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by essdee
Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Di-limonene supplier in UK?
Replies: 12
Views: 1468

Re: Di-limonene supplier in UK?

Many thanks gents,

I will get some in. Lindsay, yes, I had thought that its less-aggressive nature would be a handy factor.
The carriages I have unearthed were last worked on around, oh - about 1987?!

Cheers,

Steve
by essdee
Mon Dec 07, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Di-limonene supplier in UK?
Replies: 12
Views: 1468

Di-limonene supplier in UK?

'Evening all, I have just added Plastic Weld to an order from Squires - and it reminded me that I wanted to try Di-limonene. But it is not in their catalogue, so I wonder if someone could point me to a UK supplier please (that is, assuming solvents are to be had under present conditions?). Many than...
by essdee
Tue Dec 01, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Scenery and Structures
Topic: Winter scenes - snow vision
Replies: 14
Views: 1515

Re: Winter scenes - snow vision

..if you are really short for time, Phil:

Okehampton, Winter 62/3? Just the snow.........?

Steve
by essdee
Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: PeteT
Topic: Stanier 3P - Judith Edge Kit
Replies: 73
Views: 8953

Re: Stanier 3P - Judith Edge Kit

Hi Pete, Nice video clip - but at a quick glance, I would agree with the comments thereon, that they are MR - a close-coupled suburban set. Worth checking against the Ratio ones? As to FR - yes indeed, once bitten, never forgotten. Port and TyB webcams have been a regular keep-sane this self-isolate...
by essdee
Thu Nov 12, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: LSWR short horsebox, kit query
Replies: 6
Views: 782

Re: LSWR short horsebox, kit query

Hi Ian, That's wonderful - thank you! It also now seems flippin' obvious, when I think of how the interior would be laid out........ I can press ahead and finish this little critter now - and eventually its twin. I did make a trial effort at embossing the half-etched 'dimples' in the unattached stra...
by essdee
Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: LSWR short horsebox, kit query
Replies: 6
Views: 782

Re: LSWR short horsebox, kit query

Thanks Ted, an interesting thought. These short boxes seem quite archaic, but many seem to have lasted into BR era even - photos I have found are late 1940s. Electric, for my ca1923 era, may be problematic, I think. No way I will be filling them in! I have acquired a second kit, part built, and face...
by essdee
Wed Nov 11, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: LSWR short horsebox, kit query
Replies: 6
Views: 782

LSWR short horsebox, kit query

I hope an LSWR/horsebox specialist can help me, please? Amidst new Lockdown loco builds, I am re-visiting a number of nearly-completed NPCS kits, to get them finished. A rather nice short LSWR horsebox kit, Derek Munday Sprat & Winkle range, is giving me a headache (apart from the need to drill ...
by essdee
Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Virtual Scaleforum
Topic: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH
Replies: 135
Views: 12965

Re: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH

Stone the crows! I have belatedly got around to visiting the Southwark Bridge Gasworks video sub-set..... yet more superb concept, modelling and explanation... and thanks to Neil for posting and reminding me of this oversight.

Thanks again, Ted, Mike and the team; stunning work.

Steve
by essdee
Sat Sep 26, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Virtual Scaleforum
Topic: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH
Replies: 135
Views: 12965

Re: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH

Echoing all the well-deserved above - many thanks to Danny and you all, for a thoroughly uplifting occasion in otherwise dispiriting times. I enjoyed the lot, from seeing Don Rowland's Central Cheshire Lines in John Sherratt's sensitive care, via new ground for me, of scenic treatments, to the aweso...
by essdee
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Virtual Scaleforum
Topic: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH
Replies: 135
Views: 12965

Re: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH

Had a first quick whizz round - brilliant, brilliant, brilliant.....

Many thanks to the team and all contribs

Steve
by essdee
Fri Sep 25, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Wagon A or Wagon B? A bit of fun...
Replies: 16
Views: 1629

Re: Wagon A or Wagon B? A bit of fun...

Of the two separate pics, I prefer Wagon B slightly - the underframe colour seems to have a 'warmth', lacking in the pic of Wagon A. I seem to be the only one who does..... hmmmmmm. Confusingly, in the joint picture - I can barely see a difference in the underframes; lighting must be having some eff...
by essdee
Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Virtual Scaleforum
Topic: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH
Replies: 135
Views: 12965

Re: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH

Many thanks for your, and colleagues, efforts in impending Virtual Scaleforum, Danny - many hours already gone into this, I can see clearly. Very much anticipating a fine presentation. I have forwarded the show's link to colleagues in S&DRT Northern Area Group, not all of whom are P4 modellers, ...
by essdee
Sat Aug 15, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Rebuilt Royal Scot, 46109
Replies: 127
Views: 15861

Re: Future Project?

Sheer Class, Dave...

Exquisite!

Cheers,

Steve
by essdee
Tue May 19, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Socially Distanced Challenge – CR Class 488 Build
Replies: 57
Views: 8098

Re: Socially Distanced Challenge – CR Class 488 Build

Hi Lindsay, Good news that you have some raw data via CRA to resolve matters! Sorry for the 'intrigue' - just me being rushed, per usual, and clumsy description. What I meant was, the discrepancy between the footplate width and the buffer beam width, revealed in your extended crop of the original ph...
by essdee
Mon May 18, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Socially Distanced Challenge – CR Class 488 Build
Replies: 57
Views: 8098

Re: Socially Distanced Challenge – CR Class 488 Build

Thanks for that image Lindsay, Yes, agree with Richard's suggestions for 'way forward' on this aspect. I would also suggest assessing how far those cylinders project beyond the footplate/angle iron - the upper part of the cylinder is well-lit by the sun (estimate sun's position from other reflection...
by essdee
Sun May 17, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Socially Distanced Challenge – CR Class 488 Build
Replies: 57
Views: 8098

Re: Socially Distanced Challenge – CR Class 488 Build

Superbly deduced problem and recovered situation, Lindsay - good on yer! I have a suspicion the the kit's buffer beams may be too wide as well as the footplate. I happen to have been examining various S&D 19th century designs, and been amazed at how narrow the earlier locos were - but then they ...
by essdee
Fri May 08, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Socially Distanced Challenge – CR Class 488 Build
Replies: 57
Views: 8098

Re: Socially Distanced Challenge – CR Class 488 Build

Yes indeed,
That's wonderful work improving the SV and whistle; you already 'have' the 488; am sure the chassis will evolve steadily..

Cheers,

Steve
by essdee
Thu May 07, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Mysterious pyramid
Replies: 6
Views: 1248

Re: Mysterious pyramid

...and item 4, the pile this side of the trolley wheels?

Let's do this properly!

Neil, Swanage is coming along a treat; hugely inspirational!

Steve
by essdee
Thu May 07, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Andy W
Topic: Yard crane gears
Replies: 28
Views: 3438

Re: Yard crane gears

Hi Steve, Yes indeed - but what cracking models lockdown is producing; Andy's crane is stuffed with delightful character, isn't it? Andy - a lovely piece of work there, keep it coming. Now, will that be a sandstone or a limestone blo.... forget hat/coat, just RUN! Cheers Steve (too much gardening kn...
by essdee
Thu May 07, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Andy W
Topic: Yard crane gears
Replies: 28
Views: 3438

Re: Yard crane gears

"Carter? Naughty step - now!"

:D

Steve (D)
by essdee
Tue May 05, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Socially Distanced Challenge – CR Class 488 Build
Replies: 57
Views: 8098

Re: Socially Distanced Challenge – CR Class 488 Build

Hi Lindsay, Thanks for the confirmation; I just have a few pics in an article from 'The Locomotive' that Jim P. had forwarded me, but not as clear as your heading image. A delightful prototype and you are going to make a superb job of it; I will follow with interest. That bunker is looking very neat...
by essdee
Tue May 05, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Socially Distanced Challenge – CR Class 488 Build
Replies: 57
Views: 8098

Re: Socially Distanced Challenge – CR Class 488 Build

Lindsay, Charles, Lovely job shaping up there - am feeling almost wistful that I did not undertake a build of this for Jim Pairman before I retired. Bunker/footplate - I am puzzled. Photo of 1167 seems clearly to show (despite unfortunate masking by a porter's arm) the footplate continuing under the...
by essdee
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: When did aerials become common place?
Replies: 11
Views: 1914

Re: When did aerials become common place?

I have a vague memory from the early 1960s, being told that the 'H' aerial was for BBC and the 'cross-bars' for commercial transmissions - does this strike a chord? Cue wonderful memory from late 1970s, visiting girl friend off Mile End Road, her landlord telling his two young lads "well, as yo...
by essdee
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Balcombe developments
Replies: 15
Views: 2105

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: 184
Views: 61566

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...

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