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by ralphrobertson
Sun Feb 21, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: LMS Push Pull coaches
Replies: 6
Views: 523

Re: LMS Push Pull coaches

Hi Bryan

LMS Coaches Vol 3 pages 47, 48 and 51 have some drawings and photos. Show exactly what Dave says but there is a kink on the pipe to the right just about the headstock.

PM me and I can send you a scan of the pages.

Ralph
by ralphrobertson
Wed Feb 17, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Society AGM 2002 - Chee Tor, Dewsbury Midland, Sid Stubbs
Replies: 3
Views: 344

Re: Society AGM 2002 - Chee Tor, Dewsbury Midland, Sid Stubbs

I have never seen that before, good to see Sid sharing his skills with everyone. He often talked to local organisations and somewhere I have a CD of Sid talking to his local Rotary Club if I remember. Those who are interested in Chee Tor may not know that our late Manchester Club member Colin Robins...
by ralphrobertson
Sun Feb 14, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: Serjt-Dave
Topic: LMS D1735 Brake Third
Replies: 25
Views: 1447

Re: LMS D1735 Brake Third

Forgot to mention for PeteT, I found a complete list of the York collection of carriage drawings on the NRM website. They list the Wolverton and Derby collections and although it is a slog to go through to find what you are interested in there are a lot of drawings on there. Not sure what the situat...
by ralphrobertson
Sun Feb 14, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: Serjt-Dave
Topic: LMS D1735 Brake Third
Replies: 25
Views: 1447

Re: LMS D1735 Brake Third

Thanks Ralph - I doubt my individual requirements would make them worthwhile, but as you say there may be wider interest. I'd probably be looking at ~4 x 50' and 1 x 68'. Two others I'm looking at sooner rather than later are the D1715 50' and D1730 57' on Met Cam underframes. Do you know whether d...
by ralphrobertson
Sun Feb 14, 2021 10:19 am
Forum: Serjt-Dave
Topic: LMS D1735 Brake Third
Replies: 25
Views: 1447

Re: LMS D1735 Brake Third

they don't cover 50' (or 62', or 68') options. 50' could be created easily enough around a 57' base. I did actually take photos of the 50ft, 57ft, 60ft, 62ft and 68ft underframes whilst I was at York so if I ever need one I will draw up an underframe to add to my collection. If there is sufficient ...
by ralphrobertson
Fri Feb 12, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: Serjt-Dave
Topic: LMS D1735 Brake Third
Replies: 25
Views: 1447

Re: LMS D1735 Brake Third

Dave, if you are looking for a decent (and accurate) LMS coach underframe take a look at my Palatine Models website. I designed an underframe for both 57ft and 60ft LMS coaches and you can choose between a rivetted or welded underframe. No holes in the floor either and they build up with all angles ...
by ralphrobertson
Wed Feb 10, 2021 10:23 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Ralph's workbench
Replies: 57
Views: 9000

Re: Ralph's workbench

I eventually found out via the LYRS (thank you very much Martin) that the photo of Middleton Junction weighbridge office was taken around 1955 and to me the colour looks the same everywhere indicating it would still be an LMS colour. I therefore decided on brown and proceeded on that basis. Looking ...
by ralphrobertson
Wed Feb 10, 2021 10:12 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 514
Views: 108712

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

courtesy from the Colin Craig web site, now taken down Colin Craig produced a fantastic collection of information which is shared on our club's website: http://www.mmrs.co.uk/technical-articles/modern-permanent-way/ . Colin's pages are always in the top set of pages visited on the MMRS website and ...
by ralphrobertson
Tue Feb 02, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Ralph's workbench
Replies: 57
Views: 9000

Re: Ralph's workbench

Time for an update. 20210126_130302.jpg Roof completely glued on and ridges laid. I drew up and 3D printed a finial to what I think is an approximate shape and also drew some drainpipes and elbow bends. Painted the model with 2 coats of Vallejo grey primer prior to another 2 coats of Humbrol 100 mat...
by ralphrobertson
Sun Jan 17, 2021 12:17 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: 16T Weathering Experiments
Replies: 35
Views: 3089

Re: 16T Weathering Experiments

Paul, like your timbering experiments too. What paints did you use for those? I know it is off your topic but weathered wood is always interesting.

Ralph
by ralphrobertson
Sun Jan 17, 2021 12:15 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Ralph's workbench
Replies: 57
Views: 9000

Re: Ralph's workbench

I have been sidetracked a bit helping out a fellow club member making a couple of big bridges but now I have done that time to get back to my own work. So, and now to Mk2. 20210116_103401.jpg My good friend, Dick Petter, pointed out to me that the brick courses were wrong. Of course they were, I had...
by ralphrobertson
Tue Jan 05, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: Turning a chimney
Replies: 74
Views: 15518

Re: Turning a chimney

Swede = suede.

Think Jeremy already provided a superb set of instructions on turning a whistle - back up to Jeremy's post on 4 November.
by ralphrobertson
Tue Jan 05, 2021 6:32 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Ralph's workbench
Replies: 57
Views: 9000

Re: Ralph's workbench

Hi Richard, That is exactly how I do it apart from the fact I don't shellac the reverse of the brick overlay, the shellac soaks through well enough to stiffen up the card. The PVA does stick to the shellacked surface quite well regardless of what you think it should be doing. As I said it works very...
by ralphrobertson
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:32 am
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: Turning a chimney
Replies: 74
Views: 15518

Re: Turning a chimney

That's a beautiful piece of work Jeremy.

Ralph
by ralphrobertson
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Ralph's workbench
Replies: 57
Views: 9000

Re: Ralph's workbench

One thing I forgot to mention is that once the structure is glued up it is liberally coated in shellac varnish. This is sold as sanding sealer, shellac flakes (Screwfix/Axminster etc) and button polish. This is meths based and this is applied well to the edges of the card which strengthens up the ca...
by ralphrobertson
Mon Jan 04, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Ralph's workbench
Replies: 57
Views: 9000

Re: Ralph's workbench

In the meantime I have started work on the weighbridge office. On the Timepix website I came across a photo of what to me looks like an L&Y weighbridge office at Hollinwood. https://www.timepix.uk/Collection-galleries/OS-Revision-Points-in-Greater-Manchester/1940s-1950s-Middleton-Oldham-and-Roch...
by ralphrobertson
Mon Jan 04, 2021 1:31 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Ralph's workbench
Replies: 57
Views: 9000

Re: Ralph's workbench

Since last posting I have been doing some work on fencing for Slattocks. The Timepix website http://www.timepix.uk has a huge number of photos of the local area and by spending some time browsing and studying things in the photos I have found there are some consistencies to the fencing surrounding t...
by ralphrobertson
Tue Dec 08, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Di-limonene supplier in UK?
Replies: 12
Views: 1764

Re: Di-limonene supplier in UK?

I got mine from here https://www.magnacol.co.uk/search/for/d-limonene/, got the 1 litre bottle a long time ago, bit cheaper then but it will last me forever.
by ralphrobertson
Tue Dec 08, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Ralph's workbench
Replies: 57
Views: 9000

Re: Ralph's workbench

Hi Paul, I used my wheel mounting jig to mount a stub axle to the wheel first. It was done overlength making it easy to position and then the stub was shortened to the right length. This produces 2 stub axle mounted wheels which then need gluing together with epoxy. This makes for a really stiff axl...
by ralphrobertson
Tue Dec 08, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Ralph's workbench
Replies: 57
Views: 9000

Re: Ralph's workbench

Hi Bryan, You have been using carbon fibre rod which is conductive. Fibreglass rod is not and you need to be careful when picking what you order. It fooled me for a while, carbon fibre seemed to be more readily available than fibreglass but I did track it down. I will check where I got it from and p...
by ralphrobertson
Sun Nov 29, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Ralph's workbench
Replies: 57
Views: 9000

Re: Ralph's workbench

Rob has been busy with the shops, coming on well.

Shops painted.jpg
by ralphrobertson
Sun Nov 29, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Ralph's workbench
Replies: 57
Views: 9000

Re: Ralph's workbench

One of those Photons is on the long-list for Christmas gifts. However, I don't know what type of Photon to go for. The whole resin printing thing seems to be going through a bit of a generational change to mono 4k screens, and I'm sure there will be more models along soon. Yes, that is certainly tr...
by ralphrobertson
Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Ralph's workbench
Replies: 57
Views: 9000

Re: Ralph's workbench

Been a while since I posted but things have progressed a bit. The shops have been passed across to Rob Ogden of the Manchester club who wanted to detail the shop fronts and finish them off which I am only too happy to do. Before passing them across I had to make sure he had all the relevant bits he ...
by ralphrobertson
Fri Nov 06, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Ralph's workbench
Replies: 57
Views: 9000

Re: Ralph's workbench

Here is Rob Ogden's building which we based on the photo of Coates School. It slopes just like the terraced houses.

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by ralphrobertson
Fri Nov 06, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Ralph's workbench
Replies: 57
Views: 9000

Re: Ralph's workbench

Thanks Doug. Getting dimensions from photos can be tricky and we have so often ended up counting bricks. In fact most of the buildings we have made have been scaled this way. Just to confuse things here is a photo of a print I got from Manchester Libraries website showing a building which Rob has ma...

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