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by Lord Colnago
Mon Dec 28, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Lord Colnago
Topic: From a Loco Works in Norfolk
Replies: 73
Views: 27620

Re: From a Loco Works in Norfolk

Thanks Dave,

That's pretty clear and makes some sense of what I can see in such photos as I have.

Thanks again.

John.
by Lord Colnago
Mon Dec 28, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Lord Colnago
Topic: From a Loco Works in Norfolk
Replies: 73
Views: 27620

Re: From a Loco Works in Norfolk

For reasons too long-winded to go into, I find myself building a Malcolm Mitchell 4575 class 2-6-2T. I have reached a slight impasse however with the injectors. I can't find a clear enough photo that shows me their correct orientation and although I can "best guess" it, I would rather get ...
by Lord Colnago
Sat Nov 07, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Wagon Identity
Replies: 12
Views: 803

Re: Wagon Identity

Hi Dave,

I agree with Jeremy regarding the origins of the brown wagon. Unless I'm very much mistaken, that end door has been fitted upside down. That, or all of mine are upside down!

John.
by Lord Colnago
Wed Nov 04, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Lathe Work
Topic: Unimat SL spares
Replies: 11
Views: 1641

Re: Unimat SL spares

That's very good of you Tim. Sadly, I have the one that just holds a single tool.

John.
by Lord Colnago
Wed Nov 04, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Lord Colnago
Topic: Goings on at the Norfolk Wagonarium
Replies: 129
Views: 48060

Re: Goings on at the Norfolk Wagonarium

Hi Will, I did think of that, so much so that I actually thought I had done that until I checked the parts prior to painting! Just shows how long it has been since I built the chassis! If it doesn't run well in its present form then it's certainly an option worth trying before resorting to full para...
by Lord Colnago
Wed Nov 04, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Lord Colnago
Topic: Goings on at the Norfolk Wagonarium
Replies: 129
Views: 48060

Re: Goings on at the Norfolk Wagonarium

I hadn't realised just how long it has been since I posted anything about this milk tank build. So long, in fact, that it is almost finished. Below shows the current position. 20201104_104726.jpg As you can see, everything has been painted and the next steps will be to add what lettering there was a...
by Lord Colnago
Wed Nov 04, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Lathe Work
Topic: Unimat SL spares
Replies: 11
Views: 1641

Re: Unimat SL spares

Thanks Keith and Alan, all ordered now.

John.
by Lord Colnago
Wed Nov 04, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Lathe Work
Topic: Unimat SL spares
Replies: 11
Views: 1641

Re: Unimat SL spares

Thanks Phillip, I did mean brushes not brushes. Thanks for pointing that out. I do have a "three belt" machine, although, for the most part, I only use two but there's always the odd occasion when the third belt comes into play Thanks also to Jeremy and Martin. I'll do some checking tomorr...
by Lord Colnago
Tue Nov 03, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Lathe Work
Topic: Unimat SL spares
Replies: 11
Views: 1641

Unimat SL spares

Does anyone know of a source of spares for the Unimat SL? I am looking for new motor bushes and drive belts.

Thanks in advance.

John.
by Lord Colnago
Thu Oct 08, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Caution: Testors vs POWsides
Replies: 5
Views: 943

Re: Caution: Testors vs POWsides

Hi Paul, Is your spray can almost empty? I had a similar problem with a Testors can, which crazed the paintwork on a model. I think it was due to the ratio of propellant to varnish tipping in favour of the former, thus causing the reaction. The trouble was that the can didn't feel like the contents ...
by Lord Colnago
Sat Sep 26, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Layouts
Topic: De Graafstroom - OntraXS!
Replies: 25
Views: 1885

Re: De Graafstroom - OntraXS!

Thanks for a very interesting presentation Vincent. I particularly enjoyed seeing the ingenious methods used to create the various moving features. The dental floss is well beyond the capabilities of my eyesight! Thanks again.

John.
by Lord Colnago
Sat Sep 26, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Society Stand and Stores
Topic: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand
Replies: 91
Views: 4565

Re: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand

Ah, the joys of modelling. All hail to the carpet god. We giveth and he takes away.

John.
by Lord Colnago
Sat Sep 26, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Society Stand and Stores
Topic: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand
Replies: 91
Views: 4565

Re: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand

Having finished my official stand duties for the day I would just like to record my thanks to all those who have taken part in whatever capacity. I would particularly like to thank those who made today possible for the hard work that that involved. Many thanks indeed and the day isn't over yet!

John.
by Lord Colnago
Sat Sep 26, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Society Stand and Stores
Topic: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand
Replies: 91
Views: 4565

Re: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand

Hi Peter,

Hope you find plenty to inspire.

John.
by Lord Colnago
Sat Sep 26, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Society Stand and Stores
Topic: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand
Replies: 91
Views: 4565

Re: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand

Back for another stint on the stand. Happy to answer any questions on North Elmham while I'm here.

John.
by Lord Colnago
Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Society Stand and Stores
Topic: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand
Replies: 91
Views: 4565

Re: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand

It has bucketed down here in Norfolk for two days and nights and caused all sorts of problems with water ingress and a locked out central heating boiler, so if we had been at Aylesbury, I would have had to return home. The virtual show has been a welcome distraction, even if I am sat here with a coa...
by Lord Colnago
Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Layouts
Topic: Drighlington and Adwalton
Replies: 15
Views: 1012

Re: Drighlington and Adwalton

Hi Steve,

Just had a watch. All I can say is, inspiring. Great to see accurate operation. Love to see more at some point.

All the best,

John.
by Lord Colnago
Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: transfers for signals?
Replies: 7
Views: 1160

Re: transfers for signals?

Dave,

Try www.hall-royd-junction.co.uk

They appear to have a good selecsignals.transfers for both upper and lower quadrant signals.

John.
by Lord Colnago
Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Running out of coal.
Replies: 13
Views: 1447

Re: Running out of coal.

Hi Jim,

I would imagine that if you go for a slightly less than half full tender it won't be too far off and would probably look right too.

John
by Lord Colnago
Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: transfers for signals?
Replies: 7
Views: 1160

Re: transfers for signals?

Hi David,

I too have a vague recollection of some waterside transfers for signal arms. Try MSE, I think it may have been them.

John.
by Lord Colnago
Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 599
Views: 169112

Re: Brettell Road

Hi Jim,

That brings back childhood memories of dingy towpaths and run down smoky surroundings. It always seemed a bit sinister to me. A lovely (if that's the right word in the circumstances) job. Look forward to more.
by Lord Colnago
Fri May 15, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Cancellation of Scaleforum 2020.
Replies: 11
Views: 3520

Cancellation of Scaleforum 2020.

It is with regret that the Committee has decided to cancel Scaleforum this year. The situation with regards to availability of accommodation and the ability to find somewhere to eat, whether our exhibitors would feel comfortable in attending and whether visitors would feel the same were factors in t...
by Lord Colnago
Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: North Norfolk
Topic: Stock for North Elmham
Replies: 8
Views: 2801

Re: Stock for North Elmham

Hi James, I found that it wasn't easy to part the top of the body from the bottom and I didn't want to push it! There is some lead sheet in the hopper bottom but not enough. When we get the new chassis we'll be losing that. I think I'll look at drilling into the base of the body to add lead sheet wh...
by Lord Colnago
Sat Apr 11, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Blk5 45232
Replies: 228
Views: 37520

Re: Brassmasters Blk5 45232

Hi David, The last line of your posting sums it up nicely. We only learn from these warts and all postings such as yours. I for one am grateful that you shared your problem with us all especially as it shows that these things can happen to any of us regardless of talent. Whilst its a bit of a "...
by Lord Colnago
Sat Apr 11, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: North Norfolk
Topic: Stock for North Elmham
Replies: 8
Views: 2801

Stock for North Elmham

In the absence of any chance for us to meet for the foreseeable future, I thought it was about time that I posted some pictures of the first batch of Grain wagons that I have been working on for the layout. I have been meaning to do this for some time but never seem to have got around to it until no...

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