Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Idea for Pocklington operation

I am leaning towards Pocklington being a shunting operation exhibition layout.

An idea for the decoupling operations can be found on my main site at this page.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Some new info on Pocklington on the Net

My online friend James from the UK (http://eastmoor.blogspot.com/) emailed me that a new page has appeared on the Net that describes Pocklington. History, general layout, and period photos and documentation are provided. Thanks James it has been very informative.

Go to http://www.disused-stations.org.uk/p/pocklington/index.shtml to view.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

New reference site - Rail UK added

While researching OO model offerings from Bachmann, namely relevant Standard Class 3MT stream locos or Class 105 DMUs, I stumbled on this new site which is a great reference source. So far none of the current offerings from Bachmann seem to be suitable for operations to and from Pocklington. The 3MTs 82019 & 82020 seem to have ended their days at Nine Elms Shed, which if this site is correct is located in Battersea, London. As for the recent Class 105 DMUs, these also don't seem relevent.
The more I research what could possibly run to this location, the less I am finding out! I guess if I was really clever I could remove the 3MT engine numbers and replace with something more pertinent, but I believe my skill in this is zero at the moment. Might have to invest in some DVDs that explain how to do it properly.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Totem added

I finally got around to editing a generic BR station totem in a suitable editor today and have uploaded it as the blog name.

Still no closer to making this as my other layouts are taking up a bit of time.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

New Pages added

Overnight I received an email from my UK contact James with some additional information concerning Pocklington.

He sent me through some extracts from Hudson's Way, which I have now incorporated in a separate 'Page' to the left. From a modelling perspective, James mentioned the LNER K3 is available from Bachmann and is very good! Likewise Bachmann produce the Ivatt 4MT (sometimes called Ivatt Class 4) and this is very good indeed. Of the diesels Bachmann produce the Class 37 and Class 40 which were typical locos for the latter part of the line's operation.

I have checked the Bachmann Branchline site to check availability of these models and I could only find the Bachmann part numbers 32-578 and 32-579 for the Ivatts. Similarly the Class 37 and 40 for the transition period might not be currently available. I might have to keep an eye out on Ebay!

James also emailed a couple of photos of Kiplingcoates signal box, which are very good. I have created a 'Page' called 'Photos' and these are now referenced there.

For those interested to know where Pocklington is I have included a diagram of the York to Beverley Line at the bottom left of the Home page.

Thanks James for the information.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

New link added - Signal boxes of the NER

BR Station totem answer

James replied advising definately NER, therefore Orange totem. I may have to update the blog header with a Pocklington in Orange totem when I get a chance.