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by mikemeg
Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 203
Views: 27859

Re: Some North Eastern Locomotive Builds

NORTH EASTERN KITS LNER J77 - Fletcher Cab And now we start to tone down the colours and add a bit of muck, grime and rust. It's quite a long process, this weathering, as we 'breathe life' into the model, but I don't want to overdo it as the loco is intended to look 'six to nine months out of works...
by mikemeg
Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 203
Views: 27859

Re: Some North Eastern Locomotive Builds

NORTH EASTERN KITS LNER J77 - Fletcher Cab So, after the brief 'armchair diversion' with Great Northern Atlantics, it's back to the far more tangible locos of the North Eastern. Fresh out of the paint shop is this; an LNER J77. Why the works painters decided to outshop this in weathered black, rath...
by mikemeg
Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 203
Views: 27859

Re: Some North Eastern Locomotive Builds

Wow! Many of the potential issues and pitfalls with the kit build approach and the Bachmann r-t-r conversion approach already identified and described. Many thanks to those who have contributed on this. I won't be building/converting this C1 until the year after next but the postings above give me a...
by mikemeg
Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 203
Views: 27859

Re: Some North Eastern Locomotive Builds

Hello Mike, Your average workbench time of 25-30 hours per week explains a lot. With such continuity of process and no distractions, it makes for greater efficiency. The spreadsheet approach sounds very organised. Like you, I have always taken process shots. After a year or two, I find it is useful...
by mikemeg
Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 203
Views: 27859

Re: Some North Eastern Locomotive Builds

I'm going to have to amend the title of this thread, or create another thread, because I'm now looking, acquisitively, at photographs of locomotives from other LNER constituents which might, just might, have worked into Hull in the first years of British Railways. I'm fairly sure that I read an old ...
by mikemeg
Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 203
Views: 27859

Re: Some North Eastern Locomotive Builds

Mike Great - thanks for that - some useful tips. I reckon that I must take rather longer than you, which is probably why my output is closer to one loco per year. Then there is the time taken to get the bits of fibreglass brush out of one's fingers! Ian You're very welcome. I too have the problem w...
by mikemeg
Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 203
Views: 27859

Re: Some North Eastern Locomotive Builds

Mike, Can I add to those saying "yes please" to your suggestion of a blow by blow account of loco building. It is always interesting to learn from others, particularly when your models are so clean, and your output is impressive in terms of numbers. Have you an estimate of how many hours ...
by mikemeg
Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:39 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

This thread is based around a real place - Hessle Haven - just outside Hull and on the main line from Hull to Doncaster, Selby and all points beyond. But Hessle, which is now a suburb of Hull but was once a separate village, is also on that same line. Once this line was a four track affair with pair...
by mikemeg
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 203
Views: 27859

Re: Some North Eastern Locomotive Builds

LONDON ROAD MODELS LNER B16/1 Ok and many thanks to those contributors who replied. I will be re-starting the second B16/1 build in the New Year so I'll post a 'blow by blow'. Some building was started just to check the accuracy and fit of some of the new etches added by LRM to the kit. So this one...
by mikemeg
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 203
Views: 27859

Re: Some North Eastern Locomotive Builds

I started this thread with a photo and brief description of the build of a B16/1, so here's a couple of photos of that class. The first is of North Eastern Class S3, later LNER B16/1 No 926, probably new. Many of the Class S3's - B16/1's - were actually built in 1923 and 24 by the LNER though to the...
by mikemeg
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 203
Views: 27859

Re: Some North Eastern Locomotive Builds

Nothing to say really .... apart from how much I am enjoying this thread. ;) It is kind of you to say so. I'll do my best to keep it enjoyable with a mixture of the builds, some photos, a few discussions and the odd anecdote. This website has far fewer members than 'the other place' so I've no idea...
by mikemeg
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 203
Views: 27859

Re: Some North Eastern Locomotive Builds

This thread is now quite liberally 'sprinkled' with black and white photos of some of the North Eastern Railway's locomotives; some taken pre grouping, some taken during LNER days and many taken during the early years of British Railways. So here's another one taken in 1952 and showing one of the N8...
by mikemeg
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 203
Views: 27859

Re: Some North Eastern Locomotive Builds

Tim,

Thanks. I'm lucky that my eyesight and steadiness of hand remain good, despite advancing years. So while that remains, I'll build the locos. When those things deteriorate, then I'll do things less demanding and, perhaps, just run the trains!

Regards

Mike
by mikemeg
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 203
Views: 27859

Re: Some North Eastern Locomotive Builds

In an earlier post GC class 8H, LNER class S1 was mentioned I have to confess that I was planning to build one of these and purchased a pile of drawings since they were a development of the GCR 8A/LNER Q4. Then I looked at the drawings more carefully, shuddered and put them on the bottom of the pil...
by mikemeg
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 203
Views: 27859

Re: Some North Eastern Locomotive Builds

Hello Mike, What a very impressive line of locomotive power you have there. That must represent hundreds of hours of work! Colin Colin, In all honesty I have far more locomotives than I need; the photo shows but a proportion of the loco fleet. The test builds obviously provide many of them, especia...
by mikemeg
Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 203
Views: 27859

Re: Some North Eastern Locomotive Builds

So let's post a photo of a real J72; this one taken at Normanton. As always, the photo is courtesy Mick Nicholson.

Cheers

Mike
by mikemeg
Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 203
Views: 27859

Re: Some North Eastern Locomotive Builds

NORTH EASTERN KITS LNER J73 Seen at Hessle Haven, passing a J39 and some of the other 68xxx and 69xxx locos on the railway, is this; an LNER J73 - 68361 of Hull Alexandra Dock. This was one of Arthur's earliest kits and, assuming that most of those sold have been built, then there are considerably ...
by mikemeg
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 203
Views: 27859

Re: Some North Eastern Locomotive Builds

NORTH EASTERN KITS LNER J72 Another test build, this one of the short bunker version of the North Eastern Class E1/LNER J72. This kit represents only the first twenty Class E1's/J72's built. Later locomotives - the remaining locomotives of the class - had longer bunkers and a different profile for ...
by mikemeg
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 203
Views: 27859

Re: Some North Eastern Locomotive Builds

Someone asked what I spray my locomotives with and how many coats do I apply. The answer is I don't; I brush paint them when I use weathered black. Only with the aerosol Halfords Satin Black do I spray them. When painting with the weathered black, I do thin it to a very watery consistency, using HMG...
by mikemeg
Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 203
Views: 27859

Re: Some North Eastern Locomotive Builds

NORTH EASTERN KITS LNER J71 Hull Dairycoates shed (53A), ever eager to create a reputation for immaculately turned out locomotives, have bulled up one of their J71 shunting tanks especially for a posed photograph. So, in mid 1950, this is what passes for 'bulling up' a locomotive - the number and t...
by mikemeg
Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Crab Comet conversion
Replies: 291
Views: 49877

Re: Crab Comet conversion

Continued post household chores. The same is true of British examples of the form, 4-4-0 Tender locos and 0-4-4 tanks spring to mind. It is just about possible to model these with no weight carried on the bogie but the result isn't pretty. As I am sure you know ... my question was prompted by not j...
by mikemeg
Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Bogie and pony wheel swing calculator
Replies: 5
Views: 1747

Re: Bogie and pony wheel swing calculator

Mike I was relieved (and grateful!) to see no less an authority than Keith give exactly the answer that I was going to do. What I can't, after further thought, get my head round is this. My first 0-4-4 wouldn't get round a 4ft curve when the bogie pivot was as designed centrally above the bogie. Th...
by mikemeg
Thu Nov 22, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Bogie and pony wheel swing calculator
Replies: 5
Views: 1747

Re: Bogie and pony wheel swing calculator

Just looking at the diagram, accompanying the Excel spreadsheet, isn't there a variable missing to cater for a bogie rather than a pony truck - 2 axles rather than one? The mathematical model, shown, will work for a pony truck and the trailing wheels of a four wheel bogie. The coupled wheelbase chor...
by mikemeg
Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:40 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

Getting back to the layout and the railway, this is another photo of this place - Hessle Haven - showing, perhaps a little more clearly, the entry roads to Hull's New Inward Marshalling Yard, which was opened around 1936. The gasworks coal siding is also clearly visible, though the North Eastern slo...
by mikemeg
Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 203
Views: 27859

Re: Some North Eastern Locomotive Builds

One of the 'round tuits' which I leave lying around and which can accumulate alarmingly, is the fitting of sand pipes. I don't know why I leave these because they normally take very little time to fashion and fit. But I do. So today, I decided to gather up the round tuits and actually do some; I do ...

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