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by Ex-Pat
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Exhibitions and Events
Topic: Perth (Scotland!) Exhibition
Replies: 0
Views: 8

Perth (Scotland!) Exhibition

Saturday & Sunday 29th & 30th June 2019 - see :

http://smet.org.uk/show-pmrc
by Ex-Pat
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Edgware GN,
Replies: 433
Views: 44686

Re: Edgware GN,

Quite evocative - reminds me of photos of engines laid up during the General Strike - only the policemen are lacking!
by Ex-Pat
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Edgware GN,
Replies: 433
Views: 44686

Re: Edgware GN,

I quite agree!
by Ex-Pat
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge - a Concept I can not let Die!!!!
Replies: 719
Views: 74643

Re: Gateside and Northbridge - a Concept I can not let Die!!!!

Sorry but I just cannot let this one fade away, I gave a lot of consideration to joining a club but after discussion with Mrs Luckymucklebackit she actually encouraged me to look at building something in the loft - I think the idea of lots of weekend exhibition attendance had something to do with i...
by Ex-Pat
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: BASINGSTOKE 1958-67 OO LAYOUT - Locomotive & MU improvements
Replies: 17
Views: 369

Re: BASINGSTOKE 1958-67 OO LAYOUT - Locomotive & MU improvements

More haste less speed!

I was looking at Bolger's SR Steam Locomotive Depots and in a hurry totally mis-read "U 2 - 6- 0" as U2! (I'm much more at home with 5 digit locos starting with 6.)

Looking forward to more.
by Ex-Pat
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: BASINGSTOKE 1958-67 OO LAYOUT - Locomotive & MU improvements
Replies: 17
Views: 369

Re: BASINGSTOKE 1958-67 OO LAYOUT - Locomotive & MU improvements

How do you define "cheating"? Perhaps It's what I term "research"?! The cylinder shape put both U1 and U2 into the frame and I opted for the latter as my limited info showed those 2 numbered locos to have been allocated to Basingstoke during your period and no U1's allocated ther...
by Ex-Pat
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: BASINGSTOKE 1958-67 OO LAYOUT - Locomotive & MU improvements
Replies: 17
Views: 369

Re: BASINGSTOKE 1958-67 OO LAYOUT - Locomotive & MU improvements

? U2 31611 or 31806 perhaps ?

(No research done on the other channel!)
by Ex-Pat
Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Overall roofs on a through station?
Replies: 9
Views: 173

Re: Overall roofs on a through station?

From memory and without checking, I'm reasonably certain that Peterborough North, Derby Midland and Leicester London Road had overall roofs at one time, and Rugby, Preston and Darlington also had one and maybe still do. Nottingham Victoria I'm pretty certain also had one.
by Ex-Pat
Tue May 14, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge - a Concept I can not let Die!!!!
Replies: 719
Views: 74643

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: 115

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: 2799

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: 2799

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: 14290

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: 2799

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: 2799

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.

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