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by SteamAle
Mon May 13, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Cumbrian Region Area Group (CRAG)
Topic: CRAG Meeting 27 October 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 591

CRAG Meeting 27 October 2018

A Saturday saw us travel down the M6, or by other routes for our, what seems to be, annual visit to operate, well try to, Mike Norris's layout, Preston. It is amazing the changes that have taken place since our first visit many years ago now. Signal box plans have appeared as have lots of block inst...
by SteamAle
Mon May 13, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Cumbrian Region Area Group (CRAG)
Topic: CRAG Meeting 13 September 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 133

CRAG Meeting 13 September 2018

A bright sunny day saw six CRAGies venture out to the North West tip of Cumbria, Skinburness, to visit Bob Hetherington. Having grouped together we went into Silloth to visit the Golf Club for a light lunch, or not so light in some cases! The club was founded by the North British Railway so there is...
by SteamAle
Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: GWR 1366PT - Heljan Model
Replies: 27
Views: 2922

Re: GWR 1366PT - Heljan Model

Sorry the tanks etc have not been rolled. I chickened out when I looked at the thickness of the half etch bits and the rivet detail. Didn't want to spoil them and felt if I was building the model I'd be able to put enough bend into them without using the rolling bars, which I find can be easily over...
by SteamAle
Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: GWR 1366PT - Heljan Model
Replies: 27
Views: 2922

Re: GWR 1366PT - Heljan Model

1361 etches have been delivered along with the correct chassis for Medina, which has taken FIVE months to get sorted! First kits posted. Sods law then kicked in. Gibson wheels were delivered but I had more orders than expected and am now awaiting more stocks to complete a couple of orders. Majority ...
by SteamAle
Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Wakefield Exhibition Nov 16/17/18
Replies: 9
Views: 1925

Re: Wakefield Exhibition Nov 16/17/18

I'd love to go but since they changed their date they now clash with Workington MRE. Never mind Bob Hetherington will be doing a Scalefour demonstration of something Stockton & Darlington and there will be some nice layouts to see as well.
Philip
by SteamAle
Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: A shunting plank - Now Harton Collery inspired
Replies: 14
Views: 2778

Re: A shunting plank - Now Harton Collery inspired

Although not Harton there are a number of wagons to be seen of various types that may inspire those interested in the North East.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yglORlMs4pI
Beautiful stuff.
Philip
by SteamAle
Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Cumbrian Region Area Group (CRAG)
Topic: CRAG Meeting 7 Aug 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 3040

Re: CRAG Meeting 7 Aug 2018

Keith Many thanks for this. Ian usually posts the report after I send the photos to him but as he could not make it did it all myself. I quickly tried to find the instructions on posting photos but couldn't and as usual I was in a rush. We will have to see how I get on with the new Killicrankie post...
by SteamAle
Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Cumbrian Region Area Group (CRAG)
Topic: CRAG Meeting 7 Aug 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 3040

Re: CRAG Meeting 7 Aug 2018

On the preview I thought I got the images sorted having dragged and dropped into place. They appear at the bottom of the post in the wrong order now! Can I ask the site wizz kid to try and correct them please?
by SteamAle
Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Cumbrian Region Area Group (CRAG)
Topic: CRAG Meeting 7 Aug 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 3040

CRAG Meeting 7 Aug 2018

Our August meeting had to be delayed by 48 hours due to our host, Stephen Paulin, having to attend an urgent eye appointment in Liverpool. This resulted in a number of regular attendees being unable to make it due to prior commitments. The venue was the former Midland Railway station masters house a...
by SteamAle
Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Cumbrian Region Area Group (CRAG)
Topic: CRAG Meeting July 12 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 783

Re: CRAG Meeting July 12 2018

The official Cragies photographer has been somewhat preoccupied with other tasks but here are the ones that are suitable for public viewing!
by SteamAle
Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: An etched chassis for the Hornby Peckett.
Replies: 64
Views: 12222

Re: An etched chassis for the Hornby Peckett.

The late Roger Slade recommended the High Level Road Runner + for the CSP kit.
Philip
by SteamAle
Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Platform clearance
Replies: 10
Views: 2341

Re: Platform clearance

Tim At least you are not trying to model the Maryport & Carlisle Railway. The six foot goes down to four foot in places! Even to this day it is still causing problems as in some places trains are not allowed to be in the same section as there is not enough clearance. Further south at Whitehaven ...
by SteamAle
Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Hardwick
Topic: Forge Mill Sidings
Replies: 15
Views: 3428

Re: Forge Mill Sidings

Very clever to get the floor covering to match the cloth round the layout. Blends in very well!
Philip
by SteamAle
Mon May 28, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Cumbrian Region Area Group (CRAG)
Topic: CRAG visit to Buckingham GC 17/5/2018
Replies: 5
Views: 1265

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
by SteamAle
Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum North 2018
Replies: 54
Views: 9414

Re: Scaleforum North 2018

We came, we saw, we met lots of friends and a few new people, we talked and talked, we spent lots of money, we had a great time but it went so fast! Congratulations to everybody involved in getting everything to come together and work. Just a pity we can't come back Sunday as well but family first. ...
by SteamAle
Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: MarkS
Topic: Manning Wardle no. W1
Replies: 42
Views: 7188

Re: Manning Wardle no. W1

Mark
That does look very good.
Many thanks
Philip
by SteamAle
Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: MarkS
Topic: Manning Wardle no. W1
Replies: 42
Views: 7188

Re: Manning Wardle no. W1

David
My apologies. Head was in a different universe. Was thinking about the full size locomotive but as it is no longer with us it is not possible.
Thanks for the offer to try and do the impossible.
Philip
by SteamAle
Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Cumbrian Region Area Group (CRAG)
Topic: CRAG Meeting March 29 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 1261

Re: CRAG Meeting March 29 2018

Ian Mike did tell us all about the differences between the locomotives but not being a 'cub' reporter I did not have a notebook and pen to hand! One of them is actually a test build of new etches but I did not get the opportunity to quiz him further. I'm having enough problems with the CSP range try...
by SteamAle
Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: MarkS
Topic: Manning Wardle no. W1
Replies: 42
Views: 7188

Re: Manning Wardle no. W1

David,
A couple of photos of the cab interior would be nice to have if you get the chance on your visit.
Philip
by SteamAle
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: MarkS
Topic: Manning Wardle no. W1
Replies: 42
Views: 7188

Re: Manning Wardle no. W1

Mark
Not Medina but the only photograph I have showing cab detail. Kerr Stewart, 0-4-0 Mossbay at Foxfield Railway. Very basic as you can see but similar to what you need I think.
Philip
Mossbay at Foxfield Rly sml.jpg
Kerr Stewart cab detail
by SteamAle
Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: MarkS
Topic: Manning Wardle no. W1
Replies: 42
Views: 7188

Re: Manning Wardle no. W1

All I've been trying to follow this thread as and when time allows. I've looked through the collection of photographs that the late Richard Slade had collected but can't find anything to add to what others have said. If any of you have issues with any of the kits or castings then please get in touch...
by SteamAle
Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: C&L Flexitrack
Replies: 21
Views: 3692

Re: C&L Flexitrack

Although I have not built any P4 track yet I have built lots in EM using C&L components. I could never understand why, after I took so much care with the gauge, using lots of both roller and triangular gauges, I would end up being under gauge after ballasting in pointwork. It took somebody reaso...
by SteamAle
Sat Jan 07, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Hornby Peckett saddle tank
Replies: 30
Views: 6216

Re: Hornby Peckett saddle tank

Saw one of these in Model Railways Direct last week and they do look lovely.Looks like it will be relatively easy to re-gauge. For those who prefer new chassis, CSP Models do a kit for the Peckett and I'm sure could be persuaded to sell the chassis separately, when they can (CSP are now in new owne...
by SteamAle
Wed Aug 03, 2016 11:04 am
Forum: Cumbrian Region Area Group (CRAG)
Topic: CRAG Meeting 14 July 2016
Replies: 0
Views: 903

CRAG Meeting 14 July 2016

The plan was for six of us to meet up at Bob Hetherington's house in Skinburness on the Solway coast. As ever with the best laid plans something went wrong. In this case Ian's car broke down a few miles short of the venue, having travelled all the way from Yorkshire. A recovery vehicle turned up and...
by SteamAle
Mon May 16, 2016 10:59 am
Forum: Cumbrian Region Area Group (CRAG)
Topic: CRAG Meeting 12 May 2016
Replies: 1
Views: 990

CRAG Meeting 12 May 2016

Our May meeting was finally arranged and held at Chris King's house in Glasson, Cumbria. Three ladies and four gentlemen met up at the Highland Laddie for a pub lunch. Six of us had poached fresh fish, four cod and two sea bass. I can thoroughly recommend the latter and everybody else enjoyed their ...

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