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by Le Corbusier
Wed May 27, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 4
Replies: 58
Views: 8420

Re: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 4

cracking stuff Allan .... and I think the illustration is rather wonderful too .... :thumb
by Le Corbusier
Mon May 25, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 4
Replies: 58
Views: 8420

Re: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 4

Hi Tim, :) No.21 is finished and already running and at straight from the works condition. They were always filthy as they were never cleaned, which is a pity as it looks rater nice for an ugly duckling when in fresh paint. I will post it up here as part of the batch , but along with the other J94'...
by Le Corbusier
Mon May 25, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Glenmutchkin - Water Tanks
Replies: 184
Views: 61654

Re: Glenmutchkin - Water Tanks

Mark Tatlow wrote:
And this is what it looks like in operation…………



by Le Corbusier
Mon May 25, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 4
Replies: 58
Views: 8420

Re: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 4

Allan Goodwillie wrote:Part 2 of this evenings submission. :)

.... the Giesel Ejector is a better fit on this side.


Strange Chimney :D
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by Le Corbusier
Sun May 24, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1221
Views: 248306

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

Thanks Noel .... food for thought, and interesting to boot :thumb
by Le Corbusier
Sat May 23, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1221
Views: 248306

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

so presumably we should be modelling our period stations etc etc witha fair few minors at work? Would they have worked on such things as track gangs etc? Interesting ;)
by Le Corbusier
Sat May 23, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1221
Views: 248306

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

The thing which struck me most was the numbers of children ... I recall that my grandfather Born 1903 started work just befor his 13th birthday at Firth Browns in Sheffield. Were there many children at work on the railways?
by Le Corbusier
Sat May 23, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1221
Views: 248306

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

This may be familiar to people but I just stumbled across it .... reworking of old film footage from 1901 giving colour and adapting the speeds to make it more realistic. Interesting for the atmosphere and dress of the period .... Wierd robotic voice over excepted :shock:

by Le Corbusier
Sat May 23, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Right Track DVD series
Replies: 18
Views: 3904

Re: Right Track DVD series

I remember this Roy as I had some e-mail correspondence with Pete at the time. I think if what you are talking about is making a decent return on the DVDs then you are unlikely to be successful ....even if you managed to get the marketing spot on (I assume that the hard copies would need to be bough...
by Le Corbusier
Sat May 23, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Right Track DVD series
Replies: 18
Views: 3904

Re: Right Track DVD series

Does anyone know why these are no longer available and what the copywrite situation might be. I find it odd given modern tech that no one is making them available within the hobby. I would have thought it would be easy to supply copies as a 'cottage industry' and pass on any royalties due.
by Le Corbusier
Mon May 18, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Gibson LMS Compound
Replies: 66
Views: 12948

Re: Gibson LMS Compound

Wonderful Julian :thumb just a pity it isn't Crimson Lake ;)
by Le Corbusier
Mon May 18, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1221
Views: 248306

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

Thanks Kieth .... I think I have a copy of Midland Record 2 (fingers crossed) I will have a look tomorrow. :thumb
by Le Corbusier
Mon May 18, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1221
Views: 248306

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

Hi Tim, :) Very interesting indeed. I was wondering when the Midland introduced their control system, which the NBR followed, being partners in crime as it were. The reason I am asking is that the idea of "Control" was applied to such as ballast trains quite early and certainly up in Scot...
by Le Corbusier
Mon May 18, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1221
Views: 248306

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

Picking up on some recent discussion on Allan's 'West of Scotland Group "Starters" build a loco thread' https://www.scalefour.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=75357#p75357 , I have had some correspondence with David Hunt relating to the 1F open Cab. As it might be of interest (and also for me to ...
by Le Corbusier
Sun May 17, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Brass preparation for painting
Replies: 29
Views: 6991

Re: Brass preparation for painting

presumably if the edges have been either grit blasted or fibre brushed they too will have the microscopic roughness for adhesion. We always spec. etch priming when using galvanised steel.
by Le Corbusier
Sat May 16, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Gibson LMS Compound
Replies: 66
Views: 12948

Re: Gibson LMS Compound

Is it my eyes ... or has some of the primer gunged up some of your beautiful scratch built detailing :?
by Le Corbusier
Fri May 15, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Sparkshot MR wagon
Replies: 6
Views: 1488

Re: Sparkshot MR wagon

My head hurts! MR had a gazzillion different brake arrangements ! Mr Essery’s fine work has photos of D305 with - brakes on one side - brakes on both sides handles on one - brakes on both sides with handles on both sides, but facing the same way! Lively book all the same..... C4275B29-60B0-4872-A7D...
by Le Corbusier
Thu May 14, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 4
Replies: 58
Views: 8420

Re: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 4

Neil, I came to the same conclusion ... but beyond a workmans train I couldn't think of another reason a half cab might venture up the line apart from maybe travelling to shunt at Millersdale. That is where my curiosity about its presence at Bakewell was piqued as many felt that a ballast train was ...
by Le Corbusier
Thu May 14, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis
Replies: 247
Views: 75753

Re: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis

Jeremy Suter wrote: Not sure weather to use embossed Plasticard or das and scribe the stonework myself.

If you choose the DAS route could you post a few progress photos with explanation? :thumb
by Le Corbusier
Thu May 14, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 3
Replies: 157
Views: 49038

Re: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 3

Allan, You have a reference to blasting powder in your notes, yet the only blasting powder I can find is for making gunpowder. This might be a good result for some of my lesser attempts, but I am sure this is not what you meant. Would you point to a source for this, please. Does the blasting powder...
by Le Corbusier
Thu May 14, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: Paul Willis
Topic: Airfix 48xx with High Level Kits chassis
Replies: 160
Views: 16274

Re: Beer and Buckjumpers

I am slightly confused Paul ... aren't the springs removable - so that you can drop the wheels out? Or do you fit the wheels permenantly so to speak requireing them to be removed from the axles if they need dropping out at a later date? Tim, Unless I am very much mistaken, the wheelsets would come ...
by Le Corbusier
Thu May 14, 2020 6:43 am
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Brass preparation for painting
Replies: 29
Views: 6991

Re: Brass preparation for painting

f course there is always this approach ..... viewtopic.php?p=71271#p71271
by Le Corbusier
Thu May 14, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 4
Replies: 58
Views: 8420

Re: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 4

If the loco ran there, and back, light engine and only shunted sporadically, its water supply would probably have lasted a good few hours especially as the crew would have been only too well aware of the need to conserve every precious drop. It is also possible that it worked to and/or from the sit...
by Le Corbusier
Wed May 13, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 4
Replies: 58
Views: 8420

Re: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 4

Agreed its not a perfect comparison Noel, but that's why I suggested Llan or KWVR: the pull is sharp, the loadings are not light (and a few Mark 1s put more on the drawbar than a few 4 wheelers), plus both lines don't tend to potter around... I have been a heritage Fireman for over 20 years, and ha...
by Le Corbusier
Tue May 12, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 4
Replies: 58
Views: 8420

Re: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 4

Thanks for taking the time to do this .... much appreciated :thumb I shall have to spend a little time digesting. ;)

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