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by mikemeg
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 162
Views: 18641

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: 162
Views: 18641

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: 162
Views: 18641

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: 162
Views: 18641

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: 162
Views: 18641

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: 162
Views: 18641

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: 162
Views: 18641

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: 3596

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: 3596

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: 3596

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: 3596

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: 3596

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: 3596

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: 3596

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: 3596

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: 162
Views: 18641

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: 162
Views: 18641

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: 162
Views: 18641

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...
by mikemeg
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 162
Views: 18641

Re: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds

Very evocative photos, with the sunlight streaming in. Phil. And writing, too!! Many thanks. I can still remember, with vivid clarity, that first Sunday afternoon 'bunk' around this place in late August of 1958 on a sultry, warm, late summer's afternoon. The pictures, which that event painted in my...
by mikemeg
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 162
Views: 18641

Re: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds

NORTH EASTERN KITS NER Class E1 / LNER J72 Long Bunker Fresh out of the erecting shop is this; Arthur's kit for the longer bunkered version of the NER Class E1/ LNER J72. This kit can be built to represent any of the batches of these locos other than the first twenty, which had a shorter bunker and...
by mikemeg
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 162
Views: 18641

Re: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds

By way of a slight digression I'll post a couple of photos taken inside a locomotive shed. I first became interested in the railways in 1958, just as the dmu's were seeing off the last of many of the older passenger tank classes. A few months later I and my youthful contemporaries discovered the 'ho...
by mikemeg
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 162
Views: 18641

Re: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds

Bachmann B1 Conversion This thread has been silent for few days while I await delivery of one of Mr Bradwell's kits for the LNER 4200 gallon tender. Having looked at the Bachmann early (pre 1950's) tender moulding with the rear coal plate spanning the water scoop dome, I've concluded that this moul...
by mikemeg
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 162
Views: 18641

Re: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds

Bachmann B1 Conversion It appears that I have got the coal plate re-location on LNER 4200 gallon tenders, the wrong way round. As built, the tenders had the rear coal plate, which was much flatter in radius, spanning the water scoop dome. The tenders were then modified, during the 1950's, to move t...
by mikemeg
Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 162
Views: 18641

Re: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds

Welcome back, Mike. I was beginning to suffer withdrawal symptoms. I'm sure you've got it right, but as B1s were left hand drive, I'm surprised the tender fire iron tunnel was on the drivers side. Was this arrangement on all the group standard tenders do you know? Dave. Dave, Many thanks, it's good...
by mikemeg
Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 162
Views: 18641

Re: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds

Bachmann B1 Conversion Back from the sunnier climes, though it seems I missed a 'freakily' warm February week here. Anyway now back to the workbench to continue the rebuilding of the Bachamnn 4200 gallon LNER tender. A new tank top, with coal space, has been made and a fire iron tunnel with the tap...

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