stock, a fair bit more by way of covered bogie vans of varied provenance,
and a quite a large few potentially interesting locomotives, all "somewhere on Flickr",
but there's not a lot I can do to post these until I can work out how to access them....


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I mean to provide some more "overview" pictures of the layout, such as it is,
without ballast or ground cover as yet, and with less scenic treatment than I would wish.

However, I continue to have difficulty accessing my earlier material on Flickr, so that will have to wait a bit.
 
Much the same is true of much of my rolling stock.

Meanwhile, here are some more locomotives.


First up, a Jugoslav railways Class 83 0-8-2.





This was a tricky one for which to produce a working drawing, and then to build from styrene:
its design conventions are so very different from those familiar to one brought up on British steam.


Next is another Eastern European, albeit a bit more conventional in appearance.





The right hand side one of these is a Skoda 0-10-0 for the Steinbeisbahn also in Jugoslavia. 
Curved cab sides and tender sides were "interesting" to produce convincingly in styrene.


Then let's see a Belgian product, a 2-8-2, not surprisingly for the Belgian Congo, the CF a Kivu.





Lovely  runner this one,  I think on a new-Farish 8-coupled chassis.


While we're in the Congo, the left hand of these two Garratts is, if I remember rightly, by Haine St. Pierre.
You've already met my little Krupp-proposed pal on the right.





Then, still in Africa, a Henschel-built NG15 2-8-2.





That tender with the concealed bogies is a beast to set on the rails......



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VERY nice!. Congratulations.
See you are also a fan of Meccano leftovers.
Something I never saw before is the defribilator wires.

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Defibrillator wires?!

So far (touches wood frantically) I've not had to be defibrillated, so I remain mercifully in ignorance.

Please enlighten me.....

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I admire your approach to modelling with your selection of motive power and rolling stock.

I follow a similar vane, with my railway modelling Canadian and South American NG railway's equipment and motive power.

Still have 4 locomotives to get busy on and finish.


 :glad::glad::glad:




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Sounds good: are they posted anywhere nearby?

And: only four on the stocks? Your habits must be more considered than mine....

And I cannot help but agree with the strapline under your post.

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No photos yet of the 4 I am working on.

Baby Kitson-Meyer 2-6-6-2T, used on the FC Cundinamarca in Columbia

2 Mitsubishi 2-10-2 from Argentina Rio Turbio Railway

Henschel 2-8-2 again from Argentina La Trochita

Rolling stock from Canada, Brazil, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Australia & Russia so far.

Heading for Australia in April, so a lot of projects are on hold, including a layout for operation :bang: :bang:




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I know of a chap in Australia who has done a lovely job on the Cundinamarca machine:
I'm tempted myself, but any I built wouldn't be as good as his.

The RFIRT Mitsubishi is quite a challenge, the Trochita Henschel less so.
I've had a rough shot at both of those, and I'll try to look out photos.

Are there pictures of any others or of the rolling stock?

Good to find a kindred interest.

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I've posted a few, not all of my various rolling stock in the Scratch building & Kit bashing section of Freerails.

Along with my water tanks from Argentina, Cuba & Peru.

I do need to sit down and take photos of all of them and post them under one heading.




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" A couple of Russian NG outline bogie vans "


Hi Fred  :wave:



Sorry about comparing 'Reekieland' to Tolstoy ...  :P

... I can be prone to exaggeration very very very very occasionally.

When you've done another 1,223 Pages ... I'll pop back & let you know !  ;)





It is quite unusual to see Russian narrow gauge vans in South-East Scotland.  L:



I always thought that post-Beeching & the narrowing of all those annoying standard-gauge lines in Scotland ...

... once the Thurso-Murmansk tunnel was completed, most Russian rolling-stock wasn't often seen further south than Aberdeen.



Just goes to show that these alternate-realities, such as 'The Man In The High Castle' ...

... or in your case, 'The Man In The High North British Signalbox' ...

... or possibly even, 'The Man In The Nearly Octagonal Greenhouse' ...

... can turn up one or two surprises !!  :shocked: :shocked:



:s:



Si.

 



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