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Re: Edgware GN,

Postby manna » Mon Aug 31, 2020 12:14 am

G'Day Gents.

Thanks for that, very interesting glencairn, going to read that again.

Ex-Pat, no major manufacturing of anything in the early 30's, nearly all houses being built, factories came later 1940's. One of the main 'exports' in later life was Washing machines and Fridges.

There was a Army depot at Hill Hill (opposite the Gas works) I dare say a flat wagon, loaded with a Bren carrier or two wouldn't go amiss, but tanks weren't carried, although they were 'Tested' in Edgwares goods yard, again in the 1940's.

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Re: Edgware GN,

Postby manna » Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:15 am

G'Day Gents

Spent some time in the shed, thought I'd have a go at making paving slabs for a wagon load, I have a packet of 'Evergreen' sidewalk paving slabs, so I cut a couple of strips, then broke them down in 1x4 , which fit across the wagon, then I stuck them together at an angle, (see pic) a coat of light grey to finish.

Yesterday I had a go at hand painting a 'Edgware' private owner wagon, doesn't look to bad, now I have to do the other side then weather it.

Also today I started a 9' wheelbase wagon chassis, I'll scratchbuild the body.

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Re: Edgware GN,

Postby manna » Tue Sep 08, 2020 11:04 pm

G'Day Gents

A couple of pics of the J1, splashers, now fitted.

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Re: Edgware GN,

Postby manna » Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:36 am

G'Day Gents

I've been on handrails for the last couple of days, not a favorite job, tedious, but necessary, as I think it finishes a loco, two loco's have been in the spotlight, The E1, which has been waiting a couple of years, and the J1.

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Re: Edgware GN,

Postby peak » Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:51 pm

I agree that the hand rails make a big difference to a loco.
One of thoses jobs you don't want to do but you need to do!
The loco is looking rather good and I look forward to further updates.
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Re: Edgware GN,

Postby Ex-Pat » Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:13 pm

Coming on a treat as usual - that last photo rather cunningly gives the impression of nothing under the footplate other than the wheels.

Interesting that you have the loco number on already - I always leave that as the icing on the cake (particularly as further construction handling might damage the transfers). Makes me wonder if it helps you to recognise which loco it is, as you have so many on the go at any time!?

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Re: Edgware GN,

Postby manna » Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:28 pm

G'Day Gents

You are correct again Ex-Pat, I did want to get an identity on the J1, as the body is almost complete and I'll put it to one side while I work on the chassis, the steps will be the last bits fitted.

I've started on the chassis, pick ups are next.

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Re: Edgware GN,

Postby manna » Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:56 am

G'Day Gents

With the J1, coming to fruition, it's time to start looking for another loco to build, back to the GCR this time a B2 (or a Sir Sam Fay ) 4-6-0, I remembered that K's made one that fitted a B12, but when I check the wheel spacing's, they were miles out, so I had a look at other RTR loco's, the closest, was the humble Hornby 'Jinty', only 2 mm out, I re-wheeled a spare chassis with Romfords, all of 15 mins, and also having a old GBL D11 Director body spare, out came the razor saw, after a couple of hours spread over a couple of days, I'm sure I will have a viable loco, the connecting rods, I bought off of E-Bay last year.

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Re: Edgware GN,

Postby glencairn » Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:34 am

Another good looking locomotive in the making.
One slight error I see.
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The white body? :mrgreen: :lol:

Seriously, manna, your work is out 'out of the top drawer'.
Love it.
Well done.

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Re: Edgware GN,

Postby Ex-Pat » Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:37 am

It's great to see a conservationist at work with yet another toilet-roll being recycled.

You had me there with GBL - had to Google it and came up with "Great British Locomotives". That series definitely passed me by. How did it work? Was it one of those monthly magazines supplying a few kit bits at a time? Did you get the whole D11 kit or just the body?

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Re: Edgware GN,

Postby manna » Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:00 pm

G'day Gents

Hi Ex-Pat, It was a monthly magazine, that came with a 'Free' plastic locomotive, the D11 was a copy of the Bachmann loco, they made many different loco's, in Oz they cost $20, so a cheap way of getting parts..

Thank you gleancarn, won't look so white, when the paint comes out.

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Re: Edgware GN,

Postby glencairn » Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:10 pm

manna wrote:
Thank you gleancarn, won't look so white, when the paint comes out.

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That, I am most certain. :lol:

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Re: Edgware GN,

Postby manna » Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:51 pm

G'Day Gents

'Sir Sam Fay' is coming along, up to the 'Grey' paint stage, gears glued in, motor next, the boiler dropped a fraction, when I re-glued it after knocking it on the floor, so I've got to cut and re-glue it again.

Three Kirk LNER coaches have been acquired from a friend, who acquired them from a deceased estate, I've re-bogied them as the builder had fitted BR type bogies.

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Re: Edgware GN,

Postby Ironduke » Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:50 pm

Nice work!
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Re: Edgware GN,

Postby joshv8 » Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:58 am

Thats sure a nice collection of rolling stock there mate. The layouts coming more and more together and as always fantastic work on the locos!

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