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by essdee
Tue May 19, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Socially Distanced Challenge – CR Class 488 Build
Replies: 44
Views: 2948

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: 44
Views: 2948

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: 44
Views: 2948

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: 44
Views: 2948

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: 477

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: 1362

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: 1362

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: 44
Views: 2948

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: 44
Views: 2948

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: 760

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: 790

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: 175
Views: 49404

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: 9286

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: 2206

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: 13690

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: 13690

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: 13690

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: 1836

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: 771

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: 771

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: 3229

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: 3229

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: 66
Views: 8339

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: 2427

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: 30662

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

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