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by IANATEXTON
Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 199
Views: 23683

Re: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds

Well Google seems to have a range of images for the Venerable Bede.

This one from St Benet's Church, Kentish Town.

Ian
by IANATEXTON
Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 199
Views: 23683

Re: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds

Mike Thanks for showing us your technique for forming the continuous handrail - Great Western locos also have a single handrail. I agree that a single length of wire is preferable, but have on occasion resorted to splitting the rail at the central knob. It is very useful to see the diameters of the ...
by IANATEXTON
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Chris Wesson Cellulose Paints
Replies: 13
Views: 1433

Re: Chris Wesson Cellulose Paints

Thanks, Mike.
Very nice, and the colours look good to me.
Regards
Ian
by IANATEXTON
Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Chris Wesson Cellulose Paints
Replies: 13
Views: 1433

Re: Chris Wesson Cellulose Paints

Mike

Thanks for the offer to post pictures of the finished results using the colours that you used - yes please!

Ian
by IANATEXTON
Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Chris Wesson Cellulose Paints
Replies: 13
Views: 1433

Re: Chris Wesson Cellulose Paints

Mike

Thanks for the link. Do you have a record of what RAL numbers you ordered?

For example, RAL6020 is called Chromium Green, and looks as though it could be OK for BR loco green, but without a colour card it is difficult to be sure.

Ian
by IANATEXTON
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Ultrascale wheel sets
Replies: 5
Views: 512

Re: Ultrascale wheel sets

As I recall, if you purchase a complete set of wheels for a 44xx from Ultrascale they come with bespoke axles, which are 1/8" diameter but turned down to a smaller diameter at the end to suit these particular driving wheels, which are unique to the 44xx. On the Utrascale web site you go into Pr...
by IANATEXTON
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: 35th Uckfield Model Railway Exhibition - 19/20 October
Replies: 18
Views: 1563

Re: 35th Uckfield Model Railway Exhibition - 19/20 October

It is great to see my Lambourn layout coming out of retirement after such a long absence. I passed the layout on to Alan Ketley in 1988, and I knew that he exhibited it in the next year or so, but wasn't aware of what happened after that, until Jeff Day made contact with me last year to say that the...
by IANATEXTON
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: 9F re-visited
Replies: 12
Views: 1661

Re: 9F re-visited

Dave Thanks for this post - allowing us to see another fine looking locomotive. It is good to know that you have got it working again. I often find that if I hit a problem with a project then I put it aside, sometimes for a considerable time. It takes courage to pick the project up and have another ...
by IANATEXTON
Sat May 11, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Carriage identity query
Replies: 17
Views: 1758

Re: Carriage identity query

John As promised here is a scan of a diagram C73 coach. It is amazing how frequently the GWR changed the design of its coaches. Previously on some batches there had been doors along the corridor side, opposite each of the compartment doors. In this design the doors were no longer present, but dropli...
by IANATEXTON
Fri May 10, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Carriage identity query
Replies: 17
Views: 1758

Re: Carriage identity query

John, I agree that it is an ex Great Western coach, but I think that what we see is the corridor side of a diagram C73 corridor third of 1937. These had full height drop lights opposite the compartment doors, but the only doors on the corridor side were at the ends. I will scan a picture from the Ru...
by IANATEXTON
Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Wide-cab Drummond T9, non-superheated - allocations for last four
Replies: 5
Views: 778

Re: Wide-cab Drummond T9, non-superheated - allocations for last four

Steve, I am a bit puzzled by the tables in Bradley's book, but for what it is worth my reading on the dates (page 43) is as follows:- 302 Eastleigh superheater 6/1923, Maunsell superheater 11/1925, Southern Livery 11/1925 307 Eastleigh superheater 8/1924, Maunsell superheater 7/1925, Southern Livery...
by IANATEXTON
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Wide-cab Drummond T9, non-superheated - allocations for last four
Replies: 5
Views: 778

Re: Wide-cab Drummond T9, non-superheated - allocations for last four

Hi Steve, Not a direct answer to your question on allocations, but from Bradley's Wild Swan book on the Drummond classes 302 was superheated in 6/1923, 307 in 8/1924, 312 in 2/1925 and 337 in 5/1925. 307 was paired with a 3500 gallon 6 wheel tender for working on the Eastern section in 7/1925 and 31...
by IANATEXTON
Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Locomotive fire irons
Replies: 14
Views: 1833

Re: Locomotive fire irons

Dave I think the length of the longest fire iron (Fire pricker 1) is approximately the length between the firehole door and the front of the firebox. From a quick look at the diagrams in Jim Russell's Great Western Engines books that appears to be the case for the Castle, Hall and Large Prairie. [i....
by IANATEXTON
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Locomotive fire irons
Replies: 14
Views: 1833

Re: Locomotive fire irons

Dave started out this thread by asking where one finds information about the dimensions for fire irons. Well I have some information, albeit for Great Western fire irons, though I am afraid I cannot recall where it came from. In a picture below I will post a table giving the lengths of fire irons fo...
by IANATEXTON
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: BR Standard Class 2, 2-6-2 tank
Replies: 16
Views: 2558

Re: BR Standard Class 2, 2-6-2 tank

Dave,
Brilliant, just brilliant.
Thanks ever so for this thread. Definitely a source of inspiration and an encouragement to get my Standard Class 3 out of its box.
Many thanks
Ian
by IANATEXTON
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: Ivatt 2 2-6-2T
Replies: 13
Views: 1787

Re: Ivatt 2 2-6-2T

Pete, I have a Kemilway BR Standard Class 3 tank to build, so I would be interested if you are making the etch available. I already purchased 2 of the Brassmasters pony truck etches, but I didn't realise that the pony trucks weren't identical until I read Dave's thread on his brilliant BR Standard c...
by IANATEXTON
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: New 4mm Scale Deltic from Accurascale
Replies: 31
Views: 5672

Re: New 4mm Scale Deltic from Accurascale

As I understand it there are 6 locomotives from this class in preservation. If any dimensions are being questioned, is it not possible to take direct measurements from the real thing? (In any event, there have been occasions where the actual locomotive didn't precisely follow the works drawings.) Ian
by IANATEXTON
Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 199
Views: 23683

Re: Some North Eastern Locomotive Builds

Mike
Great - thanks for that - some useful tips.
I reckon that I must take rather longer than you, which is probably why my output is closer to one loco per year.
Then there is the time taken to get the bits of fibreglass brush out of one's fingers!
Ian
by IANATEXTON
Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 199
Views: 23683

Re: Some North Eastern Locomotive Builds

Mike, Can I add to those saying "yes please" to your suggestion of a blow by blow account of loco building. It is always interesting to learn from others, particularly when your models are so clean, and your output is impressive in terms of numbers. Have you an estimate of how many hours i...
by IANATEXTON
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: GWR bridge colour
Replies: 7
Views: 1858

Re: GWR bridge colour

Hi Steve, Probably the most comprehensive source of information on GWR structures is "Great Western Railway Structure Colours 1912-1947" by Richard North, published by the Great Western Study Group. This has quite a few archive pictures in colour (but not of bridges) and committee minutes....
by IANATEXTON
Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: My First Layout - Whitehall Halt
Replies: 21
Views: 4729

Re: My First Layout - Whitehall Halt

What period is the model going to be set in? The 6 wheel milk tanks were not introduced to the Hemyock branch until the early 1930s, after the permanent way had been upgraded. Prior to that milk was brought to the milk factory at Hemyock either by road, or in churns carried in the brake compartment ...
by IANATEXTON
Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 301
Views: 44747

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

I have been building turnouts with loose heel switches for my late 1920s model of Dulverton. At this period the Great Western used loose heel switches. I have been using the cast brass C&L fishplates at the heel, with the web of the switch rail slightly tapered with a needle file. The switch bla...
by IANATEXTON
Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Bodmin General (1955)
Replies: 48
Views: 8955

Re: Bodmin General (1955)

There is an article about the Toplight coach by David Geen in Pannier, the Journal of the Great Western Study Group - issue 19 from Summer 2004. David identifies the coach as having originally been from lot 1195 to diagram D47, and as one of two which were taken into WD service in World War 1 as par...
by IANATEXTON
Sat Feb 11, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis
Replies: 226
Views: 46876

Re: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis

This looks excellent, Jeremy. I am part way through building a railmotor myself, using the original Mallard chassis etchings and castings, but have put it to one side for the moment while thinking about the problems of making cosmetic frames and including the suspension links. The idea of getting cl...
by IANATEXTON
Tue Feb 07, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: jjnewitt
Topic: JJNewitt's Wonderful World of Wagons - Anchor Mount Tanks
Replies: 109
Views: 39613

Re: JJNewitt's Wonderful World of Wagons - Anchor Mont Tank Wagon

I didn't use any glue to secure the liquid lead. It just settles in the bottom of the tank.
Hence if you tip the wagon up the lead flows to one end, but when you put it in the track the lead settles back to give an even distribution of weight.
Ian

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