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Re: Edgware GN,

Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:30 am
by glencairn
manna is that good I think his private message box is 'full of orders'. :lol:

Well done, manna.

Glencairn

Re: Edgware GN,

Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:50 am
by Ex-Pat
Excellent job as usual.

I see from the last 2 photos that the driving wheels have now been aligned - coupling rods imminent perhaps?

Re: Edgware GN,

Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:05 am
by joshv8
glencairn wrote:manna is that good I think his private message box is 'full of orders'. :lol:

Well done, manna.

Glencairn


The work is amazing. You can soon fund your hobby %100 on scratch building manna. :lol:
Bout 6 years ago I remember a scratch build oo gauge 'coc k o the north, coming up for sale on ebay. I desperately wanted that but couldnt afford the from memory $700ish (aussie dollars) price tag it sold for. Even though it was unique at the time that will buy 2 RTR locos from a hobby shop here. Wasnt I over the moon when hornby released theirs with sound. Shes sitting neatly away in a box waiting to stretch her legs.
Just for a challenge id love to take some of what Ive learnt here and give heavily modifying or scratch building an engine a go one day soon.

Re: Edgware GN,

Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:26 am
by manna
G'day Gents

Thanks for the replies

Believe it or not, I have only ever received 8 PM's since I joined NRM.

Yes , coupling rods coming soon, but I'll get the other side of the cab done first.

manna

Re: Edgware GN,

Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2018 2:22 am
by manna
G'Day Gents

Nothing happening with the C1/B1, seem to have lost my mojo, at the moment :( but it'll come back. I've bought two new loco's from Hatton's, a big sale on, and at reasonable prices, so a Bachmann O4 and a Heljan O2, are now trundling around Edgware, one's on BR(W) livery the other in early BR, both will be backdated to LNER.

For a bit of an experiment, I've put up a board with a couple of prints of large Victorian/Edwardian (maybe later) building, there is a large building overlooking the station, comments always accepted, is it to big/small/out of contex.

I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year.

Hornby better reveal something I want this year, Jan 7th is looming.

manna

Re: Edgware GN,

Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2018 2:24 am
by manna
G'day Gents

Not enough room on the last post, so here's some more.

manna

Re: Edgware GN,

Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2018 10:21 am
by Chops
:o ooh, ah

Re: Edgware GN,

Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2018 11:24 am
by joshv8
Lovely pics manna. I think the building in place as demonstrated would be perfect!... just need to make it a reality :wink:

Re: Edgware GN,

Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:20 am
by manna
G'day Gents

Thank you for the comments, It's going to become reality, bit to Hot at the moment, 115 F in the shed the other day, so only bits being done in the house.

Just beyond the bufferstops at Edgware a building was erected in the late 20's when about 75 yards of the branch was sold of to developers. This is what I've been building for the last few days.

manna

Re: Edgware GN,

Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:39 am
by joshv8
Well thats starting to look the part!
Yes I was sorry to hear about you boys in the lower states. We were only 30 odd deg here in Brisbane but we are on 70% humidity. Still hot enough though to stay in the aircon as much as possible.... We as a people in Aus have gotten soft haha :lol:

Re: Edgware GN,

Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:09 pm
by Ex-Pat
manna wrote:
Just beyond the bufferstops at Edgware a building was erected in the late 20's when about 75 yards of the branch was sold of to developers.


Very interesting photo of the "bufferstops" - they seem to be brick columns - were there conventional bufferstops before the sell-off I wonder?

Re: Edgware GN,

Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:34 pm
by luckymucklebackit
Excellent stuff Manna, looking really good

Jim

Re: Edgware GN,

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:14 am
by manna
G'Day Gents

Thanks for the comments, ExPat, I've never been able to find a pic of the original buffer stops, probably because film was expensive and it was 'Only' a pair of buffer stops, the later stops, were large lumps of concrete,

Here's a photo from the air, showing most of the station and goods yard, but minus, the buffer stops, I still have a few buildings to go.

At the other end of the layout, I've started to build the platforms for Mill Hill 'the Hale'.

manna

Re: Edgware GN,

Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:11 am
by manna
G'Day Gents

I have over the past year managed to pick up three 'Schools' class tender drives, these at the moment being modified in to GNR design tenders, they are a fraction long, but serve there purpose, i the lower sides have been ground off, plastic card taking it's place, white metal axleboxes being glued into the appropriate places, new bodies are then built. ( I might try and use a schools type base, and just replacing the coal space) we'll see. This is were I'm at, at the moment.

No work has even been contemplated in the shed/layout at the present, after temps in the region of a 130F, were seen on the Thermometer 'IN' the shed, outside temps in the region of 47C, needless to say, very little of 'Anything' has been attempted.

manna

Re: Edgware GN,

Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:05 am
by Ex-Pat
As inventive as ever - have you decided what they are going to pair yet?