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by IANATEXTON
Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Trains: Model and Prototype
Topic: GWR Bloater livery
Replies: 11
Views: 795

Re: GWR Bloater livery

I don't think that it is quite as simple as Martin Goodall has suggested. Looking at the pictures of Brown vehicles in Jim Russell's Great Western Coaches Appendix Volume 2, there are some clear cases where a brown vehicle has black ends - for example N16 horse box 546, built in 1937, which has stee...
by IANATEXTON
Sat Jun 06, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Motor Shorting
Replies: 32
Views: 2093

Re: Motor Shorting

Glad to hear that the loco is now working. What are you using for the drawbar between the loco and the tender? I have found that when using the American system you have to be careful to ensure that there are no shorts between the loco body, which will be live to one rail, and the tender body, which ...
by IANATEXTON
Mon May 04, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: David B
Topic: Delivering the Goods
Replies: 34
Views: 9767

Re: Delivering the Goods

Hi David Isn't the practical thing for the horseboxes to use LNWR coach lake, but to finish with a matt varnish? In other words, the same basic colour but with a flat rather than gloss or satin sheen. I doubt that there will be many people around who had seen the real thing and would be in a positio...
by IANATEXTON
Sun Apr 19, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Coreless Motor Database
Replies: 15
Views: 1745

Re: Coreless Motor Database

Hi Chris,

It is a push button on the top of the controller.

Unfortunately it is not visible on either of the pictures that I posted.

Regards
Ian
by IANATEXTON
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Coreless Motor Database
Replies: 15
Views: 1745

Re: Coreless Motor Database

Chris My best controller for coreless motors is a Kent Panel Controls model KFS. This can be operated with feedback switch on, or switched off for coreless motors. I have locos fitted with the various sizes of motors previously available, including the 1219. Unfortunately these controllers are not a...
by IANATEXTON
Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Operating in Practice
Topic: Horse boxes and race meetings
Replies: 28
Views: 8169

Re: Horse boxes and race meetings

Further to my earlier post in this thread, I have now scanned part of a BR Western Region daily notice, which is titled "Advice of Horse Boxes etc passing on Sunday & Monday, May 9th and 10th". It is for the Exeter Division, and is from 1948. Exeter division Horse Box etc workings May ...
by IANATEXTON
Sat Mar 07, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Operating in Practice
Topic: Horse boxes and race meetings
Replies: 28
Views: 8169

Re: Horse boxes and race meetings

The Great Western published daily notices which covered horse box movements and other special traffic. These notices included instructions on whether the horse box was to be marshalled at the head or tail of the passenger train. The position seems to have been dictated by what would have been most c...
by IANATEXTON
Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Finney 3500 Gallon Tender Brakes
Replies: 14
Views: 2699

Re: Finney 3500 Gallon Tender Brakes

Mark,
Thanks for this - very helpful, and lovely work.
I have several Finney tenders to build, so I am looking forward to the next part of the story, about springing.
Ian
by IANATEXTON
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: The Burford Branch
Replies: 354
Views: 98014

Re: The Burford Branch

Martin
Good to see that you are getting your new railway room up and running.

Looking forward to seeing pictures of Burford installed in its new home.

And your pictures are the correct way up on my IPad.

Ian
by IANATEXTON
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Radio Control
Topic: Components for RC
Replies: 6
Views: 1296

Re: Components for RC

Hello Dave

I agree - definitely of interest. Having all the information in one place would make it easier for those who are contemplating having a go. Understanding the likely cost, and availability of places to source the materials, would be very helpful.

Ian
by IANATEXTON
Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 215
Views: 36983

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: 215
Views: 36983

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: 2583

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: 2583

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: 2583

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: 1149

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: 20
Views: 3212

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: 2662

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: 3127

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: 3127

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: 1348

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: 1348

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: 3095

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: 3095

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: 3727

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

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