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by BorderCounties
Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Lord Colnago
Topic: A source of very fine sand
Replies: 11
Views: 1160

Re: A source of very fine sand

IIRC, kiln dried sand for brushing into the gaps between paving blocks is very fine and looks like sand if that's the type of load you are looking for.

I've got some somewhere . . . .
by BorderCounties
Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: MR Cattle Wagon
Replies: 8
Views: 976

Re: MR Cattle Wagon

The photo of the "Long" Midland Railway cattle wagon in Essery Vol 2 is M8190, undated and looking the worse for wear. There is another photo of one of these wagons in a much healthier looking condition in The Border Counties Railway 2 by David Dunn (Booklaw ISBN 978-1-909625-24-2), unfort...
by BorderCounties
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Arrangement of levers in a signal box (calling at the Quintinshill disaster, use of collars and setting back)
Replies: 52
Views: 4895

Re: Arrangement of levers in a signal box

For an up to date (2013) take on the Quintinshill disaster, try and have a read of "The Quintinshill Conspiracy" by Jack Richards and Adrian Searle (ISBN 978 1 78159 099 7). I picked up a copy in a second-hand book shop for a fiver.
by BorderCounties
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Hornby Drummond 700
Replies: 8
Views: 1217

Re: Hornby Drummond 700

Mark

Just measured my J36 - 21.24mm between the splashers - grinding will be required. At least the measurement is consistent.
by BorderCounties
Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Colouring Sleepers
Replies: 24
Views: 3572

Re: Colouring Sleepers

I've been looking for alternatives to the Colron spirit based wood dyes as I wasn't too sure how much I had left. Having found the tins in the garage, I have more left than I remembered. However, having accumulated a lot of ply sleepers recently (other peoples cast offs at Bring and Buy stalls), I t...
by BorderCounties
Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Bachmann D11/2 conversion
Replies: 16
Views: 2466

Re: Bachmann D11/2 conversion

62677 Edie Ochiltree did indeed traverse the BCR in BR days - I think the photo I have is from a book so I can't post it here - the other D11/2 was 62691 Laird of Balmawhapple . Starting with Ian Futer's list of locos (March 1977 Railway Modeller et seq ), I have added many others from photographs a...
by BorderCounties
Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Bachmann D11/2 conversion
Replies: 16
Views: 2466

Re: Bachmann D11/2 conversion

This is a composite reply to previous 5 posts: Tim - I started collecting photos in the late 1960s as a pharmacist in one of the local chemist shops was also a very keen photographer. Amongst his other jobs he also sold half plate local views which included railways. Most of these were by EE (Ted) S...
by BorderCounties
Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Bachmann D11/2 conversion
Replies: 16
Views: 2466

Re: Bachmann D11/2 conversion

OK, easy bit first. The whole character of the place - Reedsmouth especially - would be compromised if the gradients were not modelled - Reedsmouth itself sits on a 1 in 100/348/100 gradient, Woodburn is 1 in 62/300/62, Bellingham (thankfully) is level over the length of the platform with 1 in 100 (...
by BorderCounties
Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Bachmann D11/2 conversion
Replies: 16
Views: 2466

Re: Bachmann D11/2 conversion

The size of my little shed has cut down on the amount of grass I have to cut!!
by BorderCounties
Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Bachmann D11/2 conversion
Replies: 16
Views: 2466

Re: Bachmann D11/2 conversion

Thanks for the replies. Paul, the thoughts I had when I was re-assembling the thing aren't printable - apart from " "I can foresee a problem here" . The axle which would normally be driven by the motor was easy enough to quarter by eye but, because of the intermediate gears, it isn't ...
by BorderCounties
Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Bachmann D11/2 conversion
Replies: 16
Views: 2466

Bachmann D11/2 conversion

I have converted a D11/2 using the Alan Gibson conversion pack and also took the opportunity to replace the coupling rods rather than re-use the Bachmann stamped metal "representation". The model was run in for a good couple of hours before the old wheels came off but, because it's one of ...
by BorderCounties
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 162
Views: 19667

Re: Some North Eastern Locomotive Builds

Knuckles wrote:The A2 unless I'm mistaken.Always fancied a model of that one too.


Given the sheer length of the beast, you will definitely need "proper" curves for one of those!
by BorderCounties
Sun Mar 25, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Soldering mazak
Replies: 15
Views: 3232

Re: Sildering mazak

Yes Philip, that is one of the really "staggering" things about RMweb - repetition and circular arguments. One of the things which really, really annoys me is the unwarranted urge among some posters to quote things in their entirety, so you get the same posts duplicated or even triplicated...
by BorderCounties
Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Soldering mazak
Replies: 15
Views: 3232

Re: Sildering mazak

by BorderCounties
Thu Dec 21, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Trains: Model and Prototype
Topic: 1943-5 LMS Shed codes
Replies: 7
Views: 2550

Re: 1943-5 LMS Shed codes

It was only the LMS that had the Number/Letter codes - the others used long names or suitable abbreviations. The LMS system was adopted by BR in 1950 and rolled out to the others as in Rob's post.
by BorderCounties
Sun Sep 15, 2013 5:55 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Knuckles's Wagon Building Log
Replies: 169
Views: 36825

Re: Knuckles's Wagon Building Log

Knuckles

By "applying" the brake, the cam on the lever will cause the cross shaft to rotate anti-clockwise therefore the brakeblocks will move away from the wheel tread. This side of the wagon requires the plain lever. No doubt we've all been there at some time.
by BorderCounties
Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:28 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: A bit of a dilemma
Replies: 29
Views: 9910

Re: Abit of a diemma

I, too, seem to have spent quite a bit of time peering closely at bricks. My current problem, which I'm now fairly confident I've resolved, has involved scaling an engine shed which still exists but has seen extensive additions of a farming nature. The two published measurements of the length of the...

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