Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds

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Re: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds

Postby mikemeg » Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:27 am

LONDON ROAD MODELS LNER B16/1

With the addition of brakes, footplate steps, mechanical lubricators, then this second build of the London Road Models B16/1 kit is nearing completion. After the addition of the cab handrails, steam reverser, brake linkage, more cab details, etc. then both B16/1 models will be painted in British Railways mixed traffic lined black and then suitably weathered.

I think this London Road Models kit does capture the essence of these locomotives very well, though this kit is not for the inexperienced builder.

Big and heavy they certainly were; smelly and noisy they could be; dirty and unkempt oft times they were but they were lovely things these steam locomotives!

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Postby mikemeg » Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:35 am

And when the B16/1's are done, then I have this to finish painting.

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Mike
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Postby mikemeg » Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:03 pm

Another painting, which is very much born of a railway heritage, is this one, done a few years ago. Based on a 1934 LMS Railway poster, this one is called 'Evening Sailing' and portrays the LMS Railway's SS Picard setting sail from Tilbury for Dunkerque on a cold clear winter's evening, borne on a sea of light.

Now back to the locomotives!

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Re: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds

Postby Steve Carter » Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:00 pm

mikemeg wrote:Now back to the locomotives!

Cheers

Mike


I hope you are OK Mike? I do enjoy you postings, how are things progressing?

Stay safe

Steve
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Re: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds

Postby mikemeg » Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:11 am

Steve Carter wrote:
mikemeg wrote:Now back to the locomotives!

Cheers

Mike


I hope you are OK Mike? I do enjoy you postings, how are things progressing?

Stay safe

Steve


Hi Steve,

I'm not sure whether I mentioned, on this site, that I was moving house and consequently much of my modelling equipment - tools, components, etc. - was packed into boxes, so effectively stopping any modelling activities.

Anyway, whether I did or not, I managed to move house just over a week ago - March 23rd; on the last day before the Government ordered our lockdown. Good timing or what? Well, I must admit it was 'or what'; just very good luck.

So now I am busy unpacking all of the various containers containing the modelling equipment, parts, etc. Also taking the opportunity to de-clutter some of the accumulated 'this might come in useful' collection and generally rationalise the 'hobbies room'. Some folk know this activity as tidying!!

Anyway, here's a photo of a half completed LNER T1 4-8-0 tank - a 52F Models product - now awaiting the building of its chassis. When I bought this kit, I bought an additional chassis etch which was used to update my scratch built T1. I also managed to find a Mashima 1628 motor, which I didn't now I had, in unused condition, so this will power the second T1, along with a High Level 120 : 1 gearbox and the largest flywheel that can be accommodated within the loco superstructure.

So, for anyone wondering where I've been then the explanation is above and I'm afraid you're going to have to put up with me for at least another year as I've just renewed my membership!!

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Re: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds

Postby Daddyman » Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:24 am

Good to have you back, Mike, and the T1 is looking impressive.

A question if I may: do you ever have the problem when using Gibson P4 wheels of the axles being too short, particularly on wheels for ex-NER locos? On one set I have, when set to the correct back to back, the axle is about 1mm too short.

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Re: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds

Postby Steve Carter » Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:07 pm

mikemeg wrote:
Steve Carter wrote:
mikemeg wrote:Now back to the locomotives!

Cheers

Mike


I hope you are OK Mike? I do enjoy you postings, how are things progressing?

Stay safe

Steve


So, for anyone wondering where I've been then the explanation is above and I'm afraid you're going to have to put up with me for at least another year as I've just renewed my membership!!

Cheers


Hi Mike, welcome back to the Forum :thumb

It was good to talk the other day, it brought back good memories of my time at Stewart’s Lane.

Thank you for renewing your membership, it is, as are all renewals, very much appreciated.

Take care and stay safe.

All the best

Steve

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Re: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds

Postby Dave Holt » Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:24 pm

Daddyman,
I've certainly had Gibson wheels (not LNER types) where the axle is slightly short, but not by the amount mentioned. I wonder if you've been supplied with the wrong items? A call to Colin might be worthwhile.
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Postby Daddyman » Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:52 am

Dave Holt wrote:Daddyman,
I've certainly had Gibson wheels (not LNER types) where the axle is slightly short, but not by the amount mentioned. I wonder if you've been supplied with the wrong items? A call to Colin might be worthwhile.
Dave.


Thanks for your help, Dave. The 1mm was a guess and - it turns out - an exaggeration: they're probably only 0.5 too short, but look awful.

The axles are 22.5-ish, the same as those in an unopened pack of the same wheels, so there doesn't seem to be a mix-up on Colin's part. But I have another set of wheels which (measured with a Vernier through the plastic packaging) are 23mm-ish; those would be a better fit. My worry is that the bosses on the ones where the axle is short are too pronounced and I'll have to faff around removing the crankpins and skimming the faces off the bosses. Or as you say, ring Colin, but he always sounds so inundated.

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Re: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds

Postby Horsetan » Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:57 pm

Daddyman wrote:
Dave Holt wrote:Daddyman,
I've certainly had Gibson wheels (not LNER types) where the axle is slightly short, but not by the amount mentioned. I wonder if you've been supplied with the wrong items? A call to Colin might be worthwhile.
Dave.


Thanks for your help, Dave. The 1mm was a guess and - it turns out - an exaggeration: they're probably only 0.5 too short, but look awful.

The axles are 22.5-ish, the same as those in an unopened pack of the same wheels, so there doesn't seem to be a mix-up on Colin's part. But I have another set of wheels which (measured with a Vernier through the plastic packaging) are 23mm-ish; those would be a better fit. My worry is that the bosses on the ones where the axle is short are too pronounced and I'll have to faff around removing the crankpins and skimming the faces off the bosses. Or as you say, ring Colin, but he always sounds so inundated.


Alternatively, when you're satisfied as to the axle length that you want, send in an order to Ultrascale. They're always turning out axles anyway, so you may receive them quicker than the current three months. And they'll have the ends rounded off to make it easier to insert into the wheel centre.
That would be an ecumenical matter.

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Re: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds

Postby Flymo748 » Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:23 pm

Daddyman wrote:Or as you say, ring Colin, but he always sounds so inundated.


David,

I've copied this from a posting to the EMGS forum yesterday:

"...talking of Gibson, this is a good time to contact Colin and order those bits you know will be needed soon. This is because instead of the old outgoing message telling you he will ring back, you are very likely to get through first time. Colin is very grateful for any orders as he and his good wife need the income with four major shows having been cancelled.".

As with supporting other small suppliers during this difficult time, it sounds like it would be a rewarding call in many ways.

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Re: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds

Postby Daddyman » Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:02 pm

Thanks to both of you. I did check AGW's website and they do have a Covid-19 message, but that just makes him sound more inundated than ever! The other thing was I didn't want to just ring to tell him his axles were the wrong length, but there's nothing else I need.

But anyway in the meantime a kind Society member has offered me some axles of the correct length.

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Re: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds

Postby Philip Hall » Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:14 pm

My solution is just to cut new axles from 1/8” or 3mm steel rod. I turn them to exact length in the lathe, but it almost as easy to use hacksaw and file.

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Re: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds

Postby Daddyman » Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:33 am

Thanks. That's a plan-b for the future.


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