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Berwick upon Tweed - Northumberland Coast

Ness Street is a high quality four bedroom self catering holiday home located within the historic Elizabethan walled town of Berwick upon Tweed. Click here for the home page.

Read reviews about our Northumberland Holiday Cottage on Google.

Ness Street Holiday Cottage offers a discount to N Gauge Society members.

Berwick is easy to reach by train and Ness Street is ideally suited to a car free holiday. See here for more details.

The following links have some, little or even no relevance to Berwick!

Model Railways

Dapol Terrier Tanks have moved to their own dedicated page.

Dapol and Graham Farish Catalogues now have their own page.

My Langston Bridge N Gauge Layout is here

Miniatur Wunderland Hamburg

Miniatur Wunderland model railway Hamburg

Miniatur Wunderland Hamburg

Pictures from a recent visit to Miniatur Wunderland in Hamburg.The world's largest model railway layout. (click on one of the pictures to start a slide show)

 

Warley 2013

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Farish

Farish City of London

Farash Merchant Navy

Farish cabinet display Warley 2013

Farish Warley 2013

 

Farish cabinet display Warley 2013

Farish cabinet display Warley 2013

Dapol

Dapol Warley 2013

Dapol Warley 2013

Peco

Peco smartswitch display

Peco smartswitch servo

Peco smartswitch

Warley 2012

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Farish

farish

farish

Farish Display Case

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dapol

dapol

dapol

dapol

dapol

dapol

dapol

dapol

Dapol Display Cabinet

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TINGS 2012

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Farish N gauge blue pullman painted

Farish Blue Pullman

Farish N gauge blue pullman with yellow ends

Blue Pullman with yellow ends

Download Pullman movie. 21Mb

(Click link if using Firefox, In Internet Explorer right click the link, and select "save target as". Once file has downloaded open it to play)

 

Dapol Green class 22

Dapol class 22

Dapol class 52

Dapol class 52

Dapol GWR Green Pannier Tank

Dapol Pannier Tank

Dapol Pannier tank with cab removed showing DCC decoder

Dapol Pannier Tank

The cab easily unclips allowing a DCC decoder to be quickly fitted

NGS 2012 AGM Show

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Dapol 38xx

Dapol 38xx

Dapol 38xx tender

Dapol 38xx First Engineering Prototype

 

Farish N Gauge Blue Pullman

Farish N Gague Blue Pullman

Farish Blue Pullman

Farish Blue Pullman

Graham Farish (Bachmann) N Gauge Blue Pullman

Download Pullman movie. 13Mb

(Click link if using Firefox, In Internet Explorer right click the link, and select "save target as". Once file has downloaded open it to play)

or double click on the image below to play. Requires Apple Quicktime

 

Farish Blue Pullman

 

 

Farish Class 70

Farish Class 70

 

Farish wagons

New Farish Wagons

 

Farish Coaches

New Farish Coaches

 

NGS Inspection Saloon

NGS Inspection Saloon

NGS Inspection Salon

Graham Farish 1980 Catalogue

Graham Farish N Gauge Catalogue from 1980

Scan of 1980 Graham Farish Catalogue found in a second hand book shop April 2012. File is a 13 Mb pdf document.

Alexandra Palace March 2012

Some pictures from the Dapol and Farish stands. Click on the images to download a more detailed version.

Dapol

dapol showcase

Dapol Showcase - click to enlarge

Dapol A4 2509 Silver Link

Dapol A4s

Dapol N Gauge A4 locomotives

Dapol N Gauge MK3 buffet cars

Farish

Graham Farish showcase March 2012

Graham Farish showcase March 2012

Graham Farish showcase March 2012

Graham Farish showcase March 2012

Graham Farish showcase March 2012

Graham Farish showcase March 2012

Graham Farish showcase March 2012

Graham Farish showcase March 2012

Graham Farish showcase March 2012

N Gauge Society Kit Showcase

N Gauge Society Kits

Dapol Catalogue 2011

Scans of the new 2011 Dapol Catalogue.

N Section (7 Mb)

OO Section (8Mb)

By kind permission of Dapol Ltd

Osborns Exclusive Hinderton Hall

Preserved loco 5900 Hinderton Hall produced in GWR livery. Due approximately Easter 2011

Dapol Hall

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6990 Hinderton Hall from Osborns Models

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Osborns Hall Advert

Warley 2010

New things to come from Farish...

Class 03 Shunter from Graham Farish

Class 03 Shunter

Farish Class 101

Farish Class 101 prototype

Class 101

Iron Duke

70014 Britannia "Iron Duke". This is a special edition of Dapol's Britannia only available from Osborn's Models.

Dapol Britannia Iron Duke

Osborns Models Iron Duke

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The Prototype

Iron Duke 70014

Taken June 1956 at Victoria

 

Iron Duke 70014

Taken November 1957 at Victoria

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Images by kind premission of Colour Rail

Tornado

Tornado crossin the Royal Border Bridge in Berwick

Tornado Crossing the Royal Border Bridge in Berwick.

I hope someone will make Tornado in N sometime soon....

International N Gauge Show 2010

Pictures of some of Dapol and Farish's forthcoming new models.

Click on the picture to get a high resolution version

Dapol HST

Dapol HST

Farish Deltic DP1

Farish Deltic DP1

Farish B1

Farish B1

Farish B1 front view

More Farish B1s

Farish Mail Coaches

Farish Mail Coaches

Farish Deltic DP1 train

Farish DP1 on layout

Fitting a DCC decoder to an Ixion Manor

The wonderful new Ixion Manor is not fitted with a DCC socket, and that's hardly surprising given the small amount of free space in the tender. However it is possible to fit a TCS Z2 decoder and no modifications to the tender's bodywork are required. Click on images for a larger picture.

TCS Z2 decoder and Ixion Manor tender body

A view of the decoder and the upturned tender body.

Ixion Manor tender with body removed

Tender with body removed prior to conversion

Ixion Manor with TCS Z2 DCC decoder

Here is the decoder wired up but not quite in the correct position. I've got the orange and grey wires transposed, so the decoder has been programmed with the backward running bit set. The blue, yellow and white wires are for lighting control. I've left them longer than absolutely necessary just in case the decoder ever gets used in another locomotive.

Ixion Manor with TCS Z2 DCC decoder

The decoder bottom edge is positioned just behind the lugs that locate the tender body, and is angled slightly towards the front of the tender. As the body is lowered the decoder is pushed to a slightly greater angle. Allowing the decoder to sit tilted from the vertical is key to getting it to fit without having to trim any plastic from inside of the tender body. It helps to remove the coal load before refitting the tender body. It simply unclips, and can be clipped back afterwards.

Ixion have also produced a fitting guide for the bag of bits that comes with the Manor.

Stove R

Pictures of my LMS Crimson Lake Stove R. Ready to run model produced by the N Gauge Society and released at the Warley Show in November 2009. Again, click on image for a high resolution version.

Stove R side view

 

Stover R end view

 

Stove R roof view

 

Stove R underside view

 

Dapol 2010 Catalogue

Scans of the Dapol 2010 Catalogue, by kind permission of Dapol Ltd.

N Gauge Section pages 1 to 18

OO Gauge Section pages 19 to 32

Hopefully these scans will be replaced by pdfs created from the orignal artwork.

Dapol Open Day 2009

Some pictures taken on 10th October 2009. All items are preproduction protypes. Click on image to downlad a larger sized version.

Dapol Class 86

Class 86

Dapol Class 86 different cab options

The 86 has three cab end variants

Dapol Class 58

Class 58

Dapol Class 58

Class 58 three quarter view

Dapol Terrier Ashtead

Terrier Ashtead

Dapol Terrier Crowborough

Terrier Crowborough

The following are a series of preproduction Class 153 units in various liveries. Unfortunately they were stored in a way that obscured the underframe.

Class 153 Arriva

Dapol Class 153 Central Trains

Dapol class 153 east midlands trains

Dapol Class 153 London Midland

Dapol Class 153 Northern

Dapol Class 153 Northern Rail

Dapol Class 153 Regional Railways

 

Stove R

Pre production picture of the N Gauge Society Stove R

Stove R

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Photo courtesy Richard Bardsley

Collett Coaches with Light Bar

These pictures show the new Dapol light bar ready Collett Coaches fitted with the amber led light bar. The light bar is being operated at full illumination. The pictures are taken in full daylight, twilight and darkness. Click on the picture for a larger image.

Dapol Collett Coach in Daylight

Daylight

Dapol Collett Coach in Twilight

Twilight

Dapol Collett Coach in Darkness

Darkness

Dapol Light Bar

Light bar printed circuit board

Collett coach with roof removed showing Dapol light bar

How light bar connects to Collett coach

Dapol at Model Rail Scotland February 2009

Pictures taken on Friday 20th February. Please note that all models shown are still preproduction and still have minor errors. (Mainly livery details)

 

Southern Terrier Tank

Southern Terrier Tank. Note DCC decoder in cab

Dapol 67 in EWS livery

67 in EWS Livery (click image for larger picture)

Dapol 67 on layout

67 on Dave's layout

wrexham and shropshire coach

MK3 in Wrexham and Shropshire Livery

Dapol Open Day October 2008

As well as the items mentioned in the new 2009 catalogue, Dapol today announced that they would be producing the following products over the next 24 to 36 months:

B1, 38xx, HST, Pendolino, 26, 56, 153.

Exact release dates will depend on market conditions.

Here are a few pictures taken at the open day on 11th October 2008.

Below is a shot of an early test build of Dapol's forthcoming Terrier Tank locomotive. Note there is more work to be done and this is not the final build state. The tanks in this model are plastic, which will be replaced by tungsten in the released version. This model was shown pulling 7 coaches on the flat.

Dapol Terrier Tank Locomotice early test build

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Here you will find an AVI video of the Terrier going round Dapol's display track. The file is 29Mb. Below is the same video in Flash format in a smaller screen size.File size is 4Mb

Ever wondered how Dapol print their wagons? This video shows you how. The file is 18Mb. Below is the same video in Flash format in a smaller screen size.File size is 3Mb

Below is a test moulding of Dapol's class 67

Dapol Class 67

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Below is Dapol's injection moulding machine, currently set up to produce the OO Fruit D - I guess you could call it a fruit machine!

Dapol injection moulding machine

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Here is some injection moulding tooling. I'm not quite sure what it is designed to produce, but it has got a freshly produced Fruit D on top.

Dapol tooling

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Wagons get spray painted by hand. The paint dries in 15 seconds. The filter at the back is part of the paint extraction system.

Dapol wagon spray painting

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Graham Farish Stanier Jubilee manual (pdf)

Graham Farish class 04 Shunter manual (pdf)

Graham Farish Class 108 manual(pdf)

Dapol Locomotive Maintenance Sheets

14xx 0-4-2 Tank Engine Lubrication

45xx lubrication

9F Lubrication

9F Sprung Bogie Fitting

Class 73 (original)

Ivatt Tank Locomotive

Low Emission Class 66

Original Class 66

Q1 Oiling

Voyager Lubrication

Dapol 2009 catalogue complete pdf (14Mb)

Dapol 2009 catalogue N gauge section only (9Mb)

Dapol 2008 catalogue complete pdf (5Mb)

Dapol 2008 catalogue N gauge section only (2.5Mb)

Dapol 12th edition catalogue (6Mb)

Dapol 11th edition catalogue (6Mb)

Dapol 10th edition catalogue (6Mb)

Dapol originated material reproduced by kind permission of Dapol Ltd

Copyright remains with Dapol and commercial use requires written permission from Dapol

If anyone has any earlier editions of Dapol catalogues that they can scan, or send to me for scanning, please send an email thanks.

Wonderful pictures of the Settle and Carlisle railway. Excellent reference resource for modellers.

Toma Model Works Kits

Nn3 kits produced in Japan.

Kit #0007 instruction leaflet with additional english translations. The original instruction leaflet is available on the Toma website.

Pictures of kit #0007 Under Construction

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complete kit unpainted

Almost completed kit unpainted

view of motor

Motor with lead weights

underside of chassis

Underside of chassis showing worm drive

Farish Stanier Coaches

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Graham Farish Stanier coaches in LMS crimson lake. Two third class and a third class brake.

Farish Jubilee Train

Stanier Coaches

Stanier Close Coupling

close coupling

stanier rear view

stanier bogie

graham farish stanier bogie

stanier coach interior

stanier chassis

stanier chassis end

If you like railways why not consider a stay in Berwick upon Tweed - the East Coast Mainline goes right through the town and crosses the river Tweed on the beautiful Royal Border Bridge. See home page for more information. Ness Street Holiday Cottage offers a discount to N Gauge Society members.

Osborne's Models - a really good source of N gauge and great service too

 

HST and A4 at Berwick

A4 Union of South Africa at Berwick Station

The A4 spent a week stuck in the sidings after a bearing ran hot hauling a York to Edinburgh railtour in May 2008

 

Ness Street is a member of the North Northumberland Tourist Association (NNTA)

 

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Stroll to the sea...

Walk around the walls..

Miles of golden sandy beaches...

Historic walled town...

Magnificent castles...

 

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