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by Dave Holt
Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: BR Standard Class 2, 2-6-2 tank
Replies: 16
Views: 1387

Re: BR Standard Class 2, 2-6-2 tank

I've finally got round to completing the finishing touches to the loco, as a gentle reintroduction to modelling, now that I have more use of the arm I broke before Christmas. These finishing touches were the fitting of the DCC chip, two crew members and fixing the cab roof. I also had to re-attach p...
by Dave Holt
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: PeteT
Topic: Ivatt 2 2-6-2T
Replies: 12
Views: 526

Re: Ivatt 2 2-6-2T

Mike Garwood wrote:Pete

Count me in ; Std 3 and 4 in the to do pile.

Mike


Don't need one for the 4, Mike. See my earlier comment.
Dave.
by Dave Holt
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: Ivatt 2 2-6-2T
Replies: 12
Views: 526

Re: Ivatt 2 2-6-2T

Pete, Your etch looks just the job, even if it needs a bit of a tweak to get the bends right. Wish it had been available when i was doing my trucks! Regarding where else the swing link was used, it was just the rear truck of the Std 3 tank. All the locos with just one truck used the spring side cont...
by Dave Holt
Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Stour Valley Dream - progress on P4 layout
Replies: 11
Views: 1184

Re: Stour Valley Dream - progress on P4 layout

That looks to be going very nicely - congratulations. I do like the weathering on the freight wagons. keep up the good work.
Dave.
by Dave Holt
Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Frame Spacers for P4 and EM
Replies: 7
Views: 642

Re: Frame Spacers for P4 and EM

Justin, In more recent times, I've either used the "P4" spacers provided in the kit, where applicable, or used either society or Alan Gibson etched spacers, without much thought about their width. Looking through some of my model files, it looks as if a width over the main frames of about ...
by Dave Holt
Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 131
Views: 10137

Re: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds

Mike, Have you had any thoughts about wheels, yet? In the introduction to the instructions, Dave writes about this with particular regards to the width over the crank bosses vs the space between the connecting rods (25.5 mm on the diagram). I've just bought a set of Alan Gibson (V2) wheels - 6'-2&qu...
by Dave Holt
Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Alpha Mill
Replies: 103
Views: 11736

Re: Alpha Mill

A bit naughty, I suppose, but here are two fotos of terraced houses in Oldham, designed by Stott & Sons (taken from the book of the same name, Holden). As the example posted by Grovenor shows, the shape of the guttering was usually a moulding rather than a plain rectangle. These shots also show ...
by Dave Holt
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Alpha Mill
Replies: 103
Views: 11736

Re: Alpha Mill

Ralph, Congratulations on your success with Alpha Mill. Fully deserved in my opinion. It's magnificent. Regarding gutters on terraced houses in the Manchester area, from my childhood recollections, growing up in Oldham, gutters were invariably made of wood and were not rounded on the outside. This g...
by Dave Holt
Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Alpha Mill
Replies: 103
Views: 11736

Re: Alpha Mill

Ralph,
How did it go at the Manchester Exhibition? It would be nice to see a couple of photos of it Alpha Mill its final condition.
Dave.
by Dave Holt
Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Stour Valley Dream - progress on P4 layout
Replies: 11
Views: 1184

Re: Stour Valley Dream - progress on P4 layout

David. Providing you allow sufficient side play on the centre drivers and enough sideways movement on the bogie, I don't see any reason why a 4-6-0 cannot traverse a 40" radius curve. My earlier efforts, including a WD 2-8-0, a Fairburn 2-6-4 tank and a BR Standard 5 4-6-0 were all able to nego...
by Dave Holt
Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 131
Views: 10137

Re: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds

Mike, Getting to the more interesting bits, now. I wouldn't concern yourself unduly over the outside valve gear. Dave looks to have put a lot of thought into the design of the etched parts and I'm sure it will all go together very well with a bit care and by being methodical. Use of cigarette paper/...
by Dave Holt
Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: EE Type 4, D211 with PenBits sprung chassis
Replies: 3
Views: 348

EE Type 4, D211 with PenBits sprung chassis

As a change from my more usual steam loco models, I am working on a Bachmann Class 40 with sprung chassis which has reached the stage of being a functional loco but still devoid of much of the detailing work required to make a convincing model. Here are some photos showing various stages of the work...
by Dave Holt
Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 131
Views: 10137

Re: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds

Mike, Looking very neat, especially as you clean off excess solder as you go - something I'm a bit lax at sometimes, perhaps. Clearly a good discipline to adopt. Regarding the delicate nature of the brake hanger brackets, I notice that in his instruction update sheet, Dave recommends leaving these t...
by Dave Holt
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 131
Views: 10137

Re: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds

Mike,
Looking good so far. Brave to do two in tandem.
I've also got one of these to do, so I shall watch your progress with great interest.
Dave.
by Dave Holt
Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: BR Standard Class 2, 2-6-2 tank
Replies: 16
Views: 1387

Re: BR Standard Class 2, 2-6-2 tank

Hi Pete, again. On second thoughts, I think you are right about the cross-heads. Whilst the Comet item is a fairly good shape in side view, it should be flat on the front face to match the LMS design. I've rather overlooked this aspect, (which also applies to the Caprotti Black 5) when opting to use...
by Dave Holt
Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: BR Standard Class 2, 2-6-2 tank
Replies: 16
Views: 1387

Re: BR Standard Class 2, 2-6-2 tank

Hi Pete. To be honest, I don't think I even considered the DJH parts at all, once I'd decided to use the Comet chassis. Now you've mentioned it, and seeing your deliberations on your Ivatt thread, I've looked again at the photos Morgan posted. To me, the cross-heads fitted to 46443 and 43106 don't l...
by Dave Holt
Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: PeteT
Topic: Etching concepts, and modelling! - currently 1P and Ivatt class 2...
Replies: 34
Views: 6802

Re: Etching concepts, and modelling! - currently 1P and Ivatt class 2...

The Ivatt 2 looks to be coming along nicely, if possibly even slower than mine! I think I used the Comet etched valve guides and if I remember correctly, I might have slightly shortened the cast white metal valve chests. Mind you, it's so long since I did that part of the construction, I wouldn't be...
by Dave Holt
Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Scenery and Structures
Topic: Ash pit vs service pit
Replies: 5
Views: 688

Re: Ash pit vs service pit

I think that to some extent, the use of the pits at a depot depended on its size, although I imagine that ashing out would only be done over an outside pit. Oiling up can be done inside or out doors whereas maintenance would preferably be done indoors unless the loco could not be moved inside. At la...
by Dave Holt
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Bristol Barrow Road
Replies: 47
Views: 5567

Re: Bristol Barrow Road

Robin. The last entry prompted me to look back to find the quoted Black V reference and to re-watch your video from last June. I must say how well the loco runs - absolutely superb. I just hope my efforts ca do half as well. The train of ex-LMS coaches is also rather nice. What are their origins? Da...
by Dave Holt
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Caprotti Black 5
Replies: 7
Views: 709

Re: Caprotti Black 5

Thanks to everyone for the kind comments. All rather embarrassing, really, as I have never set out to impress anyone, just satisfied my own interests and obsessions. There's loads of models out there to a better standard than my efforts but I do try to capture the essence of the prototype and incorp...
by Dave Holt
Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Caprotti Black 5
Replies: 7
Views: 709

Re: Caprotti Black 5

Tony, It's quite some time since I built this loco and, to be honest, I was struggling to remember quite how the pick-ups were arranged - I don't always follow the same arrangement on every model, varying it to suit the particular chassis layout. However, looking at an enlarged view of the keeper pl...
by Dave Holt
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Caprotti Black 5
Replies: 7
Views: 709

Re: Caprotti Black 5

Can I as what the suspension arrangement is on the bogie? I can see that the unit itself is compensated along with the leading driver ... but what is the arrangement for the individual axles/wheels?[/quote] Tim, I'll try to explain with reference to the photo of the primed chassis parts. Bogie compe...
by Dave Holt
Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Caprotti Black 5
Replies: 7
Views: 709

Caprotti Black 5

Whilst I'm unable to do any physical modelling till my arm mends, I can still post stuff on here, so I thought I would show my Caprotti fitted Black 5. Unlike the BR Standard 2 tank, this is yet another loco with no real justification on my layout apart from imaginary use on a Wakes holiday special....
by Dave Holt
Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: BR Standard Class 2, 2-6-2 tank
Replies: 16
Views: 1387

Re: BR Standard Class 2, 2-6-2 tank

Wow :shock: .... just Wow. I think that's wonderful modelling. Can't comment on any of the specifics .... but I think it looks marvellous. :thumb Any chance of a video of it running? Tim, Thanks for your kind comments. I don't have any video but it had a run out at the NLG pre-Christmas meeting, on...
by Dave Holt
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: BR Standard Class 2, 2-6-2 tank
Replies: 16
Views: 1387

BR Standard Class 2, 2-6-2 tank

As part of my layout project, based on the terminus station at Delph, I had a need for locos to pull and push the two coach motor trains which operated the passenger service. In my approximate period [somewhere in the 1950's], these trains were almost exclusively powered by 2-6-2 tank engines. In or...

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