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by Ian Everett
Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Cumbrian Region Area Group (CRAG)
Topic: CRAG Meeting 7 Aug 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 1242

Re: CRAG Meeting 7 Aug 2018

Thanks for doing that report, Phil. It seems you had a great time.

I don't understand why they spoil the appearance of the train by adding a diesel immediately behind the steam loco. I thought the usual practice was to couple it at the very rear?

Ian
by Ian Everett
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: LNWR G2 kit on eBay
Replies: 3
Views: 694

LNWR G2 kit on eBay

There is an untouched Brassmasters kit for a G2 0-8-0 on EBay - see https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/332731164390?ul_noapp=true It might be useful for someone who has the lovely Mainline model and wants to put a finescale chassis underneath it. Ian Everett (who must declare a interest in the disposal of i...
by Ian Everett
Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Cumbrian Region Area Group (CRAG)
Topic: CRAG Meeting July 12 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 480

CRAG Meeting July 12 2018

The usual suspects (less Patsy who was, I believe, doing yoga) met at my house from 1230 onwards. It being a glorious day at 1300 we had lunch in the garden of the White Rose, after which we returned to do our usual things. David, Stu, Ron and I operated Clecklewyke and Bradford North Western, whils...
by Ian Everett
Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Cumbrian Region Area Group (CRAG)
Topic: CRAG Meeting June 14 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 572

CRAG Meeting June 14 2018

Stu, David, Phil, Sheila, Ron, Patsy, Chris and I met at the Farmers’ Arms in that beaautiful village, Muker, for an excellent lunch washed down with a few pints, then drove up Swaledaale to Ravenseat, the beautiful, remote home of Ron and Patsy. We then played trans. Ron is developing an enormous E...
by Ian Everett
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Mk2 Lever Frame , Dimensions
Replies: 32
Views: 2490

Re: Mk2 Lever Frame , Dimensions

I wonder if Howard's next project will be that other Victorian life-saver, continuous brakes? Ian :o I am with Staats Forbes Chairman of the Chatham, who realised that Sykes Lock and Block kept the trains apart reliably enough to avoid the cost of continuous brakes, and was a much cheaper investmen...
by Ian Everett
Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Mk2 Lever Frame , Dimensions
Replies: 32
Views: 2490

Re: Mk2 Lever Frame , Dimensions

JFS wrote:That said, I am very dangerous in a box with no locking :)

Wicked!

So am I but in 1:76 scale I am willing to take the risk.

I wonder if Howard's next project will be that other Victorian life-saver, continuous brakes?

Ian :o
by Ian Everett
Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Mk2 Lever Frame , Dimensions
Replies: 32
Views: 2490

Re: Mk2 Lever Frame , Dimensions

Sorry, JFS, but with a bit of ingenuity chocolate block connectors do not need to be below the baseboard. Accepting my age and infirmity I have arranged that as far as possible all mechansms will be above baseboard level and that everything that might go wrong is easily accessible from above, so I h...
by Ian Everett
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Mk2 Lever Frame , Dimensions
Replies: 32
Views: 2490

Re: Mk2 Lever Frame , Dimensions

I use electrical connectors such as https://www.amazon.co.uk/CONNECTOR-STRIP-30AMP-jointing-cables/dp/B003ZWC4RM/ref=sr_1_10?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1529072453&sr=1-10&keywords=electrical%2Bconnectors&th=1 (although I sourced them from the local builders' merchant) These are obviou...
by Ian Everett
Tue May 29, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Cumbrian Region Area Group (CRAG)
Topic: CRAG visit to Buckingham GC 17/5/2018
Replies: 5
Views: 853

Re: CRAG visit to Buckingham GC 17/5/2018

Ian I'm only sorry I could not make it. I've got the books and articles, which were inspirational and are still relevant today. A quick question, Is it the original stock or have they had to produce their own? Philip I'm sure there will be another chance to visit. The stock is practically all PD's ...
by Ian Everett
Mon May 28, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Cumbrian Region Area Group (CRAG)
Topic: CRAG visit to Buckingham GC 17/5/2018
Replies: 5
Views: 853

CRAG visit to Buckingham GC 17/5/2018

!7th May 2018 was a real red letter day as four CRAG members (Stuart de Boer, David Dredge and myself) visited Tony Gee, to operate Peter Denny’s famous Buckingham Great Central. P1040744.JPG f I have known this layout all my life and I must have read nearly all PBD’s writings about his phenomenal a...
by Ian Everett
Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Cumbrian Region Area Group (CRAG)
Topic: CRAG Meeting March 29 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 788

Re: CRAG Meeting March 29 2018

timlewis wrote:Doug, you got the J71 and J77 mixed up.



Tee hee.

Just goes to prove our point about Geordie pugs all being the same.

And yes, Doug. My wife also rolls her eyes at my corrections of Mr Portillo's gaffs.

Ian
by Ian Everett
Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Cumbrian Region Area Group (CRAG)
Topic: CRAG Meeting March 29 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 788

Re: CRAG Meeting March 29 2018

Aha, you spotted my deliberate error. :D Just testing whether anyone reads my drivel and trying to prove that Geordie Pugs are as similar as GW panniers. Seriously, thanks, Doug for correcting my sloppy writing - as bad as the continuity on a Michael Portillo train documentary! But J72 or not are th...
by Ian Everett
Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Cumbrian Region Area Group (CRAG)
Topic: CRAG Meeting March 29 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 788

CRAG Meeting March 29 2018

March's meeting was pretty well attended, albeit affected by the strike on Northern Rail and ill health. Nevertheless, Stu, David D., Mike Megginson, Phil, Sheila, Steve, Cherry, Ron, Patsy, Bessy (a dog) and I attended. An excellent lunch was had at the Kings Arms (which was the Drovers Arms in BBC...
by Ian Everett
Sun Apr 01, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Cumbrian Region Area Group (CRAG)
Topic: CRAG Meeting February 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 881

Re: CRAG Meeting February 2018

Hi Ian, :) I am sure he would love licking off the chocolate livery! Happy Easter! Allan :D Bessy went with two of the wives and my two dogs for a walk to the local waterfall and had a lovely time. I'm not so sure that licking the chocolate from a "Boneville" engine would be a good idea. ...
by Ian Everett
Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Cumbrian Region Area Group (CRAG)
Topic: CRAG Meeting February 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 881

Re: CRAG Meeting February 2018

Thanks, Allan, It sometimes does not feel as though I am on "the up". But hot on the heels of February's meeting I am about to draft the report on yesterday;s meeting - another good turnout of 9 folk (including three wives and a dog) from as far away as Leeds and Carlisle, Frankly I'm exha...
by Ian Everett
Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Baseboards and Carpentry
Topic: Proscenium arch size?
Replies: 30
Views: 3129

Re: Proscenium arch size?

Jon, if you come to the CRAG meeting at my house on Thursday you can see what I've done with Clecklewyke and Humber Dock. I've set the track level at 6" below my eye level - 53" - and the bottom of the proscenium arch at 70". I have a very tall background - right up to my ceiling. Wit...
by Ian Everett
Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Baseboards and Carpentry
Topic: Proscenium arch size?
Replies: 30
Views: 3129

Re: Proscenium arch size?

Jon, if you come to the CRAG meeting at my ouse on Yhursday you can see what I've done with Clecklewyke and Humber Dock. I've set the track level at 6" below my eye level - 53" - and the bottom of the proscenium arch at 70". I have a very tall background - right up to my ceiling. With...
by Ian Everett
Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Cumbrian Region Area Group (CRAG)
Topic: CRAG Meeting February 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 881

Re: CRAG Meeting February 2018

Hi, Mark. It's really great to make this connection. I presume that Peter is your father? I was really impressed both by the layout and the research notes and photos that came with it. I think Steve will enjoy completing it and that members of CRAG will get great satisfaction from exhibiting it. Bes...
by Ian Everett
Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Cumbrian Region Area Group (CRAG)
Topic: CRAG Meeting February 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 881

CRAG Meeting February 2018

Thursday 22nd February seems a long time ago but in my private life lots has happened but all has been resolved well, thanks to our super NHS. Our meeting on that day was quite exceptional in having 12 members attending (plus a dog) at Stephen Paulin's house in Kirkby Stephen. Jon Price, Phil and Sh...
by Ian Everett
Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2017
Replies: 129
Views: 15185

Re: Scaleforum 2017

It seems odd for Scaleforum to come around and for me not to be making my trip there. I've attended it for many ears either as a paying punter or exhibitor but for health reasons cannot this year. I will miss it badly and hope you all have a wonderful, inspiring time. Please take lots of great photo...
by Ian Everett
Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:50 pm
Forum: Cumbrian Region Area Group (CRAG)
Topic: CRAG Meeting, 14 September, 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 410

CRAG Meeting, 14 September, 2017

Another well attended meeting saw nine of us (Chris and Jean King, Phil and Sheila Tuer, David Dredge, Stuart de Boer, Ron Tyler, myself and my wife Betsy) enjoying lunch at the Kings Arms followed by another operating session on Bradford North Western. This time we used the block instrments to cont...
by Ian Everett
Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Cumbrian Region Area Group (CRAG)
Topic: CRAG Meeting 23/7/17
Replies: 3
Views: 731

Re: CRAG Meeting 23/7/17

Here are a couple of photos of the meeting courtesy of Phil Tuer: Driver Graham detaches the Super D from the early morning goods from Huddersfield while signalman Stu sets up the road for the next passenger train. graham and St 230717.jpg A Black Five runs on to the loco road at Scargill Sidings (t...
by Ian Everett
Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Cumbrian Region Area Group (CRAG)
Topic: CRAG Meeting 23/7/17
Replies: 3
Views: 731

Re: CRAG Meeting 23/7/17

Thank you for your kind words, Noel. I've been thinking about CRAG's membership and realise that at our last meeting there were no active P4 modellers in attendance, just two EM gaugers, two OOers and two non-modelling supporters. Among the regulars who were not there we have two P4ers and one EMer....
by Ian Everett
Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Cumbrian Region Area Group (CRAG)
Topic: CRAG Meeting 23/7/17
Replies: 3
Views: 731

CRAG Meeting 23/7/17

CRAG’s July meeting started with an excellent pub lunch in the Crown, followed by an operating session on Bradtord North Western. This is still in its early stages but is complete enough for running a timetable, albeit there is little scenery except on the original Clecklewyke section and all the po...
by Ian Everett
Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Cumbrian Region Area Group (CRAG)
Topic: CRAG Meets DCC Concepts, 5/6/17
Replies: 0
Views: 390

CRAG Meets DCC Concepts, 5/6/17

CRAG was warmly welcomed by Richard Johnson and his team at DCC Concepts new European headquarters in the old goods yard at Settle station. The rather sparse Settle and Carlisle timetable meant that we started at 10.30 with refreshments. The morning was spent discussing DCC Concepts' developing rang...

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