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You will not defeat me!

Posted by RedgateModels , 21 November 2017 - * * * * * · 324 views

Well, after taking a break (and a little shopping at Wycrail) I have revisited the Yellow Peril and this time it was successful :) 
The 1mm copper wire was first shaped and checked against the dome until I was happy. A flat filed in the side and 0.5mm hole drilled through. 0.45mm brass wire soldered in place and the joint cleaned up.  
I then cu...


Setbacks and Progress

Posted by RedgateModels , 19 October 2017 - - - - - - · 427 views

OK, safe to say my first attempt at the steam pipework for Yellow Peril didn't go to plan last night! 
drilled the 0.5mm hole (only one broken drill) and soldered the 0.45mm wire in place. Started forming the copper wire to shape and the thing snapped where the 0.5mm hole was drilled :( 
I've started again this time shaping the 1mm wire first bu...


Fiddly, very Fiddly

Posted by RedgateModels , 18 October 2017 - - - - - - · 443 views

And so to the steam pipe to the cab from the dome for Yellow Peril.
After studying two photos it is clear that there is some form of steam cock with a handwheel connected to lagged piping coming from the dome.    So 1mm wire, drilled 0.4mm on the end with 0.3mm wire soldered in, then the smallest hand wheel from an 00 mse point rodding set s...


Yellow Peril for Summat?

Posted by RedgateModels , 12 September 2017 - * * * * * · 428 views

Ahead of Summat's date with the public in March I've started fettling the RMweb Austerity. 
First off couplings. Off to with the front pocket and the hook removed from the rear tension lock. Home made 3 links held in place on the DJM hooks with a spot of Cyano. Done :) 
Real coal added to the bunker and it looks like the crew have been careless...



Posted by RedgateModels , 05 September 2017 - - - - - - · 363 views

Wow, last update was a long time ago LOL 
Summat will be dusted off again for the 10th Anniversary Mansfield Show in March next year and I'm thinking about giving it a bit of a refresh. I've always had a plan to add another turnout with a stub siding up to the loco coal staithe to hold the colliery loco coal wagon 
The siding is even in...


New Conveyor

Posted by RedgateModels , 13 September 2012 - - - - - - · 531 views

Been a while since I did anything on Summat but after Wigan I left the long conveyor on the parcel shelf in the Scooby and the sun got to it. Half of the plastic deformed like a banana :O

These sections of the Walthers kit were kindly donated to me by a couple of RMwebbers as I'd already used the large conveyor from my kit to run to the road hopper....


Boston Show

Posted by RedgateModels , 19 September 2011 - - - - - - · 280 views

This weekend gone was Summat Colliery's first time out since the Member's Day in July and what a great weekend it was.

The show was held in Stickney Village Hall in Lincolnshire and just at the edge of my limit for a show without accommodation, so it was an early start and quite a few miles under my belt in the Scooby (not all bad then ;) )



Exchange Visit?

Posted by RedgateModels , 28 January 2011 - - - - - - · 267 views

Thnaks to LN Lancs I now have the possibilty of an Anglo-French exchange on Summat Colliery this year

Should raise a few eyebrows and it makes the Crosti look stylish :lol:


Getting to the Point

Posted by RedgateModels , 08 November 2010 - - - - - - · 804 views

Following a shopping trip at Wycrail 10 a Peco SL-E191 short radius point and a pack of PL-9 mounting bases hit the workbench.

So last night whilst watching TV I prepped the point before fitting it to the layout (a bit of a first). The pic below shows what I do to all electrofrogs, nothing new, it's all in the accompanying leaflet, apart from the...


What about another siding?

Posted by RedgateModels , 05 October 2010 - - - - - - · 305 views

At the Mickleover show it occurred to me that a short siding running up to the end of the coaling stage would

  • Provide somewhere to store the Colliery "loco coal" wagon
  • Fill a space that is a bit empty that has been bothering me for a while

So if I ripped up the shed road up to somewhere next to the coaling stage and...

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