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by nberrington
Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:46 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Swanage (again)
Replies: 99
Views: 19107

Re: Swanage (again)

Some test “carcasses” to see building proportions and environs. Some tweaking to be done.

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by nberrington
Sun Jan 17, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Small hut at Swanage MPD
Replies: 8
Views: 385

Re: Small hut at Swanage MPD

An accomplice of mine from Evercreech, who is also building a model of Swanage up to the road bridge, says he has seen drawings showing this as an oil store. He wonders in return if you have any photos of the cattle pens and coal staithes you might be able to share. Roy Roy - there is a picture tak...
by nberrington
Sat Jan 16, 2021 5:15 pm
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Small hut at Swanage MPD
Replies: 8
Views: 385

Re: Small hut at Swanage MPD

The coal sidings and cattle dock seem camera shy. I guess most photos are taken from the bridge or the platforms. Dirty coal trains not always appealing. It looks like there was a lot of coal moving in.....

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by nberrington
Sat Jan 16, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Small hut at Swanage MPD
Replies: 8
Views: 385

Small hut at Swanage MPD

Greetings all I’m not sure where I nicked this photo, but I hope no one minds excessively. Prior to it’s closure, the Swanage branch had this water tower with a small hut next to it. It’s a nondescript structure - I suspect of corrugated iron. It isn’t terribly important, but I was wondering if it w...
by nberrington
Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Mac Nee Point Levers/ SW Circular vol 12:7
Replies: 3
Views: 928

Re: Mac Nee Point Levers/ SW Circular vol 12:7

Thanks Ian! I actually had a couple of members reach out already. Much appreciated!
by nberrington
Wed Dec 30, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Mac Nee Point Levers/ SW Circular vol 12:7
Replies: 3
Views: 928

Mac Nee Point Levers/ SW Circular vol 12:7

Good evening all I was about to start making a little point lever for the coal sidings. I have these smashing kits from the late Ivan Smith.... He refers one to the South Western Circular volume 12 no 7 (2002). As luck would have it the earliest edition of the Circular I have would be 12:8. Does any...
by nberrington
Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: New Products
Topic: Who would want a form tool for re-profiling wheels?
Replies: 70
Views: 6446

Re: Who would want a form tool for re-profiling wheels?

This is a smashing idea....
by nberrington
Sun Jun 07, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Spraying Lifecolor
Replies: 33
Views: 3881

Re: Spraying Lifecolor

Small tip my son taught me: after spraying acrylics, fire some Windsor and Newton “Brush Restorer” through it. It cleans the gunk out really well.
by nberrington
Sat May 23, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: LSWR G6 on eBay
Replies: 1
Views: 1133

LSWR G6 on eBay

I don’t know the seller, but this is on eBay: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/connoiseur-models-LSWR-G6-locomotive-kit-OO-scale-unbuilt-unopened/254604473877?hash=item3b479bf615:g:NwMAAOSwbXdex50y I built one a few years back, and really enjoyed building it. Connoisseur is usually only seen in 7mm, and t...
by nberrington
Wed May 20, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Bachmann B1
Replies: 100
Views: 13257

Re: Bachmann B1

barhamd wrote:I would not try to say my weighbridge is particularly accurate in terms of absolutes but where it did come in use was getting a feel for which axles were taking most ....

That’s a nifty weighbridge. Is there a detailed description somewhere?
by nberrington
Sun May 17, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Swanage (again)
Replies: 99
Views: 19107

Re: Swanage (again)

These are common screws in Canada Terry. Cheap off the shelf jobs from Home Depot.
They just happen to be a good size.
by nberrington
Sat May 16, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Swanage (again)
Replies: 99
Views: 19107

Re: Swanage (again)

So I gave in and changed the title. It is truthfully an attempt at Swanage (sort of) - apologies to the better interpretations of the station. Anyway - droppers mark 2. Today we worked on the underside of the MPD module. Pictures self explatory, including the usual feline supervision by Kato, chief ...
by nberrington
Sat May 16, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Sparkshot MR wagon
Replies: 6
Views: 1474

Re: Sparkshot MR wagon

Knuckles wrote:
Before painting there are a variety of cleaning methods that everyone argues over. I favour a white spirit soak for half hour or so (goes white) yet others prefer not to.

Hope this helps. :)

- as in Windsor and Newton artists white spirit? Pretty nasty stuff....
Would IPA do?
by nberrington
Tue May 12, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Sparkshot MR wagon
Replies: 6
Views: 1474

Re: Sparkshot MR wagon

My head hurts! MR had a gazzillion different brake arrangements ! Mr Essery’s fine work has photos of D305 with - brakes on one side - brakes on both sides handles on one - brakes on both sides with handles on both sides, but facing the same way! Lively book all the same..... C4275B29-60B0-4872-A7D3...
by nberrington
Tue May 12, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Sparkshot MR wagon
Replies: 6
Views: 1474

Sparkshot MR wagon

Knuckles has these for sale through his Shapeways shop. I though I would give them a once over - ordered on April 24, here today. The quality is very good indeed - lovely detail. I suspect some cleanup is needed, but it looks minor to me. They have a bit of twist. I suspect once a suitable chassis i...
by nberrington
Mon May 11, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Trio of wagon kits - socially distanced challenge
Replies: 5
Views: 1126

Re: Trio of wagon kits - socially distanced challenge

Phew. I was worried I had them reversed or something.

The cross shaft is cut as one of the final steps. I use a cutting disc to trim up all the long wire bits.
by nberrington
Sun May 10, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Trio of wagon kits - socially distanced challenge
Replies: 5
Views: 1126

Re: Trio of wagon kits - socially distanced challenge

I think they’re right........ The problem is course that I would contend to know a bit about scotch, but am no expert on brake gear! I depend upon the instructions, which I have slavishly followed. There is very little wrong with Dallas Dhu, other than that the distillery is long gone. D36BA4AD-741D...
by nberrington
Sun May 10, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Trio of wagon kits - socially distanced challenge
Replies: 5
Views: 1126

Trio of wagon kits - socially distanced challenge

Well - I’ve made a start on a few Brassmasters chassis intended for some Cambrian and Slaters wagons. After some hours of work I’ve realized one does need a dram, as the wizard of the moor suggests... Something fine and rare to take on Finney’s fiddly bits... The kits are excellent, although I don’t...
by nberrington
Fri May 08, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Ralph's workbench
Replies: 53
Views: 7504

Re: Ralph's workbench

Something very handsome about a Victorian 0-6-0!
With those huge motors in them you could pull a horse.

Nice work Ralph!
by nberrington
Thu May 07, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Mysterious pyramid
Replies: 6
Views: 1248

Mysterious pyramid

In the photo below, outside the Swanage signal box there are three items: 1) a concrete ballast bin 2) a mysterious pyramid of whatchacallits 3) what looks like an ex LSWR platelayers trolley with the wheels standing separately. I have a drawing of the cart (I believe by Mike King) in a recent South...
by nberrington
Wed May 06, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Hornby Maunsell Van C Brake
Replies: 7
Views: 1621

Hornby Maunsell Van C Brake

I’ve successfully converted Hornby Maunsell coaches to P4 without issue. I got a shock when I flipped this guy over... Has anyone converted one of these? Backstop plan is to trash the wheel housings in favour of some Bill Bedford W irons or the old MGT ones I have kicking about someplace Suggestions...
by nberrington
Wed May 06, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Swanage (again)
Replies: 99
Views: 19107

Re: Dorset 1937

Quick update:

(The Stockley wagon is entirely fictional. The merchant exists, but as far as I can establish, they didn’t have in PO wagons.)

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by nberrington
Wed Apr 29, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Help with catch point
Replies: 21
Views: 2708

Re: Help with catch point

Going to try David. If they don’t work out I can solder them solid. I suspect they will work though ....
by nberrington
Wed Apr 29, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Help with catch point
Replies: 21
Views: 2708

Re: Help with catch point

I think this is it .....
(He half asks before soldering up and adding the remaining chairs)

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by nberrington
Sat Apr 18, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Swanage (again)
Replies: 99
Views: 19107

Re: Dorset 1937

Looking good Neil :thumb , only 4,358 chairs to go ;) Be safe, stay healthy. Cheers, David D You might not be far off. A recent bit of “axial neck pain” is certainly putting a damper on the fun they might be.... I also discovered to my horror that the 1500 LSWR chairs I painted and separated from t...

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