Benfieldside’s First Outing In a Long Time
Benfieldside has just completed its first outing for what is believed to be 17 years and whilst honesty dictates that we must admit to some glitches; especially first thing, on the whole it went really very well. As I have a fair number of photographs (some with thanks to David Brandreth), I will spread these over a pair of posts to keep people on tenterhooks!
A NER C class (to become a LNER J21) pauses at the starter with a freight train.
The same train in the distance, showing the goods yard with the station throat behind.
Things are quieter at the other end of the station where there is a full brake in the milk bay. The signalman has a commanding view; in part of the slightly droopy signal on the gallows signal!
Because we were so pleased simply to having it running, there was no pretence to running a sensible service (and we were a little short of stock, particularly passenger stock). Thus, the poor coal merchant went without any delivery of coal all day! At least it looks as if he has enough to keep the coal fires of Benfieldside going for a little longer.
Next door, it seems like it might be lunch break at Iliffe & Stokes; builders, joiners and undertakers.
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Posted on November 20, 2017, in Benfieldside and tagged Benfieldside, EM, Model Railway, ner, North Eastern Railway, Portsmouth, S&T Joinery, South Hants Model Railway Club. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.
This is an excellent layout. Have only seen it once, but it’s modelling at it’s best.
I also saw Benfieldside at the Portsmouth Show … but being a member of the organising club (South Hants), I didn’t get enough time to stand and watch this excellent layout.
There are plans for further exhibitions. Some of these are still germinating, but it is confirmed for ExpoEM in May next year.
Always nice to see a bit of NE! 🙂