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by DougN
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 215
Views: 44336

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

That is seriously impressive, the ingenuity is fantastic. You could practically sell them! any one to purchase 2 and then all you have to do is build the layout in between or change around to have different layouts with such a great fiddle yard system!
by DougN
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Chester Breakdown Train
Replies: 1
Views: 141

Re: Chester Breakdown Train

That is a beautiful model of the crane and support coaches. Mostyn is one of those layouts that I hear about but havn't seen much in the way of photographs. One day I may be able to see it in the flesh. I hope it is still around when i finally make it back to the UK!
by DougN
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 173
Views: 21255

Re: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds

Mike, I am glad that it takes you as long as I do (plus more but my excuse is I work full time) to build a kit. It shows that we all have too many kits on the go at any one time. Some start and finish very quickly others... it has been years!
by DougN
Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 173
Views: 21255

Re: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds

Another Regular here. I am enjoying all you threads! The NER area I. The LNER period is my interest so I do read for future reference. I have a Dave Bradwell J39 which is nearing completion and a Finney V2 which I am doing things on so you modelling and mine align. Looking above is encouraging me to...
by DougN
Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Blk5 45232
Replies: 37
Views: 3215

Re: Brassmasters Blk5 45232

Looking great Dave. I have a Finney V2 which I am enjoying assembling. It has the Coupling rods on similar to your experience it rolled smoothly the first time :D . For the first time I opening the rods out to 1.6mm first then reaming them for running clearance.This was spot on the first time. One t...
by DougN
Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Duchess test build
Replies: 18
Views: 1353

Re: Brassmasters Duchess test build

Have to agree with you Jim, I find it easier to quarter by eye and feel as if the chassis and the rods are correct the loco rolls nicely. I have recently done a J39 which had a few challanges as the Gibson wheels on the driven axle are slightly loose on the axle. I have to look at a way to pin the w...
by DougN
Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: GWR 44xx Kits
Replies: 20
Views: 1381

Re: GWR 44xx Kits

The Mitchell kits were available from David geen for a long time. I heard that his health resulted in the business running down/closing. There was a note that the Mitchell range had gone back to Pete waterman on RMweb, So I guess there is a possibly of it re appearing. Does any one have contact with...
by DougN
Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Track Planning & Layout Ideas - New Builds Started
Replies: 205
Views: 47106

Re: Track Planning & Layout Ideas - New Builds Started

Knuckles, don't beat yourself up about having 2 layouts in 2 different gauges. I have an unashamedly OO RTR layout where almost every thing is RTR where I can buy and plonk a new Hornby Bachmann what ever and leave running for hours on end... it is a figure 8 in a space of 14' x 4'3" tight curv...
by DougN
Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Duchess test build
Replies: 18
Views: 1353

Re: Brassmasters Duchess test build

Jim, your making me want to get back into the Finney V2 I have been building for years.... The chassis has had the main bits put together.... the tender is painted black... and the foot plate and boiler fabricated.... But my list of things to finish keep pushing it back a little... completion of a D...
by DougN
Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Hattons RTR period stock
Replies: 4
Views: 607

Re: Hattons RTR period stock

Have to agree with Andrew here. I have been looking, though not that hard, at the idea and I believe that Hattons are onto a winner. The generic nature of the 4 and 6 wheel won't match exactly any company but is a good representation of coaches that were mostly scraped over 100 years ago! The livery...
by DougN
Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Road and platform surfaces
Replies: 17
Views: 1795

Re: Road and platform surfaces

David Clift is right. The blocks were used on Tram routes and are still being removed depending on the track renewal program. I can't think off the top of my head if there is any where that still has them under the road surface. They were about 12inches long about 3 inches wide and about 3inches dee...
by DougN
Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1049
Views: 137252

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

I have never tried to rivet plasticard, being keen on brass personally (I was actually looking at my finney V2 that I need to finish) I have only one point and anvil. Not sure if these come with more normally. Personally I think the extra will in the dim distant future seem like spare change once yo...
by DougN
Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1049
Views: 137252

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

Tim I think you have answered your own question in the last post. The universal which I think is the one you have in the photos has the clamp with both the cross slides/screws which is what you use to rivet the brass. There is graduations on the wheels so you can calculate the pitch on the rivets an...
by DougN
Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: LRM - LNER D17
Replies: 44
Views: 9802

Re: LRM - LNER D17

Looks great Tim, I need to spend more time with photos such as above. :thumb

thanks
by DougN
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: LRM - LNER D17
Replies: 44
Views: 9802

Re: LRM - LNER D17

Just to prove that I have been doing something in all this time I have not been posting! The D17 after 5 years (just as well I look at my own threads!) The D17 has actually moved forward. DSC_0115.JPG Not happy with the way the transfers worked out on this side and they seem to have lifted a little ...
by DougN
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis
Replies: 226
Views: 45689

Re: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis

That is some serious metal forming Jeremy!I have only managed single arch roofs so far! :thumb
by DougN
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Semaphore Signals
Topic: Signals for Hessle Haven
Replies: 23
Views: 4076

Re: Signals for Hessle Haven

I hope no one passes that to Michael Godfrey here in Melbourne I know he has a "thing"for complicated trackwork! :thumb
by DougN
Mon May 27, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: RAILEX 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 6665

Re: RAILEX 2019

So what were the highlights? I will no doubt spend a bit of time in the next few weeks checking it out on Youtube. I have found it is a good way to see some of these exhibitions with out needing to be there... and the models on my big TV really show how things have been done.
by DougN
Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: My plank so far...
Replies: 3
Views: 1117

Re: My plank so far...

Looks great to me. :thumb I too have started again on building a p4 layout which will be about the same length with fiddle yards, though I have been thinking of making train turntables about a meter long. These will pivot on lazy Susan ball raced parts from Bunnings. I had to go digging for them but...
by DougN
Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Papier mache coaches?
Replies: 3
Views: 919

Re: Papier mache coaches?

During that time paper mâché was used for prefabricated buildings and there is still some surviving in Abbotsford here in Melbourne. http://www.emelbourne.net.au/biogs/EM01181b.htm For more information. For real chapter and verse description of this period with various material usage I can point you...
by DougN
Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: High Level 03 Chassis Build
Replies: 33
Views: 6200

Re: High Level 03 Chassis Build

Blue and Yellow that looks fantastic. :thumb

The photos appear that this has been made in a factory!
by DougN
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 173
Views: 21255

Re: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds

Mike, as you can say with the bogie David Bradwell really thought the design out to achieve a great result. It makes modelling very enjoyable. :thumb
by DougN
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: The Burford Branch
Replies: 268
Views: 66248

Re: The Burford Branch

The water tower is interesting, as you say, regarding the lack of bracing to the legs. The number of hold down bolts appears to be the give away as there is a large number and a large diameter, so I guess the engineer thought there was enough bracing from the footings to be stable. I would find it i...
by DougN
Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 173
Views: 21255

Re: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds

Mike your inspiring me to improve my B1 which I built a Bradwell chassis for 10+ years ago... it has surfaced from the box it was hiding in and it makes me look at it and think I can do some improvements. :thumb
by DougN
Thu Dec 27, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Mk2 Lever frame musings
Replies: 54
Views: 8967

Re: Mk2 Lever frame musings

David, have to congratulate you on the lever frame it looks great and I hope works very well. Howard the ability to go and create new instructions and up load is fantastic. This shows the ongoing ability of the society to continuously improve things. :thumb I have put my suggestions for the Mark 1 o...

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