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by Firefly16
Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: 'Rescue' mogul
Replies: 0
Views: 21

'Rescue' mogul

Having had to set up a 'stage' for shots for another post here, I thought I'd take one of N class as fitted with a complete new styrene running plate unit after the mazak-rotted switchbacked original disintegrated when I tried to fix it ( the hole for the backhead securing screw was on the wrong sid...
by Firefly16
Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: A DIY Material
Replies: 8
Views: 232

Re: A DIY Material

Thank you, rosenblad. The piece in my photo is 8mm thick. What you use for your baseboards must be thicker, I think. There is one sure way of finding out if it's the same product - do your boards cut with very little effort? If so then it probably is the same.
by Firefly16
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: A DIY Material
Replies: 8
Views: 232

Re: A DIY Material

Thank you for your replies, Gentlemen. I think it may be XPS as roganty suggests. Having just looked it up online on ebay among other sites, I'll see if B & Q have any.
by Firefly16
Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Updating the venerable Triang L1 4-4-0
Replies: 18
Views: 543

Re: Updating the venerable Triang L1 4-4-0

And finally...
by Firefly16
Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Updating the venerable Triang L1 4-4-0
Replies: 18
Views: 543

Re: Updating the venerable Triang L1 4-4-0

The ex-Fowler tender, also Tri-ang.
by Firefly16
Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Updating the venerable Triang L1 4-4-0
Replies: 18
Views: 543

Re: Updating the venerable Triang L1 4-4-0

Hopefully here are the rest...
by Firefly16
Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Updating the venerable Triang L1 4-4-0
Replies: 18
Views: 543

Re: Updating the venerable Triang L1 4-4-0

Hi Lysander,
Belatedly in response to your reply 16/6 to my post 8/6, here are some shots of my attempt at an E1. Taken under less than optimum conditions (laptop) I hope they'll give at least a rough idea of what is possible.
by Firefly16
Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: A DIY Material
Replies: 8
Views: 232

Re: A DIY Material

Hi Bufferstop and 4472
I didn't buy the board, but hope that the attached pic showing one surface and section will give you an idea of what it is.
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by Firefly16
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: A DIY Material
Replies: 8
Views: 232

A DIY Material

While doing some work on my bathroom today I came across a kind of plastic board I have not seen before. Lightweight, and made on the same principle as foamboard, it differs from that product in that its surfaces are hard and unyielding and so not susceptible to denting. The matrix which forms its c...
by Firefly16
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Updating the venerable Triang L1 4-4-0
Replies: 18
Views: 543

Re: Updating the venerable Triang L1 4-4-0

Beautiful!
by Firefly16
Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Drummond D15 4-4-0
Replies: 3
Views: 140

Re: Drummond D15 4-4-0

In terms of plant, ancillary and support facilities and, crucially floor space, what would a return to Margate production entail? To what extent would contracting out manufacture of some components be necessary or possible within the UK? That's before we even begin to think about finding staff with ...
by Firefly16
Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Drummond D15 4-4-0
Replies: 3
Views: 140

Drummond D15 4-4-0

Responding to my question 'Where will it (the Dapol/Rails Wainwright D) be made?' in the Southern fans start drooling now thread on 31. May, Bigmet said 'It won't be Wales, that's for sure'. Had I been able to afford it, I would have loved one of 00 Works' D15s. There won't be any more from this mak...
by Firefly16
Mon Jun 08, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Motor mounting with Zamac Rot
Replies: 16
Views: 445

Re: Motor mounting with Zamac Rot

Lysander, there's nothing I'd like more than to post a photo of my E1 conversion along with some of my other projects but ongoing laptop problems make this impossible for the moment. However, for an idea of what it's like, see my reply to your post 'Updating the venerable Tri-ang L1' on the Workbenc...
by Firefly16
Mon Jun 08, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Updating the venerable Triang L1 4-4-0
Replies: 18
Views: 543

Re: Updating the venerable Triang L1 4-4-0

Just seen your updating blog - beautiful finish! I opted for a more basic approach for my E1 conversion, which is BR lined black and numbered 31067. I retained the original buffer beam to which I added three lamp irons made from brass strip. Such other detail as there is consists of the boiler botto...
by Firefly16
Sun Jun 07, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Motor mounting with Zamac Rot
Replies: 16
Views: 445

Re: Motor mounting with Zamac Rot

Why stop at changing the designs? Why not change the makers? In other words, bring production back to the UK. The T9 compares unfavourably with the two L1s I have, one of which, an ebay rescue, is now an E1. Both bearing the Tri-ang brand they must be getting on for sixty and do not disappoint on th...

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