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by essdee
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Balcombe developments
Replies: 15
Views: 426

Re: Balcombe developments

You mean the 'Oh!'-Zone?
by essdee
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Glenmutchkin - Water Tanks
Replies: 174
Views: 47821

Re: Glenmutchkin - Water Tanks

Err... but wouldn't the hole float upwards to the ceiling?! Or, thinking about it more, just hover invisibly in front of you? Discuss....... (Hat, etc...................) Lovely stuff Mark; and memories of over 50 years ago, trying to line a Festiniog (as was then) 'Prince' from the GEM kit; first t...
by essdee
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Weskie's Workbench
Replies: 21
Views: 8137

Re: Weskie's Workbench

Lovely stuff, Andy -especially the Wheeler and Gregory pair - I have a fair stash of those for Earl Waldegrave wagons and other Radstock collieries. I am thinking of a batch-build of bodies, for now.....

Enjoy adding to the stock!

Steve
by essdee
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Announcement thread
Replies: 40
Views: 1669

Re: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Announcement thread

Get that lovely Barnton pug 0-6-0T running as sweetly as you wish?

Only part in jest...

Keep safe,

All best,

Steve
by essdee
Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: MarkS
Topic: 1P 0-4-4T chassis by Rumney
Replies: 45
Views: 12631

Re: 1P 0-4-4T chassis by Rumney

Hi John, thanks for the encouragement! Just for now, I will add that I am using an etched brass (with NS chassis, some of the details to be used in this build) JM Models of Paulton, kit for the superstructure; picked up at a S4 North 'Bring and Buy' yonks ago. (JM = John Maidment...??) Richard Dagge...
by essdee
Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: MarkS
Topic: 1P 0-4-4T chassis by Rumney
Replies: 45
Views: 12631

Re: 1P 0-4-4T chassis by Rumney

Oops, forgot to say:

In the prototype photo in my last post, you can see, below the brake crank and silhouetted against the further bogie wheel, the curved end of the rear ashpan damper lever. This is depicted in Tom Lindsay's drawing - published in MRN in 1966/7?

Steve
by essdee
Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: MarkS
Topic: 1P 0-4-4T chassis by Rumney
Replies: 45
Views: 12631

Re: 1P 0-4-4T chassis by Rumney

I have been back to my Rumney chassis build recently, after too long a break for house-activities, and pleased to follow Mark's thread with so much useful feedback from all. My own version is for the mechanically very similar SDJR Avonside 0-4-4T No. 31, and last night reached rolling chassis stage;...
by essdee
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Finney 3500 Gallon Tender Brakes
Replies: 13
Views: 1305

Re: Finney 3500 Gallon Tender Brakes

Wonderfully simple jig for the bushes, Mark - I have slaved over many a set of those without thinking of doing that! Those are superb double-hanger assemblies - very well done, thanks for posting. I will shortly have seven loco chassis brake assemblies under construction, in 'staggered parallel', so...
by essdee
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Trap points
Replies: 9
Views: 621

Re: Trap points

Neil, On further reading, I now understand that you are referring to the trap point within the headshunt, a shade west of the end of the engine shed opposite. This,too, is illustrated in Mitchell and Smith, plate 109; this is a 1960s era view, and again clearly shows a single trap point at this loca...
by essdee
Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Trap points
Replies: 9
Views: 621

Re: Trap points

Hi Neil, Second attempt at a reply - first one gone into ether... Have you got Mitchell and Smith's Middleton Press album "Branch Line to Swanage" over there? Plate 91 is a 1955 view showing single traps on the two siding roads which converge under the road bridge. Is this where you mean? ...
by essdee
Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Scenery and Structures
Topic: Non Railway Modelling
Replies: 26
Views: 2587

Re: Non Railway Modelling

Interesting! Yet I can almost 'hear' the sounds associated with that lovely MTB and its superb turning wake: the engine roar, the slap of the hull slicing through the waves, and not least, the churning of the wake itself.... A stunning recreation, John.
by essdee
Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Scenery and Structures
Topic: Non Railway Modelling
Replies: 26
Views: 2587

Re: Non Railway Modelling

Oh, yes!
How have your 'framed' the Panzer? Are those real trees or a photo...?
What is the AFV in the other, frosted, scene?
Good to see these for a fresh perspective...

Steve
by essdee
Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Gibson LMS Compound
Replies: 39
Views: 5339

Re: Gibson LMS Compound

Julian, Horse, Re the unusual tender.. It originated behind a SDJR 1914 series engine, and had a tender cab prior to ca 1920-22. I understand some mods were made for it to be attached to 1000, but the front side-sheet profile is the give-away. The curve does not begin immediately in front of the fro...
by essdee
Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Maindee East for sale
Replies: 16
Views: 2269

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: 249
Views: 28529

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 - Water Tanks
Replies: 174
Views: 47821

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: 23
Views: 4942

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: 23
Views: 4942

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: 2880

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: 2247

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: 2247

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: 28
Views: 4462

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: 28
Views: 4462

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: 37
Views: 7380

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: 960

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

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