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by essdee
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Trap points
Replies: 9
Views: 430

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: 430

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: 1825

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: 1825

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: 28
Views: 4107

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: 2074

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: 25954

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 - Turntable Troubles Reprise
Replies: 166
Views: 45333

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: 16
Views: 3806

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: 16
Views: 3806

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: 2608

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: 1997

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: 1997

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: 18
Views: 3051

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: 18
Views: 3051

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: 34
Views: 6536

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: 858

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: 858

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: 858

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: 283
Views: 54815

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: 1316

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: 1675

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: 1316

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: 1316

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: 2717

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

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