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by Serjt-Dave
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Serjt-Dave
Topic: Track Cleaning Wagons. The Saga!
Replies: 6
Views: 732

Re: Track Cleaning Wagons. The Saga!

This afternoon I finished off the two brake vans I'll be using as my track cleaners. I decided to keep the livery simple after all they are not going to be seen in service on my layout. I also thought I'd use them as my first attempt in painting some stock just using acrylics. It's was nice using a ...
by Serjt-Dave
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: New Products
Topic: Rumney Models - Temporary Suspension of Trading
Replies: 96
Views: 27423

Re: Rumney Models - Temporary Suspension of Trading

I echo that Keep Safe

All Best

Dave
by Serjt-Dave
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Serjt-Dave
Topic: Second time Around
Replies: 14
Views: 2539

Re: Second time Around

Here's the second one of my gruesome twosome. The bloody thing fought me to the bitter end. Once wheeled up took it for a test drive, initially started well going through all the point work no problems but on straight track it kept coming off. I think after a revisit to the striping tank it's gone o...
by Serjt-Dave
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Serjt-Dave
Topic: Second time Around
Replies: 14
Views: 2539

Re: Second time Around

Thanks Becasse. Looking at images of these vans in their later life it was hard enough to see if they had windows let alone what colour they were. LOL. As this one was made in 1951 and my layout is set from 1950 to about 1956 {ish} it wasn't in a to bad a condition.

Keep Safe

Dave
by Serjt-Dave
Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Serjt-Dave
Topic: Second time Around
Replies: 14
Views: 2539

Re: Second time Around

Hi All. finally got round to finishing off the CCT that I ballsed up sometime back {christ Dec 2018}. I decided to use a acrylic matt varnish to seal the paint work and weathering in. Added the windows and fitted the roof, which I promptly had to remove as I forgot to put in the window grills. Once ...
by Serjt-Dave
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 104
Views: 20220

Re: South Pelaw Junction

It beats looking at the television. LOL. I can't see my wife agreeing to allow me to do this in our front room.

Keep Safe

Dave
by Serjt-Dave
Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Serjt-Dave
Topic: Brassmaster 4F The journey
Replies: 20
Views: 1833

Re: Brassmaster 4F The journey

Thanks Noel. I knew what they were for but couldn't remember what they were called. Your correct the casting was for a left handed loco {whatever loco it was made for}. The S&D had both left and right handed 4f's, the two I'm doing are 44559 and 44560 which were both right handed. The firebox op...
by Serjt-Dave
Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Serjt-Dave
Topic: Brassmaster 4F The journey
Replies: 20
Views: 1833

Re: Brassmaster 4F The journey

After my little break from the 4f I decided to tackle the train system control panel or backhead to you and me. As you can see from the image the original casting is nothing like what it should be, I don't think it's even for a 4f. As there was very little in the way of any of the cast details on th...
by Serjt-Dave
Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 329
Views: 52503

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

It's sickeningly impressive and neat though the last image there's evidence of a box of wires which may have been a previous attempt that didn't go to plan. LOL.

Excellent work there Tony anyway.

Dave
by Serjt-Dave
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: New Products
Topic: Lanarkshire Models & Supplies
Replies: 25
Views: 5216

Re: Lanarkshire Models & Supplies

Aye will do. A nice mug of tea.

Dave
by Serjt-Dave
Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Lanarkshire Models & Supplies
Replies: 25
Views: 5216

Re: Lanarkshire Models & Supplies

Hi Dave, yes it would have been nice meeting up at S4N but it's not to be. Like yourself I have a chronic condition but mine suppresses my immune system so if I get it I'm done for.

Anyway did you get the LSWR buffer stops finished?

All Best and Keep Safe

Dave
by Serjt-Dave
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Blk5 45232
Replies: 97
Views: 10219

Re: Brassmasters Blk5 45232

Lovely work there David, though it's making me having the urge to start my ones. But I must be strong and finish my 4f first. LOL.

Like yourself I'm gutted about S4N but it has to be.

Dave
by Serjt-Dave
Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Edington Junction
Replies: 37
Views: 7435

Re: Edington Junction

Hi Paul. The adjuster is home brewed. A bit of 2mm {1mm id} tubing flattened off at one end to take a 10BA nut, which is then soldered to the tube. If I could have found out where you could have brought these I would have. Still it does the job.

Dave
by Serjt-Dave
Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Edington Junction
Replies: 37
Views: 7435

Re: Edington Junction

I thought I better do a update on my layout as I've not done one since December last year. To be honest it's only been the last couple of weeks or so that I've done any work on the layout and most of that has been under the baseboards rather than anything visual. The only scenic work I've done is pu...
by Serjt-Dave
Fri Feb 28, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Blk5 45232
Replies: 97
Views: 10219

Re: Brassmasters Blk5 45232

Looking good David. I can remember the Jubilee having a similar issue but I can't remember the Black 5 which I built many years ago having the same problem. This will be duly noted for when I get round to doing my ones. What I did for the Jubilee was to use a filler, squeezed together and anything o...
by Serjt-Dave
Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Lord Colnago
Topic: Goings on at the Norfolk Wagonarium
Replies: 125
Views: 31777

Re: Goings on at the Norfolk Wagonarium

That looks excellent David, well done. Three quarters of the way though one myself and I can only hope my one will turnout half as good.

Dave
by Serjt-Dave
Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: MR 1P 0-4-4T detailing
Replies: 28
Views: 4557

Re: MR 1P 0-4-4T detailing

Great work there Pete. One day I'll get round to building my two. Looking forwards to more updates.

All Best

Dave
by Serjt-Dave
Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Blk5 45232
Replies: 97
Views: 10219

Re: Brassmasters Blk5 45232

Excellent work there Dave. I have a thing about well detailed cab interiors even though you can't really see any of the details once painted and the tender is coupled. But at least you know it's there.

Dave
by Serjt-Dave
Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Serjt-Dave
Topic: Brassmaster 4F The journey
Replies: 20
Views: 1833

Re: Brassmaster 4F The journey

This is a image of the LRM ejector. It looks like a nice casting with little indentations for the extra pipework etc especially where the handrail locates but this is different to the 4f version.

Dave

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by Serjt-Dave
Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Serjt-Dave
Topic: Brassmaster 4F The journey
Replies: 20
Views: 1833

Re: Brassmaster 4F The journey

Thanks Jim I'll check. In the back of my mind though aren't LRM the ex-MayGib range? So they might be the same castings as the Gibson ones. I have a LRM Jinty and 3f so will check their ones.

Dave
by Serjt-Dave
Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Serjt-Dave
Topic: Brassmaster 4F The journey
Replies: 20
Views: 1833

Re: Brassmaster 4F The journey

Not a great choice is it. LOL. As you say with the brass on at least you can solder everything but it's a bugger to drill, wheres the white metal is easier to modify but you have to glue or very carefully low melt solder. You pays ya money and takes ya choice. Good luck.

Dave
by Serjt-Dave
Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Mitchell Manor
Replies: 2
Views: 637

Re: Mitchell Manor

Very impressive work there Mark. I don't like anything western but you can't help but be impressed with this Well done.
by Serjt-Dave
Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Serjt-Dave
Topic: Brassmaster 4F The journey
Replies: 20
Views: 1833

Re: Brassmaster 4F The journey

Hi Peter, yeah sorry about that. It was a cracker of a article as well. It even mentioned me dropping the top part of the ejector on the floor and running it over with my chair. LOL. Yes your right the casting are from SE Finecast and from the last century. It really let the kit down. Especially whe...
by Serjt-Dave
Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Serjt-Dave
Topic: Brassmaster 4F The journey
Replies: 20
Views: 1833

Re: Brassmaster 4F The journey

Thanks Peter. I spent most of the morning writing a detailed report on how I made the ejector, had almost finished when I had to pop out. When I got back the computer must of had a blip and I lost it all. So I ain't got the strength to start it again. LOL. Here's the short version. The Part count co...
by Serjt-Dave
Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Serjt-Dave
Topic: Brassmaster 4F The journey
Replies: 20
Views: 1833

Re: Brassmaster 4F The journey

Here's the next installment, not much to show as my bout of mega man flu knocked me somewhat. Anyway finished the ejector which I'm quite pleased with. Only used three bits from the original casting. One thing I did cock-up on, I put the lefthand side handrail on the rightside {but the wrong side if...

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