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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: 329

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: 329

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: 928

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: 928

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: 1728

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: 12
Views: 780

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: 4134

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: 151
Views: 13717

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: 151
Views: 13717

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: 1336

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: 3807

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: 270
Views: 30435

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: 6827

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: 196
Views: 32347

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: 31948

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
by IANATEXTON
Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: jjnewitt
Topic: JJNewitt's Wonderful World of Wagons - Anchor Mount Tanks
Replies: 109
Views: 31948

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

For getting some weight into a tank wagon I have made a small hole and poured in some liquid lead.
Ian
by IANATEXTON
Wed Aug 19, 2015 10:05 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Ambis Tiebar components
Replies: 3
Views: 1531

Re: Ambis Tiebar components

Steve, I have been using the Ambis components for the turnouts I am building for my circa 1930 model of Dulverton. The etched stretcher brackets fit over a stretcher of thin double sided copper clad about 1.5mm deep. The Ambis stretcher brackets are soldered the the switch blades, located by a 0.45m...
by IANATEXTON
Sat Apr 19, 2014 8:25 am
Forum: New Products
Topic: GW Auto trailers for South Devon & SE. Cornwall
Replies: 4
Views: 1472

Re: GW Auto trailers for South Devon & SE. Cornwall

Although these diagrams are most commonly associated with the Plymouth area, some worked around Exeter, trailers 93 and 95 (diagram Q) and 96 and 98 (diagram R). They were fitted with gangways, and in the early 1930s 93 seems to have been paired with 98. In the 1940s 93 was paired with 96. The Worsl...
by IANATEXTON
Sat Apr 19, 2014 8:07 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: How do you cut sections of hypodermic needle?
Replies: 21
Views: 6896

Re: How do you cut sections of hypodermic needle?

John, As you are using loose heel switches how are you going to control the vertical alignment of the switches at the toe? The Great Western used stretcher rods which were extended to pass through a hole in the stock rail. The old Studiolith type TOU didn't fix the vertical alignment of the toe, but...
by IANATEXTON
Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:07 pm
Forum: Electrics
Topic: Twitchy servos
Replies: 36
Views: 11022

Re: Twitchy servos

That is a lot of questions, which will need a bit of discussion to answer.
The locos only seemed to make the servo twitch when it was in one position, and didn't affect it in the other.
Ian
by IANATEXTON
Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:31 pm
Forum: Electrics
Topic: Twitchy servos
Replies: 36
Views: 11022

Re: Twitchy servos

In response to the request for hard information, one of the locos which caused the "servo twitching" on the layout DavidB refers to at the start of this thread is a pannier fitted with a Mashima 1220 motor, Branchlines 53:1 two stage gearbox, and a 6mmx12mm flywheel. It is not DCC fitted. ...
by IANATEXTON
Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:03 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: GWR Hawksworth Coaches
Replies: 10
Views: 4231

Re: GWR Hawksworth Coaches

Well done - it looks really nice.
I have bought on in Crimson and Cream, so will follow your example. However, I think the cream colour of the crimson and cream looks too dark, so I suspect I am in for a partial repaint.

Ian
by IANATEXTON
Thu May 19, 2011 7:34 pm
Forum: Railmotors, Railcars and Multiple Units
Topic: GWR Railmotor
Replies: 36
Views: 16621

Re: GWR Railmotor

With railmotors (and auto trains come to that) I really don't think we need worry about changing the lamps round. From what I can see in period photos it isn't that easy to distinguish a headcode lamp from a tail lamp - in daylight hours. They would both, in David's period, have red bodies and the l...

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