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by Ex-Pat
Tue May 14, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The Allanshaw Inglenook (Was Gateside and Northbridge (closed))
Replies: 707
Views: 72967

Re: The Allanshaw Inglenook (Was Gateside and Northbridge (closed))

Good to hear that things went well and hope you get something sorted with Kyle MRC - but you'll just have to get something running somewhere in the house!
by Ex-Pat
Thu May 09, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby N15 Pendragon
Replies: 2
Views: 95

Re: Hornby N15 Pendragon

Hello Barry, You can find Hornby Service Sheets here: https://www.hornby.com/uk-en/downloads/view/index/cat/22/?p=3 The N15 models don't specifically mention R2620 and I'm not familiar with the model itself (so I don't know if a replacement bogie will automatically include the guard irons). However ...
by Ex-Pat
Wed May 01, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: From a "Hunt" to a "Shire"
Replies: 41
Views: 2664

Re: From a "Hunt" to a "Shire"

G'Day Ex-Pat Nothing wrong in that, and a lot further than I've ever got in Brass, I bet now, if you went back to it, you'd finish it in no time. :D manna Thanks manna you've hit the nail on the head with the words " no time "! Another ancient scratch-build I started way back in the 1960’...
by Ex-Pat
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: From a "Hunt" to a "Shire"
Replies: 41
Views: 2664

Re: From a "Hunt" to a "Shire"

Thanks manna . My scratchbuilding days started (and ended) way back in the 1960's. In view of your interest I thought I'd better dig these out (took longer to find than I thought they would!). I started building a J39 whilst still at school using brass and nickel silver, and this is as far as I got....
by Ex-Pat
Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Hawick via Grantham, Inverness and SIAM (00 gauge DC)
Replies: 192
Views: 13868

Re: Hawick via Grantham, Inverness and SIAM (00 gauge DC)

After glueing the smoke deflectors into position Humorist was commissioned

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Humorist sets off for Edinburgh on a service from Carlisle.


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Note the works plate on cabside


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the unique front end of Humorist


P.S.The builders are still on strike as far as the rest of the layout goes.
by Ex-Pat
Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: From a "Hunt" to a "Shire"
Replies: 41
Views: 2664

Re: From a "Hunt" to a "Shire"

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followed by another trial fitting


Only remained to glue the deflectors to the loco - back to viewtopic.php?f=22&t=50019&p=667225#p667225
by Ex-Pat
Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: From a "Hunt" to a "Shire"
Replies: 41
Views: 2664

Re: From a "Hunt" to a "Shire"

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the top curve in the smoke deflectors was made using a round brass bar and steel rule.


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resulting in these.


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the handrail knobs were then soldered in place from the back of the deflectors and the handrails were trimmed to length.


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A rough trial fitting looked ok


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so they were painted


T.B.C.
by Ex-Pat
Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Hawick via Grantham, Inverness and SIAM (00 gauge DC)
Replies: 192
Views: 13868

Meet the Joker of the Pack – 60097 “Humorist”

The first A3 I bought was many years ago at the Hawick exhibition – it was 60068 Sir Visto (a re-named secondhand model). I was never overly happy with it as it had a double chimney and later style emblem, neither appropriate to my time period. The latter could easily be rectified, but substituting ...
by Ex-Pat
Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: From a "Hunt" to a "Shire"
Replies: 41
Views: 2664

Smoke deflectors for 60097 Humorist

This is the work mentioned in my layout thread at: viewtopic.php?f=22&t=50019&p=667225#p667225

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The first job was to trace out the smoke deflector from an A2 drawing - but allowing a greater height so that it would fit the A3.


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and then cellotape the drawing to a piece of brass and start snipping away


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nearly there.


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Threading the handrail knobs was probably the most frustrating job I have ever done, and I found the best way was to make the handrails oversize with bent-up ends so that the knobs did not come off the handrail.


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A trial fitting


T.B.C.
by Ex-Pat
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Bill's New Extension. ----Update.
Replies: 1726
Views: 152683

Re: Bill's New Extension. ----Update.

'Evening BILL - I found this thread most useful - viewtopic.php?f=16&t=40053&p=492996&hilit=Idiot#p493187
by Ex-Pat
Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Edgware GN,
Replies: 418
Views: 43464

Re: Edgware GN,

OMG - I can almost smell the dankness and mould on the building - a "real" station building.

Yes, I'd be pleased with the wagons as well.
by Ex-Pat
Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Engine shed track distances
Replies: 4
Views: 222

Re: Engine shed track distances

The 2 roads that go through Hawick shed were real-life 12ft between centres - leaving me approx. 16mm between sleeper ends in model form. Rather interestingly however there were plans at one stage (that were never implemented) to build a new 3-road shed nearer the turntable. Strangely, the 3 roads w...
by Ex-Pat
Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Derby Friargate LNER Garage Layout
Replies: 173
Views: 13747

Re: Derby Friargate LNER Garage Layout

Really sad news - first Jim's Gateside & Northbridge, and now Friargate - is it catching? - where can I get counselling?!

Look forward however to the new layout.
by Ex-Pat
Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The story of PETERSDALE my OO gauge Branch Line layout
Replies: 331
Views: 30475

Re: The story of PETERSDALE my OO gauge Branch Line layout

Very nice looking.

Now I could almost be tempted by that one, as it was a Hawick loco during the period July 1928 to August 1955, but spent its time out-stationed at Kelso shunting the yard there.

Is that a good enough reason to get one I wonder?
by Ex-Pat
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: JAMES MAY'S BIG TROUBLE IN MODEL BRITAIN 06/03/19
Replies: 83
Views: 2513

Re: JAMES MAY'S BIG TROUBLE IN MODEL BRITAIN 06/03/19

Although I went to Warley on the Sunday I didn't notice Rails overshadowing Hornby at all. I knew both they and Hattons would be there and planned to check out all three in any event. Perhaps I'm just an advertiser's nightmare in that I generally know what I want, go for it, and don't let advertisin...

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