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by stuartp
Wed Oct 27, 2010 9:50 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Question about Guard's lamp
Replies: 5
Views: 1038

Re: Question about Guard's lamp

Yep, Bardic. Hopeless as a torch (they leak all over the place, eat batteries and the light is pathetic) but excellent for knocking in point scotches and, as b308 says, fending off drunks. No idea what the name means / stands for.
by stuartp
Wed Oct 27, 2010 9:46 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: How many lifting jacks are typically used raising a loco ?
Replies: 12
Views: 1947

Re: How many lifting jacks are typically used raising a loco ?

Cheers Bobby, I would agree & thought that may have been the case quite often. The type of jacks I'm looking for is not so much the fixed installed type as seen in the loco sheds (although photo's already kindly posted are a good & useful referance as they give a viual insight to jacking po...
by stuartp
Fri Oct 15, 2010 10:11 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: rusting hulks around the country-any future for them?
Replies: 31
Views: 4438

Re: rusting hulks around the country-any future for them?

Sad thing is some of them may problys never be used again...real shame :( Just to add to my earlier comments; something I do think we will see more of is cosmetic restorations of locomotives for static display rather than the current view that if it's being restored it has to be restored to full wo...
by stuartp
Thu Oct 14, 2010 6:43 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: rusting hulks around the country-any future for them?
Replies: 31
Views: 4438

Re: rusting hulks around the country-any future for them?

kieranhardy wrote:[
stuartp wrote:turning Castles into Saints etc


Castles into saints!? I assume you mean Halls into Saints :wink: ...


Probably. They all look the same to me ... :twisted:
by stuartp
Thu Oct 14, 2010 3:04 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: rusting hulks around the country-any future for them?
Replies: 31
Views: 4438

Re: rusting hulks around the country-any future for them?

Except that the monoblock cylinder casting was the reason she was preserved in the first place. I do have to wonder what the NRM would do if someone donated all the money needed to construct a new casting and overhaul the engine. They could store (or display) the original casting and fit it to the ...
by stuartp
Thu Oct 14, 2010 11:36 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: rusting hulks around the country-any future for them?
Replies: 31
Views: 4438

Re: rusting hulks around the country-any future for them?

she only needs a set of cylinder blocks casting. Except that the monoblock cylinder casting was the reason she was preserved in the first place. That's the bit that made her worthy of being in the National Collection, not because they fancied a V2. There was an interview in one of the mags recently...
by stuartp
Thu Oct 14, 2010 11:24 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: One day there is going to be a horrible accident!
Replies: 16
Views: 2273

Re: One day there is going to be a horrible accident!

Depends what the underlying geology is, not all cliffs erode at the same rate (or indeed, at all). The ones at Berwick and Boulby are comparatively hard rock (sandstone and limestone IIRC), the ones eroding rapidly further south around Holderness and bits of Norfolk are boulder clay which is basical...
by stuartp
Wed Oct 13, 2010 10:37 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann Suburban Mk1's Flush Glazing suppliers?
Replies: 9
Views: 2149

Re: Bachmann Suburban Mk1's Flush Glazing suppliers?

If you can track him down, Replica sell packets of injection moulded ones for their own Mk1-derived kits, which fit the Bachmann suburbans with a bit of fettling. They don't have the vac-formed look of the SEF ones. They do normal Mk1 windows too.
by stuartp
Tue Oct 12, 2010 8:21 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Why... Can't I drive a Train...
Replies: 31
Views: 5858

Re: Why... Can't I drive a Train...

Beep - you have a PM.
by stuartp
Fri Oct 08, 2010 9:47 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Steam locos in BR blue.
Replies: 17
Views: 3191

Re: Steam locos in BR blue.

Its unlikely any of the kettle crowd will ever deface their locos into a might have been livery, as diesel groups have. On the contrary, they've been at it for years - the red 8F, red Ivat 2MT, 'Blue Peter' in LNER green, 4MTT in Caley blue, various K&WVR locos in ficticious liveries including ...
by stuartp
Wed Oct 06, 2010 1:36 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Dean Sidings "Killin Pug" conversion set.
Replies: 121
Views: 26136

Re: Dean Sidings "Killin Pug" conversion set.

buz wrote:Hi
You mean like this PPP picture??


Yep, just like that !
by stuartp
Wed Oct 06, 2010 10:11 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Dean Sidings "Killin Pug" conversion set.
Replies: 121
Views: 26136

Re: Dean Sidings "Killin Pug" conversion set.

I've been waiting for a book containing a picture of 263 ........ although I'm making 262 (Just awkward) Several of these Pugs were used in Caledonian yards and were generally black. The big However is that one was used specifically for moving passenger stock and that one standard Pug was given the...
by stuartp
Tue Oct 05, 2010 10:42 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Dean Sidings "Killin Pug" conversion set.
Replies: 121
Views: 26136

Re: Dean Sidings "Killin Pug" conversion set.

Hi Unless the Killin branch line was an exception. As far as I am aware you want black for the locomotive I could be wrong on this one but i thought all the pugs where black, and it was only the big classy passenger engines that where blue Blue on Westinghouse-fitted engines including tank engines ...
by stuartp
Tue Oct 05, 2010 12:28 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Glue removal from loco bodyside
Replies: 8
Views: 1827

Re: Glue removal from loco bodyside

philali1710 wrote:soak a piece of cloth in a warm water & soap mix then leave it draped over the offending area on the loco for several hours while the glue softens


Now that is worth knowing. Thanks.
by stuartp
Mon Oct 04, 2010 12:26 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Glue removal from loco bodyside
Replies: 8
Views: 1827

Re: Glue removal from loco bodyside

One of the superglue manufacturers used to sell a little bottle of superglue remover packaged with the glue. It turned the glue into a sort of gooey mess; no idea what was in it but it didn't smell like acetone. Failing thatyou can scrape the glue off with the tip of a curved scalpel/X-acto blade, s...

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