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SThe Engine Shed - The J36 Class and all the latest samples

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The focus is still on new tooling announcements for 2018, as The Engine Shed looks at the story behind the J36 Class. There’s also samples galore with the latest from a number of different projects!

The J36 is impressive and quite a lot of information about it too. The 3D printed sample looks lovely.

 

Nice to see the other painted samples of the SR Lord Nelson Class.

Have a look at my latest "detailing projects" and "CAD" work here... https://www.hornby.com/uk-en/forum/post/view/topic_id/17645/?p=1

LC&DR

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 Is the snowplough fixed or removable on the J36?

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Hi LC&DR, 

 

The snowplough is included in the accessory bag, so it certainly isn't fixed!

LC&DR

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 Ah, good, thank you, my next question, will it be available seperately? 

 

Actually I would like one that fits on the front of the 700 class 0-6-0, (and the Wainwright C) which is taller and covers the smokebox door, so perhaps maybe the J36 one would be of less use to me, but I am sure there would be use for it on something similar, (Didn't the 8F class sometimes get fitted with a buffer beam plough?)

 

Every winter during the late 1950s and early 1960s the Southern fitted a number of 0-6-0s (mostly 700s and Cs) with snow ploughs and kept them in light steam at strategic sheds coupled tender to tender, just in case.  Here are a couple of class Cs at Faversham.

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Postman Prat

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Hi LC&DR

 

Some 8Fs did use bufferbeam high snowploughs, and some of the Scottish Black 5s. Those on the Highland line often carried ploughs summer and winter!! I'm sure other locos would have carried them as well, but I haven't time to go diging at the moment, as you know.     Wink

PP.......... The light at the end of the tunnel is probably a train coming towards you

LC&DR

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 I think the NER / LNER / BR(NE) used them on the Stainmore line, fitted to classes J21 or J25? And possibly up to Consett where I believe the weather could be a might cruel

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Postman Prat

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I think, for the Stainmore line, they would have used those huge ploughs, you know, the ones which were a seperate vehicle.

 

As you say, the weather for the Consett line was a mite harsh. For about 5 years I lived about a mile from Marley Hill, on the the Tanfield line. No misssing school for a routine snowfall !!      Wink

PP.......... The light at the end of the tunnel is probably a train coming towards you

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