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by Noel
Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Mark Tatlow
Topic: A Highland Miscellany
Replies: 267
Views: 61603

Re: A Highland Miscellany

These may help. I was interested to see the date of introduction given as 1938 or later, which I didn't know. http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/84244-lner-signals-controlling-movement-from-sidings-to-running-lines/ https://www.signalbox.org/signals/lne.htm https://www.wizardmodels.lt...
by Noel
Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Mark Tatlow
Topic: A Highland Miscellany
Replies: 267
Views: 61603

Re: A Highland Miscellany

Mark, I know nothing about GCR ground signal practice [I presume L/Q], but the LNER used U/Q ground signals [one area of difference from the LMSR which used L/Q]. Also, again so far as I know, the larger light aperture was always, in all signals, for the green glass, as various factors could affect ...
by Noel
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Unusual Trackwork
Replies: 17
Views: 1560

Re: Unusual Trackwork

The foreground rail joint where the line starts to curve away is fishplated as well.
by Noel
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Alpha Mill
Replies: 48
Views: 4792

Re: Alpha Mill

I'm not sure why "Jerusalem" is associated with cotton mills, as other industries used mills of one sort or another. Parts of London, incidentally, were quite heavily industrialised in the early 19th century and remained so well into the C20th. However, since the reference is to "thos...
by Noel
Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 855
Views: 62108

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

5. You means downwards? I thought that the full-sized headstock was 12" deep, the solebars were 10" x 5" and the bottom of the solebar aligned with the bottom of the headstock, leaving the stop of the floor about level with the top of the headstocks. But I don't have the GA, so don't...
by Noel
Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 855
Views: 62108

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

Noel wrote: Countersinking into wooden planks is quite possible, and after the bolt is tight the hole can then be filled, so nothing shows, but, so far as I know, it is not possible to countersink where there is ironwork on the inside. It was this note I was referring to - I assume that because we ...
by Noel
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 855
Views: 62108

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

I got comment about the spring wrong - the 8T spring had more leaves than the 10T or 12/13T because the individual leaves of the 8T are thinner than those of springs with higher ratings. Countersinking into wooden planks is quite possible, and after the bolt is tight the hole can then be filled, so ...
by Noel
Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 855
Views: 62108

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

You don't state what you use for scribing; I use a scraperboard nib in a wooden handle meant for calligraphy pen nibs, plus a steel rule. You still have to be careful that the lines are parallel and spaced correctly, but at least they are straight :). Yours don't actually look that bad to me anyway....
by Noel
Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: The Ulpha Light Railway
Replies: 144
Views: 8854

Re: The Ulpha Light Railway

* The Talyllyn loco was built by Fletcher Jennings at Whitehaven - quite local for Ulpha According to L T C Rolt she was built and delivered as an 0-4-0T, but the BoT Inspector took exception to her riding. He also states that she had no cab or weatherboard when delivered, so presumably the cab was...
by Noel
Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 855
Views: 62108

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

I have been discussing the same subject on RMWeb and the following comparison arose:- Apart from the figures for the Gladstone, none of the loads shown give the weight of the train, which makes comparisons rather difficult. Coaches of the era could be bogie, 6-wheel or 4-wheel, so tares and loads c...
by Noel
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 855
Views: 62108

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

Dimensionally the 1P 0-4-4T and the 1F 0-6-0T are very similar, so are likely to have similar rates of water usage on average. Comparisons with Tornado are probably misleading as it is a much more powerful loco, requiring a much bigger boiler to supply the much bigger cylinders, and therefore would ...
by Noel
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: New Products
Topic: Rumney Models - RCH 1927 Tank Wagon Underframes, BR Plate Freight Bogies, Wagon Castings
Replies: 82
Views: 16393

Re: Rumney Models - RCH 1927 Tank Wagon Underframes, BR Plate Freight Bogies, Wagon Castings

chrisf wrote:Has anyone else found that you can only sand down the cast frames so far before no more metal is removed and the file switches to polishing?


On the assumption that this is because the file's teeth are clogged, the answer is a file card brush - cheap, effective and long lasting.
by Noel
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 855
Views: 62108

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

... being pulled by a small shunting tank is it that odd? The load shown is probably well within the loco's capacity. It is something of an enthusiast view to look at steam engines by categories in that way. So far as the railway was concerned it was just another engine of a given power class, and ...
by Noel
Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 855
Views: 62108

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

As for the train - the Midland was like an oli slick, seeping into all sorts of unlikely nooks and crannies, especially in the London area where it had coal depots and goods depots all over the place. In particular, at Bow, East Smithfield, Limehouse (coal only) and Poplar, all presumably :?: reach...
by Noel
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 855
Views: 62108

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

Le Corbusier wrote:I wondered what this pile of lumber might be at Monsal Dale which I initially assumed were sleepers but they look too thin?


Repairs to the platform end and ramp?
by Noel
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 855
Views: 62108

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

Again from the 1930s Bill states: The 6.48am from Buxton to Millars Dale ... conveyed loaded coal and merchandise wagons together with empty limestone wagons. A similar train ran from Buxton at 1.36pm and the engine shunted the yard and quarry sidings before returning to Buxton with the 6.18pm frei...
by Noel
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 855
Views: 62108

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

The Appendix to the WTT is probably a separate document. The two BR(WR) 1960 Sectional Appendices for south Wales that I have are entitled "Sectional Appendix to the Working Timetable and books of Rules and Regulations", not exactly brief, but they do what it says. They cover a number of ...
by Noel
Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 855
Views: 62108

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

Given this amount of activity, wouldn't it be odd for there not to be a water source somewhere and would it not be likely that there would be a tank engine to do the shunting and marshalling? I very much doubt it; If there was one it would probably spend a lot of time unemployed. Marshalling is pro...
by Noel
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 855
Views: 62108

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

Mind you, even a trip to Monsal Dale and back would be a long trip for something with such a small coal capacity, especially if it had to hang around in steam for a long while The problem with hanging around for a while (but doing work) is not coal, but water. Both breakdown and engineers' trains a...
by Noel
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 855
Views: 62108

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

The men working in front of the platform look as though they are just packing the ballast in situ, so may be nothing to do with the train. Also, although it is unusual, wagons were sometimes shunted with doors dropped; they might still be within the loading gauge, or being moved where there were no ...
by Noel
Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: GWR inside frame colour
Replies: 12
Views: 547

Re: GWR inside frame colour

steve howe wrote:On examination the Venetian Red was a sort of muddy pinky brown, heaven knows what the Southern used that for.

Headstocks (and sometimes buffer guides), veranda ends and inner body ends of goods brake vans. Whether Railmatch got the shade right I couldn't say.
by Noel
Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 855
Views: 62108

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

I have also began the process of experimenting with weathering the track. The dark line down the middle of the track was usually seen where locos were standing for significant periods, such as sidings, platforms and, sometimes, signals. It was much less common on plain line (ballast which was grubb...
by Noel
Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: GWR inside frame colour
Replies: 12
Views: 547

Re: GWR inside frame colour

Venetian Red, which is the same as Red Oxide. Not according to BS381. One other query for GW buffs; when did the safety valve cover get painted? my loco is early '30s so relatively new and I thought they were outshopped with painted covers, but all colour pictures (admittedly of other models or pre...
by Noel
Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: iak
Topic: Padgate Works - Wagon Erecting Shop
Replies: 47
Views: 12507

Re: Padgate Works - Wagon Erecting Shop

I like the BR vacuum retro-fit LNER van with collared buffers, something which was not uncommon in reality, but which you don't see too often as a model. I assume that the MR vans have plastic roofs, as they seem to have sagged a bit in the middle. Having had this problem myself in the past with som...
by Noel
Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Another simple soldering question...
Replies: 8
Views: 723

Re: Another simple soldering question...

At the risk of being accused of using rude words, have you thought about glue?

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