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Report - Scottish Scrapyard

Discussion in 'Other Sites' started by escortmad79, Nov 13, 2008.

  1. escortmad79

    escortmad79 28DL Full Member
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    I don't want to name this yard (& if you know it please don't name it!) as it's a live site & there's something I want out of it! :lol:

    I stumbled across this place completely by accident a few weeks ago whilst looking for pictures of steam engines online!

    Having found a picture of 2 derelict National Coal Board railway locos in a scrapyard I did a bit of digging & found that it was close & had not 2 but 4 locos in the yard so decided to go & scope it out!:lol::lol:

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    This is what first attracted me to the yard, 2 Andrew Barclay Railway locos (There were 2 trainspotters in the yard taking pictures as I pulled up!)

    I got out of my car & took the above shot from outside & then drove back up to the yads main enterance, locked my car & walked into the yard.
    I walked in & there was an old fella picking up small bits of metal so approached him & asked him about the trains around the back, he asked me what I wanted to know about them so inquired whether they would be available for sale! (I know a fair amount of engine owners & dealers so thought they could be rescued & restored), I told him that I am a member of a preservation group back in Devon but my main interest was in road going steam rather than railways (which is true) so he asked me to follow him as he had a steam fire engine in one of the sheds.

    I followed him into the shed & the first thing I noticed was this:
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    "That's been hanging there for 20 years!" He told me as we made our way to the back of the shed

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    There were 2 petrol driven rollers in there, that Barford & a smaller Aveling & Barford, a couple of horse carts, 2 Massey Ferguson tractors, a David Brown tractor & the steam driven fire engine:

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    In front of the steam fire engine was an old petrol fire engine under cover & in front of that leading back towards the door were 5 old cars covered up, a 1920s Rolls Royce Coupe, 2 Morris Minors, a Bullnose Morris & a Morris 8, hanging from the rafters the other side was anotherold cars body shell!

    I asked him whether I could go & see the trains & he pointed out which way to go so I thanked him for showing me inside the shed & walked around the corner where there was a feast of stuff:

    A Lister D stationary engine & a sidevalve engine with a cracked head!
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    Another stationary engine & an ex War Department Ford V8 Flathead engine:
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    There were 2 of these side by side:
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    The twisted remains of a Moggy Van!
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    A third Massey Ferguson:
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    Another stationary engine & 25 pounder ex WW2 gun!!
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    A little further up was this old crane losing its battle against the undergrowth!!
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    Walking up around the back I walked past this big derelict shed:
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    Next to the shed were these:
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    Old Merryweather Fire Pump
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    Stumbled across a pair of Robots in disguise: :lol:
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    I'll add the rest of the pics later when this goes "live" as there's too many to post in one go
     

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  2. escortmad79

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    Re: Scottish Scrapyard (Pic Heavy!!!)

    Finally I came across the items which had first attracted me to the yard.

    As I approached the 2 trainspotters were still there, one of them greeted me before they both shuffled off :lol:

    Upon close inspection I discovered them to be in very poor condition having laid out in the open unprotected for the best part of 30-40 years!

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    Feint but readible livery
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    Looking into the smokebox of one of the locos:
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    Footplate shots:
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    Trainspotter:
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    & finally an obligatory peeling paint shot: :mrgreen:
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