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by DougN
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Semaphore Signals
Topic: Signals for Hessle Haven
Replies: 23
Views: 2892

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: 4875

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: 871

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: 671

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: 32
Views: 5199

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: 152
Views: 15481

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: 247
Views: 56706

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: 152
Views: 15481

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: 7320

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...
by DougN
Mon Dec 24, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Lever Frames
Replies: 86
Views: 67593

Re: Lever Frames

Well as it has been a challange of mine to get something done on a regular basis 2 months worth of "doing things" in June I finally finished the 10 Lever frame I started years ago. Then looking at my P4 layout which I have been planning and doing things on and off for years I realized this...
by DougN
Mon Dec 24, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 152
Views: 15481

Re: Some North Eastern Locomotive Builds

My suggestion .... the jeweler's wire Bristle brushes. Would you have a photo of what you use? Internet search brought up a whole range of different options :? Sorry about this, Christmas you could say has gone nuts with work and home. Any how I have finally managed to get Camera, the wire wheels a...
by DougN
Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 152
Views: 15481

Re: Some North Eastern Locomotive Builds

My suggestion rather than using the fibreglass brush (and removing the fibres from then ends of ones fingers) can I suggest the jewelers wire Bristle brushes. Other than having the steel wires breaking off and embeding themselves in your skin! this is what I use my Dremel for most of the time. Unles...
by DougN
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: RAILEX 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 4875

Re: RAILEX 2019

Just stop that... I am being surrounded by people moving to O gauge... :evil:

No move temptations please! ;)
by DougN
Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: NER Electric Autocar
Replies: 1
Views: 408

Re: NER Electric Autocar

Not out of my period or location :twisted: I too received their lovely email and then another copy from a mate here in Melbourne! Yes I will be putting my hand up for one (trying not to be 2)... will it make it from OO to P4... dont know but as I a 3 year old version of me is saying "Me want&qu...
by DougN
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Lever Frames
Replies: 86
Views: 67593

Re: Lever Frames

I have a suggestion for the mark 1 leaver Frame. I found the first 10 leavers a real pain to file down to leave an adequate spigot for the turned handle. As I am now extending this to to 20 or 25 leavers. I have done the following:- 1 using a 1.4mm Drill bit opened out the hole in the Turned handle....
by DougN
Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Alan Gibson workshop
Replies: 3
Views: 1175

Re: Alan Gibson workshop

Just checked through my emails and found a response from Colin.

They all seem to be back now!
by DougN
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Alan Gibson workshop
Replies: 3
Views: 1175

Re: Alan Gibson workshop

Thanks Steve, as my land line is out the access to the internet is also on a irregular basis, its killing the kids but I seem to be getting a lot of other stuff done! In fact challange for this weekend is to see how far I get on the signal leavers kis I have received from the stores. I am extending ...
by DougN
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Alan Gibson workshop
Replies: 3
Views: 1175

Alan Gibson workshop

Can I ask for a little assistance with Alan Gibson. I have sent a email to Sales@ and also to colin@ email addresses and I have had no response in a week or so. Can any one advise if Colin is away at the moment. I would ring from Australia however my home phone is out of action due to line issues an...
by DougN
Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Hessle Haven - a model of a railway
Replies: 74
Views: 20471

Re: Hessle Haven - a model of a railway

Thanks Mike, I have a mostly built up G5 to complete and a D17 which is in a similar state of incompletness. I need to resolve the operation of the bogies and the best way to mount and have them operate. I havn't had much time this month but I do have a long weekend comming up, the one after next! I...
by DougN
Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: Mark Tatlow
Topic: A Highland Miscellany
Replies: 274
Views: 74657

Re: A Highland Miscellany

Very nice there Mark! :thumb
by DougN
Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Hessle Haven - a model of a railway
Replies: 74
Views: 20471

Re: Hessle Haven - a model of a railway

Mike, it is good to have you back in the "fold" so to speak... I have been following your RMweb thread on and off, as my interest is the LNER but based around York so a lot of NER rollingstock!
by DougN
Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour North 2018 Retrospective
Replies: 2
Views: 1010

Re: Scalefour North 2018 Retrospective

John, just like to say thank you from me and all those people who couldn't make it to see such fine layouts. It is one way I can see what is going on.
by DougN
Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Mark Tatlow
Topic: A Highland Miscellany
Replies: 274
Views: 74657

Re: A Highland Miscellany

Mark, as Australia rode on the back of a sheep for a large part of its economic history the State railways had similar wagons. The Victorian in both senses of the word had the "L" wagons for sheep. Later they developed the LL wagons... which it has been joked the lambs and lots of lambs wa...
by DougN
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 16855

Re: Scaleforum 2018

Did you collect your Lego trading cards?
by DougN
Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: A shunting plank - Now Harton Collery inspired
Replies: 14
Views: 2648

Re: A shunting plank - Now Harton Collery inspired

Kelly, I have checked and my wagons seem to be heading in my general direction. If you ordered them they will probably turn up before mine do! I do hope that they are travelling air mail I would like them before my annual leave in 3 weeks :thumb...

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