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Re: Metcalfe Steam Depot in OO - PHOTO update 12/06/11

Postby Jacob85 » Mon Jun 13, 2011 12:31 am

looks amaizing

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Re: Metcalfe Steam Depot in OO - PHOTO update 12/06/11

Postby Alright John » Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:25 am

Lysander wrote:
Alright John wrote:Your are luckily it wasn't a maroon colour. I have been known to use beetroot juice !


What on earth did you weather with that AJ ? I drew the line at the vinegar from pickled walnuts !!!!!

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Ah... I didn't say anything about vinegar

When fresh beetroot is in season the BOSS will cook it as a veg.

I once reduced the water content by boiling it down and used it as a colour dye

Why?

Because I could. and I wanted to see the result

The building concerned has long gone.

BUT, if I remember :roll: , age thing you know , when she next boils up some beets I will make a batch of dye

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Re: Metcalfe Steam Depot in OO - PHOTO update 12/06/11

Postby Alright John » Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:30 am

:oops: Ratio make a number of water cranes

This is the one I had in mind

http://www.osbornsmodels.com/413-ratio- ... 6231-p.asp

All the images I have seen show it platform mounted.

Does anybody know if it can be placed on the ground ?

I am open to alternative suggestions

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Re: Metcalfe Steam Depot in OO - PHOTO update 12/06/11

Postby siquelme » Tue Jun 14, 2011 8:23 pm

I am planning/building a similar style layout and i was planning on using similar water cranes to you.

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At Dicot they have two water cranes for the 4 road shed... if you had a 2 road you would only need 1.

Depending on what era you might be running it might be different... Only know for certain that GWR used them not sure on LNER, LMS, SR and the majority of BR
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Re: Metcalfe Steam Depot in OO - PHOTO update 12/06/11

Postby Alright John » Tue Jun 14, 2011 9:11 pm

Thanks for coming back especially with the photo

Have you obtained a Ratio kit?

I am not sure if it is suitable for ground level.

All the advertising images I can find show it situated on a platform.

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The arrangement of timber boards was a distinctive feature of Midland sheds
and made it much easier to shovel coal that spilled rather than shovel from the earth.

I would be pleased to hear if anybody knows of another region's shed where timber boards were used

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Re: Metcalfe Steam Depot in OO - PHOTO update 12/06/11

Postby siquelme » Tue Jun 14, 2011 9:24 pm

I havent ordered the kit just yet got to build more important things like the baseboard first... just finished aload of uni work etc so havent had much time to spend on the baseboard. The kit should be suitable for the "floor" as it is designed to go on platforms so it should be easy to convert it.

What sort of stock are you running out of interest as different companies had different approaches to thier sheds
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Re: Metcalfe Steam Depot in OO - PHOTO update 12/06/11

Postby Alright John » Tue Jun 14, 2011 9:49 pm

Stock will be dependant on final region decision.

At the moment it is likely to be a midland shed.

I have a couple of "ancient" Triang LMS 3F's that could be used for coaling duties.
I will take a photo tomorrow in daylight and post.

I have an old favourite an 0-4-2 in British Rail livery which I am quite found of.
But that's probably more applicable to Western Region

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Re: Metcalfe Steam Depot in OO - PHOTO update 12/06/11

Postby siquelme » Tue Jun 14, 2011 10:35 pm

You could always make it a fictional cross over depot that way you can just run whatever you like and be influenced by all the different companies steam depots. For example the LNER style ash towers are amazing and would look great.

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Mines GWR based who never used or built them.
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Re: Metcalfe Steam Depot in OO - PHOTO update 12/06/11

Postby Alright John » Tue Jun 14, 2011 11:12 pm

A crossover is one thought

As to the ash towers....... I beg to differ........

I think their hideous..... all that concrete :shock:

Give me brick and stone any-time :wink:

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Re: Metcalfe Steam Depot in OO - PHOTO update 12/06/11

Postby siquelme » Wed Jun 15, 2011 7:09 pm

Your right they do look horrible in real life but some of the models that have been made of them are amazing. Saw the Hornby ash tower the other day and its stunning
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Re: Metcalfe Steam Depot in OO - PHOTO update 12/06/11

Postby Alright John » Thu Jun 16, 2011 1:43 pm

I must be honest I haven't seen one (model) in real life so to speak.

I have had reports from other modellers that the models tend to dominate layouts because of their sheer physical size.

Apologies for the lack of motive power photos can't seem to lay my hands on the box they are stored in.

Will try tomorrow evening. Off to a wine tasting this evening :D

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Re: Metcalfe Steam Depot in OO - PHOTO update 12/06/11

Postby Alright John » Fri Jun 17, 2011 10:33 pm

Found my box of "unboxed" motive power.

I need to do some work on some of the engines.

The two 3F''s ran after a bit of a clean. But as you can see they have both lost bits over the years

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I believe 7211 is an incorrect numbered as I have been told this was not assigned to a 3F

I might try my hand at a bit of heavy weathering on the engine first though before any respray or renumbering.
Any helpful advice, suggestions, pointers would be gratefully received.

This is my other small unboxed locomotive:

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Re: Metcalfe Steam Depot in OO - Jinty (3F) Question

Postby whynot » Sat Jun 18, 2011 7:00 pm

"believe 7211 is an incorrect numbered as I have been told this was not assigned to a 3F"

Not conclusive I suppose, but 47211 was an 0 6 0 3F, although a different sub-class from 47296. 47211 was from an 1899 Johnson Large Midland design. 47296 was post-grouping. The latter was scrapped pre-1960 - while the former was still extant that year!
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Re: Metcalfe Steam Depot in OO - Jinty (3F) Question

Postby Alright John » Sat Jun 18, 2011 7:16 pm

This is what was sent to me recently by a friend who certainly knows more than I do about these things.
Mind you that would be quite easy :roll:

Numbers .
Original 1934 No Date built Built by
7100–7119 7260–7279 12 1924 Vulcan Foundry
7120–7134 7280–7294 13 1924 North British
7135–7141 7295–7301 14 1924 Hunslet
7142–7149 7302–7309 14 1925 Hunslet
7150–7156 7310–7316 — 1929 W. G. Bagnall

LMS No 7211 apparently was allocated to Class 1201 0-4-0ST

Obviously I don't remember why it was numbered 7211 at the time. It was quite a few years ago.
It could even have been that was the only numbers I had available

I will not do anything drastic quite yet.

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Re: Metcalfe Steam Depot in OO - Jinty (3F) Question

Postby Alright John » Sun Jun 19, 2011 7:25 pm

I have not had much time this weekend to work on the layout.

Saturday was lost going with a mate to an auction viewing and today Sunday has been taken up with fathers day duties :wink:

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I have managed to plank most of the ground between coaling and water point.

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The bulk of the ramp has been built. Eagle eyes will notice that the ramp wall has increased slightly on the left side of the building

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The ramp walls have also had their first weathering.

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