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by MarkS
Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: MarkS
Topic: 1P 0-4-4T chassis by Rumney
Replies: 38
Views: 5402

Re: 1P 0-4-4T chassis by Rumney

Hi Pete, the photo of 1272 is from "An Illustrated History of LMS Locomotives Vol. 4" - Essery & Jenkinson, so very likely the from the same source. Looking at GA it certainly gives the impression that the ashpan envelopes the brake shaft but what a pain that would be to build and main...
by MarkS
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: MarkS
Topic: 1P 0-4-4T chassis by Rumney
Replies: 38
Views: 5402

Re: 1P 0-4-4T chassis by Rumney

Hi Pete, John I get it, sometimes it can be a case of solder it on, solder it off, solder it on... repeat. The nice thing about substructures is that shortening the ash pan was easy - there was no chassis in the way. Glad the photo helped. BTW, it is of LMS 1272, which was motor fitted. Could the di...
by MarkS
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: MarkS
Topic: 1P 0-4-4T chassis by Rumney
Replies: 38
Views: 5402

Re: 1P 0-4-4T chassis by Rumney

Thank you John for the bunker configuration, Now I can finish the cab interior to a reasonable standard. I don't have Midland Engines No. 1, but I do have many photos, and three sets of drawings. What I didn't have was photos or drawings of the back of the cab! I will get to the body work later sinc...
by MarkS
Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: MarkS
Topic: 1P 0-4-4T chassis by Rumney
Replies: 38
Views: 5402

Re: 1P 0-4-4T chassis by Rumney

John, you are causing me to take another look at my model, and the list of 'failing-to-live-up-to-the-chassis' grows... The interior part of the tank needs to be cut back. (in the instructions...) Replace the brake handle LHS (bloated white metal thing, gets replaced with cut back tanks) Build and a...
by MarkS
Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: GWR 1366PT - Heljan Model
Replies: 27
Views: 2034

Re: GWR 1366PT - Heljan Model

Will wrote: Yes I was significantly under informed too and had never heard of them. Seems they primarily do small industrials and appear to have a significant range. Will, you took a close look at a CSP kit at Scaleforum in September... Remember this little CSB'd CSP kit? :D https://www.scalefour.or...
by MarkS
Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: MarkS
Topic: 1P 0-4-4T chassis by Rumney
Replies: 38
Views: 5402

Re: 1P 0-4-4T chassis by Rumney

John, you are correct, the kit is a great "basis, but..." The tanks do have to be shortened in the cab, and the chassis instructions mention this as something to consider as you build the body. In my case I was blissfully unaware of this until I read the chassis instructions, several years...
by MarkS
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: MarkS
Topic: 1P 0-4-4T chassis by Rumney
Replies: 38
Views: 5402

Re: 1P 0-4-4T chassis by Rumney

Since my last post in November, I have not been idle, a small amount has been accomplished, however this project went on the back burner while I cleared some other distractions. The bogie was assembled and works very smoothly, and driving wheels installed. Motor and gearbox all work, and pushing the...
by MarkS
Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Any Wheel and size!
Replies: 62
Views: 6281

Re: Any Wheel and size!

I stand corrected... can't wait to see your 9F with oleo pneumatic suspension! Body roll could an issue though. :?
by MarkS
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Any Wheel and size!
Replies: 62
Views: 6281

Re: Any Wheel and size!

MarkS wrote:
Nice, but where are the CSB fulcrums?



There aren't any.


Ahh, air suspension... ;)
by MarkS
Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Any Wheel and size!
Replies: 62
Views: 6281

Re: Any Wheel and size!

Nice, but where are the CSB fulcrums?
by MarkS
Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 149
Views: 12880

Re: Some North Eastern Locomotive Builds

I now have the parts and kit to build a second B16/1 so I might 'chronicle' that build in a little more detail, on here, if anyone is interested? Yup. Please continue. No matter the experience, something useful will be passed along. It will probably be different for each of us, but it will useful...
by MarkS
Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: MR Johnson 0F
Replies: 4
Views: 907

Re: MR Johnson 0F

Maybe this will be of use?
Not a "photostat" but I assume it is for "non-commercial" use... ;)

0-4-0 - 1.jpeg

0-4-0 - 2.jpeg
by MarkS
Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Baseboards and Carpentry
Topic: Scenic modules
Replies: 26
Views: 3683

Re: Scenic modules

Looking good Neil,

and you know I approve of your use of foam!
by MarkS
Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: MarkS
Topic: 1P 0-4-4T chassis by Rumney
Replies: 38
Views: 5402

Re: 1P 0-4-4T chassis by Rumney

Thanks Pete, the photos help explain things. I was wondering how the top/bolster was kept in place (other than friction). As to the hornblocks, that was more impatience on my part than a design flaw, I had a lot going on in my non-modelling life so I jumped to a fast solution, without thinking it th...
by MarkS
Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: MarkS
Topic: 1P 0-4-4T chassis by Rumney
Replies: 38
Views: 5402

Re: 1P 0-4-4T chassis by Rumney

I was all excited about this build, figuring that as I had already built and painted the body, it should be fairly quick... However, due to the usual summer excuses to avoid modelling, I did not do much with the kit until recently. Then, needless to say, I soon went "Off Piste"... First of...
by MarkS
Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: MarkS
Topic: Coaches corner
Replies: 26
Views: 6827

Re: Coaches corner

Noel, as usual, valuable information!
Perhaps I should have said "suitable dark grey colour"? :D
I happened to use Humbrol "polished steel" to paint the grills, I figured black would not be visible.
by MarkS
Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: MarkS
Topic: Coaches corner
Replies: 26
Views: 6827

Re: Coaches corner

Thank you for your kind comments! Jigs seem to be a popular so here is the jig I used to create the grills for the luggage/parcels/guards compartment. Using a razor saw, I cut parallel grooves in a piece of 1/4 inch square wood. I then pushed the rods into the grooves, then flipped over the assembly...
by MarkS
Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: MarkS
Topic: Coaches corner
Replies: 26
Views: 6827

Re: Coaches corner

Postby Mark Tatlow » Wed Oct 07, 2015 4:52 pm They look very fine Mark and, but for one thing, the Mainline coach does not show its origins. With regard to the one thing, find Shawplan on the web (Brian is a society member) and you will find that they do laser cut windows for these coaches. Well, i...
by MarkS
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: How real do your photo's look?
Replies: 122
Views: 36972

Re: How real do your photo's look?

Nice! :thumb
by MarkS
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 15318

Re: Scaleforum 2018

I hope so too, I'm flying in from Toronto the day before, so might be jet-lagged!
I'll be the one looking like he needs a large coffee...
by MarkS
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 15318

Re: Scaleforum 2018

Is anyone travelling to Scaleforum from Marylebone on Saturday morning?
by MarkS
Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Baseboards and Carpentry
Topic: Module no 1
Replies: 10
Views: 2026

Re: Module no 1

Nice, very nice indeed...
by MarkS
Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Pressfix lining disaster...
Replies: 7
Views: 1155

Re: Pressfix lining disaster...

Hey Mike, you might try more MicroSol, or rubbing alcohol. When desperate, I have found that by using a piece of scrap styrene, you can carefully scrape off pressfix without harming the paint. In the meantime, take a deep breath, find "a nice glass of whatever"... good luck, most of us hav...
by MarkS
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Scenery and Structures
Topic: Yard Crane colour
Replies: 9
Views: 3170

Re: Yard Crane colour

Hardwicke, Alan, thanks for the further information - is it more likely that the grey colour was applied in LMS days, or could the Midland have changed to grey during WW1? What little information I have been able to gather (from the internet, so it must be true!!) also indicates the Midland used bau...
by MarkS
Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Scenery and Structures
Topic: Yard Crane colour
Replies: 9
Views: 3170

Re: Yard Crane colour

Thank you Adrian for these photos, quite helpful! I think I can assume that all the ironwork would all be one colour, either bauxite or LMS brown and the wood beam painted or perhaps creosoted? As you say, I'm not likely to be questioned too closely, so I am leaning toward LMS brown with a cream jib...

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