Ten or so years ago, a Korean model of LMS 10000 was running on Beaminster Road and like the prototype, it was a rather unreliable model and soon departed.
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Saturday, 23 October 2021
Thursday, 21 October 2021
I rather like old fashioned garages, the clutter and sense of purpose, there had to be a garage on Beaminster Road and it is Tilly's.
One of my favourite images is this:-
The Austin 7 has just been traded-in, still going strong after almost 20 years, its shiny black replacement is waiting for collection, another BMC product.
Wednesday, 20 October 2021
The ‘power pod’ for the Wills/SEF T9 is up and running, it differs from the D15 by using a HLK Roadrunner rather than the Roadrunner+. This is caused by the restricted space in the smaller boiler, it uses the same 13mm coreless motor.
The result is exceptionally smooth and quiet, possibly a ‘cure’ for the OOworks 700?
And here is the recently purchased OOworks 700, it seems to have a tight spot, the seller, Ben Jackson of Guildford ebay user jac_5507, denies all responsibility. The clips are short but show the problem rather well. The geardrive may be the problem.
Thursday, 14 October 2021
Wednesday, 13 October 2021
This blog is not really interactive, posting comments is a rather slow, ponderous process and rarely satisfying.
However to remedy this issue and rather than abandon this blog, a Facebook group called 'Beaminster Road' has been created, if you are a member of Facebook you can click on, join the group and get cracking. For those not on Facebook, the group is 'public' and can be viewed by anyone.
Tuesday, 12 October 2021
The base of the yard crane has arrived from Peco, it is their LK35 crane, they will sell sprues and they are lovely people.
Sorry about the blurry image
The crane is one of the YMRG cranes which are part of Steve R-Smith's magnificent Verwood project and following image belongs to Neil Berrington of the other place, Neil also has one of the cranes.
A glimpse of the crane can be seen in this view of Verwood in the '30s
Saturday, 9 October 2021
Sorry but I had to post this image of 30304 in the MPD yard at Bournemouth in the late '40s. Note the 'hybrid' livery with sans gill cabside numbers, smokebox plate but sunshine SOUTHERN on the tender.
The image came from Transport Library who has a very nice back catalogue.
Friday, 8 October 2021
Today, the rain held off and some gardening was attempted, the tomato plants were cleared and preparation for the winter cold has commenced.
Meanwhile, the cottage garden progresses.
Some irises were planted, rather tedious but effective, there is another packet to be used.....
Sunday, 3 October 2021
This image is posted purely for educational purposes and belongs to the Smug Mug site. It is T9 706 and V class 930 on the upside at Bournemouth Central but it is remarkable for the comparison of 4-4-0s on the Southern in just one generation, the only common feature is the wheel size.
It also helps to illustrate why Beaminster
Road is populated by locos of the T9 generation with just one notable
exception, the H15 which is included as an example of progress on the
LSWR in just twenty years. Small locos seem to suit a small layout and
Beaminster Road is no exception.
Saturday, 2 October 2021
These few images attempt to illustrate the progress on the Wills/SEF T9 that last appeared here it has been stripped and a SEF chassis sourced. It really is coming back to life….
The main ‘bits’ are a 50+ year old loco body, an etched chassis and Hornby 6w tender. The remainder of the components are missing, so they are being replaced with modern state of the art items.
Friday, 1 October 2021
An small collection of T9 images - origin of all images is unknown.
Intended for express passenger work in South-West England, 66 were eventually built and saw several improvements throughout their service careers, the class operated until 1963.
Two different cab types -Narrow and Wide
Two different tenders - 6w rigid and 8w watercart with bogies
Narrow cab with 6w tender
Narrow cab with 8w tender
Wide cab with 6w tender
Wide cab with 8w tender
More to follow........