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by essdee
Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Maindee East for sale
Replies: 16
Views: 1477

Re: Maindee East for sale

Thanks Tim,
And well done Pete, a very pleasing outcome for a fine piece of model art.
Steve
by essdee
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 157
Views: 13219

Re: Scaleforum 2019

Brilliant, Nigel, even so!

The Scott Mackenzie (aka 'Phil' Blondheim III.....) classic was a favourite earworm of mine for ages during summer (and autumn) '67.......

Happy memories!

Steve
by essdee
Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Glenmutchkin - Putting a Backbone into a Goods Shed
Replies: 162
Views: 40313

Re: Glenmutchkin - Calming an Exhibition Manager's Nerves!

Mutch to savour there, Mark - worry you, not!

Hat-coat-gone...

Steve
by essdee
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Lanarkshire Models & Supplies
Replies: 9
Views: 1797

Re: Lanarkshire Models & Supplies

Hi Dave, Thanks - good news! We are drying out after a badly-timed fortnight in Lewis - mind you, Lewes seems to have had it just as bad. But the sun shone for two days in Balerno en route home, and just had a great weekend here, introduced my cousin to Tan Hill Inn. We go again, end of August, NW S...
by essdee
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Lanarkshire Models & Supplies
Replies: 9
Views: 1797

Re: Lanarkshire Models & Supplies

Superb job, Dave; having the 'corks' as well is a bonus.

I have, sadly, 'missed the boat' for Caley builds, but your universal four-coupled rods are nicely timed for forthcoming S&D, and other, 4-4-0s..

Order to follow!

Cheers,

Steve
by essdee
Sun May 12, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Ivatt Class 2 2-6-2 tank
Replies: 18
Views: 1959

Re: Ivatt Class 2 2-6-2 tank

Super. Simply superb.

Cor!
by essdee
Sun May 12, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Carriage identity query
Replies: 17
Views: 1389

Re: Carriage identity query

Thanks John, I have had a look at the full image, and would agree with you on the fourth maroon vehicle being a 12wh one. Even allowing for it being further round the curve, it looks significantly longer than the preceding carriages. Down Pines sound a good bet, I note there are destination boards o...
by essdee
Sun May 12, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Carriage identity query
Replies: 17
Views: 1389

Re: Carriage identity query

Fascinating detective work on the ex GWR carriage... John, do you know what the working was; I am puzzled by a WR strengthening coach on an LMR express (presumably) to the south coast?

I do pay some attention to post 1923 S&D matters, you see!

Steve
by essdee
Fri May 10, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: MR 1P 0-4-4T detailing
Replies: 12
Views: 2035

Re: MR 1P 0-4-4T detailing

Thanks Pete, that's good of you - I would like two etches please, no rush at all though. I am on a similar but parallel path to John! I am building the first Rumney chassis for an old JM models kit for the SDJR 'Avonside' 0-4-4T, the smaller of their two classes. I have the basic footplate and body ...
by essdee
Fri May 10, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: PeteT
Topic: MR 1P 0-4-4T detailing
Replies: 12
Views: 2035

Re: MR 1P 0-4-4T detailing

That is uncanny timing, Pete - I have only just started on one of Justin's chassis etches, as a pilot scheme for a pair of SDJR 0-4-4T that I am building. Both designs differ above the footplate from the MR version, but the chassis dimensions are essentially the same as for the MR version, I am pres...
by essdee
Thu May 09, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Edington Junction
Replies: 30
Views: 4931

Re: Edington Junction

Dave, that is looking like a splendid foundation - may I ask if you had an earlier thread showing details/sizes and construction of the framing and boards, and what height you have chosen for the baseboard top level? I am 5ft 11in on a good day, and am homing in towards 46" floor to baseboard/t...
by essdee
Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Wide-cab Drummond T9, non-superheated - allocations for last four
Replies: 5
Views: 611

Re: Wide-cab Drummond T9, non-superheated - allocations for last four

Ian,

Thanks very much for posting the extracted data from Bradley's book, much appreciated.

Now for the hunt for images of 337...

Cheers,

Steve
by essdee
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Wide-cab Drummond T9, non-superheated - allocations for last four
Replies: 5
Views: 611

Re: Wide-cab Drummond T9, non-superheated - allocations for last four

Ian, Many thanks for that, confirmation of the 8wh tenders in my chosen period is good to know! As is confirmation of the engines retaining LSWR livery - something which I had hoped for. May I check one of the superheating dates, though, please? I have noted down (blush, can't remember the website.....
by essdee
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Wide-cab Drummond T9, non-superheated - allocations for last four
Replies: 5
Views: 611

Wide-cab Drummond T9, non-superheated - allocations for last four

Calling LSWR/SR specialists, please: In my version of history, ca1924-5, a wide-cab Drummond T9 has found its way onto the S&DJR on an excursion... or else Branksome shed has been very naughty. The last four wide-cabs remaining un-superheated at this period were 302,307,312,337. I thought I had ...
by essdee
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 272
Views: 47410

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

I'm firmly with Gavin - a well-thought and presented viewpoint. And, at rising-65 here, ever more relevant. The two/three-foot viewing rule is a very sensible guide for the layout builder, as opposed to the 'showcase fiend' (which is me, too, on a bad day). I am also with the late Peter Denny, who m...
by essdee
Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: GWR, London Transport lines safety trip-cock
Replies: 10
Views: 960

Re: GWR, London Transport lines safety trip-cock

What a fascinating harvest of information - thanks to all who have replied so far here. Keith has hit the nail on the head, for my case - it is the Paddington suburban platforms, and hence the fitting of tripcocks to some Class 61xx locos that is relevant to my build. I have now gleaned a good numbe...
by essdee
Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Semaphore Signals
Topic: Mystery apparatus at Radstock
Replies: 8
Views: 1366

Re: Mystery apparatus at Radstock

John, I am delighted to find that I now have to model yet another detail in my proposed 'north from Tyning' opus......! Seriously, some very useful detective work from fellow SDRT Northern Group member Mel Roberts, via Bryan Johnson - so thanks to all. I have checked through my Radstock collection, ...
by essdee
Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: GWR, London Transport lines safety trip-cock
Replies: 10
Views: 960

Re: GWR, London Transport lines safety trip-cock

Thanks Kelly,

Good call! I haven't that book, but you have reminded me that I have recently seen an article on the Red Panniers in one of my various journals...

Regards,

Steve
by essdee
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: GWR, London Transport lines safety trip-cock
Replies: 10
Views: 960

GWR, London Transport lines safety trip-cock

Advice sought, please.

I am looking for a drawing or close-up photo of the safety trip-cocks fitted to ex-GWR engines working over London Transport electrified lines, please. Images culled from the internet are tantalisingly hazy...

Many thanks for any help,

Cheers,

Steve
by essdee
Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: BR Standard Class 2, 2-6-2 tank
Replies: 16
Views: 2265

Re: BR Standard Class 2, 2-6-2 tank

Just exquisite - all that bristly external plumbing.

Would look fabulous with a Hawksworth brake compo and Southern utility van, trailing steam across the Somerset levels.....

This thread is hugely inspirational, Dave - many thanks.

Steve
by essdee
Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Flywheel sources
Replies: 9
Views: 1128

Re: Flywheel sources

Heh, heh! Thanks Tim - but not my loco, so not my decision... But it's the first I have had to fit in an age, as you suggest.

See you at Wakefield!

Steve
by essdee
Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Flywheel sources
Replies: 9
Views: 1128

Re: Flywheel sources

Thanks both! As I am not an EM Soc member, I will follow up that promising Branchlines list of sizes - thanks John...

Best wishes,

Steve
by essdee
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Flywheel sources
Replies: 9
Views: 1128

Flywheel sources

Searching for flywheel sources, I see Roxey do two sizes of brass flywheels for 2mm shafts, which are grub screw fittings. I am unsure how far this asymmetry will affect their rotational stability? I would prefer a close-fit Loctited version.. Any other makes that folk use, please? My experience is ...
by essdee
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Baseboards and Carpentry
Topic: Scenic modules
Replies: 26
Views: 5669

Re: Scenic modules

Thanks Neil, very useful, ta. 42" seems popular..... (I am 5ft 11 and 3/4")

Cheers,

Steve
by essdee
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Baseboards and Carpentry
Topic: Scenic modules
Replies: 26
Views: 5669

Re: Scenic modules

Thanks Neil,

I just noticed the felt pads under the baseboards proper, excellent idea for sound-deadening as well as non-scratch properties.....

I forgot to ask also - what is the floor-to-top of baseboard height, please?

Cheers, will be following keenly....

Steve

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