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by Le Corbusier
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Hardwicke
Topic: LNER concrete platelayers hut
Replies: 4
Views: 2676

Re: LNER concrete platelayers hut

Any tips on soldering large slabs of whitemetal together? Tack solder then fill? Clamps? Anything? In my opinion well worth having a quick look at Tony Wrights locomotive kit building parts one and two. In the videos amongst other things he is soldering together a South Eastern Fine Cast 61xx and a...
by Le Corbusier
Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: The Burford Branch
Replies: 335
Views: 87803

Re: The Burford Branch

Giving a personal perspective ... As one who produces such drawings ... in reality there can be a fair few ways of skinning said cat. I will often draw what I am trying to achieve and show a method by which it might be achieved - the next stage is the specialist subcontractor's rods. At this point ...
by Le Corbusier
Thu Jun 04, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 4
Replies: 57
Views: 3779

Re: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 4

Hi Tim :) Are you intending to weather your engines and stock? Allan :) Hi Allan, Thanks as ususal for such a comprehensive and interesting response .... fascinating. Personally I am a fully paid up member of the weathering fraternity. Whilst I love the locos and rolling stock, it is the whole mode...
by Le Corbusier
Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 4
Replies: 57
Views: 3779

Re: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 4

how much weathering will you apply to this loco Allan .... How bright would it have actually been as a working engine?
by Le Corbusier
Wed Jun 03, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: The Burford Branch
Replies: 335
Views: 87803

Re: The Burford Branch

I think this has always been pretty widespread in industry, and also in the construction industry. (Getting builders to follow the architect's drawings in detail and with complete accuracy is like trying to herd cats!) Giving a personal perspective ... As one who produces such drawings ... in reali...
by Le Corbusier
Fri May 29, 2020 6:49 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Socially Distanced Challenge – CR Class 488 Build
Replies: 57
Views: 4240

Re: Socially Distanced Challenge – CR Class 488 Build

... your work ethic is inspirational :thumb :thumb Shouldn't that be 'play' ethic :D for myself the moment it becomes work is the moment the hours appear to stall :thumb ... never really had much work ethic but miraculously still manage to churn out what is often called work :shock: Interesting. I’...
by Le Corbusier
Thu May 28, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1141
Views: 183067

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

That's quite the story Allan ... would make a good novel :o
by Le Corbusier
Thu May 28, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Socially Distanced Challenge – CR Class 488 Build
Replies: 57
Views: 4240

Re: Socially Distanced Challenge – CR Class 488 Build

David Knight wrote:... your work ethic is inspirational :thumb :thumb


Shouldn't that be 'play' ethic :D for myself the moment it becomes work is the moment the hours appear to stall :thumb ... never really had much work ethic but miraculously still manage to churn out what is often called work :shock:
by Le Corbusier
Wed May 27, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 4
Replies: 57
Views: 3779

Re: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 4

cracking stuff Allan .... and I think the illustration is rather wonderful too .... :thumb
by Le Corbusier
Mon May 25, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 4
Replies: 57
Views: 3779

Re: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 4

Hi Tim, :) No.21 is finished and already running and at straight from the works condition. They were always filthy as they were never cleaned, which is a pity as it looks rater nice for an ugly duckling when in fresh paint. I will post it up here as part of the batch , but along with the other J94'...
by Le Corbusier
Mon May 25, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Glenmutchkin - Water Tanks
Replies: 184
Views: 51478

Re: Glenmutchkin - Water Tanks

Mark Tatlow wrote:
And this is what it looks like in operation…………



by Le Corbusier
Mon May 25, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 4
Replies: 57
Views: 3779

Re: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 4

Allan Goodwillie wrote:Part 2 of this evenings submission. :)

.... the Giesel Ejector is a better fit on this side.


Strange Chimney :D
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by Le Corbusier
Sun May 24, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1141
Views: 183067

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

Thanks Noel .... food for thought, and interesting to boot :thumb
by Le Corbusier
Sat May 23, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1141
Views: 183067

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

so presumably we should be modelling our period stations etc etc witha fair few minors at work? Would they have worked on such things as track gangs etc? Interesting ;)
by Le Corbusier
Sat May 23, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1141
Views: 183067

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

The thing which struck me most was the numbers of children ... I recall that my grandfather Born 1903 started work just befor his 13th birthday at Firth Browns in Sheffield. Were there many children at work on the railways?
by Le Corbusier
Sat May 23, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1141
Views: 183067

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

This may be familiar to people but I just stumbled across it .... reworking of old film footage from 1901 giving colour and adapting the speeds to make it more realistic. Interesting for the atmosphere and dress of the period .... Wierd robotic voice over excepted :shock:

by Le Corbusier
Sat May 23, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Right Track DVD series
Replies: 18
Views: 1692

Re: Right Track DVD series

I remember this Roy as I had some e-mail correspondence with Pete at the time. I think if what you are talking about is making a decent return on the DVDs then you are unlikely to be successful ....even if you managed to get the marketing spot on (I assume that the hard copies would need to be bough...
by Le Corbusier
Sat May 23, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Right Track DVD series
Replies: 18
Views: 1692

Re: Right Track DVD series

Does anyone know why these are no longer available and what the copywrite situation might be. I find it odd given modern tech that no one is making them available within the hobby. I would have thought it would be easy to supply copies as a 'cottage industry' and pass on any royalties due.
by Le Corbusier
Mon May 18, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Gibson LMS Compound
Replies: 66
Views: 9143

Re: Gibson LMS Compound

Wonderful Julian :thumb just a pity it isn't Crimson Lake ;)
by Le Corbusier
Mon May 18, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1141
Views: 183067

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

Thanks Kieth .... I think I have a copy of Midland Record 2 (fingers crossed) I will have a look tomorrow. :thumb
by Le Corbusier
Mon May 18, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1141
Views: 183067

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

Hi Tim, :) Very interesting indeed. I was wondering when the Midland introduced their control system, which the NBR followed, being partners in crime as it were. The reason I am asking is that the idea of "Control" was applied to such as ballast trains quite early and certainly up in Scot...
by Le Corbusier
Mon May 18, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1141
Views: 183067

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

Picking up on some recent discussion on Allan's 'West of Scotland Group "Starters" build a loco thread' https://www.scalefour.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=75357#p75357 , I have had some correspondence with David Hunt relating to the 1F open Cab. As it might be of interest (and also for me to ...
by Le Corbusier
Sun May 17, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Brass preparation for painting
Replies: 29
Views: 4843

Re: Brass preparation for painting

presumably if the edges have been either grit blasted or fibre brushed they too will have the microscopic roughness for adhesion. We always spec. etch priming when using galvanised steel.
by Le Corbusier
Sat May 16, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Gibson LMS Compound
Replies: 66
Views: 9143

Re: Gibson LMS Compound

Is it my eyes ... or has some of the primer gunged up some of your beautiful scratch built detailing :?
by Le Corbusier
Fri May 15, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Sparkshot MR wagon
Replies: 6
Views: 810

Re: Sparkshot MR wagon

My head hurts! MR had a gazzillion different brake arrangements ! Mr Essery’s fine work has photos of D305 with - brakes on one side - brakes on both sides handles on one - brakes on both sides with handles on both sides, but facing the same way! Lively book all the same..... C4275B29-60B0-4872-A7D...

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