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Slow Terrier, slow

Been awhile since I have posted on the progress of the Terrier.

Well progress is a lot slower than I would of liked. The body still needs a lot of work. As for the chassis, it runs direct from the power leads to the motor but pick up off the wheels does not seem to happen so will have to work at that one.

Still have till September to complete her for running on Wimblehurst Road. Here are the pics.

Terrier arrival

Returning to Haven Street had to wait for the Terrier to arrive before departure behind the Ivatt to return to Smallbrook Jct.

Terrier departure

Short video of the Terrier departing from Haven Street

Wimblehurst Road progress

Progress has been slow but I am pleased to say that one of the fiddle yards has now been wired up and tested.

In the meantime I ordered some of the 3D printed figures from Modelu (yes you can order them in 3mm) and spent this afternoon painting them. I use acrylics which are much better than enamels because you are guaranteed a Matt finish and the brushes just wash off in water (don’t use tap water because it can leave a residue).

Here are the results

   
 The Guard will be going in the SR brakevan and I might put a Lense  in the lamp using clear pva.

I have ordered some more figures as painting them is very addictive! Being a Col.Stephens light railway you don’t want too many so have ordered a signalman with tablet and a shunter standing with his pole. I will also look at investing in some of their loco crew.

You may have wondered what has happened to the Terrier, well on chassis rebuild no.2 just cannot get it to run right. I have just brought a Poppy Woodtech loco box so once that is built I will have another go.

Watch this space.

Dapol Terrier arrives

From being pre ordered last year my  O gauge Dapol Terrier has arrived, just in time to celebrate me being another year older.

Ordered from Tower Models it arrived when they said it would so defo would order from them again (funny you should mention that, I have also pre ordered the 08 should be worth the wait) anyway here are the photos

   
    
    
    
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Newhaven Harbour Company

This is another of my beloved ‘Terrier’ tanks. Locos like this were originally built to haul London commuter trains. The first loco was delivered in 1872. This was one of the first and entered service in 1872. Like other members of the class it was named after a location in London and was called Fenchurch. […]

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Knowle-Bodiam Terriers double trouble

Knowle-Bodiam
Easter Festival Overture

Details for the upcoming Easter services to launch the 42nd season proper on the K&ESR are now reasonably set, if not in stone, with the focus on the railway very much on Knowle that arrived on hire for the first time from the Southern Railway as 2678 three-quarters of a century ago in February 1940.

Although availability of locomotives is somewhat constrained this year, there’s plenty to entertain enthusiasts, families and even hitchhikers with a broad galaxy of travel options and train combinations extending into the school holiday period.

For the first time the popular Gold timetable runs all-steam on all four days of the festival with eight passenger trains from Tenterden every day with a 45-minute interval. Indeed even if the weather does not play ball, the arrangements should help put outstanding winter blues well and truly to the sword.

For what is believed to be the first time in preservation, both Terriers will be in steam on the same day on separate trains on the K&ESR with both sporting the late-BR “cat and mangle” totem, acquired by Bodiam in 2011 and Knowle in 2013. That is, excluding the Return to Robertsbridge event in September when there was a two-mile trackless gap between them, with 32670 employed on RVR metals and 32678 running between Tenterden Town and Bodiam.

The Terriers are to work five trains each day between them, with either 376 Norwegian or 65 Maunsell working the main train. The plan is that Good Friday and Easter Saturday will be the main focus of attention for enthusiasts. 32678 is scheduled for three round trips leaving Tenterden Town at 1130, 1345 and 1600hrs with a two-coach train typical of the type of train it used to run regularly in service on the Hayling Island whilst 32670 will be employed on the Vintage train with departures at 1215 and 1430hrs. Please note that for the benefit of photographers it has been specifically requested that neither engine will carry additional headboards or adornments on Good Friday.

On Easter Day and Easter Monday, for variety, and in part precipitated by a private charter late on Saturday, the two engines will swap turns with Bodiam taking over the “Hayling Billy” formation and 32678 on the Vintage. This means that there will be opportunities to ride and photograph all four combinations over the weekend. It is even possible to travel over the whole railway behind both engines, perhaps sustained by refreshments from the Buffet at Tenterden Town by riding first on the 1130 and then on the 1430, or, with a later start, first on the 1215 and then, after a longer break, on the 1600 service.

Bodiam was famous for working the last special on the Havant–Hayling with Fenchurch in 1963 and she may well be decorated on Sunday or Monday to recreate her appearance that day. Indeed this is thought to be her first opportunity to work an advertised public service Hayling-type train on the K&ESR.

But there are many other options and you can break your journey as you wish. At Bodiam, the Cavell Van will be open. This is a particularly poignant year, being the centenary of Edith Cavell’s execution by the Germans during the Great War. Also at Bodiam there will be a miniature traction engine event on Saturday, Sunday and Monday – and of course the Castle. (Hitch) Hikers will appreciate the regular service to and from Wittersham Road, with a train calling every 20 to 25 minutes; the walk between here and Northiam via Newenden is particularly recommended as it crosses the K&ESR near the Rother Bridge.

Easter should also serve as an overture for the eagerly-anticipated visit of the M7 30053 from the Swanage Railway later in the spring and to this end visitors are invited to send in digital images obtained for the railway is very short of good publicity photographs. If circumstances permit, first-thing on Good Friday and Easter Saturday, it is hoped to arrange for 32678 to be posed by the daffodils for a few minutes just below the level crossing at Tenterden Town, so patrons can obtain uncluttered images of the engine.

It should be a very special weekend, especially if other spring flowers, such as the primroses on Wittersham Bank put on a good show and if gambolling lambs have been turned out, particularly in the fields below Cranbrook Road crossing or in the vicinity of Padgham’s Curve near Bodiam.

After Easter, holiday running will continue with two trains running every day until the 19th, except Fridays 10th and 17th, and Monday 13th when there are no trains. Knowle is initially lined up to work the Vintage train, so she may very well end up working seven days in a row starting from Good Friday; a fitting acknowledgement to her splendid career so far on the K&ESR.

HN-28/03/2015

Source – Terrier Trust

Terrier progress

Able to snatch an hours modelling today.

Progress on the Terrier is slow but at least it is starting to look like one.

Cab completed plus bunker rear and coal rails added (superglue is wonderful stuff).

Cab roof is going to be a b****r to do though – save that for a day when I have more time.

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Terrier progress

Had the opportunity to start on the Terrier body today. Decided on the Kent and East Sussex version – Bodiam

Pictures below

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Preview – Dapol O gauge Terrier

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