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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: 331

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: 331

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: 331

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: 261
Views: 37902

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: 525

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: 958

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: 525

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: 525

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: 1749

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: 756

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: 756

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: 756

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: 3995

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: 3995

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
by essdee
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Baseboards and Carpentry
Topic: Scenic modules
Replies: 26
Views: 3995

Re: Scenic modules

Lovely baseboard and cupboard units, Neil - Swanage?

I am starting serious planning of my own groundworks; please can I ask what is your trackbed height and depth of the baseboards proper, and the depth from the wall?

Many thanks,

Steve
by essdee
Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 151
Views: 13768

Re: Some North Eastern Locomotive Builds

A lovely collection of models, Mike - and what a fantastic resource Arthur's kits are for the NER area modeller. Quite jealous....

Cheers,

Steve
by essdee
Sat Oct 27, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Mark Tatlow
Topic: A Highland Miscellany
Replies: 274
Views: 71919

Re: A Highland Miscellany

Lovely work Mark - and the MR 6wh brake is a 'bonus' - I am stood in the queue, for a brace of these......... and thanks for saving me starting on a Slater's version!

Cheers,

Steve
by essdee
Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 512
Views: 84981

Re: Brettell Road

Lovely job! Thanks Jim - you had already persuaded me that I need a Kirtley curved-frame 0-6-0 working an excursion over my 1920s S&D project - now I am going to have to 'borrow' Bath MR shed's 1F to deputise for a failed S&D Fox Walker banking engine, as far as Radstock at least...... rats!...
by essdee
Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: DCC
Topic: Intermittent running, Hornby J15 on Gaugemaster Prodigy EXpress
Replies: 8
Views: 3694

Re: Intermittent running, Hornby J15 on Gaugemaster Prodigy EXpress

Thanks for the thoughts, both! Simon, the smooth slow-running capability of the J15 for much of the time suggests that there is no binding issue with the mechanism, the wheels are remarkably clean and pickups all bearing OK - the loco's behaviour is not at all what I am very familiar with, when ther...
by essdee
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: DCC
Topic: Intermittent running, Hornby J15 on Gaugemaster Prodigy EXpress
Replies: 8
Views: 3694

Re: Intermittent running, Hornby J15 on Gaugemaster Prodigy EXpress

Hi Nigel, I am extremely grateful for the time you have taken over this response - much appreciated. The fact that the J15 was not supplied complete with Hornby's preferred chip is news to me! I exactly understand the range of problems that now presents in narrowing down the range of potential probl...
by essdee
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: DCC
Topic: Intermittent running, Hornby J15 on Gaugemaster Prodigy EXpress
Replies: 8
Views: 3694

Re: Intermittent running, Hornby J15 on Gaugemaster Prodigy EXpress

Many thanks for the tips so far, Nigel, As to the decoder/chip, as far as I know this was a ready to run Hornby DCC J15, bought in a York model shop, if that is any help; likewise the other two locos. I will email to see if I can get further details from Tony (and his wife who is giving staunch prac...
by essdee
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: DCC
Topic: Intermittent running, Hornby J15 on Gaugemaster Prodigy EXpress
Replies: 8
Views: 3694

Intermittent running, Hornby J15 on Gaugemaster Prodigy EXpress

He-eelp, please? I have this year been involved in helping an old friend build and run a small DCC 00 system, using proprietary models. Tony has a long record in finescale 00 GWR/South Wales valleys modelling, latterly occupying a cellar on multi-levels. Following a Parkinson's diagnosis several yea...
by essdee
Mon May 21, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: 296 deg solder supplier?
Replies: 4
Views: 1205

Re: 296 deg solder supplier?

Hi John,

Belated thanks for your tip ( no pun intended). However you will be delighted to hear that I obtained two 1m packs of 296 solder from GS Model Supplies of:

Ta-da!

Burnham on Sea!!

www.gssmodelengineers.com

How very appropriate for another S&D afficionado?

Regards,

Steve
by essdee
Wed May 09, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: 296 deg solder supplier?
Replies: 4
Views: 1205

296 deg solder supplier?

Once again, memory fails...

Now where have I bought 296 deg solder, from one of our trade suppliers; not Eileen's or Hobby Holidays in seems ?

I certainly do not require the large reels from the likes of RS Components etc,

many thanks,

Steve
by essdee
Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Operating in Practice
Topic: A new lever frame design
Replies: 91
Views: 14183

Re: A new lever frame design

Howard,

Truly, a Work of Art.....

Brilliant..

Steve

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