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by mikemeg
Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 175
Views: 21552

Re: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds

Mike, I am glad that it takes you as long as I do (plus more but my excuse is I work full time) to build a kit. It shows that we all have too many kits on the go at any one time. Some start and finish very quickly others... it has been years! Doug, Yes a combination of factors has led to this one t...
by mikemeg
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Duchess test build
Replies: 26
Views: 1739

Re: Brassmasters Duchess test build

Jim, From what you've posted, so far, that kit looks to be quite something. For me, even as a confirmed North Eastern, LNER and Gresley devotee, the 'semis' - that was how we knew then as youthful train spotters - were quite something and, perhaps, along with the Peppercorn Pacifics, the epitome of ...
by mikemeg
Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 175
Views: 21552

Re: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds

LONDON ROAD MODELS LNER B16/1 I actually started this thread with this photograph, now just over a year ago. Since then the thread has, amazingly, garnered over twenty thousand views (perhaps not so surprising if I've done 19,000 of them!) and has occasioned the odd comment or two. So, for the seco...
by mikemeg
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 175
Views: 21552

Re: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds

LONDON ROAD MODELS LNER B16/1 Firstly, thanks to those contributors who answered my question. And you will certainly not find any bickering, on this thread, from me. Life really is too short for that. I just consider it a great privilege to be able to post to sites like this and am gratified that f...
by mikemeg
Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 175
Views: 21552

Re: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds

Any regular readers of this thread (are there any regulars?) will know that one of my great passions is those black and white photos of the railway, as it was in days gone by and especially those taken inside the great locomotive sheds. These photos do more than record a scene or a place, they speak...
by mikemeg
Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 175
Views: 21552

Re: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds

In one of the photos above - a B16/2 passing under a signal bridge - it might be of interest to see this; a model of that same signal bridge. I know it's in the wrong section but photos like the one above were the inspiration for this model, which was the fourth signal model that I built after a cou...
by mikemeg
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 175
Views: 21552

Re: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds

LONDON ROAD MODELS LNER B16/1 Well it's been a little while since last I posted to this thread, during which time I have decided to move house - though only half a mile away from the current abode - and have embarked on the packing. I guess, like all house movers, I am stunned at the amount of 'stu...
by mikemeg
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 175
Views: 21552

Re: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds

I guess one of my 'hobby horses' with regard to these modelling websites, is the use of photographs. All of my model photographs are posed; I have a permanently set up table, with a piece of coloured card curved to 90 degrees as the background. The models are lit with a daylight lamp and I use macro...
by mikemeg
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 175
Views: 21552

Re: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds

Mike, Looks to be a well produced kit and turning into a very nice build. With regard to glass fibre brushes, how do you avoid getting the bristle splinters in your fingers? Whenever I use one, I'm afflicted with painful slinters for days after, even though I try to sweep them off the work tray str...
by mikemeg
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 175
Views: 21552

Re: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds

LONDON ROAD MODELS LNER B16/1 And now for one of those 'moments of truth'! Does the firebox pass through the cab without any gaps - is the firebox profile correct, while allowing both of the cab sides to sit parallel and squarely on the footplate without any distortion, does the boiler sit absolute...
by mikemeg
Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 175
Views: 21552

Re: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds

LONDON ROAD MODELS LNER B16/1 So, having come thus far, on this second B16/1, then perhaps I'll go a little further before returning to the B1 chassis. The cab sides and front are a single etching so before I fold this etching, some of the cab detailing can be added. The window sliders are not supp...
by mikemeg
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 175
Views: 21552

Re: Some North Eastern Locomotive Builds

I enjoyed following the build on RMW, and look forward to it being available. Am I right in thinking that the precise driving wheel isn't available, but Ultrascale have an option 1 spoke out? Its just a shame about the prototypes cab side windows - as otherwise it's a very graceful machine! This po...
by mikemeg
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 175
Views: 21552

Re: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds

LONDON ROAD MODELS LNER B16/1 It's some time since I posted anything regarding the building of my locomotives. This largely due to finishing a set of diagrammatic instructions for the LRM B16/1 kit. Those instructions are now done but, in the course of doing them, I had to part build another of the...
by mikemeg
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 175
Views: 21552

Re: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds

I haven't posted anything to this or the signal thread for a few weeks as I have been preoccupied with producing some diagramatic instructions for the London Road Models B16/1 kit. As that job is now largely complete, then I'm now back into some building. Before I post any pictures of the current bu...
by mikemeg
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Semaphore Signals
Topic: Signals for Hessle Haven
Replies: 23
Views: 4085

Re: Signals for Hessle Haven

Now that I've looked more closely at the photograph of the West Parade signals I see that the 'subs' do indeed have a stumpier version of the M&H pinnacle. I've just completed CAD drawings of the elevations for the hotel to be represented at the western end of our Burnham layout. Whilst I'm qui...
by mikemeg
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Semaphore Signals
Topic: Signals for Hessle Haven
Replies: 23
Views: 4085

Re: Signals for Hessle Haven

I wonder whether the line diagram Mike has posted may be a bit misleading as to the complexity of the crossings. The diagram seems more concerned with structures than with track, and when I magnify the West Parade picture I see nothing other than conventional diamonds. Although it's qualified as be...
by mikemeg
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Semaphore Signals
Topic: Signals for Hessle Haven
Replies: 23
Views: 4085

Re: Signals for Hessle Haven

Though the geometry of the junction, in the above photo, is different, the overall function of this junction is the same as that depicted at Hull West Parade. Two separate diverging/converging twin track routes merging into a four track route. My old mate Mick Nicholson might have a photo of the det...
by mikemeg
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Semaphore Signals
Topic: Signals for Hessle Haven
Replies: 23
Views: 4085

Re: Signals for Hessle Haven

You do have to admit that the NER weren't afraid of interesting pointwork Oh there's no doubt about that, Will. And with every variation on pointwork, the NER worked out a way of signalling it. Giving rise to these incredible structures with 'lots of dolls' and a veritable plethora of signal arms. ...
by mikemeg
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Semaphore Signals
Topic: Signals for Hessle Haven
Replies: 23
Views: 4085

Re: Signals for Hessle Haven

:thumb thanks Keith! Would look impressive in P4 Mike.... Julian, No, don't go making such rash suggestions. But, I do have to admit that section of track layout - perhaps from the bridge towards the camera, with the signal bridge as a key feature would make one hell of a model. First, I must finis...
by mikemeg
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Semaphore Signals
Topic: Signals for Hessle Haven
Replies: 23
Views: 4085

Re: Signals for Hessle Haven

CornCrake wrote:Fabulous!
Both the real thing & the drawing!
Thank you for sharing.


Thank you,

Your comments are much appreciated.

To complete this sub-topic, here is the LNER/BR line diagram of this location. Just look at that track layout!!

Cheers

Mike
by mikemeg
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Semaphore Signals
Topic: Signals for Hessle Haven
Replies: 23
Views: 4085

Re: Signals for Hessle Haven

Not exactly at Hessle Haven but about half a mile from Hull's Paragon Station, stood this structure. Erected in 1904, this signal bridge remained in use until 12.01 am, July 27th, 1954. On the photograph, the lines into/out of Hull split just before the bridge, with the Selby/Doncaster route to the ...
by mikemeg
Wed May 01, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Semaphore Signals
Topic: Signals for Hessle Haven
Replies: 23
Views: 4085

Re: Signals for Hessle Haven

Here's one currently in build. This structure stood between Hessle Haven and Hessle East until the late 1960's though the slotted posts and lower quadrants were replaced with solid wooden dolls and upper quadrants in the very early 1950's. The signal bridge was situated about four miles from the cen...
by mikemeg
Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 175
Views: 21552

Re: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds

just catching up here .... marvellous set of evocative photos .... thanks for sharing :thumb Many thanks. Somehow, black and white photos seem to represent the days of steam much more appropriately than colour! Here's anther gloriously evocative photo, courtesy Mick Nicholson, of a J39 held by sign...
by mikemeg
Sat Mar 23, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 175
Views: 21552

Re: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds

I hope it isn't straying too far off topic if I post another of those atmospheric photos taken inside a locomotive shed. This one was taken in Hull Botanic Gardens shed in May 1952 on what was obviously a very sunny day. Amazing the light effects in these places as the sun strikes down on the floor ...
by mikemeg
Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 175
Views: 21552

Re: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds

NORTH EASTERN KITS NER Class E1 / LNER J72 Long Bunker One or two issues sorted out on this build such as the folding slots at the rear of the cab opening, which have now been filled. It should be noted that these slots have been removed from the etches for the production version. A couple of other...

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