Lazy Grange Bay 3...a new start

Neil Robinson

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Yes, in railway terminology, steep inclines were often referred to as banks, and there were quite a few where an extra engine was kept to give trains a push up the hill.

In Britain, some locos were designed principally as banking engines; the LMS 'Big Bertha' was one, while the SR 'Z' class gained a second lease of life as a banking engine outside Exeter.
In Britain, with the exception of railways, the use of the word bank to describe a hill appears to be confined to the North East. However this is where railways were developed and George Stephenson had a considerable influence on many of Britain's early railways.
 

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In Britain, with the exception of railways, the use of the word bank to describe a hill appears to be confined to the North East. However this is where railways were developed and George Stephenson had a considerable influence on many of Britain's early railways.
And possibly a considerable influence on many of the banks, of the time, as well?
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In Britain, with the exception of railways, the use of the word bank to describe a hill appears to be confined to the North East. However this is where railways were developed and George Stephenson had a considerable influence on many of Britain's early railways.
In the North West we also used bank, often for the incline at the side of a river, Derbyshire has a steep hill called Bank Road.

Also - A banked turn (or banking turn) is a turn or change of direction in which the vehicle banks or inclines, usually towards the inside of the turn.

So it would seem it is used throughout Britain :)
 

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In Britain, with the exception of railways, the use of the word bank to describe a hill appears to be confined to the North East. However this is where railways were developed and George Stephenson had a considerable influence on many of Britain's early railways.
Yes interesting, in Germany they use the word Ramp to describe a hill or steep climb on a Railway, though not at all sure if it is used all over Germany. As ever there are likely to be regional (lander) differences.
 

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In the North West we also used bank, often for the incline at the side of a river, Derbyshire has a steep hill called Bank Road.

Also - A banked turn (or banking turn) is a turn or change of direction in which the vehicle banks or inclines, usually towards the inside of the turn.

So it would seem it is used throughout Britain :)
It would appear that we have hit a rich seam - the word bank has, indeed many meanings, too many to list even before you get to the question of money.

Which brings us back sharply to Lazy Grange Bay and I wonder whether Mr D has any plans for a staged bank robbery down the road? ;);)
 

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It would appear that we have hit a rich seam - the word bank has, indeed many meanings, too many to list even before you get to the question of money.

Which brings us back sharply to Lazy Grange Bay and I wonder whether Mr D has any plans for a staged bank robbery down the road? ;);)
You can bank on it
 

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Its that time of year...the really nice and delicate stuffs away....its damp out...
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And today it was a lot dryer 20211005_130409.jpg 20211005_141014.jpg 20211006_115540.jpg 20211006_115619.jpg 20211006_115708.jpg 20211006_120010.jpg 20211006_120152.jpg 20211006_120220.jpg 20211006_120412.jpg 20211006_120621.jpg 20211006_120745.jpg 20211006_124734.jpg 20211006_124711.jpg 20211006_131133.jpg
 
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I like the fire train conversion next to the water tanker. The Unimog it came from go well with G gauge. There were three fire versions, one with a trailer pump which could be used to pump water to the roof monitor on the Unimog and one with a water tank/pump in the Unimog itself. The third version was like the latter but with a Continental siren.

Somewhere on the internet is a version converted to run on 45mm track, but here's the real thing:

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I like the fire train conversion next to the water tanker. The Unimog it came from go well with G gauge. There were three fire versions, one with a trailer pump which could be used to pump water to the roof monitor on the Unimog and one with a water tank/pump in the Unimog itself. The third version was like the latter but with a Continental siren.

Somewhere on the internet is a version converted to run on 45mm track, but here's the real thing:

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I have an EdeB Unimog, but others have done their own conversions.

I also own a Brekina VeeDub....

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I like the fire train conversion next to the water tanker. The Unimog it came from go well with G gauge. There were three fire versions, one with a trailer pump which could be used to pump water to the roof monitor on the Unimog and one with a water tank/pump in the Unimog itself. The third version was like the latter but with a Continental siren.

Somewhere on the internet is a version converted to run on 45mm track, but here's the real thing:

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So it really is the tires that propel these vehicles.
 

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20211011_150510.jpg Its starting to feel like autumn
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Windows now printed...printing packing cases for the interior 20211014_113804.jpg
 
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