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by mikemeg
Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 202
Views: 26525

Re: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds

Another painting, which is very much born of a railway heritage, is this one, done a few years ago. Based on a 1934 LMS Railway poster, this one is called 'Evening Sailing' and portrays the LMS Railway's SS Picard setting sail from Tilbury for Dunkerque on a cold clear winter's evening, borne on a s...
by mikemeg
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 202
Views: 26525

Re: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds

And when the B16/1's are done, then I have this to finish painting.

Cheers

Mike
by mikemeg
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 202
Views: 26525

Re: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds

LONDON ROAD MODELS LNER B16/1 With the addition of brakes, footplate steps, mechanical lubricators, then this second build of the London Road Models B16/1 kit is nearing completion. After the addition of the cab handrails, steam reverser, brake linkage, more cab details, etc. then both B16/1 models...
by mikemeg
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 202
Views: 26525

Re: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds

That photo looks great. It is very evocative of the era. Also one of my favourite locos! I find York and the surrounding area very interesting from the railway infrastructure and the cross roads if became from every direction. It is the one area that is my main interest. :D York was quite a place f...
by mikemeg
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 202
Views: 26525

Re: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds

Every now and again a photo turns up which is quite simply iconic in showing what the age of steam was all about. Usually these photos are sent to me by my long time old friend Mick Nicholson after Mick has worked his magic on digitally refreshing and enhancing them, and this one is another of Mick'...
by mikemeg
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 202
Views: 26525

Re: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds

Ian,

Many thanks for the image of the Venerable Bede. No-one can dispute the fact that this thread becomes more and more eclectic as time progresses.

Cheers

Mike
by mikemeg
Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 202
Views: 26525

Re: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds

Cooling fan to get rid of fumes when soldering - good Brush or wet wipe when cleaning glass fibre bristles - good But PLEASE - not both at the same time! John and now, back to the honourable and venerable Mr Megginson and his LNER journey. John, I'm not sure that I've ever been referenced as either...
by mikemeg
Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 202
Views: 26525

Re: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds

On this subject of glass fibre filaments getting into finger joints, which was first raised on a posting a few weeks ago, I somewhat facetiously replied that I don't have a problem with them. In truth, I don't. If they do get into the finger joints, which I am sure they must, then I'm not aware of t...
by mikemeg
Fri Nov 29, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 202
Views: 26525

Re: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds

LONDON ROAD MODELS LNER B16/1 This post does relate to a tiny detail, so, no, I am not trying to establish a record for minutiae in a single posting! When first I built these locomotives I used brass castings for the smokebox door handles. These castings occasioned a few comments ranging from 'that...
by mikemeg
Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 202
Views: 26525

Re: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds

Le Corbusier wrote:Another regular reader here :thumb No comments or questions at the moment .... just enjoying reading and learning :D


Thank you.

Comments like this really do make the time and effort, to do the postings, well worth it.

Regards

MIke
by mikemeg
Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 202
Views: 26525

Re: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds

Thanks from another of your regulars Mike! Really useful advice especially regarding the boiler handrail. But, minor question, how do you make a lamp iron/handrail stanchion? Regarding the 16oz 4-8-0, what is the downside of such an amount of weight? Julian, Firstly, many thanks for the postings. I...
by mikemeg
Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 202
Views: 26525

Re: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds

Mike Thanks for showing us your technique for forming the continuous handrail - Great Western locos also have a single handrail. I agree that a single length of wire is preferable, but have on occasion resorted to splitting the rail at the central knob. It is very useful to see the diameters of the...
by mikemeg
Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 202
Views: 26525

Re: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds

LONDON ROAD MODELS LNER B16/1 And then, voila; slid into place and the smokebox top handrail stanchion and lamp iron fixed into the top of the smokebox front. The other hole, above the front handrail stanchion, accepts the end of the vacuum pipe. I think the process on the one piece handrail was wo...
by mikemeg
Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 202
Views: 26525

Re: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds

LONDON ROAD MODELS LNER B16/1 Now for the one piece handrail, which travels form one side of the cab to the other via the boiler and smokebox. I've seen a few postings with different methods of forming this handrail, including producing it in two pieces meeting in the smokebox top handrail stanchio...
by mikemeg
Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 202
Views: 26525

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: 30
Views: 2983

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: 202
Views: 26525

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: 202
Views: 26525

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: 202
Views: 26525

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: 202
Views: 26525

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: 202
Views: 26525

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: 202
Views: 26525

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: 202
Views: 26525

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: 202
Views: 26525

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: 202
Views: 26525

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...

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