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« Reply #75 on: December 05, 2018, 06:34:17 pm »

Having missed the opportunity to "get" the Tadpole at Gomshall yesterday, I think the "in which year" question has not been attempted - so having "hit the side netting" with Garsdale, I'll have a go at this..

Is it early 1981? The reasons for this guess - by then most Tadpoles had been disbanded, and they were about to phased out on the North Downs, so more likely that a railway buff would want to photograph one. It was also a cold winter and late spring - could be a sprinkling of snow on the North Downs behind?
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« Reply #76 on: December 05, 2018, 07:05:31 pm »

Having missed the opportunity to "get" the Tadpole at Gomshall yesterday, I think the "in which year" question has not been attempted - so having "hit the side netting" with Garsdale, I'll have a go at this..

Is it early 1981? The reasons for this guess - by then most Tadpoles had been disbanded, and they were about to phased out on the North Downs, so more likely that a railway buff would want to photograph one. It was also a cold winter and late spring - could be a sprinkling of snow on the North Downs behind?

Close but not quote bull's eye.

From my original post ...

Each day ... answer as many or as few of the elements as you like ... but please give others a chance too - if you identify someting one day, please leave the next day's questions for someone else.

And I will post that again as a reminder tomorrow morning.   People seem to be keen to play "where's the 150/1" ...
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« Reply #77 on: December 05, 2018, 11:14:05 pm »

Having missed the opportunity to "get" the Tadpole at Gomshall yesterday, I think the "in which year" question has not been attempted - so having "hit the side netting" with Garsdale, I'll have a go at this..

Is it early 1981? The reasons for this guess - by then most Tadpoles had been disbanded, and they were about to phased out on the North Downs, so more likely that a railway buff would want to photograph one. It was also a cold winter and late spring - could be a sprinkling of snow on the North Downs behind?

Close but not quote bull's eye.

From my original post ...

Each day ... answer as many or as few of the elements as you like ... but please give others a chance too - if you identify someting one day, please leave the next day's questions for someone else.

And I will post that again as a reminder tomorrow morning.   People seem to be keen to play "where's the 150/1" ...
150 002 was at Parkway this morning - in filthy weather. No picture, though.
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« Reply #78 on: December 06, 2018, 04:10:10 am »

Thursday 6th December 2018 - the Coffee Shop Advent Quiz.

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Each day ... answer as many or as few of the elements as you like ... but please give others a chance too - if you identify someting one day, please leave the next day's questions for someone else.
But please feel free to message me ... I will be around until 07:45 the from just after lunch today

6.1 - Where was this picture taken?

6.2 - And in which year?

6.3 Where was this picture taken?
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« Reply #79 on: December 06, 2018, 05:17:42 am »

6.3 Hayle.

The sign pointing to 'North Quay' was a big clue!
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« Reply #80 on: December 06, 2018, 05:58:49 am »

6.3 Hayle.

The sign pointing to 'North Quay' was a big clue!

Indeed ... minimal image manipulation on this quiz

Hayle is a fascinating place to visit with the walk down to .. the North Quay ... these days. Lisa, I and the dogs holidayed beyond there a year or two back, and I enjoyed the walk from the station, along the quay and beyond to the Towans. But it is much in need of TLC and purpose .. which developers hope to bring ...

https://www.corinthianland.co.uk/projects/hayle-harbour-cornwall

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The town of Hayle has a remarkable history and the harbour has been at the centre of it. The town grew around what was originally a natural estuary and became a major centre of industry and trade in the nineteenth century. Today it has international significance as one of 10 designated areas within the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape World Heritage Site (WHS).

This is belied by the harbour’s current run-down and neglected appearance, having suffered major neglect over the last quarter of a century. The harbour itself contains 20 Grade II listed structures and, despite the dereliction that has occurred over the past Century, remains a remarkably intact example of an evolved industrial port.

... and the Town Council feel are excessive - from Cornwall Live

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Proposals that would see a £250 million retail and residential development built on Hayle Harbour have been labelled as “unnecessary and overbearing” by the town’s mayor.

The planning application lodged by Wales-based developers Sennybridge in June is seeking permission to build three-storey blocks on North Quay.

The buildings would house 156 apartments, 19 houses, 2,235 square metres of retail space, 483 square metres of business space, access, parking and public open space.

But the town’s mayor Clive Polkinghorne said: “The residents of Hayle have made it very clear to councillors that they are massively against this unnecessary and overbearing development which we believe will deliver little if any benefit to the town.
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« Reply #81 on: December 06, 2018, 08:32:30 am »

6.1 Eggesford ?
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« Reply #82 on: December 06, 2018, 08:44:30 am »

I completely agree with the Town Mayor. Ive been down to Hayle a fair bit in recent years, and frankly, im not focusing on the buildings when i walk down there - Im focusing on the wonderful overall harbour landscape, which (once you are past the ASDA) does not feel overly intruded upon by building footprint.

This will certainly be intruded upon by this proposal though. You only have to look at examples like Exmouth seafront to see how fine the line is between "TLC and purpose" and throwing the baby out with the bathwater in the name of soulless modernity, sweeping aside long-established and much loved features such as the Model Railway in the process. The proposed Hayle development, in my view, is way out of proportion, and firmly in the latter camp.
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« Reply #83 on: December 06, 2018, 01:41:45 pm »

6.1 Eggesford ?

Yes, it is
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« Reply #84 on: December 06, 2018, 09:56:44 pm »

6.1 Eggesford original signalbox was undermined (as was the Down platform) by a flood in the adjacent river, and the signalbox structure was severely damaged to the extent it needed to be removed.  This occurred on 21 November 1967.  As shown in the photograph a new signalbox was constructed to the then standard WR design (known in the trade as a 'PLYWOOD WONDER') and opened on 28 September 1969.  This signalbox itself was closed on 01 December 1987 and the crossing loop subsequently controlled by Crediton signalbox as it is today.
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« Reply #85 on: December 06, 2018, 10:11:00 pm »

6.1 Eggesford original signalbox was undermined (as was the Down platform) by a flood in the adjacent river, and the signalbox structure was severely damaged to the extent it needed to be removed.  This occurred on 21 November 1967.  A new signalbox was constructed to the then standard WR design (known in the trade as a 'PLYWOOD WONDER') and opened on 28 September 1969.  This signalbox itself was closed on 01 December 1987 and the crossing loop subsequently controlled by Crediton signalbox as it is today.

Thank you ... and as provider of the picture (thank you) there is a huge authority in what you write, and I'm embarrassed that I've got the date crib sheet on another computer that's not with me ....
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« Reply #86 on: December 06, 2018, 10:41:13 pm »

1.1 Westbury North signalbox (known later just as Westbury signalbox) was abolished on 11 May 1984 when the new Westbury Panel opened (actually opened on 14 May 1984).  The two bracket signals shown are known as GWR '1942 bracket type' as the design used was the first use of a fully steel signal.  This design had the bracket posts to one side of the main post and this caused the signal to require a substantial foundation.  When BR(WR) took over post 1948 the design was reconfigured so the main post was between any higher posts avoiding a turning moment on the main post, and thus requiring a simpler foundation and bracket.  The signals on the right have mechanical route indicators consisting of a number of slides with text on them to display the necessary route indication.  These were displayed when the main signal arm was cleared to proceed.

There were originally three signalboxes at Westbury; Westbury North, Westbury Middle and Westbury South.  Westbury (North) shown in the photograph and Westbury South were the largest of the three and both housed a lever frame consisting of 99 levers each.
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« Reply #87 on: December 06, 2018, 10:56:41 pm »

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Having missed the opportunity to "get" the Tadpole at Gomshall yesterday, I think the "in which year" question has not been attempted - so having "hit the side netting" with Garsdale, I'll have a go at this..

Is it early 1981? The reasons for this guess - by then most Tadpoles had been disbanded, and they were about to phased out on the North Downs, so more likely that a railway buff would want to photograph one. It was also a cold winter and late spring - could be a sprinkling of snow on the North Downs behind?

Close but not quote bull's eye.

In the absence of anyone else trying - 1980?
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« Reply #88 on: December 06, 2018, 11:16:40 pm »

In the absence of anyone else trying - 1980?

Just a year out ... dated April 1979
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« Reply #89 on: December 07, 2018, 03:46:39 am »

Friday 7th December 2018 - the Coffee Shop Advent Quiz.

7.1 - Where was this picture taken?

7.2 - And in which year?

7.3 Where was this picture taken?
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