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by essdee
Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Virtual Scaleforum
Topic: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH
Replies: 132
Views: 7005

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: 132
Views: 7005

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: 132
Views: 7005

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: 14
Views: 460

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: 132
Views: 7005

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: 27
Views: 3334

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: 5699

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: 5699

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: 5699

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: 5699

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: 865

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: 2267

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: 2267

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: 5699

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: 5699

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: 1277

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: 1338

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: 55314

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: Weskie
Topic: Weskie's Workbench
Replies: 28
Views: 10333

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: 3455

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: 16247

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: 16247

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: 16247

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: 14
Views: 2699

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: 1211

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...

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