Lockoford Yard

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  1. jakesdad13

    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    This is my shunting plank Lockoford Yard, it is quite an old photo and not taken from a very good angle I will try and take some better pic`s soon.

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  2. Toto

    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Looks great to me Pete. Who's are the buildings? Are they scratch built as I don't recognise them. Look pretty unique.

    Cheers

    Toto
     
  3. jakesdad13

    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    Hi Tom the one at the back and the one to the left end are scratch builds the garage in the middle is a wills kit it hides a point motor, I will post some more photos as I get used to the set up.

    Pete.
     
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    Ron Staff Member Moderator

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    Looks good Pete, looking forward to seeing more!

    Ron
     
  5. Toto

    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Very impressive. Total break from the norm.

    Cheers

    Toto
     
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    gormo Staff Member Administrator

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    G`day Pete,
    That`s a little ripper......I`d like to see more of that.!!!
    Cheers
    Gormo
     
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    Nice one Pete, looking forward for more teasers

    Paul
     
  8. jakesdad13

    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    This is the yard end with factory in low relief, I have added some more detail since this photo was taken.
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    The oil storage tanks for the factory, a Ratio kit with added detail from a Knightwing pipe work set plus scratch built raised gangwalk and steps.
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    A poor photo of the Ratio station garage kit, the left bay covers a Peco surface mounted point motor.

    I will post some more pics soon now I have sussed the set up.
    Cheers, Pete.
     
  9. Toto

    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    We'll look forward to that. ....... Is that a ghost rider on the motorbike and sidecar. :giggle:

    Great stuff

    Toto

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  10. paul_l

    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    Its really surprising how much you can fit into these inglenooks, and the potential.

    Nice one Pete
     
  11. Keith M

    Keith M Staff Member Moderator

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    Hi Pete. You're not quite as old as me, but looking at Lockoford Yard, can you remember the "Steelbreaking and Dismantling Company" on Lockoford Lane with the old steam crane hammering away 6 days a week? Used to pass it on my way to school every weekday!
    Keith.
     
  12. jakesdad13

    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    Hi Kieth, yes I was probably in my very early teens or a bit younger but I was down there with a couple of mates and they were breaking up some ex London underground coaches with explosives of all things absolutely scared the doo doo out of me- I kept well away after that :eek:.

    Pete.
     
  13. paul_l

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    See thats what a bonus payment can do - you take a normal sane minded person, then pay them by the results rather by the hour - brains left at the factory gate :facepalm: :avatar:

    You should see the same effect on a fork lift driver

    Paul
     
  14. Keith M

    Keith M Staff Member Moderator

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    Hi Pete.
    Yes, I remember those London Underground trains being broken up with explosives too. Surprised they got away with that right alongside the Midland Main Line!!!!
    Keith.
     
  15. Gary

    Gary Will the real Gary please stand up... Staff Member Administrator

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    Hi Pete,

    Reading both Keith's and your own posts, it sounds that Lockoford Yard, or Lockoford Lane is a real place..? A scrap yard ?
    Oh, I can't understand why the old gas torches were not used to cut up the old London underground coaches... :whatever: Although watching them being blown apart with explosives would have been a great sight !

    Cheers, Gary.
     
  16. Keith M

    Keith M Staff Member Moderator

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    Hi Gary.
    Yes, Lockoford Lane was and still is a real place in Chesterfield (I used to live within half a mile of it). The scrapyard is now long gone, together with the nearby Great Central marshalling yard, now under a bypass, as is quite a large part of the much longer defunct Lancashire, Derbyshire and East Coast Railway which never got nearer to Lancashire than Chesterfield as the Company ran out of money, which was why the Market Place station became their headquarters. The station closed to passenger traffic around 1951, the goods yard and some traffic lasted until (I think) 1957, eventually being demolished and replaced with the current large office building. The Great Central station closed around 1963, eventually being demolished and some of the trackbed becoming a bypass. This track led from Chesterfield towards 'Barrow Hill", which, as many UK members will know, is where the last operational 'Roundhouse' engine shed is preserved.
    Keith.
     
  17. Gary

    Gary Will the real Gary please stand up... Staff Member Administrator

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    Thanks for the info Keith. I took a look at Chesterfield on google maps and also Barrow Hill. I see that Barrow Hill is where the preservation/heritage society took on a lot of work with Tornado, and that there are plenty of BR 'blue' diesels stabled there.

    Cheers, Gary.

    ps. Apologies to Pete for the hijack of his thread ! ;)
     
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    Hi Gary, yes Lockoford Lane is a real place, Lockoford Yard is fiction, the lane used to cross the Midland main line and there was a private siding of it into the scrap yard if I remember it right but I just used the road name.

    Pete.
     
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    Whether factual or fictitious it looks pretty real to me.:avatar:

    Really great work.

    Toto
     
  20. jakesdad13

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    I,ve uploaded a few more pic,s that I took today, the first is a view of it looking down its length due to its position I can,t take pic,s from the front.
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    I have a bit more detailing but there is still room for more.
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    I have also added more magnets for uncoupling as I found the first ones didn,t work to well in the original positions.
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    I was asked about my surface mounted point motors, here one,s inside the station garage.
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    And after.
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    Willets warehouse and yard, Ratio bike shed.

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    Thats it for now,
    Cheers, Pete.
     

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