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by Lord Colnago
Mon Mar 08, 2021 10:39 pm
Forum: Lord Colnago
Topic: From a Loco Works in Norfolk
Replies: 80
Views: 31031

Re: From a Loco Works in Norfolk

Thanks Neil, interesting stuff. I may well take the portly driver option if nothing else comes to light soon.

John.
by Lord Colnago
Mon Mar 08, 2021 9:42 pm
Forum: Lord Colnago
Topic: From a Loco Works in Norfolk
Replies: 80
Views: 31031

Re: From a Loco Works in Norfolk

Hi Neil, Many thanks for that. I have a Swindon drawing of a 45xx cab and, typically, some of the fittings are in different places, in particular, the gauges. That may be because it's not the same class of loco, or that the drawings were used as a "guide" by the builders at Swindon or, it ...
by Lord Colnago
Mon Mar 08, 2021 8:04 pm
Forum: Lord Colnago
Topic: From a Loco Works in Norfolk
Replies: 80
Views: 31031

Re: From a Loco Works in Norfolk

I have another query on my 4575 build. Which of the two fittings shown in the accompanying photo is correct for the 4575? I know the 45xx had the one on the left and that later GW locos had the one on the right but, as I say, which is correct for the 4575? The fitting relates to the vacuum brake but...
by Lord Colnago
Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:51 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Martin Finney 28xx - new project
Replies: 15
Views: 1635

Re: Martin Finney 28xx - new project

Lovely stuff John, looking forward to seeing this progress.

John,
by Lord Colnago
Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:02 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Wagon Posters
Replies: 5
Views: 966

Re: Wagon Posters

Hi Dave,

The Hollar labels are available as a download from our website. Go to Downloads on the home page and they're the first item on the list.

John.
by Lord Colnago
Mon Jan 25, 2021 1:20 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: 16T Weathering Experiments
Replies: 35
Views: 3582

Re: 16T Weathering Experiments

Hi Paul, I've been following this with interest and must say that you are making a marvellous job of the weathering, particularly as a first attempt. Its inspiring stuff, so much so that I have dug out a couple of Bachmann 16 tonners so that I can have a play myself, particularly on the insides, som...
by Lord Colnago
Mon Dec 28, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Lord Colnago
Topic: From a Loco Works in Norfolk
Replies: 80
Views: 31031

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: 80
Views: 31031

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: 1245

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: 2070

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: 51354

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: 51354

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: 2070

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: 2070

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: 2070

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: 1227

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: 2675

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: 7032

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: 7032

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: 7032

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: 7032

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: 7032

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: 1606

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: 1439

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: 1870

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

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