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by mikemeg
Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Hessle Haven - a model of a railway
Replies: 74
Views: 23768

Re: Hessle Haven - a model of a railway

Passing through Hessle Haven, in something of a time warp, is this; an LNER Q5/2, still in LNER livery (rusty black) and perhaps two years after its withdrawal. The layout is set in mid 1950; this was withdrawn, I think, in 1948. This was the first test build of Arthur Kimber's North Eastern Kits an...
by mikemeg
Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 203
Views: 27815

Re: Some North Eastern Locomotive Builds

NORTH EASTERN KITS LNER Q5/2 Now let's start the 'succession' of test builds which I've done for Arthur Kimber, for his North Eastern Kits range. Interesting doing these test builds, not least because there are ususally no instructions and no guarantee that everything (or anything) will actually fi...
by mikemeg
Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Hessle Haven - a model of a railway
Replies: 74
Views: 23768

Re: Hessle Haven - a model of a railway

I think that any more loco posts should really go into the Steam Locomotive topic area, elsewhere in the forum. So I'll reproduce some of these postings in that topic area and leave this thread to cover the layout. Or, perhaps I'll post loco photos in both of them?

Cheers

Mike
by mikemeg
Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Hessle Haven - a model of a railway
Replies: 74
Views: 23768

Re: Hessle Haven - a model of a railway

Still o/t, but just have to say I've always thought the Desert Air Force camo suits a Spit best. High Speed Silver I'm not so sure about. And as a final (unless someone else posts!) o/t comment :- Yes agreed, for the camo on the Spitfire, but you should have seen the camo/livery of the two Russian ...
by mikemeg
Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: J15 & G5 Wheels
Replies: 17
Views: 4296

Re: J15 & G5 Wheels

This might seem a dumb question but I'm flummoxed over which wheels to use when converting the Hornby J15 and the London Road Models G5 to P4. What sizes do I need and what are the merits of different makes. I seem to remember a year or more ago that for one of these locos (can't remember which) th...
by mikemeg
Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Hessle Haven - a model of a railway
Replies: 74
Views: 23768

Re: Hessle Haven - a model of a railway

And seen overflying Hessle Haven, on a glorious summer's day, were these. Actually these are real and were photographed, along with dozens of others, on a glorious summer's day this year, at the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford, in Gloucestershire. Me and 160,000 other folk, over the t...
by mikemeg
Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Hessle Haven - a model of a railway
Replies: 74
Views: 23768

Re: Hessle Haven - a model of a railway

What I love about those G5s (amongst lots of other things) is the impression of sheer weight you’ve captured. They look like real hard working engines. Thank you for the comments. I'm not sure how that impression is captured though I do have a whole sequence of things which I do which might contrib...
by mikemeg
Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Hessle Haven - a model of a railway
Replies: 74
Views: 23768

Re: Hessle Haven - a model of a railway

Hello Mike, I would agree that that the A6 tank looks very pleasing on the eye. It must have been a major rebuilding program for the NER to re-configure the wheel arangement. I suppose in those days, a locomotive works took orders from the CME and just got on with it. My usual sphere is interest is...
by mikemeg
Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Hessle Haven - a model of a railway
Replies: 74
Views: 23768

Re: Hessle Haven - a model of a railway

Hello Mike, I am very impressed by your loco' and signal building! It almost seems a shame to paint the loco's. Colin Thanks Colin. I manage a reasonable rate of progress on their building but nowhere near the same rate on the painting. That's why I made the de-humidified cupboard. I've only just g...
by mikemeg
Tue Oct 23, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: J15 & G5 Wheels
Replies: 17
Views: 4296

Re: J15 & G5 Wheels

When deciding what diameter wheel to fit to any model it is worth noting that locomotive driving wheels could lose up to 2 1/2" off their diameter before they were retyred. So a wheel of nominally 5' 1" diameter could remain in service until it was less than 4' 11" diameter, at which...
by mikemeg
Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Hessle Haven - a model of a railway
Replies: 74
Views: 23768

Re: Hessle Haven - a model of a railway

The NER may not be an interest of mine but by they had some grand engines. Verily rather gorgeous sir :thumb Ian, You've probably seen all of these photo before, on another web site, but thank you for the kind words, all the same. Yes, the North Eastern had some lovely locomotives but then most of ...
by mikemeg
Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 203
Views: 27815

Re: Some North Eastern Locomotive Builds

I enjoyed following the build on RMW, and look forward to it being available. Am I right in thinking that the precise driving wheel isn't available, but Ultrascale have an option 1 spoke out? Its just a shame about the prototypes cab side windows - as otherwise it's a very graceful machine! You are...
by mikemeg
Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: J15 & G5 Wheels
Replies: 17
Views: 4296

Re: J15 & G5 Wheels

When deciding what diameter wheel to fit to any model it is worth noting that locomotive driving wheels could lose up to 2 1/2" off their diameter before they were retyred. So a wheel of nominally 5' 1" diameter could remain in service until it was less than 4' 11" diameter, at which ...
by mikemeg
Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Hessle Haven - a model of a railway
Replies: 74
Views: 23768

Re: Hessle Haven - a model of a railway

And here are a couple more that would have appeared regularly at York. Both of these are Arthur's North Eastern Kits. The model with Worsdell frames - the lower photo - is the test build of this kit; the one with Raven frames was built from the production kit. Both photos taken when the models were ...
by mikemeg
Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Hessle Haven - a model of a railway
Replies: 74
Views: 23768

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! Thanks Doug. Here's one that would certainly have been seen at York, for it once had the entire...
by mikemeg
Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 203
Views: 27815

Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds

LONDON ROAD MODELS LNER B16/1 I'll start this thread by describing some history as to how the test building came about. Basically I volunteered to do a test build for the proprieter of North Eastern Kits, Arthur Kimber, when he introduced his LNER Q5/2 kit. He agreed to my doing a test build - this...
by mikemeg
Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Semaphore Signals
Topic: Signals for Hessle Haven
Replies: 23
Views: 4768

Re: Signals for Hessle Haven

I confess that whenever someone sends me a photo of one of these ex North Eastern McKenzie & Holland signal gantries or bridges, I am tempted to make a 4 mm drawing of it, lest I should ever decide to build it. My old mate Mick Nicholson - a retired signalman - seems to have an almost inexhausti...
by mikemeg
Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Hessle Haven - a model of a railway
Replies: 74
Views: 23768

Re: Hessle Haven - a model of a railway

Good to see you back Mike Thanks Jim. Good to be back. Since I left I've concentrated on loco building and have built or converted some thirty locos almost all of which were originally built by the old North Eastern Railway. Many of these were the test builds for Arthur Kimber's range of North East...
by mikemeg
Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Hessle Haven - a model of a railway
Replies: 74
Views: 23768

Re: Hessle Haven - a model of a railway

I've only just tuned in to Hessle Haven, though some time ago I cut out of Snooze a pic of Mikemeg's bridge as an inspirational pic. Where are you Mikemeg, I'd like to see how you are getting on with Hessle Haven. Stuart Astonishingly, this thread is still here and, apart from the last few postings...
by mikemeg
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Semaphore Signals
Topic: Signals for Hessle Haven
Replies: 23
Views: 4768

Signals for Hessle Haven

Some years ago - perhaps nine or ten - I posted some details of a layout which I was building - Hessle Haven - based on a real place and as it appeared in mid 1950. Between then and now I left the Society for a number of years; not due to any disagreement or issue but simply due to not having done a...

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